School Programs

MEF funds programs at Green Hills, Lomita Park, Meadows, Taylor, and Spring Valley.

What we fund NOW using last year’s totals:

At the September 5, 2017 School Board meeting, MEF had the privilege to present Millbrae Elementary School District with our community’s donation raised during the 2016-2017 school year: $384,444. This is the largest donation that we have ever been able to give to the school district!

Because of YOUR support, Millbrae students explore the worlds of music and technology with skilled educators. All elementary students have music class, and 5th graders can learn to play band instruments. All elementary students have technology class, and middle school students and teachers have extensive tech exposure and coaching through the onsite media lab. Taylor has reinstated early-morning small ensemble and orchestral music instruction. Classroom teachers use increased professional development time to build interdisciplinary and collaborative programming to deepen our students’ learning.

Now, we ask you to help grow our vision!

MEF partners with your PTA or PTO and Millbrae Elementary School District to help make sure that every Millbrae student has access to enrichment programming. Our district is currently the lowest-funded elementary district in San Mateo County. It is up to our community to make sure that Millbrae students get the education they deserve! Help us imagine the possibilities, and then make them a reality.

Just imagine if your child had…

  • More Arts enrichment
  • More Physical Education to help with focus during academics and build healthy lifestyles
  • More and deeper enrichment in science, technology, engineering and math, to help build curiosity and skills to boost success academically and in the future workforce

These kinds of programming and more are all possibilities…if we have the funding we need to provide them.

Our 2017-2018 fundraising goal is $500,000 – so that we can expand the enrichment available to students in Millbrae and take another step closer to providing our students with the very best education we possibly can!

MEF-Funded Teachers

Field Trip Scholarship with $4,000 Contribution by MEF

Vision and Purpose of Scholarship… with increasing enrollment and with increased costs many more or of our sixth grade families desire scholarships, full or partial, to help make it possible for our lower income students to attend the benchmark event Outdoor Education each year. This contribution makes it possible for us to never have to say “no” to a student who desires to attend this event, but cannot afford to. In addition to parent donations, this five day excursion is supported only by a grant from the Kelly Shea Gallo Foundation, a grant that we cannot be for sure will be bestowed upon us each year going forward.

Field Trip Standards Alignment… with the need for social emotional support becoming increasingly evident as critical to students’ academic success, students greatly benefit from the orientation toward building relationships with their peers and the purpose with which students leave Outdoor Education, in addition to the practical science, environmental, creative arts, and food sustainability they come away from having experienced. With these scholarships, we can ensure ALL students are able to attend whose parents desire this, and we accomplish the task of not having participation falling along socioeconomic lines. Lastly, the connectedness to self, peers, and to academic studies students experience and return with is invaluable.

In 2017-2018, roughly 30 students will benefit from full or partial scholarships up to $385.

Barry TsaiSchool Programs