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
Click here 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.
Click here for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.
Survey (All Grades) from PAUSD Student Services
You are asked to participate in a survey through which you can provide important feedback on PAUSD’s support services for students. The Harvard Systems Review Survey of our Supports for students with disabilities will only remain open until Tuesday, May 24. Teachers and administrators also are being asked to participate. Access the survey here in English, Spanish and Chinese: http://bit.ly/pausd2016sped
The original request, sent through our PAUSD research department, came from Dr. Tom Hehir, a senior faculty member at Harvard University who is leading this research. Your responses will influence their recommendations to the School Board in mid-late June. There will also be several open town hall meetings to review the results. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Monica Ng, the study director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scout Annual Garage & Bake Sale hosted by Gunn 9th grade GS Troop 61420
Sat, May 21, 8:30 AM – 1 PM, 3476 Waverley St, Palo Alto
The troop is saving for a 2017 Service Trip. Lots of yummy treats and great bargains! Please contact email@example.com
with any questions or donations.
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA) Swimming Lessons
Stanford Cardinal Swimming offers a range of swimming opportunities for the beginning swimmer to the elite athlete. Find the best fit for you! Start dates: May – August. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out about options at Avery Pool (Stanford) and in Palo Alto. Programs include high school, age group, competitive, developmental and swim lessons. PASA – Cardinal is a year-round United States Swimming Team: www.pasacardinal.com
. All Levels: https://goo.gl/pahsbq
High School: https://goo.gl/Fw1T2S
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Sat, May 28, 2 – 3 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middefield Rd., Palo Alto
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage everyone to read- babies, children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “On your mark, Get set, Read!” Sign up at http://ca.evanced.info/paloalto/sr/homepage.asp
and set a reading goal, log or review your books online, and at the end of the summer, after you have met your goal, come back to the library for your prize!
Winners of Emergency Preparedness Poster Contest Announced
Office of emergency Serviced, City of Palo Alto announced the two winners per grade for Grades 1-8 .
To view the announcement go to:
Selected poster will be on display in City Hall starting May 16 and an award ceremony to honor the winners will be held on May 23. Winners are Grade 1: Anaya Rana (Juana Briones), Sophia Ye (El Carmelo) Grade2: Edwin Spackman (El Carmelo), Zachary Yan (Palo Verde), Grade 3: Graeme Kieran (Duveneck), Abby Yu (Barron Park). Grade 4: Sophia Lee (El Carmelo), AnnaGrace Im (El Carmelo), Grade 5: Grace Li (Hoover), Allyson Dinh (Juana Briones). Grade 6: Erika Walrod (Jordan), Nysa Bhat (JLS). Grade7: Hyewon Anh (Terman), Sarah Chan (JLS). Grade8: Catherine Yap (Jordan), YoonJin Kim (Terman). For questions, please contact email@example.com
Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Keeping the Peace (3 – 10 years)
Tue, June 21, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Understanding the ins and outs of sibling relationships empowers parents to manage sibling rivalry with grace and ease. During this workshop, there will be discussions on short- and long-term plans for keeping the peace. Parents will gain a deeper understanding of sibling conflicts, tools to prevent them, and answers for those challenging questions about fairness, cooperation, compassion, intervention, ground rules, and, ultimately, what it takes to raise siblings who are also close friends. With Rachel Sklar, MSW. $45 individual; $30 second person. For more info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-sibling-rivalry-keeping-the-peace-ages-3-10-registration-24850428300?ref=ebapi
Helping Your Child With Anxiety (5 – 11 years)
Thu, June 23, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Staying Connected as Your Child Grows Up (5 – 11 years)
Wed, June 2, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto