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2017-18 President's Letter


Dear Live Oak Families:


Greetings to all our new and returning families at Live Oak! We extend a special welcome to you and look forward to working with all of you this upcoming year. During the 2016-17 year, with the support of our Live Oak Families through Ed Fund, we were able to invest $338,000 into our school and made last year a great success for Live Oak!


What is Live Oak Ed Fund (LOEF)?

Live Oak Ed Fund is a non-profit organization that specifically serves Live Oak Elementary.  We hold various donation drives- Back-to-School Registration, Poker Night, Auction and Gala and Readathon.  Dollars raised are redirected back into the school to supplement and support educational programs that enrich every student at Live Oak.


Your support of Ed Fund is what makes Live Oak a high-performing school. This past year, your Ed Fund donations paid for 10 paras, effectively reduced class-size ratios. Funding paras is Ed Fund’s biggest expense, but also has the greatest impact in the classroom and on YOUR child. Additionally, Live Oak’s innovative STEAM curriculum, technology, Eagles Nest, field trips, high-impact learning experiences, and cutting-edge programs are ONLY possible because of your generous support of the Ed Fund.


This year we are asking each family to donate $495 per student or $895 per family. In addition to the donations we receive at registration, we can also double your Ed Fund donation through employer company match. Check to see if your company has a corporate match program and leverage the dollars your companies match on your behalf.


We need YOUR support at the Registration more than ever. Registration is Ed Fund's largest fundraiser. This year, 2017-2018, our registration will be 100% online, and if we don’t get enough donations, these programs are at risk of being cut:


  • Classroom Para-Educators
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Technology
  • Library
  • Art
  • Vocal Music
  • Science equipment and lab supplies
  • Soul Shoppe, Walk through California, Walk through Revolution, Mission to Mars, literacy, and enrichment
  • Classroom Leveled Libraries
  • Specific Field Trips per grade level


Please remember to donate fully, $485 per student or $895 per family, to Ed Fund when you register online in August. Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the classroom and supports our mission of maintaining and improving the quality of education at Live Oak.

For more information about the Live Oak Ed Fund please visit our website, Thank you for your continued support of Ed Fund!


Yours truly,

Rachel Ratcliff

Live Oak Ed Fund President, 2017-18

Downloadable Letter