Parkland Education Foundation eNews

Fall 2016

What is the Parkland Education Foundation?

The Parkland School District Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to raise funds to promote, enhance, and supplement the educational and co-curricular programs for the benefit of students and staff in the Parkland School District. It is our goal to uphold what Parkland is best known for - delivering a rigorous curriculum that is complemented by rich offerings in the arts and athletics. To-date, the Foundation has given $635,000 back to the schools in our District.

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Education Foundation Awards $91,726 in Celebrate Innovation Grants to Parkland Staff for the 2016-17 School Year

Orefield Middle School science teachers open their equipment paid for by the Foundation. All District staff members are eligible to apply for a grant to enhance their classroom or support new and innovative programming.

Parkland Staff give $19,815 through Employee Giving Campaign!

The Foundation is so grateful to have received 248 donations from Parkland Staff through the Employee Giving Campaign. During the first two weeks of school, staff have the option to donate through a payroll deduction. This year, their gifts increased by 22% to $19,815. Thank you to all our donors who already give so much to their colleagues and students. You are amazing!
Parkland Education Foundation Turkey Trot Promo - 2016

2nd Annual Alumni Turkey Trot

Friday, Nov. 25th, 9am

2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd

Allentown, PA

Join us for the 2nd Annual Parkland Alumni Turkey Trot! Trojan alumni, family and friends of the Parkland School District are invited to the PHS campus to participate in a 5K run/walk along the cross country course. Whether you are in the area for Thanksgiving or a Parkland resident, we hope our alumni will enjoy the chance to reconnect with Parkland, burn off some turkey stuffing, and reunite with classmates.

There will be prizes for the fastest male and female graduates, a Kid's Wild Turkey Sprint, and more! The event is open to all. For more information and to register visit the race website.


Service Electric Cable TV & Communications

D.E. Cressman Insurance Agency Inc.

Serfass Construction Company

St. Luke’s OMS – The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Coordinated Health

Make a Splash at the PHS Pool!

After 16 years, the High School pool is in need of repairs. In 2017, the District will purchase a new liner for the pool to ensure it remains a safe facility and continue the swimming and diving program’s tradition of success. In an effort to help the District offset the costs of the pool liner, the Parkland School District Education Foundation will support the project by creating a Donor Wall within the aquatic center to recognize donors who make a gift in support of the District’s athletic program. Click below for more details.

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor Nominations due November 30

If you have a distinguished classmate, friend or family member that has made a positive impact on the community and achieved success in his or her chosen career, please consider nominating him or her for the Wall of Honor. Nomination forms can be found on our website. Those selected will be inducted into the PHS Wall of Honor at the annual Gala on Monday, May 1, 2017.