Park City Education Foundation

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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
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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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The Park City Education Foundation celebrates 10 years of Running with Ed, a team relay race which circumnavigates the Park City School District. It’s also a fundraiser which the Ed Foundation has come to rely on, so it can continue to support enhanced educational programs in Park City’s public schools.

Early bird registration is open until the end of February. Runners can save $10 if they sign up by February 28th. Park City Education Associate Director Jennifer Billow says the event raises $250,000 for the organization.

Park City Education Foundation

In 1986, the Park City Education Foundation was formed as a way to funnel privately raised funds to Park City teachers for needs that were otherwise unfunded. Since then more than $10.5 million has been raised – about $75,000 of that from this year. 32 years later, the teacher grants are still being funded. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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This year, the Park City School Board voted to waive student fees for all families in the district. It’s an effort to bring equitable access to all students by providing AP and Elective classes to students or families without additional fee charges. The impact on the decision carries some unintended consequences which are causing fund shortfalls for a handful of important school district partners. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City Education Foundation has raised more than a million dollars for the 6th year in a row.  They’ve supported about a hundred programs in grades K through post high school and their goal is to continue to provide added value to all students.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

The Dixieland band plays When The Saints Come Marching In as school administrators, students and teachers watch the parade of Doilney family members, Deer Valley representatives and Park City Education Foundation officials blitz each school in the district with fanfare, all meant to recognize the recipient of the Doilney Family Excellent Educator Award. Carolyn Murray has the details:

Sean Beard and Summer Schlopy join the show to share the details for this year's "Running With Ed," the enormously popular community fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation.

Park City Educators Show Off Innovative Projects

Mar 28, 2018
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Every year the Park City Education Foundation   provides grants to district teachers for innovative program ideas.  They’ve been able to fund $82,000 for the 2017/18 school year. Deer Valley hosted a PCEF reception where teachers showcased some of their projects to Ed Foundation donors.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Spurred by a successful pilot program last year at McPolin Elementary, a public-private partnership at the Park City School District has established an initiative to help out dyslexic youngsters and other students who struggle with reading. Rick Brough has more.

Today is the last day to make a financial contribution to the Park City Education Foundation -- or you can expect a phone call asking for money later this month. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Courtesy of park City Education Foundation / Bright Futures Students

The number of immigrant children who came with their parents to the United States, is thought to be between 800,000 and 1.7 million.   The executive order called DACA, protecting these children of immigrants from deportation, was rescinded by President Trump on Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more on how this announcement affects some Park City residents.

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