Party Book




Q. What, exactly, is a “Party Book”?

A. The Gala Party Book is a fundraiser for the Sherman Oaks Parents Association, Otherwise known as SOPA, it is our parent led fundraising organization.  SOPAs efforts each year ensure that our school has the resources needed to fund essential school programs that are not part of the LAUSD budget including:  teacher’s and yard aides; instructors and materials for art, music, PE, Science, and computer.gardening programs.


Q. I don’t get it.  What is the “Party Book”, then?

A. Its PARTIES!  SOEC Families generously offer to host or sponsor parties throughout the school year. SOEC students and their parents pay to attend the parties and ALL the proceeds go to help SOPA make a difference in your kids education.


Q. Who are the parties for?

A. Anyone and everyone, even people outside of the SOEC Community.  Some parties will be family oriented, some especially for kids and others just for adults.  Invite your friends!


Q. Do I have to host a party alone?

A. Not at all. Get together with friends to sponsor or host a party.


Q. Are my contributions as a Host or a Sponsor tax deductible? If i pay to attend a party is that tax deductible too?

A. YES and YES!


Q. What kinds of parties are in the Party Book?

A. There should be something for everyone.  Parties can include anything from pizza parties, kids activities like skateboarding and art, parents nights out at restaurants around LA, private events and concerts hosted in the homes of SOEC Families and much more!!! Exact details and parties will be displayed at the Spring Gala. Stay tuned!


Q. What do I do if I have a great idea for a party and want to host or sponsor?

A. We welcome all ideas!  Please email the Party Book Chair, Stacey Adler at if you would like to host a party.