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.*
October Monthly Meeting
Please join us for our October UPC meeting. We will discuss UPC's budget, membership and upcoming events and programs. Our 9:45am program is- "Keeping Your Kids Safe at School" Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, Directory of Student Services- Secondary, will provide an overview of district policies and procedures that are designed to keep all students safe at school.

If you have questions for Dr. Bales, please submit them in advance using this Google Form. Please submit your questions by Tuesday, October 19th at
12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00am UPC General Meeting and a brief Q&A with Dr. Bales
9:45am Program: "Keeping Your Kids Safe at School"

Please register in advance HERE to receive the Zoom link.

View the UPC Facebook Event HERE and click "Going"
Meeting Agenda
View the September 22, 2021 Meeting Minutes
View the UPC Budget HERE
We had a wonderful NEW Representative/Alternate Welcome Event last week! It was a great opportunity for our newest UPC members to connect with both UPC and PVUSD leadership as well as with other UPC representatives and alternates. Thank you for taking the time to attend the event to learn more about your important role with UPC. We are so excited to welcome all of our 23 NEW UPC representatives/alternates representing 19 different schools!

It’s not too late to submit your membership registration for the 2021-22 school year! Please visit 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 are happy to have 28 schools registered and represented this school year!! 

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership, Rachel Williams, at membership@pvupc.org.
Please join the UPC Gifted Committee for their presentation on "Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social & Emotional Development"
We welcome back Drs. Jean Peterson and Dan Peters to share their insights on Bright and Complex Kids! Both of these speakers shared individual presentations last year on ways parents could support their gifted students and their social and emotional well-being. Dr. Dan speaks regularly at state and national conferences on a variety of topics including parenting, gifted and twice-exceptionality, anxiety, and dyslexia. Dr Jean's most recent books are Bright, Complex Kids, Counseling Gifted Students, and Get Gifted Students Talking.
Thursday, November 18th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information and the link to the virtual meeting click HERE
Visit the UPC Facebook Even HERE
Cleaning out your closets?
Your unwanted items can be used to support Campo Bello Elementary School.
Eagle's Nest Thrift Shop
Open each Friday (that school is open)
Donations of new or gently used clothing, shoes or household items items are much appreciated. Donations are accepted whenever the school is open. They have great prices and all proceeds go to support the school!
The next UPC General Meeting will be Wednesday, November 17th 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!
Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners at Home
If you missed the latest presentation from the UPC Gifted Committee, you can watch this presentation HERE!
Hot Topics in School Funding for PVSchools
If you missed last month's UPC presentation, you can watch it HERE!
What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why is it Critical for Student Success?
You can watch this presentation HERE!
Overview of Special Education and 504 Services

If you missed this presentation from the UPC Special Education Committee, you can watch the recording HERE. .

A PV Parent's Guide to Education Advocacy

Watch the recording HERE.
Benefits of Second Language Immersion Programs

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 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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