SAN RAMON VALLEY

Annual PTA parenting conference on Feb. 23

The San Ramon Valley Council PTA will host its 13th Annual Parenting Conference on Feb. 23.

The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dougherty Valley High School, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. The conference features author and keynote speaker Mike Robbins. His topic is "The Power of Appreciation" and how it affects success, perspective and fulfillment.

The conference also includes two small group seminars, for which attendees may choose from more than 25 topics. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The cost is $40. For more information, visit http://srvcpta-ca.schoolloop.com/ParentConf2013.

Tri-Valley

Math and science fun for middle school girls

Middle-school girls from the Tri-Valley will get hands-on experience with math and science careers at the "Expanding Your Horizons Conference" on March 2.

The daylong conference -- for girls in sixth through ninth grade from the San Ramon Valley, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol school districts -- includes workshops, a group activity and a career fair. Young women will be able to meet with role models active in careers in math and science.

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Las Positas College gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Dr. Parents may also attend a workshop on college planning, academic requirements, financial aid and transferring to a four-year university.

Registration for this 34th annual conference is required, and can be done online at http://tveyh.org or by mailing in the registration form. There is a $20 charge per student and $15 for each parent. There is room for 300 students and 30 parents.

For details and to register, visit www.tveyh.org, email tveyh@llnl.gov, or call 925-422-2453.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff