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4/29: Common Ground Meeting, 9:00-10:00pm (In Person)
4/29: Kinder Meet and Greet Virtual Meeting, 3:30-4:30pm
4/29-4/30: Student Materials Distribution (Remote Classes) -Self Serve, 3:00-6:00pm
4/30: PTA Meeting, 9:00-10:30pm (Zoom)
5/3-5/7: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
5/5: Virtual Book Club 4:00-4:45pm (Zoom)
5/13: DESEF Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm (Google Meet)
5/13-5/14: Student Materials Distribution (Pre-K, TK, and Kinder Only) -Self Serve, 3:00-6:00pm
Final Yearbook Reminder
Custom Pages Due Tomorrow!

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

Questions? Contact Dushyant Jotwani, PTA Yearbook Chair
Common Ground Coffee - In Person
Next Thursday April 29th

Do you have a child with an IEP, 504, or learning differences?
How are things going? Or not going….
Which coping strategies are working best? Which aren’t?
How are YOU feeling? 

Let’s connect!
We can have an in person meeting at the Starbucks at 500 The Marketplace on Thursday, April 29 from 9:00am - 10:00am.

If you're interested in joining us or if you have any questions. Please email me at stephan.meynier@wdpta.org

Questions? Contact Stephan Meynier, PTA Special Needs/Inclusion & Diversity Co-Chair
Variety Show
Now Accepting Applications!

Applications Accepted from Friday, April 16 through Friday April 30, 2021

Submissions Due Monday, May 10th

If your child(ren) would like to participate in this year's Variety Show please complete the below form. Video submissions can be up to 1 minute 30 seconds and anywhere from full variety showsong/dance/etc to a short hello/wave/dance. We want to end the year with a fun collaborative video of our Disney Dragons!

 
Questions? Please contact the Variety Show Team at varietyshow@wdpta.org
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd-7th
Let us share our appreciation for our Disney Teachers and Staff! 

  1. Staff Appreciation: Please ask your families to take some time to complete this Google Form for any Staff your student or family would like to appreciate. 2021 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Google Form
  2. Teachers/Staff Appreciation: Please ask your families if any interested parties would like to donate to our Appreciation Baskets. These will be delivered to Teachers and Staff on May 5th. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Basket Sign-up

Questions? Contact Jen Lato, PTA Staff Appreciation Chair
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 
Registration NOW OPEN

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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