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what we fund

Marquez is a public school, but the education your children receive here is actually something we like to call Public Education Plus+.   What's that?  It's the magic that happens when Marquez gets to combine LAUSD funding with the substantial contributions Marquez families make each year via Friends of Marquez.   Together, Marquez familes fund the salaries of the additional teachers and aides who enable us to have class sizes that are well below the LAUSD average.   We also fund science, art, music, the Media Lounge, P.E., the Edible Garden, Mr. Lantos' plays and the Digital Edge Program.   

Class size Reduction

Year after year, parents rank small class size as their
No. 1 priority in the annual FOM survey.  Depending
on the number of District provided in any particular
school year, FOM funds

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Instructional Aides

Instructional aides in every classroom enable our

students to receive more individualized attention and

differentiated instruction,

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half class reduction

for DIFFERENTIATED Learning & Teaching 

Marquez is the only school in the Palisades to offer

half class reduction through FOM funded and

supported "enrichment" programs

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Digital Edge Technology

Since 2008, Marquez has received the Apple

Distinguished School Award, an accolade reserved

for schools that meet the criteria for innovation,

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In Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 4, students have

the opportunity 2-3 times a week to go learn science

with full-time science

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Students in Grades 1 and 2 meet once a week with an

FOM funded music teacher to sing and

learn about different instruments,

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Library/Media Lounge

The FOM supported Media Lounge remains true to

the library mission – to enable and enrich the learning 

process through access to 

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Fresh Kids Week

Families at Marquez recognize the importance of

school-wide health and wellness initiative.   Fresh

Kids week is a week-long speaker/assembly series

intended to teach students all about how to adopt a

healthier lifestyle.

art and Theater

Art:  Students in Grades 1 and 5 receive art

instruction once a week with FOM funded art teacher

Ms. Pieter Loring in our dedicated

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At Marquez, we place high value on physical

education — to get students physically active; help

reduce obesity promote the

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Edible Growing Garden

Marquez’s Edible Growing Garden is a thriving

outdoor classroom for students in

Grades 2-5. 

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