We hope you are relishing the last few days of summer and that your family is looking forward to reconnecting with friends, teachers and colleagues in the Piedmont community.
Our first meeting is scheduled for 7:00pm on Wednesday September 2nd. For location information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We will reconnect as a community and talk about plans for the year, including a PADC Welcome Back Happy Hour! If you have never been to a meeting, and would like to learn more, please join us. Our mission is to promote inclusiveness, an appreciation of the differences, and global awareness within Piedmont and surrounding communities.
Also, don’t forget to donate to PADC using your online registration account (if you didn’t donate during online registration, you can log back into the registration process at any point to add in a donation). You can also donate right here online!
Where Your Money Goes
This year we look forward to continuing (and with your help, adding to) the support we provide for the following school-centered work:
- We award approximately $8,000 in grants to teachers and staff of the Piedmont Unified School District to support diversity efforts including multicultural literature for teachers, librarians, and students; service learning programs, and ongoing support for events such as Diversity Day at Piedmont Middle School.
- We fund the Appreciating Diversity Film Series, which offers free screenings twice monthly in Piedmont and Oakland of documentaries highlighting diversity-related topics and issues.
- We collaborate to support diversity and inclusion with other Piedmont parent clubs, including the Piedmont Asian American Club (PAAC); Piedmonters for Resources, Advocacy and Information in Special Education (PRAISE); and Piedmont Advanced Learners Program Support (ALPS).
- We have parent liaisons at every school who are available as a resource on issues of diversity and inclusion.
Finally, before we resume our school and community activities later this month, we would like to introduce the new PADC officers for 2015-16. We are pleased to welcome the following on board:
Alison & Kobi