Overview of PUSD IEP & Section 504 Processes

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:40 PM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 11:40 PM ]

 
Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee Event

Overview of PUSD IEP & Section 504 Processes

Presenters: Marla Silversmith, Kathleen Rief, Tara Kyle

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Pleasanton Middle School MPR
5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton 

More details to come!

Peralta District Fall Leadership Training

posted Aug 22, 2017, 10:24 PM by Emmeline Chen

Congratulations to all of the new and returning PTA Executive Board members!
If you missed the June annual leadership training sponsored by the Peralta District PTA
consider attending the fall leadership training session:

Monday, August 28, 2017
6:30 to 9 pm
Alameda County Office of Education
313 West Winton Ave., Hayward 

See flyer for details.

Peralta District PTA Annual Leadership Training

posted May 22, 2017, 7:18 AM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated May 22, 2017, 9:33 PM ]

Congratulations to all of the new and returning PTA Executive Board members!

Please consider attending the annual leadership training sponsored by the Peralta District PTA:

Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:15 am to 2:30 pm
Canyon Middle School
19600 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley
Cost: $15 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

See the flyer and registration form for more information. RSVPs are requested by May 25.
Workshop descriptions can be found here.

Managing Your Child's 504 Plan

posted May 12, 2017, 9:52 AM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated May 12, 2017, 9:52 AM ]

Free parent event sponsored by the 
Pleasanton PTA Council’s Special Needs Committee

Monday, May 15, 7 to 8:30 pm
Pleasanton Middle School MPR, 5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton

This presentation is geared toward parents who have a child with an existing 504 Plan. 
Eligibility or assessment for a 504 Plan will not be discussed during this presentation.

            • How to construct an effective 504 Plan
            • How to best collaborate and advocate within a 504 Plan
            • Ideas for accommodations based on disability
            • How to help your child advocate for themselves
            • Tips and suggestions from other parents 
Kathleen Rief is the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Coordinator for PUSD. 
She has served as the district's SDC teacher and as a site administrator. 
Rebecca Thackaberry is an experienced teacher who currently works 
as an advocate for students receiving special education services and students with 504 Plans. 
Noreen Senner is the mom of three boys, two with active 504 Plans. 
She has served as PTA president at Hearst Elementary 
and is the VP of Student and Community Concerns in the Pleasanton PTA Council.

Register for this free event here. Email snc@pleasantonpta.org if you have questions about this event.


2017 Excellence in Education Award winners

posted Apr 22, 2017, 9:16 AM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

2017 Excellence in Education Awards Program

The Pleasanton PTA Council, in partnership with the Pleasanton Unified School District, 
is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Excellence in Education Awards:

§   Jennifer Bell (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Heather Brillhart (Alisal Elementary School)
§   Denise Daniels (Lydiksen Elementary School)
§   David Fischer (Pleasanton Middle School)
§   Kelsey Foster (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Duane Habecker (Pleasanton Unified School District)
§   Jaclyn Isaacson (Donlon Elementary School)
§   Randall Lomas (Harvest Park Middle School)
§   Tara Martin (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Laura Moore (Alisal Elementary School)
§   Celeste Nava (Valley View Elementary School)
§   Paul Perazzo (Harvest Park Middle School)
§   Russell Sato (Village High School)
§   Annette Sodergren (Walnut Grove Elementary School)
§   Dick Spicka (Pleasanton Unified School District)
§   Traci Sweeney (Pleasanton Middle School)
§   Mairi Wohlgemuth (Amador Valley High School)

Honorees will receive their awards at the 27th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony, 
which will begin at 7 pm on Monday, May 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church (1225 Hopyard Road).

Friends and families of the honorees, as well as community members, are welcome to attend the ceremony 
to celebrate this achievement! Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year's awards!

The official press release can be found here
For more information, please contact Pleasanton PTA Council President Robin Dias-Magnano.

Executive Board for 2017–2018

posted Apr 14, 2017, 1:37 AM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

The Pleasanton PTA Council presents the 2017–2018 Executive Board:

President: Robin Dias-Magnano
Executive Vice-President: Summer Bowers
Vice President, Student & Community Concerns: Noreen Senner
Vice President, Leadership Development: Mona Sethi
Vice President, Membership: Sara Campbell
Vice President, Advocacy: Angela Ramirez Holmes
Secretary: Katie Brunner
Treasurer: Jennifer Delp
Historian: Carrie Mitooka
Auditor: Tim Cortez
Parliamentarian: Kirsten Schwartz (to be appointed by the President)

Leadership Training Breakfast

posted Apr 14, 2017, 1:34 AM by Emmeline Chen

The Pleasanton PTA Council is hosting a leadership training/get-together breakfast 
on Thursday, May 11, at Vic's All-Star Kitchen (201-A Main Street), starting at 9:30 am.

All current and incoming Pleasanton PTA Executive Board members are invited to gather for sharing and leadership development. A hot breakfast will be provided for all PTA officers.

Depending on participation, we may break into groups by officer position (e.g., treasurers, parliamentarians, presidents) so that unit officers can get to know one another, as well as their PTA Council counterparts, for training and support.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 5, so that we can provide Vic's with a headcount for breakfast.

Video posted for How to Raise an Adult parenting event

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:53 AM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 8:09 AM ]


http://www.howtoraiseanadult.com
The video of the February 4, 2017, parenting address given by Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University and author of the New York Times best-seller, How to Raise An Adult is now available online

So if you missed the event, want to watch it again. or share with your friends, you can do so now

Note: The Pleasanton Unified School District will be offering a book club and translated discussions of the book.

Slate for the 2017–18 Pleasanton PTA Council Executive Board

posted Mar 18, 2017, 7:38 PM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

The Pleasanton PTA Council Nominating Committee 
presents the election slate 
for the 2017–2018 Pleasanton PTA Council Executive Board:

President: Robin Dias-Magnano
Executive Vice-President: Summer Bowers
Vice President, Student & Community Concerns: Noreen Senner
Vice President, Leadership Development: Mona Sethi
Vice President, Membership: Sara Campbell
Vice President, Advocacy: Angela Ramirez Holmes
Secretary: Katie Brunner
Treasurer: Jennifer Delp
Historian: Carrie Mitooka
Auditor: Tim Cortez
Parliamentarian: Kirsten Schwartz (to be appointed by the President)

Elections for the new PTA Council officers for the 2017–2018 school year will be held at the Pleasanton PTA Council Association meeting on Thursday, April 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in the Bernal Room at the Pleasanton Unified School District office, 4665 Bernal Avenue.

Many thanks to this year's nominating committee: 
Katie Brunner, Emmeline Chen, Vicki Hubbard, Becka Schnell, and Mona Sethi.

2017 Excellence in Education Awards Program

posted Mar 18, 2017, 7:36 PM by Emmeline Chen   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

The Pleasanton PTA Council is pleased to announce the launch of the

2017 Excellence in Education Awards Program.  

To nominate an outstanding staff member in the Pleasanton Unified School District, please fill out a nomination form, and submit it along with your nomination letter to excellence@pleasantonpta.org.

Nominations are due by 4 pm on Friday, March 17.

Save the Date! 

The awards ceremony will begin at 7 pm on Monday, May 8, 
at Trinity Lutheran Church (1225 Hopyard Road).

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