Friends of Language Academy, Inc. (FOLA)

FOLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation benefiting the children of Language Academy.


Shoutout to another one of our wonderful sponsors Smashburger! They are located at 6061 El Cajon Blvd next to Big 5 and are supporting our Dreamland Dash Jogathon.

Smashburger is an innovative restaurant concept that is redefining its category by providing a burger experience that combines the superior product, service and atmosphere associated with sit-down casual dining and the speed and convenience associated with quick-service restaurants.

With its handcrafted menu items ranging from smashed-to-order burgers, handspun Haagen-Dazs milkshakes, chicken sandwiches, salads, and sides made with fresh, premium ingredients and served in less than six minutes, Smashburger is putting the burger back at the center of the consumer dining experience.

As the fastest restaurant company to reach the 100-unit milestone, Smashburger is well on its way to becoming a leading international brand. Order ahead online and enjoy the best burger in San Diego.


With district-wide cuts to school funding next year, it has never been more important for us to have a successful fundraiser and boost our school’s budget. Cuts to teacher training, supplies, and resource teachers are imminent next year. Our goal of $65,000 will help our school fund essential programs that our school needs. 🙏🏽⭐️

If you did not receive a Jogathon info packet, you can go directly to FOLA’s website and download a packet:

If you haven’t signed up your kid(s) in Pledgestar yet, please go directly to: (Link in bio!) 🎉

Together we can accomplish great things! Let’s reach our goal and help our school reach its full potential!
⭐️ 🙏🏽 📚 🏫 💙

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FOLA is proud to have Cage & Miles as this year’s Dreamland Dash Jogathon sponsor. Cage and Miles specialize in California family law and their mission is to help you find clarity and peace of mind so you can focus forward. At Cage & Miles, their team of competitive, highly competent and skilled attorneys focus exclusively on family law and family-related issues.

With over 145 combined years of practice, their incredible team of California-based family lawyers has championed the interests of thousands of individuals and families, establishing an enviable track record of success and achievement.

Each family law case is unique and that’s why their award-winning team of attorneys takes a methodical, systematic approach to each case. You can count on their ability to navigate the complexities of your case with integrity, honesty and privacy. Their team of experienced attorneys will advocate for you every step of the way. Some of the areas they specialize in are: bankruptcy, trusts and estate planning, family law, appeals, and high net worth services. If you are need of good representation from a qualified team of attorneys, click on the link on their website to request a free 30-minute consultation:

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FOLA is happy to once again have Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen as part of our family of sponsors! Pesto is one of our favorite restaurants!!! Located in Mission Valley, it's the perfect place to take the family or that special person on a date night. Pesto puts a hearty, healthy new spin on traditional Italian fare. Did I mention Kids Eat Free every Wednesday? And they even get to make their own pizza!
Whether you’re dining in, taking out, or catering an event all of their ingredients are locally sourced and made to order.


Photos from Friends of Language Academy, Inc. (FOLA)'s post 05/04/2024

We did it! Mission “Montezuma Language Academy Sign” is complete! Many thanks to FOLA, PTSA and our trusty volunteers for making this happen! 🎉🙏🏽 Finally we have a beautiful sign on Montezuma to showcase what an amazing school we have! I hope to never hear again from neighbors and passersby… “I didn’t even know this was a school!” Our school is a gem and we are proud of it! It’s time to let the world know how proud we are! 🐯🩵💙🩵💙🩵💙🐯 LION PRIDE!

Also, special thanks to for taking the time to help us! They saved the day removing old rusty bolts to help pave the way for our amazing new sign of PRIDE. 🎉😁💙🐯



FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

Moving Up Ceremony: Auditorium, 1:30 pm
Refreshments: Lunch Arbor, 2:30 pm

In order for this event to be successful, we need your support! Please scan the QR code or visit the link below to sign up to volunteer your time bring a treat to share, or to make
a donation. We are hoping to purchase the necessary items for the ceremony by May 17. #/

Thank you in advance for all your support! If you have any questions or concerns contact April Parker at [email protected] or Ofelia Andrade at [email protected]


Last meeting before Jogathon is this coming Monday!!

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We are so grateful to our sponsors this year for making our DREAMLAND DASH possible! One sponsor we’d love to highlight is Gemstone Gymnastics 💎🤸🏾‍♀️ 🩵. Check out their summer camp options this year! They have it all from Ninja, Parkour, Disney camp to gymnastics, cheer & tumbling! They also offer amazing year round classes! Benefits of gymnastics include increased focus, self confidence, strength and flexibility, social skills and fitness for life! Follow Gemstone 💎 at 🩵💙❤️


Hello middle schoolers!! Who would like to make some dreamy inspired art!?! 🖼️ 🎨 Join us this Thursday! ART CLUB! 💙Ask librarian Susan Rodgers for a permission slip!


Who’s ready for DREAMLAND DASH 2024?? 🎉Our biggest fundraiser of the year is HERE! May 17, 2024! Presented by LeCaramel!

The time is NOW to register your runner and start collecting donations! Go to and set up your runner’s page today!

All funds go directly to the school and fund our beloved programs like Art, Gardening Club, Music, Science assemblies, and more! Our goal this year is $65,000! Our school made wonderful things happen this year because of amazing families like YOU coming together to help us raise much needed funds. We have 19 days!

Happy fundraising! Get ready to dream BIG and run FAR! 🩵🤩💙🎉🌎

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Sponsor shout-out to the incredible Josette Alvarez! 🎉 She is our very own Language Academy parent & real estate expert as well as an Olympian sponsor for the upcoming Dreamland Dash Jogathon! 🥇🏃🏽‍♀️Josette is truly a special person and incredibly knowledgeable about all things real estate and San Diego! A native San Diegan, she knows this city inside and out and can help you with your next sale, purchase, investment, or other real estate move! Follow her on social media and wave and say hi 👋🏼 if you see her at drop off or pick up! Thank you Josette! We are so grateful for your support! 🎉🤩🙏🏼💙🩵❤️

Josette Alvarez - San Diego Realtor


Congratulations to another amazing teacher who received well deserved recognition yesterday by our Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson. 🤩 Maestra Juana Vargas is an amazing 3rd grade Spanish teacher- and we are so grateful for her! 🙏🏼 She received a surprise visit and certificate acknowledging her steadfast commitment to her students. 🎉 Bravo Maestra! We love you! ❤️💙🩵

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Yesterday Language Academy hosted an in-person Professional Development Workshop for French teachers brought to us by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in collaboration with Centre de liaison de l’enseignement et des médias d’information.

This workshop focused on the themes of sports journalism, in terms of journalistic techniques and treatment of media events. Participants of this training learned how to identify the role of the media’s image in sports news and how to propose examples of pedagogical activities online with the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 🥇🌎

Merci à tous! Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters to helping us create a welcoming environment at Language Academy in which to learn and grow in French for our students! 💙🩵

Together we can all do great things! 🎉

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We are so grateful for amazing teachers like Maestra Faith Stevens! It warms our hearts to see her surprised and recognized today by San Diego Unified Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson. “En agradecido reconocimiento por su constante servicio y apoyo a los estudiantes de la Escuela Language Academy” 💙🏆🥹🎉. We love you Maestra! You deserve all the recognition and more for going above and beyond for your students! 🙏🏼🤩❤️


MOVIE NIGHT! 🍿🎥🎉 All 7th graders are invited to an outdoor movie on the field this Friday with dinner provided. Hosted by Middle School teachers, parents and FOLA. 🍿🎥 😁

There will be a check-in table as this will be an event just for the 7th graders. 6th and 8th graders also have future events planned for their grades!😁🩵💙


French program families! Consider visiting the Alliance Française open house and book fair this weekend! Will be an amazing and free event! ❤️💙🩵 The Language Academy- French and Spanish Immersion- San Diego, CA

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Jersey Mike's Subs on El Cajon Blvd is once again another proud Marathon sponsor of Language Academy Dreamland Dash this year!🏃🏽‍♀️🏆🎉

Jersey Mike’s Subs raised a record-breaking $25 million to help more than 200 local charities during the company’s 14th Annual Month of Giving in March. On March 27, Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving, nearly 2,500 restaurants donated 100 percent of sales, not just profits, to local charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. Here in San Diego, every dollar was donated to Rady Children’s Hospital. 🙏🏼

We are so lucky to be a recipient of a generous Jersey Mike’s donation! Head there for a delicious sub this week and thank them for being an awesome Language Academy sponsor!

Please use this 10% coupon and grab a sandwich for lunch or dinner for the family. Coupon is good through May 31st.🎉❤️💙🩵

Photos from Friends of Language Academy, Inc. (FOLA)'s post 04/19/2024

There is nothing more valuable than having plumbing and HVAC contractors you can trust wholeheartedly! Comfort City Mechanical, Inc. provides reliable heating, venting and air conditioning services across southern California. This business also specializes in plumbing, from simple repairs to new construction.

Comfort City is owned by the Orozco/ Egypt family- a wonderful Language Academy family who have supported our school generously through the years! ❤️ We are so grateful to have their support as Olympian sponsors of the DREAMLAND DASH JOGATHON 2024! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏆

I can say from personal experience- Comfort City is the best in town for your plumbing needs! They are the most trustworthy and ethical team around! They saved my family tens of thousands of dollars just by being thorough, honest, and experts in their field. 🙏🏼😍

Call them at 1-888-542-6262 for any plumbing or air conditioning/ heating need you might have! Alvaro and Franklin and their stellar team will take good care of you! ❤️💙🩵

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FOLA is SO grateful to Le Caramel for being the Underwriting Sponsor for Dreamland Dash Jog-A-Thon 2024! ❤️We love Le Caramel so much and are so lucky to have an incredible Language Academy family owned local business as our repeat sponsor for several years! 🤩 Please give them a follow on social media and visit their website for some delicious homemade tasty treats, gift baskets, and amazing high quality French caramels! Perfect for teacher gifts! 😜 If you see Vincent & Christen around campus, say hello and thank them for everything they do for Language Academy! ❤️

Photos from Friends of Language Academy, Inc. (FOLA)'s post 04/15/2024

It was a beautiful day at the Rolando Street Fair! ☀️Language Academy connected with so many great families in the neighborhood and shared info about our awesome school. Our stellar students helped give out glitter tattoos and helped share their love for Language Academy with fellow San Diegans! It was a great success overall and we had so much fun educating our neighbors about who we are! We can’t wait for next year! 💙🩵💙🩵 Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and staff who showed up to represent! We love you! 😍 🙏🏼


Dreamland Dash 2024!! 💭😴🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️🏅Get ready people! Language Academy’s biggest fundraiser is here! Save the Date! 📣 MAY 17 📣 Info packets will go home with kiddos soon! Day-of volunteer signups will be shared in May!

Presented by Le Caramel !!!!

Find out more at

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Mark your calendars! Sun, April 14! 😄Come join us at the Rolando Street Fair!

We’d love some help from parents, staff, & alumni at the Language Academy booth- giving out glitter tattoos & talking to families about our school! Rolando’s Street Fair is SUCH a fun and free event for the whole family.

Live music🎸games 🎯bounce houses🎪 arts and crafts 🎨and tons of food trucks🍧! We hope to see you there! 🤩


We are so proud of Language Academy 8th grader Céleste Lesage! Her beautiful and powerful visual response to a New York Times piece was awarded Honorable Mention in the in the 2nd Annual One Pager Challenge. Celeste we are so proud of you! Bravo to Celeste and to our teachers who challenge our students to enter contests such as this- inspiring critical thinking and creativity!


FOLA & PTSA work closely together to make sure our school has amazing events, a shared sense of community, and adequate resources & support for all 978 students and all of our wonderful staff!

So many of the amazing unique things we do at our school are made possible by parent involvement!

Consider running for a board position on PTSA! We need you!

Join us THIS Wednesday for our next meeting. We'll be holding elections to elect the new board! Meeting takes place in the auditorium. Dinner (El Pollo Grill) begins at 5:30, meeting begins at 6.

We are still looking for a Secretary to join our team. Don't let PTSA fizzle! We need YOU!

Secretary: works with Executive Board to create agendas. Attends all meetings (minimum of 3 a year) and takes notes. Files notes appropriately in google folder.

Children are welcome to join, although we will not have childcare available at the meeting.

'A wonderful opportunity': The adventure of raising bilingual children 03/13/2024

Great article by BBC examining the science behind raising bilingual children- including advice for parents who may speak one language but hope to raise children to be multilingual ❤️
The Language Academy- French and Spanish Immersion- San Diego, CA

'A wonderful opportunity': The adventure of raising bilingual children How do you help children become fluent in two or more languages, even if you don't speak other languages yourself?


FOLA monthly meeting tonight! Join us in the library! 6pm. Dinner will be served!


Friendly reminder to join us for FOLA meeting tonight in the library at 6pm to plan for Jogathon. Dinner provided!


Middle schoolers!!! Are you ready for some football? 🏈 Tryouts next week!! Mon 3/4 & Wed 3/6- 4:00-5:30. Let’s make Language Academy history! 👏🏼🎉 🏈 🏆 Sign up using the QR code!

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Middle School Tryouts are next week for Flag Football (boys team and a girls team) in addition to a new cheerleading squad this season! Remember to preregister uisng the QR code or the link in the comments. District Athletics has reopened registration through the weekend. If you are trying out for wrestling, tryouts will be at a different site next week. Reach out to Coach Cesar regarding wresling at [email protected]

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