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“Read-A-Thon” Results Are In!

The 2018 SMFC Ed Foundation Read-A-Thon was a great success with over 870,000 minutes read and $64,000 raised for our TK-5th Grade Elementary Music programs!  That’s $26,000 more than last year!

An enormous thank you to the 12 participating elementary schools and to a generous local bank for matching the fundraising efforts of Foster City Elementary students.

Special acknowledgement to the top five inspirational readers who gathered the highest sponsorships:
Colten S. (Meadow Heights)
Jocelyn S. (Highlands)
Jaxson S. (Foster City Elem.)
Quinn W. (George Hall)
Aeon V. (Beresford)

Last but not least, the Read-A-Thon would not be possible if not for our amazing teachers!
Kudos to our top five classes, each raising well over $1000
College Park: Ms. Tong, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Shi & Ms. Hiraga
Meadow Heights: Ms. Andrews

Thank you for turning pages into dollars!

College Park – $10,554
Foster City – $9,695
Audubon – $5,057
Meadow Heights – $4,961
Fiesta Gardens – $3,476
Laurel – $3,456
George Hall – $3,547
Highlands – $3,289
Parkside – $3,350
Brewer Island – $2,744
San Mateo Park – $2,254
Beresford – $1,518


We want to make sure music is preserved for EVERY student in our district.
Read-A-Thon is an educational, equitable, fun way to raise money for a good cause.



Share your time and talent with us! We are looking for spanish translators, school liaisons, grant writers, middle school athletic liaisons, social media writers (pick your specialty: facebook, twitter, NextDoor, Linked In), marketing material writers (school or business outreach), database administrators and graphic designers.

To join our team, email


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Your investment helps our students realize the benefits of a strong school district. The more we grow, the more we can do for your children!