Welcome to the  2017 – 2018 school year, and THANK YOU for choosing Ivanhoe Elementary as your school.

Ivanhoe has, since its inception in 1889, consistently provided outstanding public education to the children of this unique and special community, making it one of the city’s oldest and best public schools. Academically, it is among the highest-rated elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. With just 460 students and 18 teachers, this is a small, tight-knit community school that reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood.

Ivanhoe has built a reputation as a school that soars because of parent interest and involvement, and your decision to send your child to Ivanhoe indicates your commitment to public education.

Think about this unique school – a place where students are well educated and safe, a place that encourages community and friendship. Our children’s welfare unites us all.

Ivanhoe is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and as a result is subject to the budgetary shortfalls that face all schools in the district. In fact, because we are neither a magnet nor a Title I school, we receive even less money than most. And this problem gets worse every year. The primary way we manage these considerable fiscal challenges is through the efforts of the Friends of Ivanhoe (FOI).

FOI: friends of  IVANHOE is you!!!

FOI is a booster organization founded by parents in 1994 to help raise funds to meet those fiscal challenges and provide our community’s children with the best education possible. It is an organization open to all Ivanhoe parents and community members.

You can help FOI in two very important ways: VOLUNTEER & DONATE FUNDS. 100% participation is our goal. Let’s do everything possible to uphold Ivanhoe’s legacy!

 FOI 2017-2018 BOARD

Friends of Ivanhoe is all of us in the Ivanhoe community. If you are a parent at Ivanhoe, you are part of FOI. The board is elected each year in the spring. Officers serve a maximum of two years. If you are interested in learning more about the board or being on the board, we would love your help. Please email with your inquiry.

All board positions are currently co-positions. The 2017-2018 board is as follows:


Lisa Fedak and Abbey DiGregorio

Co-Vice Presidents

Amy Davila and Jenna Milly Cros


Susanna Storm and Katherine Randazzo


Jango Sircus and Christine Rhoden


September 7, 2017

October 5, 2017

December 7, 2017


March 8, 2018

May 10, 2018


2017-2018 Room Parent Contact List

2017-2018 Committee Chairs

Friends of Ivanhoe is a 501 (c)(3) established to support Ivanhoe’s Academic Excellence

Did you know that there is $1,200 funding gap per student, per year?  You can donate yearly, quarterly, or monthly using the link below.  $100 per child per month is encouraged, but ANY AMOUNT is appreciated.


Ask your family, friends, make a donation in honor of someone!  FOI is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


Did you know that you can earn money for Ivanhoe just by shopping? Passive giving is super easy. You shop, and the places you support give to Ivanhoe. Check out our PASSIVE GIVING page to learn more.


Every year Friends of Ivanhoe organize events to help fill the annual drive gap. These events also help strengthen our community. Check out this year’s events on our FUNRaising page.



In order to relieve the financial burden on parents, FOI partners with local businesses and select corporate sponsors to secure support from community stakeholders.  Partners may become involved in a variety of ways.

Essential staff and programs are funded by FOI.