NY Times Bestseller Christina Baker Cline comes to PCHS English Classes.

Now in it's eighth year, students, teachers, and our community enjoyed Ms. Kline's visit last week. PCEF funds the Author-in-Residence because of the unique perspectives and conversations the authors bring to the school.

"I hope it encourages students to take a second look at the world around them and the other students around them," Ms. Cline says. "I also hope it helps students who feel that they're not part of the mainstream to have more confidence in telling their stories and claiming their truths about the world."

Win $2,500 for Your School PTO!
Beat the Call is all about participation! With YOUR help, we can fund almost 100 programs!

The Author-in-Residence program, elementary art, robotics, and preschool are just a few of the programs we fund. PCEF provides nearly 25% of the District's discretionary budget.  

Donate before September 30th, and:
1) Help your child win a class party sponsored by Papa Johns!
2) Help your PTO earn the $2,500 UPS Stores Challenge Grant!
3) We won't call you during Phone-a-thon!
4) Help our teachers, students, and community!
                                                                                                Class parties and the UPS Stores Challenge Grant are based on participation (any amount counts!) Click here for all the details.         

You can donate online or send in your donation with your student.  Thank you! Please go to our website to learn more.

PCEF Celebrates 30 Years!

When PCEF launched 30 years ago, we awarded one grant to support 2 students at a space camp at Stanford University. 
Because of your donations, we have stronger schools, a stronger community and greater opportunities for our children. Thank you!

Read what the Park Record says about PCEF.

Teacher Spotlight: Celebrating 30 Years!
Throughout the year, as part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, we will spotlight some teachers and administrators who have been in the District for 30 years or graduated from PCHS 30 years ago!

Traci Evans                                          
  • PCHS Class of 1984 and 23 year veteran of PCSD
  • Current principal at Ecker Hill Middle School, former teacher at JRES & PPES
  • University of Utah double major in Elementary Education and Human Development and Family Studies, MS in Elementary Reading and Literacy, Reading Endorsement, ESL Endorsement, and Administrative/Supervisory Endorsement. 
  • Enjoys running, quilting, and reading
Traci, center, as PCHS Senior Class Vice-President

1) What is the biggest difference in education now vs. when you started?

The core goal and reason we teach is the same. It's about the student and supporting every learner to become the best person possible. Technology has probably had the biggest impact in the way instruction is delivered and learning occurs. The walls of the classrooms and time are no longer barriers.  
2) What is best part of being a principal?
I love working with the professionals on my staff.  However, students are definitely the best part of my job. They provide a continual flood of blessings and joy in my life. There is nothing better or more humbling than to make a connection with a student in a way that changes both our lives for the better.
3) What difference has PCEF made in the District and at Ecker Hill?
PCEF funding allows us to offer programs on a school-wide basis that otherwise we could not financially do. Smart Music reaches every band student and contributes to PCSD's award winning band program. We were able to hire a Latino Outreach Coordinator who helps us better meet the needs of all students and families at EHMS. The Scholastic Reading Inventory assists our teachers in providing all students text on their reading level. Through PCEF we have been able to bring in award winning authors, start a school garden, support the Latinos in Action class, and begin a school-based mentoring program. 
Men4Ed Enjoys Deer Valley Concert

Men4Ed wants to make a difference in the lives of Park City students outside of the classroom. The goal is for 1,000 men, giving $1,000 each, to build a $1MM endowment to support activities that help students better themselves and their community.

Click here to join these 'Champions of the Underfunded!'
Red Apple Gala - Celebrating 30 Years!

Thank you to Montage Deer Valley, Zions Bank and all our sponsors, as well as our auction donors, volunteers and guests for their support of Music, EVA (Elementary Visual Art,) STEM, and Empowering All Students! You help us go beyond what public education provides to meet the needs of our students, teachers, and community.

Check out all the fun photos on Facebook!

Golden Apple Sponsors:

  Park City Education Foundation | 435-615-0235 |