PAUSD E, M, H
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.
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.
Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) and Special Olympics Northern California
Basketball Tournament, 9.30AM – 12PM, Mar 15 (Elementary) & Mar 22 (Secondary), Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Track & Field Event: TBD, Gunn High School 750 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
PTAC E, M, H
Make your voice heard for your child and school
November 8 is Election Day in California and across the nation
Laws enacted by local, state and national bodies are primary sources of public policy. Securing adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth is one of the purposes of PTA.
Community E, M, H
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in San Mateo!
K-2nd 9 – 10:30 / 11 – 12:30
Gr 3 – 8th 9 – 10:30 / 11 – 12:30
The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a chance for students to work on interesting, inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking math problems and puzzles. A collaborative, non-competitive setting curated by math-loving adults allows students to explore the joys and power of mathematics.
For more information about the festival visit: http://jrmf.org/
To volunteer as a table leader or inquire about hosting a Festival, contact:
(Festival and Outreach Coordinator, JRMF)
**NEW**Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Fri Dec2, 7PM & Sat, Dec 3, 4PM, Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
Mark your calendars for Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet! An entertaining, child-friendly, and professionally executed production the whole family will enjoy! Tickets go on sale through the Dance Connection website beginning October 24th. Reserved seating. More info at: www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com
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 tis 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
**NEW**Discover the Bureau of Suspended Objects
Thu Oct 27, 7 – 8PM, Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
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/
**NEW** PreSchool Family Fun Day
Sat, Oct 29, 9:30-2PM, PreSchool Family Campus at Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
PreSchool Family invites you to our 33rd annual Family Fun Day. Fun for ALL Ages! Raffle, Train rides, Carnival games, Magic shows, Live concert by Asheeba, Food and Bake sale, Used Book sale, Costume sale, and more! Free admission; Info: 650-856-0833
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.
**NEW**Project Safety Net: Conference on Children’s Grief
Thu Nov3, 9AM – 2PM, Webcast, 457 Kingsley Av. Palo Alto
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.