PARENT REOURCES

Looking to Volunteer?

Many hands make light work! Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Havens! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year such as... 

  • Classroom Parent

  • DEI/Anti-Racism Committee

  • Emergency Prep 

  • Safety

  • Giving Campaign Communications Rep

  • Harvest Festival Communications Rep

  • Lost & Found

  • Merchandise Sales

  • On-Campus Lunch ServiceSERVES (Community Service)

  • Website Design

Click here for all volunteer information

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After School Enrichment

 

Our volunteer-run program provides fun and engaging after-school classes for your Havens students. We are also proud to contribute all profits from ASE into the Havens Parents Club general fund, helping with initiatives such as classroom support, teacher professional development & student STEAM materials. All classes are virtual at this time. 

Click link for more information: After School Enrichment

Before and After School Care

 

Schoolmates is a fee-based program that provides before and after school child care for elementary school aged children (grades TK - 5) during the academic school year and full day care during the summer and vacation periods. Schoolmates classrooms are located at each of the three elementary schools in Piedmont: Beach, Havens and Wildwood. A licensing packet is required to enroll into the Schoolmates program.

Each month there will be an open enrollment period online for new families via CommunityPass.

School Year Hours:

Schoolmates: Monday–Friday from 2:00–6:00 pm

Minimates (TK Students): Monday–Friday

AM TK Students: 11:45 am–3:00 pm (2:00 pm on Wednesdays) 

PM TK Students: 8:30–11:45 am (10:20 am on Wednesdays)

For more information regarding Schoolmates, please contact send an email to hsm@piedmont.ca.gov or call (510) 420-3070.

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Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is back! Choice Lunch delivers fresh food daily to Havens. Order using a simple online ordering system and mobile app designed for schools and parents who care deeply about food and nutrition, but don’t have a lot of time to spend figuring out how to order lunch. Sign up: https://www.choicelunch.com/

Lunch volunteers are also needed.  Come see your kiddo at lunch while volunteering at one of the most fun (and also currently the only available) on-campus parent roles! 

Please consider volunteering to serve lunch by clicking here

Havens Dad's Club

Join the Dads Club to connect with other dads at Havens! 

 

We host a number of fun events throughout the year, including a Welcome Dads BBQ, the Spring Swing dance, and our tentpole community fundraiser, HDC Poker Night (which brings together 100+ players from across Piedmont).

 

HDC events have funded many school improvements, including the campus mural, classroom Chromebooks, teacher professional development, and outdoor gear (look for the big blue blocks during recess). 

 

Joining this group is a fun way to support our kids and get involved. Please email the Havens Dads Club president, Roger Tsai, at rctsai@gmail.com to learn more.

 

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The Education Speaker Series (ESS) returns for the 2021-2022 school year with an exciting mix of programs related to raising healthy children and young adults.

Topics include: raising happy teens, talking to your kids about race issues, leadership and teamwork,  and other hot topics in the parenting world are on tap for this year’s Piedmont Education Speaker Series.

 

This year's program will be a combination of in-person and virtual events. The fall events will be held via Zoom with spring events (starting in January) will be in person. Unless noted otherwise, all programs begin at 7:30 pm.  For each Zoom event you will receive a personalized registration link approximately 1 week before each event. All events are on Tuesdays. Subscriptions will be available to purchase the first week in August during online registration on the Piedmont Store; Contact  info@piedmontedfoundation.org  with any questions.

September 28, 2021
CHRISTINE CARTER, PHD

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and coach. Her books include The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction (2020), The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less  (2017) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps to More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011). A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of multiple honors and awards, Dr. Carter was a Senior Fellow at Dartmouth before she began work in marketing management, and later, school administration. 

October 19, 2021
DR 
ALLISON BRISCOE-SMITH

Dr. Briscoe-Smith earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.  She then received her clinical psychology Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. She then went on to continue her specialization in trauma and ethnic minority mental health through internship and postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital.  She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care.  Much of her work has been with schools, as a clinician, consultant, and trainer.  Currently, she is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wright Institute where she is a professor. She provides consultation and training to bay area nonprofits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability.  

November 2, 2021
RON LIEBER, NYT MONEY COLUMNIST

Ron Lieber is the author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, which was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller when it was released in 2015. “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make,” was published by HarperCollins in January 2021.

January 25, 2022
MIKE ROBBINS, AUTHOR AND LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Mike Robbins, author and leadership expert. Mike Robbins is the author of five books, Focus on the Good StuffBe Yourself Everyone Else is Already TakenNothing Changes Until You Do, and, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, which have been translated into fifteen different languages.  His fifth book, We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, came out in 2020. Mike is an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence.

March 1, 2022
NATASHA SINGH, SEXUAL LITERACY EDUCATOR

As an educational consultant and sexual literacy educator, Natasha believes that community-wide transformation can happen when parents, schools, and kids have shared language and tools. For these reasons, her approach is multi-pronged and rooted in connecting to various parts of a community: she works with schools to implement curriculum; she trains faculty to navigate conversations about consent and sexual harm prevention; she teaches parents how to scaffold conversations about sexuality so that they can have ongoing conversations with their kids; she teaches students (from 4th-12th grade) a range of topics including sexual ethics, anti-racism, effective communication, healthy friendships/healthy relationships, racial/sexual stereotypes, media/porn literacy, gender literacy, masculinity … plus a whole lot more.