The Pasadena Educational Foundation has been supporting public education since 1971.  Join us as we encourage greater involvement and support from the community.  Your support is more important than ever.


Apply for your PEF Teacher Grants. Deadline 10/6

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Principal for a Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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PEF office will be closed on October 4.



PUSD Welcome Back Breakfast

The Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena Unified School District co-sponsor the 2017 PUSD Welcome Back Breakfast with the help of some of our fantastic community partners.

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Promote Summer Reading

Thank you realtors for providing every PUSD 2nd grader a book to read over the summer.

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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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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


Parents / Students

Three Edison STEM Scholars Selected

Thank you Edison International for providing scholarship to these John Muir High School scholars.

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Summer Enrichment Program

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 PEF Summer Enrichment Program!
What a fantastic summer of learning and fun.


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Robo Rally: "Rove!" 2017

200 PUSD middle school students  showcased their robotics skills at this year's space-exploration-themed competition

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PUSD Proud: Employee Spotlights

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

This month: Special Education 

Meet Kimberly Suarez. Teacher at John Muir High School, Lezlie Porter, Blair School, and Linda Chang, principal at Don Benito Elementary.

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

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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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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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