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Our Stories: Making an Impact Everyday

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Read about the many ways our community helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation make an impact on the lives of every student, at every school, every day.

Eliot Legacy Tree Planting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Pasadena Educational Foundation Celebrates Communities Deep Roots With Legacy Tree Planting at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy PASADENA, CA – On a beautiful, clear, and warm…

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PUSD All-District Music Festival

“Whether you are a performer or in the audience, music has an immense power to engage and enliven your world. Every year I attend PUSD’s All District Music Festival I…

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No Boundaries 2017

Join us for the Pasadena Unified School District’s 12th Annual Student Art Exhibit No Boundaries March 10-19, 2017 M-F 3:00-6:00PM Sat and Sun 1:00-4:00PM No Boundaries showcases the talent and…

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Friendship Benches Are Here

“For whatever reason, if they’re having a bad day, they can sit on the bench and let somebody know that they need a friend.” – Acacia Woodley (age 15) Founder…

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Full Circle at the Gamble House

Full Circle at the Gamble House During the graduation of the new group of Jr. Docents at the Gamble House, a partner for the 3rd grade students, we learned that…

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A Message on the Passing of John Van de Kamp

To our PEF community, 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…

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Robo Rally: “ROVE!” 2017

On Wednesday, May 17 at Sierra Madre Middle School 200 PUSD middle school students  showcased their robotics skills at this year’s space-exploration-themed competition, Robo Rally 2017: “ROVE!”. PUSD students built and…

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Robotics

PEF has partnered with the PUSD to create a Robotics education program.  Within the course, students learn how to build and program Robotic systems that incorporate sensors and motors to…

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Raiders of the Lost Can

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Pasadena Educational Foundation sent a group of over two hundred Pasadena Unified middle school robotics students to Caltech to take a lab tour, hear…

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App Academy Students Win at Hackathon

Every time you go to the E&W Manager website you are greeted with one of over 150 tips on how to help you save electricity and water from the built…

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Historical Classroom Maps

Learning History Through Geography “Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to apply for a teacher grant.  I used the money to purchase historical classroom maps (16 of…

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What does a Kindergarten student do in the My Masterpieces Program?

The PEF award-winning program My Masterpieces that is offered to all PUSD students (K-6) starts with a field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum for Kinder students. They are met by an educator that tours…

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My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community

  “Partnering with Pasadena Educational Foundation’s My Masterpieces Program allows The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens to increase its reach within the diverse community of Pasadena. We remain…

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2nd Grade Art Walk

Did you know that every Pasadena Unified School District 2nd grader takes a public art walking tour with PEF’s My Masterpieces program? Ms. Totaro’s 2nd grade class from McKinley School…

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Grammarosaurus at McKinley

“Extra! Extra! Stop that press! Guess what Mrs. Muthiah’s 2nd grade class at McKinley found in Loch Ness! Grammarosaurus!” 120 students performed Grammarosaurs had a blast learning the second grade grammar…

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Caterpillars, Cocoons, and Butterflies at Jackson

What can be more wonderful than releasing new butterflies? 150 students from Andrew Jackson Elementary School learned about life cycles in nature by caring for their own caterpillars, watching their…

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Butterfly Wings, Mouse Paint, and Grammarosaurus

PEF Teacher Grants in Action Mouse Paint: A Play About Color at McKinley “One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.”  That is where the…

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