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FOMA - Friends Of Math Academy

Friends of Math Academy (FOMA) is our volunteer parent-led fundraising organization supporting our Math Academy students and faculty. In collaboration with our faculty and administration, FOMA ensures that it has the revenue needed to continually provide vital programs and technology for students and faculty not budgeted for by LAUSD. 


These programs include:

  • Providing technology to the classrooms, including computers, iPads, and audio/visual technology such as Smart Boards and Televisions

  • Educational Field Trips (such as Pali Institute, NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Historical Walking Tour of Downtown LA)

  • Funding for Teacher educational enrichment conferences

  • Supplies for the classroom

  • Special Events such as our annual school wide Pi Day celebration and Bowling Social

To fund these programs, FOMA coordinates a few fundraising events each year.  Starting in August with the Annual Giving campaign, FOMA invites you to be a Friend and help reach 100% participation (see below). FOMA is a non-profit Private Foundation designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS and our donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170.


Monthly FOMA Meetings are open to everyone and take place either in person or on Zoom. Links to the Zoom meetings will be emailed out.


FOMA Meeting schedule for 2023-2024 school year:

Mark your calendars now. Meetings will be at 7pm on the first Thursday of most months. Schedule is subject to change.


  • August 17, 2023 (Zoom)

  • August 23, 2023: Math Academy Mandatory Meeting (In person)

  • September 7, 2023 (Zoom)

  • October 5, 2023 (In person)

  • November 2, 2023 (Zoom)

  • December 7, 2023 (In person)

  • February 1, 2024 (Zoom)

  • March 7, 2024 (In person)

  • April 4, 2024 (Zoom)

  • May 2, 2024 (In person)

Your Participation Makes a Difference!
  • Math Academy needs your support to be successful

  • 100% of your time & financial support directly benefit the kids

  • More involved in your child’s school life (teachers, friends, and activities)    

  • Middle school is your last opportunity to participate without your child resisting before high school

  • Creates a parent network where you can ask questions and understand the expectations of middle school and prepare for the high school application process

  • Builds a community atmosphere

  • Great way to build your family resume for high school admissions

  • You’ve opened the door to the Math Academy through your application; getting involved is the key to success

IT’S REALLY EASY TO DONATE - Checks, Credit Card / PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle accepted

Please include your child's name and current grade level in the notes or memo line of your donation. Choose your payment method:

1. Donate by Check. Please make checks payable to FOMA and mail to:


P.O. Box 5066

Sherman Oaks 91413

2. Donate with Credit Card / PayPal.

3. Donate with Venmo.

Payments to: Friends of Math Academy Armstrong Middle School (@Friends-of-Math-Academy)

4. Donate with Zelle.

Add as recipient email

5. Donate or pledge at any FOMA meeting.

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