[Pardee] – Pardee Homes issued a $2,500 grant Wednesday to a Santa Clarita elementary school toward the expansion of “Smart Classrooms” that are contributing to academic excellence among students.
Ralph Pistone, Vice President of Construction Operations for Pardee Homes, today presented a check from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund to Marie Stump, Fair Oaks Ranch Community School principal.
The school is located in one of Pardee Homes’ many communities in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles County. The grant program is among many key initiatives and decades of support by Pardee Homes to improve the quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley. Pardee Homes is a subsidiary of the Weyerhaeuser Company.
“Weyerhaeuser and Pardee Homes recognize maintaining a high quality of life in our communities means continued support of our educational institutions,” Pistone said. “The Smart Classroom project at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School is highly successful in large part because of dedicated teachers and administrators. We are very happy to contribute to continued achievements in this program.”
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School opened in 2002 and is located in Pardee Homes’ Fair Oaks Ranch master-planned community in Canyon Country. The Weyerhaeuser grant will help pay for a Smart Board – a type of interactive whiteboard proven to improve the learning environment.
“On behalf of both Golden Oak and Fair Oaks schools and the Sulphur Spring School District, we thank Weyerhaeuser and Pardee Homes for their continued support,” Stump said.
About Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
The mission of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, established in 1948, is to nourish the quality of life in Weyerhaeuser’s communities, and foster understanding that sustainable working forests meet important human needs. For more than 62 years, the Fund has directed more than $212 million to the communities where Weyerhaeuser employees work, live and play. To learn more about the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, visit www.weyerhaeuser.com/Sustainability/People/Communities./WeyerhaeuserGivingFund.
About Pardee Homes
Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is one of the nation’s most prominent multi-regional builders. Noted for lifestyle designs that also feature energy efficiency, advanced technologies and other sustainable concepts, Pardee Homes is active in California’s San Diego, Inland Empire and Los Angeles/Ventura regional markets, and in Las Vegas. The company emphasizes master-planned communities that include schools, parks and preserved open space, and has earned wide recognition for quality construction, customer service, green and sustainable building practices and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. See www.pardeehomes.com.