Palo Verde Elementary

For the 2020-21 school year, generous donations from parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide $193,880 to Palo Verde. These funds will be used to pay for:

  • 100% of the cost of the general classroom instructional assistants, so that every child has one more person available to support his/her needs in the classroom. The aides not only assist students, but facilitate teaching in the classroom so that students can spend more time in small groups and one-on-one with the teacher
  • 100% of the Spectra Art program, so that every child can have regular access to art lessons, building creativity and confidence
  • Fund a CASSY counselor who works with students one-on-one or in small groups to help facilitate and optimize classroom and social-emotional skills in students
  • 100% of the Project Resilience program, for all students in third through fifth grade, which builds developmental assets and resilience for students in the upper grades
  • Through a grant to the district, PiE also helps fund the music and dance programs for all elementary schools

Your 2020-21 PiE Representatives are Esther Lee Luh, Yael Valek, and Monica Aldous. 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:

3450 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-1672

“Every time I walk into a classroom, I see the fruits of PiE’s labors in full bloom. Our students enjoy art instruction led by professional artists, test their musical talents with dedicated music instructors, and dive deep with hands on learning provided by the Junior Art Museum and other docent programs. Dedicated instructional aides work in each classroom to extend our goal of providing rich, student-centered educational experiences for all. PiE’s efforts have touched every child in this district for the better, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Annora Lee, Principal