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Thank you S. Mark Taper Foundation!

PEF is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.  These funds will support the five PUSD Healthy Start Family Centers.

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Parents / Students

Summer Enrichment Program

June 15th - July 16th

Learn to cook, explore a new language, program a robot, design with 3D printers, and so much more.
PEF's Summer Enrichment Program is your summertime solution!

Online Open Enrollment Has Begun!

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PEF Teacher Grants

Congratulations to our 2014-15 PEF Teacher Grant Recipients

Our PEF Teacher Grants Reception was held on Tuesday, December 9. Thank you to Avery Dennison, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and the individual donors to PEF for helping to make our Teacher Grants possible.

See which PUSD teachers and principals received grants this year.

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Meet the 2014-15  PEF Teacher Grant Winners!


Mary Plummer from KPCC came out to visit with us at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School and Hamilton Elementary to see our 3D printers in action. All of our Pasadena Unified School District schools now have 3D printers thanks to a generous donor to PEF.

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My Masterpieces

Full Circle at the Gamble House


Meet our 2014-15 class of Jr. Docents at the Gamble House. All of these PUSD high school students toured the Gamble House with the My Masterpieces Program as third graders and now have a chance to share their knowledge about this historic Pasadena landmark with a new group of 3rd graders.


Teachers, check out our list of resources and opportunities here.

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