Today’s print edition of the Press-Telegram shares the details of the local school fundraiser, as Emerson seeks to fill a last-minute $100,000 budget gap to retain its science and P.E. programs for 2012-2013. Parents were notified of this gap with only about 3 weeks to raise the funds.

Here is part of Greg Mellen’s report:

Parents at Emerson Parkside Academy Charter School are conducting a pair of fundraising events on Saturday (6/2) and Sunday (6/3) as part of their Bridging the Gap campaign.

The K-5 school is facing cuts to its noted physical education and science programs, and parents are trying to raise $100,000.

On Saturday, the school at 2625 Josie Ave. will have a Wild West Carnival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free entertainment and numerous activities and carnival ride tickets available for purchase.

There also is a Zumbathon from 9-11 a.m Sunday, $20 for adults, $15 for children.

Donations will also be accepted to the Long Beach Education Foundation, with Emerson written in the memo or online (at this link).

For reference, the per-family donation to meet the gap works out to about $200 per student, but of course not every family can make this commitment at this late date.