For parents these events were not only an opportunity to spend quality time with their family while enjoying a delicious pizza, but also another way to be involved in their children's education.
At a recent pizza night benefitting Mayo and Washington elementary schools, principals Fleming Robinson and Dr. Omaira Lee got behind Pizza Studio's counter to serve families from their respective schools.
"What this all says is that parents will take an extra step for us. It's great to see them at conferences but when they come after school we really know we're really connecting with them," he said.
Principal Robinson added that the District's partnership with Pizza Studio is a great way to get the community involved in the lives of their children.
"We're excited about this partnership and we just appreciate Pizza Studio for working with us."
The Compton Pizza Studio's General Manager Art Salas (first photo: right) said he has been working closely with CUSD Special Programs' Dr. Jacquelin Sanderlin to reach out to schools for fundraising events at the restaurant.
"We've done it with 12 schools and we'll be doing a career day for the ones that raise the most money," he said.
"It's something that's very special to me to see how these families took time out of their busy schedules to come out and support their schools."
"It's my kids' school so I have to support it. Education is the most important thing," she said. "By being here I am showing them that I care. Parents need to be involved so their children can succeed."
"We have a lot of new activities at our school. We have a production studio, a STEM science lab, and are always in need of new P.E. equipment, which is why we're here at Pizza Studio," she said.
"This fundraiser is an example of all of us working as a team with parents. Just joining us here tonight shows they are involved and want to be involved. Sometimes it's by doing the smallest of things like buying pizza."
"It's money that can go to my daughters' school for supplies, field trips, books...anything to educate them."
"I like supporting the school and I'll do anything for my grandson. He asked me to come to pizza night, so I did," she said. "Parents and grandparents need to be involved so our kids can stay on track at all times."