What is the FFO?
The Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School (FFO) is an organization similar to a PTA, made up of parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum.
The FFO consists of its Members, the FFO Board, the FFO Executive Board, and the FFO Programs/ Fundraisers. The enrichment can take the form of supplies, and programs such as Art Corps or DARE or aides in our Library and Computer Labs. The FFO Programs each have a designated purpose.
They are chaired by parents and can represent enrichment or fundraising or both. Some examples are: Yearbook, Field Day, Ranch Round-up, Family Math and Family Science Nights, Wrapping Paper sales, Super Pledge Drive and Book Fair. The FFO Board meets monthly to discuss all matters of FFO business. Officers on this Board are the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Treasurers, Secretary, the Vice-Presidents, the Members-at-Large, Administration and Faculty Representatives.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any Board meeting. FFO meetings are generally held the first Friday of each month at 9:15 am. The FFO is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Why should I join the FFO?
Parents and guardians should join the FFO because any contribution you make, whether it is financial or personal, will significantly improve the quality of education at Jerabek. Historically, the FFO has been highly visible at Jerabek and it shows. It shows in our enthusiastic student population, the quality of learning they experience, and the healthy and enriched environment we have helped create for them.
Although volunteer work is often thankless and demanding, it is also rewarding in ways that cannot be easily measured. Volunteer work comes from the heart, and that in itself is its own reward.