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This Week at Fox

Regular school schedule:

  • Kindergarten: 8:25am - 12:30pm

  • TK: 8:45am - 12:50pm

  • Grades 1 - 3: 8:25am - 2:35pm

  • Grades 4 - 5: 8:25am - 3:10pm

This week:

  • Wednesday, December 13
    • Minimum day
      • Kindergarten: 8:25am - 12:30pm
      • TK: 8:45am - 12:50pm
      • Grades 1-5: 8:25am - 12:20pm

  • Friday, December 15

    • Teacher/staff cookie party, noon

Upcoming Dates...

  • December 21 - January 8 -- Winter Break, No school

  • January 12 - January 26 -- Reading Power Read-A-Thon

  • January 15 -- Martin Luther King Day, No school

  • January 16 -19 -- Book Fair

  • January 18 -- Foxtravaganza auditions for solos, small acts, and MCs

  • February 19-23 -- Mid-winter break, No school

Complete 2017-2018 School Calendar 

Teacher/Staff Holiday Cookie Party

Friday, December 15, Noon

We need our amazing Fox families to sign up to bring 3 dozen homemade holiday cookies or treats. Even if you are not a baker, you can still help by providing non-perishable item or assisting with set-up.

Fox Spirit Wear


Fox spirit ware can be ordered through the Fox StoreThe next dates when orders are submitted to the vendor are February 16, 2018 and May 11, 2018.  

FOXTRAVAGANZA 2018: Love, Peace and Harmony!

This years show will be held at Hillsdale High School Auditorium (larger venue!) on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2018.


Important Dates

  • Sign-ups close: Friday, October 27
  • Group Acts begin practicing: Week of November 27
  • Auditions (for solos, small acts and MCs):  Thursday, January 18 at 5:30pm (Fox Middle Room)
  • Tech Rehearsal: Thursday, February 15 at 5:30pm (Fox Middle Room) 
  • Dress rehearsal: Friday, March 9 at 5:30pm (Hillsdale High School Auditorium)
  • Show times:  Saturday, March 10 at 6:30pm & Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm (Hillsdale High School Auditorium)

Volunteer Sign-Ups
Are you interested in being a leader? We need group act leaders, production assistants and many other positions filled.  Please click on the following link to sign up today: Foxtravaganza Volunteer Sign-Ups

PTA Donations

Invest in Your Child's Success

Invest in Success donations fund the bulk of our PTA programming during the school year.  These programs offer our students a diverse and well-rounded education and vital curriculum supports to ensure that they have every opportunity to succeed both at Fox and into the future.


We are striving for 100% participation from our Fox families.  Every child – including your own – benefits from the programs the PTA supports!  It is important that all our families be invested of the education their children receive. 


If you have not yet donated, please make your annual donation through the Fox Store.


You may also contribute by dropping a check in the PTA Box located in the school office (checks payable to Ben Fox PTA). 


And don’t forget to ask your employer to match your donation!


As always, thank you for supporting your Fox PTA!


Volunteers are essential to keeping Fox Elementary running smoothly.  Can you lend a hand?


Reading Power Committee Member - Please contact Stephanie Lee

Recycling Assistant - Contact Jim Cole 

Foxtravaganza Chorus Director-in-Training - Please contact Andrea Ganim

Spirit Day Coordinator - Please contact Anne Strehlow

Tutoring Coordinator – Please contact Anne Strehlow 



For details see the "Volunteers Needed" section in the Parents tab.

Do you want to volunteer but don't see what you're looking for? Contact PTA President Anne Strehlow at

Quick Links

Recycling at Fox


Save up your Recycling!  


Jim will be at the flag pole to help you drop off your CA-CRV recyclables - including plastic water and soda bottles, glass beer bottles, and aluminum beverage cans.


Each school year we raise thousands of dollars to support PTA programs at Fox!  


Please contact Jim Cole with any questions or offers to help with the collection of recyclables: or 650-339-1775.



Visit the Fox Store to:

1.) Purchase Fox Spirit Wear

2.) Purchase Marquee Messages

3.) Purchase School Yearbooks

4.) Make your annual Invest in Success PTA Donation

5.) Join the PTA


Fox PTA Tax ID: 23-7074309

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School Supplies Donation

Classes are already underway! If you have not done so already, please submit your school supplies donation to the school office.  Donations of $50 per student attending Fox will provide all the specific materials each teacher and student will need for his or classroom. Thank you for your support of Fox Elementary.

Parent donation form (Note that this donation is not tax deductible.)

Hot Lunch Helpers Needed!


Fox school needs your help to distribute hotlunch to our students this school year!  


Lunch is distributed from 11:30-12:45 pm on regular days and 9:30-10:30 am on minimum days (including Wednesdays). 

Please sign up to help out using the links below.  Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly commitments are helpful.  But we appreciate you stepping in the help on your single open days, as well. 








Please contact Kip at or 415-307-7641 with any questions.

Volunteering at Fox: Getting Started

We are grateful for your interest in volunteering at Fox.  We welcome all parents, grandparents, and guardians into our classrooms and school.  The volunteer clearance process has recently been changed by the school district.


Start your volunteer authorization process by completing the School District's required Volunteer Form by clicking on the Formstack link below (STEP ONE). This form indicates to the district your interest in volunteering.  Next, visit the district webpage to determine the level of clearance you are seeking - Clearance Level is determined by the type of volunteer work you will be doing.  Print the required paperwork from the district webpage, and submit the completed forms to the school office.


1.)  STEP ONE - Complete District Volunteer Form:


2.) STEP TWO - Determine Which Level of Clearance you Require (Level I, II, or III)


3.) STEP THREE - Print the Forms for the Required Tests (TB, Fingerprinting, and/or Vehicle)


4.) STEP FOUR - Complete any Required Tests and Submit Paperwork to the School Office


If you would like to read up on the procedures before submitting the District Form, additional information regarding volunteer clearance can be found at both the District's website and here on our Fox website: