Barron Park e-News: January 14, 2024
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January 14, 2024

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Wednesday, January 17 - 8:25am - Principal's Coffee and General PTA Meeting in MP Room

Saturday, February 3 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - BPE Annual Ice Skating Party at Winterlodge


For a complete list of all school events, go to the Barron Park Calendar.  See the 2023-24 PAUSD Academic Calendar for holidays and other school breaks.

Barron Park School News

 Principal's Coffee and PTA General Meeting

Join us in the MP room for an update from Principal Judy and general PTA meeting! Snacks and coffee will be provided.


General PTA Meeting Agenda
Wed January 17, 2024 at 8:25am
MP Room

  • President's Report
  • Approval of August 2023 General Meeting Minutes (vote required)
  • Approval of checks (vote required)
  • 2023-24 PTA Nominations Committee
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Spring Programs & Events
  • Fundraising Update
  • Principal's Update 


Barron Park's Annual Ice Skating Party!

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Winter Lodge Ice Skating Rink - 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto


  • Purchase your Tickets and Food Below with your Credit Card.
  • Skip the line and pay in advance!
  • Important- you must have a signed waiver in order to skate! See below for more details
  • Scholarships Available for any Student in Need!
  • Siblings are welcome!

Ice Skaters and Food<-- order Now with Credit Card (below)!

Cost is per skater, ice skate  rental for all size feet is included.

To Skate: $26.00  (Scholarships available, see below)

Food (Pizza + Snack + Drink): $5.00 (Scholarships available, see below) 

To Watch: Free!

Hot Cocoa: Free!


Waiver is Required for ALL Skaters (including adults and siblings) 

All children who participated in the Walkathon in 10/2023  have a waiver with us already.

You can print out the waiver (attached below) and turn it into the front office, or bring it to the event. We will also have extra waivers available to fill out at the event.


Scholarships for Ice Skating and Food

Scholarships available for any student in need. For Scholarships contact Luzely in the office (


See you on the Ice!


Calling all parents!  Volunteer at Barron Park Elementary and the PTA

Barron Park Elementary needs your help! Students and teachers benefit from your involvement at school. We have many open volunteer positions from helping with school events, shelving books in the library, yearbook committee - we even have positions that you can do from home! E-mail the PTA and join the fun, rewarding experience of helping the community by volunteering at Barron Park Elementary!

The Thank You Corner is a place to publicly say thanks to the wonderful volunteers who help out at our school. If you have a suggestion of someone to thank, please send it to the eNews Editors. Thanks for all that you do!


You're Invited: Fletcher Middle School SOCAL Music Tour Benefit Concert; Tuesday, January 23rd; 5:30 PM at the Fletcher Middle School Cafetorium
Fletcher Music Department is pleased to invite you, your families, and friends to enjoy a spectacular evening showcasing performances and ensembles by our 7th and 8th grade Fletcher Band, Choir and Orchestra.
Watch as these talented musicians play family favorites from the Disney blockbusters "Beauty and the Beast", "Little Mermaid", and "Aladdin"!  Listen for a special jazz piece called, "Alley Cat Struttin" by the orchestra!  It is sure to be a spectacular evening you don't want to miss!Join us at 5:00 to enjoy some refreshments and visit with other Fletcher Families before the show starts at 5:30 PM.
Pizza will be for sale after the show.  Click HERE to reserve a slice in advance.
Student/Child Admission: $10.00 Adult Admission: $20.00Tickets only sold at the door.Only cash or check accepted for tickets and refreshments.
The SOCAL Music Trip is an exciting opportunity for the 7th and 8th grade band, choir, and orchestra students who will get to record a Disney song at the Disneyland recording studio and make lifetime memories of sharing the magic of Disneyland together.  Click Here to read more about this amazing experience.
All proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments will go to support the SoCal Tour Student Scholarship Fund,so that all students can participate.

Green tip: Green Resolutions NEW

Consider the planet in resolutions this year - make one solid change:

  • Bike, walk, carpool (and get in steps!). Take fewer trips or use train or bus. Spend time outdoors.
  • Buy local or organic. Reduce energy use, support local economies, help our soil and health.
  • Use less plastic - buy in bulk, less packaging, make it at home (or see above: buy locally).
  • Buy secondhand. Try Project 333, Rule of Five, or another challenge to buy less, save money, and reuse.

Whatever you choose, start with just one. Use a tracker to track habits for January. Start a great new Green Resolution.


Health and Wellness Tip: Mental Health Resources

Did you know that every middle school and high school at PAUSD has an amazing wellness center staffed by counselors where students can go to get help or just take a quiet break? In addition, TBH offers (free) online mental health coaching by appointment on various topics ranging from anxiety to catching z’s, small group sessions, and resources for students on demand, as well as 1 on 1 therapy. Check out the Parent Portal ( where you can see the presentation slides and find out more. 


What’s in an IEP? Advocating for Your Child.  

When: Fri, Jan 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 

Where: Register to get your Zoom link, Flyer 

Presented by Disability Right Califonia Attorneys, Gabriela Torres, and Leah Kang. Save the date. Join Palo Alto CAC and Disability Rights California to learn what is Specially Designed Instruction and how the use of Supplementary Aids and Services can help children with disabilities achieve their education satisfactorily in the general educational environment according to LRE provision of IDEA. Co-sponsored by Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Questions? 


Únase a Palo Alto CAC y Disability Rights California virtualmente para aprender qué es la instrucción especialmente diseñada y cómo el uso de ayudas y servicios suplementarios puede ayudar a los niños con discapacidades a lograr su educación de manera satisfactoria en el entorno educativo general de acuerdo con la disposición LRE de IDEA. enlace de zoom 


请加入Palo Alto CAC和加州残疾权益组织Disability Rights California的虚拟活动,了解何为“特殊 设计的教育”以及如何使用“补充辅助和服务”来帮助残疾儿童在普通教育环境中按照《残疾儿童教 育法案》(IDEA)的最佳相关性原则(LRE)规定,圆满完成他们的教育。缩放链接


PAUSD Parent Education Workshops/YMCA Project Cornerstone

When: February 6 and April 23, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Where: Zoom 


Palo Alto Unified School District is delighted to partner with the YMCA Project Cornerstone. We have planned a series of three workshops for our parent community. The workshops will be virtual on Zoom and all parents/guardians from Palo Alto Unified School District are invited to attend! Parents can register for one, two, or all three of the workshops!

The workshops will be from 7 pm - 8:30 pm on Zoom on the following dates and topics:

  • February 6: Boundaries that Teach
  • April 23: Managing Stress and Fostering Resilience

Sign up here:


Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

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