October 2016

Your ESF board has had a busy start to the school year!  Just in the past few weeks, we have met dozens of new volunteers, thanked our generous sponsors at a private event, and kicked off our fundraising with over $35,000 from the 8th Annual Fund Run!
Next up are the Annual Online Auction happening now and Auction Gala – Moroccan Nights – on November 5.  The event team has put together an amazing array of auction lots, from restaurants to jewelry to vacations, just waiting for your bids!  Be sure to check your Wednesday folders and/or emails for details and bid high!
In order to preserve our current roster of programs, your support of ESF through these and other events is imperative.  We still have a long way to go to achieve our $500,000 goal, so we will continue to ask that you donate, volunteer and advocate as your situation allows.

Our district is in the middle of a ‘perfect storm’ of declining enrollment, a state-mandated decrease in funding based on our district’s demographics, and an unfortunate trend of declining parent participation.

This has translated into consistently smaller contributions to the district since 2009. Accordingly, the district will need to take into account this trend when preparing future budgets, potentially making cuts ‘across the board’.
For example, at this month’s meeting, the ESF Board of Directors voted to fully fund the 2017 Summer Institute, a cornerstone of ESF’s enrichment programs and, most would argue, most closely aligned with student success.  Based on our financial situation, there is valid concern that this will be the last year that we will be able to do so.
As always, we would love to hear from you if you have suggestions or time to contribute.
Best wishes as we enter the Holiday season.
Steve Schorer, MD
ESF President 2016-1017

ESF CONNECTS Educations Parents
Dozens of parents recently filled the boardroom at the district office to listen to a presentation by EUSD Trustee Renee Nash.
Renee outlined why EUSD is funded at a lower level than neighboring districts…a staggering $1.5 million less than the lowest funded district in Placer County!…and how involvement with ESF is the only way to bridge the funding gap.
Please watch this 2-minute recap video:
Renee Nash explains EUSD's funding gap.
Renee Nash explains EUSD’s funding gap.
If your business could benefit from exposure to EUSD parents, please consider hosting the next ESF Connects event.

FUND RUN Raises Funds and Fun!
On October 2, almost 900 runners and walkers from age 2 to 72 gathered on a breezy morning at GBHS to hit the streets on behalf of ESF.
“This event was more than a fundraiser.  It was a great way to kick off the school year, celebrate our community, and bring together our students, parents, district administration and local businesses in the name of our schools,” commented ESF President Steve Schorer, who also served as the bike leader for the 10k runners.
Special thanks to our volunteers who made this possible and our sponsors who covered all expenses to ensure that proceeds from registrations and breakfast sales will benefit ESF:
Holt Orthodontics
Granite Bay Cosemetic Surgery
The Nash Family
Summit Orthopedic Specialists
Maverick Partners West
Mountain Mike’s
Mathnasium of Granite Bay
Better Homes & Garden Realty
Jerry Martin, DDS
Orangetheory Fitness
Teichert Construction
Folsom Lake Bank
Charles Schwab
Mind Over Matter
Kniesel’s Collision Center
Douglas Feed & Pet Supply
Kovar’s Satori Martial Arts
Mass Mutual
Pure Barre Roseville
Hyatt Produce
The Kassity Family
The UPS Store
BLUE CHiP Photography
Liz Mac Photography
Be sure to visit the Fund Run page on the ESF site to view results, our photos and video.


Donation Infographic


  • $388,000 only covers 51% of the total enrichment cost.  The balance is currently paid for out of the district’s General Fund.
  • The more ESF raises, the more district money that is available for other needs.
  • Parent participation in ESF fundraising is declining by 20% each year.
  • The Annual Giving Campaign brought in $110,000 with only 14% of families participating.  Just think what we could accomplish if everyone did their part!
  • Considering how districts are funded today, complacency = falling behind.  Your participation is vital!
Friday, March 24
Bayside Church

– Volunteers needed!
Wednesday, May 10
Granite Bay Golf Club
Sponsorships available!

When is the Fund Run?

Good question!
Fund RunFor 7 years, the Fund Run has been sandwiched between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, along with weddings, graduations, baseball, time trials, etc.
We felt the crunch so decided to move the Run to the fall; a great way to kick off the new school year with the entire community.
So, break out those running shoes over the summer (or train with us starting in August) and mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2.
Even better, join the planning committee. We are looking for 5 or 6 fun and dedicated volunteers to make the 8th Annual Fund Run the best yet!

ESF CONNECTS Hosts Packed Parent Seminar

ESF ConnectsOver 60 parents filled the boardroom at the district office to listen to a seminar presented by EUSD parent and certified financial planner Stephanie Kerns to kick off ESF Connects, a program to host quarterly events with practical applications to parents.
Stephanie outlined realistic expectations, pragmatic strategies, and helpful advice to educate and motivate kids regarding money.  Parents left with a customizable and actionable allowance plan and answers to their individual questions.
For Stephanie, it provided a valuable promotional opportunity to market her services at Westlake, Grahl & Glover through eblasts and interaction with our parents.
For our parent community, the seminar was a chance to engage with a professional who also relates to real-world parenting situations.
If your business could benefit from exposure to EUSD parents, please consider hosting an upcoming ESF Connects event.

Introducing ESF's Newest
Board Members

Adam Chervenak is the father of two and a financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Stephanie Kerns, CFP is on staff with Westlake, Grahl & Glover, a mom of three, and chairing this year’s Auction Gala!
William Wong, a wealth strategist with Wong Financial, is the father of two.