PEF needs your help
The Poquoson Education Foundation is hosting a food drive to stock the shelves of the St Kateri food pantry the week of December 12 through 16. All you need to do is bring an unexpired, non-perishable food item to the big bus that will be parked in the Farm Fresh Parking Lot. We will be accepting all non perishable and monetary donations from 9-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9-1 p.m. Friday. The schools have an opportunity to participate – send your child to school that week with a canned or other non perishable food item and help them win a prize for the class/school that collects the most. Your Poquoson Education Foundation is all about community and especially at this time of year when the need for food is so great. Help us fill the bus with nourishing food. (Peanut butter, tuna, cereal, canned fruit, canned soups, hamburger helper, pastas, canned sauces and canned vegetables are needed).
Spring grant applications are available
PEF had a very busy fall!
What a busy fall for PEF! In September we donated 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need of the appropriate materials to begin the school year. Poquoson’s Run For The Bulls 5K/2 Mile Walk was held on October 29. Each year PEF joins forces with the Poquoson Kiwanis Club to sponsor this event. Numerous runners, volunteers and generous sponsors make this one of our most successful fundraising events. On November 20 we held a private shopping party at Hi-Hi Silver who generously donated a percentage of the sales to PEF. And finally, students and teachers at all four schools benefited from PEF grants totaling over $15,000. And that is what our fundraising is all about!
$15,000 in grants are awarded to
PCPS teachers and students
And this is why we do it. PEF awarded 38 grants which impacted instruction in 45 classrooms!
PEF hosts a shopping event at Hi-Ho Silver
Run For The Bulls Rocked
Thanks to all who made Poquoson’s Run For The Bulls a huge success.
PEF Donates Backpacks
The Poquoson Education Foundation donated 50 school supply filled backpacks to Poquoson City Public Schools. The brand new supply- filled backpacks will not only provide items essential for academic success, but will also provide a child with the ability to start school with dignity. The Poquoson Education Foundation seeks to fulfill student and classroom needs which are funded by its extensive fundraising efforts.
PEF Honors PCPS 2016 Retirees
PEF continued the tradition of honoring soon-to-be retired employees with a surprise visit. Each person is presented with flowers and a gift card to Surf Rider Restaurant. We wish all of them the very best in this new phase in life.
Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipients
PEF Honors 2015 Teachers of the Year
PEF Director, Mary Stallins presented the 2015 Teachers of the Year with a brick certificate at the PCPS Convocation on August 27. The certificate indicates an engraved brick in their honor will be placed in the PEF Legacy Walk at Poquoson High School.
PEF Honors Retirees
Eleven long-time employees of Poquoson City Public Schools will retire at the end of the school year. PEF president Judy McCormick and PEF directors Ginny Napier, Pat Kimsey and Mary Earle Stallings visited the retires and presented each with flowers and a gift card to Surf Rider Restaurant.
Congratulations and thank you to Leslie Pentecost, Catherine Sanderson, Pat McDowell, Pam Andriliunas, Bob Gemmill, Barbara Freeman and Patti Condle Boyd. View pictures here.
Pictured: PEF Director Ginny Napier, retiree Leslie Pentecost, PMS Vice-Principal Mel Cecere, retiree Catherine Sanderson, PEF President Judy McCormick, PEF Director Pat Kimsey.
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