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Support the PMS Learnscape Lunchpark with Legacy Tiles! Tiles still available – don’t miss out! Honor your child or family with a tile inscribed with their names or favorite family quote. Your support will enhance the beauty of the Lunchpark and create more space for student learning. Tiles on sale thru May 15. Click here to learn more, or email Cory Smegal at .

Capital Improvement Projects Tour of City Facilities – Sat, April 25 at 9am. Tour starts at City Hall, with the pool as the next stop, and continues until 1 pm. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend to learn more!

The PHS Service Learning Team Seeks Parent Volunteers – Fri, May 22 from 8am-12pm. Please help support important faculty-coordinated and student-led projects related to each grade’s service learning theme: 9th grade – environment, 10th – discrimination, 11th – poverty, and 12th – economic disparity. To help with 9-11th grade projects, please click here. For 12th grade, please click here.

Cambodian Cultural Night – Fri, April 24 at 6pm Featuring the documentary “Angkor’s Children,” about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance as told by three young Cambodian women, part of the first generation after the Khmer Rouge genocide. Includes Cambodian food & dance performances. At the Piedmont Center for the Arts. Admission is free.

Piedmont Language School’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Thurs, April 30 from 5-7pm. Hosted by PLS’s Spanish language partner, Viva el Espanol, with all-you-can-eat taco truck, churros, music, games, and fun for the whole family. For early bird tix discount: $50/family (up to 5); $25/adult; $12/kids under 11; please click here.

PHS 9th Grade I-Search Celebration & Reception on Tues, May 5 from 7-8:30pm. Please join the PHS English Dept to celebrate the efforts and talents of PHS freshmen whose work as writers, thinkers, and researchers will be on display in the PMS Multi-Purpose rm.

Piedmont Makers Tech Social – Fri, May 8 at 6pm. Time to share your vision for Planet Piedmont! Join us for pizza dinner, a talk by Jane Lin (an urban designer, architect and educator), and a group activity for building a newspaper/masking tape cityscape. Hosted by Piedmont Makers – Tech Social in the PMS Multipurpose Room. Cost: $5. Register here.

Events & Happenings

APRIL & MAY

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.

Piedmont Makerspace “Wearables!” Day – Sat, April 25 from 12-3pm at the Piedmont Makerspace at the PMS shop. Wearables (or e-textiles) combine fabric and electronics to make cool gear. Kits and tickets available here.

Piedmont Fire Station Open House: April 26 from noon-2pm. Featuring Show & Tell, fire safety & prevention, disaster awareness & preparedness, and a PG&E demonstration. Kids will enjoy hot dogs, Sparky the Fire Dog, and a fire engine jumpy house. For more information, please email Bud McLaren at .

Girl Scouts Seeking Items for Rescue Animals – thru April 29. Troop 31765 is collecting pet food, toys, treats & other items for dogs and cats at the Milo Foundation, an animal rescue center. For a complete list, please visit here. Donation bins located at Mulberry’s Mkt and Wildwood Schl. April 15 – April 29. Info: .

Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee’s “Community Night” at Yoshi’s Jack London – Thurs, April 30 at 8pm. Featuring headliner Mingus Amungus, led by Piedmont resident Miles Perkins; “Together We Slam,” spoken word poetry from PHS/MHS/PMS students; and Piedmont singer-songwriter Mike Rufo with reggae artist Far I Shields. Cost: $25/gen’l; $20/student. Tix here

PHS Dance Dept: The Wizard of Oz from April 30 thru May 2 – Original retelling of the The Wizard of Oz featuring contemporary, jazz, and Broadway dance. All shows at 7:30pm at Alan Harvey Theater. Tix: Adults $10/Students $8. Elementary students FREE when they bring picture or essay writing about what dance means to them. For more info, please email Director/Choreographer Amy Moorhead @ .

“California’s K-12 Public Education System: How Are Things Going, Really?” – Fri, May 8 at 11:30am. Join Piedmont LWV’s Lunch & Annual Meeting to hear David Sapp, Dir of Education Advocacy/Legal Counsel for CA ACLU, discuss Common Core, Local Control Funding Formula, charters, school facilities and more. Meeting @ 10am; speaker @ 11:30am. Speaker is FREE; Lunch + Speaker = $25/advance; $30/door. At the home of Sue Smegal, 107 King Ave. More info.

ALPS Member Event: Monday, May 11 @ 7 pm in the Havens library. PHS Asst Principal Ginna Myers discusses “Inside the Classroom: Differentiating Instruction for Advanced Learners.” Includes differentiation, teachers’ training, how clustering works, & more. Group discussion follows. More

Dress Best For Less: Spring Shopping – Find seasonal decor, men’s navy sport coats for special occasions, and more, including soccer shoes, sporting equipment and toys. Spring cleaning? Please consider donating any gently used or new clothing and household items to Dress Best for Less at 799 Magnolia Ave across from PHS. Store located at 3861 Piedmont Ave. Proceeds benefit the schools.

ONGOING

Use Scrip for School Events! Coordinating a fundraiser or hosting a Spring Fling Parent 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.

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

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.