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Who We Are

Friends of Canfield

Friends of Canfield is a non-profit organization that supports, enhances and enriches the educational environment of Canfield Avenue Elementary School. Our intention is to create an inclusive and dynamic environment where we celebrate the whole child, empowering them to discover themselves and find their own voice. We strive to expand social consciousness through an appreciation of other’s feelings, cultures, beliefs, morals and values. Friends of Canfield aims to model honest, open communication with one another, the principal, the teachers and the students. The mission of Friends of Canfield is to:

  1. Raise money to supplement staffing and resources not provided by the district as well as to fund extracurricular programs and activities; 
  2. Positively recruit and respectfully treat our volunteers; and 
  3. Celebrate our diversity by creating events that bring the community together.

Friends of Canfield (FOC) is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board represents the best interests of our students and the parent community in maintaining excellence throughout the elementary school experience. The Board meets monthly to discuss how to raise revenue for the school and how to best spend that money to support the students, teachers and staff at Canfield. Board members work with school administrators and staff to achieve these goals and make Canfield a better public elementary school. The Board openly discusses all ideas and programs that may enhance the educational experience for all students current and future. The Board also works to involve all members of the Canfield community in order to identify and use the skills and talents available in our school community to achieve our goals.


Following are some of the activities & events that raise the money to fund the important programs listed on this website.

Annual Giving Fund

Parents are asked to contribute $950 per child per year, or any other amount they are comfortable donating. Please contribute!

Gala Auction and Drawing

Held every Spring. The 2017 event was a huge success and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next one!

Book Fairs

A Scholastic Book Fair each Fall and a Gently Used Book Fair held each Spring.

Box Tops

When you clip the coupons off of your favorite General Mills foods and paper products and drop them in the little red school house in the front lobby, you’re helping raise money for our school.