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Tax ID #: 94-3390401


2200 Holbrook Drive

Danville, CA 94506

(925) 855-2800

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13

January 17

February 21

March 21

April 25

May 16


All meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Staff Lounge unless otherwise noted.

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Sycamore Valley Shark Fund is an affiliate of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

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Sycamore Funding Priorities Survey - April 2018

Thank you to those who responded to our recent parent survey. We received 194 completed surveys, both online and in hard copy. With a current family count of 445, this represents an approximately 43% response rate among Sycamore families.


Click here to see a summary of survey results: Sycamore Parent Survey Results_042518.pdf.


The Shark Fund Board reviewed survey findings at our April meeting, and is continuing to discuss feedback with parents, the administration, and our teachers. These discussions will help inform the Board's development and approval of a preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year. Any parents interested in participating and sharing their views are encouraged to attend Shark Fund's final Board meeting of the year on May 16th at 6:30pm. This meeting will include a budget vote, as well as election of incoming Board members for next year.


Thank you for your interest in Shark Fund! Shark Fund is a 100% parent funded, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing each student with programs that enhance the quality of education they receive at Sycamore. Shark Fund donations consist of parent donations, corporate matches, business givebacks, and auction funds raised in partnership with PTA that help support over $300,000 in critical staff, programs and resources every year.


Shark Fund invests in the following programs:

  • Trained Paraeducators in every classroom (7-8 hours/week, supporting K-5th grade classes working with students individually and in small groups)
  • Teacher on Special Assignment, supporting principal and teachers with curriculum development, enrichment programs, standardized testing, and more
  • 75% of the Librarian's salary, enabling weekly classroom visits for all students
  • Reading Intervention for grades K-5
  • Art Instruction for all grades (7 lessons/classroom)
  • Progressive technology program supporting 21st Century teaching and learning
  • Physical Education class for Kindergartners (twice per week, to enable small group instruction)
  • Staff Training and Professional Development (teacher release time)
  • Supplemental Office Hours to support Sycamore's community (medical, attendance, clerical, communications)
  • Rainbow Room to provide social development support for K-3 students


These programs are possible thanks to generous donations from parents and volunteers. Sycamore has been recognized as a California Gold Ribbon school, and your support ensures your students stay on top. Thank you again for your support!


Thank you for making a difference in your child's education by donating today! Each and every donation makes a difference and Together We Are Shark Fund!

2016-2017 Shark Fund Board

Shark Fund Classroom Investments

How does your Shark Fund donation benefit your child?

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To provide resources to maximize the educational experiences of each and every student at Sycamore Valley Elementary School.

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Shark Fund's suggested donation is $400 per student for the 2017-2018 school year to support ongoing programs.

This voluntary donation is one of the lowest in the district and is due to the high participation rate of Sycamore families who contribute to Shark Fund each year. 

2017-2018 Shark Fund Board Members

Sally Allen, President

OPEN, Vice President

Cassy Eriksson, Secretary

Adrianne Lee, Treasurer

Danielle McKayFinancial Secretary

Jeff Aitken, Corporate Match Program

Julie Baeta, Events

Jill Bowyer, Faculty Representative

Lisa GrossPTA Representative

Jenny Moreno, Publicity

Cher Situm, Principal

Meg Stasch, Business Development

Christine WhiteAuditor


2017-2018 Meeting Minutes

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