HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation

P.O. Box 150157, San Rafael, CA 94915

Tax ID# 94-2838374 

San Rafael City Schools: 

Bahia Vista, Coleman, DavidsonGlenwood, Laurel Dell, San Pedro, Short, Sun Valley, Venetia Valley, Madrone HS, San Rafael HS, and Terra Linda HS

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HeadsUp is part of Schools Rule Marin, a coalition of all Public Education Foundations in Marin County.

Elevating Education for Every Child

HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation

We bring critical enrichment and support programs to our schools, providing equitable opportunities for our students while building community district-wide.
HeadsUp CARNIVAL 2019, Another Success!

Raffle Winners

Olga Lopez: $1000

Mario Aganel: $500

Bradley Mazariegos: $250


Top Sellers

Gisel Grul,

Davidson Middle School

Tasha Ly,

Bahia Vista Elementary School

Aiesha Angel D'Costa,

Coleman Elementary School

Freddy Ordonez,

Glenwood Elementary School

Angel Gonzalez,

Laurel Dell Elementary School

Catherine Juarez Molina,

San Pedro Elementary School

Shane Loflin,

Short Elementary School

William Marth,

Sun Valley Elementary School — District Top Seller

Sophie Balderrama,

Venetia Valley School

Principal Mike Taylor was our lucky winner who got to Kiss the Bull Dog!

Our new Superintendent, Jim Hogeboom, experienced Carnival this year for the first time. Here's what he had to say about it:


"Wow, that was an amazing carnival! I was very impressed with the pre-organization, all the volunteers, the music from the students, the number of cakes for the cake walk, all the fun bouncy houses on the field, the amazing food (tasted my first pupusa!), the volunteers, the candied apples, the terrific number of parents and students, and just the whole thing!  What a wonderful way to bring the entire San Rafael community together in such a fun way. I really appreciate all the hard work and incredible number of hours given by all the volunteers — so happy to be a part of it all. THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!"  


We couldn't have said it better. Thanks to all participants and profound gratitude to our event chairs Tanya Burdick and Michelene Moayedi.

This important event raises over $80,000 for our schools.


Images from Buzz Photo Booth

We Rocked! 

More than 3,000 kids, from all eight elementary schools in San Rafael, ran in this year’s HeadsUp Rockin’Run, April 15–26, 2019. By working hard and collecting pledges, our kids raised $70,000 for elementary school music programs which will help pay for music instruction, materials, and instruments. Our new Scholastic Challenge online donation system allowed kids to set up personal fundraising pages for the first time. The new system more than doubled our online donations!


Many thanks to the Rockin’Run school site leaders, to the principals, staff, and teachers and to the hundreds of parents who came to watch, cheer, and mark laps on our run days.

Congratulations to our biggest fundraisers:


Grand Prize winner: Charlie Pledger of Coleman, who will have a special night at a Pacifics game with friends and family. 


First prize winners at each school:

Bahia Vista — Matias Conrado

Coleman — Charlie Pledger

Glenwood — Kamelia Tokolahi

Laurel Dell — Angelin Rodas

San Pedro — Nicole Annabelly Gonzalez Lemus

Short — Riley Bulfer

Sun Valley — Katie Forst

Venetia Valley — Cindy Mazariegos