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 Alto Community Fund COVID-19 Relief Fund Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Sacred Heart Community Service… read more →
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.
Slides from the Middle and High School Preview Nights Whether you missed the evenings or attended and want to see the slides in detail, please find below a link to each of the slide sets. We hope you found the evenings to be informative and helpful! Middle School Preview Nights For parents with kids entering 6th grade next year Fletcher – Click Here Greene – Click Here JLS – Click… read more →
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 middle and high schools, PiE enriches our elective classes and reduces class sizes. PiE also supports many other programs and services. The following short video highlights how we work with our secondary school parents, school staff, and community members to help preserve PAUSD’s outstanding schools and programs. We hope you enjoy the following video.