Parents Appreciating Teachers & Staff (PATS)

Teachers and school staff play a special role in the lives of students and their parents. Each spring, families are invited to recognize the outstanding teachers and staff in Irvine schools by making a donation in their honor. Each teacher or staff member honored receives a small gift and a recognition certificate with a message of gratitude from the donor. Nearly 4,000 certificates of appreciation were awarded in 2016. Donations made in honor of teachers and staff benefit the Innovative Grants Program which awards teachers grants to promote innovation in their classrooms.

PATS is a meaningful way to show teachers, principals, office staff, nurses, health clerks, counselors, and custodians, that you and your child appreciate all they do! Teachers and staff enjoy receiving a recognition certificate, your personal message, and a special gift expressing your thanks during National Teacher Appreciation Week!

Your tax-deductible donation helps to fund IPSF’s Innovative Grants Programs. Since 1996, IPSF has awarded more than $1.5 million to promote innovation in IUSD classrooms.

Please contact Stephanie Bynon at if you have any questions regarding PATS.