2018-2019 Welcome Letter

Hello Borel Families!


Welcome to the 2018/19 School Year!  Our names are Jony Schwartz and Sherri Verducci and we are your Co-PTA Presidents.  We are very excited, along with our amazing Executive Board and talented parent volunteers, to serve the Borel Community for the upcoming year. The Borel PTA is focused on enhancing our students’ educational environment by providing funding for our school programs and initiatives, community building, providing resources for our teachers, staff, and classrooms and supporting our students.


Each year the Borel community raises funds to provide an incredible educational experience for our students.  Our #1 Borel fundraiser is the Bobcat Boosters.  This fundraiser is driven by the PTA and this year our target is to raise $225,000 by October 1, 2018.  


Please review the attached Bobcat Booster details and consider becoming a Bobcat Booster at ANY level that you can afford - EVERY CONTRIBUTION COUNTS!   Meeting our goal will enable us to continue to fund classroom resources and materials for our Math, Science, Music, and Art departments as well as enrichment programs. Learn more by visiting:  https://borelpta.membershiptoolkit.com/membership


We also wanted to let you know of the other opportunities to get involved and raise money for our students.  


Corporate Boosters

We are excited to continue the Corporate Boosters program and if you own a business and would like to become a sponsor please visit https://borelpta.membershiptoolkit.com/corporate-boosters.


PTA + Community Fundraisers

We also raise money with a magazine drive in the fall and an annual TableArt luncheon in the spring. These activities connect our students, parents and community while raising funds to pay for great experiences like our annual Cultural Fair, Graduation, Reflections, Speakers/Presentations, and so much more!!


Borel Sports

Borel is proud to field multiple teams in eight different sports including Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Flag Football.  Borel Sports Awards & Cinema Night, held in June is the main fundraising event for Borel Sports. Funds pay for coaches, referees and basic athletic equipment.


Borel Music

Music is part of the academic program for hundreds of Borel students. Your donation to this program helps fund instruments, scholarships, travel opportunities and the Winter and Spring Concerts.


Borel Drama

We have the most admired Drama Department in the San Mateo-Foster City School District! More than 150 students take part in our wonderful Fall Play and Spring Musical and both shows are 100% funded by family and community donations.


In addition, we would like to invite you to stay connected by visiting the Borel website: http://borel.smfcsd.net and the Borel PTA website:   https://borelpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home.  We also invite you to help volunteer- we are always looking for parents to help support our events and fundraisers.  


We hope to meet you at our Welcome Back Coffee, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8 am in the Borel Library.   Our first PTA meeting is set for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Borel Library and these meetings are open to everyone.  


Wishing each and every one of you a productive and engaging school year! We hope we can count on your support and look forward to seeing you all!



Jony Schwartz (jony@jonyschwartzdesigngroup.com) and Sherri Verducci (sherriverducci@me.com)