PPIE Update for November 2018

PPIE Update for November 2018

  • Fall Gala: PPIE had a successful Night of the Stars Fall Gala on October 12 and we are very appreciative of all the attendees, volunteers, centerpiece creators, sponsors and school leaders (including our great school principals!) who made this possible.  We raised $106,000 gross revenue which will all go to supporting PPIE programs and supplemental staff funding at our schools.

  • Student Grants: Applications for the Innovative Student Grant program are available on the PPIE website (search under What We Fund, then Teacher and Student Grants).  Students may apply for up to $500 for a student-led project. Applications will be accepted online through November 15.

  • Super Match: On Giving Tuesday, PPIE will launch our Super Match campaign, which will run through the Super Bowl.  The goal of the Super Match campaign is to reach out to those parents that have not donated to PPIE this year but would like to donate have their contribution matched by a donation from community-wide major donors.

  • School Smarts: PPIE has been participating in the PTA-sponsored School Smarts program, which is designed to educate parents about how schools work and how to get involved.  PPIE has been leading a section on How Schools are Funded in Pleasanton (including how we compare with other school districts). If you want to learn more, visit our website at http://ppie.org/funding-how-are-schools-funded/.

  • Survey: VOTE!  Parents, please visit www.ppie.org and complete the survey to prioritize what staff (librarian, IT support, student intervention, student support, etc.) PPIE should fund at each school.

Please contact your Harvest Park Middle School PPIE Ambassadors, Kelly French at troynkelly@aol.com or Lynn Gatehouse at lgatehouse@pleasantonusd.net for further information about Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE). Or visit www.ppie.org