Monday, November 17, 2008

Upcoming public school events

What to Expect in Kindergarten event

Tuesday, November 18, 5-7pm
Junipero Serra Elementary, 625 Holly Park Circle

Featuring a special performance by the Junipero Serra first grade choir.

This free presentation includes information on enrollment, a presentation by a Kindergarten Teacher about Kindergarten Readiness, Parent Ambassadors from various schools, and an opportunity to get one-on-one help with enrollment, special education, parent involvement and kindergarten readiness. Free dinner and childcare is available. You can also turn in your applications at this event!

If you can't make it to this event, there will be others like it on the following days and locations.

Tue, December 2nd, 5-7pm Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane Street
Tue, December 9th, 5-7pm Tenderloin Community Elementary, 227 Turk St.
Thu, December 11th, 5-7pm Jose Ortega Elementary, 400 Sargent St.
Thu, December 18th, 5-7pm El Dorado Elementary, 70 Delta St @ Harkness St.
Wed, January 7th, 4-7pm Malcolm X Academy, 350 Harbor Rd @ Middle Point Rd

Parents for Public Sschools-SF Coffee Chat this Friday, November 21 at 9:30-10:30am

PPS-SF Office, 3543 18th Street between Guerrero and Valencia

Join us in the PPS office this Friday for our monthly Coffee Chat. Our past Chats have been well attended, with many schools represented. Parents searching for a school are welcome to attend to meet parents from different schools and talk with PPS staff. It's a great way to connect with other PPS members and share tips and stories about the great things happening at your school!

This month's Chat is sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. They will be supplying the coffee and food, and will have a representative available to give more information. For more information on Huntington Learning Center, please see their website at

School Community Summit

Saturday, November 22, 8:30am-1pm
Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street
; Free parking entrance on 17th Street; Muni 22, 33, 37, J
RSVP (and reserve childcare), call 249-9293, email

Keynote speaker: Superintendent Carlos Garcia

Make sure your school is represented at this important event. The Balanced Scorecard, which will be replacing the Academic Plan, will be presented at this event, with workshops to support SSC's in planning their Balanced Scorecard for the next year. This event is open to all parents and community members, especially those who serve on School Site Councils, ELAC, and SACs.

For more details, visit the Parents for Public Schools Web site:

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