New This Week
High school students – register now for the Academy of Integrated Studies & Community Engagement (AISCE), APCP/PHS’ summer program for entering 9-12th graders integrating community service with informal collaborative seminars. East Bay service opportunities include soccer, cooking, math, Spanish bi-lingual classroom support and more. AISCE Director: Ashley English, su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@h1394283185silgn1394283185ea1394283185; brochure
Register for 2014 APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment now! Learn more about APCP summer classes online. Summer Enrichment Principal: Stephanie Griffin (su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@n1394283185iffir1394283185gs1394283185); APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment Brochure
PHS Acappella Choir & Orchestra combined concert – Thurs, March 6 at 7:30PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway Ave (at 27th), Oakland. Featuring Handel’s Psalm 112 with Acappella clinician Amy McKenzie as soprano soloist. $5/adult donation suggested to help offset concert expenses. Students are free.
Piedmont Walk & Roll-to-School Day on Fri, March 7 – Improve pedestrian safety & help decrease your carbon footprint by walking to school. It’s good for our kids and builds community. All Piedmont schools are participating – contact your child’s school for more info.
“Piedmont Makers” Open House this Sat, Mar 8 from 1-4PM at the PHS Student Center. See robotics, drones, 3D printing, mobile games and more – all created by Piedmont students and residents. Get inspired to create your own project for the 1st Annual Piedmont Mini-Maker Faire on May 31. Learn more.
PHS ASB (Assoc Student Body) Food Drive – now thru March 14. Last year ASB donated 11,000 lbs of food for the Alameda County Food Bank, more than the total weight of all other schools’ donations combined! Only farms and grocery stores gave more than PHS. Did you know 1 in 6 residences receives food from ACFB? The bank distributes enough food for 380,000 meals weekly. Bring donations/cans to PHS office. Learn more.
Boy Scout Open Houses for 5th Grade boys – Find the troop that is right for you; each are slightly different and each works hard to deliver the right program for you. TROOP 15 – Tues 3/11 at 7:30PM at Ellen Driscoll; TROOP 6 – Wed 3/12 at 7:30 at Corpus Christi Gym; TROOP 4 – Mon 3/17 at 7PM at Beach Auditorium; TROOP 1 – Tues 3/18 at 7:30 PCC’s Kettlewell Room; TROOP 11 – Mon 3/24 at 7:30 at PCC’s Kettlewell Room. More…
Celebrate Art is Education Month with PAINTS
Hat Making on Sat, March 15 – Family fun, craft activity and ‘Hat Design Challenge’ from 1-4PM at WW School Auditorium. Decorate a fabulous hat! Mad Hatter entertainment by Jesse Vail, with refreshments served. Sponsored by PAINTS.
HOMEWORK: How much homework is the right amount for elementary students? How much should parents be involved? Sr Lecturer at Stanford School of Education, Dr. Denise Pope answers this and other questions on Wed, March 19 at 7PM at Beach Auditorium. The event is free and open to all. Parents and guardians of elementary school students are encouraged to attend.
Spring Break High School Adventures in Restoration – 6 spaces left for 3rd annual Service Learning adventure! 5 days exploring salmon habitat restoration in the Mattole watershed during Spring Break. Incl. 15 hours service work, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, visiting ecological, experimental installations in Arcata. Cost: approx $625, includes meals, transportation, lodging, fees. More info, pls contact PHS teacher Andy Willats (su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@s1394283185talli1394283185wa1394283185) or PMS teacher John White (su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@e1394283185tihwj1394283185).
Rec Dept PMS Track and Field begins March 24! Practices are held Mon, Wed & Thurs from 5-6:15PM. Please email David Weisgerber at su.ac1394283185.tnom1394283185deip.1394283185ic@re1394283185bregs1394283185iewd1394283185 for more information or a registration flyer.
Events & Happenings
Piedmont Rec’s Scottish Highland Dance Class offers free evening of Scottish, Irish and other Celtic music, dance, songs & more – Sat, Mar 8 from 6:30-10PM at Veteran’s Hall. Easy social dances will be taught. Family fun – bring your dancing shoes, instruments and stories to share.
Nominations for 2014 Arthur Hecht Award – Do you know a deserving volunteer who has worked tirelessly for Piedmont youth? Learn more here and download nomination form here. Deadline to submit nominations is 4:30PM on March 10.
PHS Advanced Acting: Shakespeare’s Hamlet and contemporary “dramedy” Dead Man’s Cell Phone – March 13-16 at Alan Harvey. Hamlet: Thur/Sat, Mar 13 & 15; Cell Phone: Fri/Sun, Mar 14 & 16. All shows at 7:30. Both plays are PG-13 for mature subject matter. More info: Director Kimberly Taylor at su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@r1394283185olyat1394283185k1394283185. Tix: $8/students; $12/adults; $25/reserved premium seats. Tix available online or at the door.
SAVE THE DATE: Grandparents Club Party – Sun. Mar. 16 from 5-7PM @ a private home in Piedmont. More info: Sarah Meyjes at email@example.com or 506-4092.
FREE screening of LINSANITY! Wed, Mar 19 at 6:30PM at Ellen Driscoll. Hosted by Piedmont Asian American Club and the Appreciating Diversity Film Series. Learn more online.
PHS College Night for parents of high school Juniors – March 19 from 7-9PM in the Library. Hosted by the PHS College and Career Center. More info, pls call the CCC at 594-2651.
PADC Fundraiser @ Yoshi’s – Fri, March 28 The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee invites you to celebrate community with Sheila E. @ 8PM at Yoshi’s Jack London Square. Tix: $95 (includes dinner and one drink). Please purchase online.
Educate Our State’s Proposed “Protection of Local Schools Revenues Act” EOS needs your help! We have until mid-April to qualify this important initiative for the Nov 2014 ballot. To volunteer, email gro.e1394283185tatsr1394283185uoeta1394283185cude@1394283185evita1394283185itini1394283185. Learn more.
Boy Scout 49er Day Camp registration now open for boys grades 2-5. At Dracena Park from June 16–20, this year’s theme will be the California Gold Rush history. Cost: $160. Register online. More info: Mark Delventhal, Susan Ode or Jo Hazelett at the Piedmont Scout office, 547-4493.
SCRIP 1 LB boxes of See’s candy – Pls contact Nancy Steimle at ten.l1394283185abolg1394283185cbs@e1394283185lmiet1394283185sn1394283185 or 594-0882 for delivery straight to you! $15–20% of proceeds go to Piedmont schools.
News from Dress Best For Less – Drop off non-breakable household items and resalable clothing any time in our new locked donation bin – 799 Magnolia. Shop for ski wear and more – Tues, 9-1:30, Wed, 9-4pm, and Sat, 10-noon.
PRAISE offers “After-School Scholarships” to families of special-needs students who need the support of an aide to participate successfully in an after-school enrichment class. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Buy Fresh Organic Fruits & Veggies – Support Havens! Fruit and veggie boxes delivered on Tuesdays across from Havens. More info: Melissa Montalbano at moc.l1394283185iamg@1394283185onabl1394283185atnom1394283185assil1394283185em1394283185 or 925-577-5900 or visit Albert and Eve’s website.
Donations & Service Opportunities
PMS Gleaning: PMS students will gather any surplus fruit from your fruit trees for Food Bank network. Register online. More info: John White at su.ac1394283185.21k.1394283185tnomd1394283185eip@e1394283185tihwj1394283185.