Liberty School Foundation




Information Packet



“Enriching the Educational Experience at Liberty School”



Liberty School Foundation

“Enhancing The Excellence of Public Education”




August 14, 2020


Dear Liberty Families,


Welcome back to the 2020/2021 school year. Unfortunately due to the unpredictable circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school year is looking to be vastly different from years past. As a Foundation our goal still remains the same, to support and enrich the educational environment and experience for our students and staff. The Foundation is prepared to help support in any way we are able to over the next coming months and while that support may be unknown at this time we are ready and prepared to lend wherever it is needed.

Understandably the Foundation is unable to hold any of our traditional events for at least the remainder of the 2020 year. We will be evaluating conditions along the way to determine if some of our 2021 winter and spring events will still be able to take place.

Over the years the Foundation has received an incredible amount of donations from Liberty families with our yearly Membership drive, the Walk-a-Thon and other various events. Due to these donations the Foundation has accumulated a surplus of funds that have been designated to help support the school in a bigger way or in a time of need. Due to this surplus, for the 2020/2021 Foundation Membership drive we are asking for only a donation of $5 to become a member. In the years past we have left this amount up to the individual families and this year we would like to relieve the pressure of feeling the need to contribute in a deeper capacity. We wish you all well and look forward to seeing everyone back on campus in the near future.




The Liberty School Foundation





170 Liberty School Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 ° 707-795-4380 ° Fax 707-795-6468 ° Tax ID 91-1879615


Who We Are



We are Liberty Elementary School parents working together to provide resources and funds for enriching the educational environment at our school.  The Foundation is here to support our teachers and students and to foster a nurturing community environment in order to achieve the best possible school experience.


 We organize many community events, including:

·        Veterans Day Program – Every Veterans Day the Foundation invites veterans to a luncheon after a special program that is put on by the kids.

·        Pasta Feed – Every February the Foundation invites the community to a Pasta Feed dinner.


We organize many school events, a few include:

·        Family Fun Night – The first Friday of the school year, we come together for dinner and a movie.

·        Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Event

·        Science Fair – The kids get to choose, document and present a science project to the rest of the school.


We support the following at Liberty:

·        Annual Teacher and Art/Music/Science Stipends

·        100% of Field Trip Expenses

·        Reading, Math, Science, and Nutrition Programs

·        Summer School Enrichment (K-6)

·        Computer Lab upgrades and supplies

·        Teacher Appreciation Week

·        Annual Scholarships to Liberty alumni

·        Read, Read, Read Program

·        Multi-Purpose Room Supplies

·        School-wide Assemblies

·        Toolbox Life Skills Curriculum (K-6)

·        Support for Library and AR Tests

·        Playground and School Yard Improvements

·        West Side Relays

·        Smart Boards, Listening Systems, and All-Call Phone System

·        State Testing Snacks







Our Fundraisers

We raise money for all the previous listed programs and events with the proceeds from these fundraisers:

Foundation MembershipYour financial support is a major source of funds for the Liberty School Foundation.  Your tax-deductible donation shows your support for the Foundation and what the foundation does for the kids of Liberty School.

Walk-A-ThonThe kids LOVE this event!  You can show your support by assisting your child/children by getting 10 or more people to sponsor your child in the walk-a-thon.

Box Tops We collect Box Tops!  Look for Box Tops on all the products you buy. Clip the box top and have your child bring them to class.

SCRIP/Gift Cards Use gift cards? Give gift cards? Buy your gift cards from the Foundation and by doing this you are helping fund our school field trips. and eScripShop Online? By using the special links on the Liberty School website, our school will get a small percentage of each transaction on sales on and all the websites on the eScrip website.


Become a Liberty School Foundation

Member by donating today!

Your generous donation is tax-deductible, Tax ID 91-1879615. 


Parent/Guardian Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________


My Child’s (Children’s) Name & Grade(s):


Email Address #1:________________________________

Email Address #2:________________________________

Please include us in all Foundation e-mail communications – Yes [   ] No [   ]

(e-mail addresses will never be sold and are to be used strictly for school related communications.)

* Please note that regardless of Foundation support, all families who choose to will be included in our directory, but directories will not be available to non-foundation supporters.


_____   $5  _____  Other  _____   None - I do not wish to become a supporter but please include our family in the school-wide directory.*

*All Supporters receive a Liberty School Foundation Telephone Directory.  Please let us know if you wish not to be included.

Please make checks payable to the Liberty School Foundation and return to your child’s teacher or the front office by Friday, September 11th.

Please contact one of our Co-Presidents if you have any questions:

Nichole Rivas 707-217-3943 -

Nina Weber 707-338-0283 –



Liberty School Foundation Board Members 2020-2021


Nichole Rivas – 3rd & 5th Graders

Nina Weber – K & 2nd Graders


Jean Nelson – K & 2nd Graders


Stephanie Smith – 4th & 1st Graders


Sommer Hansen – K & 3rd Graders


Chris Rafanelli – 200 + kids J


Jeff Ray – 4th Grade Teacher


Julie Tunzi – 2nd/ 3rd Grade Teacher

Past President

Sommer Hansen – K & 3rd Graders

Board Members



     Jeff Goodwin – 4th Grader


     Jessica Somoff – 2nd Grader


     Jeanette Perry – 5th Grader


     Suzy Starke German – 1st & 3rd Graders




          Mai Garrett – 3rd  & 1st Graders


          Emily Anzelc – 2nd Grader


     Celia Grant – 1st & 5th



          Keri Michelucci - 2nd & 6th Graders





Liberty Foundation Meetings 2020/2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.        Location:  Zoom/Teacher Staff Room


September 14, 2020


October 5, 2020


November 2, 2020


December - No Meeting


January 4, 2021


February 1, 2021


March 1, 2021


April 12, 2021


May 3, 2021



The Foundation is made up of parents and faculty who meet once a month. We invite all parents who are interested in learning more, or who would like to get involved to attend.

Upcoming Liberty Foundation Events
Modified - 08/03/2018 02:34pm Scrip
Modified - 08/13/2020 02:49pm Membership