Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) is a non-profit charity whose goal is to enhance the learning environment in our public schools. We do this by funding activities and materials requested by those closest to the educational process — our teachers. Chautauqua, McMurray, and Vashon High School teachers, staff, and other community members are encouraged to submit grant proposals identifying specific needs or opportunities not addressed by the existing school budget. Grants are evaluated on educational value, innovation, need, and impact.
PIE’s main granting period is every fall. Grant proposals are evaluated annually in late October/November and monies are disbursed upon approval for use in that for use during that academic year. In addition, PIE has a new grant opportunity made possible by a generous donation from the estate of islander Robin Appleford. The Robin Appleford Enrichment Fund broadens PIE’s goal of enhancing the learning environment in our public schools by focusing on projects and ideas that deepen learning, specifically in the areas of Civics & Community and Environment & Ecosystems. This fund is in addition to PIE’s main fall-only granting process, and will uniquely accept applications on a rolling basis.
2016 Vashon Sheepdog Classic PIE Smart Dog Sponsorships a big success!
We had a record breaking 87 sponsors this year, raising $8,700—a fantastic start to our fundraising for fall teacher grants for the 2016-2017 school year in Vashon Public Schools.
Congrats to the winner of the 3-night stay in Whistler — Myra Willingham, who sponsored a dog in honor of her sister Diane Davis Pendergraft. We hope you have a great time at the condo!
And congrats to Nancy Bristow and Gordon Jackson — sponsors of Suzy Applegate & Dot — the high-score winners for this year’s trial!
It’s never too late to donate to PIE. For more information view the electronic version of our brochure here. For the 2015-2016 school year, we have funded 25 grants, totaling over $38,000. Please see the Grant History page for more information.
We are now included in the AmazonSmile program. Click here to have a tiny portion of your Amazon.com shopping dollars support PIE. (50¢ per $100 spent).
Thank you to the businesses that support PIE!