IPSF program lets you make a donation in honor of an IUSD teacher or staff member

March 28 is the deadline to recognize a favorite IUSD staff member through the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Parents Appreciating Teachers and Staff program, or PATS for short.

Here’s how PATS works: A parent, student or community member makes a small donation in honor of a teacher or staff member, and the proceeds benefit the foundation’s Innovative Teaching Award Program, which offers instructional grants to Irvine educators who want to pilot new initiatives or incorporate state-of-the-art technologies.

All PATS recipients will receive a special certificate and small token of gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. For more information, or to download a PATS form before the March 28 deadline, visit www.ipsf.net.