About Us

Welcome to The Piedmont Portal

The Piedmont Portal is a collaborative project developed by The Piedmont Educational Foundation, the Associated Parents Clubs of Piedmont and interested community members. Our mission is to provide a dynamic, online gateway for K-12 parents and the broader community and to unify all school support organizations and community information under one roof.

By supplementing and offering access to existing websites and news sources, we hope to enable existing groups (e.g. PUSD, Parent Clubs, PEF, school support clubs, the City of Piedmont, the Recreation Department, local athletic clubs, etc.) to share information and announcements, publish a unified calendar of events and to make it easy for friends and committees to reach each other.

The goal of the site is multifold:

  • Share news items related to schools that are of interest to all
  • Streamline fundraising across all groups by making online donations easy
  • Raise awareness of important district funding issues, including parcel tax information
  • Educate parents about our collective purpose — how we all work together to support PUSD
  • Highlight events and activities related to our city and schools

To contribute a link, post an event, or submit a photo, please contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Holly Hanke & Mary Ireland ~ Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont (APCP)
Andrea Swenson & Amal Smith ~ Piedmont Educational Foundation (PEF)
June Monach ~ PUSD School Board & Community Member
Founders, The Piedmont Portal


APCP

The Associated Parents Clubs of Piedmont (APCP) has been an independent registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for many years. A collective network of six parent clubs with representative boards at each school site, our mission is to support the K-12 General Fund, collaborate with site principals, coordinate annual fund-raisers and parent volunteer efforts. We help the District in collecting parent input through surveys, questionnaires and forums, as well as provide venues for dissemination of District and school site communications and information. APCP is supported by annual membership and donations from the K-12 parent community; funds are responsibly raised and disbursed in accordance with PUSD Board of Education’s mission and goals.

PEF

The Piedmont Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization whose mission has been to promote academic excellence, champion innovation, and provide sustained financial support to the District since 1975. PEF is supported by the broader Piedmont community – by those who may not necessarily have children in the schools – and their long-standing generosity and commitment to the Piedmont schools through the Endowment and Foundation Fund.

Photographers

Jean Jarvis, Debbie Lee, Julie Reichle & Jennifer Fox