Park City Education Foundation

Park City Education Foundation

 

COVID-19 restrictions have shut down many events along the Wasatch Back. The Park City Education Foundation’s popular – and most significant fundraiser – Running with Ed - was also cancelled this year.

However, as KPCW reports -- two Park City School District teachers aren’t letting that get in the way of logging their own miles for education.

Today on the Local News Hour, Carolyn is joined by -Summit County Assessor Stephanie Larson. She talks about the extension given to businesses on their personal property tax payments. Filing still must happen by May 15 but payments can be postponed until August 15.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including planning efforts for our community's recovery.  Park City High School English Language Teacher Melanie Moffat has details about a new website Parkcityroscks.org. It's a community building and social distancing activity for students in the Park City School District, funded with a grant from the Park City Education Foundation.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation CEO Colin Hilton talks about how the Olympic venues, as well as the teams that rely on these training venues, are dealing with the shut down due to COVID-19. Rob Harter, Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City has an update about the services his organization is offering during the COVID-19 crisis and Park City Education Foundation Ex. Director Abby McNulty talks about the Express Grant Fund and how it's benefitting students and teachers as schools are closed and learning is happening remotely.

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At a risk of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Park City Education Foundation has canceled its annual fundraiser – Running with Ed, citing the importance of well-being and safety.

The 11th annual relay running event raises about $280,000 a year for Park City schools so the decision to cancel wasn’t an easy one says Jen Billow, The Foundation’s Associate Director of Marketing and Communication.

Billow says, it just made sense this year to cancel, rather than postpone…

The new Director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Pitt Grewe talks about his new job and what he hopes to bring to it. Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder has a follow up on Friday's meeting with arts organizations about how to move forward from being shut down.

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The Park City Education Foundation is making changes in their teacher grants program. They raise money in the community to support their vision to launch well prepared, curiosity driven, creative, citizens of the world. They funnel the money they raise to support teacher projects that would otherwise not be possible to sustain. This year, they selected 22 of 50 teacher grant submissions.

About 20 recent high school graduates posed for a photo. The students are members of the Bright Futures program, the students are all of Latin decent
Park City School District

Park City Education Foundation serves the Park City Community through a variety of programs. One of their programs aimed to help low-income families get their kids to and through college.

PC Ed Foundation Executive Director Abby McNulty says Bright Futures is a mentorship program for first generation, low-income college going students, intended to help them get to and through college.

The Park City Education Foundation is getting a little help from grandparents in the community Thursday.

Lynn Fey is the mother of Jody Fey, a Park City Education Foundation board member. Even so, Lynn says she didn’t realize what the Education Foundation does to support and fund educational programming for Park City School District students like her grandchildren, so she figured many other grandparents probably didn’t know, either.

On the Local News Hour: Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone has details on his presentation to the Summit County Council on summer visitation and a look ahead at this winter; Professional Dog Trainer and Director of Rocky Mountain Therapy Dogs Amy Francis has details about her new nonprofit organization that provides canine therapeutic and education services for Summit and Wasatch counties; and Park City Education Foundation Associate Director, Communications and Development Jen Billow talks about the class and school winners for Beat the Call and STEM initiative.

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 In their monthly update, the Park City Education Foundation has details about the Elementary Visual Arts partnership, known as EVA, to bring arts education to the youngest learners in the district.According to Executive Director of the Park City Education Foundation, Abby McNulty, the Utah legislature cut funding for elementary art programs a long time ago.

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It’s Back to School and the Park City Education Foundation kicks off their Beat the Call, Back to School Appeal.

The Park City Education Foundation provides additional funding for programs throughout the district. Their campaign asks each family to give a dollar a day or $180.00 a year, for their kid’s education. It’s a program that Executive Director, Abby McNulty says helps to bring enhanced educational experiences to all of Park City’s schools.

One Book Selected For Community Read

Jul 9, 2019
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

This year’s One Book/One Community selection committee has identified The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.  William Kamkwamba wrote it more than a decade ago and it was made into a movie which premiered at Sundance in January this year.

The Park City Education Foundation works closely with the High School Administration to identify the One Book/One Community choice. Associate Director of the Park City   Education Foundation, Jen Billows has an overview.

Park City Ed Foundation Funds Impact Ideas

Apr 5, 2019
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The Park City Education Foundation celebrates another year of funding for teacher inspired innovative ideas and programs. Phonics based reading, Elementary School coding and PC CAPS are examples of successful programs originally funded by the Ed Foundation. The foundation contributes up to $1.5 million to the school district to help fund the Ideas to Impact program.

Help Is Available For DACA Renewals In Summit County

Mar 14, 2019
PCSD

Professional and citizen activists have helped raise money and provide resources for DACA renewals in the Summit County area since 2017. They recently submitted another 80 renewal applications for local youth.

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