We appreciate the leadership, enthusiasm, and warmth that our parents bring to the school community. Prospect Sierra parents are active in our school, whatever their situation. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a single working parent, whether you live across the street or across town, there are opportunities for everyone here. We invite you to jump in and help out while developing friendships with other families and with your child’s teachers.
Stories from Our Community
Twenty-five kids sit in a large circle on bright red pillows on a Tuesday morning in Jonah Klein’s fifth grade class. They have a visitor this morning—a “teacher” wearing a tiny white t-shirt with the Roots of Empathy insignia on it. This teacher can’t talk yet; but he communicates curiosity and persistence as he scoots around the bright green blanket in the center of the circle, chasing a plastic ball. The students all focus intently on him, encouraging him and laughing in delight when he finally reaches the ball. The tiny teacher...read more
This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced that Prospect Sierra is among the 64 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for 2013! This announcement was made in conjunction with the Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Bob Persiacepe, who praised the impact these schools are having on the environment and in educating students to become green advocates in their communities. Prospect Sierra was the only California...read more
Madeleine Rogin Wins the Great American Teach-Off!! We are so proud to announce that Madeleine Rogin has won the Great American Teach-Off, receiving a $10,000 grant for kindergarten classroom projects from GOOD and the University of Phoenix! After five weeks of voting in this contest of elimination, the winner was announced today, with Madeleine receiving the news and her award in a surprise assembly at Tapscott attended by students and her fellow Tapscott teachers. Madeleine is being honored for her peaceful changemaker curriculum, developed...read more
Prospect Sierra has been nominated, along with three other California schools, to represent the state in the federal Green Ribbon Schools Award Program. Of the schools nominated, Prospect Sierra is unique for its student-initiated projects, such as designing and implementing a 180-gallon rainwater harvesting system to water the Avis garden to founding and supporting the school’s waste recycling and composting system. Prospect Sierra is the only private school to be nominated from California. Many thanks to Aaron Moorhead and the Green...read more
An evening dedicated to the wonderful and mysterious middle school years … Join us for a discussion on compassion in social mediaFor the past year, a team of Berkeley scientists has been working with Facebook to make the site more compassionate. This collaboration is exploring how to inject kindness into the most contentious issues on Facebook. Prospect Sierra welcomes Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the Greater Good Science Center, and Arturo Bejar, Engineering Director at Facebook. Together they will lead a...read more