Only on December 7 – 8, 2017!
Open a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan and get a $50 Target gift card! This savings plan provides 100 percent tax-free growth and the opportunity to have up to 25 percent more money for college. On December 7 – 8, 2017, open your ScholarShare 529 account with $50 and set up an Automatic Contribution Plan of $25 or more for 6 months to get your $50 gift card.
ScholarShare 529 is the official college savings plan of California. With 100% tax-free growth, families can have up to 25% more money for higher education – funds which can be used for a range of qualified expenses at eligible schools nationwide. So whether a child is headed to an Ivy League school or a culinary academy, needs funds for tuition or textbooks, ScholarShare 529 is a smart, tax-advantaged way to save for their bright future.
Download the flier here and learn more about planning for college at www.capta.org/preparing-for-college.
Pioneer High School is holding it’s second annual mattress fundraiser in support of the Pioneer Performing Arts Boosters program.
The fundraiser will be held on November 18th from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Performing Arts Center at Pioneer High School. If you’re thinking of getting a new mattress, we will be offering a wide selection of name brand mattresses at 50% off retail.
Proceeds from the event go towards buying and servicing musical instruments for the music program, buying props and equipment for the drama program and providing scholarships to students who otherwise could not afford to participate in a performing arts program.
Thursday November 16
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm– Meet & Greet
This year’s Legislative Round Table will explore three topics:
- Adequate funding: Even with the Prop 55 extension of Prop. 30 taxes, our funding is below average, and California’s schools rank in the bottom 5. LCFF improves equity, but does not address adequacy. How can we restore long-term increased stable funding for our children’s schools?
- Raising Teacher Status: In countries with high-performing schools, teachers are better trained, better paid, better supported, and better respected than in the US. How can we change the way we view the teaching profession, so that we can better recruit and retain and properly compensate our children’s teachers?
- Early Childhood Education: Santa Clara County’s Superintendent of Schools says the County Office’s work on early learning is its highest priority project. How can we improve access to high quality, affordable, early learning for allof California’s children?
Come discuss these topics with our State Senators & Assembly Members!
Screenagers Documentary on Social Media
Followed by a facilitated discussion with SCUSD Social Worker.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mission City Center for Performing Arts
(next to Wilcox High School)
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Free – Students Invited too!
Sponsored by Wilcox High School PTSA
Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news — and listen, too — can help.
Explaining the news to our kids.
News and America’s Kids: How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News,