Year-end Message

Dear HGM Families,

As we come to the end of the semester and the calendar year, we want to thank all of your for your continued support.

FHGM Fall Fundraising Events

During the Fall semester, the Annual Picnic and the Annual Holiday Potluck were greatly successful, and underscored the energy, unity and strength of our community.

Together, we raised more money than in previous years! 

A very special thank you to our Potluck and Picnic Coordinators : Ruth Otarola-Linan, Liliana Jackson, Yazmin Peebles, Laura Frazin-Steele and Ana Mueller.

We would also like to thank all the raffle and auction donors, parent volunteers, student volunteers, teachers, and staff who made these events possible. It takes a small army of angels to make these events happen, which not only help us strengthen our community, but also raise funds to improve the HGM program at North Hollywood High School.

FHGM Contributions to the HGM

During the Fall semester, Friends of HGM funded the following projects with monies raised from and by HGM families:

  • Two computer carts equipped with 21 laptops to be used in the Upper Kennedy classrooms.
  • Chemistry lab tables and chairs for Ms. Richardson's classes
  • Two Smart Boards
  • Walkie talkies to assist administration in managing the campus
  • One computer for Ms Kivork
  • Software for several computers
  • Funding necessary to rent a safe and quiet AP testing room
  • Hosting and maintenance costs for the HGM web site
  • Matching funds for the school's sports programs fundraiser
  • Books and other materials

As you can see, the money our HGM families have helped raise is being put to work in ways that directly improve the education and programs that benefit our children.

On-Going Fundraising Campaign

We would like to continue supporting our fantastic program, our kids, and our excellent faculty and administration.  We ask that you help us in our efforts to the extent you can. Any amount, small or large, helps. We would like to achieve 100% participation from our community.

Please go to our web site here http://highlygiftedmagnet.org/donate/ or click on the black bar below to make a direct secure donation using your credit card. All donations are tax deductible.


There are many ways to contribute to FHGM efforts or to our excellent school program. If you'd like to be contacted with volunteering opportunities, please provide us with your information by clicking on the following link http://highlygiftedmagnet.org/volunteer/ and filling out the form.

Thanks for your attention and your participation in making this a great year!

On behalf of the FHGM board, I'd like to wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2014.


Peter Benn,

President 2013-2014,
Friends of the Highly Gifted Magnet


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