About the EEF at Mission Estancia Elementary
The Encinitas Educational Foundation at Mission Estancia (EEF at ME) is the fundraising organization that supports the Enrichment Program at Mission Estancia. The Enrichment Program consists of Music & Performing Arts, Digital Literacy, and Science Enrichment. These 3 programs make up the Rotation Wheel. Students engage in the Rotation Wheel once each week to take advantage of the educational opportunities provided in these classrooms. The EEF at ME specifically raises funds to pay the Enrichment teachers’ salaries.
What is EEF at ME?
EEF at ME stands for Encinitas Educational Foundation at Mission Estancia. The foundation is a chapter of the greater Encinitas Educational Foundation that was created to ensure our kids receive the best possible education by adding to the educational opportunites the students are receiving in the stadard classroom cirriculum.
What does EEF at ME pay for?
EEF at ME pays for the Enrichment Program by providing vital funds for teachers’ salaries. The Enrichment Program at Mission Estancia adds to educational opportunities our students receive at school. The Enrichment Program enhances the learning by adding to the standard curriculum. The Enrichment teachers are full-time fully credentialed teachers who specialize in the subject they teach.
This year our children benefit from:
- Science Enrichment Teacher
- Music & Performing Arts Teacher
- Digital Literacy Teacher
- Mini grants for all ME teachers
Who decides how money raised by EEF at ME is spent?
Each year, the Mission Estancia School Site Council develops a plan and budget to allocate the supplemental funds the EEF at ME raises through parent contributions. This board is comprised of administrators, teachers and parents. Their focus is to provide our children with the best education possible. Every child benefits from our funded programs.
How does EEF at ME fundraise?
Our primary fundraiser is the Fall Fund Drive. We ask each family to fully to donate to the EEF at ME during this time. One half of EEF at ME funds are raised during the Fall Fund Drive – Please give generously!
In addition, we fundraise through other events throughout the year. Other events this year wil include;
Mom’s Night Out – October 7th
Pancake Breakfast – November 20th
Great Gatsby Casino Night – April 29th
Ongoing ME Restaurant Nights
How can our family donate?
- Donate online with your credit card
- Swipe your credit card at the EEF at ME tables after school during our Fall Fund Drive.
- Write a check and bring it to the school office. Look for the EEF Donation Box. Envelopes are available by the box.
What is The Rotation Wheel?
Once a week, each grade level goes on rotation with 3 subject-specific Enrichment Teachers. While students are “On The Wheel,” their classroom teachers are available for teacher collaboration & planning.
How is the EEF different from the PTA?
The EEF at ME and the PTA work closely together to ensure our students get the best education our community can provide. As mentioned above, the EEF at ME raises important funds to support the salaries of our Enrichment Program teachers. The PTA raises funds for class and school supplies (such as computers and PE equipment), and other academic programs (such as MARE and Gold Rush). Here is an easy way to differentiate between the two organizations: the EEF pays for people, the PTA pays for programs. Both of these groups will require your support in order to ensure that our students continue to benefit from supplemental programs that greatly enrich their academic experience.
How can my business help? Are there corporate sponsorship opportunities?
We welcome EEF at ME corporate partners! Please contact us for information about event sponsorship, donations, and advertising. Email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org