Enjoy Palos Verdes Education Foundation 2016 Main Event!

Enjoy Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation 2016 Main Event!

Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) will be holding its annual “Main Event” fundraiser at Terranea Resort on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to raise additional funds for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.  This year’s event “Live From Palos Verdes, It’s Saturday Night”, will be a fun evening with nightclub open seating, New York inspired food stations, SNL inspired comedy show, dancing, silent and live auctions with the proceeds going to support the Palos Verdes Peninsula School program.  The cost is $250 per person if purchased by April 22, 2016, or $275 thereafter until tickets are sold out.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation was founded in 1979 to raise much needed money for our schools that the State was not providing.  PEF’s first gift to the School District was $250,000.  The number of students and amount of government aid has varied tremendously and the school district relies on these donations from PEF for the shortfall.   These donated funds are being spent to retain teachers, library aides, keep class sizes smaller, music instruction, academic counselors at high schools, college and career centers, STEM funding, help with science fair funding and teacher grants for innovative classroom projects.  This year the PEF is pledging $3.4 million to keep supporting the above programs, and can’t do it without everyone’s support big or small.  There will also be an opportunity to win a Lexus by purchasing tickets before the event.  (Winner does not need to be present.)   Tickets can be purchased on line at www.pvpef.org for $50 each or $125 for three tickets.

For more information and reservations go to www.pvpef.org/events or call (310) 378-2278.

Click here to read my prior article on Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation’s Main Event.

Photo courtesy of  Terranea Resort.

Palos Verdes 2016 Summer School Registration Starts Soon!

Palos Verdes 2016 Summer School Registration Starts Soon!

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Even though Spring Break for Palos Verdes Schools hasn’t yet begun, summer school signs ups are quickly approaching and if history repeats itself they will fill up fast.

Registration for Palos Verdes elementary students for summer school will begin on Monday, April 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.  This year, classes will be held at Cornerstone and Rancho Vista.  The school hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and classes run from June 20 through July 15, 2016.  There will not be classes on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Registration for Palos Verdes intermediate students participating in a Summer School Program, will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016.  This year, classes will be offered at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Miraleste Intermediate School.  Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m.  Students will be attending classes from June 20 through July 15, 2016.  There will be no school on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Summer high school for Palos Verdes students in grades nine through twelve, will be offered at Peninsula High School.  Online registration will be activated according to the specific grade.  On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, PVPUSD Seniors (Grade 12 in Sept. 2016) will be able to start registration at 7:00 a.m.  On Wednesday, March 30, PVPUSD Juniors (Grade 11 in Sept 2016) will be activated for registration at 7:00 a.m.  On Thursday, March 31, PVPUSD Sophomores (grade 10 in September 2016) will be activated for registration at 7:00 a.m. On Monday, April 18, 2016, PVPUSD Freshman (Grade 9 in September 2016) will be activated for registration  at 7:00 a.m.  Open registration for all students (including out of district) will open on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  These classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Summer school session #1 will start on June 20 and go through July 7, 2016, and session #2 will go from July 11 through July 28, 2016.

For more information and description of classes offered, hours and costs, go to www.pvpss.com.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer School click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Palos Verdes Schools 2016 Spring Break Fun!

Palos Verdes Schools 2016 Spring Break Fun!

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will be enjoying their 2016 Spring Break from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.  Below are some ideas for Palos Verdes homes owners who are looking for day camp ideas for their children to enjoy.

AYSO Spring Soccer Camps are being offered from April 4 to April 8, 2016, at Highridge Park.  Children from 6 to 16 years of age can spend a half day learning or improving their soccer skills.  The cost of the Half Day Camp for is $135; camp session is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  For more camp information and/or to register go to www.aysosoccercamps.org .

Highridge Park is located at 28220 Highridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Terranea Resort will be sponsoring Spring Break Golf at the Links with a special golf camp taught by Terranea’s own PGA Professionals.  Your children can up their game on the award winning par 3 golf course perfect for golfers of all ages and levels.  The camp is Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at a cost of $275 per child.  For more information or to sign up call (310) 265-2752.  To read more about The Links go to www.terranea.com.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

To read my prior article on Spring Break click here.

Photo courtesy of AYSO

Palos Verdes Cornerstone & Rancho Vista Schools 2016-2017 Lottery

Palos Verdes Cornerstone & Rancho Vista Schools 2016-2017 Lottery

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Today Palos Verdes homes owners wanting to enroll their children in Cornerstone or Rancho Vista Elementary Schools can submit their applications.  The deadline for these applications is 4:00 p.m. on February 29, 2016.  The application system for these two schools, has a randomized database which provides a lottery system.  These schools operate differently than the other elementary schools in Palos Verdes because they are a Parent Participation Model (charter school style).  Parents commit time, energy, skills and passion to assist and organize supporting activities that expand curriculum and learning.

Cornerstone is solely a choice school, which means it is not a home based school which is dependent on the student living in the immediate area.  To be entered in the lottery, a K-5 Intradistrict Transfer Application and Cornerstone’s Letter of Intent must be signed and submitted for each new, incoming student.  Siblings of Cornerstone students who wish to be enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year must also fill out the Intradistrict Transfer Appllication and return it to the district by February 29, 2016.  These documents can be downloaded on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District website at www.pvpusd.net.  Grades TK-5 must bring printed confirmation pages and Step 2 documents to the Enrollment Center by February 29 to retain their reserved seat.  The elementary school assignments will be determined after the enrollment process has been completed.  Notification of placement will take place during the first week of May.

Rancho Vista Elementary is not only a choice school, but also a home based school.  If you reside within the boundary, you will be directed to that campus without special application.  However, if you are not living within the boundary and your child wishes to attend Rancho Vista, you will be required to apply with a K-5 Intradistrict Transfer Application.  Notification of placement will take place the first week of May.

To read my last article on the enrollment process of Cornerstone & Rancho Vista school click here.

Photo courtesy of Cornerstone Elementary.

Palos Verdes 2016 Kindergarten Registration Open

Palos Verdes 2016 Kindergarten Registration Open

Palos Verdes homes owners (and/or tenants) who have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2016, are invited to attend a Kindergarten Registration Information Program.  The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District recommends that parents  attend even if they have had other children go through the system because the program has changed.  This is an important event if you have Kindergarten age children because some Palos Verdes elementary schools are impacted.  California Law (SB 1381) regarding the age requirement for Kindergarten enrollment was changed.  The new law requires a child be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be eligible for Kindergarten.  To enroll in Transitional Kindergarten (which is a separate program), children must be five years old before December 2, 2016.  All interested parents are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled Kindergarten Orientation meetings and learn more about this change, the application process, kindergarten readiness, standards, transitional kindergarten and the application deadline.  The meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (7:00 – 8 :00p.m.) – Vista Grande Elementary School, 7032 Purpleridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 377-6066.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.) – Dapplegray Elementary School, 3011 Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates, (310) 541-3706.

The enrollment process for 2016-2017 has new requirements this year.  It is recommended that you check the PVPUSD website at www.pvpusd.net for instructions and enrollment forms.

To read my last article on Palos Verdes Kindergarten Registration click here.

Photo courtesy of PVPUSD