PS News

PS News: 04.11.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 23 – 1st Grade Poetry Café, 8:45–9:30 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 23 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 24 – Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 24 – 2BD Publishing Party, 8:35–9:15 a.m.
May 1 – Tapscott Open House, 6:45–8:15 p.m.
May 7 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
May 7 – Kindergarten Poetry Extravaganza, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Tapscott MPR
May 7 – PS Authors & Lectures: Dr. Wendy Mendes, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
May 12 – Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Campus
May 14 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
May 14 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
May 14 – 3rd Grade Drama Production, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Tapscott MPR

Avis

April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 22–25 – 6B Study Trip to Live Power Farm
April 23–25 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Marin Headlands
April 29 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Richmond College Prep, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
April 29 – 7th Grade Visual Project Night, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Avis Library
May 2 – Avis Parent Café, 8:15–9:30 a.m., Avis Library
May 2 – 6th Grade Dance, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Bentley School
May 7 – PS Authors & Lectures: Dr. Wendy Mendes, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
May 9 – Spring Fling Dance, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Avis MPR
May 12 – Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Campus
May 14 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
May 14 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library

Add school events to your own calendar!
Visit: http://my.prospectsierra.org/news-and-events/calendar/.

News and Announcements

Interested to Know More About Prospect Sierra?
Read Taking Flight Stories!

We’ve got a whole new batch for you to enjoy over Spring Break, with interesting articles about iPads, art, math, technology, French, music, and finances to give you a “taste” of what’s being going on around school and in the classroom.

Check them out!


Vote for Prospect Sierra
Parents’ Press Best of 2014

Parents’ Press is taking their annual poll of the very Best of 2014. Thus far, Prospect Sierra is in the running in two categories for Contra Costa County:

  • Best Independent Elementary School
  • Best Independent Middle School

Do you love our school? Want everyone to know? Take a moment to let the world know with your votes at: http://parentspress.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Contra-Costa-County-2014


News from the Business Office
Check Those Auto-Pay Settings!!

If your student is graduating (or leaving Prospect Sierra for parts unknown), April will be your final tuition payment for the 2013-14 school year!! Please be sure to check the auto-pay settings at your bank to stop payments after April. We will miss you, and congratulations to your graduating student(s)! :-)

For those of you who will be returning in September, May begins the new 2014-15 school year, so watch for your May statement to adjust your auto-pay settings to reflect new amounts.

Please feel free to contact Karen Welch with questions: kwelch@prospectsierra.org.


Doing Some Spring Cleaning Over Spring Break?
Donate Books for the Spring Book Fair!

The Avis campus is readying to hold its Spring Book Fair on the evening of Open House, coming up on May 22nd. Please collect and donate any child, teen, or adult books that you are ready to pass on to others. Bring them to the Avis Library or Tapscott MPR between now and Monday, May 19th.

This year we will be selling exclusively used books, so we’re counting on your donations. Proceeds from the Spring Book Fair will go toward the PS library’s book-buying fund!


Don’t Be Bored … Make Something!
White House Maker Faire, 2014

Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Consider getting started on your Maker project for the first White House Maker Faire! Tinker, fiddle, invent, and create your way to a place in the capital (and maybe a chance to meet the President).

Contact Mark or Emma for ideas, and email photos / videos of your creations to maker@ostp.gov in order to be considered for the big event. Find out more at http://whitehouse.gov/makerfaire

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Got Car?

French Teacher, Danielle Bouchard-Bihr is looking for a safe car for her daughter, Rosalie (’07), who is now a junior at UC Santa Cruz. If you have a car or a lead for her, please let her know at danielle@prospectsierra.org.


Post a Classified!

Contact Stephanie Alvelda at salvelda@prospectsierra.org for more information or to submit an item.

PS News: 04.04.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7–11 – Tapscott Spirit Week
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 10 – 2NK Study Trip to Filadae, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
April 10 – 2BD Study Trip to Filadae, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 23 – 1st Grade Poetry Café, 8:45–9:30 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 23 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 24 – Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 24 – 2BD Publishing Party, 8:35–9:15 a.m.
May 1 – Tapscott Open House, 6:45–8:15 p.m.

Avis

April 4 – 7th & 8th Grade Dance, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Head Royce (time change!)
April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7 – 6th Grade Monday Munch
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 6th Grade Museum Night, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Avis Library
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 22–25 – 6B Study Trip to Live Power Farm
April 23–25 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Marin Headlands
April 29 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Richmond College Prep, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
April 29 – 7th Grade Visual Project Night, Avis Library
May 2 – Avis Parent Café, 8:15–9:30 a.m., Avis Library
May 2 – 6th Grade Dance, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Bentley School

Add school events to your own calendar!

Visit: http://my.prospectsierra.org/news-and-events/calendar/.

Did You Know?

New this week!Both of our campuses are in residential neighborhoods, and we work with the City of El Cerrito to form agreements that promote safety for everyone during busy drop-off and pick-up times.

Our Tapscott neighbors have reported to the City of El Cerrito that busy Prospect Sierra parents need to drive more carefully, especially on Hagen Blvd. and Gatto Street.

  • Drive at or beneath the speed limit. Neighbors have reported speeding, which is especially dangerous with so many little ones moving into and out of their cars!
  • Stop at all stop signs! El Cerrito has received many reports of drivers not coming to a complete stop at the corner of Gatto St. and Mira Vista Dr.
  • Drive clockwise around the school, coming in on Tapscott Ave. and driving out on Gatto St., behind the school.
  • Park only on the school side of Tapscott Avenue. Crossing the street during the busiest times of the day can be dangerous and slows busy drivers.

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Please observe these guidelines, and BE SAFE OUT THERE!

News and Announcements

New this week!Spirit Week at Tapscott
April 7–11

Many thanks to our 4th grade “spirit senators,” who came up with the fabulous schedule for next week’s Spirit Week at Tapscott.

TapscottSpiritWeek


New this week!Prospect Sierra County Fair
See You There TOMORROW NIGHT!

As you know, our premier, adults-only event of the year has sold out! But it’s not too late for you to help support our school. We will be raising funds for tuition assistance and professional development, so if you would like to make a cash donation or sponsor a faculty ticket, please visit our auction website.

Those of you who are lucky enough to be holding one of the hottest tickets in town, we can’t wait to kick up our boot-clad heels with you! You’re going to want to come early, so you can get started at the silent auction. Each item has a “Buy It Now” option, so the most popular packages will sell quickly!!

Please consider carpooling, as parking in the area is limited. We will see you there!


New this week!Vote for Prospect Sierra
Parents’ Press Best of 2014

Parents’ Press is taking their annual poll of the very Best of 2014. Thus far, Prospect Sierra is in the running in two categories for Contra Costa County:

  • Best Independent Elementary School
  • Best Independent Middle School

Do you love our school? Want everyone to know? Take a moment to let the world know with your votes at: http://bit.ly/PPACBestVote2014


Feeling Lost? Still Not Found?

Last chance to visit the Lost and Found bins at both campuses. Please take a moment to drop by and find your sweaters, shirts, lunch boxes, shoes, hats, socks, jackets, books, and other much-loved (if not much missed) items.

Items left in the bin will be heading out for donation on Thursday, April 10!


New this week!Author Madeleine Dunphy to Visit Tapscott
Wednesday, April 9

To kick off our celebration of Earth Day, Madeleine Dunphy, author of many children’s books on the environment, will be visiting the Tapscott campus to discuss her new book, At Home with Gopher Tortoise. The gopher tortoise is a keystone species in the southwestern United States, and students will be learning more about keystone species and why they are important.

If you would like to order a book and have it autographed by the author, please download this order form and return it to Diane or the Tapscott Office before Wednesday.


New this week!Author Karen Benke to Visit Fourth Grade Classes
Thursday, April 10

The popular Karen Benke will once again be leading fourth graders in an interactive day of shape shifting and poetry. Anyone is welcome to order one of her two books, Rip the Page and Leap Write In, which are chock-full of creative writing ideas.

If you would like to order a book and have it autographed by the author, please download this order form and return it to Diane or the Tapscott Office before Thursday.


New this week!News from the Business Office
Check Those Auto-Pay Settings!!

If your student is graduating (or leaving Prospect Sierra for parts unknown), April will be your final tuition payment for the 2013-14 school year!! Please be sure to check the auto-pay settings at your bank to stop payments after April. We will miss you, and congratulations to your graduating student(s)! :-)

For those of you who will be returning in September, May begins the new 2014-15 school year, so watch for your May statement to adjust your auto-pay settings to reflect new amounts.

Please feel free to contact Karen Welch with questions: kwelch@prospectsierra.org.


PSPA Pawprints

New this week!Admit it… even if you have a kindergartner, you’ve probably already thought about high school, right? Join us for this month’s PSPA meeting on Wednesday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the Tapscott Library, where you can finally get all of your high school questions answered. Did you know Prospect Sierra has a high school placement advisor who works with each family to help with the high school decision process? This month we’re thrilled to have guest speaker Lalia BenMohamed, PS high school placement advisor (and French teacher), who will talk about life after PS and answer any questions about the mysterious world of high school admissions. Coffee and treats will be served — hope to see you there!

Also, mark your calendars — our Staff Appreciation Lunch is coming up on Friday, May 9. This is a PSPA-sponsored event to show love for our teachers and staff by treating them to a special lunch during the school day.

If you’d like to lend a hand during the lunch hour, please contact Diana Chappell at Tapscott, or Susie Marcus & Gloria Schliesser at Avis. Thanks!

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Angels Camp Vacation Home

1892 home on one acre in Angels Camp available for holiday rental. Walk to restaurants and movie theatre. Contact Lubov at lubov.mazur@gmail.com or 510.527.2844, cell 510.708.2494

The Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/farfar.house?fref=ts or Far Far House Angels Camp.


Post a Classified!

Contact Stephanie Alvelda at salvelda@prospectsierra.org for more information or to submit an item.

PS News: 03.28.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

April 2 – 1st Grade Earth Day Play, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Tapscott MPR
April 3 – PS Authors & Lectures: Common Sense Media, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7–11 – Tapscott Spirit Week
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 10 – 2NK Study Trip to Filadae, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
April 10 – 2BD Study Trip to Filadae, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 23 – 1st Grade Poetry Café, 8:45–9:30 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 23 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 24 – Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 24 – 2BD Publishing Party, 8:35–9:15 a.m.

Avis

March 28–29 – Spring Play: The Jungle Book, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Founders Center
March 31–April 4 – Avis Spirit Week
April 3 – PS Authors & Lectures: Common Sense Media, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
April 4 – 7th & 8th Grade Dance, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Head Royce (rescheduled from April 11)
April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7 – 6th Grade Monday Munch
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 6th Grade Museum Night, Avis Library
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)
April 22–25 – 6B Study Trip to Live Power Farm
April 23–25 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Marin Headlands
Add school events on your own online calendar!

Visit: http://my.prospectsierra.org/news-and-events/calendar/.

Did You Know?

Prospect Sierra’s tuition assistance program enables excellent students to attend our school, even though the full price tuition is out of reach. Prospect Sierra invests $1.6 million in tuition assistance to families in every grade, in every classroom, with each family paying what they can. These students and their families make up 36% of our learning community … it is with them that our school thrives!

Help our school community thrive! Join us at the Prospect Sierra County Fair on April 5 in support of tuition assistance.

News and Announcements

New this week!Spirit Week at Avis
March 31–April 4

This year, Avis Spirit Week is dedicated to having fun AND reaching out to help people in need. We’re looking forward to supporting BOSS Homeless Shelter in Berkeley and the Berkeley Food Pantry. So dress up and bring in donations – clean out those closets, pull out your unused towels and blankets, and spread a little love.

AvisSpiritWeekSched


Prospect Sierra Welcomes Common Sense Media
Thursday, April 3, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR

Come and find out more about how parents can guide their children to make responsible, respectful, and safe media choices. With Dana P. Blum, we’ll review media usage statistics, cover opportunities and challenges presented by digital media, and consider how parents can navigate this rapidly-evolving landscape with their kids. We’ll see you there!

As always, free childcare available for Prospect Sierra students whose parents attend the event. Simply drop them off with Brian in the Avis AfterSchool room!


New this week!Prospect Sierra County Fair
Purchase Tickets Today!

Don’t be left out … get your ticket today for the Prospect Sierra County Fair! What could be better? Spend an evening with fellow Prospect Sierra parents and teachers while having fun playing games, eating dinner, and dancing the night way … all in support of our great school!

What games you ask? Try classic ring toss … with bottles of wine as prizes. And take the Sur-Prize Wheel for a spin. Sounds like fun, especially with a glass of hard lemonade in hand.

Dinner will include super yummy RoliRoti rotisserie chicken, accompanied by rosemary roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus, and a garden fresh salad. (Vegetarian option available, too!) All followed by home-baked (and expert judged) pies!

All proceeds of the event, the silent auction, and the raise-a-paddle will benefit our students and their teachers. We’re hoping to show overwhelming support of the tuition assistance program, as well as teacher professional development!

So purchase your ticket today! Actually … purchase your ticket now!!

(Before prices go sky high …)

Prospect Sierra County Fair
Saturday, April 5, 6:00–11:00 p.m.
The Wooden Duck “County Fairgrounds”
1823 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley


New this week!Don’t Be Bored … Make Something!
White House Maker Faire, 2014

16-year-old Joey Hudy, the youngest-ever Intel intern, amazed Intel’s CEO at the Maker Faire. That’s his motto: “Don’t be bored, make something.”

Inspired by Joey and countless other makers, the White House has announced the first White House Maker Faire … and Prospect Sierra kids should be there!

Start down the road to the White House:

Find out more at http://whitehouse.gov/makerfaire .


New this week!Time for Spring Cleaning?
Donate Books for the Spring Book Fair!

It’s that time of the year again! The Avis campus is readying to hold its Spring Book Fair on the evening of Open House on May 22nd.

As always, we’ll be selling used books, mostly in the $1 to $2 range, so please consider donating any child, teen, or adult books that you are ready to pass on to others. Bring them to the Avis Library or Tapscott MPR between now and Monday, May 19th.

This year we will exclusively be selling used books. Proceeds of the Spring Book Fair will go toward the PS library’s book-buying fund!

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New this week!Prospect Graduates in Berkeley Rep Play: This Weekend!
Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Berkeley Rep is highlighting the Berkeley Teen One-Acts Festival this weekend. One of the plays, “Bell,” features PS alums Rocko Bauman (’11) as playwright, Charlotte Dubach-Reinhold (’11) as actor, and Jessica Steel (’11) running the sound booth.

Support our alums! Tickets for the One-Act Festival are $15 for adults, $10 for 18 and under. For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.berkeleyrep.org/school/teencouncil.asp#tabbed-nav=oneacts.


Post a Classified!

Contact Stephanie Alvelda at salvelda@prospectsierra.org for more information or to submit an item.

PS News: 03.21.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

March 24 – Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Avis Library
March 26 – Demystifying the New Middle School Schedule, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Avis Library
March 27–28 – 4JA Study Trip to Fort Ross
March 28 – 2nd Grade Study Trip to Lake Refugio, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
April 2 – 1st Grade Earth Day Play, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Tapscott MPR
April 3 – PS Authors & Lectures: Common Sense Media, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7–11 – Tapscott Spirit Week
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 3EP Half-Class Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)

Avis

March 24 – Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Avis Library
March 25 – 5th Grade Study Trip to Exploratorium
March 26 – Demystifying the New Middle School Schedule, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Avis Library
March 27 – 7th Grade Study Trip to Clean the Shoreline, 12:30–3:20 p.m.
March 27 – 8th Grade Service Learning Trip
March 28–29 – Spring Play: The Jungle Book, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Founders Center
March 31–April 4 – Avis Spirit Week
April 3 – PS Authors & Lectures: Common Sense Media, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR
April 5 – PS County Fair Auction Event, 6:00–11:00 p.m., The Wooden Duck
April 7 – 6th Grade Monday Munch
April 9 – Pizza Day (No Choicelunch)
April 9 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
April 9 – 6th Grade Museum Night, Avis Library
April 11 – 7th & 8th Grade Dance, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Head Royce
April 14–18 – Spring Break (No School)

Click to see more school events on our online calendar: http://my.prospectsierra.org/news-and-events/calendar/. Includes dates and holidays for the 2014-15 school year.


News and Announcements

New this week!Thank You, Kindergarten Parents!

An embarrassment of riches! Thank you so much for all of the delectable selections you brought for Tapscott teachers to enjoy last Monday. Where should we begin? The La Farine tart and other tasty sweet treats, the pesto tortellini with pine nuts, the cauliflower mash, the sushi rice … too many lip-smacking contributions to list! We truly appreciate your time and generosity.


Spring Enrichment Classes at Avis

Springtime is on its way, and we’ve got a new session of Berkeley Chess School’s chess class, which starts April 1st, and Mixed Media Jewelry Making, which starts March 19th. It’s also not too late to sign-up for Individual Music Lessons and Beginning Instruments, both of which are ongoing.

Flyers and additional information can be found online: (username: prospect   |   password: sierra!). Don’t miss out on these fabulous teachers and their class offerings!


Feeling Lost and Found?

The Lost and Found bins at both campuses are overflowing with your stuff. That’s right … your stuff!! Please take a moment to drop by campus to look through it. Please reclaim your sweaters, shirts, lunch boxes, shoes, hats, socks, jackets, books, and other much-loved (if not much missed) items.

Items left in the bin will leave in search of new owners when we donate them over Spring Break!


New this week!Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue, Design Thinking Style!
Monday, March 24, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Avis Library

Come share your experiences of joining the PS community. Help us come up with ways to better build on our strengths and find creative ways to include new families.

We will draw on the work of the year (21st century skills, American Promise, and the Gender Spectrum presentation), as well as experiences from the group. Having participated in any of these is not necessary to exercise your creative thinking muscles on Monday night!


Demystifying the New Middle School Schedule
Wednesday, March 26, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Avis Library

Back by popular demand! A number of parents were unable to attend December’s PSPA meeting, so here is your second chance to join Middle School Head, Heather Rogers, as she discusses the 21st century skills program, and specifically, how next year’s middle school schedule facilitates the teaching of those skills.

This new schedule will impact every student at Prospect Sierra moving forward, so come and get your questions answered!


New this week!Spirit Week at Avis
March 31–April 4

This year, Avis Spirit Week is dedicated to having fun AND reaching out to help people in need. We’re looking forward to supporting BOSS Homeless Shelter in Berkeley and the Berkeley Food Pantry. So dress up and bring in donations – clean out those closets, pull out your unused towels and blankets, and spread a little love.

AvisSpiritWeekSched


Prospect Sierra Welcomes Common Sense Media
Thursday, April 3, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Avis MPR

Join us in the Avis MPR for a discussion on how parents can guide their children to make responsible, respectful, and safe media choices. With Dana P. Blum, we’ll review media usage statistics, cover opportunities and challenges presented by digit al media, and consider how parents can navigate this rapidly-evolving landscape with their kids. We hope to see you there!

New this week!As always, free childcare available for Prospect Sierra students whose parents attend the event. Simply drop them off with Brian in the Avis AfterSchool room!


New this week!PS County Fair News
Come one, come all … There’s something for everyone!

Why come to the auction? Well, if you’re not into games or dancing or eating, there’s always the silent auction, where there will be something for everyone. Bid early, bid often, and support our school!

For the singer, 2 tickets to SF Opera’s La Traviata
For the race car driver, 2 grandstand seats for June 11 NASCAR race
For the spa worshipper, Vichy Springs 1 night stay and all-day spa access
For the trendy diner, dinner at A16 Rockridge
For the football fan, 2 tickets to Cal vs. Sac State on 9/23/14
For the couple that needs a date night, $450 gift card for Fairmont Hotel & Resorts
For the little engineer, 4 tickets on the Niles Canyon Railway
For the little make believer, Kit, an American Girl doll
For the kids, 4 one-day Park Hopper tickets at Disneyland
For the child in all of us, 4 one-hour passes to Jump Sky High

Add to the excitement of the silent auction by making a donation of a favorite item, restaurant, wine, service, or experience. Here are some suggestions practically guaranteed to spark a bidding war. Make your donation online by April 1.

Thank you!
The Advancement Team


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New this week!Free Parent Ed Event: What Great Parents Do
Wednesday, March 26, 6:45–8:15 p.m., Emeryville

Familiar with the new middle school program, but feeling like you want to get out on the evening of March 26? Consider joining Dr. Erica Reischer, author of the forthcoming book, What Great Parents Do: The Small Book for Big Parenting Ideas.

Dr. Reischer is a local psychologist and parent coach who will be discussing proven parenting methods for shaping positive behavior and raising happy, secure, and loving kids. This free talk will be held at the Ann Martin Center Lecture Hall, 1375 55th Street, Emeryville. Questions? Reach out to Genie Barry!


Spring Break Baseball Camp

The Wheelhouse Academy of Baseball, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, invites Prospect Sierra’s student athletes who want to take their baseball skills to the next level to participate in its Spring Break Baseball Camp, April 14–18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Campers can participate all week ($250) or by the day ($60).

Professional staff will improve student-athletes’ skills thru lots of batting instruction in an indoor complex and gain lots of experience playing the game on a nearby field. Located off I-80 at the Central Ave. exit across from the Pacific East Mall near Costco. Contact Cindy Cheong with questions or visit wheelhouseacademy.com to register—sibling discounts apply.


CD case lost at Tapscott! Have you seen it?

Last seen in front of the lower school on Friday, February 28. Black, canvas cd holder with the words “Opera News” on the front. Much-loved CDs inside. If found, please contact Hollis Ashby at hollisrashby@yahoo.com or 510-735-4610.


Post a Classified!

Contact Stephanie Alvelda at salvelda@prospectsierra.org for more information or to submit an item.

PS News: 03.14.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

March 17 – Kindergarten Monday Munch
March 17-18 – 4KC Study Trip to Fort Ross
March 19 – 3EP Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
March 20 – 3EP Publishing Party, 9:00–10:00 a.m. (more…)

PS News: 03.07.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

March 10 – 2nd Grade Study Trip to Marine Mammal Center, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
March 12 – Pizza Day (No ChoiceLunch)
March 12 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library
March 17 – Kindergarten Monday Munch (more…)

PS News: 02.28.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

February 28 – Dads Club Movie Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tapscott MPR
March 3 – Parent Conferences (No School) – AfterSchool Available
March 4 – 2nd Grade Drama Production, 8:50–9:30 p.m., Music Room
March 5 – 3EP Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m. (more…)

PS News: 02.14.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

February 17-21 – Presidents’ Week (No School) – AfterSchool Mini-Camp Available (Tue-Fri)
February 26 – 3EP Study Trip to CEID, 9:00–10:45 a.m.
February 26 – Explore the Gender Spectrum Event, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Avis Library
February 28 – Dads Club Movie Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tapscott MPR (more…)

PS News: 02.07.14

Dates to Remember

(Please note: items that are new to the calendar will be indicated in BOLD.)

Tapscott

February 7 – Deadline to Sign Up for Presidents’ Week Mini-Camp (Feb. 18–21)
February 11 – 1st Grade Study Trip to Berkeley Bowl West, 8:45–10:45 a.m.
February 12 – Pizza Day (No ChoiceLunch)
February 12 – PSPA Meeting, 8:30–10:00 a.m., Tapscott Library (more…)

PS News: 01.31.14

Dates to Remember

Tapscott

February 5 – 3EP Study Trip to CEID, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
February 6 – Pasta Pomodoro Fundraiser
February 7 – Teacher Work Day (No School) – AfterSchool Available
February 7 – Deadline to Sign Up for Presidents’ Week Mini-Camp (Feb. 18–21) (more…)