About Friends & Family of South Loop School

 

Friends and Family of South Loop School, Inc (FFSLS), is a charitable 501(c)3 Corporation whose mission is to provide supplemental educational resources for South Loop Elementary School. Friends & Family is a volunteer organization and has no paid employees, so that 100% of contributions benefit South Loop Elementary School.

Our fundraising efforts play a key role in the success of our students as the resources decline every year. With the contributions from parents, friends, and local business owners, we are able to provide critically needed support for our students.

Facts about FFSLS :

  • Incorporated in May 2005
  • Became 501c(3) (tax exempt) in October 2007
  • Fiscal year is May 1-April 30

PURPOSE OF FUNDRAISING

South Loop Elementary School does not get discretionary funding from the Federal or State governments. Money raised through FFSLS is used to fill that gap by providing resources that our students and faculty would not have otherwise. 

The FFSLS Board works closely with school leadership to identify annual goals for fundraising and the key areas of support, outside of general operations. The Board oversees the collection and distribution of funds raised on behalf of South Loop Elementary School. Funds distributed must align with annual our goals.

Programs We Fund

GENERAL FUND

The needs of South Loop Elementary School (SLES) are always evolving, and so must the education it provides our students. Your generosity will give SLES the necessary fiscal strength and flexibility to address emerging priorities and leverage new opportunities.

Donate to the General Fund » 

 

CURRICULUM SUPPORT FUND

Our classrooms need extra tools to help teachers effectively teach the school’s core curriculum. Your gift will be used to fund subscriptions and lesson books to support the curriculum.

Donate to the Curriculum Support Fund » 

 

EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY FUND

In this day and age, the future is in technology. Tight CPS budgets limit the access our children have to the equipment and training necessary to stay informed. Your gift will make it possible for our students and faculty to have access to the latest equipment and technology in an ever-increasing tech-focused world.

Donate to the Equipment and Technology Fund » 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

You can help strengthen academic programs at SLES and make seed funding available to faculty to further develop the skills needed to provide a supportive and informed classroom. Your donation will deliver funding to drive innovative teaching and support socio-emotional development in the classroom.

Donate to the General Fund » 

 

FINE ARTS & MUSIC FUND

SLES is a Fine Arts Magnet School, and equipment and supplies are needed to ensure the program continues to thrive. Your gift can help ensure our program is focused on the support, evolution and community awareness of the arts and arts integration.

Donate to the General Fund » 

 

SOCIAL EQUITY FUND

To take full advantage of all that SLES has to offer, every student should have the same access to supplies, supports, and services. Your gift will help make the educational experience an equal one for every student.

Donate to the General Fund » 

 

STUDENT LIFE FUND

Life at SLES is not only about the academics in the classroom. Today’s students are building community by joining clubs and activities that extend beyond the school day.  Your gift can help students pursue interests and projects beyond the curriculum.

Donate to the General Fund » 

 

FINE ARTS & MUSIC FUND

SLES is a Fine Arts Magnet School, and equipment and supplies are needed to ensure the program continues to thrive. Your gift can help ensure our program is focused on the support, evolution and community awareness of the arts and arts integration.

Donate to the General Fund » 


COMMUNITY OUTREACH FUND

It is important for the school to have a great relationship with the community.  Your donation to this fund will support the community events the school’s Family Involvement Group (FIG) organizes. 

Donate to the Community Outreach Fund » 

 

Friends and Family of South Loop School, Inc (FFSLS), is a charitable 501(c)3 Corporation whose mission is to provide supplemental educational resources for South Loop Elementary School. Friends & Family is a volunteer organization and has no paid employees, so that 100% of contributions benefit South Loop Elementary School.

Our fundraising efforts play a key role in the success of our students as the resources decline every year. With the contributions from parents, friends, and local business owners, we are able to provide critically needed support for our students.

Facts about FFSLS :

  • Incorporated in May 2005
  • Became 501c(3) (tax exempt) in October 2007
  • Fiscal year is May 1-April 30

PURPOSE OF FUNDRAISING

South Loop Elementary School does not get discretionary funding from the Federal or State governments. Money raised through FFSLS is used to fill that gap by providing resources that our students and faculty would not have otherwise. 

The FFSLS Board works closely with school leadership to identify annual goals for fundraising and the key areas of support, outside of general operations. The Board oversees the collection and distribution of funds raised on behalf of South Loop Elementary School. Funds distributed must align with annual our goals.

Programs We Fund

GENERAL FUND

The needs of South Loop Elementary School (SLES) are always evolving, and so must the education it provides our students. Your generosity will give SLES the necessary fiscal strength and flexibility to address emerging priorities and leverage new opportunities.

 

CURRICULUM SUPPORT FUND

Our classrooms need extra tools to help teachers effectively teach the school’s core curriculum. Your gift will be used to fund subscriptions and lesson books to support the curriculum.

 

EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY FUND

In this day and age, the future is in technology. Tight CPS budgets limit the access our children have to the equipment and training necessary to stay informed. Your gift will make it possible for our students and faculty to have access to the latest equipment and technology in an ever-increasing tech-focused world.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

You can help strengthen academic programs at SLES and make seed funding available to faculty to further develop the skills needed to provide a supportive and informed classroom. Your donation will deliver funding to drive innovative teaching and support socio-emotional development in the classroom.

 

FINE ARTS & MUSIC FUND

SLES is a Fine Arts Magnet School, and equipment and supplies are needed to ensure the program continues to thrive. Your gift can help ensure our program is focused on the support, evolution and community awareness of the arts and arts integration.

 

SOCIAL EQUITY FUND

To take full advantage of all that SLES has to offer, every student should have the same access to supplies, supports, and services. Your gift will help make the educational experience an equal one for every student.

 

STUDENT LIFE FUND

Life at SLES is not only about the academics in the classroom. Today’s students are building community by joining clubs and activities that extend beyond the school day.  Your gift can help students pursue interests and projects beyond the curriculum.

 

FINE ARTS & MUSIC FUND

SLES is a Fine Arts Magnet School, and equipment and supplies are needed to ensure the program continues to thrive. Your gift can help ensure our program is focused on the support, evolution and community awareness of the arts and arts integration.


COMMUNITY OUTREACH FUND

It is important for the school to have a great relationship with the community.  Your donation to this fund will support the community events the school’s Family Involvement Group (FIG) organizes.