November 2022 Edition

A Note from Gary Alpert,

President of SRVEF Board of Directors

Season of Giving – Libraries!

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, with our school-based affiliates, is dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  

This time of the year is a significant time for non-profit fundraising. The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will once again call on donors to support public education in the San Ramon Valley during our Annual Season of Giving Campaign which will begin on November 17. Industry-wide among non-profits, over 30% of annual donations occur between Thanksgiving and the new year with the majority of those gifts happening in the final three days of the year.  

Every year SRVEF, working with SRVUSD leadership, selects a theme for our annual campaign. This year, that theme will be supporting our school libraries. School libraries play a vital role in preparing students to live and learn in a world of information.

  • School libraries offer a safe and nurturing climate during the day, as well as before and after school.
  • School libraries connect other educators to current trends and resources for teaching and learning. They are essential partners for all teachers, providing print and digital materials that meet diverse needs and offering opportunities to deepen student learning.
  • School library programs foster critical thinking, providing students with the skills they need to analyze and communicate ideas in compelling ways.
  • School libraries are learning hubs and homework help centers where students can use technology to find the best information resources. 

With the increased use of technology at an even younger age, access to strong school library programs is more important than ever. In today’s environment, learning to discern good information from opinion is essential.

To learn more about School libraries, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) site.

Teacher Grants

SRVEF is currently reviewing over 100 Teacher Grants submitted during our grant window (October 1-31). You can look at all the SRVUSD grants submitted, including those that are not eligible for SRVEF funding (they do not meet our criteria) by clicking here or visiting  

Donating to SRVEF could not be easier. You can donate online or send a check, by clicking here or visiting Be sure to check out the new Donation page (part of our newly revised website). We now allow donors to select one-time or ongoing donations.  As always, any amount is appreciated. 

On behalf of the SRVEF Board of Directors and SRVEF Staff, we thank you for all you do to support public education and wish you a safe holiday season. 

With gratitude,

Gary Alpert


San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

Season of Giving

Last Day to Register - TODAY!

Two Day Imagineering Classes - Thanksgiving Break!

Imagineering classes will be offered at Iron Horse Middle School and Windemere Ranch Middle School over Thanksgiving Break.

  • Class Dates: Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Class Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with a break for a snack from home

Programming with Spheros - The Ball That Does It All

  • Iron Horse Middle School
  • Students in grades 2-5
  • Taught by Michelle Hamon, Yearbook, AVID, Leadership, and Media Graphics teacher at Iron Horse MS


  • Windemere Ranch Middle School
  • Students in grades 3-6
  • Taught by Bhu Singh, Art teacher at Creekside Elementary School

Baking for the Holidays - SOLD OUT

  • Windemere Ranch Middle School
  • Students in grades 3-5
  • Taught by Julie Garrahan, Library Media teacher at Windemere Ranch MS

To Register for any of these Imagineering Classes, click HERE.

For more details about the Imagineering program, visit our website.

In this season of gratitude, we want to express our appreciation for your support of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. We are fortunate to be a part of this great community, and we hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for making the Run for Education possible and supporting our schools and students. You can help by patronizing these businesses to let them know you appreciate their investment in public education in the San Ramon Valley Unified school District.

Your Gift is Important!

Would you consider making a donation to support public education in the San Ramon Valley? We welcome you to become a Friend of the Foundation. SRVEF accepts donations via check, through PayPal, or our website. Thank you for your support!

To donate via check, please mail a check to:


3280 Crow Canyon Road

San Ramon, CA 94583

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