New This Week

Message from PUSD: New Director of Facilities for 2015-16 – On June 24, 2015, the Piedmont Unified School District announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Palmer as Director of Facilities for PUSD, effective July 1, 2015. A graduate of PHS and UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies… Learn More.

Fresh Pies and Ice Cream at Piedmont’s July 4th Parade – Piedmont Boy Scout Troop 11 is selling delicious pies and ice cream at this years July 4th Parade in Piedmont Park. What’s better on the 4th than a homemade pie? Also selling whole pies. From 11am-3pm, or while supplies last. All proceeds directly benefit Troop 11 activities. Learn more.

SF Boys Choir Auditions – Sept 15 at The Cathedral of Christ the Light @ 2121 Harrison St, Oakland. Since 1948, the SFBC has trained boys to enjoy music, perform in public and appear in SF Opera productions. Learn more.

Drum Lessons with Berklee School of Music-trained musician and Piedmont native – Lauren Grubb has 10 years of experience teaching private/group classes. Rates: $35/half hour; $60/hour. Learn more.

THANK YOU to donors to the Eileen Rohmer Garden – “On behalf of the PHS Service-Learning Team (LEAP), the science department, and all students and staff, we would like to thank everyone for your donations, kinds words, and support of the Eileen Rohmer Garden…” Read more.

Events & Happenings


Piedmont Education Foundation Summer Office Hours – Mon & Wed, 10am-2pm, if you’re in need of SCRIP or other PEF or school fundraising-related information. Located in the Veteran’s Hall building, above the police station. Or email .

Please Take the Piedmont Schools Giving Campaign Survey! Your input on this very short survey will help us plan for next year’s campaign. Pls click here. Thank you for participating! More information: 2015 Giving Campaign Co-Chairs Hilary Cooper () and Shanti Brien ().

Eileen Rohmer Memorial Garden: Contribute to the legacy of a Piedmont teacher who changed lives by helping to transform an unused outdoor space at PHS into one for learning and connecting. Also supported by grants from PEF and Piedmont Beautification Foundation. More.

Cleaning closets? Donations (clean, gently-used, or new) accepted at Dress Best for Less anytime at 799 Magnolia Ave. Click here for store and Marking Room directions and hours.


Stay active this summer with gently-used gear from DBFL! Find a Trek 7-speed black bike, a girls dazzle Murray bike, a bike trailer/jogger, lacrosse sticks, and more when you shop at the Dress Best for Less Marking Room (799 Magnolia across from PHS), or at the DBFL Store (3861 Piedmont Ave). View hours here.

Compostable Serviceware Products for PUSD Events – Order earth-friendly plates, bowls, cups, forks/spoons/knives, bags through Green Team rep Samantha Miller, , at bulk prices & 20% school discount (delivered to your event). View products here. 100% compostable for the GREEN bin!

Use Scrip for School Events! Coordinating a fundraiser or hosting an end-of-year Party? Earn money for our schools by using Scrip (Mulberry’s, Market Hall, Piedmont Grocery, Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, Starbuck’s, Peet’s, and more) to pay for the refreshments/catering. More info: . Keep your credit and debit card information current by signing on to your escrip account. Check out the free app, AutoEarn. More info here.

Sign up today to receive local, organic produce to benefit tri-schools – A portion of every order goes to support Beach, Wildwood and Havens Schools, with delivery near each school site. For Beach, order from Full Belly Farm or Tara Firma Farm. For WW: pls email ; for Havens, Sally Guzdar: . Havens/WW produce from Albert & Eve’s w/ flexible orders customized for your favorite fruits and veggies.

Ann Martin Center offers parent ed workshops to help strengthen parent-child-family relationships while addressing parenting concerns about their child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic development. Learn more.

Donations & Service Opportunities

DBFL seeks new Board member with marketing skills! Do you have a hankering for vintage clothing and decor AND one to volunteer in support of our schools? Join this dynamic non-profit organization which manages a thriving resale/thrift shop on Piedmont Ave and a marking room in central Piedmont. Work one 2-hour shift 1x/month on Sat, in the marking room, and 7-9pm Board meeting 1x/month. Pls email or learn more here.