"I feel really lucky. I was in my college class where it was the first time classmates built a paper airplane to look at drag and lift.

"And I would hear, 'Wow! This is the first time I've ever done anything like this!'

"And then I would think...Really? I got to make a whole medical device in high school!"

Kristina Schiffman (PCHS 2020), says her high school work in PCCAPS gave her a tremendous head start in college.

PCCAPS, a program in the PCEF Signature Initiative Real World Learning, marks its 10th anniversary this year!

Check out the impact it's had on Kristina's life - and the 998 other students who have participated in PCCAPS - when you click below.
PCHS Transition Program classmates with teacher Holly Huggins
β€œWhen I say she lives the vision - she lives the vision. As a teacher, Holly celebrates her students’ contributions in a positive way that meets their interests and strengths.

Because of Holly, the PCHS Transition Program provides attachments to things that will impact so many lives, long after high school.”

-Kara Brechwald, PCSD Special Educator Teacher Leader
PCEF asks for $180* per child because it's just $1 per school day! That's less than a cup of coffee each morning.

πŸ€”In fact, there is not much you can buy for a dollar these days...

  • We won't call you during our Phone-a-thon...
  • You'll help your school win big time cash from the UPS Stores Park City...
  • You boost your child's chance to win a party for their class!
  • Best of all - you provide funding for $1.5 million in programs reaching every student across our district!


  • 1st place = McPolin Elementary
  • 2nd place = 3-way tie β†’
  • TMJH, EHMS, & Trailside Elementary!
  • 3rd place = 3-way tie β†’
  • PCHS, Jeremy Ranch, & Parley's Park Elementary!

Joining/renewing Scholar Circle membership *also*
beats the call!
ο»ΏPCHS in 2022 β†’

  • PCHS families who donate from July 1st - Sept. 23rd get an opportunity drawing for a VIP PARKING SPOT for their student...
  • AND... parents of seniors who donate before September 23rd will be entered to win 6 VIP seats at graduation
"Most Kids Are All Right,
ο»ΏMost of the Time."
"YES! Most of the kids are all right." 
-- Dr. Michael Thompson

When COVID hit, things went quiet for Dr. Michael Thompson – for a bit.

But then, the flood of calls began... Parents, educators, coaches, administrators - dozens of them. All with the same question:

"Are the kids going to be alright?"

His presentation, "Are the Kids Alright? Post (or Late) Pandemic Assessment," was PCEF's first Educator and Student Wellness Speaker Series event.

His conclusion: most students, while showing social immaturity and a large overall increase in group conflict, were not traumatized.

Click the button below for much more from Dr. Michael Thompson's presentation, including:

  • Four protective factors that will help our children. 
  • The children suffering most – and why.
  • Six ways schools can nurture mental wellness.
🍎 ✨ Red Apple Gala ✨🍎
There are many ways you can support the Gala, even if you can't attend. All funds raised go to educator-powered programs inspiring our students to reach their academic and lifelong potential.

πŸ’ƒ We may be sold out, but seats can open up - be sure to put your name on the waitlist!

🎟 Opportunity drawing tickets are available: Dinner for 8 people at Back 40 Ranch House Grill!

πŸŽ‰ Purchase admissions to awesome parties hosted by fun PCEF champions!
⏰ Sept 6 - 16 β†’ Give $180 to Beat the Call (Pre-K - 9th)
☎️ Sept 12 - 23 β†’ Give $180 to Beat the Call (PCHS)
🍎 Sept 24 β†’ Red Apple Gala
πŸ’» Sept.30 β†’ Virtual Visit: Real World Learning
Feeling inspired?

Please help us change the equation for every student by

Join your neighbors in our Scholar Circle.
Want to Know More About PCEF?

Be sure to check out the PCEF website for information, resources, and stories about the students and teachers you inspire and the programs you provide.

Keep up with the latest PCEF news on social media too!
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