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Programs & Events

 SRVHS PTSA 2019-2020 Programs:

  • SRV Calendar (Grad Night 2020 Fundraiser) $15 each for sale during online registration
  • Challenge Success (Financial Support and 2 Parent Reps)
  • Communications (SRVCPTA Constant Contact, plus Social Media: Facebook & Twitter)
  • Grad Night
  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Health & Wellness
  • Honorary Service Awards
  • Hospitality
  • Legislative Advocacy (Convention, Legislation Conference, Training)
  • Parent & Community Concerns (Parent Education & Student Programs)
  • Senior Scholarships
  • Sister School
  • Ski Swap
  • Special Needs
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Student Involvement Committee
  • Student Testing Breakfast (Finals and CAASPP)
  • Teacher Grants
  • Wolf Pack Day

 

Grad Night - Safe & Sober Party for Seniors

Support the time honored tradition of Grad Night at SRVHS! Grad Night is a senior class all-night, "safe and sober" graduation party that follows the graduation ceremony. The special event is complete with games, music, dancing, crafts, food, prizes and lots of fun. The theme changes every year so Grad Night is unique for each graduating class. Organized by the senior class parents, areas of the school campus are literally transformed to suit the theme of the night. Volunteer parents work hard to make this evening spectacular and it's only made possible because of all the people who donate their time. We need all the help we can get. Planning begins a year in advance and work continues right up until Grad Night...culminating into a positive send off for our SRV Seniors!

 

Honorary Service Awards

The Honorary Service Awards (HSA) program is designed as a unique way for PTSA to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to children and youth in a community. The following 6 awards may be given to any recipient:

  • Very Special Person Award 
  • Honorary Service Award 
  • Continuing Service Award 
  • Golden Oak Service Award 
  • Outstanding Teacher Award 
  • Outstanding Administrator Award

HSAs can be awarded throughout the year, but in the past SRV HSAs were presented at the last PTSA meeting in May. HSAs are the perfect way to recognize graduating parent volunteers for their long-time service. The HSA Chair is appointed early in the term (July / August) to allow time for recruitment of committee members, planning of award presentation, and ordering certificates & pins online from CA State PTA. Our HSA Committee should be composed of different volunteers each year, be representative of the entire school community, and have an uneven number of members (five is suggested). All funds collected with this program are used exclusively to support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs. Download the brochure for more information

 

Inclusion & Diversity Committee (IDC)

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs (SRVCPTA) Inclusion &  Diversity Committee (IDC) hosts monthly meetings for reps to share IDC programs and events that have been successful at our SRVUSD schools. Our SRVHS PTSA IDC rep encourages diverse parent involvement to represent all student populations and facilitate your school's Words Matter Week activities. IDC reps attend PTSA meetings to discuss and obtain approval on all IDC projects suggested by the IDC committee and PTA members. IDC members lead the planning of cultural awareness event(s) that invite parents, students and staff to share their traditions with each other through traditional food, dance, artifacts, crafts and games. Help coordinate a PTSA welcome or buddy committee for families new to the school. Check with PTA President to ensure that IDC has a budget and is on your PTA meeting agendas.

 

Legislative Advocacy

Monthly meetings with the San Ramon Council of PTAs (SRVCPTA) Legislative Committee, including School Superintendent Rick Schmitt, will provide updates on legislative issues. Our legislative committee representative to the SRVCPTA Committee will disseminate this information to you through multiple resources: on our school website, e-Bulletin and e-LINK newsletter. There are many ways to get involved in Legislative advocacy: writing letters or calling our legislators, attending PTA Advocacy Day, writing letters to the editor and attending rallys. Please join us in continuing our history of a strong legislative advocacy team at San Ramon Valley High School.

 

Parent Education & Community Concerns

Parenting in this day and age can be tricky.  And navigating the ins and outs of modern day childhood education can be equally challenging. Your PTSA Parent Education & Community Concerns Representatives work hard to offer parent education events and information throughout the school year to help you navigate the road ahead. Our goal is to provide educational meetings and information on teen culture and behaviors in order to engage parents and community members. Guest speakers address the myriad of issues facing teens and parents in our high-pressure culture, including under-age drinking and drug use, dangerous driving practices, unsafe sexual activities, bullying and harassment, teen depression/suicide, and more. Critical to our goal is involving members of our community in the process of investing in all our students in a variety of relationships (mentoring, teaching, coaching, etc.), recognizing that students need the support of a variety of caring adults and that no one group of adults raises a child on its own.

 

SRVEF The Run For Education

The Run for Education has been a tradition in the San Ramon Valley for 35 years. This community event is the primary fundraising activity for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes education in our community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Together with 35 affiliates, SRVEF raises more than 7 million dollars a year to support our SRVUSD schools.

 

PTSA Senior Scholarship

Since PTSA is an organization of volunteers, we are looking for senior students to apply who have activities and/or jobs that demonstrate outstanding volunteerism and/or community involvement. Students must be members of the PTSA in order to apply. Application deadline is usually the end of March and information will be sent to Seniors through the College/Career Center. Scholarship amount to be determined, but has ranged from $500 - $1,000 in past years. 

 

Sister School Program

Through the San Ramon Valley Council of PTA's Sister Schools Program, SRVHS has been paired with Peres Elementary School since 2010. Peres is located in Richmond and serves approximately 600 Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Our goal is to provide resources and support to the students, families, teachers, and staff at Peres based on their expressed needs. With guidance from our PTSA Sister Schools Program Ambassador(s) and Janet Willford (SRVHS leadership teacher), SRVHS leadership students assist in organizing Sister Schools Program projects. Any SRVHS student can participate in our events; we also invite SRVHS parent drivers/chaperones (cleared through Be A Mentor) to participate.

Some Sister Schools Program projects are financed by the generous parent donations collected during online registration to PTA. As well, we will solicit specific item donations throughout the school year to supplement this program (ie. supplies, toys, P.E. equipment, etc.). Donations can be left during the collection window in labeled containers in the SRVHS Attendance Office. If your business is interested in making a donation, please contact the Sister School Programs Ambassador(s). In the past, some of our local businesses have provided binders, electric pencil sharpeners, staplers, calculators, and copy paper. Needs change each year so please check in with us first.

 

  • BE-BUCKS PROGRAM: Peres has a positive behavior program which enables students to earn prizes after being "caught" BE-ing "good." We collect small trinkets/toys to contribute to this program. Collected items are delivered to Peres by a volunteer parent throughout the year.  
     

  • HALLOWEEN: We collect new and gently used Halloween costumes for Peres students. The costumes are delivered to Peres before Halloween. SRVHS students visit Peres to play with the students and participate alongside them in their annual Halloween Parade. Parent drivers and chaperones are needed (volunteers must be cleared through our Be A Mentor system).

  • HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE: We collect one holiday gift for each of Peres’ 600 students. There is a theme such as “outdoor play” or “board games.” Leadership classes help to organize items in age-appropriate categories. Parent drivers and chaperones are needed (volunteers must be cleared through our Be A Mentor system). 
     

  • PERES 6TH GRADERS VISIT SRVHS: The entire 6th grade class from Peres visits SRVHS on a rally day. We host the kids in our theatre, music, and science classrooms, along with the career center. the PTSA Sister School Programs budget covers the transportation cost for Peres. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ABOUT SRVHS STUDENT PARTICIPATION.
     

  • COLLEGE DAY AT PERES: SRVHS students make brief presentations to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms at Peres to promote readiness for High School and College. A script is provided. Parent drivers and chaperones are needed (volunteers must be cleared through our Be A Mentor system). STAY TUNED FOR THE 2019-20 SIGN UP GENIUS.
     

  • READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY: We collect age-appropriate books, one for each of the 600+ students at Peres. Leadership classes sort the books by grade-level so they can be distributed at Peres. In addition to delivering the books, SRVHS students spend several hours at Peres playing with the kids at recess and reading to them in the classroom. Parent drivers and chaperones are needed (volunteers must be cleared through our Be A Mentor system). STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ABOUT SRVHS STUDENT PARTICIPATION.
     

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH: We solicit donations of specific items when a need arises to give extra support to the Peres community. For example, we advertise their teachers' Donors Choose projects with local businesses to help expand support and awareness about our PTSA Sister Schools Program.

 

SRV Ski Swap

The Ski Swap started in 1977 as a fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at San Ramon Valley High.  Over the last 40 yrs,  many changes have been made..  Vendors were added, and the event was moved into the gym.  Remember the old gym? What started out as a small garage sale operation has evolved into to one of Northern California's largest non-commercial ski swaps and the only one in the east bay.  And it continues to evolve. 

 

Special Needs Committee

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs (SRVCPTA) Special Needs Committee Meetings are held from 9:30 to 11:30am on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for November and December.  They are held in Board Room A of the SRVUSD Offices at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville. SRVCPTA Special Needs Committee Parent Education Evening Speaker Events held on the 3rd Wednesday evening of every month, September through April (except if noted otherwise), 7-9pm at Iron Horse Middle School MPR, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA, 94583.  Many of our speakers address topics that are of interest and applicable to both families of children with special needs and families of children who may not be identified as having special needs.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Teacher Grants

Each year the PTSA funds a number of grants to our teachers for everything from books to cooking equipment to provide them with the much needed tools they might otherwise not have to provide a quality learning experience for our students.  These grants are awarded every January, after an evaluation by our Grant Committee and school principal.  Funds for these grants are provided through Ski Swap and other fundraising activities of the SRVHS PTSA.