New this Week

Piedmont Ed Foundation Launches New Website: Making a donation to support Piedmont schools is now easier than ever! The Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF) has launched a new, user-friendly website. Read more.

Dedication of the Eileen Rohmer Memorial Garden: Thurs, Sept 17 at 5 pm – Celebrate the opening of the teaching “learnscape” at PHS, made possible by the generosity of community, parents & former students.

Fall Girls Softball Registration Closes on Fri. Sept. 4 – Fall fastpitch girls softball programs for U8-U12/14 girls are open for sign-ups until 10pm on Fri, Sept 4. Games are Sundays with no practices. More info here.

Rec Dept sponsors Movies in the Park!

  • “Big Hero 6″ on Sept 11: Rated PG
  • “Monsters University” on Sept. 25: From the creators of Wreck It Ralph and Frozen. Rated G.
  • Fun for the whole family! From 7:45 pm (dusk) – 9:45 pm in the Piedmont main park. FREE

    Events & Happenings


    2015-2016 Piedmont Education Speaker Series – The 4th season of ESS starts on Tues, Sept 15. This year’s topics include: Mindful Parenting and Mindfulness in Education, Technology and the Human Brain, The Gift of Failure, How Science Education is Changing, Raising Resilient Girls, and Rethinking the College Admissions Process. Look for the Speaker Series info here.

    Spring Fling Parent Party: First Annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament – Sat, Sept 12 from 7-10:00 p.m. Davies Tennis Stadium. Prizes for winning team and best team uniform. Food and drinks provided. Learn more.

    Cub Scouts WEBEL-O-REE – Sat-Sun, Sept 12-13 for 4th & 5th Grade boys at Camp Gillespie in Tilden Park. Fun activities including electronic orienteering, fire starting contests, campfire skits and s’mores. Learn more and register here.

    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.

    Piedmont Makers 2015-2016 Kickoff: Thurs, Sept 17 from 7-9pm – Hear Supt Booker’s vision for STEM education and learn about our K-12 events like monthly Makerspaces & Tech Socials and School Maker Faire. Learn more.

    Camp Augusta Gala: Sat, Sept 19 – Join Us for a “Starry Night” at the Claremont Country Club to support Camp Augusta. For info or to reserve tix: Gala Chair Audrey Sadler @ 415-307-5376 or .

    Sparking Creativity: Imagining Tomorrow’s Schools – Fri, Sept. 25, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford. PHS is a Challenge Success partner. All parents are invited to attend this parent ed event. Keynote speakers: Tony Wagner, expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab & CS co-founders Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine. $10, students free. More info here.

    Register Now for FallFest 5K: Sat, September 26
    Kick off Harvest Festival Weekend by joining this fun run/walk/stroll through the streets of Piedmont. The FF5K is designed to raise awareness of the PUSD Wellness Center and the funds needed to support its mission. Learn more and register here

    Volunteers Needed for Tri-School Fundraiser Carnival @ Harvest Festival – Sun, Sept 27 – Help make this annual fun event a success. Volunteers are needed to make scarecrows” (one from each tri-school classroom) for auction, cakes (homemade or store-bought) for the popular cake walk – and to help in general. Sign up today!

    Ongoing Announcements & Opportunities

    Check out the PHS College and Career Center! Open to all PHS & Millennium students, it offers one-on-one student college and career counseling with Director Allison Bly (a UC Berkeley reader), meetings with college admissions reps, practice ACT and SAT tests, a reference library, and tutoring and financial aid information. Also hosting college informational events for students and parents throughout the year. Hours and more here.

    Dress Best For Less: Back-to-School Update
    Teachers: Stock up on free books, games, art supplies, animal cages, and more for the classroom @ DBFL! Parents: Great deals on sports equipment, backpacks and other school supplies. Look for DBFL during PMS and PHS walk-through registration and get a coupon for 1/2 off any item! Marking Room (in the carriage house across from PHS) hours:Tues 9-1, Wedn 9-4, Sat10-12.

    Discover Piedmont Boy Scouts – The Cub Scout program in Piedmont has a long and vibrant history. More than 50% of eligible boys participate in activities like the famous Pinewood Derby, monthly family Highlander Hikes, Bike Rodeo, and Twilight campouts! 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.

    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 Your Events! Coordinating a fundraiser or hosting a 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.