Thanks to Our Major Sponsors

Craven County Partners In Education

Announces Annual Spring Luncheon

SOLD OUT!

More than 400 educators, business leaders, community members, and elected officials will fill the Havelock Tourist and Event Center on Tuesday, June 19, 2019, for the Partners In Education Spring Luncheon.  This annual event supports and recognizes teachers who won PIE Grants during the 2018-19 school year.  PIE awarded over $200,000 through a variety of grants and programs during the 2018-19 school year.

Don Brinkley, President of Craven County Partners In Education’s Board of Directors, announced that the luncheon will feature Col. Todd Ferry, Commanding Officer, MCAS Cherry Point, as keynote speaker.

Doors open at 11:30 am for seating with the event beginning at Noon.  Tickets are $30 per person. The Chelsea Restaurant is catering.  John Bircher, attorney with White and Allen, will emcee the event.  This event is open to the public.

Mr. Brinkley explains, “The luncheon is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support of Craven County Schools, our public school educators, and administrators.  PIE Grants are awarded to teachers for creative and innovative projects in Craven County Schools classrooms and to fund materials for technology, science, music, and art projects, along with supplies and books for our students.”

The mission of Craven County Schools is:  Together with our families and community, Craven County Schools will educate all learners to personal, professional, and civic success through challenging and personalized instruction.

Mr. Brinkley also announced the supporters of the luncheon. At the Major Sponsorship Level:  AlphaGraphics, BB&T, Bojangles’, B/S/H/ Home Appliances, CarolinaEast Health System, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, Coastal Carolina Health Care, Craven Community College, Craven County Schools, Edward Jones Investments, Hearne’s Fine Jewelry, Martin Marietta, Mitchell Hardware, Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, Neuse River Region Association of REALTORS, Inc., Piedmont Natural Gas, Pierce Group Benefits, Rotary Club of New Bern, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law, Sun Journal, Toyota of New Bern, Trent Cadillac Buick GMC, Wells Fargo, Weyerhaeuser Co., Williams, Scarborough, Gray, LLP, WNBU 94.1 & Thunder Country 96.3, WITN-TV, and WRNS 95.1 & WERO Bob 93.3, and at the Principal Level:  Duke Energy, The Insurance Group, MBF Architects, and The University of Mt. Olive – New Bern.

To learn how your organization can be a PIE sponsor, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321, or  Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org or visit the PIE website at www.CravenPartners.com.

 

Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit  that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system. 

Since 1989, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.

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Morgan’s Tavern & Grill

Flips Out for

Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education

 

On behalf of the board of directors of Craven County Partners In Education, thank you to everyone who attended our “Pancakes for PIE” event at Morgan’s on Saturday, December 15!

 

Through the generosity of Candice and Adam Simmons, and their staff, we served over 550 delicious pancake breakfasts (which included generous portions of pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, orange juice, and coffee) with a total of $14,500 donated to PIE through ticket sales and sponsorships.

 

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

 

Everyone stepped up and did whatever it took to make this event work, and have fun while doing it!  There was one point where we were so busy, it took the synergy of everyone working together to take the money, clean the tables, organize getting people seated, and serve the pancake plates.  Then what did we do? Repeat above!  It is when everyone comes together that a high energy event like this is amazingly successful!

 

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 hosted Pan

cakes for PIE and so many people came to start their day with us and then spend it in beautiful downtown New Bern!”

 

Darlene Brown, executive director of PIE, said, “Thank you to everyone who made this event a tremendous success:  All of the businesses who so generously sponsored this event and displayed our posters in their place of business and all of the people who liked and shared our event on social media.  Also, the Sun Journal as our print media partner continues to demonstrate their commitment to Partners In Education by playing a critical role in helping us get the word out! And, of course, everyone who came out to eat delicious pancakes in support of PIE!”

 

Our volunteers and the staff at Morgan’s gave up their Saturday morning during the busy holiday season and made this event exceptional because together, we are partners!

 

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Support Craven County Schools After Hurricane Florence

A school supply list is available by following this link,

and is listed on the individual schools’ websites.

Donate online by following this link.

Hurricane Florence ripped through portions of Eastern North Carolina, dumping historic rainfall on Craven County.  Thousands of homes were flooded.

As many of our Craven County Schools have been affected, teachers will be forced to rebuild their classrooms just three short weeks after school started.

While there has been an outpouring of school supplies (can you ever really have enough?!), cleaning supplies, and personal care items. What we need now are gift cards for our teachers and schools to help them rebuild. Classrooms have to be rebuilt. Teachers use their own money to set up their classrooms, and many of them have lost everything or have been severely impacted. We ask you to help us provide our students with a safe and inviting learning environment. You can send or drop off gift certificates at: Partners In Education, 3600 Trent Rd, New Bern, NC 28562. Target, Walmart, Amazon and Staples are the most practical. In whatever denominations you want to give.

Don Brinkley, PIE President, said, “We just held our Stuff the Bus event, and now we have been called upon to assist our students and teachers, as we restart school.  So many of our students are homeless, and the best thing we can do for them is to get them back into a routine of attending school.  PIE is pleased to support our teachers and our students.”

You can also donate money on line at www.CravenPartners.com.  If you would like your donation to be dedicated to a certain school, please indicate that in the comments section when you donate online.

For more information how you can support PIE and our Craven County Schools, contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321, or at Darlene.Brown@CravenK12.org.

Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.

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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 your 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.