The Pirate Parents News Page
Hello my name is Sharlisa Byrd. I am Piedmont Hills High School's new Parent and Community Involvement Specialist. I am here to serve you. Please think of me as your personal concierge. This page will provide a helpful tool for parents and the community to learn about current events, hot topics,and parent involvement opportunities. Parents and community members will find this newsletter a great way to learn about our school and to stay connected.
Our goal is to build an investment of trust, communication and parent relations that will last generations. We want to create an environment of parent awareness that will cultivate and produce a cultural academic atmosphere that will flourish and honor the wonderful ethnic and linguistic diversity that reflects the students of Piedmont Hills.
I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you. If anyone has any questions I can be reached at 408-347-3842. My office is located in D9a
So on behave of Piedmont Hills High School, Please relax and enjoy the 2016-2017 school year.
We are here to serve you.
- Site/facilities tours
- Information on community services in the area
- Advocacy skills (Workshops)
- Assistance in filling out forms
- Parent advocacy
- Family health & wellness seminars
- Community partnerships
- Drop-in availability
Quote of the Month
"Every tear is answered by a blossom, / Every sigh with songs and laughter blent, / April-blooms upon the breezes toss them. / April knows her own, and is content." — Susan Coolidge
Hello Parents/ Guardian
Can you believe it is already April. The school year is flying by. This months Tip of the week is: Encourage Your Teen
To Begin Preparing For Year-End Exams.
Test time is coming up. While your teen must do the actual studying, there are some things you can do to help:
- Encourage her to start early. Have your teen spend a few minutes each day getting organized. For example, they should pull together all there old tests. They’re great for review. If your teen has lost some of these exams, They can ask the teacher for copies.
- Help her set specific study goals. Studying for 20 minutes each day for a week is better than studying for two hours on the night before the test.
- Provide a quiet place for them to study. During study time, turn off the TV. If everyone is working or reading quietly, it will be easier for your teen to focus.
- Make sure she gets a good night’s sleep the night before a big test. Don’t let them cram all night.
- Apr 1 Saturday April Fools Day
- Apr 6 Thursday National Tartan Day
- Apr 6 Thursday Latino Academic Achievement Award Night ( Oak Grove High School) 6 pm
- Apr 8 Saturday Junior Prom
- Apr 9 Sunday Palm Sunday
- Apr 10-14 SBAC Testing
- Apr 11 Tuesday Passover (first day)
- Apr 11 Tuesday Parent Basic Computer Training Class 6 pm
- Apr 11 Tuesday National Library Workers' Day
- Apr 13 Thursday Maundy Thursday
- Apr 13 Thursday Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
- Apr 14 Friday Good Friday
- Apr 15 Saturday Holy Saturday
- Apr 16 Sunday Easter Sunday
- Apr 17 Monday Spring Break Begins
- Apr 17 Monday Easter Monday
- Apr 18 Tuesday Last Day of Passover
- Apr 18 Tuesday Tax Day
- Apr 21 Friday Spring Break Ends
- Apr 24 Monday Yom HaShoah
- Apr 24 Monday Isra and Mi'raj
- Apr 26 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day
- Apr 27 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Parents. The Anti-Drug: Parents needing information and reliable advice about teen drug and alcohol abuse can find assistance at:
Common Sense Media Use: Parents say their #1 health concern is overuse of media, even more than drinking or smoking. Are you struggling with this issue with your teen? Find information and answers at
Monitor Cell Phone, Text Message and Computer Use: Consider using software to monitor your child's computer and cell phone use for their safety. A number of software companies offer these services; here is one:
FBI Internet Safety Tips:
Cyber Bullying: Find out what it is, how it works, know the law, prevention and take actoin. Infrmation for both pareents and teens at:
Consider committing to the Family Media Contract: Family Media Contract
Teen Self Injury--Cutting: Upwards of 1/3 of teen girls and some boys as well engage in this unhealthy behavior that has its roots in a number of emotional problems. This website can be very helpful in finding information, support and resources: http://www.selfinjury.com
Teen Depression Information and Support: Understanding teen depression
Stressed-Out Teens: Help your student deal with the pressure they feel they are under to get good grades and manage their busy activity schedule to get into a first rate college.
211: Resources for housing, healthcare, support groups, food and more throughout the Bay Area. Dial 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual assistance. It's a free call for non-emergencies. http://211bayarea.org
511: Public transportation information for the Bay Area. Dial 511--FREE call--or go on the web athttp://www.511.org