Welcome to E-Connection, the electronic newsletter for the Pleasanton Unified School District. This newsletter is mailed weekly to our subscribers. To sign up as a subscriber, visit our web site at www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us.

PUSD Board of Trustees information
The next regular meeting of the PUSD Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, in the Board Room at the PUSD District Offices, 4665 Bernal Avenue. 7 p.m. We anticipate that the meeting will be telecast and webcast live and recorded for rebroadcast (see www.tri-valleytv.org for the schedule).

New Direction for PPIE
Pleasanton Unified School District is pleased to welcome a new addition to your walk-through registration process. Pleasanton Partnerships In Education Foundation (PPIE) will be present at every school site’s registration event with information about the new district-wide educational foundation efforts. PPIE has funded programs that have been reduced or eliminated (due to the state budget crisis) including counselors and reading specialists (school year 09/10) and technology and library specialists and student support programs (school year 10/11 and 11/12). Over the past few years, PPIE has raised over $1,500,000 for these programs on behalf of PUSD and our students.

PPIE’s fundraising goal is to have every PUSD family, as well as the entire community, get involved with helping to fund programs that directly affect your children. The short term goal for school year 12/13 includes literacy and student support programs (such as Class Size Reduction; reading intervention; programs for at-risk and high-achieving students; and additional sections at high schools); science and technology programs (including specialists); and health and well-being programs (such as counseling services and physical education instruction)

We encourage you to stop by their table to learn more about the PPIE Foundation and their efforts in support of our schools and students. A suggested donation of $150 per student will assist in maintaining some of the programs described above. Your checks may be made payable to PPIE, or you can donate online at registration or at www.ppie.org. Your donations and support are greatly appreciated by the students of Pleasanton Unified!

2011/12 student calendar
Please click here to view the student calendar for 2011/12. The first day of school is scheduled for August 23.

PUSD posts flyers online--new info this week!
The District posts flyers about local events and activities for students online. Click here to view this information or visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/publicinformation/flyers.cfm. We have also created a page for other services at www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/publicinformation/services.cfm.

"Try Transit" next fall
New this coming 2011-2012 school year, Wheels will be offering free bus rides to middle and high school students to encourage the use of public transit.  The free ride period will take place the 2nd and 3rd weeks of the new school year.  Historically, Wheels provided free rides the first two weeks of school to middle school students only. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the School Tripper routes and "Try Transit."

417-5199--text feature added
The Pleasanton Unified School District offers a Student Support Tipline at 417-5199. Calls or text messages to this phone number will be kept anonymous and confidential. The tipline is an avenue for students or adults to report concerns about fellow students. Messages will be reviewed and directed to appropriate District staff for follow up. Click here for additional information.

Volunteer clearance form
If you are planning on volunteering at your student's school, please be sure to complete and return a Volunteer Clearance Form to the school office. A new form must be completed each year.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/alisal/ for information about Alisal Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/donlon/ for information about Donlon Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/fairlands/ for information about Fairlands Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/hearst/ for information about Hearst Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/lydiksen/ for information on Lydiksen Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/mohr/ for information on Mohr Elementary School

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/Valley_view/home/index.htm for information on Valley View Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/vintage_hills/ for information on Vintage Hills Elementary School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/walnut_grove/

Visit http://hartmiddleschool.org/ for information on Hart Middle School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/harvest_park/ for information on Harvest Park Middle School.

Visit www.pleasantonmiddleschool.org/ for information on Pleasanton Middle School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/amador/ for information on Amador Valley High School.

Visit www.foothillfalcons.org/ for information on Foothill High School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/village/ for information on Village High School.

Visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/horizon/ for information on Horizon High School.

The District posts flyers about local events and activities for students online. Click here to view this information or visit www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/publicinformation/flyers.cfm. We have also created a page for other services at www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/publicinformation/services.cfm.

Please forward any information you would like considered for inclusion to Myla Y. Grasso.