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The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Annual Parenting Conference, Parenting 2016 & Beyond, will take place February 27 at Cal High. Registration is now open!  Take advantage of our early registration and save $10! Sign up by February 12, 2016 and pay only $35 to receive all the benefits of the conference. More more information and the link to register, visit our Parenting 2016 & Beyond Conference page.


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Saturday, February 27, 2016

California High School

8:00am - 2:30pm



Free Viewing of Film Clip "Hooked" - 3/8/16

In partnership with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and the San Ramon Valley MEDS Coalition, the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs is co-sponsoring a free showing of “Hooked”, a film clip which highlights the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Just one element of Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month in March, this event will take place on Tuesday, March 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center.  Click here for more information about this event and about Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month.

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.

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 vpparenteducation@srvcouncilpta.org.

Community Service and Our Kids

Community Service and Our Kids

Heidi Kenniston-Lee, VP Parent & Community Concerns


In a day and age when our children clamor for community service hours to meet club requirements and impress colleges, it's important to help our young people also focus on the true spirit of helping those in need. Gaby Ghorbani, Founder/Director of Pledge to Humanity, and April George and Kerry Maunus, Creators of Turkey on the Table, suggest the following ways you can instill the genuine spirit of service and giving in your children.

  • Foster a genuine desire in your child to be aware of and to serve those in need by encouraging service motivated by kindness, compassion, respect and civic duty.

  • Make community service a part of your family conversation.

  • Cultivate a lifestyle of community service as a family by modeling giving behavior at home.

  • Empower your child to volunteer when they see a need.

  • Help your child discover where they'd like to focus their community service efforts by allowing them to experience different volunteer opportunities.

In the words of Gaby Ghorbani, "Out of all the things we do for our children on a daily basis, encouraging, teaching them about the gift of giving is probably one of the most important things of all."



Below are upcoming parent education events where you can get equally valuable information on additional topics important to our children and families.


(1/19) Parent Education Event: Cybersense: Think Before You Click!

You are invited to attend an adults-only parent education night hosted by Diablo Vista Middle School PTSA with James Munton, author of Cybersense: The 7 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online on Tuesday, January 19th, from 7-8pm at the DVMS MPR. Discussion topics will include:  cyberbullying, identity theft, the sharing of inappropriate photos and messages, online predators and keeping passwords private.  CLICK HERE to register for this event.  For questions, please contact Jennifer Neumer atjneumer@yahoo.com.


(1/20) Parent Education Event: How to Become Closer with Your Child: 7 Parenting Actions and Why Parents May Not Be Doing Them

Montair PTA is hosting an important parent education event featuring Sean Donohue of Teen Esteem on Wednesday, January 20th, from 9-10am in the Montair MPR. Topics will include helping your child find balance and confidence under today's pressures and learning to communicate more effectively with your children. CLICK HERE for more information and use the flyer link to register.





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 31, 2016 (10am)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (10am)