Robert’s Rules of Order

I realized that I've been using Robert's Rules of Order for 20 years now. I still remember my grade school teacher handing me a...

Community Service Letter Template

I’ve been asked on occasion by parents if their child can volunteer some hours in the non-profit organization I help out at. I guess...

Different Perspectives

I was recently quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle: "The main issue is all about instructional time," said Edel Alon, president of the Ocean View...

Cool Movie About California’s Education Budget

A colleague of mine pointed out this video to me about California's Education Budget problems. Just makes me sad and makes me feel like...

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – November 27, 2010

Save the Date! Help support Ocean View School by buying books on Black Friday weekend. Visit your local Barnes & Noble and show them the...
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CNN Hero of the Year 2009

Congratulations Efreb Penaflorida on being the CNN Hero of the Year!

Ocean View PTA Fundraiser – November 21, 2009

Help support my kids' school. Go to Barnes and Noble and ask the cashier to use this code during checkout: 10042349 All proceeds go to...
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Sometimes Leadership Feels Like Herding Cats

I've used this video to explain to many people the different aspects of how difficult some situations might be. It doesn't matter which area,...
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A New Sound: Green For All

The dirty-energy economy has brought pollution and poverty to too many. But a clean-energy economy can bring opportunity, health, and wealth to struggling communities....

PTA: Not a Thankless Job Afterall

Before the school year ended I received a packet from the boys' school.  I opened it up and out came a bunch of thank...

Managing Customer Expecations

There’s a formula to help define success in any project. Do Customer Expectations = Final Outcome. This is the easiest way to figure out...

Senator Frank Blas Aguon, Jr. – Filipino American Senator in Guam

Senator Frank Blas Aguon, Jr. is serving his fourth term in the Liheslaturan Guahan (Guam Legislature). The FilAm Senator started his political career in...

PTA to Install Its First Male National President

We are definitely in an era of change! An organization once known as the Congress of Mothers will now be lead by two men!...

PTA Training Conference

I attended the Peralta District PTA Training/Conference today.  There was an overall sense of belonging in the room and the event was very well...