Change Is a Good Thing for PCEF Classroom Grants

Nearly $300,000 in programs awarded for next school year!
Three PCSD educators on the PCEF Classroom Grant Committee
Fund a Grant. Empower a Teacher.
It seems obvious now, but in the past there weren't many educators or students on PCEF's Classroom Grant committee. This pandemic year brought into sharp focus a need to change to best support the classroom experience.

Six educators, two students, and a former PCSD student who is now an educator, were on the Classroom Grant committee this spring!

“The lens that educators and students bring to the decision-making process is unique and relevant. These are the folks who are in the classroom every day, who will directly benefit from these requests. Their experience informs the decisions about what is funded, elevating donor gifts to make the most impact.”
June Student Voice Series:
Seniors Nominate Their Most Influential Teacher
The Sarah & Stephen Doilney Award, voted on by the Senior Class at Park City High, honors the most influential educator of their PCSD school career. The award was founded by Parkite Jim Doilney in 1996, in honor of his mother who was a teacher.

Nearly 40 PCHS teachers received a nomination from the Class of 2021 this year, but it was PCHS math teacher Deb Alcox, pictured above, who received the most. Our hearty congratulations go out to Ms Alcox!

The seniors are encouraged to write about their nominee, and their quotes are heartfelt and inspiring - especially after such a difficult year!

"She has been an amazing teacher during Covid and in general. She always makes everyone smile in class no matter how hard it is. She helped me so much through this difficult class and made it enjoyable."
Park City School District Commended by Park City Municipal
On May 27th, Park City Municipal passed a resolution recognizing Park City School District, local teachers, and students whose resilience has allowed them to overcome adversity and achieve remarkable accomplishments during the 2020-2021 school year.

Before the presentation, retiring Summit County Health Director, Rich Bullough, noted, "They've (PCSD) done a heroic my view they are the example for the country."

You can click here to see the City Staff Report, and here to see the Resolution. If you would like to see the recording, click here and go to Resolution 2.

PCEF was proud to contribute a statement of support, which is included in the staff report.
Running With Ed!
900 Runners | 210 Teams | 80 Volunteers
Thank you Park City! You did it! Thanks to you, we smashed through our fundraising goal AND broke the RWE fundraising record!

We were one of the only school districts in the country with in-person learning all year! Our teachers and schools gave so much to us. YOU gave back so we can provide the programs they need next year. Thank you!
Feeling inspired by these stories?

Help us inspire every student to reach their academic and lifelong potential by giving to PCEF, here.

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See you impact in our 2019-2020 Donor Impact Report.

Thank you for your support in 2019-2020!
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.

Your support funds eight key programs that teachers and students need: Preschool, Elementary Visual Arts, Afterschool, STEM, PCCAPS, Bright Futures, and Classroom and Emergency Express Grants, and the Student/Teacher Idea Lab

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