PCEF to expand Express Grant Fund by $50,000 in order to support immediate teacher and student at-home schooling needs.
Thanks to donors, PCEF has always offered PCSD teachers access to Express Grants. Now there is an opportunity for us to step up even more. As the name implies, Express Grants have a very short turn-around and exist to fill immediate classroom needs. A few examples of how your donations may be used:
$50 funds personal hygiene products and over-the-counter medicines for a low income student family
$100 funds a teacher's classroom basics for low income families. These items are typically shared in the classroom, which is not feasible with each student learning at home.
$250 funds low tech supplies for home off-screen learning, such as books, workbooks, models, and manipulatives. These items are typically shared in the classroom, which is not feasible with each student learning at home.
$500 funds new ed-tech resources for teachers such as laptop compatible whiteboards, video/audio components, or apps to enhance online teaching.
Any donation of any amount is most welcome and needed, as gaps continue to be identified as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.
With your help, we can be adaptive, responsive and nimble to meet our students and teachers immediate and short-term needs. Thank you!
PCSD teachers and admin may apply for Express Grants. Please be aware the maximum amount awarded is $1,000.
Express Grants will be reviewed as soon as possible by PCEF to expedite awards during the COVID-19 crisis.
NOTE: All grant award materials and devices stay with the school.