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 the unique opportunity to achieve academic excellence through an enriched and advanced math curriculum.
Our Unique Math Program
FVPAE provides funding for a half time math specialist to teach accelerated math curriculum to qualified fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. This benefits all students in grades 4-6 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 $50,000+ 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 has 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. Janet Rabe teaches Advanced Math Classes everyday
- 4th graders learn Advanced 5th grade math
- 5th graders learn Advanced 6th grade math
- 6th graders learn 7th and 8th grade math
- 4th, 5th and 6th Homeroom teachers teach Bridges grade level math everyday
- 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 every each 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 ad 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 2019/2020 school year and we need to raise nearly $60,000.
- Fundraising activities will include an Appeal to Parents, Grant Writing/Endowment Funding, Bobcat Dash, Jogathon, Bottle and Can Recycling, Community Sponsors, Restaurant Nights, and Bingo Night.
How Can You Participate?
- Restaurant Nights - Ongoing
- Fall Festival - Saturday, November 17, 2018
- Bingo Night - January 25, 2019
- Bobcat Dash - May 2019
- Attend FVPAE Meetings (first Thursday every month at 2:15)
- 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 the first Thursday of each month at 2:15 pm in the Library.
2018 - 2019 Dates
September 13th (2nd Thursday) October 4th November 1st December 6th January 10th(2nd Thursday) February 7th March 7th April 4th May 2nd June 6th
President: Kristin Henry
Vice President: Mary Tobias
Treasurer: Meghan Randall
Secretary: Sierra KoralPrevious Years:2017/2018: 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