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Sister School Program

 

Our Mission Statement

The Sister School philanthropic program benefits the students of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) by fostering civic responsibility, enhancing community engagement, promoting volunteerism, and by teaching the joy of helping others. This goal is accomplished by partnering each school in the SRVUSD with a partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay. Through collaborative determination of need, schools in the SRVUSD conduct a minimum of two drives and/or fundraisers per year for items that benefit the children of their sister schools.

The Sister School Program is a district-wide, PTA-sponsored program that began in 1994 as "The Cross County Partner School Program" (also known as "Cross County Books/Clothes"). A majority of SRVUSD schools participate in the Program. 

SRVUSD schools are partnered with schools located in a variety of East Bay cities including Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord, and Oakland.

Each participating PTA unit has a Sister School Program Ambassador who is an active volunteer member of their PTA Board, and is responsible for coordinating the program at their PTA unit

THE YEAR AHEAD: 2018-19

We are very proud of our unique program and we are looking forward to another amazing year! Our unit level Sister School Program Ambassadors have some exciting plans- be sure to check your school communications to find out what is happening with your school's Sister School Program. Our SRVCPTA monthly newsletter also highlights Sister School events - please subscribe on our PTA Council home page.

Our Sister School Ambassadors are volunteer parent leaders, who play an important role in providing unity, building momentum and growing sustainability at their school sites. These Ambassadors are also important links to each other, for sharing ideas and offering support. As a team, our collective goals this year include:

  • Helping our new (and returning) Ambassadors build capacity through ongoing, cross-unit collaboration

  • Making our Program even more visible through targeted communication at the unit and Council levels, and by maintaining our website as a viable resource for our unit Ambassadors and as a useful communication tool for our extended community

  • Developing a "Sister School Program Guide to Best Practices"

  • Supporting units in implementing established best practices with staff, parents and students, while also encouraging flexible planning that meets the needs of our Sister Schools

Heartfelt appreciation to our slate of amazing 2017-18 PTA Sister School Program Ambassadors:

SRVUSD UNIT                                SISTER SCHOOL AMBASSADOR

Alamo Elementary                        Julie Adelson, Emily Busquests, and Jenny Soriano

Bella Vista Elementary                Chala Chitturi & Hallie Han

Bollinger Elementary                   Sayeh Hazad

Country Club Elementary           Julie Burlingame & Elise O'Connell

Coyote Creek Elementary          Laurie Aldape

Creekside Elementary                Terranessa Lewis

Golden View Elementary           Kimberlie Doerges & Danielle Marcos

Green Valley Elementary           Sarah Mack & Katie Worth

Greenbrook Elementary            Stephanie Reed

Hidden Hills Elementary            Asma Sarosh

John Baldwin Elementary          Mandi Newton & Michelle Zandona

Live Oak Elementary                   Rachel Ratcliff

Montair Elementary                    Jen Deitsch

Montevideo Elementary             TBD

Neil Armstrong Elementary      Leslie Klatt

Quail Run Elementary                 Karen Wu

Rancho Romero Elementary     Wendy Higgins

Sycamore Valley Elementary    Angela Avalos & Tara Stafford

Tassajara Hills Elementary         TBD

Twin Creeks Elementary             TBD

Vista Grande Elementary            Robyn Moreno

Walt Disney Elementary              Katie Yeh

Charlotte Wood Middle                 Angie Corritone

Diablo Vista Middle                        Juls Lopezi

Gale Ranch Middle                         Anamika Yadav

Iron Horse Middle                          Anju Yeddu

Los Cerros Middle                          Cecilia Brear

Pine Valley Middle                          Jenny Kunz

Stone Valley Middle                        Kristin Bush & Carrie Carelton

Windemere Ranch Middle            Purvi Patel

California High School                   Kallie Fahey

Dougherty Valley High School      Jenny Chang

Monte Vista High School               Andrea Greco (staff)

San Ramon Valley High School    Carolyn Gwynn & Angie Corritone

Venture Independent Study          TBD

Contact us at sisterschool@srvcouncilpta.org or angie.corritone@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in volunteering for the Sister School program!

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