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School Grants are PCEF's second largest funding mechanism, and are for programs covering an entire grade, department or school. They are due March 30th and are for the following school year. YOUR generosity has enabled PCEF to fund $150,000 in School Grants for 2017 - 2018 school year!

Only PCSD Administrators, with their teachers, may apply for School Grants.

All grants must fall into one of the following PCEF interest areas: Academic Success, College and Career Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development & Teacher Recognition, STEM, Student Wellness, and The Arts.

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School Grants for 2017 - 2018:

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 Karaoke Reading – MPES - $250

This grant provides the funds to purchase a karaoke machine for students to use during music class, on reward days, during indoor recess, and whenever else the staff feels it is beneficial to students.  Reading the lyrics of the songs displayed on the karaoke machine give students the opportunity to practice their reading in a playful way.

2da Taza de Café – EHMS - $540

This is the second year of EHMS’s program for Latino parent outreach called "La segunda taza de cafe" (the second cup of coffee). This program headed up by assistant principal Sam Salinas, has been very successful in increasing Latino parent participation in all parent events afterschool and built a stronger relationship with EHMS and the Latino community. Coffee and light breakfast will be bought.

Wild Wonders – TSES - $840

This grant provides the funds for students to have hands-on experiences with living native and exotic animals.  During the interaction with these animals students learn new vocabulary that is part of the Kindergarten Science and Technology Common Core.

Trailside’s Stir Crazy Coffee Cart for Special Ed – TSES - $2,000

This grant provides the funding for a “coffee cart” for Special Education students at TSES.  By serving baked goods and coffee to teachers, staff, and family members on Fridays, Special Education students can practice their social and communication skills, as well as advocating for themselves.

Reading Inventory – EHMS - $6,000

The Reading Inventory is an interactive, computer-based assessment designed to measure how well students read text of varying difficulty.  This test can serve as a tool for determining at which level students should be placed so that they may be successful in reading. 


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 Using Money in the Special Education Classroom and Community – EHMS - $1,200

This grant provides the funding for students with severe disabilities to practice using prepaid debit cards in a variety of settings in our community.  Students also practice their math skills in the classroom by utilizing special machines that simulate real-life debit card transactions.

Mentoring Program – EHMS - $1,500

This grant provides the funding to expand the new Mentoring Program at Ecker Hill to include twice monthly meetings focused on improving students’ grades and completing community service projects.  The grant also funds Latino parent meetings to help them learn to navigate Canvas and Powerschool. Funds will cover costs of materials for service projects.

First Generation College Field Trips – TMJH - $1,500

Many of Park City’s high school students have parents who do not have a college education or specific career training.  This grant provides the funding to help cover the costs of taking these students to UVU, University of Utah, and SLCC or Mountain Land Applied Technology College, so that they may develop the goal of becoming the first generation in their family to achieve post-secondary education.

 “At Risk” College Visits – PCHS - $1,700

This provides funding for three transition fieldtrips for students in 11th and 12th grades who are ELL students or have disabilities. The grant funds the cost of transportation on a school bus, for a tour and visit of two colleges.

Journalism Publishing (Bilingual Writing) – PCHS - $2,000

The PCHS Student paper is including articles written in Spanish, making it the only provider of printed Spanish language news in the area.  This grant provides the funds for hard-copy publishing for the 2017-2018 school year.

College Access – PCHS - $1,700

This grant provides funding to help under-served students pay for concurrent enrollment fees and college application fees for colleges that do not allow fee waivers.

Post High School Special Education Community Outreach – PCLA - $3,150

Young adults with disabilities from the Post High School Special Ed Transition Program will be given the chance to plan and access various social and educational experiences within their community.  Funds from this grant will help pay for the cost of this program.

Academic Competition Materials – PCHS - $4,000

PCHS has several clubs that participate in academic competitions.  This grant provides the funding for study materials, building materials, information subscriptions, and other items necessary for participating in these competitions.

Fee Waivers – TMJH, PCHS - $5,000

This grant provides funding to cover the costs of fees associated with advanced placement tests and classes for those that do not have the financial resources to pay for these expenses themselves.

NAC Adaptive PE – PCHS - $5,000

This grant provides funding for instruction and/or services from the National Ability Center (NAC) for PCHS Special Education students, as well as transportation to and from the NAC or Ecker Hill Swimming Pool.  The NAC has all the equipment and specialized instruction needed to allow Special Education students participate in Physical Education.

Latinos in Action – EHMS, TMJH, PCHS - $14,500

Latinos in Action (LIA) is a Latino leadership class for students in 6th through 12th grade, and includes both community service and mentoring components. The goal of the program is to empower and teach these students to become leaders in their community, and to take the next steps after high school to find work and/or make their way through college.  This grant provides the funding to cover the costs associated with this program.

Mustang After School Academy (MASA) – TMJH - $15,000

This grant provides the funding for an after-school program with activities that are personalized to the students’ interests and needs. The goal is to provide students with a positive, structured environment and to offer alternative activities.

Academic Competition National Travel Fund – PCHS - $15,000

The Academic Competition National Travel fund alleviates travel and competition costs for several academic groups that qualify to compete on national level.


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 Curriculum Planning & Implementation – MPES - $4,000

This grant provides funding pay for curriculum planning and implementation at MPES in three ways. Funds will go towards paying for substitute teachers so that MPES teachers may observe and learn from other staff at MPES or in PCSD.  MPES teachers will also participate in staff training to enhance current technology and instructional practices.  Lastly, funding from this grant will go towards reading materials for English classes.

Professional Learning Communities – TSES - $5,000

This grant provides funding for the TSES Leadership team to focus on the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. 



 Binocular Compound Microscope – TSES - $1,200

Funds from this grant will be used to purchase one Digital Lab LED Microscope for student and classroom use for the second grade. This microscope can be connected to a computer so specimens can be projected for an entire class to observe and discuss.

Avalanche Safety Class – TMJH - $2,000

This grant provides funding for The American Avalanche Institute (AAI) to teach a program to 9th-12th grade students interested in learning more about traveling safely in their local backcountry.  The program includes three days of training after school and one field session. 

WeDo 2.0 Core Education – JRES - $2,300

This grant provides funding to purchase WeDo 2.0 Core sets of educational materials, to be used in STEM education with 1st through 5th grade students.  The sets are based upon the latest science standards are were created to enhance students’ curiosity and science skills.

Vertical Gardening – PCHS - $3,000

This grant provides funding for the installation of vertical gardens in multiple locations in PCHS. The Engineering Club and Engineering Tech II class at PCHS will be researching and designing these vertical gardens.

STEM in a Box – JRES - $4,000

This grant provides funding to purchase materials for four STEM units per grade, as well as professional development for teachers on how to use those materials in the classroom.

Makerspace – PPES - $7,000

Parley’s Park will be implementing a newly developed Maperspace. The Makerspace will be a place for creation, discovery, exploration, collaboration and school connectedness. Activities within this room will include high, low, and no tech activities that foster a growth mindset and build confidence in students. The curriculum will be guided and exploratory in nature, in collaboration with all classroom teachers, PACE, coding and specialist teachers.

Robotics – PCHS - $25,000

This grant will support the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics club at PCHS.  Teams of students design, build, and program robots to participate in regional and hopefully, national competitions.  This grant funds replacement parts, competition fees, teacher stipend and other items needed for the club.  

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 Smart Music – EHMS - $8,140

This grant provides funding for one teacher subscription and 200 student subscriptions to Smart Music, a web-based music assessment program.



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Positive Behavior Program – MPES - $500

This grant provides funding for a “coffee cart” for Special Education students at MPES. Students will have the opportunity to practice their social and communication skills while selling coffee to adults once a week.

Mindful Schools – Teacher Certification & Facilitation – EHMS - $20,000

This grant provides funding to train and support twelve teachers in the Mindful Schools curriculum at EHMS. Teachers will participate in a twelve-week online certification course and be supported by local mindful professionals throughout the year implementing and fine-tuning their own mindfulness practice and curriculum in their classroom.

Watch D.O.G.S – EHMS - $1,000

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) is an educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering which fosters father involvement in students’ lives. Piloted at EHMS in FY17, the program was met with huge success.  Fathers (or uncles, step-fathers, grandfathers, etc.) may sign up to be part of student activities that take place at EHMS both during school hours, as well as after school hours.  



For a full list of all 2017 - 2018 PCEF programs, please click here.



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