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2017-2018 Apple Awards

About the Apple Awards

The Apple Awards are a means of honoring outstanding teachers or staff members within the Poway Unified School District. Educators are most important in nurturing our children's inquisitive minds and preparing them for the challenges of the future. Think of a teacher or staff member who has made a positive impact on your child's educational or personal journey. Apple Awards are a great way of thanking them by contributing to the Foundation in their name. Families have recognized teachers, aides, bus drivers, and PTA volunteers with this unique award program.

Apple Award Nomination Process

The Golden or Red Apple Award is determined by your contribution to the foundation. Golden Apple Awards are a minimum donation of $75; Red Apple Awards are a minimum donation of $35. Complete the Apple Award Nomination Form along with your donation to show a teacher, staff member, or volunteer how much you appreciate their contribution and their influence on your child. Apple Awards are an ongoing program. You can nominate someone for an Apple Award any time throughout the year. There is no limit to the number of Apple Awards a staff member can receive.

Apple Award Nominees Receive:

Personal Satisfaction

Knowing that you have had a memorable impact on another person can give you a great sense of personal satisfaction

Note Written About Them

The personal message you wrote will be shared with the nominee so they can read about their impact in your words

Signed Certificate

Each nominee receives a special certificate with their name, and the type of award (Golden or Red), signed by a Director of Special Education

Letter Explaining Apple Awards

A letter from the Foundation explaining the purpose of the Apple Awards is sent to every award nominee

Keepsake Display Folder

The display folder gives nominees a nice way to showcase the award they received, whether in their classroom or at home

Name of Nominating Family

Nominees will be given the name of the nominating family, unless you choose to keep your donation anonymous


  • PO Box 722841, San Diego, CA 92172
  • Contact the Foundation by Email.