Bird Rock Elementary goes island crazy


When the going gets tough, The Parents’ Committee of Bird Rock Elementary School gets going – but not on a shopping spree. These dedicated mothers set out to raise money for their children’s school, and the results added up to a grand total of ?

That money will help keep music, art, physical education, library services, and technology programs from disappearing, now that budgetary constraints forced the school to drastically cut support for these valuable enrichment programs. Thanks to “Island Breeze 2008,” Bird Rock will have a little extra funding for teachers and programs that were in serious jeopardy.

Credit the hard-working committee (chaired by Jena and Robert Jones) for throwing this island-inspired gala at the Hilton San Diego Resort recently - and for earmarking the proceeds to preserve some of the activities they believe is essential to their children’s education.

Among the many supporters attending the festive fundraiser were Kristi Pieper and Michael Rossbacher, David and Jona Fratwell, Linda and Jim McInerney, Kerry and Dan Rooney, Bridget and Anthony Musante, Principal Bev Candage and Tim and Kristy Johnson.