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Back to School Fundraising Kicks Off with Annual Fund Breakfasts

The Pasadena Educational Foundation holds 27 annual fund accounts for Pasadena Unified School District schools, which allows parents and principals to raise money for their school’s greatest needs and highest priorities.  During the 2018-2019 school year, our local community raised a total of $1.8 million for school annual funds, helping…...

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Thank You TIAA’s Pasadena Office!

Thank you to TIAA’s Pasadena Office for supporting the Pasadena Educational Foundation and Blair Middle School! As part of TIAA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, the Pasadena office partnered with the Pasadena Educational Foundation for the 2nd year for a back to school supply drive. More than 30 employees from the…...

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A Day of Sportsmanship and Learning

What else compares to the love we have for sport? We make role models of modern day gladiators, young and, well… middle-aged, who sweat and toil on the fields of play. Yet, there’s a game of heroes and battles whose fans’ fervor rivals that of “traditional” athletic aficionados. And this…...

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Learning Skills to Flourish in the Modern Economy

Ever heard the term “soft skills”? It doesn’t come in a cone from Dairy Queen. Soft skills are capabilities such as critical thinking, teamwork, and work ethic which enable a job to be done well. Too many of us don’t have them. And they aren’t as easy to get as…...

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Celebrate the Grand Reopening of John Muir Early College Magnet

“The renovations at John Muir are a symbol of our proud Mustang traditions and our promising future” —John Muir Principal Dr. Lawton Gray III. Come to the John Muir High School Early College Magnet Grand Reopening Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 21 at 5 PM. The Ribbon Cutting…...

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School Gardens Don’t Go on Summer Vacation

by Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator School gardens don’t go on summer vacation; they go into high gear. But who takes care of the 19 school gardens while PUSD staff and families are off enjoying their summer? Look no further than Master Gardener Jill McArthur, her PUSD student…...

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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…...

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Thank You Summer Youth Leaders

We wrapped up our 2019 Summer Youth Leader Volunteer program with a Pizza Party & Awards Ceremony at Pitfire Pizza. Thank you to the more than 170 high school students who joined us this summer to support the teachers and students in our PEF Summer Enrichment Program. Our dedicated youth…...

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Summer classes with no pressure, no tests, and no grades

PEF is the recipient of the 2019 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation new “Tier 1” award,  $25,000 per year over the next two years. The grant is supporting a brand new project for PUSD students in grades 6 through 9 who need additional support in English or Math. The project,…...

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PEF Welcomes New Board Members

“All four individuals demonstrate a great commitment to our community and our schools. Their expertise, leadership, and professional knowledge will be a great asset to our board of directors. We are honored that Lorena, Roberto, Robyn, and Linda have chosen to serve on our board and look forward to their…...

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