I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and returned reinvigorated to finish out the remaining 7 weeks of school. Thank you to all who attended the HPC meeting last night. As part of our ongoing effort to be a more inclusive community and ensure that “everyone at Havens belongs,” a team of Havens staff members shared their work on the dimensions of gender as it relates to understanding the whole student. It was an informative and valuable presentation, which we hope will serve as a springboard for future dialogue and work. We also introduced PUSD’s funding requests to HPC for the upcoming school year and will further the financial discussion in our May HPC meeting.
Speaking of our May meeting, a reminder that the last regular HPC meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will be on Thursday, May 3, at 8:35 am in Ellen Driscoll. We will have important end-of-the-year business to conduct, so please join us.
There’s a lot going on this weekend so I thought I’d highlight a few of the events happening at Havens: the Havens Dads Club Spring Swing Family Dance will be on Friday, April 13, 6-9 pm, in Ellen Driscoll, $10/person; the third and final Lice Check of the year will occur on Saturday, April 14, 8-11 am, in Ellen Driscoll, $15/student if you haven’t already paid through the Piedmont Store; and the 1st Annual South Asian Cultural Celebration – A Spring Garba and Raas sponsored by the Piedmont Asian American Club, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 3-6 pm, in Ellen Driscoll, $40/family (2 adults and their kids) or $10/person.
Finally, the Spring Fling Gala, the annual fundraiser benefiting all 3 elementary schools, is less than 2 weeks away so purchase your tickets today if you haven’t yet. The gala will be on Friday, April 20, at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center and will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and a fabulous silent auction. In addition to attending the gala, you can buy a raffle ticket (which will be sold at the Dads Club Spring Swing Family Dance this Friday, April 13) to win 3 nights at an amazing Napa Home; bid on an item in the online auction (closes on Monday, April 16); and purchase tickets to a parent party. More information at www.piedmontspringfling.org.
Thanks and see you on the dance floor Friday night,