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Parent & Community Concerns

Parent Education is Powerful!

The goal of the SRVCPTA Parent & Community Concerns Committee is to support parents, guardians and family caregivers by strengthening and teaching parenting skills and encouraging involvement in schools and at home; supporting the understanding of childhood development stages; providing resource materials; and networking with agencies and groups focusing on parent involvement.  To that end, most of our PTA and PTSA units (schools) have Parent & Community Services Representatives who organize parent education events.  Some of these parent education events are targeted for a specific school while others are open to the entire district.

In essence, we provide parent education that strives to help our children, families and community thrive!  You can be an essential part of that process by sharing parent education ideas and/or attending parent education events which are advertised on school websites, in school newsletters and on Peach Jar fliers.

"Beyond Measure" Movie Presented by San Ramon Valley High School

San Ramon Valley High School will show the movie "Beyond Measure: What Counts Can't Be Counted", the follow-up to "Race to Nowhere".  This new movie by Director Vicki Abeles shows what's possible in education when we trust in the ingenuity of students, parents, and teachers.  Communities transform education by putting research and proven, innovative models into practice.  The movie spotlights schools that are breaking away from our outmoded, test-driven education culture and pioneering a new vision for our classrooms.
"Beyond Measure" will be show on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at San Ramon Valley High School:  The Commons.  General Admission is $15.00.  Tickets can be ordered on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-measure-presented-by-san-ramon-valley-high-school-tickets-18546192160.  For more information, email info@reellinkfilms.com or call (925) 310-4242.

Have a Parent Education Topic and/or Speaker Idea?

If you have an idea for a parent education topic and/or speaker, please share it with your PTA/PTSA Parent & Community Concerns Representative for consideration.  You can often find their name and contact information on your PTA/PTSA website.  You are also welcome to share any ideas with the SRVCPTA VP of Parent & Community Concerns, Heidi Kenniston-Lee, at heidi.k.lee@sbcglobal.net.

SRVCPTA PCC Newsletter Articles - SEPTEMBER

By: Heidi Kenniston-Lee 
Vice President Parenting & Community Concerns
Keep Your Child Safe!
According to Up and Away, an initiative of PROTECT in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Approximately 60,000 young children are brought to the emergency room each year because they got into medicines that were left within reach."
Below are some tips from Up and Away and the CDC for storing medicines in your home safely.  See more at http://UpandAway.org.
1.     Pick a place your child cannot reach.
2.     Put medicines up and away after each use.
3.     Make sure the safety cap is locked.
4.     Teach your children about medicine safety.
5.     Tell guests about medicine safety.
6.     Be prepared in case of emergency. *
*When accidents happen or if you have any questions, these organizations remind us to call the Poison Help number at 1-800-222-1222. Program the number into your home and cell phones so you have it when you need it.
If you have an idea for a parent education topic, please share it with your school's PTA Parent & Community Concerns Representative or Heidi Kenniston-Lee, VP of Parent & Community Concerns. It's all part of the powerful partnership that is PTA!


Parenting Conference Set for February 27th, 2016 at Cal High!

SAVE THE DATE for one of the most powerful parent education events of the year, the SRVCPTA Parenting Conference, set for Saturday, February 27th, at Cal High!

2015-2016 Committee Meetings

All meetings to be held at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board Room located at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 (10am)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (9:15am) - (Joint meeting of the Parent & Community Concerns, Special Needs, Inclusion & Diversity and Legislative Committees)

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (10am)

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (10am)

Thursday, February 4, 2016 (10 am)

Thursday, March 3, 2016 (10am)

Thursday, April 31, 2016 (10am)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (10am)