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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ahri, 23 hours ago | 75 comments | 7019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

3 reasons to get started on education planning in 2014

Education planning for your children or grandchildren is one of the most important financial goals you could plan for in...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Samad, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:26 am | 3 comments | 1620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board rescinds modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 99 comments | 10966 Views

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Pleasanton school board votes to continue modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Pleas Parent, on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:53 am | 110 comments | 7836 Views

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Ptownlife.org Drawing Contest Underway: Deadline 1/30/15

PTOWNLIFE DRAWING CONTEST JANUARY 2015 THEME: THE FUTURE Official Rules: 1) You must be a member of Ptownlife to...

Original post made by Ptownlife.org Web Team on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Ptown Mom, on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 518 Views

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Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair today

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Common Core Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair today. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Soooo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 2230 Views

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Calendar on school board agenda Tuesday

The school board is meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 with the school calendar issue back on the agenda. The meeting is...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 392 Views

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Alisal teacher named 'Symetra Hero in the Classroom'

An Alisal Elementary School third-grade teacher was named a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" by Symetra, Wells Fargo and the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Lennis Sadler, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 3067 Views

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Classes Cut While Salaries Increase

Looks like Pleasanton is not unique, according to this editorial from today's Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/story/1971525.html Here's...

Original post made by Ack on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by NoToPUSD, on Jan 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 38 comments | 2587 Views

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No Field trips for Alisal????

Does anyone know why Alisal is the only Elementary school in Pleasanton that does not participate in 4th grade Field trip...

Original post made by concered parent on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Alisal Mom, on Dec 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 41 comments | 2760 Views

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'Little Rock Nine' member visits Harvest Park

One of the members of the "Little Rock Nine" that were involved in desegregating a high school in that Arkansas city 57 years...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 2708 Views

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2 high school seniors win Community of Character $1,000 scholarships

Two high school seniors have been chosen as recipients of the 2015 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship by the Community of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Congratulations!!!, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 1497 Views

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2014 Fall Community Education Series wraps up tonight

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council will be hosting a free presentation tonight on parents'...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by AmyKirby, on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 673 Views

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Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair set for January

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair on Jan. 10. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Really?, on Dec 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 2191 Views

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Calling all Pleasanton High School Students!

Pleasanton North Rotary will hold its annual Youth Speech Contest on Friday January 2nd at Handles Gastropub in Pleasanton....

Original post made by Pleasanton North Rotary on Dec. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 181 Views

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Laursen, Miller sworn in at Pleasanton school board meeting last night

Newly-elected and re-elected members of the Pleasanton school board were sworn in Tuesday, with the board unanimously voting...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Dec 13, 2014 at 12:14 am | 14 comments | 3311 Views

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FHS grad named college conference's top freshman

Pleasanton native Nick Goldstein earned California Pacific Conference Freshman of the Year honors after his first season...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Matt Simmons, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 723 Views

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Vintage Hills receives $1,400 grant

Vintage Hills Elementary School was awarded Tuesday a $1,400 grant from the KNBR Step Up to the Plate For Education grant...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by E, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 4 comments | 1982 Views

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PUSD WorkAbility Students Gaining Life Skills at New Leaf Community Markets

Two WorkAbility students from the Pleasanton Unified School District report to work once a week at the New Leaf Community...

Original post made by Patti Bond on Dec. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 233 Views

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Communism Survivor: "Common Core Looks Scary Familiar"

I encourage all who are unfamiliar with Common Core to do your research. Here is an article about a mother of three who...

Original post made by concerned on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 4 comments | 490 Views
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