Category Archives: Helpful Information

Pioneer High School Mattress Fundraiser

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.

Pioneer HS

Questions to Ask During the Parent-Teacher Conference

  • What subject does my student like most? Least?
  • What can I do to help my student with subjects he finds difficult?
  • How can I help my student study? Prepare for class? Improve his work? A good time to ask these questions is when the teacher gives you samples of your son’s or daughter’s work.
  • Is my student trying as hard as he/she can?
  • Does my student participate in class discussions and activities?
  • Is my student in different classes or groups for different subjects? Which ones? How are the groups determined?
  • How well does my student get along with others?
  • Has my student missed classes?
  • Have you noticed changes in the way my student acts? For example, have you noticed squinting, tiredness, or moodiness that might be a sign of physical or other problems?
  • How are you measuring my student’s progress? Through tests? Portfolios? Class participation? Projects?
  • What kinds of tests do you give? What do the tests show about my student’s progress? How does my student handle taking tests?
          – Tip Sheet including questions above [PDF]
Ed100 – Parent-Teacher Conferences: Common Sense Standards and More                  [Ed100 Parent Leader Guide]

Screenagers Documentary on Social Media

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!
Please RSVP
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.

“Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk” Parent-Teen Communication

This is an open and honest discussion of best communication techniques with teens, behavior management and why sometimes we need to let our kids fail…come hear our speaker, Susan Stone Belton as she provides parents
wisdom and not just theory.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Mission City Center for Performing Arts
(next to Wilcox High School)
3250 Monroe St [map]
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Free
Space is limited, please RSVP
Sponsored by Wilcox High School PTSA

Can My PTA Help the Harvey Flood Victims?

PTAs are prohibited from making personal gifts to a specified family or individual.

PTAs may participate in community relief efforts by making a monetary donation to a relief organization recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and United Way handle donations for relief efforts under benevolent fund procedures, which means that funds are received for disbursement to a broad class of potential recipients.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Texas PTA
Yahoo

Help Your Student Succeed

It’s back-to-school time! Read on for a few tips to make this school year the best yet for your child:

  • Family engagement is the key to success – Decades of research proves that family engagement helps kids perform better in school and overall in their lives. Read with your child, help them with homework, stay connected with their teachers to help your child do their very best, ask questions about your child’s day and ensure they are prepared and on time for school each day. And join your local PTA! Parent engagement impacts student success and well-being far more than parents’ income, education or ZIP code.
  • Be prepared for the school year – Give your student the best head-start they can get by being ready for the new school year when school begins. Connect with local organizations and resources to ensure your child has school supplies, new clothes and anything else they need, be sure to know when their school day begins and ends, connect with other parents in your area and keep yourself organized to make school mornings easier on your family.
  • Engage with PTA – Join a local PTA at your child’s school or start your own! Download and print the “Why PTA” flier – available in six languages – to learn why your school needs a PTA. Encourage other parents at your child’s school to become more involved in their child’s education by joining the PTA. Learn more here.