Movin’ Up: PiE Eases K-12 School Transitions Growing older and starting a new school can be scary for students at any age, from kindergarten to college. At each juncture, Palo Alto Unified School District offers programs and resources – many funded by Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) – to assist kids as they prepare to move up, and transition into a new school community. IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Getting… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools The structure of American school systems is such that the pains of adolescence coincide with entrance into new physical, social, and pedagogical environments that mark teenagers’ transition to high school. (Schiller, 1999) Gunn Principal Katya Villalobos knows that families and incoming students may see high school as this “big and scary… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools “Sixth grade is like kindergarten, like starting all over again.” –6th Grade Student (“Transition to A Middle Level School: What Kids Say,” Middle School Journal, November, 1992). The transition into middle school characterizes the end of childhood and the beginning of adolescence; a seismic shift that requires students to accept many… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Starting kindergarten is an exciting transition for many families and young children. But, is your child ready? “I look for children who are curious, eager to learn, and can pay attention for short periods of time. Can they follow simple directions? Do they show an interest in books? Children come in… read more →
The Palo Alto Online published an article about many record breaking achievements of the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) students, and ways to help the schools maintain their success. Read the full article.
More Than 4,500 Donors Join Forces to Preserve School Funding (March 28, 2012) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), the education foundation benefiting Palo Alto public schools, Download a PDF version of this press release.today announced a $4.4 million annual gift to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Fueled by donations from more than 4,500 parents, community members, and local businesses, the 2012 PiE Annual… read more →
The Palo Alto Online wrote about PiE’s largest-ever gift to fund school science, counseling, art, and much more. Read the full article.
The following articles were published in 2011 about Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE): 11-17-2011 – Donation Days bring much-needed funds to school (Paly Voice) 11-16-2011 – PiE funds make up for state budget cuts (Paly Voice) 11-08-2011 – PiE Launches Annual Donation Days (Palo Alto Weekly) 03-23-2011 – PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools (Palo Alto Weekly)
(August 2, 2011) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), the non-profit foundation benefitting Palo Alto public schools, Download a PDF version of this press release.today launched its 2011-2012 campaign. PiE hopes to raise a record $3.9 million this school year through the generosity of parents, community members, and local businesses. The new annual campaign builds on the foundation’s success in raising private donations to preserve vital… read more →
To Foster Inter-School Collaboration, Equality of Resource Distribution, and Enhance Student Learning May 12, 2011 – PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), the education foundation that raises funds for the Palo Alto Unified School District, Download a PDF version of this press release.today announced the recipients of the fall 2010 Teachers Grant round, awarding $68,059 for 22 teacher grants to 19 school programs across the district.… read more →