Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns to benefit Rancho Santa Fe School


RSF-ED-logo1-284x300The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns Sept. 26. All families are encouraged to contribute “Your Share” in support of a world-class education for their children at R. Roger Rowe School during Red Envelope Friday.

Making a contribution is easy! On Sept. 26, volunteers will be at drop off and pick up lines at the school collecting pledge forms and contributions. Also, red boxes will be located at the office and around campus where parents and family members can drop their contributions. Online contributions are also accepted at All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Pledges for future contributions are encouraged and accepted if payment cannot be made by Sept. 26.

R. Roger Rowe, A Truly Extraordinary School

This year, the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation is committed to raising $1.3 million, plus $30,000 in operating expenses, to enhance the school’s operating budget, providing a superior education for all students. While this funding impacts almost every facet of the school district, support for the school is concentrated in three areas:

•Small class sizes: R. Roger Rowe School classrooms have an average of 18 students compared to 32 in most public schools

•Focused academics: Funding provides for specialists in the areas of science, Spanish, math, athletics, art, music, drama and technology. In addition, the school has fully accredited literacy coaches

•Robust enrichment: Programs include Oceans Week, Science Discovery Day, Tech 21 Science Lab, Robotics, and Kind To The Core

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Give With Your Heart

On average, it costs $13,871 to educate each child at R. Roger Rowe School, comparable to the cost of a private school. The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual grant is what makes the difference between having 18 or 32 children in each class. The foundation is asking for $1,739 per student and this will cover “Your Share” of what it costs to maintain and enhance the programs and standards of the children’s education.

Join the foundation in the courtyard after school on Sept. 26 to watch the giving thermometer heat up as contributions flow in. Leucadia Pizza and Rita’s Ices will be on hand with tasty treats, and a special guest will be sitting in the dunk tank.

For more information about Red Envelope Friday or to make a contribution, contact the foundation at 858-756-1141 ext. 208 or