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