June 8, 2015 Issue
Race Director Kelly French
Another successful PPIE Pleasanton Run for Education! 

Mark your calendars for NEXT YEAR's even bigger, better, and best community-building event - April 17th, 2016!
Connect With Us
We've got a lot to share with you in this last newsletter for the year! 
Some great info, some sincere thanks, and some good-byes. Take a look, and you can always use the Table of Contents links on the left to jump right to the article you want.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!
At the PPIE volunteer appreciation and recognition luncheon in May, Scott Padway (one of PUSD's Tech Coaches) put together a little video to show off all the hard work and many accomplishments of our volunteers! Hope you enjoy it too, and perhaps recognize a few faces?
PPIE announces Innovative Education Grant recipients
19 PUSD educators received Innovative Education Grants totally nearly $41,000! 
Please see our Press Release for all the details!

You can check out our YouTube Channel Grant Program Playlist to see all the videos from last year's recipients.
Donation Recap - $562,000!
As promised, here is this year's recap. What a successful year it has been - Your investment in education will be multiplied many times over by serving all students over several years!

The $515,000 Giving Fund is allocated to:
2 Early Literacy Instructional Coaches ($80,000 ea) $160,000
1 Math Instructional Coach $ 80,000
1 Technology Instructional Coach $90,000

The school sites received the following distributions to be used to further PPIE's mission of enhancing learning experiences by focusing on supporting the district technology plan at their sites.

Hart Middle School
Harvest Park MS$40,000
Pleasanton MS$40,000
Amador Valley HS$38,000
Foothill HS$30,000
Village/Horizon HS$ 5,000
HP Spec ED Preschool$ 2,000

Plus we awarded $40,978 in Innovative Education Grants, $5,002 in Innovative Student Grants, and $2,000 for Student Competition Grants.

Grand total? $561,980! 
Another Run Opportunity!
Rotary Spirit Run
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton's 22nd Annual Father's Day Spirit Run taking place in Pleasanton on Sunday, June 21st which supports college scholarships for Pleasanton students plus community and international projects of The Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

PPIE will be there...how about you? Get all the info and register at Rotary Spirit Run
Do you like to golf? PPIE selected as beneficiary!
The Tri-Valley Knights Foundation is hosting their 1st Annual Golf Tournament on August 20, 2015 at Castlewood. PPIE has been selected as a beneficiary! Thank you, Tri-Valley Knights of Columbus!

Online registration is available or you can print and mail this registration form.

The Tri-Valley Knights Foundation is a group of active members within the Catholic Community of Pleasanton who take time away from personal and business endeavors to support the advancement of education and faith in the local community.
Save the Date! October 1, 2015
We are shaking it up a bit this Fall. Instead of the Toasts and Tastes of Fall event, we have something special planned for you! Put Thursday, October 1st, on your calendar for a great evening you won't want to miss. More details to come in August...
Thank you, Wente Foundation!
Our High Schools will each receive approximately $4,000 for digital arts education as a result of the "Fund-A-Need" efforts at the Livermore Valley Wine Auction event on May 9th. This video succeeded in inspiring bidders to enthusiastically raise their paddles!

PPIE is grateful to the Wente Arts Foundation for Education's Tri-Valley Arts Education Committee, led by Christine Wente, for focusing on arts funding in our regional schools. The committee, comprised of the four superintendents from each district and the executive directors of their respective foundations, began meeting in 2014 to benchmark and identify gaps in regional arts education programming and explore funding solutions.
PPIE Vice President receives Community of Character Award
We couldn't be any prouder of the work our Foundation Board members and EFC volunteers do every day on behalf of our students, but it was very special to know the community values one of our own so highly! Congratulations to Kelly French on receiving the 2015 Community of Character Award! 
Community of Character Awards 2015
(picture courtesy of Chuck Deckert)
Changes for PUSD and PPIE
As you are probably aware, Superintendent Ahmadi has accepted a new job as Superintendent of the Castro Valley School District. Ms. Ahmadi has been a wonderful partner with the PPIE Board and EFC volunteers - a true champion for our students and programs. The PPIE Board wishes her well in her new role, and looks forward to working with the Interim Superintendent.
Look for us on Future Fund - the online school registration "Walk-Thru"
After a very successful launch last year at several pilot schools, "walk-through registration" is going online for all PUSD schools this August with Future Fund. And PPIE will be there too! You can easily make your Annual Donation to PPIE on our section of Future Fund. Don't miss us! 
We are so grateful to all our donors - individuals, families, and our corporate sponsors. We couldn't serve our students so well without your incredible support! It has been a wonderful year, and we're looking forward to another great year of doing great things for kids! We've updated the list of Giving Fund donors on our website - won't you join us?

Featured Sponsor
Thank you to all our incredible corporate sponsors! PPIE could not accomplish our mission without the generosity of our Pleasanton Partnerships in Education!
Real Estate Community Sponsors
See our list of participating realtor and mortgage professionals who support our mission!
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Together we can make such a difference for our children! If you'd like to get more involved, please contact Executive Director Susan Hayes or just use our Volunteer Sign-up on the website. We are #BetterTogether!


Joan Laursen, PPIE Communications

Quality Education is Built on a Strong Foundation