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 can Pledge now and pay in January 2017 or Spread your gift over 10 months through installments or Company matching counts towards your gift
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 email@example.com
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).
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Oct 17 or 24, 6:30-8:30pm in the Media & Arts Center at Palo Alto High School.
To rename or not to rename any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the question the Renaming Schools Advisory Committee will begin to answer during its first townhall meeting in October. Renowned historians and educators with expertise in the Eugenics era, some of whom have actively provided their expertise in renaming efforts at other schools, will discuss if there is a rationale to consider renaming PAUSD schools whose namesakes were actively involved in Eugenics. The panelists will discuss how to evaluate a person’s controversial legacy in historical context, the learning opportunities this debate provides, and how renaming or not renaming might affect the school community. 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.
Arts Education Volunteers Needed
The Palo Alto Council of PTA’s http://ptac.paloaltopta.org/
seeks Arts Education Volunteers to support high quality arts education for all students and to share best practices and programs. Goals might include communicating about visual and performing art programs taking place at PAUSD schools and encouraging collaborative opportunities. All PTA members (both parents and teachers) are welcome to volunteer. Please contact PTAC President Audrey Gold (firstname.lastname@example.org
) if interested.
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.
Huge Children’s Used Book Sale to Benefit Palo Alto Libraries
Sat Oct. 8 & Sun Oct. 9 10 am – 4 pm, Cubberley Community Center (FOPAL Children’s Sale Room)
More than 13,000 kids’ books, games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale at incredibly low prices at Friends of the Palo Alto Library’s monthly book sale- everything from board books and picture books to school age fiction and nonfiction titles to early teen fiction. All items are lightly used or new and are sorted by age level and subject matter. Many books in foreign languages. Over 50,000 books for adults in FOPAL’s Main and Bargain rooms. www.fopal.org
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.
SheHeroes Afternoon Tea with Fathers in Tech Encouraging Girls in STEM
Sun Oct. 16; 2 – 4:30pm, The Fairmont, San Francisco, Crowne room
Enjoy an afternoon tea for the whole family (all ages) and listen to tech leaders speak about the crucial role men play in supporting women and girls in STEM and other fields. Formal tea includes gourmet food and beverages. Fun activities for kids include raffle, photo booth, girl panel, temporary tattoos. Further info at: http://bit.ly/fatherdaughtertea
Special Olympics Soccer Competition
Mon, Oct 17, 9AM-Noon, Jordan Middle School
PAUSD and Special Olympics Northern California have joined together in a new Special Olympics Schools Partnership
program. Through sports, the program aims to provide opportunities for special education students and their peers to work together as teammates and to create inclusive opportunities in the school community. Come cheer on the students in their first event of the year. Elementary, middle and high school students throughout the district will be participating and showing off their skills. For more information contact Angel Sheridan at email@example.com
Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser
Mon. Oct. 24 (order deadline), Fri. Nov. 18 Pick up your pies at Palo Alto High School in front of the Tower Bldg. from 3:30-6:30pm.
Enjoy delicious farm fresh pies while supporting Palo Alto High School’s 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
ORDER NOW! The Gizdich Pie Sale will be ending soon!
Now thru Oct. 12
Order delicious Gizdich Ranch Pies before Oct. 12 for your holiday gatherings, and help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Senior Picnic, Grad Night Celebration and scholarships for Seniors to attend those events. The pies come frozen and are made locally at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville. You can choose from Apple, Two Berry (raspberry and blackberry), Pumpkin or Apricot! Buy a pie and donate it to a special teacher or staff member! For the Gizdich Pie Order Form and more information: http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/wp-content/uploads/Gizdich-Ranch-Pie-Order-All-Schools.pdf
Gunn’s class of 2017 thanks you!
Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Movement Competition
The Palo Alto Philharmonic is sponsoring a Concerto Movement Competition open to school-aged music students including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Each applicant should submit an unedited audio CD (5-15 minutes long) of his or her performance of a movement from a concerto or concert piece for soloist and orchestra. Applications, along with the demo CD and a non-refundable fee of $30 must be postmarked by December 31, 2016. For more information or to download an application form: http://www.paphil.org/pages/about/cmc.html
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
A Taste of Cantabile Youth Singers: Roots and Rhythms of Africa!
Sat Oct 15 1-4pm, Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers
This exciting afternoon for 3rd-5th graders investigates song, dance, folktales and instrumental elements from the Music of West Africa. Featuring Cantabile’s signature pedagogical approach of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze methods, this workshop will include both traditional folk songs, and contemporary songs from current African artists. Through vocal warm-ups, singing games, and theatrical improvisation, singers will have a blast learning how to develop and express their natural singing voice, and will walk away with a starting toolbox to continue their journey as young singers. Cost: 45.00 for non-residents, 50.00 for residents. firstname.lastname@example.org 650.424.1410