Walter Hays Elementary

For the 2023-24 school year, generous donations from parents and community members will allow PiE to provide $155,718 to Walter Hays. These funds will be used to benefit every Hays student by:

  • Funding general classroom aide time, so that all classrooms will get multiple hours of aide time weekly, facilitating small group and individual learning. Aides are a crucial part of the individualized instruction that Hays teachers are working to give every child
  • Paying for Spectra Art classes, so that all classrooms get regular art lessons and the opportunity to build confidence and creativity through artistic expression
  • Funding school-based counseling that helps all staff maximize social and emotional learning for all children
  • Through a grant to the district, PiE also helps fund the music and dance programs for all elementary schools

Your 2023-24 Hays PiE Representative is Bing Zhang. Questions? Please email

School Address & Phone Number:

1525 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 322-5956

“We are so grateful to our families and community for their generous donations to Partners in Education. These funds enable us to provide meaningful and relevant experiences for our students, which truly support our goal of educating the whole child. Each of these programs enhances students’ skills in reading, science, art and character education. With much-needed classroom aide support, teachers can more effectively differentiate instruction to address the needs of individual students. Thank you for giving so we are able to maintain these dynamic programs for our children!”

Mary Bussmann, Principal