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Pancake Breakfast Raises Funds, Fun at SFC

Sunny skies, over one hundred people, and plenty of pancakes made San Francisco Community School’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser a major success this year.

The Saturday, May 13 event was a great fundraiser and fun-raiser– one of the community events benefiting SFC, with all proceeds going to enrichment programs, like art and music.

The public school’s parent-teacher group—called PAC—planned and marketed the event, made all the food, sold tickets, and served it with craft tables in the hallways. The school’s English-learner’s parents group—called ELAC—also chipped in with 100 tamales and atole, a type of hot chocolate.

Wielding sets of dual griddles, PAC parents flipped jacks all morning while next door in the cafeteria, SFC staff dished out over 100 breakfast plates. In the hallways, craft stations offered face-painting, bouquet-making, airbrushed t-shirts, river rock painting, and more. The folk band Paul Griffiths and Friends returned for their annual performance, strumming all morning long. The ticketed event adds support to SFC, where smaller class sizes take priority over extra programming.

The year’s Breakfast fundraiser featured extra sunshine and food, said Christy, a parent and art teacher with kids in 5th and 3rd grade at SFC. “It went very beautifully. We have enough food!”

Longtime SFC parent Chi-An Chien said, “It’s exciting — adding tamales this year, plus the craft stuff and more outside. It’s so much fun.”

With the Pancake Breakfast in the books, end of year activities come in a flurry at SFC, including the Kindergarten camp-out near Golden Gate Bridge this May; Staff Appreciation Week and a new teachers’ break room; and open house for the 5th and 8th graders.

Contact PAC director Maia Piccagli to learn more and get involved! maiapic@gmail.com


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