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Need gifts for “grads and dads?” Scrip to the rescue! We carry Home Depot, Amazon, iTunes, and many more. A gift of Scrip means a gift to Piedmont schools as well. More info here. Or email Ellen Fraser at .

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 ().

Tri-School Chess Tournament – Sun June 7, 9-12 at the PHS library. Fun tourney for all k-5 children, hosted by WW After-School Enrichment & run by Berkeley Chess Club. $27/advance purchase; $40/door. Players arrive at 8:45am. Register here. More info: .

Events & Happenings

MAY & JUNE

Stay active this summer with gear from Dress Best For Less like a Trek 7speed black bike, a girls dazzle Murray bike, a bike trailer/jogger, lacrosse sticks, and more. Donate gently-used clothing, household items to Dress Best for Less Marking Room @ 799 Magnolia across from PHS: Tues 9-1:30, Wed 9-4, Sat 10-12 (last Sat./month is “bag” sale – fill a grocery bag for only $10). Store located at 3861 Piedmont Ave; open Tues-Sat 11-6pm. Proceeds benefit the schools.

FallFest 5K Sponsorship Drive is On! Support the Wellness Center by becoming a corporate or in-kind sponsor for the race on Sept 26. Donations of any amount welcome. $1,000 donation gets your logo on the t-shirt. Deadline June 10. For more info, please email .

PRAISE Bookclub “Helping Your Anxious Child” Thurs, May 21 at 7pm. Strategies for supporting children with excessive fears, worries, phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety or OCD. For the location, RSVP at . Learn more.

PHS Annual Acappella Revue “Rhythm of the Night” – Fri-Sun, May 29-31 at Alan Harvey. Vocal jazz meets contemporary pop directed by Joseph Piazza. PMS Rockappella Choir joins the choir to perform music from the 1950’s and today. Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tix: $18/adults & $12/students/seniors; $35/reserved seats. Purchase online or at the door prior to the performance.

Block party, garage sale, gymnastics exhibition, bake sale to save the Rain Forest – Sun, May 31 from 11am-4pm on Manor Drive. All welcome! Hosted by Beach School’s 3rd Grade Girl Scouts, 1st grade classrooms, and the residents of Manor Drive. Email for more info.

The 13th Annual PAINTS Bird House Gala & Auction – Fri, May 29 from 5-7:30pm. This year’s event is in the garden of an iconic Piedmont mansion and is expected to sell out. PAINTS supports art education in Piedmont schools. Tx are $80/person and sponsorships start at $250. Please RSVP by May 15th. For more info, please click here or call Betsy Lalli at 325-1405.

Students Looking for Summer Jobs? Sign up at Piedmont Rec Dept on Wed-Thur, June 3-4 from 3:10-4:10pm. The PRD will put Piedmont students (6th grade & up) in contact with Piedmonters who need summer workers. Cost: $20 fee to sign up. More info: 420-3070.

Appreciating Diversity Film Series: “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” & “Wounded Places” – Sat, June 27 at 3pm at New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland. Two short films, the first of which explores the outcomes of high quality childcare and pre-k, and asks why America is the only developed country not invested in these. The second looks at the traumatic stress in children living in poverty. 3pm Film showing; 4:15pm Discussion. Hosted by ACFS. FREE.

EILEEN ROHMER MEMORIAL BENCHES: 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. Supported by grants from PEF and the Piedmont Beautification Foundation, the service “learnscape” garden is to be named in memory of beloved science teacher Eileen Rohmer. Donate here.

Honor 2015 Graduates with a Gift to the PEF Endowment – Create a legacy of their time in the Piedmont schools. The Endowment is a reliable, local source of funding that will benefit our schools now and in the future. Learn more.

ONGOING

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.