Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA!
There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute.
Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!
Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Ways and Means chair
to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.
for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.
PAUSD Annual Strategic Plan Survey
PAUSD’s annual strategic plan survey will remain open through Sunday, May 8. This process is an important channel of communication between families and district leadership; it also informs Board of Education focus goals. You may participate at http://bitly.com/ PAUSD2016LCAP
Its time for a Date Night! The Night of the Robots – Gunn Robotics Team Fundraiser
Friday, May 13 5:30-8:30 PM Gunn Robotics Lab 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
The award-winning Gunn Robotics Team
(GRT) is proud to collaborate with BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, to offer a fun-tastic evening for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT’s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition.
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies.
Reserve a spot now!
http://www.brainvyne.com/#! gunn-robotics-team- fundraisers/p2fvv
Post-its for Positivity
Month of May, 10am-6pm. Mitchell Park Library, Childrens Library, or Rinconada Library
Support Palo Alto students as they prepare for finals at our library! Parents, school librarians, and teachers of PAUSD, consider writing a quick note to inspire students as they study hard for big tests during Finals Week. Messages can be heartfelt, humorous, or anything in between. Fill out a post-it at Mitchell Park, Rinconada or Childrens Library. You can also submit to: paloaltoTLAB@gmail.com
PAUSD Annual Youth Art Show – April 30 – May 22
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313, Newell Rd. Palo Alto CA 94303
K-12 student artwork exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center. Friends, family and members of the public welcome. Additional Youth Art is on display from May 2 to May 20, at the Palo Alto Unified School District Office (Mon – Fri, 8am-4:30pm).
National River Clean Up Day
Sat, May 21, 9 AM – 12 PM, Baylands (Matadero or Adobe Creek)
The City of Palo Alto is hosting one Clean Up site (Matadero: site 16) and Acterra is hosting site 17 (Adobe) to clean up litter in the Baylands. Please go to www.cleanacreek.org
to sign up and be sure to bring your waivers. Three hours of community service will be available.
League of Women Voters Meetings about Pros and Cons on June 7 Spring Election Ballot
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will present pros and cons for all the ballot measures on the spring election ballot in four free public meetings during May. In addition to giving the arguments for and against the ballot measures, speakers will provide information on how the primary process works in California. The program is part of the league’s non-partisan Voter Education Service to the community Times and location in Palo Alto are: May 16, 2 PM. Avenidas, 450 Bryant Street, Garden Room; May 17, 7 PM, Channing House, 850 Webster Street; May 21, 2 PM, Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue; and May 24, 7 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Midtown Room.
WHOOOO: A Celebration of Owls
Sun, May 22nd, Palo Alto Junior Museum, 1451 Middlefield Rd., CA 94301
Go to the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo for an event in celebration of owls! Free and open to Club JMZ members only 10:30am – 12:30pm, and to the public 1 – 2pm. Meet the JMZ’s resident Western screech owls, Olive and Scooter and see owls from the San Francisco Zoo, Wildlife Associates, and more. Club JMZ members: Join us 10:30am-12:30pm for extra-special fun, including owl pellet dissection and coffee and breakfast in the zoo.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Family Concert -This Means War
Sun, May 22, 3 PM, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Summer Of Service (SOS) – YCS
Want to make a difference in the community? Join Summer of Service (SOS) and develop leadership skills, meet new friends and have fun while helping out in the community – with Youth Community Service. Each day students will go out in teams to local schools, senior centers, food pantries and parks for service. At SOS you will have fun while learning how to tackle community issues. We also enjoy one fun BBQ day each session and an end of program celebration. SOS has four 2 week sessions that run from June 13th through August 5th for students who will be entering 6th – 8th grade in the Fall of 2016. For more information, visit the Enjoy Online or contact YCS at (650) 858-8019
Coloring and Cartoons
Wed, May 25, 3:30-5 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Unwind at the Children’s Library for an afternoon of creative coloring and classic cartoons. Snacks will be provided.
Society of Bookworms- Roller Girl
Wed, May 18, 3:30-4:30 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.