The Slice – Spring 2022

April 18, 2022

PiE-Funded Spectra Art Program Expands in New Directions PAUSD’s elementary art program, Spectra Art, is unique to our district, funded by PiE, and beloved by K-5 students and teachers alike!…

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The Slice – Winter 2021-22

January 19, 2022

PiE-Funded Short Story Dispenser Inspires Fletcher Students The first time Fletcher Librarian Kristen Lee saw a Short Story Dispenser at Greene Middle School, on loan from the Palo Alto City…

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The Slice – Spring/Summer 2021

May 8, 2021

PiE Innovation Grant: “Equity in Photojournalism” When Paly photography teacher Margo Wixsom attended two professional development courses on anti-racism last summer, she realized that even as a self-described “feminist in…

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The Slice – Winter 2020/21

January 11, 2021

Supporting Wellness in Difficult Times Wellness and support continues to be a core priority for PiE funding. This year has demonstrated just how important it is to provide wellness support…

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The Slice – Spring/Summer 2020

May 15, 2020

Practicing What They Teach: PiE-funded teachers demonstrate resilience, innovation, collaboration, and creativity With school campuses closed, and students now learning from home, teachers, counselors, and staff for all grade levels…

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The Slice – Winter 2019

December 17, 2019

From Donation to Disbursement Perhaps you know that PiE funds support staffing in the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and wellness and support. Perhaps you have heard from…

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The Slice – Spring/Summer 2019

May 10, 2019

Big Gift Announced for 2019-2020 School Year The community of Palo Alto families and friends worked together to bring PiE’s 2018-2019 campaign to fruition. As a result, PiE was able…

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The Slice – Winter 2018

December 4, 2018

Music education is superfood for the brain, enhancing brain development, focus, and decision-making. Students, even at early grade levels, also benefit from social awareness and the enhanced listening and motor…

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