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 2020

FAB Board of Directors:

Co-Presidents: Mariana Flynn and Rachel Davidson

Co-Vice Presidents Fundraising: Alissa Mafrice and Barbara Bridges Tasco

Co-Vice Presidents of Staffing and Student Support: Megan Weiner and Robin Butler

Co-Vice President of Communications:  Kara Kirk and Haley McIntosh

Co-Vice Presidents for Events: Sima Bosnjakovic and Bryce Ozur

Co-Treasurers: Suzanne Neuman and Colleen Mun

Co-Secretaries:  Shilpa Baweja and Mou Chatterjee

Vice-President At Large: Charlie Stickney

FAB Committees

FAB Committees/Committee Chairs

Ice Cream Welcome Mixer: Wendy Richmond

Taste of Fairburn: Martha Gonzalez

Fall Festival: Sima Bosnjacovic, Bryce Ozur

Career Day: Alice Young, Haley McIntosh

Valentines Grams: Wendy Richmond, Ling Huang

Spring Auction: Jessica Clifton, Stephanie Shishido

Art Night: Beth Stromborg, Wendy Richmond, Jacqui Cohen

Teacher and Staff Appreciation: Karine Bernous, Mou Chatterjee, Ling Huang

Movie Night: Doreen Ramos

Websites Design: Jason Richmond, Sum Chan

Friday Ice Cream: Jennifer B

Banner Management: Brian Czarny

Fairwear Coordinator: Martha Gonzalez

Yearbook: Ling Huang

School Marquee: Haley McIntosh

Car Line Coordinator: TBD

Fairburn Facelifts/Campus Beautification: TBD

Hospitality (Coffees, Tours, Registration, etc.): Rachelle Cohen

Room Parent Coordinator:  Martha Gonzalez

External Outreach: Beth Stromberg, Anna Kingston

Assembly Programming: Mou Chatterjee

Library Reading Program: TBD

Corporate Sponsorships: Jessica Clifton

Annual Budget

The 2020-21 budget will be drafted in August/September and posted once it has been vetted and approved by Fairburn school administrators and Fairburn parents. Please attend the FAB parent meeting on August 26 to find out more.