And the WINNERS are…

Announcing the PEF Spring for Teachers 2018 Raffle Winners! The winner of the Two LL Bean Kayaks, Paddles and PFDs – Susie and Steve Schwartz And, winners of the following: 1) An overnight at the Press Hotel, Fore Street Gift Certificate, and 2 Tickets to the Portland Symphony Orchestra: Lisa Merchant 2) Sea Dogs Sky … Read more

Summer is coming…. Here’s your chance to win two L.L. Bean Kayaks- plus two PFD’s!

L.L. Bean has generously donated a set of two kayaks and two pfd’s that will go home with one lucky winner!  Raffle Tickets are $20 each, and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase.  The winner will be chose at random on Monday, May 8th at the Foundation for Portland Public Schools Spring For Teachers … Read more

STK Foundation Grant

Foundation for Portland Public Schools Awarded $50,000 Grant from The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for PreK-Grade 5 Literacy Resources! This program addresses a general lack of funding for books and literacy resources, helps to build collections that honor and celebrate culture and language differences, thereby helping to meet students where they are and bridge … Read more

Foundation for Portland Public Schools will host the Second Annual Spring for Teachers Event on Monday, May 7th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Bunker Brewing Taproom at 17 Westfield Street in Portland.  Please purchase your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-for-teachers-2018-tickets-43882784590

2017 Portland Public Library Annual Book Sale

What: Portland Public Schools Educators are invited to shop the 2017 Portland Public Library Annual Book Sale and choose up to TEN BOOKS FREE for a classroom or school library. Please bring employee identification with you to the sale. When: June 15-17 (Thursday through Saturday) Thursday 5pm-8pm (there is no charge to attend the Thursday … Read more

Arts for All – Old Port Magazine (March 2017)

Culture Club engages students in Portland Public Schools Standing in the center of a noisy fifth-grade classroom at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland, Hannah Cordes gets the students’ attention by placing her thumb on her forehead and wiggling her fingers while she says, “Wapoosh!” The children repeat the goofy gesture—the “Silent Unicorn”—and settle into a seated circle … Read more

An anonymous donor paid for every Portland student to attend the symphony. Here’s what the children said

The headline above is a bit misleading. The anonymous donor actually agreed to pay for every Portland Public Schools student to attend the Portland Museum of Art and performances by Portland Stage and Portland Ovations, in addition to the Portland Symphony Orchestra. But the headline is pretty long as it is, so we just used … Read more

Portland schools working to keep innovative ‘Culture Club’ arts program

Local school and arts organization leaders are in fundraising mode to save a unique 4-year old program that aims to send every Portland public school student to multiple cultural events in the city each year. Culture Club-Portland is intended to allow each of the city’s roughly 7,000 students to attend programs at four participating arts … Read more