At JLS, generous donations to PiE help create a more caring environment for kids and help kids find their interests in school. Specifically, during 2020-21, thanks to the support of parents and community members, gifts to PiE will provide $541,004 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 2020-21 PiE Representatives are Kirstin Sego, Courtney Gelberman, and Shirley Sun. Questions about PiE? Please email them at jls AT SIGN papie.org