Our region and school district are coping with the effects of the coronavirus and closure of our schools and PCEF is ready to support our students.
Many of our lower income students do not have the technology and supplies needed to complete schoolwork remotely and online. Many of these children have also lost access to the federal breakfasts and lunches they enjoyed in their school buildings.
PASD has committed to ensuring our students continue to receive meal support while schools are closed in response to the COVID-19 virus. PASD and the community are making “grab and go” lunches available for ANY child (age 0 – 18) who needs it. You do not have to be on the free & reduced lunch list. No questions asked—just come pick up your lunch between 10:30 am and noon at any of the following locations:
- Barkley Elementary 320 Second Avenue
- Ann’s Heart 146 Church St (the old Sacred Heart School)
- PACS 257 Church Street
- Bethel Baptist 412 Fairview Street
Yesterday (Monday, March 16) 300 lunches were handed out to children in our community.
PASD is also working to ensure every child has internet access and adequate technology to continue to learn.
How Can You Help?
PCEF is accepting donations to the TOGETHER WE CAN fund, in order to help pay for supplemental meals for hungry students and to help provide things like WiFi hotspots and technology to students who cannot afford them.
Please consider donating to the TOGETHER WE CAN fund so that all students can continue their education during this crisis. We cannot anticipate the total cost of this effort but PCEF is hoping to raise $10,000 – and we are well on our way, thanks to some early donations.
PASD is also maintaining a database of volunteers to help with food distribution and possibly other tasks. To add your name to this list, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. Someone will contact you when your help is needed.
Thank you for your generosity!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped support the 2020 Phantom Fundraiser. This year’s event was one of the most successful in recent memory. Please click here to see our newsletter post about the event.
We are pleased to announce that our generous donors raised over $114,000 to support education in the PASD schools! We are so grateful to everyone who donated, attended, volunteered or helped in any way with this fundraiser.
There is still time to donate to the Phantom Fundraiser just CLICK HERE.
To see how your donations benefit our students, watch this wonderful video created by Phantom TV
Book the babysitters and grab your dancing shoes, it’s time for the annual PCEF Phantom Fundraiser! This popular event, attended by over 300 parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, raises funds to support education programs throughout PASD.
Did you know that PCEF:
- Donated over $5,000 in supplies to support the early learning center and elementary STEM programs – every student benefits!
- Granted over $20,000 in teacher and principal mini-grants to support classroom and building specific initiatives
- Delivered over 500 backpacks filled with school supplies on the first day of school
During the event, you’ll also meet students and teachers directly impacted by your generous donations and have the chance to bid on great local and priceless items in our silent auction.
Get your tickets – or choose to join the PCEF Honor Roll , which includes two tickets for you plus sponsors one for a teacher! Select the PCEF Honor Roll at checkout to purchase.
Don’t delay! Ticket sales close on February 18.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve
Ticket sales will close on February 18th , unless we sell out before that date. Please get your ticket soon!
Your donations recently helped to pay off the student lunch debt for some students at the Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center. Families experiencing financial hardship are often unable to keep up with lunch costs which means students incur debt.
In PASD no student is ever turned away or “lunch shamed.” Recently some ‘secret helpers’ (a.k.a. PCEF donors) delivered a check to pay off the PAELC lunch debt.