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October Monthly Meeting and Educational Program
Paradise Valley Education Association (PVEA) Education - Advocacy Through Collaboration 
Who Are They and What Do They do?

Meet Leah Knaeble,President of the PV Education Association. As a local affiliate of the Arizona Education Association, the PVEA's mission is, Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education.  L eah will discuss all that the PVEA encompasses and her leadership role.  The overview of PVEA will also cover the organization's efforts to advocate for teachers and students as well as discuss collaborative efforts with the United Parent Council and other organizations in Arizona to improve public education.

*ALL UPC Monthly meeting and educational program - open to public 

The program will take place October 17, 2018 at 10:15 a.m., after the UPC Monthly Meeting at 9:00 a.m. 

UPC TIP: We'd love for everyone to attend both the general meeting and the educational programming but we understand it is a long meeting! So please come for the whole meeting or just part of the meeting- hope to see you there! 
Facebook event here! Share on social media with your community! 

Topics in Gifted Intelligence: A Psychological Perspective

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 

Dr. Beljan will present several concepts common to gifted intelligence including:
  • Common traits of gifted children 
  • What to do once your child has been identified as gifted
  • Asynchronous development and its possible origins
  • Important diagnostic concepts in gifted intelligence
In addition to basic concepts in understanding gifted and talented youth, the audience will be presented with a hypothesis to explain what may be different in a gifted child's brain that results in asynchronous development and various exceptionalities. 
About the Speaker:  Dr. Paul Beljan is a pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Beljan Psychological Services draws patients from around the United States and internationally. Dr. Beljan is an expert in evaluating and understanding gifted children and their common misdiagnoses. 
For More Information
Facebook event here! Share on social media with your community!
We will be back in December on Tuesday, the 4th with a presentation from Dr. Laura Wingers on "Mindfulness". Please mark your calendar for 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Governing Board Room. Please refer to the flier for more details.

Vote NO Vote on Prop 305
Mail in Ballots are Arriving!

As an advocacy association, UPC along with AZ PTA encourages PTAs to get involved with ballot issues pertaining to children. 
United Parent Council's goals include advocacy for PV Schools' students. UPC supports prioritizing and fully funding Arizona's public schools. 
As part of our advocacy UPC voted unanimously to oppose 305 .
To learn more about Proposition 305 go to  www.sosarizona.org.  
  • Click here to request your #NoProp305 PTA Advocacy Toolkit form Save Our Schools Arizona.
  • To request a Save Our Schools Arizona #NoProp305 guest speaker, click here.

Parent Volunteers/Chaperones Needed.  
Find out how to sign up and help your student. ALL grade level help needed.  Learn More:  PVUSD Website, Volunteer Homepage

Parent Group Leaders District Fall Leadership Training
October 29, 2018 10:30am to 12:30pm DAC East / West

Location - District Administrative Center
15002 North 32nd Street
DAC East and West Conference Room (adjacent to main lobby)

Fall Leadership Training
Parent Leadership & Restorative Practices in PV Schools
You are cordially invited to attend a fall leadership training for parent organizations that support PVSchools. We strongly encourage each President or a representative from each Parent Group Leadership attend this training. In addition, the entire board is invited and welcome to attend.

Dr. Lee and his leadership team will present and share information important to your parent organization. Participants will also enjoy a presentation, "Understanding Restorative Practices." PV leadership truly values your contributions to our schools and looks forward to strengthening our partnership.
By working together, our goal is to:
 Collaborate effectively, Establish consistency and Create partnerships

UPC Membership!

We are very excited to welcome all of our new and returning members and let you know it is not too late for schools and community members to submit their membership forms.  Please follow this link:  http://www.pvupc.org/about-upc/membership.cfm for a downloadable form, instructions, and payment link or click here:  https://goo.gl/forms/Sdv8LqZQCHhhcpcX2 for an online membership form.  If you are not sure if you've signed up and paid, or have any questions about membership, please e-mail  upcmembership@hotmail.com.

Our "Bring a Friend/Come for the First Time" Raffle continues at our meeting this Wednesday at 9:00.  Since it's officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to Starbucks!
November Monthly Meeting and Educational Program
November Educational Programming - School Resource Officers Keeping Our Children Safe Each Day

Join us for our November Program on the 14th at   10:15 a.m. in the District Administrative Office for a presentation discussing the role of School Resource Officers. SROs are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.  Hear from SROs assigned in Paradise Valley District who work hard to keep our kids safe everyday.  They  will address a variety of issues including :  the role of SROs,  reporting lines of SROs, SRO school placement, funding of SROs,  and changes that may be on the horizon SROs.
Educational programing will take place November 14, 2018 at 10:15 a.m., after the UPC Monthly Meeting at 9:00 a.m. 
Check out UPC Facebook for the event post coming soon! 

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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