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FOHS Board Members

  • Jessica Case
  • Ellen DiMambro
  • Megan Jansen
  • Dawn Langton
  • Laura MacLellan
  • Kat Morrow
  • Sara Penso
  • Sonia Rousseau
  • Myla Stivers
  • Stacey Brus
  • Shannon Mayer

Friends of Hope School

Mission Statement

The mission of Friends of Hope School is to channel contributions from parents, staff, and community to provide a readily accessible source of funds which enhances academic achievement and the development of life skills through activities, technology and student incentives.

Donate to Hope

Our Art, P.E., and Music Elective 5th grade classes are sponsored by parent and community donations.  We hope you will be able to help by contributing directly to these programs.  We use 100% of your donation for our programs (no 3rd party providers selling cookie dough, candy bars, or gift wraps).  You can send in your donation to our office by check payable to Friends of Hope School or use the PayPal button below (you can enter any amount or choose a monthly donation).  It costs an average of $135 per student for the whole year.  If you donate $250 or more, we will order a personalized yearbook for your student.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations qualify for a tax deductible donation (If you qualify for a free yearbook, deduct $30 from your taxable donation).

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Become a Member

Do you enjoy supporting our school?  Join the Friends of Hope School board.   Contact the office if you want to be considered a member.  Board members coordinate three fundraisers a year (Donation Drive, Jog-a-Thon, Parents' Night Out) and authorize the distribution of small financial grants.  We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM.

Grant Requests

In order to give full attention and consideration to new grant requests, Friends of Hope is asking that all grant requests be submitted our box no later than the Wednesday prior to our monthly meeting. This will allow one of us to contact you if we have any questions regarding the grant before our meeting and before we vote on granting the request. This way we can give your grants the attention they deserve. Should the need arise, late grants may be considered based on need and urgency. Meetings are typically the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Funded by Friends of Hope


Every student/every week

Art class  $27,000

P.E. class $28,000

5th grade music $12,000

Interventions $16,000

Concerts $2,000

Programs total $82,000

Science Day

Student incentives


Art supplies

Grade level expenses

Playground toys

Web hosting fees




Lexia Reading program

What's the difference between Friends of Hope School and our PTA?

  • FHS conducts some fundraisers, but the primary focus is on outside sources of revenue, such as eScrip, WaMoola for Schools, and grants.
  • FHS does not have membership dues and is not answerable to a national organization like the PTA.
  • FHS is able to set long-term goals, whereas the PTA can only have short-range plans because it must spend most of its budget each year.
  • The FHS budget is determined by the Board of Directors, and is often driven more by input from teachers and the principal than from parents. The PTA's budget is developed by their Executive Board and then approved by the PTA membership.

Donors may deduct contributions to the extent that your contribution is a gift, with no consideration received, as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

On 8/21/2002, we received notice of federal income tax exempt status under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3).  Tax ID #41-2034367

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