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Thank You P-Towners - the auctions have been a success!

Original post made by Amy Taylor, Valley View Elementary School, on Jul 13, 2009

Thank you to all who have been following the online auctions to support Pleasanton Schools!

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We have been having a great response from people willing to donate, and lot's of bidding going on!

Way to come together as a community to support our schools!

So far the auctions have raised $2240, and we're just getting started.

Please tell others about the auctions. And contact me if you have something to donate!

I'm looking for more ways to spread the word about the auctions. If you have any ideas, please post below!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 13, 2009 at 6:51 pm

You're welcome! Are you still touchy?

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Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I got an idea! Why not ask Casey to donate the thousands of dollars we pay him for his car, his mortgage, and his expensed meals??? I'm not donating a penny to support this type of irresponsible spending at the district level.

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Maybe Kathleen Ruegsegger can donate the money back that she spent on scheduling Superintendent, Frances Callan's car wash each week. Did Kathleen ever think that was not money well spent? How about a comment KR?

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Posted by Michele
a resident of Las Positas
on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:30 am

To ???: You should continue to remain nameless & obsolete. How can you deny what the COMMUNITY is doing to help our schools??? Donating is not going to the district, its going to our schools. This rhetoric is insane. We need support, and if the community can't come through, who will? Just let our schools & children fail? I beg to differ. I suppose its the districts fault the State is taking away money?

There is so much "hate" by anonymous posters when it comes to our schools & politics.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

Julie, This thread is about efforts to raise funds for the schools--voluntary. If you want to talk about other things, give me a call. I'm not crashing what these volunteers are doing.

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Posted by Tori
a resident of Country Fair
on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

Thank you Amy for putting together the online auction! Maybe ask those who donated to put a link up on their websites to your auction and to the Save PLeasanton Schools site.

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Posted by Andrea
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

Thanks for everything you have done Amy to help raise money for our schools. My daughter is starting kindergarten in the fall and doesn't do well in large groups. The thought of what will happen to her with 25 kids in her class is frightening. I am afraid she will get lost in the shuffle. Anything people can do to help with class size reduction is greatly appreciated by me and I am sure countless other parents who worry for their children. I am glad so many people and businesses are willing to donate their time and hard earned money to help our children.

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:03 am

When "Posting" articles you can select to have "Registered only" to comment. This keeps the rude postings out of the picture completely.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:09 am

Geez, where to start.
This auction is a good thing and it does not seem that anyone is saying that voluntary contributions should not be made. If all of the yes on G folks donated their $233 per year you would have lots more money and many of us would feel less compelled to comment on that.
Julie, take a hint from Kathleen. She shows more class in a single post than you most likely do in a year of them. Enough with the uncalled-for pot shots.
Claudette, making your posts for registered users makes you look like a thin skinned person who cannot tolerate criticism. Your previous "column" generated many negative comments as well as some positive. I thought people might have learned that registered requirements only make it a challenge for those who really want to post trash. Jeb may have figured that one out already.

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Posted by To resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2009 at 9:47 pm

I agree with Claudette. I would go a step further and would say Pleasanton Weekly forums would do a lot better if they required an annual fee. That would get rid of a lot of the adolescents.

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Posted by Craig
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Amy, thank you so much for what you are doing! It's great to see how much support local businesses are giving.

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Posted by C'mon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I agree with Claudette and resident. PW should block out all posters who don't share my p.o.v. Let's censor all comments to make sure we're all perceived to be in-agreement.

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Posted by Gloria
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I am at a loose why the 62% who voted yes to the parcel tax don't just give the $233.00 to the school. They wanted the rest of us to pay. I think that would be very helpful to the school district. Glorian

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Posted by Yo Gloria
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2009 at 12:09 am

It's not that simple. Some people who voted yes on G simply can't afford it--the two subsets that come to mind are seniors (who would have been exempt from paying) and low income renters (whose landlords would have been the ones to pay since they are the property owners).

That's why there really needs to be more support from the community, local businesses, and people without children in the school system who care about the quality of Pleasanton's schools. I also hope that those yes-on-G voters who can't afford the full amount can donate whatever they can afford, since all the donations will be going towards the program of their choice. Some funding is better than no funding in this case.

Amy, you are doing the right thing, and keep up the good work!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 16, 2009 at 8:15 am

Yes, keep up the good work. It is time for people to give what they can.

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Thank You Amy!!!! We know this takes work and your enthusiasm and hard work is making a big difference! We love our schools, the amazing teachers and community. It feels good to live among such caring indviduals!! ~Lisa

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Posted by Jon
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 17, 2009 at 12:52 am


It's people like you who take action and put forth the effort that make this world a better place!

Thank YOU!

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Posted by Additional information
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

This was posted on another thread.

Maybe this will help:

• See What Events are Coming Soon! Until August 14th, there will be various fundraising events taking place in our Pleasanton community. Check back frequently to see what creative and innovative things are happening! On-line Auction hosted by Amy Taylor Come see what items close this Friday! A cabin get-a-way.... financial planning...teeth whitening....Clubsport fun.... just to name a few things up for auction this week!

• During the month of July, GourMade Cookery is offering a "Cook for the Cause" fundraiser and will donate 20% from every order of Korean Chicken to ILPS. July 1st through July 31st

• Parkside Garage Sale! July 18th. 8am-1pm 3295 Melanie Circle, Pleasanton, 94588 All monies collected at this house will go directly to PPIE and the I Love Pleasanton Schools campaign. Come by to check out the goods and/or donate. It is for a great cause- Our children!!

• Papa Murphy's Pizza will generously donate 35% of sales on the following dates! Mark them on your calendar! Tuesday, July 21
Wednesday, July 22
Tuesday, August 11
Wednesday, August 12

Papa Murphy's Pizza in Pleasanton is located at 1991 Santa Rita Rd # E. Phone: (925) 417-7511

• Come one! Come all, and join us at the Hopyard! The Hopyard will donate 20% of your bill on August 1 from 11am-10pm!! Please present this flyer Spread the word! Forward the flyer! Meaning to get together with friends? Why not schedule it for August 1st? 

3015-H Hopyard Road (at Valley Ave.).

• Exercise for Education! ClubSport Pleasanton is offering a fun, "Exercise for Education" event on Friday, July 24, 6-9 p.m. Join PPIE and Clubsport for this lively evening of guided group exercise and good health.

Enjoy 30-minute rotations of Group Kick and Cardio Cycle in the studio, and Zumba Dance on the pool deck with the club's fun, professional instructors. The event will culminate in a relaxing social at the club's poolside Cabana.

The event is open to members and guests. Sign up at ClubSport's Acitivites Desk. The donation is a minimum $50 per person. All of the proceeds support the "I Love Pleasanton Schools" campaign. To sign up, call the Club at (925) 463-2822 and ask for Activities. Information Flyer

• Main Street Carnival Saturday, August 8th 5pm-9pm Businesses in downtown Pleasanton are hosting an old-fashioned street carnival on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 5-9 p.m. Watch for details about ticket presales and planned activities. If you would like to help, email PPIE.

• Want to know how you can make your donations go twice as far? Ask your company if it will match your donation to Pleasanton Partners in Education

• And, don't forget to look for the "I Love Pleasanton Schools" table at the Farmer's Market this Saturday!

Additional information is at

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