The Slice – Fall 2014: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools When it comes to education, it’s the people who matter more than the building or the materials. That’s why donations to PiE are used primarily to increase the number of caring adults that Palo Alto students…

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The Slice – 2014: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Elementary parents hear it at every Back to School Night: The PTA pays for stuff, while PiE pays for staff. But these words often don’t mean much until parents connect with the wonderful staff members that come…

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The Slice – December 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools All organizations benefit from flexibility, and Palo Alto elementary schools are no exception. However, due to budget rules, school codes and other constraints, Palo Alto principals have limited ways to respond rapidly to the needs of…

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The Slice – October 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools This fall, many Palo Alto elementary students returned to school to find new or improved facilities for learning and play. Fairmeadow and Ohlone students are enjoying just-completed classroom buildings and other facility upgrades, while Duveneck is…

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The Slice – May 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools What do “older” elementary school students think kindergartners fear the most about starting elementary school? Seven students who are now “upperclassmen” in Palo Alto elementary schools – in third grade or beyond – chat with a…

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The Slice – March 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools When you think back to your elementary school years, chances are it is people who spring to mind. Every child remembers a handful of teachers that inspire a love of learning or uncover a new passion.…

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The Slice – January 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools You wouldn’t expect a first grader to know long division or a fifth grader to play show and tell, but electives can captivate learners at all levels as evidenced by unique programs at three elementary schools…

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The Slice – November 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools How Two Elementary Schools Are Using Imaginative Play, Games and Technology to Cultivate Student Learning with PiE Funds They enter as kinders and exit as fifth graders. And in between those years, our elementary-aged kids are…

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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.…

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