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4/15: DESEF Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm (Google Meet)
4/15-4/16: Student Materials Distribution (Pre-K, TK, and Kinder Only)-Self Serve, 3:00-6:00pm
4/19: Gianni's Take Out Event 4:30-8:00pm
4/29: Common Ground Meeting, 9:00-10:00pm (Zoom)
4/29-4/30: Student Materials Distribution (Remote Classes) -Self Serve, 3:00-6:00pm
4/30: PTA Meeting, 9:00-10:30pm (Zoom)
5/5: Virtual Book Club 4:00-4:45pm (Zoom)
Tips for Change Take Out Event at Gianni’s Bistro!
Preorder is REQUIRED

Benefitting Walt Disney Elementary School Education Foundation on Monday, April 19th! Pick-up and delivery available between 4:30pm-8:00pm. Be on the lookout, as there will be special waiters handing out the food.

PREORDER BY SUNDAY APRIL 18th AT 6PM IS REQUIRED!

To place your order, go to www.giannissanramon.com or call 925-820-6969. For online orders, click the "order online" button, then click on delivery or pickup (please note delivery is limited but can be made available). Be sure to click on the appropriate date then choose your items and your desired time. Wine and cocktails are available for take out.

As always, all tips and 10% of sales go to support the organization. 
2065 SAN RAMON VALLEY BLVD.SAN RAMON, CA. 94583 

Questions? Contact Kristina d'Azevedo, DESEF Dine Out Chair.
Yearbook Reminder!
Custom Pages Due Next Week!

Disney Parents this is a friendly reminder that your custom pages for the 2020/2021 Yearbook are due by next Friday, April 23rd. Please make sure you finish and submit your customizations by then.

Questions? Contact Dushyant Jotwani, PTA Yearbook Chair
SRVEF Matching Funds!
This school year, the Disney Elementary School Education Foundation (DESEF) has already received more than $22,000+ in corporate matching funds. With your support, we hope to exceed our best previous annual fundraising efforts.
Did you know your DESEF Online Auction purchases may be eligible for corporate matching to the extent they exceed the fair market value (FMV)? To determine the eligible amount, refer to your ReadySetAuction receipt email or contact Elise August.
 
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) has a database of some companies that provide matching funds: SRVEF Matching Funds
 
DESEF is a 501(c)(3) and is the primary fundraising organization at Walt Disney Elementary School (Tax ID# 20-3046825).
 
For more information, please visit wdparents.com/desef

Thank you again for helping us provide the best possible learning experience for the students of Walt Disney!  

Questions? Contact Karyn Henderson, DESEF Matching Funds Chair.
Thank You for Supporting the Online Auction!
Thank you, Walt Disney Friends and Families, for your support of our 2021 Online Auction. We exceeded expectations and raised over $20,000 for our school. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated. Your support makes a tremendous difference to our school. 

Please contact Elise August at DESEFAuction@gmail.com if you need to arrange a pickup for auction items.

Marquee weeks are still available and you can still buy into auction and teacher time parties at https://events.readysetauction.com/disneyelementaryschooleducationf/2021
Family Engagement - Fun & Games, Technology Edition
SRV Council of PTAS Presents Family Fun

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAS is pleased to present a virtual Family Engagement opportunity featuring speakers from C.O.P.E. on Saturday, April 24 at 10:30am. The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of video games for children.

Students, family members and educators are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. There will be breakout groups for students, parents and educators to discuss topics and share their perspectives and experiences with others.

Video games have their positive attributes, but for many parents, it's a struggle addressing screen-time, safety, potential dependency, violence, etc. And the concerns have become more complicated with remote school.

Whatever the family "rules" or norms were pre-pandemic, kids are spending more time gaming, which for many has been a primary form of entertainment, stimulation and social interaction during shelter-in-place.

Join us to Discuss:
  • The pros and cons of video gaming;
  • How gaming provides safe social interaction during Covid;
  • Dependency/addiction to gaming;
  • Gender norms of video games;
  • Sleep hygiene/how gaming can interrupt sleep patterns;
  • Effects on youth from violent video games; and Screen fatigue.
Learn More and Register Here: www.srvcouncilpta.org
SRVUSD HS IDC - Stories Build Bridges #3 - Jasmine A Jones
Guest Speaker Jasmine A. Jones

The SRVUSD High School Inclusion & Diversity Committees are pleased to present the third installment of the Spring Speaker Series, "Stories Build Bridges" featuring Jasmine A. Jones, on Tuesday April 27 at 6:30pm. 

With over a decade of experience as a political operative and civil engagement advocate, Jones will share her various leadership roles and her passion for diversity and inclusion. She has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times & Wall Street Journal, and most recently, was the national Rock the Vote Organizing Director for the 2020 election.

Advanced registration is required for this FREE Zoom event. Learn more and register at www.tinyurl.com/ptsastories21
Advocacy Day for Education 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency 
Save the Date: April 29th & 30th

Please join the San Ramon Valley Council, Pleasanton Council and Las Trampas Council for Advocacy Day 2021: Moving Forward with Resiliency. The first Advocacy Day took place in 1980, prompted by the passage of Proposition 13 and its anticipated negative impact on education. Today, Advocacy Day serves as a vehicle to both influence our legislators and inform our PTA volunteers and community members. Four decades of advocacy have focused on issues of finance, education reform, class size, standardized testing, special needs and children’s health issues. This year is different.

Undeniably, the pandemic has greatly impacted the schools and the health of our families and communities. For exactly one year we have faced uncertainty on a daily basis and the challenge of not knowing what the future holds for our students and schools. This year Advocacy Day will focus on “Moving Forward with Resiliency.”  We will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our school superintendents and state legislators. A panel of highly respected frontline medical and mental health experts will share the most current information and recommendations.  The equity issues at play will be addressed by both educators and corporate professionals.
 
Together we will advocate directly to our legislators for the education of all our children. More information and registration will be published in the coming weeks at SRVCouncilPTA.org.
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