What We Do

Our Focus

We work with teachers at all levels who prepare rigorous grant requests for classroom projects they believe will benefit their students. PTEF’s grant committee then undertakes a thorough evaluation of the proposed projects, prioritizing and funding as many qualified projects as resources allow. At the end of each school year, grant recipients are required to prepare detailed evaluations of their funded projects with an emphasis on objective criteria if possible.  

Through the efforts of our board members and  volunteers, PTEF raises funds to benefit our schools through direct solicitation of community members, corporate sponsorships, and events such as our annual Soiree. 

 We work with teachers  who prepare rigorous grant requests for classroom projects they believe will benefit their students. PTEF’s grant committee then undertakes a thorough evaluation of the proposed projects, prioritizing and funding as many qualified projects as resources allow. PTEF reviews legacy grants, new grants and micro grants. At the end of each school year, grant recipients are required to prepare detailed evaluations of their funded projects with an emphasis on objective criteria if possible. 
Visit here often to see the impact of our grants throughout the school year.

Musical Literacy


Musical literacy is the focus as these 1st and 2nd grade students learn rhythm, chord fingering, strumming, and public performance on their  new ukuleles. These students will perform for the school at the talent show later this year. As budding musicians, they will also gain an academic fluency as they learn to critique their and others’ performances.

Salish Coast Elementary
(Grant Street)

Career Exploration


Engineering Day Field Trip and Exposition
This two part project begins with students attending an Engineering Day at the University of Washington providing an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that inspire and educate students about science, technology and engineering.Students will investigate and follow a design process,constructing and testing their prototype. These prototypes will be presented to a fourth and fifth grade audience at the Engineering Exposition to be held this spring. 

Blue Heron 
Middle School

Sustainability


This Edible education grant builds off of a previously awarded grant that focused on changing up our "Fast Food Culture" in our school district lunch rooms. 
Students  will plan and implement composting and sustainable farming practices within the school district. With a purchase of an on-site hand washing sink, seeds and field trips to demonstration gardens, students dive deeper into global issues such as climate change, agriculture and sustainability, solar energy, and the reuse/recycle of food waste within the district.
 

District Wide

Contemporary World View


 Honors World History &  Contemporary World History Library
This mini grant provided for five copies of each of the four World History Honors books. This provides for those  students without sufficient means to participate in the Honors program. The expansion of extra credit books are now available to all students to explore more deeply contemporary world history.
 

Port Townsend High School

Education

A solid foundation in education is key to success later in life. Your donation funds transportation, technical equipment, artists in residence, performative experiences and maritime discoveries that build a disciplinary understanding of the world unto which are children will enter. 

Community

Community is the family that goes beyond family. It is the people and places that we come in contact with each and every day. When we strengthen communities, we strengthen individuals.
It is due in great part to the partners and businesses that support the work of P.T.E.F.
The grants we have awarded  in our school district in past years are still impacting our  students today. 

Our
Grants

We have  awarded grant funding for  school year 2017- 2018. Congratulations teachers. 

Grant proposals for next year will be reviewed the summer of 2018.

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