Moving into the 2020-21 School Year Together
PUSD E-Connection
December 11, 2020
Updates, Resources & Quicklinks
Reset, Recharge and Reconnect Parent Workshop with PUSD Student Support Specialist Monica Wharton
Monday, December 14, 5 p.m. l
This virtual workshop will look at ways to understand and address the various dimensions of Wellness, and identify specific ways to add to our repertoire of self-care habits.

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Annual Organization/Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 15
Organizational Meeting: 5 PM
Regular Board Meeting: 7 PM
Tune in on Tuesday, December 15th at 5 p.m. for our annual Organizational Meeting when we'll swear in our newly elected Trustees Kelly Mokashi and Mary Jo Carreon and appoint a new Board President and Vice President.

At 7 p.m. we will resume with our final regular board meeting of 2020 to discuss our school reopening plan and more.

This meeting will be streamed online, but not televised due to scheduling conflicts.

View the agenda at and stream the meeting at
Winter Break Meal Pick Up
PUSD meal service locations will be closed for the winter break BUT we will be offering a meal pick-up on Monday, December 21st at Amador Valley HS from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Families can receive 2-weeks worth of meals including Fresh Food Boxes, whole pizzas, milk by the gallon, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
If you are interested in participating, please pre-register.
Valley View Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program Information Night
January 27, 5 - 6 p.m.
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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High School Seniors: Apply for a $1000 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship
The Community of Character Collaborative invites all High School seniors in Pleasanton to apply for the annual Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship. Long time school board member, trustee and president of the Pleasanton Unified School District, Juanita Haugen inspired the Pleasanton Community of Character initiative. In her honor, annual $1,000 scholarships will recognize students who have a strong record of civic engagement and have demonstrated exceptional character by role modeling the traits of Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Self-Discipline.

An award will be presented to a student in each of Pleasanton’s three high schools. Applications are being taken for Foothill and Amador Valley students, Village will be presented at a later date.

Parenting Tips from your School Social Worker Team
The physiological benefits of connecting with your child(ren)
Touch is an important part of your student feeling connected to you. Touch is the first of their senses to develop and research shows that it helps build interpersonal bonds and improves brain chemistry. Many studies have shown the positive effects that affection provides for children as they are growing up. Hugs specifically, can be a great parent or caregiver tool. When a person is hugged, it stimulates pressure receptors under the skin, and therefore sends a message to the vagus nerve in your brain. This nerve instructs the heart rate and blood pressure to slow down, putting your student in a more relaxed state. Parents or caregivers can support their students by showing appropriate affection. Brought to you by your PBIS School Social Workers.
Celebrating our pUSd Community
Lydiksen Elementary's new play structure takes shape
Thanks to Principal Berg for sharing these exciting photos of construction progress for the Measure I1 Lydiksen Elementary rebuild and modernization. Check out photos of the new play structure coming together.
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
Pleasanton Unified
School District
4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-5500