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Meeting Dates

2017-18 Meetings

Meetings will be held in the school library.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you there!

September 20 - 6:30pm 
November 15 - 6:30pm

January 17 - 6:30pm
March 19 - 6:30pm 
May 16 - 6:30pm

 

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Welcome & News

Hello Pine Valley Community...

Welcome to Pine Valley Ed Fund (PVEF).  We are a non-profit organization, run by a board of volunteer parents dedicated to raising funds to help maintain and enhance the quality of education at Pine Valley. 

The PVEF has two main purposes:

  1. Class Size Reduction:  We reduce the number of students in academic core classes by paying for additional "sections," with each section being the cost of hiring another teacher. (A section is one period of one class.) Our goal for the 2017-2018 is to fund six (6) additional sections ($111,000), thus lowering the teacher/student ratio. Additionally we will be funding 2 paraeducators ($1,500).
  2. Technology Support / Classroom Enrichment:  Based on input from parents, staff and Site Council, PVEF purchases devices that allow our students to research, create, learn and thrive in a technology-based society.  This year we are donating:
  • $5,250 which were double matched by our 2017 SRVEF/SRVUSD Technology Matching Grant Award thus purchasing $15,750 of classroom technology:
    • 55 new Chromebooks for
      • 7th Grade Core
      • 6/7/8th Grade Languages
      • 6th Grade Science
      • 6/7/8th Grade Resource
    • 2 Laptop Carts
  • $20,000 towards new computers for our Computer Class Lab
  • $30,000 towards the MPR Audio/Visual system
  • $2,500 towards the Career Tech class supplies
  • $1,500 towards maintaining and enhancing the Library Maker Spaces
  • $13,000 grant offering this fall which gives our teachers and staff an opportunity to help fund a new classroom enrichment or maybe sustain an on-going enrichment

Individually, I don't believe any of us have the capacity to provide all the necessary funds to carry out our mission, but by working together we CAN make a difference.  Our requested donation this year is $350 per student or $600 per family, but any amount you donate will make an impact on the students of Pine Valley. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and have a great year! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at PineValleyEdFund@gmail.com.

Warm regards,
Debbie Morford, PVEF President
And the Entire 2017-18 PVEF Board

2017-18 Grant Winners!

Congratulations to all of our staff members who received grants from the Pine Valley Education Fund (PVEF)! Thanks to the support of Pine Valley parents, we were able to grant $15,896 to be used in classrooms this year! Below is the list of teachers who received grants along with how the money will be used to enhance education for the students of Pine Valley.


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Tricia Grame, Arts & Crafts, received $1,000 for Chromebooks to be used to research art history, artists, images, museums, exhibitions, demonstrations and ideas to stimulate, expose and illustrate art.

Nicole Shivitz, 7th Grade Math, received $2,000 for eight Chromebooks to be used to access programs to enhance the students' interaction with topics such as graphing, critical thinking, and financial literacy; along with personalizing tutorial sessions with students.

Lisa Layman, Foods, received $2,000 to buy groceries and replace old and broken equipment for the Foods Classroom.

Larissa Herrera, Food Science & Nutrition, $500 for purchasing materials for the new Food Science and Nutrition class. Materials include but are not limited to food, chemicals, measuring tools, and safety materials.

Lisa Rodriguez-Jong, World Languages, $3,296 for 16 Chromebooks to complete a full set for the World Languages department to enhance listening activities, individual reading comprehension and speaking activities.

Jessica Rishwain-Sawyer, Special Education, $2,350 for flexible seating for the student in the SDC setting which allows the ability to fidget, move, and wiggle while learning.

Kim Murray, 8th Grade Core, $750 to build up our 8th grade classroom libraries

for student use.

Sapna Nair, Computer, $2,000 for webcams for computer lab to use for pictures and recording for projects.

 

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Stephanie Huff, School Counseling Office, $500 for flexible seating and comfortable couch/lounge chairs for the counseling office.

Kristen Maio, Special Education, $1,500 for a Chromebook storage cart to store all their Chromebooks.

 

We received 13 grant proposals, totaling $22,604.28, each asking for something very useful to help create a superior educational experience for our children. We had a budget of $13,000 in addition to $2,940 carry over from last year. We managed to fund, partially fund or find other sources of funding for every single grant submission.  Items that we found other sources of donation funding were:

  • Christina DeMartini, 6th Grade Core, $180 for the Core Novel “I Am Malala”. This will be funded by PV Ed Fund’s Core Novel budget line item.
  • Taylor Mulholland, 6th Grade Core & Reading, $428.28 for a one year subscription to Scholastic SCOPE magazine. This will be funded by Registration 6th Grade Classroom Donation.
  • Debbie Irvin, 6th Grade Science, $800, one "Foldscope" microscope kit for each 6th grade student at Pine Valley. This will be funded by Registration 6th Grade Classroom Donation.

Congratulations to our grant winners!

PVEF Chosen 2017 Affiliate of the Year

Pine Valley Education Fund is honored to be awarded 2017 Affiliate of the Year by our umbrella organization, San Ramon Valley Education Foundation!


 

 

 

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Pine Valley Ed Fund is an affiliate of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. For more information, visit www.srvef.org

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