Committed to Excellence in Vashon Public Schools

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, 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.

For more information view the electronic version of our brochure here

Check out this video from Chautauqua Elementary — this is a wonderful example of YOUR donations at work!

2017 Smart Dog Sponsorship program a huge success!
Thank you to all of our amazing supporters—we officially sold out of sponsorships at the 2017 Vashon Sheepdog Classic!
We are pleased to report that we raised more than $11,500 toward our fall fundraising for teacher grants in the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you!

Sponsors Bart and Peggy Queary with their handler Brian White and Brae

We are now included in the AmazonSmile program. Click here to have a tiny portion of your shopping dollars support PIE. (50¢ per $100 spent).

Thank you to the businesses that support PIE!