It is time for our Annual Spring Push as we head toward the end of the Giving Fund 2015-16 Campaign! What can we do to finish the year strong?

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Spring Push is here!
You can use this coupon to ask your friends if they've made their annual donation ;-)
Offer Expires 03/31/2015. Available at participating schools only - which is ALL of them!
Giving Fund 2015-16 Update - where are we?
as of January 28, 2015


Donations by Fund
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$  83K
Other-use as needed
$  22K
 Subtotal received to date
Est. pledges/matches to come
$  22K
Total Amount Anticipated

Your donations for the 2015-16 Giving Fund are designated for Technology and Student Support. We're looking to beat last year's numbers...can we do it together? 


We especially want to thank our donors who stepped up to a new sponsorship level this year, but every single donor made a difference in this campaign! You can see our list of donors on our website (and it is never too late to join their ranks by donating now). 

Race for the Spirit Award is on!
3rd Annual Pleasanton Run for Education - April 12, 2015

We have the same 5K course through Pleasanton's beautiful downtown geared for walkers and runners along with our popular Kids Challenges distances of 1/2K and 1K. And for the runner looking for a longer challenge, we have added a 10K and 15K route. The 10K route takes runners on the scenic Marilyn Murphy Kane trail with the 15K combining the two other routes. All races start and end at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Run for Education collage

With almost 90% of our participants directly linked to our schools and benefiting from the money raised, we created the Spirit Award to acknowledge the school with the greatest participation. When you sign up online, indicate which school you'd like to affiliate with. The school with the highest participation rate will be presented with the Spirit Award on race day with all the race winners. Last year, Walnut Grove took home this coveted prize. This year, the other school principals are competing for the bragging rights and want to bring it home to their campus!

To date, the PPIE Run for Education has raised over $140,000. Funds raised from last year's race contributed to class-size reduction and to support technology on all our campuses.

Our goal for this year's 3rd Annual Run for Education is to write a check for at least $100,000 to contribute to the critical educational programs PPIE supports. Help us reach this goal - sign up for the Run for Education at Your children win, your school wins, and who knows? your principal could even win the Spirit Award!

Grant Apps Due - and cute kid videos, as promised
Innovative Education Grant Applications due March 5, 2015

Last year PPIE awarded $41,000 to 20 educators and counselors! We hope to do even better this year with the generous support of our donors! Applications can be found on the Grant Page of our website

We're starting to receive the mid-year video reports we requested from last year's grant recipients - take a look at the students in Mr. Randall's Vintage Hills Elementary classroom who are using iPads and Chromebooks to learn about Programming, Coding, 3D Printing, and Robotics concepts while improving critical thinking...

PPIE Interim Video - Mr. Randall
PPIE Interim Video - Mr. Randall

You can view all the videos being submitted by checking out our YouTube Channel Grant Program Playlist. We guarantee they are much better than cat videos!
Instructional Technology Coaches - worth repeating
Another way PPIE supports Technology and YOUR student

Scott Padway

PPIE recognized the need for more teacher training and support by fully funding one additional Instructional Technology Coach for the 2014-15 school year.


Scott Padway, the new Instructional Technology Coach, and his colleague Lisa Highfill, work daily with teachers at all sites helping them implement technology in a way that transforms classroom lessons, activities and instruction - making the most out of the dizzying array of technology tools for education!

In addition, 
Scott has been attending evening events and Principal's Coffees at various schools to help parents get the hang of it too. Check out all the good stuff in his newsletter The Changing Times. Thanks, Scott!

Real Estate Community Sponsors
Thank you for helping our students!

Please welcome Debi Zentner of Diversified Mortgage Group to our Real Estate Community Sponsor program. Debi has a long-standing relationship with PPIE - in fact, there were several years where her work on our Fall Gala Event was simply priceless! Thank you, Debi, for your continued support.

Debi Zentner

See our full list of Real Estate Community Sponsors, and please contact Executive Director Susan Hayes if you'd like to join them! 

Quality Education is Built on a Strong Foundation