Now, more than ever, our schools need to provide the technology that will foster digital literacy among all of our students.
When you contribute to this year’s Fund-A-Need campaign, your dollars will have an immediate and direct impact on the quality of your child’s classroom education. This year’s Fund-A-Need will purchase class sets of Chromebooks. Monies raised will also pay for storage carts, technical support, and Chromebook training time for the teachers.
• Light, portable laptops ready to use in minutes
• Low total cost of ownership
• No additional software licensing costs for Microsoft Office, iOS Apps, etc.
• No time or money spent fighting viruses and malware
• Easily shared between users
• Kids love to use them!
How they will be used?
• Publish work digitally, as emphasized by new California Common Core learning standards.
• Promote digital literacy concepts and research skills in the classroom, not just once a week in the computer lab
• Allow teachers to bring the wealth of educational resources available on the internet into instruction
• Practice real time collaboration skills
• Make schoolwork accessible from any device at school or at home
• Work with nonfiction texts and research evidence online in support of Common Core Standards
• Journal digitally and provide additional opportunities for writing and keyboard practice in preparation for the online writing exam in 4th grade
• Online testing for 3rd through 5th graders begins in 2014-2015
Make your donation to support the Chromebook Fund-A-Need today.
Check out these hot — and cool — auction items!
Dinner for six at the Piedmont Fire Department… that begins with a ride to the station on a fire engine! Enjoy dinner with the fire crew and get an insider’s tour of the fire station. Perfect for budding firefighters of all ages.
An afternoon making your own pizza at a hot new pizza restaurant — Star Pizza on Grand Avenue. Don your aprons and make pizza from scratch. Choose your toppings, watch your pies bake, and then sit down and enjoy your meal with up to 14 others.
Or, for the adults, head over to the renowned St. George Spirits distillery in Alameda for a Hangar One vodka tasting. Enjoy learning about the unique spirits created at this craft distillery — one of the first to bring absinthe back to the market.
Silent auction bidding begins when the doors open Saturday. Live auction bidding takes place during dinner. Make sure to look through the auction website or your auction catalog to learn more about these and other fabulous items — catalogs will “pop up” on your doorstep this week!
The Giants and the A’s are heating up the NL and the AL and it’s only April, and the Warriors just tied up this year’s Playoffs. Do you really want to be watching your teams on TV? No! So here’s what you do: at the Spring Fling silent auction and the live auction on Saturday, bid big on the amazing game ticket offers and packages up for grabs. Read your catalog carefully. This is just a sampling of what’s available!
Watch the Giants crush the Nationals from Premium Field Club seats that have you practically in the bullpen — plus score $200 in stadium food and a prime parking spot at AT&T Park, and a ball signed by Tim Lincecum. This is going to be a hot item at the live auction.
Or stay on this side of the bay and watch the A’s knock out the Texas Rangers with premium field box tickets right at the dugouts, along with include in-seat food and beverage service — plus two parking passes for the private Field Box Lot.
Grab two Warriors 2013-14 tickets with seats just five rows behind the players’ bench. You pick from one of five games available!
Want to keep it super-local? Get together with Cal football players and Coach Sonny Dykes at a private event at a Piedmont home — and take home University Club Level seats to the Cal vs. Portland State game on Saturday, September 16th, where you’ll have unlimited access to beer and gourmet stadium delights. Check out this item’s full description — it’s an amazing fan package offered at the live auction.
Don’t forget to soak up the nostalgia of the Bay Area’s past sports glory — lucky baseball fans can win one of two assortments of San Francisco Giants baseball cards from 1954 to the present plus 75 unopened packs from 1988-1996.
Here’s what you won’t find just anywhere: original artwork for Piedmont’s very own Beach Revue by celebrated graphic novelist and artist Daniel Clowes, incredible Elizabeth & James silk jacquard shoes in your size, no less! Or… a gorgeous mid-century armchair upholstered in an elegant screen-printed fabric by New Leaf Furnishings.
But… they’ll all be available at the Spring Fling auction this Saturday!
Check out the auction catalog online for a preview of these and other truly unique items. Then arrive with plenty of time to browse the auction and bid away, knowing that every single winning bid supports Piedmont schools!
If you find yourself on a much deserved vacation with your children this week, perhaps your hectic life has slowed down a tad. If so, now would be the PERFECT time to take out your calendar and carefully peruse the Parent Party section of the Spring Fling online auction site. http://piedmont.maestroweb.com
Did you know that Parent Parties are open for purchase until Wednesday, April 24th at 10pm? So, sit back, relax, have fun reading the descriptions of the events and take a moment to sign up for some enjoyable get-togethers for you AND your children.
However, don’t wait until the last second! Parties are starting to sell out and you don’t want to miss your chance to support the schools while having fun!
All of these parties are generously sponsored by elementary school families so proceeds go directly to the Tri-School Parent Clubs. Take a moment to do your thing for Spring Fling, then have a wonderful Spring Break!
The Spring Fling Online Auction closes Monday night so that gives you one day to make the most of all it has to offer! Check out this super shopping spree at http://piedmont.maestroweb.com!
1. Stop by the Sports and Fitness tab. Pick up a yoga or exercise class certificate to boost your brawn.
2. Visit the Pampering and Beauty section. Snap up Green Dental teeth whitening, a mani-pedi, and hair and make up certificates to really put on the glam!
3. Peruse Art and Culture for a great deal on a family photography session to capture the new you. Have the gorgeous photo framed with your certificate from Art Loft.
4. Reward your family for saying “cheeze” with no bunny ears by stopping by Kids Stuff and loading up on mini golf and pizza vouchers!
SUPER BONUS: All proceeds go directly to the tri-schools! Shopping never felt so good!
When your kids see a teacher outside of school is it like having a celebrity sighting? “Mom! Look who it is! Mrs. Smith goes to the GROCERY STORE!?!?”
Well, imagine providing a one of a kind personal experience for your child with a beloved educator. Some of our fabulous elementary school staff have offered up priceless Teacher Treasure moments for you to choose from. Let your child be a principal for the day, enjoy a manicure and a tea party in a classroom, play in a dodgeball tournament with PE teachers or have a teacher come over for bedtime stories!
Visit http://piedmont.maestroweb.com and bid on one of 10 Teacher Treasures today!