Barron Park e-News: January 29, 2024
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January 29, 2024

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 3rd - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Annual BPE Ice Skating Party!

Wednesday, February 7th - World Read Aloud Day

February 16th-19th - No School - Washington's Birthday and Local Holiday


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 (time is almost) 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!



PAUSD Parent Education Workshops/YMCA Project Cornerstone- Boundaries that Teach 

When: February 6, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Where: Zoom 

Project Cornerstone is pleased to partner with the Palo Alto Unified School District to bring a series of workshops to the parent community. Join us on Tuesday, February 6 to learn together about "Boundaries that Teach." This workshop will focus on tools for establishing boundaries that teach and strengthen relationships. The workshop will be virtual on Zoom from 7:00  pm - 8:30 pm. A future workshop will be held on April 23 on "Managing Stress and Fostering Resiliency." Register for one or both workshops here:


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:


Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News


Palo Alto Community

Lunar New Year Celebration

When: Feb, 25, 11:00 AM -5:00 PM 

Where: Mitchell Park Community Center 

This grand-scale event is organized by WizChinese (Palo Alto Chinese Parents Community) in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, Mitchell Park Library, and Palo Alto Family YMCA. Due to limited parking availability, we encourage you to consider walking, biking, or carpooling. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lily Chiu at or Nicki Chiu-Wang at or Ann Xu . Please join our Poster Competition at our 2024 Palo Alto Lunar New Year Fair. There will be many surprise gifts. To submit your work: Please drop off your original work into a box at the front door of the address below. For digital art, please print out your work and submit a physical copy. 2296 St. Francis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303


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Thank you,
Travis Perkins (eNews editors and parent volunteers)

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