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Friends of Malcom (FOM)


John Malcom Elementary School’s Foundation, Friends of Malcom (FOM), is our school’s non-profit foundation that raises money to support our school.  Our foundation has provided instructional paraeducators to help support students and provide for small group instruction in our K-5 classrooms.  Additionally, FOM has raised money for special projects such as supporting our STEAM Innovation Lab and providing safety measures on campus such as additional fencing and two-way staff radios.  
Why does Friends of Malcom raise money for John Malcom Elementary?
Friends of Malcom is unique to our area.  John Malcom Elementary believes more support in the classroom makes a better learning environment for our children.  
How can I donate?
There are different methods of donations.  On our website:
Friends of Malcom uses to process payments and accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. is an authorized website that makes it easy for the donor to submit a donation and receive an email tax donation letter.
Please make your check payable to Friends of Malcom Foundation and drop it off at the school office or mail it to: Friends of Malcom, 32261 Charles Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

Who operates the Friends of Malcom Foundation?
John Malcom Elementary is fortunate enough to have parent volunteers dedicate their time and energy to make FOM a thriving foundation.


“Having the support of a classroom paraeducator is invaluable to my students.  Our paras help students reach their full potential by making more small group learning possible.”
“Having a classroom paraeducator is invaluable in so many ways.  With the reality of increased class sizes, extra support is appreciated more than ever.  Paras allow for smaller group instruction, individual attention, remedial and challenge opportunities.  We are so fortunate to have this kind of support at our school.”
“Our para support is incredible.  My students can’t wait to work with her and feel supported, encouraged and successful at their level.”
“My classroom para is a really special talent.  She is dedicated, patient, and extremely intelligent.  It is priceless for my students to have an additional, consistent adult to foster and enrich their love of literature and words.  It is also priceless for me as the teacher to have a trustworthy, reliable resource that I can count on to deliver quality instruction.”