AV Weekly Wildcat – March 29 2020

Parent Tech-Volunteers Needed

We know that families are doing their best to get organized and anticipate what their students will need for successful distance-learning beginning April 6. The AV PTA is putting our virtual heads together to figure out ways we can best support our families and teachers as we all brave this new way of going to school.

To help make the transition as smooth as possible, we are seeking tech-savvy  parent-volunteers who:
      • know their way around Google Classroom
      • are available to help parents access various distance learning programs
      • can solve minor technical issues 
      • are available to take calls
If this is you, please consider adding your name and contact information to this list.  We are hoping to recruit at least one or two parents from each classroom.  You don’t have to be a tech genius, just someone willing to help out and troubleshoot!
We are looking for as many volunteers as we can get from all grades and classes, but the following classes do not yet have any volunteers:
      • Sysock
      • Jehue
      • Thieme 
      • Giberson/Johnson
      • K. Clark 
      • Wahbe
      • Reddy
Megan & Karissa

Distance Learning Technology Information

April 6th, here we come! If you have questions regarding what computer your student needs, how to borrow a computer, or anything related to distance learning technology, we’ve got you covered! 

Click HERE to visit the SPUSD site where you can learn all you need to know about the technology you will need and how to get it in place for your student’s distance learning adventure.  

      • Chromebook borrowing and loan agreement
      • Chromebook checkout guidelines, dates, and time
      • Purchasing a personal device
      • Home internet access options
      • Technical Support resources

General PTA Meeting: Postponed

We are waiting on guidance from the Council and California PTAs on how to conduct elections for the next year’s PTA.  Please stay tuned!

On February 19, the Nominating Committee presented to those in attendance the following slate of candidates for next year’s Executive Board. At the next General Association PTA meeting, those in attendance will vote upon next year’s Executive Board.

President, Karissa Adams; Executive Vice President, Megan Gardner; 1st VP, Ways and Means, Jennifer Wang; 2nd VP – Communications, Sarah Kovatch; 3rd VP – Wish Night, Erik Gammell; 4th VP – Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Koca; 5th VP – Programs and Assemblies, Brian Mahler; Treasurer, Judy Asakura; Financial Secretary, Jaclyn Tolj; Recording Secretary, Patti Urzua; Auditor, Marcela Owens; Historian, Panda Korman

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