Where Discovery Finds Support
Through donations and volunteering, the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) can continue to inspire kids to grow and thrive in science, technology, research, engineering, arts, math, (STREAM) and supplemental physical education.
Many San Diego companies will match your donation. To find out if your company is one of them, contact your Human Resources department. If they don’t offer corporate matching, perhaps mention past corporate participants to see if your company will consider joining the list.
DISCOVERY STARTS HERE, WITH US—FOR OUR KIDS. WE OFFER MANY WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE:
Parent Donors/Annual Fund Drive
These gifts can be made as:
• Outright gifts
• Gifts of securities and other appreciated assets
• Gifts of real estate
• Charitable trusts
• Gifts of life insurance
Tax and Audit Information
Annual Audit Reports
Our annual audit is conducted by Christy White Associates, a professional accountancy corporation. The findings are also reviewed by the SBSF Audit Committee and presented to the Board of Directors for approval each year.
The SBSF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, tax ID 33-0206854, located at 309 N. Rios Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075.
For our Articles of Incorporation and IRS Letter of Determination, please contact Patti Malmuth at (858) 794-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minutes will be available throughout the year. Please check back.
Site President Docs
For our different formatted logos, please contact Cara Cadden at email@example.com
Annual Fund Drive Docs
Events and Fundraising Docs
Board Policies and Procedures
We can always use volunteers with finance, marketing, public relations, business development, and board governance/nominating experience.
If you think you can help, please contact the appropriate Committee Chairperson:
This committee oversees SBSF expenditures and provides specifics on the annual budget.
If you are interested in working on this committee, please contact Patti Malmuth at (858) 794-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This committee identifies and seeks support for SBSF from the community.
Marketing/Public Relations Committee
This committee promotes the SBSF through marketing and communications.
School Site Development Committee
This committee includes the SBSF Site Presidents who make decisions and recommendations to facilitate a successful Annual Fund Drive and school fundraising events. Interested? Contact your Site President. »
This committee provides ongoing review and recommendations, and recruits qualified candidates to enhance the quality of the Board.
For more information about possible opportunities, please contact Patti Malmuth at (858) 794-7180 or email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Please review these commonly asked ones. If you don’t see your answers here, please feel free to contact us.
What is the SBSF?
Who runs the SBSF?
Does my PTA contribution go toward the SBSF?
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What is STREAM?
Over three years, the SBSF will fund Discovery Labs and classrooms with an innovative STREAM curriculum in:
• Science, using next-generation science standards and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum to support inquiry-based and Design Thinking instruction that helps students identify problems; research, generate, test, and refine ideas; and communicate findings.
• Technology, teaching computer coding, video editing, multimedia presentations, and graphic design to help students create content, publish work, and connect globally while practicing digital citizenship. Currently, our classrooms provide iPads for students and our computer labs use up-to-date desktops and software.
• Research, using Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to guide instruction that helps students ethically gain, share, apply, and create knowledge, draw conclusions, and make informed decisions.
• Engineering, using PLTW curriculum that helps students apply knowledge, identify problems and unique solutions, and lead their own learning. Discover our current programs.
• Arts, applying basic elements of art including color, line, shape, form, and texture to help students understand mediums and contributions from masters of art. This area also uses technology to support digital arts and photography, and Orff-Schulwerk instruments and other approaches to support music and performing arts.
• Math, incorporating the recent shifts of: Greater focus on fewer topics; Coherence: Linking topics and thinking across grades; and Rigor: Pursuing conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and fluency, and application with equal intensity. This area also uses the Eight Mathematical Practice Standards.