It’s up to US to make the difference.

THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN is our most efficient, direct-cash fund raiser of the year. Last year we tripled the field trips from the year before, provided history books, AP review books, and other classroom supplies. Thanks to your donations, our math teachers are the only ones with TI-Nspire CX CAS advanced graphing calculators. We also hosted the Annual SAS Awards Ceremony as well as co- hosted the Teachers’ Holiday Breakfast. With your continued support, in addition to funding these recurring items, we hope to fulfill other requests from teachers as the school year progresses.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. We recognize that our wonderful community consists of families with varying means, but we strongly urge all families to participate in this fundraiser. So, whether your contribution is $100 or $1,000, your donation makes a significant impact on all our students and further enhances our SAS program.

SAS PRIDE. Our SAS students represent approximately 16 percent of the student body at Marshall, yet we represented 50 percent of the Top 10 students and almost 60 percent of the Top 50 graduating students last year. The valedictorian and salutatorian were from SAS. Our SAS program has Exemplary Status from LAUSD, which allows us to serve as a district demonstration site for LAUSD high school SAS programs.

YOUR GIFT IS IMPORTANT. If you are uncertain how much to donate, we suggest a minimum of $100 per student. Bear in mind that there are neighborhood elementary schools asking for a minimum of $350 to $1,100 per student. Private schools are $37,000 per year. Your donation, no matter the amount, will be gratefully appreciated and directly benefits the students. Remember, the money raised and items purchased stays in our SAS program.

You can also make a check payable to FMSAS, and mail to FMSAS, 3939 Tracy St. Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Your donation is tax deductible: Tax ID #800220678.

I would like to express my thanks for all that you have done for my classes this past year. From helping my AP Biology students with the purchase of prep books for the AP Bio test to the valued assistance and funding in the field trip to the California Science Center for the physiology classes, I and the students are grateful for all that you have done. I look forward to working with you again in the next year.

Kimberly M. Kato
Biology Instructor

I would like to express my deep gratitude to Friends of Marshall SAS for their continuous support and assistance in all aspects of education.  Your contributions and commitment to provide the best for our students greatly impacts their learning experiences and helps them to become globally competent students.  Thank you again for all you do!

Susanna Mkrtchyan
H. Biology/H. Physiology Instructor

The books and equipment that you provided were indispensable.  And while the district does provide the minimum resources necessary, the funds that you and your group provided allowed me to increase the rigor and the number of laboratory activities that I was able to accomplish. I can say unequivocally that my students benefited greatly from these additional resources. I look forward to continuing our partnership next year to provide SAS students with a high-quality instructional program.  My goal, as well as yours and the parents of our students, is to have all SAS students ready for the demands of studying at a top-tier, four-year university.

David Gonzales
Chemistry and Physics Teacher