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 district. Go deeper: Music training can change children’s brain structure and boost decision-making network The… read more →
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.
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. Check out the City of Palo Alto’s Safe Routes to School website for great information.… read more →
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 the ways our students have benefitted from last year’s campaign. Here are just a few… read more →
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 will share what they wish they had known and tips for a smooth transition. Open… read more →
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 has funded dozens of PAUSD initiatives that are innovative, collaborative and sustainable. For many teachers and… read more →
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 and emotional engagement—asking questions, learning from mistakes and working cooperatively. Students need the right social-emotional… read more →
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.
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 interact with on a daily basis. The additional staff members funded by PiE in Palo… read more →
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 to our schools thanks to PiE. PiE dollars pay for all or part of the… read more →