Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 Elementary, McMurray Middle School, 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.
In addition, PIE has a 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.
Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2021 closed to the public
We are sad to announce that the Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2021 will be a handlers-only event, closed to the public, due to the pandemic. We will be holding our sponsorship program, in a reimagined way until we can all be together again in 2022.
PIE Smart Dog Sponsorships 2021 sold out!
Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for helping us sell out our sponsorship program in this bridge year! If you missed out on being a sponsor this year, contact Jenna Riggs to be put on our contact list for 2022.
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!