$1,000 Scholarship

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Katrina Vibbard, Noah Dresselhaus, Bridget Braden, just to name a few of the past winners of the “Making a Difference,” $1,000 PLEF annual scholarship award. The Patriot Legacy Education Foundation awards one LCHS student a $1,000 scholarship each graduation. The award is called, “Making a Difference,” and is awarded to current LFCS high school seniors who have completed at least 100 volunteer hours in any verifiable community setting such as a school, church, hospital, care center, or other nonprofit organization. Aside from the required hours, the scholarship is awarded to students based on their character, GPA, and written essay.


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Five $500 grants awarded to LFCS educators! The Patriot Legacy Education Foundation awarded five LFCS teachers grants, starting at $500. The grants ranged from: Virtual Reality tech that helps students explore far away places and hard to grasp concepts, to ipads that help special needs students more readily access learning, to AP science kits that will benefit students for years to come, to robots for high schoolers exploring STEM, and gear for our 6th graders who missed the opportunity to attend sixth grade camp due to the pandemic, but whose teachers came together and MADE them a week long experience of a lifetime! Several of these gifts were able to be doubled or tripled by DonorsChoose.org. PLEF is proud to support our teachers and students as they endeavour for greatness at LFCS!


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PLEF Raises money for Field Trips with fun filled student dress up days and spirit wear sales.

The Patriot Legacy Education Foundation is proud to continue supporting our amazing school through the difficult days of the COVID Pandemic. PLEF has been able to find creative fundraising solutions to continue to support our mission, and the programs of Literacy First Charter Schools.

We have had two very successful fundraisers this year that will help our students begin attending field trips again. We are thrilled to be able to partner with our school to promote learning outside of the walls of the classroom. Our students have big things planned for them. They will be attending plays, museums, county parks and more as we strive not for normal, but for the best, for our students!

Our students brought in $5 or more to celebrate our first dress up day of the year, ‘Disney Day.’ This tradition began last year and was the first ‘normal’ and celebratory event we were able to host since the beginning of the Pandemic. It is a joy to walk the halls filled with princesses and superheroes feeling like their most special selves during the school day. Our staff doesn’t disappoint either. Each grade level chooses a theme, and the teachers come as the seven dwarves, or the characters from Inside Out, and many more fun and creative themes. 

We have also been selling Spirit Wear. We are excited to introduce a collection of shirts this year for our ‘Moms, Dads, and Fans.’ Our ‘Bulldog for Life’ Ts have sold out, and our zipper ‘B’ logo hoodies have sold out as well. We have ordered more of each, and we are so thankful for our LFCS families who love our school as much as we do!


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PLEF raises over $10k in coins!

April 2021, the students of LFCS took home cups to collect coins in. Our students STUNNED us and turned in over $10,000 worth of coins!! It was SO much that it took weeks to count!

At the end of the week, students who returned a cup full of coins were able to come to school dressed up and ready to support ‘Operation Lion Heart.’ Students wore blue and yellow to support our Liberty Charter High School Lions athletes during their spring playoff and CIF matches.

Jog4Tech 2021

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2021 LFCS Jog4Tech surpasses goal by more than $15,000 for a total of $73,000 raised!!!

During the month of February, the Patriot Legacy Education Foundation held a school wide fundraiser at LFCS called the Jog4Tech. The goal was to raise $55,000 for the ongoing technology needs of LFCS. Specifically, the school needs to begin replacing outdated SMART Boards in every classroom. Each LFCS family was asked to send out 10 or more Pledge Requests to their family and friends asking them to donate to our cause. Pledge Requests included a personal note from the kids as well as a photo. The requests were sent as emails or text messages to family and friends using the Pledge Star website. As pledges come in, the classes begin to rank based on how much money they have earned.

This year, students who sent 10 or more pledge requests got an LFCS drawstring backpack. Top earning classes got ice cream parties or pizza parties. We also gave out some AMAZING prizes to the top earners in each grade level, and recognized the top earners in each class at our Trimester assemblies.

All American Blast Gala

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Big News!! Thanks to all of our friends and family who participated and gave so generously at the All American Blast gala, we have reached our goal and can purchase our second van! In all, the event raised about $10,000 that will directly impact our student community.

Aside from that, the event itself was a huge success. The evening was full of entertainment and fun with raffles, games, and lots of dancing along with live music from the Remembrance Tribute Band. Dinner was provided by Bekker’s Catering with BBQ chicken, potato salad, and apple pie. You can’t get much more American than that!

Along with the silent auctions and raffle drawings, two games held special interest for the audience. The first was a game of heads or tails. As the last man standing, Jared Svendsen won an overnight golf package to Sycuan Resort. However, the big winner of the night was Maureen Degan. She went home with a diamond bracelet!

Thanks again to all who joined us in this special evening. We are looking forward to many more!


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Let us introduce you to one of our very own LFCS heroes–Irl Bilbrey. Irl has been our in-house go-to-fix-it man for over a decade which makes him an everyday hero in our eyes. But long before he joined us, Irl has lived out a heroic calling of serving in the military, serving in the community, and serving his family.

To see more about why Irl was chosen as this year’s gala honoree, please watch the video below.  You will be blessed and encouraged by his story.

Save the Date!

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Patriot Legacy Education Foundation is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Gala! The All-American Blast will be held on October 12th, 2019

Last year, our LFCS family showed incredible support for our foundation by participating in the Parent Prom. This year, we want to open our doors to our community and friends so that they too can join in the fun!

Just like last year, there will be great food, entertainment, and dancing.

In our inaugural year, this event pushed us over the top of our fundraising goal and allowed us to purchase our first LFCS van! We can’t wait to see how the 2nd Annual Gala will move us closer to our second van!


PLEF Scholarships

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We have great news…

We have just posted our first scholarship application on the Liberty Charter High School website!  This $1000 scholarship is exclusively for LCHS students (Freshmen-Seniors) who have documented volunteer hours of 100 hours or more!  This application is due by February 15th so please act quickly if you are interested!



International Dot Day

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This year the LFCS art team began the year by participating in the International Dot Day across all of the campuses. Dot Day celebrates the anniversary of the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It is a simple story with a big idea: we can make a “mark” on this world.

To celebrate, students had the opportunity to make their own dots that reflected them in whatever way they wanted. The outcome was a beautiful, collective work of art. Each campus approached the project differently, but the concept was the same.  We want our students to believe that they can truly make a “mark” on their world.

And so can we. We can make a mark on our school by actively participating in the lives of our students, school community, and the community at large. We can find creative ways to support the future of our LFCS students. How will you make your “mark”?