Welcome to the Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee 

The Pleasanton PTA Council Special Needs Committee (SNC) is made up of dedicated parent volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of our special needs students and their families. Committee members include PUSD administrators from Special Education and PBIS as well as Parent Liaison. Our goal is to foster and maintain positive relationships between parents and PUSD, and spread awareness and acceptance of ALL abilities within our community. 

SNC sponsors free evening speaker events with well-known local authorities on topics such as learning and behavioral challenges, anxiety in children and teens, ADHD, understanding the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes, and building blocks to a successful collaboration between parents and schools. We also sponsor the Ability Awareness Week program with participating schools throughout the district. Students learn about the challenges a child with special needs faces on a daily basis, and learn how to ACCEPT–UNDERSTAND–SUPPORT everyone and their differences.

SNC defines “special needs” as a term that applies to children who are gifted learners, any child with a learning or processing difference, physical disability, cognitive delay, speech & language delay, behavioral challenges, social or emotional difficulty, and those with food allergies. 

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April 16, 2018 
Harvest Park Middle School, MPR
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Brad Berman, MD
Development & Behavioral Pediatrician

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PUSD Board of Trustees Seeking
11 Parents/Guardians!!!

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2017-18 SELPA CAC Meetings
Open to the Public

PUSD District Offices, 4665 Bernal Avenue

 Building 400 – Kottinger Room 

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 18

Thursday, March 15 

Thursday, April 19 NEW!


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Players are Needed! 
Both Boys and Girls Ages 4 and Older! 
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Call for Nominations 
2018 Excellence in Education Awards

Online submission form due before 12:00 midnight Wednesday, March 14

Awards ceremony will be held the evening of Monday, May 7

Has a special teacher or staff member made a difference in your child's education? The Pleasanton PTA Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Excellence in Education Awards Program.

To nominate an outstanding staff member in the Pleasanton Unified School District, please fill out this online nomination formand submit it before 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, March 14th. 

Hard copies of the nomination form can be requested from your school principal and must be received, along with a copy of your nomination letter, in the Pleasanton PTA Council's mailbox at the address below before  4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th.

PUSD Office
4665 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA

The awards ceremony will be held the evening of Monday, May 7th. 

Venue to be announced later!


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Free Tax Preparation Services for low income families   
Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) would like to announce a great opportunity for our families to receive Free Tax Preparation Services through the Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center's (TVOS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to families who generally make $74,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Learn more! 

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We Need Your help! 

We are looking for SNC School Reps for next year for the schools
listed below. Please join us and help make a difference in
the lives of our special needs families!

Harvest Park Preschool
Alisal Elementary
Hearst Elementary
Village High
Walnut Grove Elementary

If interested, please contact Linda Fazzio, Membership.

*Please Note:  Students with special needs are welcome. 
Please contact Valley Humane for details. 925 426-8656.

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The Tri-Valley SELPA is Seeking New Members for Our Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The Tri-Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) addresses the needs of students with disabilities in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol Glen and Mountain House school districts and the Alameda County Office of Education.

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) is a body of parents, educational staff members, and community members that advise the SELPA’s governance council and director’s council on issues of interest to parents, school staff, and the community. Members of the CAC provide input on the implementation of the SELPA’s local plan.

The CAC meets 3-4 times/year with the director’s council, and CAC members may also choose to attend quarterly public meetings of the governance council. Typically these meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. and are hosted by one of the districts.

During the 2015-2016 school year, the Tri-Valley SELPA will be updating its Local Plan for the provision of services to students with disabilities.  One or more CAC members will participate in the working group to rewrite sections of the Local Plan.

Members of the CAC are appointed by the districts they represent. If you are interested in joining the CAC please contact the special education director or designee for the district at the number below.

Alameda County Office of Education Robert Stout 510-670-7623
Dublin Unified School District Blaine Cowick 925-828-2551
Livermore Joint Union School District MaryAnn Frates 925-606-3286
Mountain House Elementary School District Gay Costa 209-835-2283
Pleasanton Unified School District Marla Silversmith 925-426-4293
Sunol Glen Unified School District Molleen Barnes 925-862-2026

For general information about the SELPA or the CAC, contact Sara Woolverton, director of the Tri-Valley SELPA, at 925-426-9144

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      SNC Events      

SNC General Committee Meetings are held every month on select Tuesdays from 9:15-11:00 a.m. 

Location:  PUSD District Offices, 4665 Bernal Avenue, in the District Boardroom (DB) or in Building 400-Kottinger Room (KR)

August 22 
General Meeting KR

September 11-15
Donlon Elementary
Ability Awareness Week

September 19 
General Meeting 
District Conference 
Room 1

October 4
Overview of PUSD IEP and 504 Processes – Marla Silversmith, Kathleen Rief, Tara Kyle 

October 17
General Meeting KR

November 28
General Meeting DB

December 19
General Meeting KR

December 13
Fostering Self Advocacy for Students with Special needs – Todd Gary 

January 22-26 
Walnut Grove Elementary
Ability Awareness Week

January 23 
General Meeting DB
Special Speaker Assistant Superintendent Ed Diolazo

February 5-9
Lydiksen Elementary
Ability Awareness Week

February 27
General Meeting DB

March 1
Pleasanton Middle School
Ability Awareness Week

March 13
This Autistic Life –
Hank Smith & Ian Smith

March 20
General meeting DB

April 16
Dr. Brad Berman, MD
Development & Behavioral Pediatrician

April 24 
General Meeting TBD

May 21-25
Failands Elementary
Ability Awareness Week

Mary 22 
General Meeting KR 

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