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SAVE THE DATE! Parent Education Event: Parenting Our Tech Savvy Kids! (12/8)

Rancho Romero PTA is proud to host an important parent education night on December 8th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm regarding our children's technology use.  Marlene Mahurin of Cyberstrong Kids will present valuable information on how to support our kids in this ever changing world of technology. Learn the 5 ways to protect and empower them to use technology safely. This is a parent-only event.





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.

Bullet Point Tips on How To Help Your Child Succeed!

Bullet Point Tips on How To Help Your Child Succeed!

Heidi Kenniston-Lee

VP of Parent and Community Concerns


If you’re like me, you appreciate bullet points--those little nuggets of information and/or advice that we actually have a shot at understanding and using in a meaningful way.  The California Parent Teacher Association (CAPTA) has published a number of bulleted “Tips for Parents” that, among other things, outline how we can help our children succeed.  Below is a sampling of CAPTA’s 100 easy ways to make a difference in your child’s education.  Click here for a complete list of tips, available in multiple languages, on the CAPTA website.

  • Communicating

    • Tip #5 - Share expectations and set goals together for your child.

    • Tip #10 - Participate in informal opportunities to talk with & get to know school staff & educators.

  • Parenting

    • Tip #21 - Meet your child’s friends and get to know their parents.

    • Tip #26 - Attend workshops or seminars on various parenting topics.

  • Student Learning

    • Tip #35 - Discuss your child’s school day and homework daily.

    • Tip #49 - Participate in activities that help you understand school technology.

  • Volunteering

    • Tip #56 - Assist your child’s teacher in the classroom or on field trips when you are able.

    • Tip #67 - Respond to school surveys/questionnaires on how effective volunteer programs are.

  • School Decision-Making and Advocacy

    • Tip #70 - Learn of school and district policies and practices that affect children.

    • Tip #79 - Attend PTA, school board, and/or town meetings and speak to issues of concern.

  • Collaborating with Community

    • Tip #87 - Find out information on community resources and organizations and use them.

    • Tip #99 - Encourage and help facilitate your child’s participation in community service.


Upcoming Parent Education Events:

  • 11/19 -    Eye Health & Vision Care Presentation (6:15pm at Twin Creeks Elementary MPR)

Discussion includes the rise of digital device use as it relates to eye health, the connection between vision and learning, the impact of myopia and guidelines for promoting eye/vision well-being. RSVP encouraged but not required (children and their books welcome!).

  • 12/8 -    Parenting Our Tech Savvy Kids! (7pm at Rancho Romero Elementary)

Learn the 5 ways to protect, empower and support kids in using technology safely. This is a parent-only event.





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)