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School Grants are PCEF's second largest funding mechanism, and are for programs covering an entire grade, department or school. They are due March 30th and are for the following school year. YOUR generosity has enabled PCEF to fund $150,000 in School Grants for 2016 - 2017 school year!

Only PCSD Administrators, with their teachers, may apply for School Grants.

All grants must fall into one of the following PCEF interest areas: Academic Rigor, College and Career Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development & Teacher Recognition, STEM, Student Wellness, and The Arts.

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School Grants for 2016 - 2017:

Light bulbAcademic Rigor


Library Update - McPolin Elementary - $7,500

  • Of the 9,000 books in the MPES Library, only 638 are in Spanish. Funds from this grany will purchase more books in Spanish, allowing us to reach our literacy goals. 

 Accelerated Reader/STAR Reading - Parley's Park Elementary - $6,123

  • The funds will be used to continue the STAR Reading program which will compliment and enhance PPES commitment to improve reading skills in all students.  Grant all includes subscription for AR and STAR reading as well as technical support for the faculty.

Wild Wonders – Trailside Elementary - $840

  • Wild Wonders will provide hands on experiences with living native and exotic animals, to better incorporate academic language from the Kindergarten Science and Technology Common Core. 

Reading Inventory - EHMS - $6,005 

  • The Reading Inventory is an interactive, computer adaptive assessment designed to measure how well students read text of varying difficulty. This psychometrically valid test can be used as a diagnostic tool to place students at the correct reading level so they can read with success.


College careerCollege and Career Readiness


Latino Outreach Coordinator - Ecker Hill Middle School - PCEF: $6,000 Private Donor: $20,000

  • This grant allows EHMS to hire a coordinator to help Latino families stay engaged in their children's education.  The coordinator will assist in communicating teacher concerns, information about school events and functions. The coordinator will also be involved in registration, conferences and the EHMS mentoring program.

Mentoring Program – Ecker Hill Middle School - $1,500

  • To expand the new Mentoring Program at Ecker Hill to include twice monthly meetings focused on improving grades and complete community service projects.  The grant also funds Latino parent meetings to help them learn to navigate Canvas and Powerschool. Funds will cover costs of materials for service projects.

Leadership Class – Treasure Mountain Junior High - $4,000

  • Leadership Class uses experiential and service-based learning to develop leadership in students.  These students then continue to excel in the classroom and community as leaders and role models.  Grant funds field trips to the NAC for team building and memberships to FiREFilms.

First Generation College Field Trips – Treasure Mountain Junior High - $1,500

  • Leadership Class uses experiential and service-based learning to develop leadership in students.  These students then continue to excel in the classroom and community as leaders and role models.  Grant funds field trips to the NAC for team building and memberships to FiREFilms.

Mustang Afterschool Academy – Treasure Mountain Junior High - $25,000

  • The after school program being proposed will give students the opportunity to connect with school on a level that is personalized to them by offering choices based on interest and need. The vision is to provide students with positive, structured environment and offer alternative activities.

Post High School Special Ed Activities – Park City Learning Center - $2,400

  • Young adults with disabilities from the Post High School Special Ed Transition Program will be given the chance to plan and access various social and educational experiences within their community.

Outdoor Education Experience – Park Center Learning Center - $2,500

  • With the grant money, the PCLC will take approximately 50 students for two days and one night to Camp Kostapolous in Emigration Canyon.  We believe this experience will allow us to create a positive climate, as well as achieve community with our students at the start of the school year, so that trust is established among the students and adults.  

Academic Decathlon Study Materials – Park City High School - $800

  • Program funds study guides and test prep materials.  These basic curriculum guides allow the Academic Decathlon team to be nationally competive.

Debate Study Materials – Park City High School - $650

  • In order to be competitive in Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Public Forum debate, subscriptions to research providers is essential.  This grant money would be spent on such subscriptions.

 Academic National Competition Fund – Park City High School - $15,000

  • The Academic Competition National Travel fund alleviates travel and competition costs for groups like HOSA, FBLA, Debate, Academic Decathlon, Ethics Bowl, Tech Club, Robotics and other academic competition groups that qualify to compete on the national stage.

Journalism Publishing & Bilingual Writing – Park City High School - $2,000

  • The PCHS student paper will now have Spanish language content. They will be the only area-provider of Spanish language news. Funds will cover the costs of hard copy publishing for the 2016-1 school year.

Special Education Adaptive PE with the NAC – Park City High School - $6,380

  • Provides funding for instruction/services from the NAC or PCHS Special Education students, as well as transportation to and from NAC or Ecker Hill Swimming Pool. The General PE classes do not provide for specialized instruction for this group of students, and the NAC has all the equipment and specialized instruction needed.

"At Risk" College Visits – Park City High School - $2,520

  • This grant is to fund 3 transition fieldtrips for the upperclass students (11-12th) with disabilities at Park City High School and ELL Students. This grant would fund the cost of transportation on a school bus, for a tour and visit of 2 colleges.

Teachers briefcaseProfessional Development


Professional Learning Communities – Trailside Elementary School - $5,000

  • Funds will be used for Professional Learning Community Development.

Curriculum Planning and Implementation - McPolin Elementary School - $7,500

  • This grant funds teachers to teach teachers. Substitute teachers will be hired to allow teachers to observe other staff at MPES or in PCSD and share their learning’s with their professional learning community (PLC).  The McPolin teachers to will also  facilitate staff training to enhance current technology and instructional practices.  Lastly,, the grant funds reading materials for the English classes to implement the grade level curriculum map.




STEM  In A Box - Jeremy Ranch Elementary School - $11,250

  • Hands-on Science experiences bring Science alive for all students. The Science Room at Jeremy Ranch Elementary offers all students frequent opportunities to interact with the Science curriculum in lasting, memorable ways - ways that are not often possible in the regular classroom.  Grant funds salary and benefits for a half time classified Instructional Aide.

zSpace Workstation- Trailside Elementary School - $8,000

  • zSpace is a fully immersive desktop experience, using "real world virtual reality.” The zSpace STEM lab comes with a suite of science software and curriculum resources that offer learning experiences through the sciences and STEM topics. zSpace uses all of your senses in a way that feels natural.  This is the 2nd station at TSES.

Robotics – TMJH & PCHS - $22,200

  • This grant will support the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics club at PCHS and TMJH.  Teams of students design, build and program robots to complete regionally and hopefully, nationally.  Grant funds replacement parts, competition fees, teacher stipend and other items needed for both clubs.


ArtsThe Arts:


More Art! – Parley's Park Elementary - $7,000

  • Funds will be used to increase the salary of the Parley’s Park Part-Time Art Specialist, to take the EVA curriculum to the next level.

Smart Music for All – EHMS - $7,735

  • This will be the fifth year PCEF funds subscriptions to the web-based music assessment program “Smart Music.”  Pays for 200 student subscriptions and one teacher subscription. 



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