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Great Resources from PTA
for parents & families

 

California School Finance

  • How the state law system funds public schools.
  • Learn what parents can do to engage in the decisions that impact their children & schools.
     
Online Resources

   
Resources for Parents


Education

Common Core Resource Collection
LVJUSD Common Core Webpage
http://www.livermoreschools.com/commoncore

STEM on Sesame Street
Resource for parents and teachers to encourage STEM with young learners.
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents

California Career Center
Help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.
http://www.calcareercenter.org/

DELAC - District English Learners Advisory Committee
http://delaclivermore.blogspot.com/

Internet Essentials Program
Affordable Internet for Low Income Households
http://www.internetessentials.com

 

Internet Safety

Common Sense Media
Information and tools for kids and families on cyberbullying, digital citizenship, and more.
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Stop Bullying
Information from various government agencies on how to prevent or stop bullying.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/

OnGuard Online
Provides practical tips to be on guard against fraud and protect your personal information.
http://www.onguardonline.gov/

CyberBullying.org
Offers information on how to recognize cyber bullying and how to stop it.
http://www.cyberbullying.org

Circle of Respect Initiative
Get involved in a movement to encourage people to treat one another better.
http://www.circleofrespect.org

School Safety
Awareness, preparedness and action will ensure that you, students, and staff are safe in our schools

http://www.calema.ca.gov

Childnet International
Resources to help make the Internet a safe place for children
http://www.childnet.com/

 

Parenting

Parenting Family Education Network

http://www.familyeducation.com/home/

PBS Parents

http://www.pbs.org/parents/

Parent Project
Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior
http://www.parentproject.com/

SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions
http://www.sadd.org/

Coping with Tragedy
Useful resource to assist students and parents cope with tragedy from the California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp

 

Health

California Breathing
Asthma Information Resource

http://www.californiabreathing.org/

Centers for Disease Control - Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Flu basics, prevention, treatment and other resources
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

California Healthy Kids
Resources for creating safe and caring environments
http://www.californiahealthykids.org/

Kids Health 
http://kidshealth.org
/

 

Testing

Accountability Progress Reporting - API, AYP PI 
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ar/index.asp

Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/index.asp

Sample STAR Test Questions for Parents and Teachers

http://www.starsamplequestions.org/

Smarter Balanced Assessment
http://www.livermoreschools.com/testing

 

Government

California Department of Education

http://www.cde.ca.gov/

City of Livermore

http://www.cityoflivermore.net/default.asp

State of California
http://www.ca.gov
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Community Resources


General

2-1-1 Alameda County
Simply Dial 2-1-1 for information about a full range of community resources for Alameda County

http://211alamedacounty.org/

Pocket Guide to Human Services
Reference card for Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton
 

Children’s Services

C.A.P.E. Head Start
Affordable preschool program
http://www.capeheadstart.org/

Child Care Links
Child care referrals and subsidy program

http://www.childcarelinks.org/index.html

L.A.R.P.D
Subsidized child care for school-aged children

http://www.larpd.dst.ca.us/programs/ess.html

Trustline Registry
Background checks of child care providers for parents

http://www.trustline.org/



Y.M.C.A.
Child care for infants, preschool and school-aged children

http://www.ymca.net/


Counseling

Anthropos Counseling Center

http://www.anthroposcounseling.org/

Axis Community Health
Family and teen drug and alcohol counseling

http://www.axishealth.org/

Horizons Family Counseling
Counseling/delinquency prevention for at-risk youth and families
http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/horizons/

Family Paths
Helpline for parents under stress

http://www.familypaths.org/


Emergency Assistance

Alameda County Child Protective Services

http://www.alamedasocialservices.org

Children’s Emergency Council

http://www.califdir.com/children-s-dublin-biz799931.htm

California Poison Control

http://www.calpoison.org/

Tri-Valley Haven
Family crisis and domestic violence hotline

http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/


Food And Emergency Shelter



Shepherd’s Gate
Shelter services for women and children

http://www.shepherdsgate.org/

Open Heart Kitchen
Hot meal programs throughout the Tri-Valley

http://www.openheartkitchen.org/

Society of St. Vincent DePaul
Crisis intervention, food, clothing and shelter

http://www.svdp-alameda.org/index.php

Tri-Valley Church of Christ
Food, blankets, clothing

http://www.trivalleychurch.org/


Health Care


Axis Community Health
Affordable medical care, school physicals and immunizations for low-income families

http://www.axishealth.org/

ValleyCare Health System
Hospital/urgent care services in Pleasanton and Livermore

http://www.valleycare.com/


Transportation


WHEELS (Dial-a-Ride)

http://www.lavta.org/