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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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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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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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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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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This year’s campaign represents a tremendous effort, involving 137 volunteers, thousands of volunteer hours, and over 4,000 donors—truly a community endeavor. As a result, PiE was able to give Palo Alto schools $5.75 million for next school year. As we look forward to next year, it is important to take a moment to reflect on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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In our elementary schools, PiE funds art and hands-on science classes, as well as additional classroom aides. The following short video that highlights how we work with our elementary school parents, school staff, and community members to help preserve PAUSD’s outstanding schools and programs. We hope you enjoy the following video.

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