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March Monthly Meeting and Educational Program

March Educational Programming: Public Schools: The Facts with Dr. David C. Berliner 
The program will take place March 13, 2019 at 10:15 a.m., 
after the UPC Monthly Meeting at 9:00 a.m. 

If you can't make it to the educational programming please join remotely via web or phone click  here for details! 

Please join us as the United Parent Council welcomes back one of its favorite guests, Dr. David C. Berliner. He will engage the audience with personal stories as well as compelling research dispelling the many myths and lies that exist regarding public education here in Arizona and in the nation as a whole. He will touch on the impact of standardized testing, how out of school factors affect in school performance, school rating systems, charter schools and school vouchers. Dr. Berliner's focus has always been on "what is best for children" and how we can address those powerful out of school factors that limit student outcomes. Don't miss this amazing presentation by a man who is not afraid to speak the truth about public education in America!

Meet and Greet: 8:45 a.m.
UPC General Meeting 9:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m. Educational Program
Location:  PVUSD Administrative Center East/West Conference Room 15002 N. 32nd   Street,  Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation nomination is open!

Get your nominations in! 
Accepting nominations through March 13, 2019! 

English Submission Form
Spanish Submission Form
Learn more here!


We look forward to seeing parent groups leaders later today!
This event is open to Parent Group Leaders (Incoming and Outcoming leadership), Presidents, Treasurers, Fundraisers, UPC Reps, Booster Clubs, School Admin, High School Booster Club Leaders.

This year's LINC (Leadership, Ideas, Networking, Community) event will take place at Explorer Middle School, Monday March 11 from 6-8PM. 
Thank you to every one who signed up to represent your school!

They Say My  Child's Gifted...Now  What?
Exploring the Various Gifted Offerings
With Dr. Dina Brulles
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
District Administrative Center - Governing Board Room

Join Gifted Ed. Director, Dr. Brulles, as she provides an overview of the continuum of gifted services available in PV Schools from preschool through high school, and discusses the differences between public, charter and private school offerings for gifted students. Parents will gain insights into various program models to determine which ser- vices best fit their  children's  distinctive needs. Dr. Brulles will also discuss how the various programs support the social/emotional and academic needs of gifted learners.

Location :
District Administrative Center - Governing Board Room
15002 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85032

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April Monthly Meeting & Educational Program - details coming soon! 
April Educational Programming
The program will take place April 17, 2019 at 10:15 a.m., 
after the UPC Monthly Meeting at 9:00 a.m. 

United Parent Council's Geri L. Morgan Volunteer Award  honors the strong example of service shown in life by late UPC member Geri Morgan. 

Nom inations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, March 13th  through Wednesday, April 15th
In her memory, UPC annually recognizes a volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to a school community. 
The winner will be honored at the  May 16th  Governing Board meeting and will designate a school group or organization of their choice to receive a $100.00 donation from UPC.

Form Link 
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Arizona's Legislative Session is in Full Swing!
United Parent Council encourages all citizens to become better informed about issues that impact the quality of education for our children and to exercise their right to vote.  
The Community Legislative Network, or CLN, is a grassroots effort to advocate for public policy that will benefit Paradise Valley Unified School District. During the legislative session (January - May), CLN tracks legislation and meets with state legislators to inform and educate them about the district's positions. 

CLN utilizes an e-mail network to send legislative updates to individual stakeholders with the goal of activating them to communicate with their legislation. 
Sign up by emailing subscribeCLN@gmail.com.

Request to Speak is an online system that allows you to click THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN to let legislators know how you feel about any bill that's currently being considered in the Arizona from your home! CLN can help you get registered on Request to Speak if you fill out a proxy form here.

Your participation is vital to the success of UPC and to supporting our students and PVSchools. Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me at upcmail@hotmail.com.


Melissa K. Schwartz
PV United Parent Council
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