Moving Forward, Together
PUSD E-Connection
May 28, 2021
PUSD's E-Connect will be going on summer break until the 2021-22 school year begins. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back full-time, five-days a week, for in-person instruction in August!

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Celebrating our pUSd Community
Harvest Park Drama Presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Harvest Park's Drama Program presented its musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"! Students recorded their singing at home and lip synced during the filming while wearing clear masks.

"I know the kids had fun being with each other and getting those irreplaceable cast memories!" Harvest Park Theater Teacher Leanne Bean said.

Donations to Harvest Park's Drama Program can be made here.

Watch the Blockhead Cast and Enigma Cast performances!
PUSD 8th Graders Celebrate Their Promotion!

Students from Hart, Harvest Park and Pleasanton Middle celebrated their promotions this week!

Congratulations on your accomplishments and welcome to high school!
Hart Middle School Promotion
Harvest Park Middle School Promotion
Pleasanton Middle School Promotion
Hart Choir Students Perform "Best Day of My Life"

Students in Hart Middle School's Choir Program created a music video of themselves singing American Author's "Best Day of My Life"!

Students attending choir in-person recorded together in the classroom, while remote students recorded their audio via Soundtrap. Besides singing, the students laid down tracks for piano, bass, ukulele, and guitar for the accompaniment.

Watch the music video here!
PUSD Students Win Writing Awards!

7 students from Foothill and Amador Valley won awards at the 10th Annual California Writers Club - Tri-Valley Branch High School Writing Contest!

At the awards ceremony, which was hosted on Zoom, students listened to a presentation by author Penny Warner. Winners of the contest were then announced and given the opportunity to read their work!
The winning students are:
  • Emma Ka, Sophomore - 1st Place in the Short Story category for "Floating Candles."
  • Aiden Rim, Sophomore - Honorable Mention in the Short Story category for "My Promise."
  • Brenna McCord, Senior - Honorable Mention in the Short Story category for "The Colors of Death."

  • Claire McNerney, Senior - 1st Place in the Poetry category for "possum poem"
  • Amala Rao, senior - 2nd Place in the Poetry category for "But for One Small Difference"
  • Jessica Bakar, sophomore, 3rd Place in the Literary Nonfiction category for "Scar Story: Revisited"
  • Michelle Liu, sophomore - Honorable Mention in the Literary Nonfiction category for "Moving On: Closure"

Congratulations, writers!
Foothill Seniors Win Scholarships and Awards!

Congratulations to our Foothill High School Seniors who received a variety of scholarships and recognitions!

See the full list of recipients here!
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Daily Health Screener

We really appreciate everyone doing their part to fulfill the health and safety requirements for entering PUSD campuses this past school year. 

The daily health screener emails for PUSD staff and students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year will continue to be delivered on weekdays throughout the summer. While we recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some, it is important for us to remain vigilant and maintain a safe environment on our campuses. Due to the many camps and learning opportunities being offered, we will have quite a few staff members and students on our campuses during the summer. Graduating seniors will receive the health screener emails only through Friday, June 4th. 

Thank you, staff and parents/guardians, for taking time to fill out the daily health screener on days that you or your student will be on a PUSD campus for any length of time. 
Alameda County Vaccine Clinics
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Preventing the "Summer Slide"

A common occurrence in the brains of many students over the summer break is fondly referred to as “summer slide”. This happens when students are not actively learning and start to lose a good bit of what they have absorbed during the school year, leaving them to play catch up when they return in the fall. Parents or caregivers can help prevent this by encouraging their students to engage in free activities in the community, and by incorporating reading into the summer vacation. This can be done by packing books when you go on trips, having weekly adventures to the library, or turning reading into a friendly family competition.

Parent & Guardian Education and Resources
Click here to see a calendar of free upcoming Parent Education trainings & events!
New Event:
May 29, 2021 9AM to 12PM Mental Health Town Hall: Understanding and Demystifying Mental Health in the Black Community: Strategies for Accessing and Navigating the System See Flyer for details and registration link.
Community Resources
Click the images and links below for more information on resources and opportunities from our community partners
Community Service Opportunities for PUSD Students

PUSD students looking for community service opportunities can find links to organizations where they can make a difference at
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Have a great summer!
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500