Dunsmore Elementary School Foundation
What is DESF?
The Dunsmore Elementary School Foundation (aka DESF or Foundation) is a non-profit organization whose members include Dunsmore parents, teachers, and staff. The Foundation exists solely to raise money for educational support. Currently, DESF spends $60,000 annually, that’s about $100 per child per year. All that money is raised by you!
Over the last few years, the Foundation has worked hard to fund:
3 Carts with 40 Chrome Books each, to be used in classrooms
Computer Lab supplies
Scholarship for former Dunsmore students graduating from CVHS or Clark Magnet HS
Music and PE instructors for primary classrooms
Taiko instruction for all grades (Supported in part by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts)
Accelerated Reader for classrooms
Walk Through exhibits
The Dunsmore Taiko Drumming program is supported in part with a generous grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.
The Mary Pinola & Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund allowed us to purchase a new cart of Chromebooks this year. It has also provided monetary support for our arts curriculum, musical instruments, and a new sound system.