Greene Middle School

At Greene Middle School, the funds generously donated by parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide Greene with $477,867. The money will be spent in 2020-21 in these vital areas to impact all students:

  • Additional Compelling Electives — Donations to PiE enrich the electives environment and reduce elective class sizes at Greene. PiE funds will enable sections of music (sectionals and specialists), choir and accompanist, Greene TV (video production), Money Matters, and Play Production. PiE dollars allow Greene to offer a wide array of electives so that kids can discover subjects they love in school
  • Student Guidance and Support — Gifts to PiE help fund additional counseling time, making it possible for each grade at Greene to have its own counselor who will travel all three years with the same kids, allowing the counselors to know and support every student better
  • Classroom Support — PiE donors pay for two technology mentors to help all Greene teachers best use technology in their curricula, which is increasingly crucial in this era of Common Core, and also for a computer lab tech to work with teachers and students in the school’s computer lab to ensure that time in the lab is spent productively and efficiently. Without PiE donations, the school’s computer lab could not be staffed to offer this support

Your 2020-21 Greene PiE Representatives are Colleen Backstrand, Kristina Vetter, Karena Li, Doug Hagan, Stacy Abel, Stephanie Frick, Mallory Graffeo, Sophia Lee, Rosanna Jackson, Christy Goralnik, and Leena Sansguiri. Questions? Please email them at

Some of the programs and roles described above are based on the prior, in-person learning model. As plans evolve during the pandemic, these programs may be offered virtually or adapted as the school year progresses.

School Address & Phone Number:

750 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 494-8120

“The primary goal of educators and parents alike is to ensure that our students have expansive and creative academic opportunities in our schools. The invaluable partnership between PAUSD and PiE enables our middle schools to support the whole student! As a principal, I am extremely pleased to be able to have comprehensive mental health and guidance counseling for our entire student body. Additionally, due to the generous support of parent donations to PiE, the students at Greene have bountiful opportunities to access and explore dozens of electives in the visual and performing arts, world languages, and technology. Students are able to explore interests in ceramics and architectural drawing, and learn valuable life skills in classes like Money Matters and Broadcast. The visual and performing arts programs at Greene are outstanding, and PiE donations also support teacher leadership and innovation in the classroom and school-wide. We couldn’t do it without you!!”

Valerie Royaltey-Quandt, Principal