Committed to Excellence in Vashon Public Schools

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!

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.

For more information view the electronic version of our brochure here





PIE Smart Dog Sponsors Ray and Catherine Beard with handler Jean Singer and dog Fin

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!

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!