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The Slice – Spring 2024

April 10, 2024

Palo Alto’s Popular Dad Band, The Wildcats, Will Perform at The Guild Theatre on May 10th Long-time supporters of PiE, The Wildcats, are coming to The Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on Friday, May 10th, at 7:30pm! (Scan the QR code on the poster above or click here for tickets.) We sat down with original…

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The Slice – Winter 2023-24

February 7, 2024

Update on PiE-Funded CTE Initiatives PAUSD’s Career Technology Education (CTE) department—which is part of the Innovation and Agility Department, and partially funded by PiE—has been very busy lately! For this issue of The Slice, we decided to sit down with Ariane Tuomy and Rachael Kaci to learn more about the latest CTE developments. Q: What…

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Video: Donate to PiE at Greene!

November 13, 2023

Hear from Greene middle school students and principal about why PiE funding is so essential to their educational experience.

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The Slice – Spring 2023

April 23, 2023

PiE-Funded Innovation Grants Awarded Since 1987, PiE has awarded $1.4 million to PAUSD teachers, staff, and affiliated PAUSD groups for innovative and collaborative projects that benefit multiple classes, grades, and schools. The Innovation Grants committee, composed of current and former PiE Board members, takes equity, reach, sustainability, replicability, collaboration, and future impact into account when…

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The Slice – Fall 2022

November 9, 2022

Spotlight on PAPiE Volunteers It’s that time of year! Our PiE “Rally Days” are taking place this week throughout PAUSD. Spirited PiE volunteers in bright blue PiE shirts and caps are encouraging every PAUSD parent to pledge or donate to PiE before our Challenge Grant ends on Nov 14.  So who, exactly, are the PiE…

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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! I recently sat down with Kelly Martin, PAUSD’s new VAPA Arts Coordinator, and Kate McKenzie, Spectra Lead and Art TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), to…

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Video: PiE’s Musical Impact

February 2, 2022

PiE funds music education in PAUSD schools. Hear why Hoover parent Mabel appreciates the instruction her children receive in school. It’s only possible with PiE!

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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 Library, she got very excited and asked if Fletcher could borrow it next. Students could press a button, and the machine would print out a…

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Navigating the Return to Campus: Tips, Expectations, and Answers

August 20, 2021

PiE and CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) held webinars with information on how best to navigate the return to campus. Many of our students have spent very little or no time on campus this past year and it will take some adjustment to being back. Even those who were back on campus may…

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Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) gives $4.875 Million to Palo Alto Public Schools

May 12, 2021

Community continues outpouring of support for nonprofit foundation powered by parent volunteers. (May 10, 2021) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), announced they will give $4.875 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2021-22 school year. PiE also awarded $35,913 in Innovation Grants during the…

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