Dear Parents and PCEF Supporters:
It's June, and school is out for the summer! My children are already enjoying late night play sessions in City Park and lazy mornings on our front porch.  How quickly this year has passed!
What an amazing year it has been!  Each year, I am inspired and filled with appreciation. At PCEF, we are lucky to know teachers across all seven schools and the Learning Center. We have a window into their classrooms when they apply for grants. We see them advocating for their students. We see them tackling challenges. We see them taking time, to go above and beyond, to make sure that their kids have a quality education.
Together with our donors and volunteers, PCEF strives to go above and beyond what the public education budget provides to meet the needs of our students, teachers, and community.  This support allows teachers and administrators to "think outside the box" and fund programs that otherwise would not be offered in our schools.
These programs make an impact on students.  One of my favorite grants, in collaboration with the Kimball Art Center, provides monthly art classes in three of our four elementary schools.  A student thank you note sums it up perfectly. "I love art because we have art in the classroom once a month, and I can let my inner crazy out!"
We hope you will take a minute to celebrate with us because PCEF's work is your work.  Your donations, your volunteer hours, your advocacy - defines the Park City Education Foundation.  We simply could not bring 'inner craziness" to an elementary art student if you did not support PCEF. You invested over $1 million into our schools.  You funded programs that reached every school and every student!  Wow, thank you!
Finally, we look forward to seeing you in the fall and beginning our year-long celebration of PCEF's 30th Anniversary!

Abby McNulty, Executive Director
Ideas to Impact: Your Gifts at Work 
Empowering ALL Students to a Bright Future!
How can first-generation students get the guidance and support they need to prepare for college, apply to the best-fit schools, secure financial aid, enroll, persist in their studies and - ultimately - graduate from college?

We are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the Park City Community Foundation and Park City School District to help solve this challenge, called Bright Futures. Nationally, about 25% of first-generation college students will graduate. But - Bright Prospect - the program upon which Bright Futures is based - has a whopping 91% college graduation rate!
"We preach the importance of college in our schools, but first-generation college students need a tailored approach if they are going to enroll in and graduate from college. This partnership is exciting not only for our students but also for those of us who work in the schools. It's a signal that this is an issue that is bigger than the schools; it is a community issue," said Niko Jensen, Park City School District counselor.
We are able to fund this program thanks to donor directed contributions from long-time PCEF supporters. In addition, Park City Community Foundation (PCCF) has made a one-time start-up Opportunity Grant in support of PCEF's efforts for Bright Futures. The Opportunity Grant is a new mechanism that connects PCCF's donors and fund holders with key leadership initiatives in the greater Park City area.
Watch this story on ABC4 News, and read the Park Record article to learn more. 
PCEF Awards $150,000 in School Grants for 2016-17! 
What does it mean to "Go beyond what the public education budget provides?" Well, it means providing funding for programs like STEM-in-a-Box at Jeremy Ranch, Smart Music at Ecker Hill, and Robotics at the High School. In fact, thanks to our donors, we are thrilled to award $150,000 in School Grants for next year!
School Grants are requested by administrators and teachers, and typically impact an entire grade, department, or school.  Every school in the District received grant awards, and every student will benefit from these additional educational opportunities.
Please go to the  School Grants page on our website to see the full list of programs. Read the Park Record article as well!
Thank you for a Record-Breaking Running with Ed! 
Neither rain nor cold nor wind could stop 1,370 RWE Runners from having a great time and celebrating education!
The school transition changes were amazing and contributed to the festive atmosphere the participants love. More than 100 volunteers make the race run!
Over $260,000 was raised for PCEF!  Those funds will come back to our schools, teachers, and students through programs that go beyond what the public education budget provides. Innovative programs like PCCAPS and STEM Fridays, life changing programs like Preschool, and inspiring programs such as Author-in-Residence are possible because of your support. Thank you!
Be sure to check out the RWE Facebook page for tons of fun photos! Thank you to our sponsors and in-kind donors for making the race possible!
Celebrating 30 Years!

The Red Apple Gala is September 10th! We will be kicking off our 30th Anniversary year with an elegant celebration, generously hosted by Montage Deer Valley and presented by Zions Bank.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of the Gala, and the numerous businesses who donate items for the Silent and Live Auctions!

Everyone is Reading Orphan Train!
Park City Education Foundation and Park City High School are proud to present this year's Author-in-Residence selection Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Dolly's Bookstore, Summit County Library, and Park City Library have chosen Orphan Train as this year's One Book One Community selection.

Author-in-Residence is a PCEF funded program at Park City High School. PCEF will bring Christina Baker Kline to Park City to work with each PCHS English class. This college level experience is available to every PCHS student thanks to the generosity of PCEF Donors.

Save the date for a free Community Conversation with Christina Baker Kline on September 13th, 7:00pm at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

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