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Sister Schools 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: ONGOING. 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. COLLECTION DATES: SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 23, 2019. 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). CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019-20 SIGN UP GENIUS.
     

  • 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.” 2019-20 THEME AND COLLECTION DATES TBD. Leadership classes help to organize items in age-appropriate categories. In 2019-20, SRVHS students will deliver toys on DECEMBER 13, 2019. 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.
     

  • PERES 6TH GRADERS VISIT SRVHS: JANUARY 24, 2019. 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: DATE TBD. 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: MARCH 2, 2019. 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: ONGOING. 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.