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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 through our schools.  All PAUSD staff have been trained to identify students who are struggling with mental or emotional health issues and connect them to…

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Video: Possible with PiE

July 2, 2020

Why do Palo Alto schools need an education foundation? To provide the enriched education we want for our kids! In two short minutes you can see why it’s only possible with PiE. (Scroll down for English, Mandarin, and Spanish versions!) English Version Mandarin Version Spanish Version

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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 and disciplines have taken on the challenge of bringing meaningful learning opportunities into a virtual environment. We bring you a sampling of how PiE-funded staff…

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COVID-19 Relief for Palo Alto Families

March 27, 2020

If you would like to help Palo Alto families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 health crisis, PiE encourages you to donate to local organizations positioned to meet that challenge. Below are a few suggestions of reputable nonprofit organizations. Please click on the names below to be directed to each of their websites: Palo…

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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 teachers thanking you for making music education, tech and science electives, and Spectra Art possible with your donations. But how, exactly, does the magic happen?…

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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 to pledge a $5.5 million Big Gift to our public schools, to support STEM, arts, music, and wellness services. The 2018-19 campaign once again demonstrated…

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Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Announces Innovation Grants for 2019-2020 School Year

May 3, 2019

Teachers to receive grants to bring new ideas to PAUSD elementary, middle, and high schools. (May 8, 2019) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announces that it is awarding over $70,000 to fund 10 Innovation Grants for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to providing $5.5 million for essential programs and…

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Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Gives $5.5 Million to Palo Alto Public Schools

April 24, 2019

Community continues outpouring of support for nonprofit foundation powered by parent volunteers. (April 24, 2019) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), announced they will give $5.5 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2019-20 school year. The gift was made possible by to donors and…

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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 skills developed by participating in group music learning. Donations to PiE help fund excellence in education through K-12 music instruction at every school in the…

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Video: Thank You, PiE!

November 19, 2018

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—a PAUSD parent volunteer created a video that is worth far more. It demonstrates in 97 seconds what your gift accomplishes by the people it affects every day.

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