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New This Week

PUSD parents – please don’t forget to review/verify your contact information for the 14-15 school year ASAP in InfiniteCampus using CAMPUS Parent Login. For help accessing your account, pls email PUSD Data Mgr Maureen Rhodin at .

New Principal Appointed for Beach Elementary School – PUSD is delighted to welcome Mr. Michael Corritone to our community of learners. On July 1, 2014 the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Corritone as the new Principal for Egbert W. Beach Elementary School, effective July 1, 2014. Learn more here.

Diversity Film Series: Louder than a Bomb – An inspiring documentary about a diverse group of teenagers working together to compete in a spoken word event in Chicago, for ages 12 and up. Thurs, July 10 – 6:30pm reception; 7pm screening; 8:40pm community discussion at Ellen Driscoll. Sponsored by PADC, LWV and DiversityWorks. More…

Events & Happenings


Rec Dept Movies in the Park – Stay tuned for upcoming features. From dusk (8:30 – 8:45 p.m.) – 10:30 p.m. Piedmont Main Park, 711 Highland Avenue. FREE family fun! Movies in September (12th and 26th) will run from 7:30pm – 7:45pm (dusk) – 9:45 pm.


Not too late to sign up – Piedmont’s APCP & AISCE Summer Programs have some openings! While some classes are full, there are still many fun opportunities for K-12 kids.

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. Learn more or view brochure. AISCE Director: Ashley English, . Courses include:

  • “Inclusive Communities,” “Math for All,” “iVamos!,” “Farm to Table” and “Be The Change.” New this year: “Political Leadership Challenge.” Develop leadership skills and learn about our political system firsthand by working on state and local initiatives.
  • Register for all 2014 APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment now! summer classes online. Learn more in the APCP K-12 Summer Enrichment Brochure. Summer Enrichment Principal: Stephanie Griffin, . New this year:

    • Buenos Dias! Spanish Classes come to APCP Summer Enrichment Program! Piedmont Language School/Viva el Espanol join efforts with the Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont.
    • Website Design for high school students – Meets PHS computer graduation requirement.

    Bay Area Shakespeare Camp for ages 7-13. Meets July 14-25 at Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave. weekdays, 9am-3pm with optional aftercare until 5:30pm. Scripts, materials, and supplies are all included! Need-based scholarship assistance available. Enroll online. More info: email or visit (see Session 3B).

    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.

    Buy Fresh Organic Fruits & Veggies – Support Havens! Fruit and veggie boxes delivered on Tuesdays across from Havens. More info: Melissa Montalbano at or 925-577-5900 or visit Albert and Eve’s website.

    Shop with SCRIP – Keep your credit and debit card information current by signing on to your escrip account. Check out the free app, AutoEarn. More info here.

Donations & Service Opportunities

“Mr. K Memorial Scholarship” commemorates beloved MHS teacher Tim Kaihatsu in support of students who aspire to become teachers. A number of Mr. K’s possessions will be auctioned at the MHS auction site. Donations to the scholarship fund may be made online or by check payable to “Millennium High School” noting “Mr K” in the memo line, and sent to PUSD – Mr. K, c/o Michael Brady, 760 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611.

PMS Gleaning: PMS students will gather any surplus fruit from your fruit trees for Food Bank network. Register online. More info: John White at .


Events and Meetings

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Sports Events & Happenings

Girls Soccer Camp - Technical training from PHS varsity coaches Dan Chubbock and Marcus Watson. Open to all girls aged 13-18. Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 11-15 (8:30-11:30am) at Witter Field. Cost: $185. To register and reserve your spot, please email .

Rec Dept offers Elementary Summer Conditioning Program for runners entering the 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade. Sessions will include running (distance & sprint), strength and core training, and more for the fall sports. $55 for three weeks. July 22-Aug 7, Tue/Thur at 4:15-5:30pm, at Beach Grassy Field. Call Cora at 510-420-3070 or register online.

Summer Conditioning Program for Middle School Students entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. From July 22 - Aug 14, every Tues/Thur from 4-5:15pm at Witter Field. Cost: $65. Register online or at the Rec Dept. Questions: 420-3070.

PHS Woman's Basketball Coach Gardere's Annual Summer Basketball camps for boys/girls, 1st-5th & 6th-8th grades, Coach Gardere & staff help young players learn the fundamentals of basketball. Session 1: June 16-19; Session 2: Aug 4-7; 9-noon at PHS Binks Gym. Cost: $150. Email for more info or click here.

15th Annual Purple & White Summer Basketball Camps - Sponsored by Rec Dept. & PHS Men's Varsity B'Ball coach Chris Lavdiotis. Session #1: June 23-26, 1-5PM; Session #2: July 14-17, 9AM-1PM. Coed, ages 9-14. Cost: $179. Email or call 420-3074 to register. Questions: Coach Lavdiotis 433-2600 or .

PSC 2014 Fall Soccer Registration Now Open to All - Registration fee is $120 per player for U6 and $195 per player for age groups U8 through U19. Register online here.

Badminton Open Gym thru mid-August. Volunteer coaches needed. Contact David Siu. Check the Piedmont Badminton webpage for dates and times.

Education Research & Reports

Just the Facts: Financing California's Public Schools
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How the World's Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better
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Emergency Info

Summer Service Learning for High School

In the News

Middle School shown to be key to college & career pipeline - Read more.

Presentation on City Ped/Bike Plan - Mon., July 14 at 5pm in City Council Chambers. Piedmont Planning Commission will hear presentations on recent progress in the planning process for the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP). Learn more.

Piedmont rowers with Oakland Strokes strike gold at junior nationals - Read more

"Teacher tenure ruling opportunity to create a workplace for 21st century learning" - Commentary from EdSource. Read more.

Teacher tenure, the purpose of higher education, and more - Commentary from recent KQED Forum guest and author of "Beyond the University," Michael Roth. Read more.

California special ed to get federal intervention - Learn more.

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PUSD Announcements & Highlights

Important 2014-15 Online Registration and Walk-Through Registration information will be emailed on August 1st - Parents: please review and verify personal and emergency contact information ASAP in the InfiniteCampus Parent Portal. Please enter at least (4) Non-Household (Emergency) contacts on the Demographic page on the CAMPUS Parent Login. For help accessing your account, pls email PUSD Data Mgr Maureen Rhodin at .

PUSD Superintendent Constance Hubbard announces personnel changes at Havens, Beach, PHS and in the District office - "This is a time of remarkable change at every level in this District, [and includes] curriculum, new educational technology, and a new bell schedule for the high school....We are excited about these changes, and even as we wind down this school year we are looking forward to the start of next. Please let me know if you have questions....Best wishes for the end of this school year!" Learn more.

School Board Updates - Learn more on the PUSD website. Meetings are Wed evenings (generally 1-2x/month) at 7pm at City Hall, 120 Vista. Watch board meetings live on KCOM, channel 27, or later by video archive . For agendas, minutes and meeting materials, click here.

Next Meeting: Wed, Aug 20 at 7pm

Recent Highlights:

  • Tues, July 1 - Special board meeting for board member assignments; Andrea Swenson appointed President and Sarah Pearson Vice President.
  • Wed, June 25 - Approval of new Beach Principal Michael Corritone; review and approval of 2014-15 General Fund budget, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and District administrator salary and benefits.
  • Wed, June 11 - Agenda included recognizing retiring staff, Measure H election results, 14-15 Budget, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), PHS/MHS bell schedule, and new PHS physical science class. View complete agenda here.
  • Wed, May 28 - Agenda included approval of Common Core math pathways, new K-12 computer science standards (CSTA), recognition of National Board certified teachers.

  • LCFF: Jerry Brown's New School Funding Formula - Get a sense of what it means for Piedmont here. For more specifics about LCFF, please visit EdSource.

    Access to PEF Student Directories Online Directory comes with $60 membership to your Parent Club, along with a hard copy directory. Not yet a registered member? Join online or call 653-1816. Membership is limited to parents and guardians of students.

    Exemptions to Measure A School Support Tax Homeowners who reside on their property and qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may learn more about the application process here.