Fruit Valley, school district sets fundraising record

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Fruit Valley -- Fruit Valley Elementary School set the per capita record for fundraising in the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools annual campaign in January. Fruit Valley raised $5,583, the most generated per person across the whole Vancouver School District. Fruit Valley students and staff members were honored for the effort on Jan. 25 at a school assembly. The whole district set a record, too; students raised $52,013 and staff raised $129,143 for a combined total of $181,156 for the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. The foundation pays for programs such as Lunch Buddies, Basic Needs Checkbooks for principals, medical and dental assistance for needy students. In the 2010-11 school year, the foundation provided $96,000 in basic needs support and $81,000 in classroom enrichment grants. For more information, call 360-313-4730 or visit http://vsdfoundation.org.