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PEF Hosts Welcome Back Breakfast for PUSD Staff & Teachers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation, with support from community sponsors, welcomed back 2,000 Pasadena Unified School District teachers, staff, and administrators today with a Welcome Back Breakfast & Resource Fair held at Pasadena High School. The breakfast kicked off the PUSD All Staff Welcome Back event featuring awards, special presentations, and a day of professional development focused on the arts, math, and science for all PUSD teachers.  Congratulations to all the award winners.

The start of a new year is always a magical time full of promise, excitement, camaraderie, and for our students a little bit of nervousness. PEF looks forward to welcoming back our almost 17,000 students back to school on Monday, August 12.

Thank you to our generous community for supporting our public schools and making our welcome back event possible by providing our PUSD teachers and staff with a wonderful continental breakfast, specialized services, fun gadgets, and a gift bag full of discount coupons for goodies like pizza, coffee, burgers and more. A special thank you to Corner Bakery – Pasadena for sponsoring this event for the 4th year by providing breakfast and to Blaze Pizza for giving everyone who attended a free pizza!

Breakfast Sponsors:
Corner Bakery Pasadena
Stater Bros

Resource Fair Sponsors:
Aflac, Corner Bakery Café – Pasadena, California Credit Union, Cetera Investment Services, Forte Group, New York Life, Pasadena Federal Service Credit Union, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Sprint, Superb Dental Care, Target, and United Healthcare

Gift Bags Sponsors:

BJ’s Restaurant, Blaze Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, Office Depot, Rounds Burgers, Sharky’s, Target, The Stand, Urth Caffe, Yardhouse, and Yogurtland.