PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum
Thu, Sep 22, 7-9 pm, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
Be educated! The Palo Alto PTA Council and League of Women Voters have organized an opportunity for you to meet the the candidates for the PAUSD Board of Education. The Board of Education is the K-12 policy-making body for academic standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessments and accountability. Thank you to the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto for sponsoring this forum that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League and PTAC neither supports nor opposes candidates. The Candidates Forum is organized to provide equal and non-preferential opportunities for each candidate for Palo Alto Unified School Board to make short prepared statements and to answer questions written by audience members on cards provided at the event. Volunteers help make the event run smoothly.
The entire Forum will be videotaped by Midpeninsula studios and broadcast later on community TV channels. All other recordings, visual and audio, are prohibited.
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon Sept 26, 6-8PM. Location TBD
At the townhall meeting a brief overview of Palo Alto’s history will be presented, followed by a panel discussion that will provide an overview of eugenics and its history. The panelists will discuss ways in which a community can deal with racist events in its history, addressed from the present day perspective, and in the context of our public schools. The panel will be composed of 3-4 renown history professors and experts in eugenics, some of whom have actively provided their expertise in renaming efforts at other schools. The townhall meeting is intended to stimulate community discussion on this important topic, and will close with a Q&A session. Everyone in the community is welcome, please invite your friends and neighbors.
SAVE THE DATE: Monday 9/26 6-8pm, RSAC townhall, location and speaker details to be announced in next week’s eNews.
PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum
Sat, Oct 1, 10 AM – 12 (doors open at 9:30am), Jordan Middle School (Gymnasium), 750 N. California Ave.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the candidates who are running for PAUSD School Board. This forum will focus on issues that impact outcomes for historically underrepresented families and students with special needs. Learn about candidates’ priorities and ask any questions that you have.
Childcare, light refreshments and Spanish translation provided.This forum is sponsored by Parent Advocates for Student Success, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, and the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.
Sábado 1 de octubre de 10 am a las 12 del mediodía (las puertas se abren a las 9:30 am), Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Gimnasio
Esta es una maravillosa oportunidad para conocer a los candidatos que se postularan a la Junta Escolar PAUSD. Este foro se centrará en preguntas acerca de los resultados y el impacto para las familias históricamente subrepresentadas de estudiantes con necesidades especiales. Podra obtener información acerca de las prioridades de los candidatos y hacer cualquier pregunta que tenga. Cuidado de niños, refrescos y la traducción al español estara disponible .Este foro está patrocinado por defensores de los padres para el éxito del estudiante, el Comité Asesor de Palo Alto Comunitario para la Educación Especial, y el Consejo de Palo Alto de los ACP.
PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum K-5th Grade Focus
Tuesday Oct 4th 6:30-8:30pm, Barron Park School MP Room 800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto
ALL interested Palo Alto Voters and PAUSD parents are invited to come and hear from the school board candidates! Barron Park, Ohlone and Fairmeadow PTAs are co-hosting this K-5th grade-focused forum with all candidates. If you’d like to submit a question to have the candidates respond to, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Oct 3. Please keep your questions related to K-5th issues. There will be separate forums for Special Ed issues on Sat Oct 1st 10a-12p (location TDB) and possibly a forum for 6-12th grade issues (Day,Time, Location TBD).
PreSchool Family 70th Anniversary Celebration
Sun, Sept 25, 3-5pm, Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
PreSchool Family is turning 70. Celebrate with classroom visits, alumni class photos, and refreshments. Alumni and Current Families welcome. Hosted by Friends of PreSchool Family. For more information, visit psf.pausd.org
Project Safety Net Meeting
Wed, Sept 28, 4-6PM, Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age
Fri Sep 30, 7 – 8:30PM., Memorial Aud., 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. How can we effectively manage media use when the rules of engagement seem to be constantly changing? Join us to explore how adults and kids can establish healthy connections and positive relationships in the digital age. Speakers are Madeline Levine, Catherine Steiner-Adair, and Denise Pope.
Adults $10; students free. Details & tickets: http://www.challengesuccess.org/media-rules/
Paly PAC Groundbreaking Gala Celebration
Sat Oct. 1, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
Come celebrate Paly’s new Performing Arts Center! The Groundbreaking Gala will showcase students from Paly’s drama, vocal music and instrumental programs as they all perform together in this beautiful space- for the first time. Every student who is involved in Paly’s performing arts program will have at least one opportunity on stage at this very special opening. In addition, there will be several guest speakers and performers, plus intermission refreshments in the soaring main lobby. The gorgeous new facility, built thanks to a bond measure endorsed by the citizens of Palo Alto, is a state-of-the-art 25,100 square foot theatre. Designed to accommodate the three performing arts groups at Paly, it will support all 450 students per year that participate in the school’s performing arts programs. Tickets $25-$100 at http://www.palytheatre.com/tickets/
Any remaining tickets sold at the door one hour before curtain.
Free Community Day at Gamble Garden
Sun, Oct 2, 10AM – 2PM, 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Gamble Garden celebrates our community with a FREE fun filled all ages day. The day’s festivities include fun children’s activities, a gorgeous plant sale, horticultural resources, educational displays, garden demonstrations, food, entertainment, and of course… digging for worms! This is an opportunity for the community to spend some time at Gamble Garden, meet neighbors and enjoy some activities and hospitality. Please register at https://www.gamblegarden.org/event/community-day-oct/
Growing populations, shrinking resources: dynamics of a world in crisis
Fri Oct 7, 7:30pm at Mitchell Park Community Center – Palo Alto
Documentary photographer RANDY OLSON has worked with National Geographic Magazine for 25 years, producing over 30 stories on issues of overpopulation, environmental degradation, resource extraction and disappearing cultures. He will present his work followed by an interview with moderator Kim Komenich and Q&A session with the audience. Light refreshments included.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Family Sundays Program
Second Sundays, beginning Oct 9, 11 AM – 4 PM, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way
The Cantor invites families to a day of wonder and learning at the museum. This is a s a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making, and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. Explore the galleries and participate in programs designed to help families look and think about art in new ways. Curiosity is encouraged. The day is designed to be flexible with no registration required, no standing in line and no waitlists. Families can plan a unique museum experience and join the activities in which they are most interested.
5th Annual Kiwanis Angel Award honors Agent DuJuan Green, PA Police Department
Thu Oct 13 5.30 – 730PM, Palo Alto Sheraton 625 El Camino Real Palo Alto
Kiwanis Angel Award recognizes an individual who has provided significant contributions to children and youth. Agent DuJuan Green is being honored for his exemplary work as a School Resource Office, Facilitator of the Parent Project which teaches enhanced parenting skills and member of Project Safety Net. Program relevant for parents of students 6 grade to 12 grade. Cost $50 per person and sign up by October 6. Proceeds benefit children and youth programs.
El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestra Fall Auditions
Aug/Sept Palo Alto
The El Camino Youth Symphony is inviting young, motivated musicians with at least one year of private lessons to audition for our preparatory orchestras! ECYS offers after-school music programs for all levels of ability, from our Chamber Players Orchestra for students just beginning their musical journey to the Senior Symphony, where players challenge themselves with professional-level repertoire. The orchestra program begins in the fall and runs through the spring, and groups meet weekly for rehearsal. Contact email@example.com
to learn about setting up an audition. Visit http://www.ecys.org
for more information.
Fiery Arts Glass Weekend Workshops
Sat & Sun. Nov. 12-13, Dec. 3-4, 2016, Jan. 7-8, Feb. 4-5, March 4-5, April 1-2, May 6-7, June 3-4 2017
9-3 pm at Palo Alto High School’s Glass Studio, 50 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto
Palo Alto High school has a glass studio and there are 2-day weekend workshops open to the public, teen students and parents. Here’s your chance to learn to blow glass at Paly. Workshops do fill up, so, do not hesitate, sign up for a date. The workshop will focus on beginning glass blowing techniques. It’s an incredible, fun, hands-on experience. Repeating students progress from their last session. Advanced Sign up required. Class limit is 4, cost $425 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School sculpture classes. To sign up, contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass, firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective and Joyful Discipline with Your Strong-Willed Child (7 – 11 years old)
Tues, Sept 20, 7- 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Strong-willed children want to cooperate, yet they need to be approached differently than easygoing children. Rather than ending up in power struggles, break this cycle and learn how to win cooperation effectively. You can bring out the best in yourself and your children. With Cynthia Klein, BA.
$45; $30 additional parenting partner.
What is Sensory Motor Development? An Introduction to Occupational Therapy (all ages)
Tues, Sept 27; 7-9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Occupational therapy (OT) can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and increase their confidence and sense of accomplishment. Come meet our occupational therapist and learn how OT can help your child’s development. We will discuss:What is occupational therapy? What is sensory processing disorder? What does a motor skill delay look like? How can occupational therapy help my child? With Lisa Matudio, MS, OTR/L. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. Register here.
Society of Bookworms book club – Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
Wed, Sep 21, 4-5PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
Juggling Two: Your New Baby and Older Sibling (2nd trimester-newborns)
Thu, Sept 29, 7-9:00 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Growing your family can be a big adjustment. Discuss the emotions and preparations needed for juggling the individual needs of two children. Learn strategies for before, during, and after the new baby comes home. Anticipate older child behaviors and nurture a healthy sibling relationship right from the start. With Heidi Emberling, MA, parent educator. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. Register here:
Bringing up Bicyclists Parent Ed
Mon Oct3, 7-8.30PM, Ohlone Elementary School, MP Room, 950 Amarillo Av.
This class is for parents of elementary aged children who want to teach their students bike safety skills. Presented by Sylvia Star-Lack, City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Coordinator and League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. No children, please. For more information, see the flyer at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/OhloneBUB2016