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CARNIVAL IS COMING OCT 25!

Mark your calendars! The Fall PTA Carnival will be held Saturday, October 25 from 2pm to 6pm. This event is one of the highlights of the year for our students...you won't want to miss it! Click here to find out more.

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Tickets go on sale Monday, October 6 on the PTA Online store. Want to pay by check? Click here to download the flyer.

What's Up Next?

Special Needs Committee Update

 

On Wednesday, Wednesday, September 17, the SRVSD hosted a free parent education seminar titled “Parenting Anxious Teens/Pre-teens”.  This presentation was applicable to all children of all age and developmental levels and provided insightful information and useful strategies including the signs to look for that indicate that your child may need help, helping your child separate from their anxiety, helping your child make small steps toward facing their fears, and how to collaborate with your child.  Please check back soon for a link to a summary of the presentation.

 

Wednesday, October 8th:  “Anxiety, Attention, Learning and Behavioral Challenges”. Please join developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Brad Berman, for an important discussion concerning how these important issues that impact both the home and school life of our children.

 

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

 

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference (1 in 5 children), yet the most publicly misunderstood. 

 

Saturday, October 11, 10am-12pm:  "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" film screening.  Please join Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association  (NCBIDA) for a screening of "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia," a film directed by James Redford. The film recounts the experiences of children and young adults with dyslexia, including Redford's son, Dylan, and features interviews with highly successful individuals with dyslexia, such as Sir Richard Branson, Gavin Newsom, Charles Schwab, and David Boies. The 52 minute film will be followed by a short panel discussion and audience question-and-answer session. No registration is required. 

 

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm-9pm:  "I'm Rubber, You're Glue: Teaching Kids Emotional Strength & Self-Advocacy Kristen Caven and Dr. Louise Hart will share specific parenting tips to help you identify and practice skills to help your school-smart child become a life-smart citizen, your timid and fearful child become confident and comfortable, and your struggling passive learner become a determined invested learner, regardless of the age. Iron Horse Middle School MPR: 12601 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon.

 

 


 

We're Full!

 

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The STEM Club is currently full. Thank you for your support! If you are interested in being added to a wait list, please email reginayang08@gmail.com. The next session of the STEM Club will begin in January, so stay tuned!

 

Key Events This Year

Sept 28 - New Family Social

Sept 30 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Begins
Oct 1 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
Oct 6 - Sister School Drive Begins:  Halloween Costumes
Oct 12 - SRVUSD Run for Education
Oct 14 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Ends
Oct 25 - PTA Carnival
Oct 27 to 30 - Red Ribbon Week
Nov 5 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
Nov 14 - Family Fun Event
Dec 3 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
Jan 7 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
Jan 29 - Science Night
Feb 4 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
Feb 23 to 27 - Sister School Toiletry Drive
Mar 4 - 8:45 AM – PTA General Meeting
4/1 - 8:45 PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
4/24 - PTA Family Fun Event
May 7 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
May 4 to 8 - Staff Appreciation Week
June 3 - PTA General Meeting (8:45 am)
June 8 to 11 - Sister School Drive – School Supplies

 

For more information about the programs and events operated by the PTA year-round, see What Does the PTA Do All Day?

The New Executive PTA Board for 2014-2015

The following officers have been elected to the Executive PTA Board:

Principal Ann Dodson
President Mary Ann Vorhauer
EVP  Jean Ann Patridge
Teacher Representative Judy Rohrbach
Treasurer Meg Kan
Financial Secretary Cheryl Morgan
Secretary Laurie Bushell
Auditor Noelle Sheehan
VP Ways and Means OPEN
VP Membership Alexis Martinez
VP Educational Resources Kim Marckwardt
VP Legislation Reg Yang

 

                  Congratulations Everyone!

    Thank you for volunteering your time!

Welcome Back to Tassajara Hills!

On behalf of the Tassajara Hills PTA, I’d like to welcome you back to school and the new school year! Whether you are a returning family or new to the school, we are excited to have you here. I am ...more

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Want to Make a Difference?

We're looking for volunteers and committee chairs in the following areas:

  • Family Fun Night
  • October Carnival Co-Chair
  • Run for Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • Reflections

Interested? Please contact MaryAnn Vorhauer.

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