Barron Park e-News: January 21, 2024
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January 21, 2024

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 23 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Fletcher SOCAL Tour Benefit Concert (More below)

Saturday, February 3 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - BPE Annual Ice Skating Party! (More below)


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

 Barron Park's Annual Ice Skating Party!

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

WhereWinter 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!


Baseball Families, You're Up!
Registration for Palo Alto Little League baseball's 2024 spring season is coming to a close, so please register your child asap! Here are the deadlines:

Juniors (ages 13-15): Jan. 11
Majors & PCL (ages 10-12): Jan. 24
All others (ages 4-11): Feb. 14

Please go to this site to register:

If you have any questions about PALL's spring programs, you can find answers at these sites:

Thank you! And play ball!


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: Rain Rain Every Day 

Rain has so many benefits, and you can put it to good use:

  • Install downspouts on gutters to water the garden. Attach barrels to the end of downspouts to save rainwater.
  • Rainwater is great for houseplants, lawns and garden beds, flushing toilets, and even washing laundry (the soft water cleans well).
  • If you’re changing a driveway or other pavement, consider pervious pavement to let water run through to the soil.
  • Water that runs off from roads and other places can have pollutants, so keeping it out of creeks and waterways is better for all of us.

More info on rebates and other benefits:


Middle College Interest Form 

Palo Alto Unified Middle College High School is an innovative high school located on the Foothill College campus scheduled to open in Fall of 2024. The school offers cohort high school classes and college elective offerings. This unique environment fosters academic excellence and personal growth, allowing students to fulfill their high school graduation requirements. To receive additional information about the high school, please complete the interest form to ensure that you are included on the list. 


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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