The Friends of Farallone View Parent Teacher Organization's (FOFPTO) mission is to enrich the educational experience of children at Farallone View Elementary School and foster a sense of community. We are a group of parent volunteers dedicated to providing the best possible experience to Farallone View students, teachers and staff.
We fund a variety of enrichment programs for students including science, art, and physical education classes, along with special programs in the performing arts like opera and the annual Farallone View talent show. The largest portion of our operating budget goes directly to teacher and staff salaries for these programs. Other student enrichment opportunities funded and managed by the PTO include school assemblies like Lion Dancers for Lunar New Year, a BMX bicycle safety presentation, and assemblies focused on local plants and animals. We organize book swaps and support school events like Continent Day and March Reading Madness. We present Oceans Week annually, a week long event that combines hands on science activities, the arts, and a strong focus on sustainability. Oceans Week concludes with the annual “recycled art show,” in which students create ocean animals from recycled materials and then add them to a large school wide art installation. This year we have also led the efforts to revitalize Farallone View’s outdoor classroom, working to create a space where teachers and students can learn and explore together in the natural world.
The FOFPTO also supports the larger Farallone View community. We provide teacher stipends for classroom materials and other supplies. We support community-focused events like the annual holiday bazaar, outdoor movie nights and other opportunities to bring coastside families together.
Your donation to the Farallone View PTO during Coastside Gives is deeply appreciated and helps us continue providing exciting, enriching opportunities to coastside children.
Our child is thriving at Farallone View, not only because of the awesome principal, teachers and staff, but also thanks to the enrichment opportunities provided by the PTO. He is deeply passionate about science thanks to his weekly science class. He’s inspired by events like the school opera, the spelling bee, the Lion Dancer assembly and Oceans Week. He loves being in the outdoor classroom gardening and studying nature. He often tells us, “I love school,” and the efforts of the PTO have done a great deal to foster and sustain that love.
- Kristi & Bill Hollars