Farmington View Parents for Academic Excellence
Farmington View Parents for Academic Excellence (FVPAE) is an entirely volunteer-based non-profit organization that raises funds for an Accelerated Math Program at Farmington View Elementary School (FVES) in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our organization was founded in 1996 and is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID Number is 31-1720292.
To provide all FVES students with the unique opportunity to achieve academic excellence through an enriched and advanced math curriculum.
Our Unique Math Program
FVPAE provides funding for a part-time math specialist to teach accelerated math curriculum to qualified fifth and sixth grade students. This benefits all students in grades 3-6 by allowing homeroom teachers to work with smaller groups of students at an appropriate pace. The Accelerated Math Program is in addition to homeroom teachers allocated by the Hillsboro School District (HSD). Each school year FVPAE must raise $35,000+ to fund this program for the following school year in order for it to continue.
More than 25 Years of Success
- Beginning in 1992, the program was originally school board funded.
- Due to ongoing budget reductions, it was to be cut in 1996.
- Concerned and ambitious parents formed FVPAE as a non-profit organization and have been raising money to fund the program ever since.
- FVPAE has found a simple formula to build a generation of students excited about math! These children are our future engineers, biologists, doctors, etc.
How It Works
- Mrs. Echeverria teaches Advanced Math Classes every day.
- 5th graders learn Advanced 6th grade math
- 6th graders learn 7th and 8th grade math
- 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Homeroom teachers teach Bridges grade level math every day.
- By having two levels, each student is placed in the appropriate math class for their needs and each classroom size is smaller, allowing more personalized instruction at the appropriate pace for each student group.
- ALL math classes (K-6) are taught individual grade level math despite homeroom split classes allowing focused math instruction for each and every grade.
Key Benefits for All Students (Homeroom and Accelerated)
- Smaller class sizes
- Personalized instruction
- Appropriate pace
- Higher test scores
- Self-confidence and personal growth
- FVES students have the unique benefit of learning math in a smaller classroom environment. This is unprecedented in any public school system.
- A higher percentage of FVES students meet or exceed state standards compared to the HSD and the State of Oregon each year on a consistent basis.
- FVES math students thrive across all demographics, including "Economically Disadvantaged" and "English Learners".
- Statistics show that interest in math historically drops off beginning in 5th grade. This does not happen at FVES.
- Many FVES students enroll in advanced math classes and/or higher math levels when they enter middle school and continue to excel through high school due to a strong math background learned early and enthusiastically.
Impacting Middle School, High School and Beyond
- 7th graders go on to higher level math classes in middle school.
- Homeroom students are often placed in higher level math courses.
- Accelerated students are often placed in Advanced 7th Grade Math, Algebra, or Geometry.
- Capturing early interest and providing an enthusiastic math learning environment has often sparked a passion for math that carries on long into a student’s future, including middle school, high school, college, and career!
Our Annual Goal and How We Achieve It
- We are currently fundraising for the 2022/2023 school year and we need to raise nearly $40,000.
- Fundraising activities will include an Appeal to Parents, Grant Writing/Endowment Funding, Bobcat Dash/Jogathon, Bottle and Can Recycling, Community Sponsors, Restaurant Nights, Bare Root Tree Sale, and Bingo Night.
In 2022-2023, many of the current FVPAE board members will not be seeking re-election. For continuity, it's critical that we have new parents volunteer for these roles or the program cannot continue. If you are interested in any of these positions, including the two open positions (Grant Writer or SCRIP Lead), please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved!
Co-President: Sierra Kenney Koral
Co-President: Cassie Hamelman
Treasurer: Jessica Borg
Secretary: Lori Christensen
Recycling Committee Lead: Natasha Garcia
Magic Math Money (SCRIP) Committee Lead: OPEN
Restaurant Nights Committee Lead: Margie McGuire
Grants Committee Lead: OPEN
Community Sponsors Committee Lead: Holly ChandlerPrevious Years:2020/2021: Sierra Kenney Koral, Cassie Hamelman, Jessica Borg, Lori Christensen2019/2020: Kristin Henry, Mary Tobias, Meghan Randall, Sierra Kenney Koral2018/2019: Kristin Henry, Mary Tobias, Meghan Randall, Sierra Kenney Koral2017/2018: Mary Tobias, Kristin Henry, Angela Crop, Peggy Harris2016/2017: Mary Tobias, Cindy Vuylsteke, Angela Crop, Daye Decker, Peggy Harris2015/2016: Cindy Vuylsteke, Lori Sutton, Sophia Barré, Peggy Harris
2014/2015: Himanshu Sinha, Sophia Barré, Cindy Vuylsteke, Peggy Harris,
2013/2014: Himanshu Sinha, Peggy Harris, Sophia Barré
2012/2013: Melissa Notz, Steve Vuylsteke, Thad Fisco, Robin Burnside, Shay Webb
2011/2012: Terry Alexander, Robin Burnside, Shay Webb
2010/2011: Terry Alexander, Kathie Cox, Cathy Gambee, Robin Burnside, Shay Webb
2009/2010: Terry Alexander, Kathie Cox, Cathy Gambee, Sara Dehoff, Lara Locicero
2008/2009: Vicky Egger, Mike Egger, Sara Dehoff, Lara Locicero
2007/2008: Vicky Egger, Mike Egger, Trish Rabe, Christine Eaton
2006/2007: Ellie Rickett, Trish Rabe
2005/2006: Trish Rabe, Ellie Rickett, Clara Steiner-Jay, Jill Butcher, Tracy Steward
2004/2005: Kathie Cox, Sharon Arends, Clara Steiner-Jay
2003/2004: Kathie Cox, Sharon Arends, Clara Steiner-Jay, Sarah Christensen
2002/2003: Clara Steiner-Jay, Sarah Christensen
2001/2002: Clara Steiner-Jay, Sarah Christensen, Shelley Volpigno
Thank You to Our Major Donor
Walters Family Foundation gave FVPAE a generous grant for 2021-2022 that allowed us to continue the math program during an incredibly difficult year! Thank you so much!
How Can You Participate?
- Restaurant Nights - Ongoing, check our Facebook page for specifics
- Fall Festival - Postponed for 2021 due to COVID
- Bingo Night - Postponed for 2021 due to COVID
- Amos Rich Tree Sale - Last two weekends in April in 2022
- Farmington Gardens Shopping Day - April 24, 2022
- Bobcat Dash - Tuesday, May 17, 2022
- This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need lots of support.
- Attend FVPAE Meetings (see meeting dates and join info below)
- Volunteer to coordinate and/or provide support! We always need your help.
- Grant Writing/Family Foundations – Identify, Submit, and Follow Up
- Endowment Funding
- Retailer Rewards – Earn $$$ for shopping!
- Simply click here to link your Rewards Card to the “FVPAE - Farmington View Parents for Academic Excel” Organization # XI926.
- Sign up by clicking here and then under "Or pick your own charitable organization", enter Farmington Views Parents for Academic Excellence. This will become your charity and you can do all of your Amazon shopping through the AmazonSmile link -- same Amazon, just a different starting point and they give the Math Program money!
How Can You Donate?
We are a 501 (c) 3 organization.
Our Tax ID Number is 31-1720292. All donations are tax deductible.
- New and improved online donation website which allows for recurring donation options, emailed tax receipts, as well as a matching gift search where you can check if your employer offers matching gifts to double your donation! Donate Online Here!
Donate By Mail!
- Mail a check made out to FVPAE and send it to FVPAE, Farmington View Elementary School, 8300 SW Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Donate In Person!
- Download or request a donation form at our school office.
Many employers offer an “Employer Matching” program so don’t forget to submit your request!
Please be sure to note if you would like to make an anonymous donation.
All donations in any amount are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your consideration!
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm virtually. Everyone is welcome. See Zoom link below for instructions on how to join!
January 6th February 3rd March 3rd
April meeting adjusted:
(hybrid meeting - school library or Zoom)
May 5th June 2nd Summer Meeting to be scheduled in August
Meeting ID: 844 5001 2783
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