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.
5th Grade Rising Parent Information Evenings (Each will be held at their respective school) Terman – Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm (Cafetorium) JLS * – Wednesday, September 28, 7:00pm (Cafetorium) Jordan – Thursday, September 29, 6:30pm (Multi-Purpose Room) 8th Grade Rising Parent Information Evenings (Each will be held at their respective school) Paly – Tuesday, October 4, 7:00pm (Performing Arts Center) Gunn – Wednesday, October 5, 7:00pm (Spangenberg Theatre) Wondering about… read more →
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 →
SEL Skills Play an Important Role in Learning Educators around the country now realize that the emotional and social well-being of students is critical for their ability to learn to their potential and deeply impacts the student’s overall school experience and health. In addition to math and writing skills, learning in today’s world requires social and emotional engagement—asking questions, learning from mistakes and working cooperatively. Students need the right social-emotional… read more →
Parents and Community Join Together to Support Excellence in PAUSD Schools (March 6, 2016) PALO ALTO, CA – This week, Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announced it has presented a check for $5.5 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2016-17 school year. Thousands of Palo Alto families and community members gave to PiE this year to ensure continued excellence in all PAUSD schools. This 2016 PiE… read more →