by Michael Utsumi
DUBLIN, CA–On the Thursday prior to the Thanksgiving break, a group of hearty souls gathered in the Frederiksen Elementary School parking lot. Why would these parents and students gather together at 4:30 PM with rain beginning to fall? To understand this scene requires some context.
As one of the oldest schools in Dublin, Frederiksen is a stalwart site in the Dublin Unified School District. As Frederiksen approaches its 40th anniversary, it greatly benefitted from the passage of Measures C and E in previous years. The basic elements of HVAC and roofing issues needed to be addressed. In addition, as enrollment continued to increase, the construction of a new kindergarten classroom section was essential to provide an adequate teaching environment for its youngest students.
All along, family leaders and members of the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) had dreams of someday upgrading the long existing message board into an electronic marquee that would be equivalent to many of the newer schools throughout the District. In fact, the “dream” began about 20 years ago. However, the drive to complete more significant projects can often be impacted by various other needs that require more immediate attention. Of course, the objective is to maintain the relevance of commonly accepted goals – as families continue to matriculate through the site every three to six years. Priorities can change.
Read more at: https://onedublin.org/2017/11/28/frederiksen-elementary-school-fundraising-delivers-wish-list-marquee/