Buy a CSA box from 10% goes back to Mt. Washington Elementary School!

Sign up at and get organic produce delivered directly to your door. Customize your box to include what you like and how often. Use the promo code "FOMWS" when creating the account. 10% will go back to our school and help fund the school garden program at the public elementary school in Mt. Washington. Share with your friends! The box may be available in other areas as well. (If you are already a customer of farm fresh, add the promo code by calling them at 1.800.796.6009. 

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June General Membership Meeting

All FOMWS members may join us at the General Membership Meeting at the MPR of our school at 6:30pm, June 9th. We'll go over the FOMWS Auction results and fundings for next school-year as well as introduce new board members. 

Become a member by paying $5 (cash or check made out to "FOMWS" only) at the meeting.

Go to to view our online auction and bid generously.  Online auction ends May 31st!


KIDS NIGHT OUT! Childcare Options at the Night of the Auction This Friday!

It’s here!  The 11th Annual Friends of Mt. Washington Fiesta and Silent Auction is THIS FRIDAY! Can’t wait to see you all at the Los Angeles River Center on Friday night!  Click here to register and pre-bid on items.

“Wait!” you say in a panic.  “I haven’t bought tickets or found childcare yet!”

Before you read the rest of this post, just click here to buy your auction tickets and Steve & Kate’s Mt. Washington Kid’s Camp reservations.  Only $20 per child. Proceeds go directly to FOMWS! SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS BELOW.

“Oh no!  Steve and Kate’s Mt. Washington Kid’s Camp is sold out.  Ho hum, guess I can’t go…”

You can!  Our trusty friend, Carlin G. Smith Rec Center is also hosting a $16 night of fun for our kiddos on auction night.  Reserve by calling: 323.225.4960. View flyer here  

Whew.  Glad that’s all squared away because this event going to be so ridiculously fun!  Our online auction is now live.  Click here and register as a bidder.  When you do, your name will be entered into our Friends of Mt. Washington Piñata Drawing for the chance to win a Whole Foods Gift Card. You don’t even have to be at the event to win … but if you don’t come, you can’t partake of delicious Golden Road Beer or Mexicali tacos or Antiqua Coffee or El Trigueño Tequila or selections from Silverlake Wine and what fun would that be?  

Thank you J&RParty  @pinataboss  for this wonderful piñata of our logo (designed by local artist & parent Pauline Wolstencroft)!! 

Thank you J&RParty @pinataboss for this wonderful piñata of our logo (designed by local artist & parent Pauline Wolstencroft)!! 

If you absolutely cannot attend but still want to support our school click here and donate in any amount or click the “Buy a Bench” button and be a hero for all children at Mt. Washington Elementary who are tired of being, “bitten by the benches!”




A few things to note:

  • For pre-school to elementary school age children only. 
  • Drop-off begins at 5:30PM and you must have your child picked up by 10:45PM.
  • Pizza and drinks will be provided by FOMWS.
  • Activities will include crafts, fun games, and a movie (Rise of the Guardians).
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and stuffed friends are welcomed!

If you haven’t already purchased your spot, please do so here. The cost is $20 per child and proceeds go directly to FOMWS.

Most importantly, please download and fill out the consent form here and bring it with you when you drop your child(ren) off. Your child will not be allowed to participate without this form. Also, for the safety of your child(ren), please be aware that in order for your child to be picked up, the pick up person must be listed on the form and show photo id. No exceptions.

If you have any questions, please email Brittney, Director of S&K Silver Lake at


We’re so excited to be spending the evening with your kid(s)!

Memorial for Pat Griffith in Community Center (MPR)

Patricia Eileen Griffith passed away in the early morning hours of 18 April 2016. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held as follows:

  • Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – Potluck
  • 6:30 p.m. – Remembering Pat

Location: Mt. Washington Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 3981 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Potluck suggestions – please bring 8-12 servings of something you love, ideally according to these last-name categories (if the thing you love doesn’t fit the category, bring it anyway):

  • A-F: salads
  • G-L: side dishes
  • M-R: main dishes
  •  S-Z: fruit and desserts

Debbie McAfee and Debbie Vodhanel are creating a commemorative cookbook for Pat’s daughter Geneva. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to contribute, please e-mail it to or drop it off at the memorial.

Please make sure you include your name on the recipe.

Notes and cards are very welcome; please mail them in care of Scott Burleigh at 944 Elyria Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Beyond this, donations in any amount to the Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center, Inc. that Pat loved so deeply would be a wonderful way to remember her: 4601 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

For more information, please contact Robin Scherr at or 818-679-0757.