Fundraiser at Fresh & Easy in Concord Will Benefit Monte Gardens Elementary

November 15, 2012 3:00 am · 16 comments

ummmm....??? November 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM

While I appreciate the intent behind these fundraisers, I’ve always been bothered by the fact that although the business will donate 5% to the school, they’re still keeping 95% of the increased sales for themselves. I’d be more impressed if businesses would just make a flat-out donation. Same goes for all the “have your students sell….whatever” and we’ll donate a percentage.

Rum Runner November 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Just curious. Why is the comment section open for this fundraiser but the comments were closed on the fundraiser for:
Concord Cub Scout Pack to Hold Fundraiser at Spaghetti Factory on Tuesday ??????
Mr. Mayor????? What kind of comments are you trying to avoid???? Truthful comments?????

Rage Ricin November 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Wowsas….I’m an angry SOB myself, but lashing out at Fresh & Easy and Mr. Mayor for promoting fundraisers is a bit extreme.

Mayor – keep up the good work.

Concord School Mom November 15, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Thank you for always promoting our local community and supporting our schools! Love, Love this blog and all of the local community information. Keep up the good work and doing what the local newspaper no longer does anymore. November 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Thanks for the nice words, Concord School Mom 🙂

Hope you have a nice day!


Arthur November 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM

The fine, upstanding, intelligent people of CA passed Prop. 30, so why on earth would any public shcool need to hold a fundraiser?

Mimi (original) November 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I avoid Fresh and Easy like the plague. The residents near Solano/Port Chicago who keep asking about one replacing the Ace Hardware should just let it die. Fresh and Easy is overpriced and not a very nice shopping experience. Personally, I’d rather go into a Grocery Outlet than a Fresh and Easy. Their stores creep me out!

Speaking of which... November 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

…so what is the status of the Port Chicago F&E?

Another concord school mom November 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Because the school does not pay for things like teaching assistants, classroom supplies, assemblies, etc. The PTA/PFC etc pay for these things, so school/teachers/students rely on these fundraisers to improve their school experience.. Thank u mayor for posting these.

Kirkwood November 15, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Just curious, what does a teaching assistant do? We didn’t have such a thing when I was in school, which admittedly was long ago. Students handed out materials, erased blackboards, graded each other’s quizzes, tests, etc.

anonnnnn November 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Many teaching assistants work with the students who need extra help for a variety of reasons (academic, language, sp.ed., behavior etc.). This frees the teacher to continue with the lessons, without leaving some students behind…lost in the fog so-to-speak. They also do a lot of things like running off copies, organizing materials, checking in homework etc that you wouldn’t want a student to do, as they’d miss instructional time.

Kirkwood November 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM


Reasonable answer – thank you.

funny man November 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Rummy, probably comments like yours? and about how they are run by the same Mt Diablo council that kicks out Eagle scouts for being gay or athiest, and run by hte same bigoted national organization that is the lap dog of the Mormon church.
and frsh and easy sucks too. who shops there??

anon November 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Yes, prop 30 will help, but the schools have very, very little to work with, and as “another school mom” stated, parent groups are busting ass to help make schools better. As a member of a parent group, we pay for teaching assistants, computer lab technicians, classroom supplies, assemblies, copy paper, balls, jump ropes, and much much more. It is a painful reality, but that is just the way it is. Prop 13 is what is hurting us the most.

lewis November 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM


do you know the status of the fresh and easy on olivera?


Arthur November 15, 2012 at 5:19 PM

@ anon #14,
Since Prop. 13, property tax revenues went from about $5 billion annually to nearly $50 billion. Even adjusting for inflation and population growth it’s an increase of over 85%. But you and the fellow drones keep attacking Prop. 13 and not the people who keep wasting all that money. And hate to burst your bubble, but Prop. 30 will do very little for the schools. You were duped.

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