Help with the Spring Auction!

We are currently looking for an auction chairperson AND 15-20 auction committee members for the annual PHEF auction (our largest fundraiser of the year).  Our schools need these funds, so please volunteer your time and efforts and join the auction committee.  If we can’t get a committee together, there will not be an auction this year.  Please contact Barb Webb at to learn more.   Our kickoff meeting will be Tuesday, December 2nd at Mountain Mikes in Meadow Vista  at 6pm.  Come join the fun!

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BBQ & Brew Fundraiser Results

The final numbers for BBQ & Brew are in…our first community building event of the year brought in almost $5000. The Placer Hills Education Foundation greatly appreciates ALL those who supported this event.  With the money raised from this event, we are able to fund the Art Docent Program at Sierra Hills and Weimar Hills. The PHEF Board approved mini-grants for a 3rd grade keyboarding class, as well as purchasing ukulele tuners.   THANK YOU!

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PHEF Awards $73,000 in Grant Money to PHUSD!

After a very successful fundraising year and the generosity of this wonderful community, PHEF was able to award grants for a wide range of exciting programs.  The focus this year was providing enrichment programs in our schools.  PHEF will be funding the following district grant requests for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Nature Science Program at SHS                                                                    $13,000
  • Integrated Math 1 as an advanced math class for 8th graders                        $7,500
  • Activity busses before and after school at WHS (split cost with ASB)            $6,000
  • Homework Club at WHS (split cost with ASB)                                                $5,000
  • Chrome Books (WHS)                                                                        $15,000
  • Technology upgrade (SHS)                                                                            $5,000
  • Materials for STEM class (WHS)                                                                    $2,500
  • Undesignated for enrichment (grant money will be available to support additional enrichment programs for the 2013-2014 as plans are developed.  The District and teachers are encourage to submit grant proposals                                         $19,000

For more details about these grant awards, go to the PHEF website .

District Enrichment Programs for 2012-2013 were a success!

PHEF awarded multiple grants for enrichment programs over the past school year.  These programs included Rockestra (WHS), Sign Language (SHS), Fitness Club (WHS), Art for 4th and 5th Graders (WHS), Computer Enrichment for 3rd Graders (SHS), and materials for Robotics allowing the program to be expanded (WHS & SHS).  PHEF has funding to continuing supporting enrichment programs for the 2013-2014 school year thanks to the generous support of our community!  We look forward to many exciting things for our students next year!

Do you know how to use Quick Books?

PHEF is looking for someone to take over the management of the PHEF Treasury for next year.  PHEF would like to find someone who knows how to use Quick Books and has some experience managing financial records.  The outgoing treasurer has everything in order and can provide a list of tasks so the new Treasurer will have a smooth transition.  The job requires only about 3 hours a month in addition to attending monthly PHEF meetings.  This would be a great way for you to contribute to your school and would add a line to your resume. If you are interested, please contact Barb Webb at .

Consider getting involved with PHEF next year!

The Placer Hills Education Foundation needs more support to stay strong in the coming years.  As the children of PHEF Board members and volunteers graduate from Weimar and move on to Colfax, new families need to step up and fill those shoes. Since 2005 PHEF has provided an avenue for families to financially support education in our district.  Because of PHEF, the PHUSD has been able to provide numerous programs and technology that would not otherwise be available within the District budget.  To keep PHEF, and our schools, strong we need your involvement!  The Board meets once a month to plan fundraising, make decisions about grant requests from teachers and the district, discuss marketing efforts, and write grant proposals for outside grant money.  If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved with PHEF please contact Barb Webb at or feel free to attend the next PHEF Board Meeting.  Meetings will be announced in upcoming Walkhomes.

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