Tickets to the main Spring Fling event are almost sold out. Get yours now! The event is held at the Scottish Rite Center in downtown Oakland on Friday, April 24, 2015.
We will celebrate our schools with cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction. The theme this year, Friday Night Lights, highlights our community’s school spirit and honors our hometown heroes, including our teachers, school administrators, parent volunteers and everyone else who supports our schools.
The online auction closes this Friday, April 17 @ 10:00pm. There are auction lots for everyone including restaurant gift cards, kids’ summer camps, beauty treatments, sporting events, fun adventures in the city, family portrait sessions and more. Bid often before it closes!
Who’s Ready for some Parent Parties?!?
What is a parent party? Parent Parties are fun events for parents, adults or kids that want to celebrate our community and have a great time. This year, we have an amazing lineup of parties ranging from the 5th grade tri-school Grad party, 70s Disco party, Battle of the bands, a Mothers’ hike, Dodgeball showdown and so many more! We hope you will sign up for some of these awesome gigs or consider hosting one yourself! Feel like you need to get your karaoke on with your nearest and dearest Piedmont peeps? Host a party. Host a cooking or crafting party, what about a mom or dad’s night out? The possibilities are endless and they all provide funds to our wonderful schools. Please email email@example.com if you are interested. Lineup so far includes 5th grade tri-school grad party, disco party, battle of the bands, a mothers’ hike, dodgeball showdown and more. Add yours to the mix! Parties will be available for purchase online and during the main event at Spring Fling. Party On!
Preparing Our Students to be 21st Century Learners
Technology in the classroom is no longer a “nice to have,” it is now a necessary part of our children’s education. Piedmont has always been a leader in education, and technology education is no different. Piedmont is working on a three year technology initiative to prepare our students to be 21st Century Learners. Our children need to learn how to navigate the internet safely and use devices to obtain a broader understanding of the world. Last year, the first year of this technology initiative, parents raised their paddles to fund Chromebooks for students, and those Chromebooks are now in the classroom. There is now a 1:1 device to student ratio in all 4th and 5th grade classrooms, and we need 50 more Chromebooks in order to go from the current 3:1 ratio in the 2nd and 3rd grades to our goal of a 2:1 ratio in 2nd and 3rd grade. In addition, our teachers want to pilot a touchscreen program for Kindergarten and 1st grade, which will require 40 devices. Finally, we need to have a consistent technology platform across all of our classrooms and for all of our teachers so that everyone is working with the same hardware and software for the benefit of our students. Please check out the Spring Fling 2015 Fund-a-Need flyer for more details about these programs.
Enjoy Some Photos from Our Successful Class Creations Event!
Charlotte Silver enjoys decorating a t-shirt at the event.
A student prepares for the photo booth.