Election Time – Job Descriptions

PTA elections are taking place this month…..check out the job descriptions:

Board Job Descriptions – Council

Positions currently filled for next year….and available positions:

Position                                  Name

President                                Laura Raimondi

Executive Vice President    Open

1st VP, Membership             Marc McGeever

2nd VP, Communication      Open

3rd VP, Parent Education    Open

Secretary                                Open

Treasurer                               Terri Jimenez

Financial Secretary              Christine Gray

Auditor                                   Open

Historian                                Open

Barbara Emerich High School Senior Scholarship – Due April 10th

Barbara Emerich High School Senior Scholarship
Barbara Emerich held PTA leadership positions for over 50 years. Sixth District PTA proudly honors her extraordinary service by awarding scholarships to two high school seniors who best exemplify her dedication to youth and families.
More information about the scholarship.
Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

San José Unified Spring Town Hall – April 30th @ Lincoln High

San José Unified will host the third and final districtwide town hall meeting of the school year on Monday, April 30th, from 6-8pm in the Lincoln High School Media Center. All families, students, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.

The district portion of this town hall will focus on the use of Measure Y parcel tax funds. Options will be presented for feedback from the public. There will be an open forum after that. Board, Council, and Cabinet members will be in attendance and will respond questions, comments, and concerns as time permits. The district office will publish formal responses following the meeting.

You can download the event flyer in English and Spanish

Please eRSVP on Eventbrite.

SJUSD Town Hall 180430 Flyer ENG

Tasting the Future

On a gloomy Tuesday afternoon, elementary students from San José Unified fired up the kitchen at Gunderson High School for the annual Future Chefs live cooking competition, and the results were nothing short of delicious.
Future Chefs is a national initiative from our nutrition partners at Sodexo. Now in its eighth year, it’s designed to inspire kids to make healthy eating choices and develop their cooking skills. The theme for this year’s competition is Healthy Asian Fusion.
Hundreds of our students submitted recipes, and nine were selected to participate in the live districtwide finals on March 20th. Working with seasoned professionals from our student nutrition staff, finalists had one hour to prepare their creations, which were rated for their creativity, taste, ease of preparation, use of healthy ingredients, kid friendliness, and presentation.
A panel of celebrity judges, including administrators and principals from San José Unified, had the lucky distinction of sampling all of the dishes, and after a quick tally, here are the results:
  • 1st Place – Kate Routon, 4th Grade, Willow Glen, Asian Chicken Wonton Tacos
  • 2nd Place – Aashna Raval, 4th Grade, Simonds, Thaiquito
  • 3rd Place – Chyaniss Pate, 5th Grade, Olinder, Pork Fried “Rice”
  • 4th Place – Brianna Cavano, 4th Grade, Los Alamitos, Fantastic Fried Rice
  • 4th Place – Cristian Santos, 3rd Grade, Grant, Ginger Noodle Soup
  • 4th Place – Ellie Luke, 3rd Grade, Booksin, Korean Short Rib Quesadilla
  • 4th Place – Gracie Gsoell, 4th Grade, Almaden, Gracie’s Cashew Chicken
  • 4th Place – Isabella Jones, 3rd Grade, Booksin, Thai Rice Noodle Salad
  • 4th Place – Natalie Malak, 4th Grade, Los Alamitos, Too Cool Teriyaki Tacos
Congratulations to Kate and all of the finalists for a job well done. Kate will be considered along with the winning students from other participating school districts for a regional finalist award. Selected regional finalists will compete to become the national champion in an online vote, so get your thumbs and clicker fingers ready!
Future Chefs is just one example of how our Student Nutrition team makes eating right fun and engaging for kids. Every day, they serve more than 17,000 healthy meals in our 41 schools, ensuring that students go to class ready to learn. If you’d like to learn more, visit go.sjusd.org/food.
Tasting the future

Smart Cycling Trainings

Do you like bicycling? Do you want to be safer and feel more comfortable bicycling for fun or just getting around town? Do you want to be a good bicycling role model for your child?

Then please take the Smart Cycling course offered by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Cost: FREE

Why participate?

  • Gain confidence and feel more secure when riding a bicycle on city streets.
  • Support your local Safe Routes to School Program.
  • Understand how traffic laws apply to bicyclists.
  • Learn how to teach safe cycling to your own children.
  • Learn skills that will help bicyclists and car drivers safely share our roadways.
  • Save money, improve your health, and protect our environment through bicycling!
The training will cover how to ride safely and perform maintenance on your bike, rules of the Road, bicycle commute, etc.
*All participants at Smart Cycling training must be high school age or older.
VTA