Teachers Respond to the Challenge of a Lifetime: Teaching During Covid
We know the number one influence on student success is the classroom teacher. Right now, our teachers are meeting the challenge of lifetime. In a world turned upside down, we asked five teachers for their thoughts on the school year so far. Their comments are uplifting, heartbreaking, and even comical.

"I’m surprised that even with all the limitations covid has caused, my current students say “hands down” they prefer being in school than being virtual." - Liz Thompson, Ecker Hill

"I do not have to remind students to wear their masks like I would to put away their cell phones. I am so relieved that students are respectful for their own health as well as everyone else’s health." -Melissa Perry, Park City High

"The best part of any school year is seeing the students. It has been great to make connections with each one of them in person. I crave their crinkled eyes (indicating a smile under their mask). They are eager to learn and excited to be back." - Melissa Bott, PPES 2nd Grade In-Person

"The first two weeks were the most exhausting weeks of my entire teaching career. However, I enjoy a challenge, and it's exciting to find new and effective ways to not only teach and learn but to create a community. " - Shelby Cornett, Remote 1st Grade
Thank You Park City Families!
Beat the Call School Winners:
Wow! Your generosity created a record-breaking Beat the Call!

Every school PTO/A is a winner, thanks to your donations and the UPS Stores Park City sponsorship. A hearty congratulations to McPolin Elementary School for winning first place and $8,000 with a whopping 68% participation!

We are inspired by the generosity of Park City families. Even during this uncharted time, you stepped up to support PCEF. We are incredibly thankful to you for changing the equation for Park City's students, teachers, and schools.

To see the school winners, rankings, and UPS Stores grant prize money, please click the button below
Every school PTO/A will earn an additional $1,000 thanks to the hard work of their volunteer PCEF ambassadors!
It's Not Too Late to
Support Teachers and Students
Cathy Lanigan gives to PCEF because, "Park City is my community. My town, my people, my future, my responsibility." It's not too late to join her and the other families who Beat the Call and donate to support teachers and students.
Why Do Our Students Need You?
Your generous contributions change the equation for our students and teachers, ensuring critical and much-loved programs continue even during the pandemic.
Want to Know More About PCEF?

Be sure to check out the PCEF website for information on the nearly $2 million in programs we fund in our district.
Golden Apple Sponsors
Terese and Dan Heintzelman


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