Giving Fund drive to the deadline is March 31st - just a short 4 weeks away!
Together Everyone Achieves More! The school board has restored smaller classes at 25:1 for 1st through 3rd grades for next year, with Kindergarten following in 2015-16! Let’s TEAM Up and lower the ratio in 2014-15 for Kindergarten too! Our excitement can turn into a BIG WIN for our 5 year olds!
With the $167,000 PPIE has raised for Smaller Class Sizes so far, here’s how PPIE could help reduce class sizes in Kindergarten for the upcoming 2014-15 school year:
- If we raise an additional $54K, the PUSD could lower the class size from 30 to 28 students
- If we raise an additional $164K, the PUSD could lower the class size from 30 to 27 students
- If we raise an additional $386K, the PUSD could lower the class size from 30 to 25 students
New Technology Initiative! With the new Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balance assessments, each school site could really use more mobile Chromebook carts. The Chromebook carts can be used in classrooms – especially while the computer labs are unavailable during testing. PPIE and our donors are very supportive of technology and we would love to help with this initiative. Each cart costs approximately $16,000. Can you help us reach the goal of a new cart at each school? At the elementary level, we would need another $100,000 in Tech donations to fund it for each school!
You can donate at the Elementary Level to Smaller Class Sizes and/or Technology – and don’t forget about our middle and high school students – the Giving Fund also includes donations for Technology, Student Support, and additional Class Sections at the Middle & High School levels.