Barron Park eNews: November 5, 2023
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November 5, 2023

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 10 - No School - Veterans Day

November 20-24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 1 - 6:00pm-8:00pm - Movie Night!

December 5-7 - Annual BPE Book Fair!

December 6 - 6:00pm-7:00pm - Literacy education event and Kids Bingo
December 7 - 6:00pm-7:00pm - Evening Story time and Craft Night

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 3 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Ice Skating Party


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

Double Your Impact and Donate to PiE

Between now and November 15th, gifts and pledges may be matched by a $250,000 Double Donation Challenge Grant. Donate today!

Your donation to PiE makes a huge difference to our school community, providing opportunities for enrichment and support for our students that would otherwise not be possible. Your contribution to PiE provides aides, counseling, specialists, instructional assistants for every student, as well as arts, music, science, technology, and other electives to help kids and teens develop a passion for learning. Over 250 PAUSD staff members are funded in part or fully by PiE! That's why your donation is so important.

Questions about PiE? See our FAQs.


Community Closet - Book Exchange @ Movie Night

Please visit the Community Closet book exchange at our next Movie Night on December 1st. Donate your children’s books that they are ready to hand down and encourage them to select and bring new books home! Lots of great options for all reading levels.


Annual Barron Park Book Fair!

Barron Park Elementary School is partnering with Linden Tree Books to bring you our annual Book Fair! The book fair will be open to adult and student shoppers, before school, during lunch and after school December 5-7 (check this flyer for details). We also have morning and evening events that will be fun, educational and provide opportunities to shop!
As always, our great events are not possible without our parent volunteers! Please sign up:
SAVE THE DATE - Annual BPE Ice Skating Party
Mark your calendars for Barron Park's Annual Ice Skating Party!!!
When: Sat, Feb 3rd 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Winter Lodge Ice Skating Rink 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
More information to follow closer to the event.


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!



Get Involved! We Are Recruiting New Green Team Representatives at Every School

If you are interested in getting involved as a parent volunteer, consider being the Green Team rep. The Green Team rep shares tips from our school district on sustainability, engages students in activities, and is a member of the PTAC Green Team. Takes only 1-2 hours per month and can be shared with another parent. You will be a member of the PAUSD/PTAC community and get all the guidance/resources you need. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to: connect with teachers and administration & connect with parents throughout PAUSD Make an IMPACT! Email 


Parent Education Series with Pacific Clinic

Pacific Clinics will be offering a series of presentations for caregivers. Caregivers can attend all the sessions or choose which ones they attend. There are a total of 90 minutes, the last 30 minutes being left for Q&A session. Caregivers will be given a guide on each topic to take home and reference later!


Raising Resilient Children

When: Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7:00 PM

Where: Zoom. Meeting ID: 235 230 859 136, Passcode: mcXdeG

This session will focus on helping caregivers understand emotional resilience in children including knowing what it means and its benefits. It

will also address 6 different skills that will support children in building emotional resilience.


Partners in Education Rally Days: The PiE Challenge Grant Ends November 15

Partners in Education Rally Days: The PiE Challenge Grant Ends Wednesday, November 15! We are 588 families short of our goal--please give today! If you’ve been waiting to complete your PiE donation for the year, there’s no time to delay! Today’s the day! Generous donors have offered a special Rally Days challenge grant, and will match donations up to $250,000 through November 15. Support our students by donating to PiE. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much! Every dollar makes a difference. Donate or pledge today, and double your impact.


Keep our Communities Safe from Gun Violence: It's the Law!

California, Santa Clara County, and Palo Alto all require that if you have firearms in your home, they must be stored safely. Safe storage is when a firearm is in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock. For more information, visit


Green Tip: Fall Back For the Planet

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5, when we set clocks one hour back (fall back). You can save while you get extra sleep:

  • Set your thermostat to cooler weather and times, use timers for lights and thermostats, and let some fresh air in to reduce indoor air pollution. Set fans to reverse.
  • Collect rainwater when it rains - save money and water using any containers you can find.
  • Preserve summer food - you can pickle, freeze, dehydrate, make jam and more.
  • Unplug and enjoy the dark. Use candles and enjoy the ambience. Look up at the stars. 

Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

Palo Alto Community

Help make Palo Alto a Safer and More Active Community! 

The City recently initiated two critical transportation planning efforts: a 2-year effort called Active Palo Alto ( to update the 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, and Safer Palo Alto (, a 15-month effort to create a road safety plan using the federally-endorsed Safe System Approach (

Share your input on roadway changes on this interactive map ( through the end of November 2023. There is also an online road safety survey ( to understand transportation safety preferences in the community. Community responses will inform the City Council about what residents want to see on our streets. Once these two planning documents are finalized and adopted, a list of prioritized projects will be outlined for which staff will seek funding to implement.

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

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