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"stories build bridges" Speaker series: features jasmine jones, April 26 6:30pm

SRVUSD High School PTSA Inclusion and Diversity Committees Proudly Present: Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series

Featuring Jasmine Jones April 26, 6:30-8:30 pmjasmine jones

The SRVUSD High School Inclusion & Diversity Committees are pleased to present the Spring Speaker Series's third installment, "Stories Build Bridges," featuring Jasmine A. Jones, on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30pm. 

With over a decade of experience as a political operative and civil engagement advocate, Jones will share her various leadership roles and her passion for diversity and inclusion. She has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times & Wall Street Journal and was the national Rock the Vote Organizing Director for the 2020 election.

Advanced registration is required for this FREE Zoom event. Learn more and register here.

sister school supplies drivE- OPEN THROUGH MAY 29

School supplies are a necessary tool to learn, and our sister school needs your help!
sisterschoolMarch 29 to May 7, bins will be kept outside the DVHS front office to drop off donations.

There is also an Amazon Wishlist available for donations online as well!

AMAZON WISHLIST

DONATION IDEAS

Advocacy Day for Education 2021-Moving Forward with Resiliency Register Now! April 29-30

Join parents, students, educators, elected officials and community members virtually for Advocacy Day 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency. This annual event is co-sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, the Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs, and the Pleasanton Council of PTAs. Since 1980, PTA Advocacy Day has brought parents, educators and community members together to learn about the issues affecting the education of our children and provide opportunities to advocate for improvements. Often, the idea of advocacy can be intimidating. By hosting this annual event, we hope to make the idea of advocacy accessible to everyone.

Undeniably, the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted public schools, the health of our children and families and introduced many novel challenges. This year we will explore topics related to the future of public education in California, student health, well-being and equity as we emerge from the pandemic. We are very fortunate to have a Superintendents’ Panel with representation from San Ramon Valley USD, Pleasanton USD, Moraga ESD, and Acalanes UHSD to discuss the priorities, concerns and challenges. A panel of highly respected frontline medical and mental health experts will share the most current information and recommendations. The equity issues at play in the context of Covid will be addressed by educators and corporate professionals. We will have the opportunity to ask questions of our legislators and advocate for the best interests of our students.

Please take a moment to review the full conference agenda below and register for Advocacy Day for Education 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency.

Session One - Thursday, April 29, 2021 • 9-11:30am

  • Moving Forward, Carol Green, President-Elect, California State PTA
  • Where is California Education Headed? Dr. Wesley Smith, Executive Director, Association of California Administrators
  • Superintendent Panel, Moderated by John Festerwald, EdSource, Acalanes UHSD, Moraga ESD, Pleasanton USD and San Ramon Valley USD

Session Two - Thursday, April 29, 2021 • 6-8pm

  • Finding Balance During a Pandemic and Beyond, Moderated by Shayne Silva, Health Advocate, California State PTA
  • Dr. Patrick Joseph MD, Chair of Infection Control, San Ramon Regional Medical Center
  • Dr. Jeanne Noble, Director of Covid Response at the UCSF Medical Center Emergency Department
  • Graham Wiseman, Founder of BeingWell CA
  • Building Competence for Equity, Moderated by Marilyn Lucey, Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, California State PTA 
  • Ashlee Gutierrez, Equity Coordinator, San Ramon Valley USD
  • Felicia Mayo, Chief Talent, Diversity & Culture Officer, Nike
  • Brandon Brown, Founder & CEO of School Yard Rap

Session Three- Friday, April 30, 2021 • 9-11am

  • California State PTA Positions on current legislation, Shereen Walter, Director of Legislation, California PTA
  • Legislator Panel with Senator Steve Glazer (SD-7), Senator Nancy Skinner (SD-9), Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD-16), and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (AD-15)

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER.
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SRV Council of PTAs Presents: FUN & GAMES, TECHNOLOGY EDITIONSaturday, April 24, 10:30am

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San Ramon Valley Council of PTAS is pleased to present a virtual Family Engagement opportunity featuring speakers from C.O.P.E. on Saturday, April 24 at 10:30am. The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of video games for children.

Students, family members, and educators are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. There will be breakout groups for students, parents, and educators to discuss topics and share their perspectives and experiences with others.

Video games have their positive attributes, but for many parents, it's a struggle addressing screen-time, safety, potential dependency, violence, etc. And the concerns have become more complicated with the remote school.

Whatever the family "rules" or norms were pre-pandemic, kids are spending more time gaming, which for many has been a primary form of entertainment, stimulation, and social interaction during shelter-in-place.

Join us to Discuss:

  • The pros and cons of video gaming;
  • How gaming provides safe social interaction during Covid;
  • Dependency/addiction to gaming;
  • Gender norms of video games;
  • Sleep hygiene/how gaming can interrupt sleep patterns;
  • Effects on youth from violent video games; and
  • Screen fatigue.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

financial literacy seminars

April is National Financial Literacy MonthseminarFinancial literacy is critical because it equips us with the skills and tools to manage money effectively. FiAT is partnering with Junior Achievement and TriCounties Bank to provide four FREE information sessions on topics of Budgeting, Credit, and Savings. All four of the sessions will be held over zoom at 5:30pm PST.

  • April 14, 2021 - Budgeting part 2
  • April 21, 2021 - Credit
  • April 28, 2021 - Savings

ZOOM LINK FOR THE SEMINAR.

student wellness series

Student Wellness Series for Contra Costa County High School StudentswellnessseriesStudent Wellness Series Contra Costa County Office of EducationContra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is offering a Student Wellness Series for all Contra Costa County high school students. Reliable information, engaging conversations, and resources for students on subjects related to mental health and wellness.

Our Educational Services and Student Programs departments have designed this four-part series as an opportunity for students to participate in engaging conversations and receive reliable information and resources on a variety of health and wellness-related topics.

More information on each session can be found on the graphic flyer. Please encourage students to register to attend. The first 250 students to register will receive a "self-care" package!

art contest

Life's Too Good to be Wasted: Art & Video Contests for Middle & High School Studentsart contest"What do you enjoy about the life that keeps you substance-free?" Share that through your art or video! Submissions are due by April 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on April 29. For more information and to submit, visit tinyurl.com/A4ASubmit

P-EBT food benefits

P-EBT Food Benefits! Update your Address with your School today!

foodbenefitsThe Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program gives food benefits to children. Your child may get P-EBT if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. The State of California wants to help your child get these food benefits. Using P-EBT will not hurt your immigration status. using P-EBT does not create a public charge.

CLICK HERE for more information and to update your address today.

street smart "be reel" contest

Calling All High School Students to Enter the "BE REEL" Contest

Street Smarts is inviting all middle and high school-age students to enter the “Be Reel" Video Contest and win great prizes! Visit street-smarts.com "Video Contest" for program entry, guidelines, and upload information. Entries are due by April 22, 2021.

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parent info videos for fall class schedule from dvhs counseling

Our counselors have put together scheduling videos for each grade level. Please check the DVHS Counseling website to get more information. The grade-level videos are listed below for your convenience.

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usda free farmers to families food boxes

talent show for san ramon teens

Tri-Valley Talent Show for San Ramon Teens

Engaging Teens in artistic activities—like music, visual art, and movement—is a wonderful way to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. The Teen Talent Showcase is a FREE platform for you to show off your artistic talents and stay connected to your community! All performers must be teens. An exception is allowed for one adult performing in an accompanying role, like playing the piano for a vocal act.

Please visit the Teen Talent Showcase sign-up page. Read the instructions, get your parent or guardian’s permission, and submit the audition video through the private Dropbox link provided on the registration page. Due to safety regulations and restrictions, all participants will submit an audition video.

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home where the art is

The SRVUSD Art Departments designed apparel for our students/families to help build community rapport and school spirit.  Here is the link for students, families, and staff to view and order their apparel. Please use the code: freeshipJASSB for free individual shipping to your home. Please note that all orders must be received by Monday, October 19th. If we do not meet the minimum number required for production, the whole order will be canceled.

Note from Shopify: When people participate in a group order/Shopify order, we put a hold on their credit card for the maximum amount that they might have to pay in case the group order tips into a regular order. That hold will show up on each client’s card statement under “In Progress” or “Processing” or “Pending.” It’ll stay under “In Progress” or “Processing” or “Pending” until the group order deadline passes. If it passes and the group order hits the minimum, we’ll charge their cards the appropriate amount and the charge will move to the section of the statement for completed charges. At that point, we have charged their cards. If the deadline passes and the group order doesn’t hit the minimum, we will not charge their cards and will release the hold so the charge will disappear from their statements entirely within 3 to 5 business days.

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