The Slice – Spring 2022

PiE-Funded Spectra Art Program Expands in New Directions PAUSD’s elementary art program, Spectra Art, is unique to our district, funded by PiE, and beloved by K-5 students and teachers alike! I recently sat down with Kelly Martin, PAUSD’s new VAPA Arts Coordinator, and Kate McKenzie, Spectra Lead and Art TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), to…

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Video: PiE’s Musical Impact

PiE funds music education in PAUSD schools. Hear why Hoover parent Mabel appreciates the instruction her children receive in school. It’s only possible with PiE!

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Navigating the Return to Campus: Tips, Expectations, and Answers

PiE and CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) held webinars with information on how best to navigate the return to campus. Many of our students have spent very little or no time on campus this past year and it will take some adjustment to being back. Even those who were back on campus may…

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Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) gives $4.875 Million to Palo Alto Public Schools

Community continues outpouring of support for nonprofit foundation powered by parent volunteers. (May 10, 2021) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), announced they will give $4.875 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2021-22 school year. PiE also awarded $35,913 in Innovation Grants during the…

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The Slice – Winter 2020/21

Supporting Wellness in Difficult Times Wellness and support continues to be a core priority for PiE funding. This year has demonstrated just how important it is to provide wellness support through our schools.  All PAUSD staff have been trained to identify students who are struggling with mental or emotional health issues and connect them to…

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The Slice – Spring/Summer 2020

Practicing What They Teach: PiE-funded teachers demonstrate resilience, innovation, collaboration, and creativity With school campuses closed, and students now learning from home, teachers, counselors, and staff for all grade levels and disciplines have taken on the challenge of bringing meaningful learning opportunities into a virtual environment. We bring you a sampling of how PiE-funded staff…

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COVID-19 Relief for Palo Alto Families

If you would like to help Palo Alto families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis, PiE encourages you to donate to local organizations positioned to meet that challenge. Below are a few suggestions of reputable nonprofit organizations. Please click on the names below to be directed to each of their websites: Palo…

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The Slice – Winter 2018

Music education is superfood for the brain, enhancing brain development, focus, and decision-making. Students, even at early grade levels, also benefit from social awareness and the enhanced listening and motor skills developed by participating in group music learning. Donations to PiE help fund excellence in education through K-12 music instruction at every school in the…

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Video: Thank You, PiE!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—a PAUSD parent volunteer created a video that is worth far more. It demonstrates in 97 seconds what your gift accomplishes by the people it affects every day.

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Helpful Tips for Parents of 5th and 8th Graders

Tips and Tricks for Parents with Kids Transitioning from 5th and 8th Grades From PiE Parents for Parents! Read this in Mandarin or Spanish! 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.…

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