The Power of Education Inside & Outside the Classroom


Last November, 324 grades K-5, Coolidge Elementary School students were treated to a Mobile Dairy Classroom presentation courtesy of the Dairy Council of California.

The program integrates Language Arts, Math, and Science as well as providing a visually stimulating experience that allows for students to get up close and personal with the cow as well as local agriculture ambassadors. This furthers students’ understanding of how milk is processed from cow to container.

In the Primary presentation, students learned new vocabulary, anatomy of a cow, how milk goes from the cow to the refrigerator, and the importance of agriculture and a healthy diet and exercise. In the Intermediate presentation, in addition to the above, students discovered the ruminant digestive system and the agricultural technology used in the making of different foods from milk.

Providing students with hands on learning experiences inside & outside of the classroom? We say YES!!

SEF Provides $1,000 in Grant Awards in Support of Literacy

SEF’s Fall Reading Challenge Continues to Make a Positive Impact!

Recently SEF provided 2,087 students on all 5 elementary sites 3 books, a school pride & spirit reading reminder wristband and a student-designed bookmark. We’re excited to continue the momentum!!

We are proud to announce the following classroom and school site winners of SEF’s Fall Reading Challenge. It’s also our honor to provide each of the recipients with grant awards to purchase books for their classrooms and school site library respectively.

McKinley Elementary School Site Library – $500.00
Ms. Julia Constable’s First Grade (Coolidge) – $100.00
Ms. Paula Reid’s Kindergarten (McKinley) – $100.00
Ms. Christina Esparza’s Third Grade (Roosevelt) – $100.00
Ms. Tammy Shimazu’s First Grade (Washington) – $100.00
Ms. Ingid Lin’s Kindergarten (Wilson) –  $100.00

SEF Supporting Literacy and Children’s Positive Academic Outcomes? We say YES!!


SEF Brings The Music Center to McKinley

The Educational Foundation is excited to bring another incredible Music Center performance to our elementary schools. Brass Pacifica, five talented musicians showcasing brass instruments, will perform for all of the McKinley students on Friday, January 19th. Donate now to help SEF continue these programs.




SGUSD Students at the SG Mission Playhouse

Students from the 5 SGUSD elementary schools and Jefferson Middle School spent the morning at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on Friday, April 28th. They enjoyed a private performance of Jornada! arranged and funded by SEF. For many it was their first time inside the Mission Playhouse. Your SEF donations do make a difference!