UPC brings parents from across the district together to enhance the PVSchools experience! 

*UPC is independent from PVUSD and information posted in this newsletter does not represent the views of the Paradise Valley Unified School District.*
August Monthly Meeting
Please join us for the first UPC meeting of the 2021-2022 school year! We will discuss UPC's budget, membership and upcoming events and programs. Our first program of the year will be the annual "Opening Bell" presentation by Dr. Troy Bales, Superintendent of PVSchools. Dr. Bales will provide updates and let us know what to expect this year.

If you have questions for Dr. Bales, please submit them in advance using this Google Form.
Please submit your questions by Tuesday, August 17th at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
9:00am UPC General Meeting
9:45am "The Opening Bell" Presentation

Please register in advance HERE to receive the Zoom link.

View the UPC Facebook Event HERE and click "Going"
Meeting Agenda
View the May 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes
View the Proposed UPC Budget HERE
HAPPY new school year to our returning UPC Representatives, Alternates and General Members - AND we would like to extend a very warm welcome to any NEW UPC Representatives, Alternates, and General Members joining the UPC organization this school year. We often get asked, “how can I become part of UPC?” So, as the new school year kicks off, we wanted to share a reminder about what UPC does and how YOU can be part of it. UPC Representatives are selected at the school site, typically through the respective Parent Group (if such a group exists). Parent Groups should consult respective bylaws to determine UPC Representative selection protocol. UPC Representation may also be selected by school site leadership (e.g., Principal). Keep in mind, you do not need to be a UPC Rep/Member to attend our monthly UPC General Meetings - these meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to join us. Use the link below to learn more…

In an effort to streamline a safe and easy membership registration process, please use the online 2021-22 UPC Membership Registration Form to complete your annual registration. ALL UPC Representatives/Alternates/General Members must complete a new membership form each school year. And to make it super duper easy, we are providing an invoice option to pay your Annual Membership Dues. Just select BILL ME as your payment option and a PayPal invoice will be sent directly to your school's parent group leadership (as applicable). General Members can select this payment option too!

We kindly request Membership Registration and Annual Dues payment be submitted by September 30th. Thank you!

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership, Rachel Williams, at membership@pvupc.org.

Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for the Fall 2021 Virtual UPC School Vendor Showcase! Hear from vendors about how they can support your school community with fundraisers, events, and programs for your students. As we get closer to the event, you can find updated information HERE.

Interested in being a vendor? Please email Raquel Kimball at Showcase@pvupc.org.
The next UPC General Meeting will be Wednesday, September 22nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held virtually over zoom. All are welcome to attend!
New on UPC's YouTube Channel!
How in the World Will My Student
(Or I) Be Ready for Middle School or High School?
You can watch this presentation HERE!
PVSchools' IT Department: A Year in Review and a Preview of What's to Come
You can watch the presentation HERE!
Cognitive Diversity and Gifted Education: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child with a Uniquely Wired Brain
You can watch this presentation HERE!
Teen Suicide and Depression Prevention Workshop by Teen Lifeline

If you missed this important presentation, you can watch the recording HERE. .

View the Teen Lifeline Resources List HERE
View the presentation slides HERE
Career and Technical Education
(CTE) Programs
PVSchools offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Education different programs at all five high schools. You can view a list of CTE Programs available at each school HERE. This presentation includes videos of many of the CTE programs and would be great to watch with your student!
Watch the recording HERE.
Positive Behavior Support
Jon Bowen, PVUSD District SEL Specialist, and Erin Smith, PV Special Education Department, will discuss Positive Behavior strategies at home and school. Families will receive easy to implement strategies to use at home, as well as, learn what strategies are used in PVSchools
Watch the recording HERE.

The Gifted Committee and PVSchools' Gifted Education Department have been working together to bring parents information about the variety of gifted programs available in the district.
You can watch videos of all the recent presentations on UPC's YouTube Channel:

CREST Program, click HERE!
Digital Learning Center (DLC at Sunrise Middle School), click HERE!
Journey at Mountain Trail Middle School, click HERE!
North Valley Arts Academy (NVAA), click HERE!
Early Childhood Programs, click HERE!

Learn more about the many Gifted Programs available in PVSchools HERE! .
PVSchools Resources for Families:

HERE is the District's COVID-19 Information Page

HERE is the District's FAQ Page regrading the Reopening of PVSchools

HERE is UPC's List of Health and Wellness Resources 

View the District's list of Resources for FamiliesEnglish and Español
Your participation is vital to the success of UPC and to supporting our students and PVSchools. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email President@pvupc.org. 

With gratitude for all you do,
Kea Carota & the UPC Exec Team 
President 2021/2022
PV United Parent Council 
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