PiE funding provides critical staffing resources at all PAUSD schools in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), The Arts, and Wellness and Support (August 10, 2017) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announced today the launch of its 2017-18 fundraising campaign, which aims to secure $5.1 million in donations to help ensure all students in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) receive an… read more →
Why do Palo Alto schools need an education foundation? To provide the enriched education we want for our kids! In two short minutes you can see why it’s only possible with PiE. (Scroll down for English, Mandarin, and Spanish versions!) English Version Mandarin Version Spanish Version
Read this in Mandarin or Spanish! Wondering about the next big step in school? Come learn about what to expect for the move to 6th grade and 9th grade! The school Principal and other school staff will give you insight on the school and what you can look forward to in this new chapter. Parents will share what they wish they had known and tips for a smooth transition. Open… read more →
Tips and Tricks for Parents with Kids Transitioning from 5th and 8th Grades From PiE Parents for Parents! Moving from Elementary to Middle School: Practice the route to/from school a few times over the summer. Allow your child to do it solo at least once before the first day. Volunteer for the 6th grade orientation days at the middle school to get acquainted with your child’s new teachers, classmates and… read more →
A Well-Rounded Education In interviews, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creator of Hamilton: An American Musical, often says, “Art saved my life.” Miranda is an ardent supporter of funding for the arts in public education. He also believes that the values learned through creative pursuits can apply to many parts of one’s life. Palo Alto schools are lauded for having first-rate, award-winning arts programs. Donations to PiE help fund many popular and inspiring… read more →
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Gives $5.5 Million to Palo Alto Public Schools Gift Affirms Community Commitment to Educational Excellence for Palo Alto Students (March 7, 2017) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) is proud to present a check for $5.5 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2017-18 school year. This gift will help ensure every student in PAUSD… read more →
PiE Teacher Grants – Seeding Innovation in the Classroom Many Silicon Valley success stories were started with a small investment, but did you know that several PAUSD innovations have also originated through seed funding? The source is not Sand Hill Road, but a program within Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE). The PiE Teacher Grants program has funded dozens of PAUSD initiatives that are innovative, collaborative and sustainable. For many teachers and… read more →
The PiE Teacher Grants program has funded dozens of PAUSD projects including the Gunn Aquanauts ROV project 2015.
See Fairmeadow Spectra Art Teacher Karen Lenke discuss the joy in teaching. For more than 18 years, she has enjoyed helping our children explore and discover through art.
PiE funds bring social and emotional well-being programs, classroom aides, arts, music, and STEAM-focused classes and electives to all PAUSD students (August 1, 2016) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announced today the launch of its 2016-17 fundraising campaign, which aims to secure $5.6 million in donations for Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). In an effort to encourage early and widespread community participation for a maximum… read more →