What is FAB?

Fairburn Avenue Boosters (FAB) is a volunteer, parent-led booster club with a mission to support the students and teachers of Fairburn Avenue Elementary School through community-building activities and fundraising events. From the Fall Festival to Teacher Appreciation week, FAB is there for Fairburn, ensuring the school has the revenue needed to provide vital programs for students not budgeted for by LAUSD. Please watch our (very) short video for an overview of all we do for Fairburn.

FAB has an all-volunteer Board of Directors that plans and manages the annual fundraising and community events at our school. These efforts, however, are only successful when we have support from our entire parent body. Our school relies heavily on generous donations of money and time from parents. The funds raised by FAB go directly to support the enrichment of classroom instruction, programs and activities, as well as the purchase of supplies and equipment.

All parents of Fairburn students are expected to volunteer their time in support of the school. Most volunteering opportunities are on hold until we return to campus but we need Room Parents for each classroom.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email the Room Parent Coordinator, Martha Gonzalez, at fabroomparents@gmail.com.

FAB Parent Meetings

Join us at our upcoming FAB parent meetings to find out how you can get involved. This fall, meetings will be virtual since we cannot meet at the school. A Zoom link will be circulated prior to the meeting and all meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

  • August 26, 2020

  • September 30, 2020

  • October 28, 2020

  • December 9, 2020

  • February 3, 2021

  • March 24, 2021

  • April 28, 2021

  • May 26, 2021

Fundraising for Fairburn Avenue Elementary School

It’s a reality that funds from LAUSD do not cover some very basic needs. We are fortunate that our generous parent community steps up to fill the funding gap to provide critical enhancements in support of instruction and learning at Fairburn. The majority of our funding is raised during our Annual Pledge Drive, which is held in the fall.

In 2019-20 the Fairburn community raised over $400,000 to continue the great work of our school. Here is a link to our budget for 2019-20.

These funds were used to provide classroom, art and gardening supplies, PE equipment and to underwrite critical programs and staffing, including supplies and equipment.

While there is uncertainty about what the 2020-21 school year will look like, we must continue to support mission-critical needs, whether our kids are learning remotely or in the classroom, if permitted.  Among other things, FAB intends to fund:

  • • Teacher’s Aides (TAs) to provide small-group work and focused attention for students.
  • • Differentiation Teacher to support diverse learning styles and abilities in grades 3-5.
  • • PE Coach to create a virtual PE program for all Fairburn students.
  • • Virtual learning apps and programs to complement and support classwork.

FAB Board 2020-21

FAB Board of Directors:

Co-Presidents: Sima Bosnjakovic & Martha Gonzalez

Vice President: Robin Butler

Co-Vice Presidents Fundraising: Barbara Bridges Tasco, Alissa Mafrice & Michelle Yu Assous (Banners)

Co-Vice Presidents of Staffing and Student Support: Aditya Eammani

Co-Vice President of Communications:  Haley McIntosh & Liz Bennett

Co-Treasurers: Donna Pedraza & Suzanne Neuman

Co-Secretaries:  Mou Chatterjee & Karine Bernous

Vice-President At Large/Advisory: Mariana Flynn

Board Adjacent Positions:

Room Parent Coordinators: Michelle Yu Assous & Viet Hwang

Fairwear: Megan Weiner & Robin Butler

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Annual Budget

The 2021-22 budget will be drafted in August/September and posted once it has been vetted and approved by Fairburn school administrators and Fairburn parents.