Barron Park eNews: October 27, 2023
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October 27, 2023

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 28 - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Annual Walk-a-thon!

Tuesday, October 31 - 8:45am - 10:00am - Halloween Parade

Friday, November 10 - No School - Veterans Day

November 20 - November 24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break


For a complete list of all school events, go to the Barron Park Calendar.  See the 2022-23 PAUSD Academic Calendar for holidays and other school breaks.

Barron Park School News

We’re walking on sunshine! 


Saturday, Oct 28th - 10am-1pm

Sign Up to Volunteer 

Get ready for our 5th Annual Barron Park Elementary Walk-a-thon.

A school community wellness event and fun for the whole family!  


What is the Barron Park Elementary Walk-a-thon?

The Walk-a-thon is a free community event for all Barron Park Elementary students and their families. We set up a course and students try to walk as many laps as possible. The whole family is welcome! Expect a fun atmosphere, rain or shine. Families are encouraged to walk with students and at least one adult should plan to stay with their student.  


How to Prepare?

  • Sign up to Volunteer.  This event depends on volunteers. Parents, guardians, grandparents, older siblings - all are welcome to help! 


  • Students Collect Donations.
    • This event is a great opportunity to raise funds from friends and family that will go directly to benefit our school. Students can choose between raising money online or collecting cash contributions - or both!
    • Collect Cash/Checks in the sponsor envelope and bring them to the Walkathon.
    • Give Online by sharing this link: 
    • Fundraising is not required to participate in the event. The walkathon is for ALL Barron Park students whether they choose to fundraise or not.  


  • Get Ready to Walk.  
    • The course is open 10am - 1pm. Walk for 1 hour or 3 hours, it’s up to you.  You can arrive as early as 9:45am to register. You will be asked to sign a PTA event waiver.
    • Bring your water bottle. 
    • The classes with the most participation and the most laps walked win prizes.


  • Everyone Can Participate (Do not need to be present)! Choose any option below or all three!
    • Collect sponsorships/donations from friends and family and bring your pledge envelope to school on Monday or ask them to donate through the fundraising page: . They can give you a shoutout with their donation.
    • Take a picture wearing your Walk-a-thon T-Shirt doing something fun this weekend and upload it in this shared folder by Monday 10/30. Please label your picture with name, grade and teacher.
    • Go for a walk in your Walk-a-thon T-shirt. Track how far you walk (up to 10 miles). And we'll count your distance to your class total. Email your student's name, grade, teacher and distance to by Monday 10/30.



These companies are supporting Barron Park Elementary School through donations directly impacting our classrooms.


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!



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 Confident, Competent Children

When: Thursday, November 2, 5:30-6:30 PM

Where: Teams Meeting, Meeting Id 270 600 885 252, Password G8PSm7

This session will help caregivers learn 6 important building blocks or life skills and support them in promoting these skills with their children. It will also address the importance of laying a foundation to promote positive social-emotional skills.


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 Returns Nov 1-15 NEW

We need 588 families to donate, every dollar counts. Help us to reach our goal! If you’ve been waiting to complete your PiE donation for the year, the time has come! 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.


Green Tip: Fall Back For the Planet NEW

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. 


Health and Wellness Tip: Free Fentanyl Trainings NEW

Learn about the opioid crisis, help kids avoid fentanyl, learn to use life-saving Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose, and receive a free Narcan kit at a free training. Attend either event

Wed, Nov 8, 6:30-7:30 pm, Mountain View Library. Pre Registration recommended, not required. Mountain View: or

Thu, Nov 9, 3-4 pm, Rinconada Library, Palo Alto. Pre Registration recommended, not required Palo Alto: 

Youth ages 17-25 chat about the effects of opioids. Wed Nov 8, 5-6pm, online or in person, at allcove Palo Alto. Register


More from PAUSD here: Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

Palo Alto Community

Paly Theatre Presents The Birds: A Modern Adaptation- Special Performance for Middle Schoolers 

When: Nov. 5, 2:00 PM

Where: The Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto High School

All middle schools students are invited to a special performance of Paly Theatre’s The Birds: A Modern Adaptation on Nov. 5 at 2pm, which will be followed by a Q&A with cast, crew and program director Sarah Thermond. The Birds updates Aristophanes’ ancient comedy, following two human outcasts who scheme to turn the kingdom of the birds into a utopia – if they can overcome the Greek gods’ wrath. This satirical take on society, politics and religion is just as relevant today. Paly Theatre Boosters are pleased to provide two complimentary tickets per middle schooler; use promo code "MIDDLE23" at checkout at


Help make Palo Alto a Safer and More Active Community! NEW

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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