EE STARS Foundation knows that teachers and students need our community’s support more than ever. It is our goal to help bridge the gap between what families can provide, what our school district and state funding can support, and what our students immediately need in the classroom.
We aim to ensure equitable distribution of funds raised to support students. We are always open to new ways of raising funds or providing resources to enhance students art, science, technology and reading experiences in the classroom.
As our foundation continues to work towards strengthening our ability to specifically support Edmonds Elementary educators in teaching art, reading and science, we’d hope to meet our students’ families where they are. We invite you to give what you can, when you can -- whether it is contributing to our Class Wish Lists during the holiday season, bidding on item at our Spring Auction or donating any time during the school year. Our goal is not to overwhelm, but rather empower our community to choose when and how it best fits their family to contribute.
If you’ve shown support in any way to EE STARS fundraising efforts, we are genuinely grateful.
The funds raised from our organization offer our teachers and families the extra resources needed to enhance our student’s education and experiences. EE STARS grants have supported field trips, educational enrichment programs and activities, supplies and other learning supports for our EE students and teachers. Click here to learn about STARS awarded grants.
For the 2022-23 school year, we began STARS Class Wish Lists inviting our families to directly donate items from a teacher-curated list to individual classrooms and specialists during the holiday season. In its' inaugural year, STARS was able to support our educators with over 1,000 items valued at approximately $4,000 through STARS Class Wish Lists.
We also organized the STARS Play It Forward Virtual Fundraiser, Mini Auction + Game Night Spring Fundraiser in May 2023, our first large fundraiser since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a 3-week effort of raising money online, our community joined us for a family-friendly in-person fundraiser night for outdoor yard games, bouncy houses, food trucks and a live silent auction resulting in raising nearly $13,000. In years preceding the Covid-19 pandemic, EE STARS has hosted an auction adult spring event that has raised anywhere from $46,000 to $75,000 exclusively for Edmonds Elementary School.
Your involvement helps make our efforts a success. We are always seeking to find more parent engagement, more teacher and community experiences, and continued assistance as we seek to plan an auction or event. Contact us today to get involved or sign up for our newsletter!
Previously Funded by EE STARS
Students and their families get the opportunity to explore science and art topics outside of a school curriculum. A wide range of art and science ideas and topics encourage students to experiment, ask questions and be creative.
Students got hands on experience of making self-portraits out of clay from concept to kiln for a final firing, Art docents then put the tiles onto the wooden background and adding the finishing touches. This mural is displayed by the library.
Scholastic News / Let's Find Out
Teachers use student friendly weekly newspapers for individual and group research as well as discussion starters and literacy development. This helps support the learning of Common Core State Standards.