WHAT'S NEW

Reading Power is here!

Reading Power is a fun two-week Read-a-thon that encourages the love of reading and raises money for your school. Students log the amount of time they read and collect pledges from friends and extended family to raise money for your school through SchoolForce, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public Schools Foundation.

Last year, Belmont-Redwood Shores students read 2.5 million minutes to raise $324,000 to support their schools! Money raised during Reading Power benefits EVERY student in our school district by supporting literacy in many ways, including librarians, reading specialists, and many other enrichment staff and programs this year.

Questions? For more information, check out the Reading Power page or email: readingpower@schoolforce.org.

We thank you in advance for your family's participation in Reading Power!


SchoolForce Annual Event – One HOT Havana Night

Grab your fedoras and put on your best island wear, join SchoolForce on March 30th, 2018 for One Hot Night in Havana, if you dare. There will be dinner, dancing, an auction and a casino too. It’s all to support our schools, and we couldn’t do it without you. Consider becoming an Event Sponsor or donating an item for the auction catalog. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact: events@schoolforce.org.


Annual Giving Campaign

SchoolForce, your district's educational foundation, is more important than ever, providing BRSSD a supplemental fund to carry forward library staffing, music specialists, science specialists and reading specialists! SchoolForce's Annual Giving campaign runs from November through the end of June, to raise money for next school year. SchoolForce fundraises throughout the school year toward our goal of raising $2 million this 2017-18 year to make a difference for the students in all of our BRSSD schools. We ask you to:

• Make your annual donation of $1500 per student (or as much as you can afford) by June 30, 2018. Annual donations include all sources of giving, including corporate match, and may be spread across monthly payments.
• Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!



BRSSD - Facing Funding Uncertainty

In early November, town hall meetings where held in the school district to educate families about the Future Funding Uncertainty in Belmont-Redwood Shores Schools.
The Challenge: Our district continues to perform well, but we are facing program cuts in2018 and even greater cuts in 20198. Local revenues have not kept pace with our enrollment growth and BRSSD’s per student funding is now below the already low state average, and this gap continues to grow. This presentation covers enrollment, funding, and best solutions. Click here to see the full presentation and understand the issues behind funding uncertainty in our district.


Thank You - $1.72M Raised for This School Year!!!

MANY MANY thanks to all of the families who donated last year, totaling $1.72 million!!! This will allow SchoolForce to continue to fund vital staff and programs in the 2017–2018 school year.

Since our inception, SchoolForce has enriched our children’s education by funding:
  • Science Specialists
  • School Libraries
  • Music Teachers & Instruments
  • Middle School After-School Sport Programs
  • Reading Specialists
  • Classroom Laptops and Tablets

When we say thank you for your support, SchoolForce speaks for the thousands of students each year who benefit from a well-rounded education made possible by your donations. With each simple "thank you," we hope you will know that your contribution makes a deep and lasting impact on the lives of many, including your own student.

To all our PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE donors – THANK YOU for supporting SchoolForce! YOUR donations make it possible!

Who we are
SchoolForce is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure an exceptional education for the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. With your help, we raised money to retain vital programs in our district. Learn more...
Why are these funds needed?
Prop. 13 dramatically changed the way California public schools are financed. Per-pupil spending in California once ranked among the top 5 states in the nation -- today we rank 47th. This adversely impacts our children and our economy. Learn more...
How you can help
Whether you’re a parent, community member, or local business, there are lots of ways to help. Donate, attend a fundraiser, contribute items to our auction, patronize our sponsor businesses, or volunteer your talents! Learn more...