New This Week
Diversity Film Series: INEQUALITY FOR ALL – this Wed, April 23 at 7PM free at Ellen Driscoll Playhouse on 325 Highland. Robert Reich, UC Berkeley economist and former Sec’y of Labor under Clinton, discusses recent history, and the mix of laws and policies that have created wealth gaps between the richest 1% and everyone else. Reception at 6:30; film screening at 7pm; community discussion at 8:45pm. Sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont LWV & DiversityWorks. More….
PHS Dance Concert “Tarzan”: Thur-Sat, May 1-3 at Alan Harvey Theater featuring contemporary dance with an African influence; appropriate for whole family. Choreography by PHS students will follow Tarzan. Showtimes: 5/1 @ 7:30pm, 5/2 @ 4pm & 8pm, 5/3 @ 8pm. Tix: $10/adults, $8/Students. Fri 4pm matinee prices: $7/$5. Purchase tix at the door. Free admission to K-5 students with art or writing about what dance means to them. Info: su.ac1398272190.21k.1398272190tnomd1398272190eip@d1398272190aehro1398272190oma1398272190.
Piedmont Mini Maker Faire Call for Projects – Deadline is May 2! Faire is May 31 from 11am-3pm and is open to all PUSD K-12 students and parents. Project ideas for the 1st Annual Piedmont Mini Maker Faire are due Fri, May 2. Submit your project idea online.
Register for Piedmont Language School Fall program before May 31 and receive $50 savings! PLS immersion Spanish program in partnership with Viva el Español offers K-6 before/after schools at/near each school. From Sept 22- June 5. Register online. Check out K-6 multi-level Mandarin Program online.
Advanced Learners’ News: Read PUSD’s draft for proposed PMS & PHS Common Core Math progressions. Learn how proposed changes may affect middle school and high school math progressions for advanced learners on the ALPS website.
Events & Happenings
Hats Off! Spring Fling 2014 – Fri, April 25 at the Scottish Rite Temple. Let’s tip our hats to our teachers, administrators and schools at this festive night. Wear your favorite hat for dinner, dancing, and fundraising, to the DJ stylings of the legendary Diamond Dave.
Spring Fling News:
- ONLINE AUCTION IS OPEN! Check out great items in the Arts & Culture, Sports & Fitness and Food and Wine categories. LIVE AUCTION lots are coming together: Maserati, Green Day Sign Guitar, and more.
- Bid on Luxurious Yacht Experience in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas – 5 nights for 4 people on the Esma Sultan II, a gorgeous Turkish Gulet. This boat has four beautifully appointed cabins and has a full staff including an English-speaking captain, a chef and two deckhands. This trip is set for June 21- June 26, 2014. Learn more about this special opportunity here.
Party in the Park – Piedmont Beautification Foundation celebrates 50th Anniversary on Sun, April 27 with photography exhibit, “Intimate Views of Piedmont.” Photographers of all ages welcome in this non-judged show. Learn more or email Dee Dee Street at ten.t1398272190sacmo1398272190c@skr1398272190flac1398272190 by 3/10.
The Rec Dept Presents: The Magic of Play: The Neuroscience of Child Driven Play – Wed, April 30 at 7:30pm at the Community Hall, 711 Highland Ave. Join Stephanie Rafanelli as she shares new research from neuroscience, education, and psychology about the importance of free play in a child’s life. Childcare ($10/child, reg code: 1001.488) available with early registration.
Piedmont Language School’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Thur, May 1 from 5 to 7pm at Piedmont Community Hall. With entertainment, taco truck, margaritas, and fun activities for the whole family. Support language and cultural education in our schools and community! More…. Discount for early registration or send a check to PLS, P.O. Box 11092, Piedmont, CA 94611. Advanced tix: $50/family (up to 5), $25/adult, $12/kids.
Center for Elders’ Independence’s PACE Party Fundraiser on Thur, May 1 from 6-9pm at Piedmont Community Church, featuring Barbara Llewellyn Catering and honoring Carol Johnson of St. Mary’s Center. Cost: $150. Proceeds support the CEI Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for frail EastBay seniors. More info: gro.s1398272190redle1398272190.iec@1398272190dlano1398272190dcml1398272190.
Presentation on College Support Programs for Students with Special Needs – Tues, May 6 at 7PM at Room 30 at PHS. Sandra Brod, Director of PHS College & Career Center will discuss college programs that support students with special needs and learning differences. Learn more here. RSVP to gro.h1398272190sig@y1398272190ttap1398272190.
ALPS Panel: Meeting the needs of all learners in the classroom – Thur, May 8 from 7-8:30pm at Havens Library. A panel of Piedmont’s teachers will share experiences of how they work to meet the needs of students advanced in classroom subjects. Moderated by Piedmont parent, Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed. More…
Join the effort and study to help prevent Sudden Oak Syndrome on May 10 – Have your backyard trees sampled by researchers at the UofC. PHS students will survey for Bay Laurel trees and submit the samples to the UC lab for analysis with results provided later. Contact: Garrett Keating at 705-3268 or moc.l1398272190iamg@1398272190gnita1398272190ek2g1398272190
Academy of Integrated Studies and Community Engagement (A.I.S.C.E.) returns this summer with new courses. Looking for summer opportunities for your high school student? Think Local! Build Connections in our community. AISCE (“ace”) is a service-learning program for students entering 9th-12th grades. “Inclusive Communities”, “Math for All”, and “iVamos!” and “Farm to Table” will be offered again this summer along with new courses: “Be The Change.” Learn more. AISCE Director: Ashley English, su.ac1398272190.21k.1398272190tnomd1398272190eip@h1398272190silgn1398272190ea1398272190; brochure.
Register for 2014 APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment now! summer classes online. Summer Enrichment Principal: Stephanie Griffin (su.ac1398272190.21k.1398272190tnomd1398272190eip@n1398272190iffir1398272190gs1398272190); APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment Brochure
New for 2014! Buenos Dias! Spanish Classes come to APCP Summer Enrichment Program! Piedmont Language School/Viva el Espanol join efforts with the Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmontto bring you Piedmont’s High-quality, Fun Alternative to Summer School! Register 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.e1398272190tatsr1398272190uoeta1398272190cude@1398272190evita1398272190itini1398272190. Learn more.
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.l1398272190iamg@1398272190onabl1398272190atnom1398272190assil1398272190em1398272190 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.ac1398272190.21k.1398272190tnomd1398272190eip@e1398272190tihwj1398272190.