Oxford Elementary School is a Title 1 school and part of the Berkeley Unified School District. Nearly half of our students qualify for free lunch, and it is an incredibly enriching and diverse community. Our school relies on fundraising to pay for Physical Education, Music, Technology, Kindergarten aides, and Art for our kids, as well as many other critical programs... so we are reaching out to our broader community to support our current funding drive.
It costs nearly $500 per child to provide all the great programs we currently run at Oxford. Thus, we have launched the Campaign for Oxford, a fundraising campaign to kick off the school year aimed at ensuring we can continue to provide our students with the best possible education.
Our goal is to start off the school year by raising $25,000 to help fund Oxford’s critical programs. We are aiming for 100% participation among Oxford families – you can give $1 or $1000 but the important thing is to participate.
How much to give?
Kindergarten families are encouraged to give an amount equivalent to “one more month” of what they were paying for preschool. Other families are encouraged to give as much as they can to help offset the cost of $500 per child.