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Important Dates for ALPS Members

Upcoming 2017-2018 Meeting Dates

ALPS Board Meetings
TUESDAYS. All members welcome. Please RSVP to
Final meeting of the year, mark your calendar and join us!
May 15, 7:30pm -9pm at 782 Kingston Ave.

Previous meetings during the year 2017/2018
August 29, 7:30 pm
October 10, 7pm
December 11, 7:30pm
January 16, 7:30pm
March 13, 7:30pm

Spring Event

Finding Challenge for Your Advanced Learner
featuring Dr. Lisa White

Wednesday, April 18
7:00-9:00 PM
Havens Elementary School Library

• Does your student need access to more challenging books?
• Would your child benefit from working with a peer on different math problems than others in the classroom?
• Would your student enjoy doing in-depth science or other projects with teacher support?
• Could your child skip a year in one subject or altogether?
• Does your student need more differentiation in class?

Does any of this sound like it could benefit your child? Come talk with other parents, find out what is possible, and how to make it happen.

Please join the Piedmont Advanced Learner Program Support (ALPS) group for a discussion of getting the most for your student. Dr. Lisa White, Ph.D., will facilitate and lead the conversation. She is a psychologist and Piedmont parent whose work includes conducting academic achievement, intelligence, and neuropsychological assessments of students. These assessments (offered privately through the Summit Center) can result in recommendations of adjustments that should be made in the school and the classroom, to enable students to reach their potential. Dr. White will share with you the kinds of recommendations she makes and facilitate a wider discussion about student needs and possible solutions. $10 Suggested donation, FREE for ALPS members. See the flyer.

GATE Parent Information Night
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Havens Library
Dr. Cheryl Wozniak, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, will lead a discussion on PUSD programs for GATE-identified students.

LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Parent Engagement Nights
All Piedmont parents are encouraged to participate in the creation of the district’s new LCAP which links spending to specific district goals for student achievement. The LCAP is designed to promote standardized, measurable goals to improve conditions for learning, student outcomes, and community engagement, in part so the State can allocate education funding. One key aspect of the LCAP process is the engagement of parents/guardians in providing input and feedback. What are our student’s learning needs and outcomes? What data is needed to support these? If you’d like to get involved in the District’s annual process of developing and refining goals, and articulating an action plan to achieve those goals, please attend any or all of the following meetings at the Piedmont High School Student Center. Parents of advanced learners particularly need to make sure that their voices are heard regarding differentiation and the need for a challenging curriculum at all levels.
Meeting dates:
October 30, 3:45 to 5:15 pm
November 27, 3:45 to 5:15 pm
November 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
February 5, 3:45 to 5:15 pm
February 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
March 5, 3:45 to 5:15 pm
April 10, 3:45 to 5:15 pm
April 16, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Please join us as we develop goals to support teaching and learning across the District.

PHS Site Council:
All meetings are THURSDAYS at 3:30-5:00 PM in PHS Student Center.
October 26
November 30
December 14
January 25
February 15
March 15
April 26
May 24

See for more information.

Tri-School Elementary Site Council:
All meetings are held at Wildwood or the PHS Student Center 3:30-5:00 pm.
Meeting dates and locations.

August 29 – Wildwood Library
September 19 – Wildwood Library
October 30 – PHS Student Center
November 27 – PHS Student Center
January 23 – Wildwood Library
February 5 – PHS Student Center
March 5 – PHS Student Center
April 10 – Wildwood Library
May 1 – Wildwood Library

Detailed information for Tri-School Elementary Site Council available at each school’s website.

PMS Site Council: 3:30-5:00pm, PMS Conference room

October 17
November 14
December 12
February 13
March 20
April 24
May 15

Contact Principal Ryan Fletcher for more information.

Outside Conferences and Webinars

California Association for the Gifted 55th Annual Conference, March 3-5, 2017, San Diego, CA
Learn more at

UC Irvine Extension Gifted and Talented Education Webinar Series
This FREE webinar series brings to light contemporary challenges of the GATE community and examines solutions that teachers, parents and administration can reference with their students and programs. Educators may receive credit for attendance. Webinars are Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm PST. Learn more and check for new 2017 dates at