JLS Middle School

At JLS, generous donations to PiE help create a more caring environment for kids and help kids find their interests in school. Specifically, during 2021-22, thanks to the support of parents and community members, gifts to PiE will provide $473,738 to JLS which will be used to support:

  • Additional Compelling Electives — PiE dollars add additional electives and reduce class sizes in all electives. Because of gifts to PiE, JLS offers electives including FUSE, Money Matters, Marine Biology, public speaking and creative writing, broadcast journalism, KJLS video production support, music sectionals and accompanists, and an additional section of JLS’s popular industrial technology program. PiE dollars mean that JLS can maintain or increase popular electives to help kids find their interests in middle school
  • Student Guidance and Support — Donations to PiE help fund student support activities, including funding Panther Camp for all incoming students, TEAM days, and paying for vital additional counselor time. PiE dollars also supports CASSY Counseling at JLS, allowing for deeper connections of kids and swifter response to problems
  • Classroom Support — PiE gifts support the universal, systematic practice for teaching across various content areas at JLS*. PiE also pays for technology-related staffing, which is increasingly crucial in this era of Common Core

* PiE dollars go towards teacher collaboration and Team Leaders.

Your 2021-22 PiE Representatives are Arthi Britto, Donna Do, Kirstin Sego, Courtney Gelberman, Heather Gaillard, Charu Gupta, and Krista Johnston. Questions about PiE? Please email them at jls@papie.org.

School Address & Phone Number:

480 E. Meadow Drive Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-5188

“JLS is an amazing place thanks to the dollars we receive from PiE. We are incredibly fortunate to provide our students with diverse electives, guidance counselors at every grade level, expanded technology resources and increased efforts towards developing our students’ social-emotional skills. PiE funds greatly enrich the learning experiences of our students and foster a strong sense of pride and joy throughout our learning community. Thank you for your continued support!”

Chris Grierson, Principal