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Atwater STEAM Elementary is a small, but mighty LAUSD school located in the heart of South Atwater. With a dedicated staff and active community, the school became a STEAM Academy two years ago, and a Dual Language school just this year! This momentum ensures that we are engaging our students with 21st Century cognitive skills.


Friends of Atwater Elementary, a non-profit organization made up of parents, school faculty, and community members, wants to support the exciting growth of Atwater STEAM by funding a number of ambitious projects which will benefit the students, staff, and community overall.  


Our hope is to:


  • Purchase an HP Laptop cart which houses 36 laptops and can be moved to each class allowing more students access to technology.


  • Build an Innovation Lab, a classroom designed for creating and exploring through Science and Engineering experiments, and home to our new 3D printer!


  • Paint and add STEAM-themed murals to the school - because a makeover is long-overdue, and will help to re-energize the school community. 


Friends of Atwater Elementary is always trying to help the staff and students at Atwater STEAM Elementary fulfill their educational needs, and thanks to generous donations, so far this year we have:


  • Ordered Bilingual books, CDs (music) and resources for our newest dual-language classroom.


  • Purchased a new color printer for the dual-language classroom.


  • Replaced a 20-year-old sandbox with giant engineering blocks in the play yard.


In the past, Friends of Atwater Elementary has:


  • Purchased 24 Chrome Books, a 3D printer + ST Math programs for our computer lab.


  •  Funded Chess Club launch and annual tournaments


  • Helped fund a field trip to Anacapa Island.


  • Hosted Annual Art Show receptions which are well attended by school families, community, and City Council Member Mitch O’Farrell.


  • Created Atwater’s own iconic ‘Calaca’ skull t-shirts and produced Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos community festivals in Atwater Village.


We want to continue to foster enrichment for our students. Please consider helping us reach our goals! 

We are tremendously grateful for your support. Thank you from Friends of Atwater Elementary!

Friends of Atwater Elementary is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.


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