Welcome to the EEF at OPE

EEF at OPE is a chapter of the greater district Encinitas Educational Foundation that was created to bridge the gap between public school funding and the needs of our students at OPE.  OPE has a rich tradition of generosity. It’s because of the generosity of many families that our children can receive award-winning programming and an excellent, well-rounded education.

The EEF at OPE Funds ‘Enrichment Teachers’ to compliment our school’s focus on Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.R.E.A.M.).  EEF also funds site support teachers who provide support in Reading and Math.

Membership

OPE has a rich tradition of generosity. It’s because of the generosity of many families that our children can receive award-winning programming and an excellent, well-rounded education.

Pioneer

$1,500 per FAMILY

Eagle

$3,000 per FAMILY

The budget for EEF-Funded staff is directed and approved by the OPE School Site Council and Principal.  The staff positions are all made using data from parent surveys of what you would like to see our school offer. The “Fair Share” amount simply divides our revenue needs per student.

Our 2023-2024 Donors

Eagle Donors ($3000)

Pioneer Donors ($1500)

What does the EEF do?

Our chapter works to raise the essential funding for the Enrichment Program and Site Support Teachers at our school.  It is our goal to ensure our kids receive the best possible education.

How do students benefit?

Through EEF funding, every student at OPE benefits from grade-specific enrichment programs with a focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math). 

Additionally, the site support teachers make sure that all students receive the help needed to excel while the home teachers can focus on the rest of the class. The funds we raise go directly to paying the enrichment teachers’ salaries.

EEF Sponsors the Following

  • Art/Creativity Through Artistic Design (K-6th)

  • Reading Intervention (K-6th)
  • Performing Arts (K-6th)

  • 2 Science (K-3rd and 4th-6th)

  • Library and Media (K-6th)

  • Math (4th-6th)

  • Kindergarten Site Support Teacher

  • 20 additional Physical Education hours

Support from all families is needed. So how can I contribute?

As it stands, a considerable amount of our school’s budget is funded by parents and the community.

The old-fashioned “the state-pays-for-everything” public school has disappeared in California. This means that parents, extended family members, business partners and other community members fund the enrichment education our children receive here at OPE. Nearly half of California school districts have created foundations to provide additional funding for their schools and our district is no exception. In order to help our kids succeed in today’s world, EEF helps to enhance what is being taught in the standard curriculum and provide our children with learning opportunities that would otherwise not be available through the school.

Contact Us

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Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary

8000 Calle Acervo,
Carlsbad, CA 92009

760-943-2000

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