Thanks to Our Major Sponsors

Stuff the Bus!

Save the Date!

August 25, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A shopping list is available by following this link,

and is listed on the individual schools’ websites.

Donate online by following this link.

 

As school begins, school supply lists are made available to students and parents, but not all students are able to arrive the first day of school with the items required to put them on the road to success; some parents simply can’t afford to purchase the items needed.

To assist those students, Partners In Education (PIE), in partnership with Craven County Schools, established Stuff the Bus.

You can donate to Stuff the Bus throughout the year! Contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321 to arrange a drop-off! She will be sure that your donated supplies get in the hands of those most in-need by working with the principals at our Craven County schools.

A shopping list is available by following this link, and is listed on the individual schools’ websites.

For more information on how you can support PIE, contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321, or at Darlene.Brown@CravenK12.org.

Partners In Education is an educational foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.  Since 1988, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community.

 

Craven County Partners In Education

Announces Sold Out Spring Luncheon!

 

On June 12, 2018, Partners In Education held the PIE Annual Spring Luncheon at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.  The monies raised from this event go towards the grant programs in our Craven County Schools classrooms and are administered by Partners In Education. I’m pleased to report that we had 747 attendees at our luncheon – a sell out!

As a result of the money raised, we are excited to offer a one-time $3,000 grant in honor of our keynote speaker, Dr. Cecil Staton, ECU Chancellor, with a focus on STEM for the coming school year to our Craven County Schools principals (put your thinking caps on!).

As our keynote speaker, Dr. Staton was inspiring and introspective.  He spoke directly to the subject at hand, and ended with a quote from Plutarch, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

The Third Annual Exemplary Service Awards were awarded to recognize outstanding support to our local education foundation in four areas:

The Cheryl Marteney Memorial Volunteer Leadership Award serves to honor a volunteer who has made significant contributions through volunteer work with Craven County Partners In Education.  This was awarded to Barbara Dotterer, PIE Volunteer.

The PIE Outstanding Leadership Award honors outstanding leadership and significant contributions to education in Craven County. This award went to Dr. Ervin Patrick, Director of Human Resource Services and Deborah Langhans, Chief Academic Officer, both with Craven County Schools.

There were three PIE Excellence Awards.  The award honors an individual or company for demonstrating a commitment to working with PIE to promote student achievement and educational excellence. This award went to B/S/H/ Home Appliances, Wells Fargo, and Jason Jones, Craven County Commissioners.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors Craven County Schools graduates for their contributions to the community, their profession, and PIE. This award went to Patricia Rammacher and Michael Raines with Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines.

Thank you to Jorge Benitez with Havelock High and Ashley Etheredge with West Craven Middle for allowing your award-winning bands to provide our entertainment!  I’m so proud of y’all! Your kids literally rock!

A HUGE shout out to Chris and Shawn Hoveland at The Chelsea for working with me down to the wire as our attendance figures kept creeping up!  The Chelsea Restaurant not only has excellent food and service, Chris and Shawn are good people and true professionals. Their staff was accommodating and superbly efficient.  We couldn’t have put it all together without the hard working staff on the floor of the convention center! Lookout – we are already planning next year’s luncheon!

John Bircher, our emcee was the glue that kept us all together.  Thank you, John, for doing such a fantastic job, and going with the flow. I will forever be grateful, and I’ve been getting nothing but rave reviews – perhaps a new career as color guy for ECU sports?

My deepest gratitude to our sponsors and to each person who attended the luncheon in support of public education.  This event would not have happened without the cornerstones of our organization: the Craven County Schools administration and Board of Education, the volunteers who helped prepare for and worked the event (especially the folks in Human Resource Services), and the PIE Ambassadors and Board.

We are all good at what we do, but together, we are great.  A standing ovation for everyone!

 

Morgan’s Tavern & Grill

Flips Out for

Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education

Save the Date!

 

Looking for the perfect way to have a delicious pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in beautiful, historic downtown New Bern?

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street.  Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water.  All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 15, from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Reservations are not required as this is a pay at the door event.  Debit, credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted.  In order to expedite seating, please have checks or cash ready.

Don Brinkley, PIE Board President explains, “This event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools.  Morgan’s is generously donating all proceeds from the breakfast to PIE, who will use the funds to support our local schools through PIE grant programs.  Serving our pancakes will be Morgan’s staff along with PIE volunteers consisting of teachers, school staff members, and community supporters.”

Brandy Popp, Chair of the PIE Fund Raising Committee explains, “It is so very giving of Adam and Candice Simmons and their employees to provide the staffing, food, and venue for this event. We all know Morgan’s dishes up excellent food and our volunteers are always up for serving some ‘PIE’!  We are absolutely thrilled Morgan’s is hosting Pancakes for PIE and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and spend the day in beautiful downtown New Bern!  We have sent a special invitation to Santa and we are hoping he will be on hand to share holiday cheer!”

To learn more about other events taking place in downtown New Bern this holiday season, go to the www.VisitNewBern.com and www.BearyMerryChristmas.com websites and plan your family Christmas activities!

For more information about Pancakes for PIE, or other programs offered by PIE, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321 or www.CravenPartners.com.

 

 

Craven County Educators

To learn more about the grants offered through Partners In Education, go to the Grants section of this website.

 

It’s Easy to Join to PIE

Want to support our Craven County Schools teachers by helping to fund our grant programs?  You can do so by joining PIE any time throughout the year!

All Craven County Schools teachers who are members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of the reviewing committee members’ scores on their rubric for the PIE Grants, International Paper Grants, and the Twin Rivers Artists’ Assn. Grants.

Follow this link for more information on joining PIE.

We are pleased to offer a  Sponsorship Program to our business partners!

To learn more about how your business can support PIE throughout the year, follow this link.  This includes sponsoring the Spring Luncheon, Stuff the Bus, and the Book Drive. And by planning y

our sponsorship in advance, learn how your business can get a free ad on the PIE website and be featured on the PIE Facebook page!

In memory of Cheryl Marteney.  Donate to her memorial fund on line by following this link.

 

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For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org.

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.

 

For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at Darlene.Brown@cravenk12.org or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.