Moving into the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
January 15, 2021
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
State of the District Event
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Valley View Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program Information Night
Jan. 27, 5 - 6 PM

Valley View's Dual Language Immersion Program will host an information night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners for the 2021-22 school year on January 27, 2021, 5 - 6 p.m.

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Incoming TK-K Parent Info Nights
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7-8 PM
Thursday, Feb. 10, 7-8 PM
Parents planning to enroll their child in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten (TK) are invited to attend one of our virtual parent meetings to hear about enrollment and registration procedures, Health Services, and more.

Please RSVP to the meetings and click here for more information!
American Legion 2021 Oratorical Contest - New Date!
The local American Legion Oratorical Contest has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 20.

The contest, which is open to high schoolers under age 20, allows students to develop their US Constitution knowledge and show their skills. Those who progress to state and national levels have the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of scholarship money!

For more information about the contest, please email [email protected].
Pens and Paints Foundation by Foothill High School Students
Local student-run nonprofit Pens and Paints Foundation is dedicated to bringing art and writing opportunities to students in Pleasanton. To foster the creativity of young artists this winter, they have held visual arts and writing workshops through google meets every two weeks beginning in late November 2020.

Their next three sessions will be on January 23, February 6, and February 19 (writing from 3-4 and art from 4-5). To sign up for and learn more about the workshops, use the links from the flyers.

To learn about Pens and Paints Foundation, check out their website.
Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
Helping Your Student Avoid Drugs
Setting clear boundaries and consequences for your student around substance use can help decrease the risk of them using drugs. Research shows that students are less likely to use and abuse drugs if there are clear rules and consequences for breaking these rules in their home. Students are four times more likely to get involved with drugs if they are not monitored by their parents or caregivers. Parents or caregivers can support their students in living a drug free lifestyle by having a zero tolerance policy in their home for drugs and alcohol, and following through with established consequences if this agreement is violated. To learn more, check out the Online Drug & Alcohol Series: What’s the High About developed by your School Social Workers. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers.
How Parents Can Support Teen Mental Health
KQED recently released this valuable article on how parents & caregivers can practically support their teens' mental health as we continue to trudge through this pandemic. We encourage parents to read the entirety of this article to better understand these tips provided:

1. Be aware of your own emotional health, since it will impact your student.
2. Focus on asking questions about how they are doing, rather than interrogating them on academics.
3. Recognize your student may not come to you to seek out support in a traditional way, but they are still communicating their needs to you.
4. Listen and show empathy, rather than trying to jump in and fix the problem.
5. Serve as a sturdy adult anchor to help your student build resilience.
6. Keep the big picture in mind and help your student find purpose.
7. Recognize and celebrate what is going well!
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Hart Middle School Students Place Top 3 In Constitution Poster Contest

Students at Hart Middle School won the 2020 Constitution Week Poster Contest, sponsored by the Jose Maria Amador Chapter of The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)!

The contest's first place winner is Kaushmit Bhowmik. Serena Hobbs placed second and Rohan Tyagi placed third.

This is the second time Hart Middle School participated in the poster contest. Last year they took first, second, and third place as well, moving up to win state and even national placements.

Great job, students!
First place
Kaushmit Bhowmik

Second place
Serena Hobbs

Third place
Rohan Tyagi
Community Resources
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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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Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500