Science & Tech
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As curriculum is developed specifically to address updated science standards, it is important for all students to have access to engaging, inspiring learning experiences via quality curriculum delivered through effective teaching practices.

Our focus is to provide students access to updated labs, equipment and academic support so they can more deeply engage in activities that help them understand science content and engage in skills required of science.

Ways to Give

Help support the work of your Education Foundation

We ask families to consider a tax-deductible donation of $250. Every dollar counts and will make a difference.

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Beresford Makerspace

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Through a partnership with PlayStation, teacher Cynthia Buenavista’s Makerspace proposal became a reality.

This Makerspace provides the community’s youth with unparalleled opportunities to innovate, problem-solve, think critically, learn from failure, and apply the concepts of the classroom to hands-on projects.

Photo of students engaging with materials in the Beresford Elementary Makerspace.
Measure K Funds : County of San Mateo

San Mateo County Measure K logo.

Thanks to the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors, who awarded the Education Foundation with a grant from Measure K funds, we are helping the District meet technology needs in our District.

Monies from this grant provided for the following:

  • Chromebooks
  • 20 Chromebook carts
  • 36 Chromebooks per cart
  • One for each of our elementary and middle schools for Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) implementation
  • Plus 12 additional Chromebook carts for the District’s Title 1 elementary schools:
    • Fiesta Gardens
    • LEAD
    • San Mateo Park
    • Sunnybrae
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  • Science Books
  • Age-appropriate science books for all 20 school libraries

Special thanks to San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom, Diana Harlick, Peter Cazanis, Alicia Heneghan and Susie Batter for making this a reality!

TK-8th Grade Science Education

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Since 2018, Gilead Sciences has been a strong supporter of the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation, helping to provide all students access to engaging, inspiring learning experiences and resources.

Their committment to STEM education has resulted in the replacement of all chemistry lab glassware at Abbott, Bayside, Borel, Bowditch and North Shoreview Montessori as well as Chromebooks, digital thermometers and vacuum bell jars.

Photo of middle school students getting hands on teaching in Science Class.

Thank you, Gilead Sciences, for your continued investment in our community and our future scientists!


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