The World is Changing Faster Than Ever.  Thanks to PCEF Donors, Our Students Will Keep PACE

“Critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration are necessary and important skills for every child to be successful in school and in life, so that’s what I try to teach” says DeEtte Earl, Program for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (PACE) Instructor at Parleys Park Elementary.  

The PACE program provides three levels of service, reaching every elementary age child. The PACE specialist may co-teach with the classroom teacher or pulls identified children out for advanced instruction. PACE specialists work on critical thinking skills and advanced math and language skills. Every Friday they teach the whole-class ‘STEM Friday’ lessons. PCEF provides funding each year for the materials needed for these multi-subject, project-based lessons.

Parent Kerry Strazdins is thrilled with the PACE program. “When my son was in first and second grade, he loved math and science. I saw his excitement and enthusiasm when we were learning math and science together at home.  In third grade, with the advent of the PACE program, I was amazed at the difference I saw in him.  He was more engaged, he was challenged and happy.  He really connected with the STEM topics.  I am so grateful to PCEF’s efforts in making the PACE program possible.”

PCEF not only provides the ongoing curriculum funds but also seeded PACE by funding the first two years of the program.

 Thanks to you, PCEF is able to fund over $135,000 in programs providing Academic Success for the 2017 - 2018 school year. You help us go beyond what public education provides!



For a full list of 2017 - 2018 PCEF funded programs focusing on Academic Success, please click here.





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