A Note from the Executive Director
Thanks to all of you, PPIE has had a great year. We developed Collaborative Guidelines with all our PTA/PTSA/PFCs to guide our working relationship and address donor confusion.  We launched our community pivot to change the way PPIE works with and responds to school site requests for needed staffing - specifically for 2 extra hours of library assistant or site tech specialist at our schools.  And, once again, we contributed over $500,000 to all the schools in our wonderful district - please see below.  We are also thrilled to announce two new PPIE Board members: Viji Manickam, who is also founder of PICD, and Robin Dias, President of the PTA Council.  Thank you again for a wonderful year.  Have a great summer and we will see you in August looking to expand our staffing support for ALL our schools!
PPIE Supporting School Needs for 2017-18
On Tuesday, May 23rd, PPIE was pleased to present the PUSD Board of Trustee with a check for $523,000 in order to enhance learning opportunities for all Pleasanton students.

PPIE Executive Director Steve McCoy-Thompson said, "We are honored to support our amazing Pleasanton schools.  Our contribution represents the great efforts of incredible volunteers, corporate sponsors and parents who enable our students, teachers and administrators to do outstanding work.  We are also excited about the future - with our pivot focusing more on stronger school-site representation and business engagement in all that we do in the community." Thank you to all of you for making this possible!

The funds from this donation to PUSD will be used in the 2017-18 school for:

3 Instructional Coaches (Literacy, Math and Technology)
2 Hours of additional staffing per day at each elementary and middle school (principals were able to select between library assistant and site technology specialist hours) $141,000
Technology needs and/or new class sections at Amador Valley and Foothill $70,000
Village and Harvest Park and STEAM preschools $5,000
Innovative Student and Teacher Grants


Save the Date for PPIE's "Night of the Stars"
Save the date for PPIE's "Night of the Stars" on October 13 from 6-9 pm
 at Castlewood Country Club.  We will enjoy an Academy Award style evening with a red carpet entrance, star photos and envelopes-please awards where we'll showcase student films, meet our school principals, and enjoy fun auction items.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
PPIE In the Schools
Hart Art Club President Nivita Susendran was awarded an Innovative Student Grant in order to bring art to Tri-Valley Haven, a local nonprofit that supports adults and children that have suffered dometic abuse.  "All students from the Art Club helped with designing different charms, contributing languages, and painting the canvas of a dreamcatcher.  We wanted to make a symbol of hope and encourage people to keep dreaming big," Susendran wrote in her artist's statement.  The students also decorated and donated art kits to residents of Tri-Valley Haven.

Have a great summer!  


Steve McCoy-Thompson, Executive Director

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