For more than 12 years, Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco has been assisting families and working to ensure quality public schools for all children in our city. We help parents at each stage of the journey, from introducing them to the enrollment lottery process, to developing parent leaders in the schools and at the district, to improving systems at SFUSD and much more.
We provide essential support to all families in every community across our city, and we work to ensure that the full range of parent voices is part of policy-making at the District and Board of Education. Read more >
What is Happening Now
Funds to support recreation and nutrition programs in schools and the broader community.
The Board of Directors of Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco (PPS-SF) unanimously voted in favor of supporting a two cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages sold in San Francisco. Read more >
PPS-SF's School Governance Program offers a series of eight workshops that teach parents how to participate effectively in their schools' leadership. Topics range from the rules of elections and bylaws to reading budgets and academic data to how to be an influential voice in decision making. These workshops are being offered to School Site Councils at school sites and to the public at Branch Libraries in San Francisco. For a schedule of events and to register for one of our public events see our Events page.
Saturday, March 1
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Everett Middle School
The School Planning Retreat provides the opportunity to work together as a team on your school's Balanced Scorecard, academic plan, and budget for the 2014-15 school year. Talk to your school’s principal about how you can attend and participate in school planning.
Free childcare for children ages 3 and up available. Reserve childcare by February 21
Parking available at location; enter on 17th St.
Muni – J, K, M lines
Bart – 16th & Mission
Join PPS-SF in its second annual P is for Purpose fundraiser. All proceeds will support the 501(c)(3) organization's ongoing efforts to support student success by developing effective parent-school partnerships, strong parent relationships, and broad community support for public education.
When: March 19, 2014 | 6pm - 9pm
Were: Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa St, SF, CA 94110)
Cost: Sliding scale, $75 - $250
Assignment letters will be mailed on March 14, 2014. See our Enrollment Timeline page for an overview of the enrollment timeline.
Tips from Parents
James Lick Middle School shares tips about Starting a Science Fair.
James Lick MS has been participating for years. However it started with one grade level (a motivated teacher) and moved to all 3 grades participating. Learn from our Parent Tips page and consider how you might start a Science Fair at your school. Read more >
Read more great ideas and tips happening at other schools.
If your school has a tip to share with other public school parents, let us know and we will feature on our website.
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