PPIE Run for Education will take place this Sunday and we hope to see all of you there. Join us at the fairgrounds to run, volunteer and cheer on participants. If you still need to register, go to ppierun.com and sign up. There is still time.
In addition, at packet pick-up (hosted by Club Sport Pleasanton on Friday from 3-8 and Saturday from 12-3) you can purchase raffle tickets to see The Voice (date TBD). Entries are a $5 donation per raffle. The winning ticket will be drawn at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Entrants do not need to be present to win.
Several activities accompany this special time of year. This letter outlines the Promotion Dance, Promotion, and End of Year Class Field Trip to Six Flags. We are sure your student(s) will want to participate in the fun.
The Dance will be held in the MPR and quad here at HPMS. This is a fun evening planned for and executed by HPMS parents under the direction of the school administration. Food, games, music, and lots of activities will be provided.
The final middle school field trip is to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This is a fun all-day event to close out middle school for 8th graders on their way to high school next year. Students typically wear a commemorative 8th Grade T-Shirt. Transportation is via bus.
Our Promotion Celebration is the school sponsored event for every promoting 8th grader and will be held in our gym. Practice for the celebration will take place in the morning. Open seating will be available for family and invited guests. Due to limited seating in the gym, we request that you please limit the number of guests attending to four. If you require special seating, please contact Laurie Walker for assistance. Students will receive their promotion certificates at the end of the day on Friday, June 2nd.
Please see the reverse for information on appropriate attire for these wonderful events. Students who have not maintained appropriate standards of behavior between now and the end of the year may lose the privilege of attending these events.
To best plan and set budgets for these events we are requesting reservations and payments be made by Tuesday, April 25th . Activity sign ups and t-shirt size selection must be made online on Future Fund. You can either pay online with a credit card or bring a check in to the front office. If we do not raise enough money, we may need to cancel the trip.
*There are fees for these activities, permissible under California Education Code. No student will be excluded from these activities for nonpayment of the fee.
Below are the price breakdowns for the activities:
The last day for Ace Computer Club is Monday April 24. It will be a fun afternoon of games and treats.
Amador Valley High School PTSA invites the incoming 9th grade parents to a Principal's Dessert Reception on May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the AVHS Library.
The April 19th Breakfast with an Expert presentation needs to be rescheduled. More details will follow regarding our speaker and the date for the next presentation. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you or someone you know would like to share their career journey or talent with our students, please contact Lynn Gatehouse at email@example.com
PPIE typically has two fundraising campaigns each year - the main campaign in August during school registration and a smaller campaign in April. This year, our Spring Push is more focused and will ensure that parent donations go back to school sites to provide additional staffing hours (our goal is 2 extra hours of either library assistant or site tech specialist) at all our elementary and middle schools. Our hope is that if we can get 35 families per school to donate at least $100 (when combined with existing funds and funds from our Run for Education), we'll be able to fund the additional staffing hours that our schools really need.
Online registration for enGAGE! Summer Enrichment Camp 2017 opens March at www.engagethegifted.org
Spaces are filling quickly in enGAGE! Summer Enrichment Camp, which will again offer two two-week sessions of engaging learning opportunities for students entering graded 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. In addition to many popular courses including American Sign Language (ASL), Argumentative Writing and Debate, Brain Fitness Through Art, Creative Problem Solving, Creative Writing and Reading, Computer Animation and Coding courses, Electronics Lab, LEGO EV3 Robotics and Music Production, we are pleased to announce some new courses for 2017: Project Citizen/Model United Nations, Enchanted Monsters and Mythical Beasts (creative writing for incoming 4th & 5th graders) and Writing for Research and Presentations for incoming 6th - 8th graders. Our faculty includes teachers from Pleasanton Unified, San Ramon Valley Unified, Las Positas College and professional experts. Students do not need to be identified as gifted and talented by a school district to participate in our program.
Also, we will again partner with Paul Perazzo's Tri-Valley Summer Music Camp, which includes Band, String Orchestra, Percussion and Jazz camps for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Our schedule for 2017 is as follows:
enGAGE! Session 1: June 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22 (Mondays - Thursdays)
enGAGE! Session 2: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (Monday - Friday) and July 5, 6, & 7 (Wednesday - Friday)
Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Tri-Valley Summer Music Camp: July 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 (Monday - Friday)
Hours: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon for Band and String Orchestra morning options
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm for Jazz Band/Jazz Band Percussion afternoon option
8:30 am - 3:00 pm for Band or String AND Jazz Band/Jazz Band Percussion (full day option)
Location for both enGAGE! sessions and Tri-Valley Music Camp:
Harvest Park Middle School
4900 Valley Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
We look forward to an enGAGE-ing summer and hope that your child will be a part of it!