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We’re In This…Together!

TOGETHER we are doing great things! Thanks to your generous support during the pandemic, we’ve fed families and delivered books and school supplies to families in need throughout PASD.

But additional needs remain this fall. Our students started school on Monday virtually, using personal or PASD-supplied laptops. We all quickly realized how crucial internet access is.

But many families have never had internet service because they cannot afford it.

So in partnership with PASD, we’ve arranged for deeply discounted internet access for our families most in need.

Click here to be part of Together We Can!

Can you help?

Your donation of $250 will pay for one household’s internet connection this school year. A $100 gift will provide a full semester of service.

We anticipate that there are 200-300 PASD families who currently have NO internet. They have relied on cell phone coverage to access email but their children cannot attend Zoom classes or upload assignments.

We were overwhelmed by the donations we received in April this year; that support will continue to help many families this fall. However, the current need exceeds the funds left in our Together We Can fund – that is where you come in!

These kids are OUR KIDS – your help ensures that they can continue learning in this virtual school environment. Please give to the Together We Can fund because TOGETHER WE ARE PHOENIXVILLE!

We have seen the best of our community during this crisis, and PCEF is proud to be the steward of your generosity.

Regards,

Joan Cadigan
Executive Director

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2020-08-27T10:46:24-04:00August 27th, 2020|Featured, General|

First Day of School 2020 Signs

Monday is #PASDFirstDay and PCEF wants to help you commemorate this most unusual first day of school!

All kindergarten families will receive a postal mailing from us welcoming them to the district. This mailing includes a special sign for their kindergartener to use for those Instagrammable first day of school photos! Even though school might be taking place at the kitchen table it is still a milestone.

However, we want ALL students to be able to show off their Phantom pride on the first day of school.

We created these #PASDFirstDay signs for you to print out and use to take a photo of your child before they fire up their computer and log in to school. (You can type in your child’s grade before printing!)

Because this is such a crazy, unusual situation we find ourselves in, we created two different signs for you! One regular one and one with a little more “attitude” to reflect how you may be feeling about the year 2020. Please tag #PASDFirstDay if you post your photos!

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First Day of School Sign

2020-08-22T05:39:54-04:00August 21st, 2020|General|

How You Can Help Students During This Crisis

Donate – Together We Can Fund

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!

Joan Cadigan
Executive Director
jcadigan@pcefonline.com

PCEF
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2020-03-17T11:00:26-04:00March 17th, 2020|General|

The 2020 Phantom Fundraiser – one for the books!

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

Click here to see photos from the event, courtesy of Emily Stahl Photography.

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2020-03-14T13:14:23-04:00March 14th, 2020|Events|

2020 Phantom Fundraiser

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
6:00 pm
Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve

Ticket sales will close on February 18th , unless we sell out before that date. Please get your ticket soon!

2020-01-16T12:34:29-05:00January 16th, 2020|Events|
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