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DVHS PTSA At Work - What Your Membership Supports

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2018-19 DVHS PTSA ExpensesYour PTSA Membership allowed us to support these important programs:​​​​​​​

  • Communications: Connect and engage parents, students, teachers and staff by providing a DVHS-comprehensive source of relevant news, deadlines and information through publication of a school-wide e-newsletter and social media updates (e.g., Facebook and Twitter).

  • DVHS Departmental Presentations: Host Principal’s updates, in addition to presentations to showcase programs, inform parents and answer questions, typically at PTSA meetings.

  • Family Engagement/Parent Education: Host presentations, film screenings, expert panels and workshops on relevant topics of interest to our community.

  • Health, Safety and Wellness: Coordinate with DVHS Admin, Staff and Leadership to prioritize information and activities that contribute to student health, safety and wellness. Programs and initiatives, including hosting student education workshops to foster a positive campus climate, advocating with and for students to promote health, safety and wellness, supporting student wellness awareness, including creating a crisis center sticker visible to students, and providing funding that supports a healthy and safe campus, including funding picnic tables for students to have a comfortable place to eat and engage with each other.

  • Hospitality: Coordinate potluck and/or catered meals and snacks for teachers and staff (e.g., welcome back breakfast/lunch, thanksgiving, winter holiday, multicultural, etc.), to recognize the hard work and contribution of our teachers and staff and particularly designed to celebrate our multicultural diversity through nourishing meals;

  • Inclusion and Diversity: Coordinate with DVHS Admin, Staff and Leadership to provide a welcoming and inclusive school community, reflective of our diversity.

  • Legislative Advocacy: Coordinate site-level advocacy efforts as led by the California PTA (or 32nd District or SRV Council of PTAs) to influence, within PTA guidelines, federal, state and local policy makers to pass laws and grant funding which will provide for the improvement and betterment of our public schools in curriculum, facilities, safety, privacy and school funding; encourage high school student voter registration.

  • Red Ribbon Week: Coordinate activities and information around drug prevention and education and empower students in making healthy choices.

  • Reflections Arts Program*: Encourage students to explore their own thoughts, feelings, ideas and develop artistic literacy, express themselves through art, increase confidence and find a love for learning through participation in this National PTA Arts Program.

  • Senior Scholarships*: Award scholarships to graduating seniors, particularly for those who demonstrate leadership, commitment and hard work.

  • Sister School Program: Coordinate drives to support our partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay.

  • Student Education: Host opportunities to support and contribute to health, wellness, safety and a positive campus climate.

  • Teacher Grants*: Award grants upon application by teachers and staff to support curriculum and meet the needs of students, as identified by teachers and staff.

2018-19 Family Engagement/Parent/Student Ed Presentations/workshops

In 2018-19, the DVHS PTSA was proud host or partner to host the following family engagement, parent and student education events:

  • District and School Safety and Wellness Awareness and Initiatives. Presenters: James Corral, SRVUSD Safety & Wellness Coordinator and Katie Williams, School Resource Officer, San Ramon Police Department (September 2018).

  • S-Word Video Screening (suicide awareness) (September 2018).

  • Drug Awareness and Substance Abuse Among Teens (vaping, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs); Presenters: Patty Hoyt of Discovery Counseling Center and Officer Katie Williams, School Resource Officer, San Ramon PD. (October 2018

  • Special Needs Coffee. Presenter: Special Needs Advocate and SRVUSD Board Member, Rachel Hurd (October 2018).

  • “Happy, Health, Almost Stress-Free College Planning for Parents & Students". Presenter: Harlan Cohen, New York Times Best Selling Author (November 2018).

  • College Preparation, College Visits, Scholarships, Testing and College Planning Calendar. Presenter: Jennifer Wright, DVHS College and Career Counselor (January 2019).

  • Words Matter Week - Wall of Kindness (February 2019).

  • Career/Wellness Day at DVHS (February 2019).

  • Personalized Learning Initiative - Options and Course Selection. Presenter: Jessica Coulson, DVHS Counselor (February 2019).

  • Say Something Week - Awareness Campaign reinforcing the power of young people to prevent tragedies when they “say something” to a trusted adult (February-March 2019).

  • Teen Dating Violence Workshop. Facilitated by SAVE (March 2019).

Join DVHS PTSA. Become a Member Today!

PTSA STUDENT MEMBERSHIp: IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!

STUDENTS: You local District, Unit, State and National PTAs are here for one reason - YOU! Add your voice to our membership!

Our entire mission is to help you achieve in school, at home and in life. For more than a century, millions of us across the United States have come together to help you succeed. But while our organization’s membership includes adults – parents, educators and community leaders who care about you – no voice is more powerful than your own.

With your membership, guidance and involvement, we’ll keep changes at your DVHS and in neighborhoods across the country moving forward together.

With your membership, guidance and involvement, we’ll keep changes at your DVHS and in neighborhoods across the country moving forward together.

Take advantage of this opportunity to speak out for students and bring change to your community, state and nation. Make a difference today: Join DVHS PTSA and, to get involved as a student leader. DVHS PTSA welcomes students as elected-executive board members, committee chairs and members. DVHS PTSA is proud of its inclusion of and partnership with students in spearheading new initiatives (e.g., wellness committee), coordinating community service (e.g., sister school drives), improving school climate (e.g., Words Matter Week, Wall of Kindness) and so much more! Become a member, have your voice heard, work with staff and parent-professionals in the community to attain leadership experience and skills, or just achieve the necessary status (membership) to be eligible to apply for scholarships.*

DVHS PTSA welcomes and embraces students. We are a PT--S--A, because we believe high school students can and should be active participants in their own education and community involvement!

SEVEN REASONS FOR STUDENTS TO JOIN

  1. Gain leadership experience that you will utilize for the rest of your life

  2. So that YOU get to decide how your school and serve and affect YOU

  3. Receive access to scholarships

  4. Enjoy benefits and discounts

  5. Share your own ideas and let your voice be heard

  6. Positively impact your community through service (most schools require community-service hours in order to graduate)

  7. Make a difference for your generation and the following generations to come.

*To apply for scholarships, grants or participate in national/state PTA activities, such as the Reflections Art program, you must be a PTA member by the time of application.

WHAT PTA/PTSA DOES:

On a state and local level, working together, PTA/PTSA promotes the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship; raise the standards of home life; secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth; bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

Why Join DVHS PTSA?

  • PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families.

  • PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

  • Membership in DVHS PTSA automatically provides membership in the umbrella PTA organizations, including the National PTA, California PTA, 32nd District PTA and San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and meets membership eligibility for many scholarship and grant applications and program participation.

  • Have a strong connection and access to timely information as part of a PTSA that works directly with the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

  • Every PTA/PTSA member can avail themselves of exclusive benefits, including National PTA special Member Offers and perks from California PTA. Additional discounts and deals may be available from many businesses.

DVHS PTSA is proud to invite all DVHS parents, family members, students, teachers, staff, administrators and community supporters to join us as members and be part of the good work we are doing to benefit Dougherty Valley High School students and community!

***While we welcome members to join a committee and attend meetings, members are in no way required to volunteer or attend meetings. Join DVHS PTSA, support the good work we do, stay informed and take advantage as much or as little as suits your needs and schedule!***

YOU CAN HELP!

PTA membership is open to everyone: It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, student, educator, business leader or community member. If you care about kids, JOIN PTSA.