Community Education

The Pleasanton PTA Council partners with the City of Pleasanton, PTown Life, and the Pleasanton Unified School District, to provide community education classes. 

More information is available at the Pleasanton Unified School District's website for Adult and Career Education.

Overloaded and Underprepared

Did you miss the 2nd Annual Parenting Forum on Feb. 3?

Overloaded and Underprepared

Presenter: Denise Pope, Ph.D., 
Challenge Success Cofounder
Stanford University Senior Lecturer
Author of "Doing School" and coauthor of "Overloaded and Underprepared" 

Sponsored by the Pleasanton PTA Council, the City of Pleasanton, 
and the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation

Informational videos on "The Well Balanced Student" are now available to PUSD families for a limited time.  

Challenge Success has graciously made two informational videos available to our families for free through February 18, 2018:   

  • The Well-Balanced Student (K–8)
  • The Well Balanced Student (High School, optional Mandarin subtitles)
The videos will be available to view at through Sunday, Feb. 18 for free using the promo code "Pleasanton." After registering for a free Vimeo on-demand account, select the desired video, click rent, and enter the promo code.

Discover a healthier way to support your child through the college admissions process, and learn how you can best support mentally and physically healthy kids who are engaged in learning and have strong connections with their friends, families, and communities. Breakout sessions to follow keynote presentation.

How to Raise an Adult
On February 4, 2017, Julie Lythcott-Haims provided the keynote address at a parenting event sponsored by the Pleasanton PTA Council, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education, and Friends of Pleasanton Library. 

This special event was for parents trying to find the trying to find the right balance on how to raise children in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.  

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the former Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University and author of the New York Times best-seller, How to Raise An AdultThe taped keynote address is below.

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