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Celebrating Our Schools, Envision 2017. May 2  Become a sponsor or get tickets now>>

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Celebrating Our Schools,
Tuesday, May 2 5-8PM
Pasadena City Hall Courtyard

Celebrate our schools with us!
Kaleidoscope, An Interactive Showcase 5-6PM.
Speaker program wiht Charles Harrington, CEO of Parsons and a special presentation from Muir High School 6PM.
A reception will follow in the courtyard. Tickets available now.

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Friendship Benches

Having a bad day at school? Take a seat on a Friendship Bench and experience the kindness of your friends or make some new ones.

Thanks to the help of a generous community member, four Pasadena Unified School District elementary schools now have Friendship Benches.
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Get Out. Get Involved.

We invite community members, parents, teachers and students to get involved with our schools through giving, volunteering and communicating the value of public education

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We did it! Thank You.

Thank you for helping us make our 2016 Community Challenge Match and tripling our impact for our schools.

Thank you to the

National Endowment for the Arts

For awarding PEF a $79,500 grant to develop "Open Stage"

"Open Stage" is a community based performing arts program for middle and high school students in PUSD.

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Legacy Society

Did you know that PEF has a Planned Giving Program?


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If you have already made a bequest or named PEF in your planned giving, please contact us so we may acknowledge you as part of the Legacy Society. You can also email Angela Parris at

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Parents / Students

Summer Enrichment Program

Register now for the PEF Summer Enrichment Program!
Program runs from June 12- July 13.

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Read Across PASadena

Local realtors joined with fellow community members in celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on our PUSD campuses to read aloud to our students.
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Thank you Pasadena Community

Gardens Conservancy

For awarding PEF a $70,000 grant to support two new school-based gardens, at Pasadena High School and Franklin Elementary Schools.

The Franklin Foxes Farm is now open at Franklin. Our PUSD Gardens are growing.

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Did you know?

More than 15,000 PUSD 3rd graders have learned to swim at the Rose Bowl Acquatic Center with support from PEF?

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A Message on the Passing of John Van de Kamp

We are saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and supporter, John Van de Kamp, who passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. John was a true champion of justice.  Thankfully for us all, he recognized how important public education is to creating a just and vibrant society.

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PEF Teacher Grant Spotlight

Virtual Reality at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet

Washington Elementary is expanding its use of virtual reality (VR) as an instructional tool, with VR stations built by students using top of the line hardware, software, graphics, and parts. Thank you to Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the CFP Foundation for supporting PEF’s grants program.

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What's New at the App Academy!

Guest speakers, new projects, learning code, and more.

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2016 PEF Teacher Grants

Congratulations to the 160 PUSD Teachers and Principals who received awards this year!

New this year! Thanks to support from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and the College Football Playoff Foundation we are now offering School-Wide Project Grants.

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PUSD Proud: Employee Spotlights

There is amazing work happening on every campus and in every department at PUSD.

This month: Equity & Access Department
Meet Dawna Tully, Victoria Humdy, & Dr. Jennifer Smith-Jackson.

These PUSD employees deserve a special "shout out" for their excellence. We are #PUSDproud!

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Teachers, check out our list of resources and opportunities here.


Looking for financial transaction, teacher grant, annual fund, or other forms?

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