October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
Awareness events are sponsored by PAUSD, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Unity Day 2016 – When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone
Wednesday, October 19th, all PAUSD schools
PAUSD will celebrate Unity Day 2016 to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities. Each school will participate in its own special way, so find out what your school is doing and join us in sending a united voice by wearing Orange onWednesday, October 19th!
Right NOW – Join us, and double the impact of your donation during PiE’s Rally Days!
Pledge or donate before October 17th and your donation will be matched by our Rally Day’s Challenge Grant happening now. We need the support of the whole community in order to reach our goal and help our schools and students. We know all families are different, so we have different giving options to meet the needs of every family: You canPledge now and pay in January 2017 or Spread your gift over 10 months through installments or Company matching counts towards your gift
Love Art and Art History?
Interested in O’Keeffe, Rivera, Thiebaud, or Jacob Lawrence? Volunteer docents needed to give presentations about the lives and work of Master Artists to PAUSD elementary students.
Training provided by Arts Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson. Art History background preferred but not required. Flexible hours. Volunteer docent meetings/training at held Friday morning at Art Education, 25F Churchill Ave. For more information, contact Emily at Art Education(650) 329-3939 or email@example.com
Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meeting
Tues, Oct 25, 8 – 10 AM & 5 – 8 PM, District Office, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Unified School District is updating the Local Control and Accountability Plan as required by the California Department of Education. Development of the plan must include input from key stakeholders. The District would like to invite you to return and participate in the LCAP Community meeting. At this meeting we will share progress on this year’s plan and solicit feedback on 16-17 goals, actions and measurements as we began to develop the 2017/18 plan.
Spanish and Mandarin translation provided
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon, Nov 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School ** New date/time**
TO RENAME OR NOT TO RENAME any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the topic distinguished historians and ethicists with expertise in Eugenics will discuss. The panelists will share their views on how to evaluate the legacy of those Palo Alto school namesakes that were also some of California’s leading Eugenicists. They will look at Eugenics in the context of its time, the lasting impact Eugenics has in the US, and what learning opportunities a school renaming would provide our public school district. The panelists are: Mary Rorty, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Manager of the ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ non-profit organization with focus on how historical events shape today’s society, and Tony Platt, Prof Emeritus of American History, Public Policy and Social Science; University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Cal State University Sacramento, San Jose State University. The townhall will be moderated by Ken Yale, and a representative from the Palo Alto Historical Society will share relevant events from Palo Alto’s and our schools’ history.
Project Safety Net: AFSP Out of Darkness Walk; Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Sun, Oct 23, Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am, Walk Ends: 12:30 pm Arena Green East, San Jose, CA
Join the Project Safety Net team as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness South Bay Walk (http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3772). This is great opportunity for community partners to unite to change the perceptions about mental wellness, reduce mental health stigma, and promote suicide prevention. Register for free(http://bit.ly/PSNAFSPWalk2016) as a walker or virtual walker. We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people work together they can make big changes in the world. They are AFSP’s largest fundraiser – they produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are smart about mental health. We hope you can join us.
Paly Choirs Fall Concert – New
Sunday, October 23th, 4-5:30pm at the Paly Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto High School
Missed the PAC Gala? Loved what you heard and just want more?? Come enjoy the Paly Choirs Fall Concert in the new Performing Arts Center featuring the Premier Choir, Concert Choir, Festival Choir, Spectrum Singers, the Vikings Mens Chorus, Madrigal Singers and various a capella groups. Tickets available at the door: $10 adults; $5 seniors & kids.
Buy your Holiday Pies Now! – Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser!
Mon. Oct. 24 (order deadline), Fri. Nov. 18 is pie pick-up at Paly 3:30- 6:30pm)
Enjoy delicious farm fresh pies while supporting your Cheer and Dance teams! Apple, Two Berry, and Pumpkin Pies are available. They are flash-frozen from Gidzich Farms in Watsonville and are simply scrumptious! Get all the details at: http://www.palycheer.net/holiday-pies.html
Theatre Costume Garage Sale supporting the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Sat Oct 15 & Sun Oct 23 2:30 – 5:30 PM, Lucie Stern Community Center (Community Room) 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Theatre Costume Garage Sale is a fundraising event produced by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, supporting Children’s Theatre performing arts programs which reach more than 50,000 community members annually. A large collection of hand made theatre costumes (kids and adults’ sizes) from previous productions will be for sale.
Palo Alto Art Center Artist Led Nature Walk
Sat. Oct 15 & Oct 22, 2 – 4 PM, Palo Alto Art Center, 1330 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Artist Mari Andrews invites members of the public to join her in a series of free Palo Alto nature walks as participants collect branches, twigs, leaves, pine cones, tree bark and other natural objects that will be turned into wire-based sculptures during her residency at the Palo Alto Art Center beginning in October.
Family Date Night: Tricks and Treats
Fri, Oct 21, 7-8:15pm, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Season Opening Performance
Sat, Oct 22, 8 PM, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Philharmonic opens it 29th concert season with “Russian Masters,” an exciting program featuring Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. The Philharmonic is pleased to invite the audience backstage after the concert, to meet Music Director Thomas Shoebotham, Assistant ConductorLee Actor and our musicians at our annual season-opening reception. For more information or to purchase tickets:http://www.paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch1.php
Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair
Sun Oct 23, 2 – 4PM, Addison Elementary School. 650 Addison Av., Palo Alto
Are you prepared when an emergency occurs? How do you protect yourself and your family if a catastrophic earthquake, a pandemic disaster, or a fire rampage occurs? How do you deal with a robbery? How do you ensure that your child(ren) ride their bicycle(s) safely? How do you stay connected in an emergency when your phone does not work? Come to the Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair to learn, share and save lives! Event highlight: Mr. Andy Huang, Chief of Red Cross, Silicon Valley, will deliver an ER demo on site. This annual event is sponsored by the Palo Alto (PA) Chinese Parents’ Club, PA School District, PA Police Station, PA Fire Station, PA Utilities, Children’s Hospital and City of Palo Alto. Free admission! In addition to secret raffle prices, the first 100 attendees will win free gifts.
Palo Alto 紧急救援及防范展会
地点：Addison小学，650 Addison Ave， Palo Alto
大地震发生了怎么办？火灾时怎么逃生？碰到入室抢劫的强盗怎么应对？怎么让你的孩子骑车更安全？茫茫黑夜在外避难，手机没法用，怎么与外界联系？宝贵生命只有一次，灾难面前无法“到时试试看“。请参加我们一年一度的紧急救援及防范展会！活动亮点：将特邀红十字会硅谷分会负责人 Andy Huang 来现场做ER讲座。本活动由以下团体及机构赞助支持：Palo Alto (PA) 华人家长会， PA学区, PA 警察局，PA消防局, PA 公用事业单位, 儿童医院及Palo Alto市。免费入场。现场抽奖，头一百名到访者还有免费礼物。
Project Safety Net Community Collaborative Meeting
Wed, Oct 26, 4 – 6PM, Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Are you interested in reducing youth mental health stigma and supporting youth voice? Please join Project Safety Net at their next meeting where you will have the opportunity meet and hear from members in our community who have the same interest. At this month’s meeting, PSN will feature two presentations. The first presentation will feature the high school wellness staff and students describing the inspiration for and launch of the new wellness centers. For the second presentation, in honor of October is National Bullying Prevention Month, Executive Director Anne Ehresman from Project Cornerstone will talk about the 41 Developmental Assets program for youth. You will also hear about upcoming community events. Light drink and snacks served. Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-safety-net-community-collaborative-meeting-october-26-2016-tickets-28201170460
Jordan Middle School Drama Presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’
Thu Oct 27 & Fri Oct 28, 7 PM; Sat Oct 29, 2:30 PM, Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto
Come support Jordan Middle School Drama in their newest musical, Willy Wonka Jr., Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets: $5 for Student / Child; $10 for Adult.
Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Fri, Oct 28, 5:30-8pm, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join friends for a special, member-only Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume: Meet animals from Wildlife Associates, Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BARS), and JMZ; Enjoy pizza, drinks, and other treats in the zoo; And much, much more! This is a Club JMZ members-only event. Join at the door or online at http://www.friendsjmz.org For more information see the flyer at http://friendsjmz.org/event/halloween-zoo-night/
Cal Ave Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival
Sun, Oct 30, 10 AM – 2 PM, So California Ave (between Birch Street and Park Blvd), Palo Alto
This Silicon Valley tradition for over 22 years in Palo Alto provides a kid friendly, fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds. Event includes Trick or Treats at participating businesses on California Avenue, costume contest, carnival games, live music, and toddler friendly activities. Free Event. All proceeds raised from the event support Blossom Birth Services a nonprofit resource center for expectant and new families. Lead Sponsors: City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Recreation Foundation. http://www.blossombirth.org/halloween.html
Spooky theme for Halloween Family Concert
Sun, Oct. 30, 3pm, Main Theater at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City 94061
Violinists in witches’ black, a cellist as Snoopy and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in pirate’s stripes will greet the children (pre-schoolers through middle-schoolers) as they arrive for the Halloween Family Concert of Redwood Symphony. The afternoon event begins with a Tour of the Orchestra. Then the symphony will play Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and the finale from the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saens, both noted for their high spookiness quotient. A raffle will determine 10 children who will take the baton to direct the symphony in a Sousa march. Adults, $25 (pre-sale), and children $15 at RedwoodSymphony.org. Free and ample parking. Usually sells out.
Literary classic The Diary of Anne Frank comes to life at Palo Alto Players
Nov 4 – 20, Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Palo Alto Players presents one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations. Recommended for ages 11 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets ($25-52): www.paplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 650-329-0891. Students/Educators enjoy $10 off regular priced tickets to any performance, except preview night. Additional discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Society of Bookworms book club – Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
Wed, Oct 19, 4:00-5:00 PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power (5 – 10 years)
Thu, Oct 20 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place- 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301- Plenty of free parking
Your children’s feelings of self-esteem and personal power are influenced by beliefs and actions that they learn from you. Explore ways to build children’s self-esteem and avoid the unsuspecting parental communication blocks. With Cynthia Klein, BA, certified parent educator.
Cost: $45 and $30 second parenting partner.
Beat the Street for Little Feet – Fall Fun Run and Tot Trot at Friends Nursery School
Sat Oct 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Friends Nursery School, 957 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto
Come join us for a 1 mile run/walk (strollers welcome) and Tot Trot 50-yard dash for children 8 and under. The Fun Run includes free lunch, face painting, pumpkin decorating and music. Costumes optional but encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Friends Nursery School scholarship fund. For more information, see pafns.org.
Parenting The Positive Discipline Way (3 – 10 years)
Wed, Oct 26 – Nov 16, (4 sessions), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place- 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301- Plenty of free parking
During this series of four sessions, based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books and interactive activities, discover how better to understand your child’s behavior; discipline with friendship, love, and respect; and find common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT.
Cost $160 and $100 second parenting partner.