This year the Tri-School SERVES team is looking to bring a few drives throughout the year combined with craft activities and discussion questions to help families dive deeper into the issues surrounding the drives. We are planning 4 drives around the themes READ, NEED, SEED, and FEED.

SERVES Co-Chairs
Julie Veit and Cassie Cyphers


SERVES is working with Piedmont Climate Challenge to encourage and support students and their families working to protect our planet. From now until Earth Day on April 22, we regularly will post an activity or highlight a topic. Please see the Piedmont Climate Challenge to sign up and for more information. Piedmont Climate Challenge is open and free to Piedmont Residents.

Activity 1

Join the Piedmont Climate Challenge! Each elementary school has items own group/team that you can join after signing up (creating an account). Havens and Beach are under "Community Group" and Wildwood is under "Team."

Explore the Piedmont Climate Challenge website and use it as a guide and conversation starter for how your family can participate and make a difference.


Card Making for Seniors at Grand Lake Gardens
Feb 9th

Let's celebrate and make Valentine and Lunar New Year Cards for Seniors living at Grand Lake Gardens. Please click here for more details

Students and Seniors
Share Stories
Feb 11th

Happy Lunar New Year and
Valentine Event.

We are excited to invite you to Students and Seniors Share Stories, a collaboration between the Piedmont Elementary Schools and Grand Lakes Gardens Senior (Citizens) Community.

Read a poem or letter you write, share a picture, listen to a story and celebrate! Please click here for more details and to RSVP. We hope to see you!

When: Thursday, February 11
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting

Tri-School Book Drive
Oct 26th - Nov 9th

We begin this quarter with READ.

Finished reading some great books and ready to pass them on? Cleaning out your bookshelves? Please donate your gently used books to elementary school students at Bridges Academy at Melrose, an OUSD school in East Oakland.

Please use the following guidelines in selecting books for donations.

  • Books published after 2000. (New or gently used is best)

  • Magic Tree House, Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, Guinness World Records, ANY and all graphic novels are high on the wishlist.

  • Learn to Read skinny books like Pete the cat, Fly Guy etc. are also greatly appreciated.

  • Any books in Spanish. (Please, no books in French!)

  • Please no religious books. No ripped, stained or falling apart books. These are gifted to kids to foster a love of reading!

See drop off locations, related activities, and more info here - Book Drive Info