Amador Valley Express Newsletter
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Amador Valley Express
Edited and Distributed by the Amador Valley PTSA
April 15, 2008
In This Issue
Amador

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Amador Valley High School
1155 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Principal - Bill Coupe

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    925-461-6100
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    Help for Amador Valley High School and Walnut Grove Family!

    The family of an AVHS junior and Walnut Grove student recently lost their home and all possessions in a fire.

    The family has moved into temporary housing in a furnished, suite-type hotel with a kitchenette, and is very grateful for the outpouring of support the community has provided!

    There is still opportunity for you to help. If you would like to contribute as they are trying to meet basic needs, please drop off cash or gift card donations (such as Walmart, Target, Safeway, Trader Joe's, or Kohl's) to the Walnut Grove front office.


    The Magic Of Music 4th Annual Fundraising

    Magic of Music

    The Amador Valley High School Band and Colorguard will hold The Magic of Music 4th Annual Fundraising Gala, "The Great Gatsby" A Celebration of the Roaring 20's, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at The Hilton Pleasanton at the Club, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.

    Tickets are $75 per person. The elegant evening includes champagne, Speakeasy beer, a three- course seated dinner with wine, live and silent auctions and dancing to the sounds of the talented musicians of the Amador Valley High School Jazz bands.

    The music, the cocktails, the food, and Gatsby will set the stage for this lavish party. The Roaring '20s comes to life. Let us take you back to the time when extravagant parties were the norm, the Jazz Age was in full swing, Prohibition was in effect, people danced, lights glittered and unbridled romance was in the air.

    This event is the only major fundraiser of the year for Amador Valley High Schools four concert bands, two jazz bands, winter percussion and colorguard. Your attendance and participation are crucial to its success. Proceeds will be used to meet the ongoing needs of the band program in areas such as instruments, uniforms and equipment.

    Funds raised this year will also help fund transportation costs associated with marching in the London, England New Year's Day Parade on January 1, 2009. The band will march through London in front of a live audience of over 500,000 and of millions worldwide via televised coverage. This is a great honor and the band is proud to represent Pleasanton and the Bay Area.

    The Amador band now has over 200 members and has more than doubled in size during the last seven years. Band is now the single largest student activity on campus. A record number of students from Amador's Music Department were selected this year for local, regional and state honor bands.

    For event information, call Dianne Jones, event chair (925) 426-5662 or Amador Valley High School Director of Bands Jon Grantham (925) 462-6196.

    For ticket information, Paulette Callahan (925) 846- 8957. A reservations form can be found at the "Magic of Music" link on the Amador Valley High School Band website, www.amadorband. org


    Drama for Darfur

    Drama

    Advanced Drama presents Mini Musicals in their Darfur Project on Friday, April 18th, 7:30pm.

    We'll be performing on Second Stage, in the MP, and there is no admission. All donations will go directly toward Darfur Relief. (You will be able to make checks out directly to the selected agency for relief.)

    Advanced Students have been developing mini musicals that are sure to please. Each musical is a story that uses music from Broadway shows . . . but with different lyrics! We have a bevy of pieces ranging from "ALL's WELL THAT SQUEAKS WELL" and "SPUDNIK." So come and enjoy an evening of entertainment and be able to help out people in need. See you at the theater!!!


    "Make A Difference" Award Nominations Due April 16th

    Tri-Valley SELPA

    Nominations for the Tri-Valley SELPA "Make a Difference" awards are due April 16. The program was established to celebrate the special education youth throughout the community and provide an opportunity for families to acknowledge and honor individuals who have gone "above and beyond" to make a difference in the life of their special child.

    You can nominate anyone in the community--teacher, aide, counselor, tutor, librarian, coach, doctor, physical therapist, resource specialist, scout leader, mentor, program specialist, community volunteer, school administrator, bus driver, or interpreter. Call 426-9144 for a nomination form or visit www.trivalleyselpa. org. The "Make a Difference" awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 14.

    Volunteers Needed For Special Olympics

    Special Olympics

    For the fifth consecutive year, Amador Valley High School Athletic Boosters are the host for the Special Olympics East Bay Regional Basketball, Track, and Volleyball tournaments. This is an great opportunity to experience competitive athletics at their purist and most inspiring level.

    The Basketball Tournament was held March 29 - 30. Track and Volleyball will be held on Saturday, May 3, at Amador Valley.

    Volunteer registration for track and volleyball will begin now. To volunteer, send an email to avboosters@c omcast.net with your name, address, phone number, age is under 18, email address, group you are with, days and times you can work. Shifts are available on Saturday (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) or (noon to 5 p.m.).

    Class Of 2009 Parents - Meeting On May 7th

    Class of 2009

    While we still have a little over a year before our students will be graduating, we are already beginning to start planning events to make our students' senior year memorable. Parents interested in helping with Senior Activities are invited to attend a planning meeting on Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm in the AVHS Library.

    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss theme ideas, outline the various committees that will be needed and establish a Senior Activities Coordinating team. For those of you who are hesitant to attend this meeting because you don't know whether you'll have the time to help out next year, don't worry. Although we'll happily accept any offers to chair committees, we will not be asking everyone to sign up now for a committee. We want to share the information we have about Senior Activities and ask you to share your ideas.

    Ann Martin and Gina Carter - Acting Co-Chairs Class of 2009 Senior Activities

    You can access information about 2009 Senior Activities, meetings, etc. via Amador Valley High School PTSA website (link) or by going directly to: http://www.amadorvalleyptsa.org/Class _of_2009/Activities.html To access the web-site use password "2009".

    SENIORS! Don't miss this year's Grad Nite and Senior Breakfast.

    Class of 2008

    SENIORS! Don't miss this year's Grad Nite and Senior Breakfast. To print and view the grad nite consent forms click here. You can also go to www.avhssenior.co m for forms and information. Senior fees go from $150 to $170 on May 1st so get your forms and fees in today!

    Help Boosters To Fund Much Needed Stadium Sound System Improvement

    AVHS Boosters

    Let's continue that great Amador spirit and show that with an "All In" attitude we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

    At this year's Purple and Gold Gala, we announced the 2008 Fund a Need segment which will support the purchase of additional equipment to improve the sound system for the Amador football stadium. This sound system will benefit the Class of 2008 seniors at graduation which will be held at Amador. Additionally, all sports, band members, clubs and student body organizations that utilize the stadium will benefit from the state of the art sound system.

    At the Gala we raised over $5500 for this effort. We would like to now open up the request for additional donations to our entire Amador Booster and parent base. Please consider donating $50 or $100 towards this worthwhile cause. Checks can me made payable to AVHS Boosters and sent to the attention of Sally Parsons at 3232 Arbor Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94566. For your tax deductible donation you will receive a ball point pen with the "All In for AVHS" logo.

    Amador Drama Students "Radioactive" This Weekend

    Drama

    Amador drama students were practically "radioactive" this last weekend at the Ohlone Competition. We took the limit of 24 entries,12 entries made finals and of those finalist, 6 entries placed!

    With 25 Bay Area schools keeping the competition fierce, congratulations go to all Amador competitors who worked hard on their pieces and made Amador proud!

    Finalists and those awarded were as follows:

    Finalists:
    Courtney Freitas and Kelsey O'Leary . . . AS YOU LIKE IT scene Leah Gum and Kelsey Milano . . . ANTIGONE scene Matt Smith and Felicia Dana . . . BABAROUCHE scene Hanna Pitz and Hans Probst . . . ANGELS IN AMERICA scene Matt Smith and Alexe Theodore . . . I WILL GO QUIETLY dance Taylor Woolsey . . . DIN DAA DAA dance

    Finalists and placed:
    Juliana Ohlmeyer...ROMEO and JULIET monologue (CLASSICAL DRAMATIC) 3rd place
    Monica Jurik . . . IT'S MY GAME monologue (ORIGINAL MONOLOGUE) 3rd place
    Haley Coughlin . . . TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (CLASSICAL HUMOROUS) 3rd place
    Effie Gonis . . . ELECTRA monologue (CLASSICAL DRAMATIC) 2nd place
    Mindy Zuckerman, Steven Sobzak, Leah Gum, Brent Freitas, Tarryn Cooper . . . AVENUE Q (MINI MUSICAL) 2nd place
    Amy Martin & Brent Freitas . . . THE DEATH OF ZUKASKY scene (CONTEMPORARY HUMOROUS ENSEMBLE) 1st place

    Thank you to everyone for their support.

    Earth Day is April 22nd!

    recycle-kids

    Support Amador Valley PTSA's efforts to recycle used electronics equipment and reduce the electronic waste being dumped into our local landfill. Our recycling partner, CartridgesForKids.com is paying .50 to $80.00 for cell phones, depending on the model!

    They are also accepting the following items:

    • Video Game Consoles (please include any and all accessories)
    • Digital Games (please include case)
    • Digital Cameras
    • Empty Inkjet Cartridges
    • Empty Laserjet Cartridges
    • Laptops (please include power cords)
    • PDAs/Palm Pilots (please include all accessories)
    • iPods (please include all accessories)

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND TONER BOTTLES OR TUBES, INK REFILLS, OR EPSON INK JET CARTRIDGES! THESE ITEMS CANNOT BE RECYCLED.

    Drop off your recyclable items in the AVHS office and earn cash for the school!

    PTSA Elections And Opportunities

    PTSA Everychild one voice

    PTSA is meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in classroom G1 back by the Multi-purpose room - there is parking in the back lot off Del Valle Parkway. We will be serving assorted cookies specially prepared by the Amador Independent Living Skills Class. The class is baking and selling cookies to learn life skills and support some of their activities. If you would like information about how you might order some of these delicious treats for yourself or a group, please e-mail, jsmith@p leasanton.k12.ca.us.

    We will elect the 08/09 officers at the meeting, but don't worry that you will be recruited into a job by attending! We do have volunteers for all board positions (although we welcome nominations from the floor). There are still plenty of chair and committee positions open though, so you have an opportunity to get involved with this dynamic group to make Amador an even better community for our students and teachers.

    Volunteering with PTSA is a great way to meet people and find out what is happening at school. We have opportunities for a variety of interests and time availability. Are you interested in looking at grant requests, the Reflections arts program, hospitality, Escrip, student wellness and/or environmental programs? If you would like more information to get involved in those or other areas, this year or next, please contact PTSA President, Mary Holmberg at m.holmberg @comcast.net, 600-1428.

    Star Testing Schedule

    Dear Amador Valley High School Parent:

    For five days, April 28-May 2, students will be taking the STAR Achievement Tests. As you probably already know, the Academic Performance Index (API) for Amador Valley High School is based upon the STAR results in the following subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, Language, Science, and Social Studies.

    Due to the importance of these tests, Amador Valley will implement a special testing schedule on April 28, 29, 30, May 1, and 2. The STAR tests will be given during a special testing period beginning at 8:14 and will take place in your student's 2nd period class.

    First period classes will only meet on Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1 from 7:00 - 8:08.

    Our students will follow a modified schedule for periods 2 thru 7 for the five testing days (schedule enclosed). During testing we will not have a Collaboration Wednesday; testing will begin at 8:14 on all days.

    Since seniors do not take the STAR Tests, seniors will begin school each day of testing at the conclusion of the testing period.

    Make-up testing will take place on Monday May 5 and Wednesday May 7.

    Our parents play an important role in Amador's academic success. Please take a moment to speak to your student(s) concerning the importance of this "high stakes" testing program. It is our expectation that all students will put forth their best effort. It is also extremely important that your student gets a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast on the test days. Students should bring at least two Number 2 pencils.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Sincerely,

    Rick Sira
    Vice Principal
    (925) 462-6153

    All tests begin at 8:14 AM
    Students report to their 2nd period class for all tests *ALL SENIORS report to their classes after testing period*

    Monday, April 28
    All 9th, 10th , 11th graders only
    English Language Test

    • Test: 8:14 - 11:14
    • 2nd: 11:29 - 12:27
    • Lunch: 12:27 - 1:03
    • 4th: 1:08 - 2:06
    • 6th: 1:12 - 3:09
    • Tuesday, April 29
      All 9th, 10th, 11th graders only
      (if currently taking Math)
      Math Test

      • Test: 8:14 - 11:14
      • 3rd: 11:29 - 12:27
      • lunch: 12:27 - 1:03
      • 5th: 1:08 - 2:06
      • 6th: 2:12 - 3:09

      Wednesday, April 30
      All 9th, 10th, 11th graders only
      (if currently taking Science)
      Science Test

      • Test: 8:14 - 10:24
      • 2nd: 10:39 - 11:54
      • Lunch: 11:54 - 12:30
      • 4th: 12:35 - 1:50
      • 5th: 1:56 - 3:09

      Thursday, May 1
      All 10th, 11th graders only
      Social Science Test

      • Test: 8:14 - 10:24
      • 3rd: 10:39 - 11:54
      • Lunch: 11:54 - 12:30
      • 5th: 12:35 - 1:50
      • 7th: 1:56 - 3:09

      Friday, May 2
      All 10th graders only
      10th grade Science Test

      • Test: 8:14 - 10:24
      • 2nd: 10:39 - 11:13
      • 3rd: 11:19 - 11:53
      • 4th: 11:59 - 12:33
      • Lunch: 12:33 - 1:09
      • 5th: 1:14 - 1:48
      • 6th: 1:54 - 2:28
      • 7th: 2:34 - 3:09

      1st Period - All Students
      Tues. 4/29 and Thurs. 5/1
      7:00-8:08

    State Champions On The Way To Washington

    The Amador Valley "We the People" competition civics team is working hard preparing for the national championship in May in Washington, D.C. Not only is the team practicing their presentations, they are also raising money to fund the trip--a goal of about $50,000! Please consider helping this outstanding group of students by making a donation to AVHS We the People and mail c/o Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

    To hear more about the program, watch for team members on this month's Your Schools show on Community Television Channel 28.

    Members of the 2008 competition civics team are Vincent Buscarello, Joel Detweiler, Stoney Glover, William Grau, Margaret Haupt, Kristyn Hayashi, Genevieve Hoffman, Pooja Jaeel, Udani Kadurugamuwa, Teresa Machado, Erica Miranda, Sarah Moellering, Lanz Nalagan, Joshua Pann, Shannon Parker, Jeysree Ramachandran, Devi Santhosh, Kevin Sasek, Alex Schlick, Ryan Seams, Amaan Shaikh, Siddarth Somanathan, Connie Sun, Kristopher Tayyeb, Corrine Tu, Alan Wang, Terri Wang, Tony Wang, and Curtis Wong. The team is coached by Brian Ladd.

    New Scholarship Offerings For Graduating Seniors!

    scholarships

    Two new scholarship offerings are posted on the scholarship web-site. The Tom Peters Memorial Scholarship and scholarships from the Pleasanton Rotary. .

    These funds are from the local community for local graduating seniors. Do not let them pass you by! Come check out the board- request applications and get writing!! Pay attention to the deadlines! Check out all the scholarship offerings by going to www.Amadorv alleyptsa.org and click on scholarships. While most scholarships are for Seniors only there are a few for Juniors as well

    If your student is awarded any of scholarships PLEASE let us know so we can judge how successful this program is. I know the number of applications we are handing out is up this year- hope the financial support is as well!!! Any earned scholarship cal also be announced at "the Donnies" in May.

    Haugen Character Award Announced

    Community of Character

    The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative has established an award to recognize Pleasanton citizens for their involvement in addressing community issues.

    The Juanita Haugen Community of Character Award will recognize citizens who consistently display sensitivity to relevant social issues and exhibit the kinds of behaviors the Collaborative advocates: Responsibility, Compassion, Self Discipline, Honesty, Respect and Integrity.

    The award is named in honor of longtime Pleasanton Unified School District board member Juanita Haugen, also a co-founder of the Pleasanton Community of Character program. The first character award recipients will be announced May 29 at the Community of Character Collaborative Celebration at the Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton.

    The Collaborative is seeking nominations for the award. Anyone wishing to nominate a person who has demonstrated a commitment to quality volunteer work in the community may pick up a form at the PUSD District Office, 4665 Bernal Avenue; the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce office, 777 Peters Avenue; or at www.com munityofcharacter.org.

    The deadline for submitting nominees is May 1. Forms may be turned into the Chamber office by mail or fax at 925-846-9697 or to the school district office by mail or fax at 925-426-7146. The nomination form is also available here.

    The Community of Character Collaborative is a non- profit organization of volunteers working together to create a Pleasanton community culture built on values, goodwill, and community-accepted traits of Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline, Honesty, Respect and Integrity. This volunteer committee is jointly supported by the City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, and various service and faith organizations.

    For more information, visit www.com munityofcharacter.org.

    Food Pantry In Pleasanton

    Food Pantry

    Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton has opened a food pantry for Pleasanton families. Starting March 6, open pantry hours are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton (next to Club Sport). For food pickup at other hours, please contact Jay Scott at 925-227-1301 ext 13. For information on the food pantry, contact Kim Chew at 925-426-2492.

    La iglesia, Valley Bible Church, abrira una despensa para las familias de Pleasanton. Las horas de despensa seran Jueves de las 6:30 a las 8:30 p.m. en la iglesia Valley Bible Church , localizada en 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton (a un lado del Club Sport). Para recoger comestibles a diferentes horas, favor de comunicarse con Juan Argo al tel�fono 925- 227-1301 Ext. 26.

    15th Annual Senior Academy Awards (The Donnies)

    On Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Amador Theater, seniors and their parents are invited to the Senior Academy Awards (also known as "The Donnies") This exciting evening honors the achievements of our graduating seniors. Students will be presented with awards, scholarships, and special recognitions in a variety of academic and athletic areas. Save the date because this is an event you will not want to miss!

    Parents of seniors who will be recognized will receive a printed invitation in the mail by mid-May; however, all seniors are welcome to attend! Many of the awards are kept a secret until that night, so if you receive an invitation in the mail, be sure to attend! In true Hollywood fashion, this gala event calls for semi- formal dress for the award recipients. For more information, please refer to the upcoming Senior Newsletter or contact Martha Acebedo, in the Counseling Office, 461-6120.

    Amador Team will represent US in Global Community Essay Contest

    J8 Summit

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has announced that a team from Amador Valley has been chosen to participate on behalf of the United States in the 2008 Junior 8 competition in Japan in July. The team consists of students Manogna Manne, Avani Jariwala, Jamie Vellinger, and Matthias McCoy-Thompson.

    Junior 8 ("J8") is the youth event linked to the G8 Summit and is sponsored by UNICEF. The J8 program provides free, multi-lingual resources on topical global issues to teachers and students worldwide, and enables young people ages 13 to 17 to become involved in the topics that concern the G8 countries and the broader global community. Drawing from their knowledge, understanding and perspectives of these global issues, student teams compete via an essay contest and optional media presentation for the opportunity to represent their country at the J8 Summit.

    Amador Valley High School's winning delegation, the Volens et potens, comprises members of the school's World History classes taught by Mr. Chris Murphy. The Volens et potens' winning entry presented the delegation's specific recommendations in relation to key global issues: Global Warming and Climate Change; Poverty and Development; and Child Survival, Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS. The winning essays were chosen based on originality of ideas, ambition of recommendations, pragmatism, coherence and grasp of the issues.

    Information regarding the 2008 J8 Summit can be found at www.j8summit.com.

    Petition To Use Instructional Materials Funds

    The Pleasanton Unified School District is filing a petition with the California Department of Education asking to use Instructional Materials Funds Realignment Program Funds (IMFRP) to purchase geometry textbooks for use in middle school by students who have completed Advanced Algebra I by the end of their seventh grade year. The textbook (Holt Geometry Student Edition) is approved by the state and is aligned with state standards. Pursuant to Education Code sections 60421(d) and 60200(g), there will be a public hearing regarding this petition at the April 22 meeting of the PUSD Board of Trustees. This is an official notice of the public hearing. For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Charles Young, Director of Secondary Education, cyoung @pleasanton.k12.ca.us or 925-426-4330.

    California State PTA Announces Reflections Winners!

    reflections

    Amador Valley junior, Alana McConnell was given an "Award of Merit" from the California State PTA Reflections Art Program for her black and white photograph entitled "Just Listen."

    Established in 1969, the national PPTA Reflections Program challenges students to use their creativity and critical thinking skills in order to create art that supports a specific theme. The Theme for 2007-08 was "I Can Make A Difference By . . ."

    Students can create an original work of art from one of six categories: literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Student's artwork advances from the school level to Council (all PTA schools in Pleasanton) then to the district level (Alameda County) and then the state and national level.

    The Amador Valley PTSA would like to encourage students to participate in this worthwhile art program. The theme for next year is "Wow!" Feel free to get started now, the November 5th deadline has a way of sneaking up on you!

    For additional information about the PTA Reflections program or to see the photographs and artwork from Amador Valley students that advanced to the Council level, then visit the Amador Valley PTSA website at: http://www.amadorvalleyptsa.org/reflections.html

    PTSA does have volunteers willing to help with the Reflections program next year, but no chairperson. This wonderful event will not take place unless someone is willing to step up and lead the program. Reflections happens during the fall. If you would like to learn more about what is involved, please contact either current co-chair, Ann Martin, ann0819@aol.com, or Suzanne Young, suzanneyo ung@comcast.net.

    Parent Education Classes In April, 2008

    pusd

    1-2-3 Magic: Discipline for Children Ages 3-9 Class meets: Sat April 26, 2008, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hearst Elementary School Multipurpose Room Instructors: Cliff Crain & Liz Hannigan, co-directors of the Center for Creative Living

    Baby Sign Language
    Class meets: Tuesdays 4/22-5/27/08 6:00-7:30 p.m. Horizon High School Room 801 Instructor: Mary Ann Walker, Prenatal/Maternity and parent educator.

    Choices: Planning for Career Success After High School Graduation
    Class meets: Wednesday, 4/23/08 6:30-8:30 p.m. Amador Valley High School Library Computer Room Instructors: Julia Jones, Career Education Specialist, Dublin High School, Jennifer Roush, counselor, Foothill High School

    Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior change Class meets: Thurs 4/3-5/22, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Harvest Park Middle School Room A-1 Instructor: Tom Dozier, owner and primary instructor for Guaranteed Parent Training

    Parenting With Love & Logic
    Class meets: Tues 4/1-5/6, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pleasanton Middle School Room 203 Instructor: Jennifer Roush, counselor at Foothill High School, certified Love & Logic Parent Instructor

    Passport to Pleasanton - Multicultural Faire Class meets: Saturday, April 25, 2008 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p. m. Harvest Park Middle School Instructors: Sponsored by Pleasanton PTA Council with PUSD & Amador Valley Adult School

    Ready or Not, Here We Come! Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
    Class meets: Thursday, April 17, 2008 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hearst Elementary School Library Instructors: Heidi Burton & Robin Treto have taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grades here in Pleasanton.

    Positive Parenting
    Class meets: Wednesdays, 1/9-6/18/08 9:30- 11:30 a.m. (no class 3/26/08) St. Mary's & St. John's Egyptian Coptic Order, 4300 Mirador Dr. Room 5. ONGOING CLASS: JOIN ANYTIME!

    To Register: Call the Amador Valley Adult School at: (925) 426-4280
    For More Information: Visit us online at: www. pleasanton.k12.ca.us/adulted

    Daily Bulletin

    Bulletin

    Parents, if you would like to know what's happening at Amador Valley, then check out the "daily bulletin" at http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/amador/bulleti n.htm. This information is read during 3rd period, and keeps student's (and parents) informed about upcoming meetings, test schedules, spirit rallies, sporting events, and so on.

    A Safety Reminder

    There have been quite a few instances of car break- ins over the past several weeks in Pleasanton. Some of these have occurred in school parking lots during evening events/meetings. Remember not to leave items such as purses and laptops in your cars when parking at schools, shopping areas, and gyms. Take belongings with you or lock them out of sight in the trunk. Report any suspicious activity to the police.


    This newsletter is produced and paid for by AVHS PTSA for the benefit of all our AVHS community members. Although we make every effort to provide you with the most accurate and complete information, please be aware that some mistakes can happen. We combine information from different sources as they may be pertinent to you while they may not have any association with the PTSA organization.

    Christina Browning
    V.P. Communications, Editor of The Amador Valley Express

    voice: 925-846-3294

    The Deadline for article submission to the Amador Valley Exress is one week prior to the send date. The Amador Valley Express will be e-mailed out on the 1st and 15th of each month. All articles must be e-mailed to Christinabro @comcast.net