Short Avenue Elementary
Annual Giving Fund
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Dear Short Avenue Families,

The Annual Giving Campaign is our largest fundraising effort of the year. It is a gimmick-free request. No wrapping paper or candy to buy, we simply ask you to donate what you can to help make Short Avenue the best it can be. Every penny donated is put right back into our kids’ education.

While we won’t be together on campus, FOSA will be assisting Short Avenue and our phenomenal principal, Karen Reynolds, in every way we can. We expect to fund $78,000 in programming to support distance learning, and we have budgeted $50,000 more for a possible return to campus. 

In addition to funding much-needed resources and beloved programs, FOSA also normally hosts some of the most exciting and fun events of the school year, including the Haunted Halloween and Fall Ball, Food Truck Fiestas, Movie Nights, school dances, In ’n’ Out Burger Night, Dolphin Derby, Silent Auction and the Spring Carnival. We don’t know where this year will lead, but we are ever-hopeful that our children will get to enjoy some version of these events. We will be working to craft social events for our kids, whether we are online or socially distant and in person.

None of this would be possible without the continued support of our Short Avenue families. Our goal is to raise $127,000 with 100% participation from our community. Whether that means you’re able to give $5 or $5000, we want our families to know we are in this together. We are a Title One School, so giving what you can for those that can't is huge. It benefits ALL of our children.

How much should I give?

Below are the suggested dollar amounts that the nearby schools are requesting per child:

Coeur d’Alene - $1,250; Walgrove - $1,200; Mar Vista - $1,200; Beethoven - $1500


We are asking each family to consider a donation of $750 per child + $250 for each sibling; however, any amount is welcomed.

Your donation is 100% tax deductible. 

These are OUR KIDS, this is OUR COMMUNITY, and we love OUR SCHOOL. As we like to say around here, WE LOVE SHORT AVENUE!!

We are so thankful for your support!

The FOSA Team