At the start of each school year, we ask families to donate to our WAVE Fund to bridge the gap between public funding and our school's unique needs. This year we are asking our LCM Dolphin families to donate a minimum $175 per student to our Wave Fund.





Due to recent budget cuts across the state and district, we need your help now more than ever. In addition to our normal responsibilities of supporting teachers, activities, and fun family events, for this 2023-2024 school year, the La Costa Meadows PTO is responsible for covering 100% of the annual salaries for our school's:


- Social Worker

- STEAM Teacher (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

- 2 Intervention Aides

- Before/After School Educational Programs

- Staff Development Training

- And so much more!

TOTALING $200,000++


Therefore, if it’s within your means, we would greatly appreciate families donating at least $175 per student to the Wave Fund this school year. However, no amount is too small. We need all the help we can get to keep these programs running!


Other items funded by your PTO donations include:

- Before & After School Learning

- Student Magazines
- School Assemblies
- Copy Supplies
- STEAM Program Supplies
- PE Equipment
- Field Trip Scholarships
- Library Books & Supplies
- Teacher Appreciation
- Computer Supplies
- Community Events
- Online Program Licensing Fees
- Safety Communication Equipment
- Playground Equipment


Your PTO donation is tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly to support LCM programs. Please ask your employer if they provide a corporate match of your donation funds. Many companies provide a match at no additional cost to you and in turn, doubles the funding for the school! 


If you are unable to make a financial donation at this time, there are many other ways to get involved! Please consider donating your time and volunteer at one of our LCM PTO events.




See Your Wave Fund Donations IN ACTION!


If you haven’t made your donation yet to The Wave Fund, we wanted to share with you just how important your contribution is to our school. This year the PTO has funded the salary for a STEAM teacher for the school, which is 100% funded by your donations. This is amazing and we are so proud to be able to do this.



"Greetings from Molly Burt (aka Mrs. Burt), the new LCM STEAM teacher! I am a multiple subject credentialed teacher and also a parent here at LCM. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to supplement our children's education with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math lessons, activities and projects.


I am working with an incredible curriculum from the Museum of Science, Boston called Engineering is Elementary (EIE) and I've been planning a year of fun, meaningful and engaging STEAM experiences using EiE.  The students and I will also be learning and working in our school's science garden and
I know we all are excited to get the garden up and running/growing again!


I believe this class will empower our LCM students to become life long STEAM learners and passionate problem solvers!  I have a wonderful feeling your child will look forward to STEAM class with Mrs.
Burt!!  Feel free to volunteer with your child's class and join the fun!  Thank you for supporting the PTO and making this STEAM class a reality here at LCM!"  - Mrs. Burt :)






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