Express Grants 

PCEF reserves $10,000 for teacher, school and district needs that arise during the school year and are out of the grant cycle (Teacher Grants are due 10/31).  The maximum amount for an express grant is $1000.  Occasionally, private funds are matched with an express grant to increase the impact.

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

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

Express Grants are reviewed the last week of the month by the PCEF staff and recipients will be notified the first week of the following month. Funds will be available the following week. YOUR generosity has enabled PCEF to fund $10,000 in School Grants for 2017 - 2018 school year!

To apply for a Express Grant, click here.

Express Grants for 2017 - 2018:

Light bulbAcademic Success

 Headphones - JRES - $903

  • Funds will provide Jeremy Ranch Elementary students with 56 pairs of durable student headphones.

Fundations Materials - MPES - $1,000

  • Funds will be used to purchase text books for teachers that are connected to the Fundations scope/sequence.

Wobble Chairs - MPES - $280

  • Wobble chairs allow students to move their bodies while focusing on what their teachers are asking them to do at their desks/tables. They’re a great way for first graders (who need to be on the move) to stay active while engaging in more sedentary tasks like reading groups.

Senior Dinner - PCLA - $500

  • Funding will go towards a graduation celebration for students at the Park City Learning Academy.  The celebration will include dinner for students, awards, speeches, and connections with families at a local restaurant.

Ninja Kids - PPES - $1,000

  • Park City Ninja Kids is a community outreach program that offers instruction in martial arts for students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the sport. More importantly, the program teaches discipline, respect, perseverance and integrity to these students at this pivotal age. The program also has an anti-bullying instructional component.

SPEAK Program - PPES - $1,000

  • The S.P.E.A.K program, which stands for Students, Parents, Educators, Academic Knowledge, aims to give ELL students the intensive, consistent instruction they need via the afterschool program, 30 minutes a day, so that the students can improve their English communication skills without having to miss any more regular daytime school hours.


College career College and Career Readiness

Yearbook Magical Tool - TMJH - $549

  • Funds will be used to purchase a camera students can check out to take pictures for the yearbook.  Having a DSLR instead of a point-and-shoot camera increases the quality of the pictures and makes teaching photography more meaningful. 



Cubelets Modular Robotics Prizes for Science Fair - MPES - $780

  • Funds will provide McPolin Science and Engineering Fair winners with Cubelets Robotics Blocks as prizes. Cubelets are simple robotics kits that teach children how to build robots. Five Cubelets will be awarded to teachers whose projects win best classroom project at the MCPolin Science and Engineering Fair. Lastly, each teacher (one per grade, K-5) will receive a Cubelets 6 kit so that fully functional robots can be built in the classroom and are then also compatible with the Cubelets in the new McPolin Makerspace.


Student Wellness IconStudent Wellness

Suicide Prevention Books for Seniors - PCHS - $1,000

  • Funds will provide 80 copies of the book What Made Maddy Run before author's Kate Fagan's April 4, 2018 assembly when the author will speak to the Park City High School student body. The books will remain at PCHS and made available to the students looking to reinforce, or learn more about, the concepts brought to light in Kate Fagan's lecture.

ArtsThe Arts

Frames for Student Art Show - MPES - $691

  • Funds will be used to provide 100 frames for the annual student art show at the Kimball Art Center.  All work submitted to the art show must be in a frame, ready to be hung. 

Peter Pan - PPES - $1,000

  • Funds will be used for a stipend for two teachers who oversee the Peter Pan musical.  

Visiting Artist - TMJH - $300

  • TMJH will host toy designer, artist/Illustrator, Stephanie Eskander. She is the former design director for Madam Alexander Dolls in New York City. Stephanie teaches the students the process of designing toys from conception to packaging. She gives the students a design assignment with real market parameters several weeks before her visit. She then comes into the class room to critique and teach the students regarding their work in design and packaging.



For a full list of all 2017 - 2018 PCEF programs, please click here.


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