Save Laurel's Critical Programs

$10,573 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 10 months
Laurel Elementary community and friends,

Our school needs your help.

There's a budget crisis at Oakland Unified School District, forcing Laurel to cut $64,000 from this year's school budget -- roughly $121 per student.

These cuts will happen in the next few weeks and will affect all Laurel students. We are at risk of losing essential and much-loved staff and programs like our:

- Librarian
- Computer teacher
- Teaching coach
- Playworks program and coach
- Lincoln Behavioral Services

The Laurel PTA is asking that we as a community come together to raise the money to save our critical programs and services.

You can help.  

Please give what you can. Please ask your family, friends, neighbors, local businesses, and others in your circle to support our school.

Together, as a community, we can save the programs that help make Laurel amazing.

Thank you,
Katy Givler, Laurel PTA President
and the Laurel PTA Board

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Dear Friends,

Thank you again for your incredible generosity! We never imagined we’d raise close to $10,000 in just a couple of months to support critical programs at Laurel Elementary.

First an update. Our principal and School Site Council (a group of parents who co-develop the school budget) have decided to use these funds to help keep our excellent and beloved librarian on contract through the end of the school year. She’s a huge part of our children’s school experience, and we’re thrilled that these dollars will help keep her among the shelves.

And now the call to action. We need to raise at least $5,000 more to fully fund the position through the end of the year. If you’ve already donated, consider spreading the word to friends, neighbors and family. If you haven’t donated, consider a contribution of any size.

Together, we can save the programs that make Laurel amazing.

Again, our deepest thanks. We're lucky to have you as part of our community!

Warm regards,
Katy Givler, Laurel PTA President 
and the Laurel PTA Board
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$10,573 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Laurel Elementary PTA
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