Ideas to Impact: Your Gifts at Work
Student Wellness Programs
Navigating the Modern World Can Be Difficult for Our Students. 
PCEF Donors Want To Help.

The sad events in September of 2016 brought our students' mental health to the forefront of the conversation in Park City. Not surprisingly, PCEF received several mindfulness and resilience Teacher Grant requests later that fall. These ranged from student mindfulness training in school to Professional Development for school counselors, nurses and other key PCSD personnel.  Fortunately, thanks to you, our donors, we were able to fund $22,000 of those grant requests.

This year, PCEF has funded two pilot programs: Mindfulness Certification and Facilitation for teachers at Ecker Hill Middle School, and Restorative Justice teacher training at Treasure Mountain Junior High. Along with the district, we will watch and assess how effective those programs are, with the hopes of scaling up to include more schools. 

In addition, we are in our third year of funding the Mustang Afterschool Academy (MASA) at Treasure. This program gives students a safe place to be after school, and allows students to direct the activities. Last year gave rise to the DJ Club, RC Club, Improv, and more. The best part is that that the students and teachers develop trusting relationships outside of a typical classroom setting. 

 Along with our community, PCEF feels that students learn best when they have the skills to cope with today's world. This fits with our underlying goal of going beyond what public education provides to meet the needs of our students, teachers, and community. 

When you give $1 per school day, $180 per student, just $15 per month, you help fund programs like these. Please give here.
Give $180 Q and A!

1) Why $180?
 We ask every parent to give just $1 per school day, or $180 per student. Every child is enriched by PCEF programs.
2) Is it required?
No, but collectively your $180 helps fund nearly 100 programs going beyond the public education budget. For instance, there would be no EVA (Elementary Visual Art) or One Book One Community without your donations to PCEF.
3) Can I direct my $180 to my child's school?  
Yes. Make a note when you  donate online  or in your check memo.

4) Can I give my $180 in monthly payments?
Yes, you can set up  $15.00 recurring donations online.

5) Where does my $180 go?                                  
Student Wellness, e lementary art, robotics, and preschool are just a few of the nearly 100 programs we fund.  PCEF provides  20 - 25% of the District's discretionary budget.   Please go to the  PCEF Website    to learn about all the programs we fund.        

6)  Will this 'Beat the Call?'
 Yes! We will not call you if you donate at registration!!!!!   Give My Gift Here!
Want to Know More About PCEF?

Be sure to check out the PCEF Website for all kinds of information on the $1.5 million in programs we fund in our district. Keep up with the latest PCEF news on Facebook, too!
Donor Spotlight: Katherine and Craig Hoggan

Katherine and Craig Hoggan have been long-time supporters of PCEF. Katherine has been Board President, and chair of several grant and assessment committees. Craig has worked the phones during Phone-a-thon, been on the #1 fundraising RWE team, and helped with legal counsel. Together they've been Red Apple Gala sponsors.
Katherine followed her family to Park City, and met Craig here. They love raising their son, Andrew, in Park City, both for the outdoor lifestyle and great schools. Katherine is a licensed professional therapist, in private practice for over twenty years.
"I became involved with PCEF because I could see the difference they were making in our schools. I was excited by the fact that I could make an immediate impact on our students and teachers with my time and our family's donations.
"However, as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, I have been most proud of PCEF's response to our student wellness crisis last fall. PCEF was able to fund over $20,000 in student and teacher mindfulness trainings and offerings to several schools through our Teacher Grants last year. This year, PCEF is funding Mindfulness Certification for teachers at Ecker Hill. At Treasure Mountain, we are funding two programs that help with student wellness, Restorative Justice and the Mustang Afterschool Academy.
"It's so gratifying to be part of something that can help our students and teachers where they need it most. I can see the impact of my support in a way in which I never dreamed!"
Thank You! The Red Apple Gala is Sold Out!

The Red Apple Gala, generously hosted by Montage Deer Valley and Presented by Zions Bank, is sold out! Thank you to all the sponsors, and table and ticket buyers who have so generously stepped up to support our students and teachers.

Stay tuned for info to purchase fun party admissions in the online auction, as well as an opportunity drawing for a Pedego 'Interceptor' electric bike!

PCEF Moved This Summer!

We're in our new space at 1821 Sidewinder Dr Suite #4, thanks to an awesome volunteer moving crew including Chesley Electric and 

We're in the same parking lot as the Prospector Marriott, above Ski Butlers. While we loved being in the high school, the students and faculty needed more space, and so did we. Stay tuned for our open house this fall!

Be Informed, Be Educated on Changes in PC School District

It's easy to keep with the everything going in PCSD! The PCSD Website and Facebook page is full of great info and is updated often.
ProjectABC: art, beauty, culture!

One of PCEF's biggest program investments is the Elementary Visual Art (EVA) program. We believe every student should have an opportunity to engage in art as part of the regular school curriculum.

That's why we are  supporting a new county-wide effort called ProjectABC: art, beauty, culture! and we need your help! Zip over
to their website:  for an easy and  non-monetary way to show your support for arts and culture in Summit County.

Take this survey to let Summit County know your ideas and thoughts about art, beauty, and culture!
Teacher Spotlight: Amy Jenkins
  • Assistant Principal at Treasure Mountain Junior High 
  • Teacher since 2001, in PCSD since 2005
  • BS in Elementary Education from UNLV, Master's in Curriculum Instruction for Reading, Endorsed in ESL and Technology, Administrative Licensure in 2015
  • Loves baking, reading, and shopping and doing anything outdoors with her family

"I have always loved being in school. As a child in a military family, school was a constant for me even if we were living in a new place. I knew my teachers cared about me and I wanted to make them proud each time we worked together.
"Providing that environment and support for students is what drew me into education as a profession. To this day, the part of teaching I cherish the most is building relationships with my students.
"PCEF makes it possible for us to create original programming specific to the needs of our students, such as the Mustang Afterschool Academy (MASA) program and Restorative Practices. Both of these programs provide positive environments and practices for our junior high students to feel empowered and build relationships with their teachers. It is so critical at this age to reach students where they are.
"PCEF makes it possible for educators to truly live with a 'dream big' attitude when it comes to innovative ideas in the classroom and school. I feel so fortunate that I live and work in a wonderfully supportive community that believes in our ideas for students and is willing to provide the funding and support to make our dreams come to life. "

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