Dear Grandparents (or other relatives) of Palo Alto Unified students,
Grandparents have a profound influence on their grandchildren in many different ways, from the love and mentoring you give them to the ways in which you complete their sense of self and family. But, do you also want to make a difference in the lives of your grandchild(ren) at school?
If your grandkids attend school in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) schools, you can help make their school days better by making a gift to Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), the nonprofit foundation that contributes operating funds to Palo Alto schools.
Why give to PiE? Because PiE is about the extra support and enrichment that we want for the students of Palo Alto schools. Donations to PiE pay for the caring aides in the elementary classroom, who tie the shoelaces or spend extra time on fractions. PiE pays for hands-on art and science, and for counseling and efforts to reduce school bullying. In the upper grades, PiE gifts fuel more science, technology and arts electives for students to pursue, helping them find their interests in school. And PiE pays for guidance and college and career counseling, to support students in schools and beyond. In short, programs provided by PiE donors do many of the things in our schools that grandparents do with their grandchildren, giving them that extra hand, extra interest, and extra few minutes of caring adult time.
We ask PAUSD families to give $1,000 per student per year to close the gap between what our schools can afford and what you want for your grandchildren. Our Leadership Circle begins at gifts of $2,500. Won’t you please consider a gift in honor of your grandchild’s education of $100, $250, or more? PiE is a 501(c)(3) and all gifts are tax deductible.
Thank you for considering supporting our schools and your grandchildren by giving to PiE.