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Fundraising Overview

fundraiser appleContributions made by our parent community help make Wagner Ranch an excellent school!

Your donations are coordinated by two non-profit, 501c3 organizations that are run by parent volunteers; the Wagner Ranch Parents' Club (WRPC) and the Education Foundation of Orinda (EFO). To learn more about these organizations and what they fund, see the letter from our Superintendent below, and visit the WR Funding page.

In addition to parent donationsthe WRPC generates money through events and programs such as the Hot Lunch Program, Before and After School Program (BANDIT Club), After-School Enrichment ProgramRound-Up Carnival, Bandit Bash and the Walkathon as well as a variety of smaller fundraising activities. 

Letter from Dr. Carolyn Seaton

Superintendent of Schools, Orinda Union School District

Dear OUSD Parents,

Our children are fortunate to attend a public school where every child benefits from our collective financial generosity. Robust fundraising efforts offer our children the best elementary and middle school education in California. Orinda Unified School District (OUSD) ranks in the TOP 1% performance in the state, while receiving the LEAST amount of funding from the state (ranking 998/1000 in funding), to the tune of $8,500 per student. It takes roughly $13,500 to educate each student. OUSD outperforms other districts because parents and the Orinda Community generously donate to bridge this funding gap.

Your generous donations to Parents Club and EFO (Educational Foundation of Orinda) help pay for the following personnel: 

  • TK-3 Class Size Reduction (Reducing class sizes increases the number of teachers needed both in the classroom and enrichment classes such as P.E., Art, Music)
  • Instructional Assistants for classrooms, S.T.E.A.M. Labs, Science, Learning Gardens, and Resource
  • Literacy Coach
  • Math Coach
  • S.T.E.A.M. Coach
  • Counseling Services
  • Librarians
  • Reading Intervention Specialists
  • School Psychologists
  • P.E., Art and Music Teachers
  • Office Clerks

Without these generous donations, our children, teachers and staff would go without:

  • Teacher Training and Professional Development
  • Grade Level Enrichment
  • S.T.E.A.M. Lab & Learning Garden
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Classroom Supplies
  • P.E., Art and Music Supplies
  • School Office Supplies
  • Technology
  • Staff Appreciation throughout the year
  • Assemblies
  • BASC Facilities, Salaries and Training

The donations to school site Parents' Clubs and to EFO are both necessary to provide the award-winning education that we have come to expect in Orinda. You can donate to the school site Parents' Club and EFO.

Thank you for your commitment to OUSD!

Carolyn E. Seaton, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Orinda Union School District