The Mayor’s newsletter has a big list of education- and school-related events! We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you.
Effective Parent Forum / Foro De Padres
Thursday, May 23 and 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Elmhurst Community Prep and Alliance Academy, Family Resource Center
Do you feel your child is being victimized? Do you fear your child may be hanging out with the wrong crowd? Do you live in a neighborhood where crime is prevalent? Do you know your child’s friends? Come join this parent forum to discuss communication, violence prevention, conflict resolution, substance use and abuse, and dealing with stress. Free childcare is available, and food is served at each session!
Junior Achievement’s Be Entrepreneurial Business Plan Challenge Event
Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
All are welcome at this event where students from Skyline and McClymonds High Schools will present their business plan ideas and compete for scholarships. These students have been led in a 7-week program to develop their own businesses by business leaders such as James White, President and CEO of Jamba Juice. One of the judges will be Doug Leeds of Sponsors include The Clorox Company, Kaiser, Jamba Juice, PG&E and Sungevity.
For more information, please contact Krista Gulbransen, SVP of Development and Marketing, Junior Achievement of Northern California, or 925-465-1074
Asian-Pacific American Parent Summit
Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Boulevard
OUSD Family, Schools, and Community Partnerships Department, in partnership with Asian-Pacific-Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership (AYPAL), East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC), and the Spot Chinatown Youth Center, presents the last of 4 district-wide parent summits for the 2012-13 school year.
The purpose of this conference, like the organizations’ previous conferences, is to build from parent and community assets to create stronger academic school-home partnerships. The theme this year is, “Bridging Our Families, Building Our Future.”  The summit will feature motivational speakers on “Supporting Your Teenager” and “The Path to Graduation.”
This summit has a specific focus on graduation and college readiness, parents of 8th-10th graders are highly encouraged to attend, and all parents of kids in grades Pre-K through 12 are welcome.  Other activities include special recognition of graduating Asian Pacific American students, a resource fair, a book give-away for high school youth, and a raffle.
For more information and to register, please contact
Westlake Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, June 1, 1:05 to 2 p.m.
Oakland Coliseum
Westlake Jazz Ensemble will be playing the National Anthem at the A’s game. It is also Yoanis Cespedes jersey day.
Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators
Friday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 3, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley, 2601 Waring Street in Berkeley
Over 6 exciting days, experts on compassion, empathy, and mindfulness will equip teachers and administrators with tools to promote social-emotional learning in their schools. Scholarships are available! Attendees will gain research-based skills and insights to protect themselves from burnout and enhance the social and emotional well being of their students. They’ll also learn scientific evidence to help them make the case for the importance of social-emotional learning back at their schools.
Speakers include: Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain; Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion; Marc Brackett, founder of the RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning; and Megan Cowan, co-founder and executive director of Mindful Schools.
Teen Eco Action Week
Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19
Ira Jinkins Recreation Center, 9175 Edes Avenue
Registration runs through Wednesday, June 5
The Rec Center will host the Teen Eco Action Week: a program that allows teens to discover how to benefit from taking action to protect the environment. In addition to participating in restoration projects and fun-filled outdoor recreational activities, youth will earn community service credit and receive a career exploration stipend upon program completion.
For more information, please contact Renee Tucker, Recreation Leader, 615-5959

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