Thanks to Our Major Sponsors

 

Craven County Educators and Community Supporters

It’s Easy as Pie to Join to PIE!

Follow this link for Membership Forms

 

To learn more about the grants offered through Partners In Education to our Craven County Schools teachers, go to the Grants section of this website (be sure you are signed into your NCEd Cloud Account to access the shared drive).

 

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PIE Good Story: Pancakes for PIE

Morgan’s Tavern & Grill

Flips Out for

Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education

Save the Date!

**December 5, 2020**

 

A face mask is required to enter Morgan’s and we ask that you wear a mask when not seated at your table.  Hand sanitizer will be placed at every table for your convenience.

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?

New Bern, North Carolina’s Colonial Capital, literally transforms into a wonderland the entire Christmas season.  Streetlights and storefronts are decorated and the community comes together to create a magical time for kids young and old.  Amid the busy bustle, Adam and Candice Simmons, owners of a downtown New Bern landmark, Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, take time out of their busy holiday schedule for a special day on Saturday, December 5, from 7:00 am – 10:00 am, to serve up over 500 delicious pancake breakfasts for Pancakes for PIE (Partners In Education).

This event has become known all over the region as a “must do” before starting a day of shopping and attending Christmas-themed events held during New Bern’s Beary Merry Christmas season.

Mike McCoy, PIE President explains, “This event is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools.  Morgan’s generously donates all proceeds from Pancakes for PIE to fund grant programs in Craven County Schools.  The Morgan’s staff, along with PIE volunteers, will be dressed in Christmas-themed sweaters and Santa caps to greet and serve you.”

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 our 5th Annual 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, who will be on hand to share holiday cheer!”

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street, downtown New Bern.  Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 5, from 7:00 – 10:00 am to benefit Partners In Education. Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee, and water.  All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under.

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.

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This year, because of Covid-19, we are encouraging our supporters to donate thru the PIE website.

 

A school supply list is available by following this link or you can visit individual school websites for their lists.

Stuff the Bus Declared a Success!

On August 15th, Craven County Partners In Education and Staples of New Bern joined together to give local students and teachers more than 7,000 items worth over $15,000 ahead of the school year. With donations still coming in from Publix and private donors, totaling over $25,000!  In its 10th year, the annual PIE Stuff the Bus event works to provide students with supplies that are essential to starting the school year.

This year, PIE and Staples partnered ahead of the academic year that will begin remotely due to the corona virus pandemic. Mike McCoy, PIE president said, “With teaching shifting to online, it’s more important than ever to help our students with the supplies they will need. Anything we can supply them with, any tool we can give them to make it easier, we’re happy to do.”

The idea for Stuff the Bus started with a desire to help students in the local community. “We determined that we could help hundreds of students with school supplies because their families just didn’t have the money to purchase supplies for their children,” said Dr. Ervin Patrick, PIE past president. “We also want to give a special shout out to Target for donating several laptops and other electronics, along with over 100 tote bags full of school supplies.”

Craven County Schools teachers and administrators wore masks, brightly colored Stuff the Bus volunteer and school shirts, and accepted supplies in front of Staples on Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd., in New Bern from advance drop off location such as Staples, Target, Century 21 Zaytoun Raines, Christ Church, Edward Jones – Dan Roberts, Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics, and Toyota of New Bern. Many Staples customers and people who had heard about the event in advance, also dropped off supplies. WRNS, Bob 93.3, and deputies representing the Sheriff’s department helped with accepting supplies and greeted and thanked donors. Kids hopped on board a Craven County Schools bus and honked the horn as they made their donations!

Items were scanned by the volunteers into an inventory system written by Wayne Beasley in cooperation with Craven County Schools’ tech department for accurate record keeping.

The mission of Stuff the Bus is to serve as many children as possible who have been identified as in-need by their school’s counselor and principal with the needed school supplies they require to succeed in school. These school supplies will give our students the tools they need to help keep them on the road to learning. All donations make a difference.

An investment in Partners In Education is an investment in our workforce, our community, and our future. Together, we are partners.

Darlene Brown, Executive Director

Partners In Education

Craven County Partners In Education provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system. It is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation, Tax ID #56-1335975 and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

 

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PIE Good Story: Virtual PIE Luncheon

Follow this link to view the PIE Spring Luncheon Video!

The Virtual PIE Spring Luncheon, a recorded event, will be available for viewing beginning Friday, June 5th at noon.  Some of you might not be able to view it at that time, so it will remain available for viewing on the PIE Facebook and Twitter accounts and on the PIE website.  This is a free event, no pre-registration or tickets are required.

PIE Luncheon celebrates educators

with a “virtual” lunch in place event

Over 2,000 educators, community members, business leaders, and elected officials watched the Partners In Education Spring Luncheon on the afternoon of Friday June 5th, when the luncheon was released for viewing on Craven County Partners In Educations’ social media pages and website. The event was recorded and is still available online on the PIE website at https://cravenpartners.com/.

The annual event raises money for PIE grant programs in Craven County Schools.  PIE is the local nonprofit support organization for Craven County Schools.  During the event, PIE president David Baxter announced that PIE awarded more than $270,000 through a variety of grants and programs during the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Curtis Jones, 2019 National Superintendent of the Year and Superintendent of the Bibb County School District in Georgia was the keynote speaker.

Dr. Jones began his career in education as a JROTC instructor with the Griffin-Spalding County School System in Griffin, Georgia. He became a high school principal and then advanced to assistant superintendent, then superintendent before going to Bibb County. Before his educational career, Dr. Jones served in the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

He spoke about how our school staff, teachers, nutrition departments, custodians, and administration have had to put “mission first, people always” during a pandemic, to shift their way of thinking from just a few months ago.  He asked, “how do we get better?”  He believes that experiences create beliefs, those beliefs enforce our actions, and our actions get results. He said our students will remember their teachers who got them through this difficult time.  He asked that we not let education come out of COVID-19 the same way it went in.  We have an opportunity now to put in remote learning, to flip the classroom, and to be the facilitators of our students’ learning.  This is a time to expand the way we look at education. His message was one of pride for teachers and what they have accomplished in such a short period of time.

The event featured Thomas Green, a rising senior at New Bern High performing the National Anthem with his father, Bill Green.  Josiah Arnold, a rising senior at New Bern High performed an original piece, Simple Joy. West Craven High students Tabatha Wiggins, a rising senior at West Craven High performed Concertino Op. 107-Chaminade and Carson Lackey, a rising junior at West Craven High performed Centaurus by Vander Cook. Keith L. Davis, assistant principal J.T. Barber Elementary School performed a rousing rendition of You Are My Sunshine, dedicated to our teachers and staff.

After Dr. Jones spoke, it was revealed that PIE would offer a one-time grant of $2,000 to Craven County Schools principals for the 2020-21 school year in Dr. Jones’ honor for speaking.  The focus of the grant will be STEM.

Viewers of the event were encouraged to take photos of themselves watching the event with the hashtag #VirtualPIELuncheon on social media to be eligible for door prizes.

Karen Jones won a $100 gift certificate to Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, Blair Dyal won a $100 gift certificate to The Chelsea, Salla Wagner and Laura Wilson each won a $25 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby provided by Charles Benson with Edward Jones, and Katie Bell won a $20 gift card to Target.

Shout out to Morgan’s Tavern & Grill and The Chelsea for providing a very special menu that allowed our attendees to #LunchInPlace!

This was PIE’s first virtual luncheon, and the 8th annual luncheon, raising over $25,000 for PIE’s grant programs.

Thank you to our sponsor for making this a FREE virtual luncheon!

 

 

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PIE Good Story: Disaster Relief Donations

 

Support Craven County Schools through PIE’s Disaster Relief Program

Donate online by following this link.

In the Fall of 2019, Hurricane Florence ripped through portions of Eastern North Carolina, dumping historic rainfall on Craven County.  Thousands of homes were flooded.

During the Spring of 2020, Covid-19 forced our schools to close for the year, and teachers and students had to swiftly switch gears to online and remote learning.

There has been an outpouring of school supplies (can you ever really have enough?!), cleaning/sanitizing 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 and remote learning deployed. 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. Please give in whatever denominations you are able.

A school supply list is available by following this link or you can visit individual school websites for their lists.

You can also donate money online by following this link.  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 on 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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Be sure and enter Craven County Partners In Education as your AmazonSmile charitable organization! Amazon donates .5% of purchases to PIE.

#SupportPIE #TogetherWeArePartners

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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.

Craven County Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation, Tax ID #56-1335975 and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400.  The license is not an endorsement by the State.

 

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.