Principal Emergency Checkbook Fund


Chris Reykdal: Our keynote speaker for PECF Breakfast 2017



Chris Reykdal

Photo credit: The Columbian 

For our 2017 Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund Breakfast, we are honored to host as our keynote speaker, Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr. Reykdal has served in many different capacities including teacher, school board member, state legislator, and parent! One of his primary goals as superintendent is to strengthen communities to allow for closing opportunity gaps. We are excited to hear Mr. Reykdal’s experiences and goals that we

“From Soap to a Utilities Payment”: The PECF 2016 Breakfast



Had you walked into the Red Lion Inn on September 29th at 7:00 am you would have found several hundred yawning men and women all eager to support a cause unknown to many but more important than most could imagine. This was the Olympia School District Education Foundation breakfast for the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund. I’ll admit that although I did know what the P.E.C.F. was, I did not quite realize the importance of it. …

PECF Breakfast 2015 Raises $50,000



OSDEF1Over 225 parents, community leaders and principals gathered in September 2015 in support of the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund (PECF), raising over $50,000! The PECF is a fund that was created by Denny and Paula Heck in 2008 that allows Principals to address the emergency needs of students quickly and efficiently so that they are ready to learn.  Everything from utility bills to shoes to SAT fees can be covered by the fund, all at …