How We Help
Walter Hays Elementary School
"We are so grateful to our parents and community for their generous donations to Partners
in Education. These funds enable us to provide rich and relevant experiences for our students
and truly support our goal of educating the whole child. Each of these programs enhances our
children’s understanding of science, art and themselves. With this much needed classroom aide
support, teachers can more effectively address the needs of individual students. Thank you for
giving so we are able to maintain these dynamic programs for our children!"
– Principal Mary Bussmann
For the 2012-2013 school year, generous donations from parents and community members will allow
PiE to provide $201,729 to Hays. These funds will be used to benefit every Hays
Funding more than half of the general classroom aide time, so that all classrooms will get
multiple hours of aide time weekly, facilitating small group and individual learning.
Aides are a crucial part of the individualized instruction that Hays teachers are working to
give every child
Funding an increase in the time for Hays’ reading specialist to work with more students and
teachers on essential reading skills and strategies
Paying for twice-monthly Spectra art classes, so that all classrooms get regular art lessons
and the opportunity to build confidence and creativity through artistic expression
Funding 100% of the supplemental science program with regular visits from the Junior Museum
and Zoo, so that all students receive vivid, hands-on science instruction
Funding 100% of Dr. Benson’s Perceptual Motor program, helping all Hays kids refine large
motion skills during these crucial developmental years
Your 2012-13 Hays PiE Chairs are Trish Collins, Caroline Cote, and Chara Burnett. Questions?
Please email hays AT SIGN papie.org.