Fairburn Avenue Boosters (FAB) is a volunteer, parent-led booster club with a mission to support the students and teachers of Fairburn Avenue Elementary School through community-building activities and fundraising events. From the Fall Festival to Teacher Appreciation week, FAB is there for Fairburn, ensuring the school has the revenue needed to provide vital programs for students not budgeted for by LAUSD. Please watch our (very) short video for an overview of all we do for Fairburn.

In 2016-17 parents raised over $325,000 for Fairburn Elementary School.

Over $200,000 went toward Teacher’s Assistants in the classrooms. TA’s complement and extend the excellent work of our teachers and mitigate the impact of large class sizes. They allow for more one-on-one and small-group teaching. FAB donations last year allowed us to cover the cost of TAs for every Fairburn class. If you’ve ever observed the energy and chaos that ensue when you put 25 kids  together you will understand why this is so critical! This funding also supported a P. E. teacher. What would our mornings be like without Coach Sasha’s Bollywood-style group work-outs?

Over $12,000 supported the purchase of school supplies so our children can have classrooms stocked with the kind of materials they need, from crayons and pencils to glue, paper, and art supplies. Many teachers augment the modest supply budget provided by LAUSD out of their own pockets so it’s critical that we do what we can to make sure the supplies our teachers need for the learning activities and art projects they dream up are covered.

More than $45,000 was spent on computer equipment and technology programs. All Fairburn students spend time in the school’s computer lab and these funds cover instruction, software, a standards-based technology curriculum, equipment, and tech support. Innovative lessons and fun coursework give students the opportunity to sharpen their skills and develop computer literacy, which is critical to their future success… and for capturing rare Pokemon. FYI, Fairburn is a Pokestop.

 

Over $12,500 went toward field trips and educational walkabouts around the globe (well, ok, mostly in LA). How will our children fully understand Jack Kerouac if they're stuck in the classroom? On the road they need to be, and FAB puts them there. To be clear, FAB provides buses.

 

TEXT: FAB to 51555 to receive text notifications of Fairburn events

Fairburn Avenue Boosters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

Fairburn Avenue Boosters (FAB) is a volunteer, parent-led booster club with a mission to support the students and teachers of Fairburn Avenue Elementary School through community-building activities and fundraising events. Please watch our (very) short video for an overview of all we do for Fairburn.

TEXT: FAB to 51555 to receive text notifications of Fairburn events

Fairburn Avenue Boosters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)