The Magnet Parents Association (MPA) welcomes donation year round to help our students succeed.


The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Drive has begun!

Support our students today! Online via PayPal below (please put “Annual Giving Campaign” and your child's name in “Special Instructions to Seller” on the final webpage) and fill out the Online Pledge Form
by sending donation check to school using a printed copy of this pledge form 
In order to maintain and develop our unique and outstanding program, we rely on your generous donations.
When you give to the MPA, your tax-deductible donations are used to fund:

  • Supplies for hands-on science experiments (microscopes/dissection materials, etc.), a genetics lab and on & off campus Science Fairs
  • One-Day Field trips to the Science Center, the Getty Villa, the Norton Simon and other cultural and academic institution around Los Angeles
  • Academic competitions such as MathCounts, Battle of the Books, Spelling & Geography Bee
  • High school level books, literature books, and Common Core materials
  • Classroom textbook sets so students do not have to carry heavy books home
  • A full-time aide to assist in the classrooms and Magnet office
  • Classroom stipends for Magnet, music and drama teachers
In recent years, we have fallen short of our fundraising goals and have had to dip into reserves just to cover the basics listed above - but our goal is to not only preserve what we already have in place, our goal is to include even more enhancements to the program, as our children require them. To preserve and enhance the program requires strong parent participation.

We have two opportunities to take our students' learning experience to the next level through technology implementation THIS YEAR, including Robotics/Engineering Stations and Chromebooks for Classrooms, going beyond supporting our basic needs as billeted above. Whether these can be implemented depends on your financial support. Our hardworking gifted children deserve these opportunities.

We are asking each family to donate $650. No gift is too small, and any amount is appreciated. Of course, please consider giving more if you are able. Our goal is 100% participation and installment plans via PayPal are available. 

Make your donation at the following levels:
  • HGM Rock Star $1000 or above will receive a car magnet, a Portola HGM PE Bag, and a Yearbook.
  • Sustaining Sponsor >= $650 will receive a car magnet and a Portola HGM PE Bag
  • Basic Sponsor >= $200 will receive a car magnet

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Ralphs Card - Community Contribution
Enroll and Re-Enroll your Ralphs Reward card and a percentage of your grocery spending goes to Portola Magnet. You can link your Rewards card to Portola Highly Gifted in one of the following ways:

Register (or login, if you already have a Ralph's account) online here. On the Account Summary page, click on the "Enroll" button. In the search box, type in "93761" (Portola Highly Gifted Magnet's Organization number), or enter "Portola Highly Gifted Magnet". Select it and double check and make sure Portola Highly Gifted Magnet shows up in My Account page under the Community Rewards section in the bottom.

Please note that Ralphs requires the customers to re-enroll on an annual basis. If you have previously enrolled, but it has been a while, it does not hurt to check and to make sure that you still have Portola Highly Gifted identified in your Community Rewards section of your account summary page.

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