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About Us



Friends of Short Avenue (FoSA) is our school's Booster club. By joining the school you are already a part of FoSA. Welcome!

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the students and teachers of our community public school.

Friends of Short Avenue (FoSA) are dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities that strengthen and support academic growth, inspire creative and aesthetic understanding, and integrate technology and engineering experiences in cultivating the whole child at Short Avenue Elementary. We harness volunteer potential and manage fundraisers and programs in our effort to maximize student potential.

More than 30 years of research show that children do better when their parents and families are involved both at home and at school. Meaningful parental involvement is an integral part of student achievement in school. Children tend to achieve more regardless of ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, or parents’ education level. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.

The FoSA board is run by a group of elected parent volunteers. The FoSA board of directors act as gentle stewards for Short Avenue Elementary School. They strive to enhance your child(ren)’s educational and social experience in addition to your family’s elementary school experience through fundraising and meaningful community events and activities. The Board of Directors continually seeks to improve their organization, Friends of Short Avenue, to leave it better than before their term in office.


President – Savannah Citron

Vice President – Cristina Bartosch

Treasurer – Kali Weissman

Secretary – Sybil Dessau

Communications - Amy Wiedre

Room Parent Coordinator - Katie Pawlik

Spanish Family Liaison - April Coria

Hospitality Coordinator - Lisa Cummings

Bookkeeping - Michael Roth

William Lamb – School Liaison (non-voting)    

Contact us at [email protected]

We are a volunteer-operated, fully insured, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.