Mission:
The purpose of the Foundation is to make sure our children get the best possible education by supplementing public funds & programs, and promoting active involvement, innovation, collaboration and communication between all members of our community.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed education forever, most recently plunging our district into full distance learning. Communicating virtually will not stop a child’s need to create and think critically. RVEF is ready to help provide our youth with thoughtful and engaging resources during this trying time.


An Opportunity to 

INvest

 

Join us in awakening a sense of wonder, piquing curiosity, and encouraging the spirit of exploration. Monies raised support innovation, development, and offering of engaging programs such as virtual assemblies, field trips, enrichment classes, and scholarships. RVEF also intends to provide supplemental funding for instructors and materials needed for Fine Arts Day and the Art Docent Program, especially if our district pivots to a hybrid learning model mid-year. 


Together we can make an impact.

RVEF is aiming for 100%

family participation


If every student could give $10, we can reach our $32,000 goal and preserve our children's educational excellence! Only one questions remains?


Are you IN?

ART DOCENT PROGRAM

The goal of the Art Docent Program is to stimulate, at an early age, a child's awareness of art and to help them understand its process through hands on participation. Volunteers sign up to teach in elementary classrooms once a month. Lessons are in kit format and offer a progressive understanding of artists, methods, and mediums.

Started over 28 years ago, it began with three parents with three lessons for all the schools in the district to share. It has now grown to over 75 lessons and averages 130 Art Docents annually.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Art Docent Program will look different this year. An emphasis will be placed on drawing and students will have access to recorded lessons twice a month. 

For more information about the Art Docent Program visit: 
FINE ARTS DAY

The Fine Arts Day Program is a 1 day intensive "art day" at each of our schools. Each class participates in two different grade appropriate art lessons - ranging from 3D art to mosaics to ballroom dancing to mural painting; and the day culminates in an all-school assembly. Lessons are led by a combination of artists trained in different mediums, parent volunteers, and classroom teachers.


The goal of the day is threefold:


1. To expose our classrooms to an art medium that they might not have experienced before;

2. To give our students the opportunity to explore an art lesson at a deeper level;

3. To provide in depth art exploration during the classroom day in a safe, fun environment.

Read more about the Sonoma County Portrait of a Graduate and how it establishes a vision of what Sonoma County students need in order to be successful in our economy, in our community, and in life at: https://www.sonomapog.org