ESCONDIDO ELEMENTARY eNEWS
4/1-5 -- Spring Break - No School
4/11-12 -- Escondido Science Fair
4/12 -- PTA Coffee Hour at Escondido
4/26 -- Family Movie Night
ESCONDIDO SCIENCE FAIR
We’d like to encourage students to incorporate art into their project board displays -- photos, drawings, colorful borders/letters/designs, etc.! Be creative and have fun! Science and art go hand in hand!
Finally, we need volunteers to help out with Family Science Night on Thursday, April 11. In particular, we need people to help set up classrooms after school, serve as room monitors in the evening (1 hour slots), and clean up at 8:30. Parents, siblings, relatives, and friends are all welcome to lend a hand. Please sign up at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y6my3wej
Please contact either of us with any questions.
PTA COFFEE HOUR @ ESCONDIDO
Middle School Transitions for Children with
Friday, April 12th
(8:15 – 9 AM)
Do you have a child with an IEP or 504 or a child that needs a bit of extra
help? Do you have questions about your child's transition from
elementary school to middle school? Join us for morning coffee on April
All families are welcomed to attend! We hope you'll join us, whether you
just have a question or have a child currently receiving support.
Information/Questions contact Jackie Kaur, Houn Kim or Grace Lee, your
Special Ed/ Inclusion Representatives at:
or PTA Special Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAC for Special Education website: https://cacpaloalto.org/
Hora de Café con PTA en ESCONDIDO
Las transiciones a escuela media para niños con
diferencias de aprendizaje
viernes, 12 de april
(8:15 – 9 AM)
¿Tiene un hijo con un IEP o un 504 o un niño que necesita un poco de
ayuda adicional? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre la transición de su hijo de la
escuela primaria a la escuela media? ¡ Acompáñenos para el café de la
mañana el 12 de abril!
Todos son bienvenidos! Acompáñenos para el café si usted sólo tiene una
pregunta o tiene un niño recibiendo apoyo actualmente. Te esperamos
Información/preguntas contacte a Jackie Kaur, Houn Kim o Grace Lee,
sus representes en inclusión y educación especial:
o educación especial de PTA: specialed-paloaltopta.org
CAC para el sitio web de educación especial: https://cacpaloalto.org
Pre-order the Yearbook
If you have already pre-ordered a yearbook using the 1-check form in the beginning of the school year, you are all set. (If you forgot if you ordered, please reference this google spreadsheet.)
Here are the instructions for ordering a yearbook online: (Note: payment uses PayPal.)
1. go to www.betteryearbook.com and click on PLACE ORDER menu at the top
2. select Stanford, CA for city and Escondido from the dropdown list
3. enter "friends" as the password (no quotes)
4. follow the instructions on the page
If you would prefer to order a yearbook by check, please make the check out to Escondido PTA for $40 and write "Yearbook" and your child's name and room number in the memo part of your check.
GOOD EGGS SPRING FUNDRAISER HAS BEGUN!
PTA and PTAC News
**NEW** EACH FRIDAY! Superintendent's Weekly Board Update
Read Dr. Don Austin's Weekly Board Update, published new each Friday https://www.pausd.org/news
**NEW**Youth Art Show at the Palo Alto Art Center
April 27-May 19, 2019
Annual Exhibition of Artworks by Palo Alto Unified School District Art Students. Youth Art celebrates the imaginative spirit of the students from the Palo Alto Unified School District, featuring work from students in grades K-12. Instructors have selected work that demonstrates accomplishment and innovation in the classroom. Please visit the Palo Alto Art Center website for more information. You can preview this amazing collection of art work while enjoying the PTA Council Honorary Service Awards reception on Thursday April 25th from 4-6 pm.
**NEW**Mandarin Parent Workshops - Inter-cultural Dialogue
Thu 6:30 - 8:30P ongoing thru May 16 Greene Middle School Library
Wellness & Support Services Dept. and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) are offering a ten-week parenting workshop series, “Inter-Cultural Dialogue,” in Mandarin. An AACI Therapist facilitates the research-based workshops designed to help families navigate the generational and cultural differences in their families.
- March 28 – Child and adolescent development and parenting styles
- April 11 – Providing structure and reinforcement
- April 18 – How to use rules, consequences and punishment
- April 25 – Review and practice listening, empathy, and build connection
- May 2 – Parenting skills in practice
- May 9 – Parents managing their stress and emotions
- May 16 – Revision, celebration, and completion
Spaces are still available. For more information or to save your place, please RSVP on Eventbrite.
Palo Alto PTA Council - SHARE THE COST RALLY at CITY HALL - A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER FOR OUR KIDS: FULL MITIGATION
March 14 Thursday, 120+ people came out to City Hall to give VOICE to ALL PAUSD students. We spoke with ONE VOICE, stressing the importance of FULL MITIGATION by Stanford University. We are simply asking Stanford University to take care of our children. See PAUSD Resolution. We sincerely appreciate everyone doing their part for our kids. For more, please go to www.paloaltopta.org.
Thank you to all PTA members, PTAC council members, PAUSD employees and school board members, students, parents and guardians, City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School (SRTS), the PTAC SRTS Collaborative Committee, Palo Alto residents, and neighbors for coming out to the School Rally. The PTA Council would like to thank Supervisor Joe Simitian and Supervisor Cindy Chavez who graciously attended our school rally. The strength of our community is evident when we come together and we work together, this includes Stanford University.
The Palo Alto PTA Council is pleased that many of our PTAs and PTSAs have written letters to Stanford University stressing FULLMITIGATION. Our 6th District PTA Council and schools in various parts of Santa Clara County are also sending letters to Stanford University. Please continue write to your supervisors, join our on-line petition. And download Click-My-Cause App, or find your own creative way to help communicate with elected county officials letting them know you care about Palo Alto kids. THANK YOU.
PTAC Honorary Service Awards - Thursday, April 25, Palo Alto Art Center
You’re Invited!! This is our amazing and fun Spring social event to honor our volunteers and to network. Lots of food, Student Art, and celebrating amazing work! We’re looking for official photographers and Twitter/Social Media connectors. eVites are going out on Monday. We would like to cast a wider net for our invitation list, so if you or you would like someone to be invited, please send name, email, and affiliation by Sunday, March 22nd. to HSA Committee - email@example.com.
Watch the Video of Dr. Robert Lustig’s Real Food for Thought Talk from 3/6/19
Did you miss the talk on why eating real food matters for our children? Watch it here on Youtube: https://youtu.be/1k4vmEThlqg. Would you like to get involved with bringing more real food to our schools? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Brought to you by PTAC Health and Wellness.
PTA Council Invites You to the 97th Annual May Fete Parade & 125th Palo Alto Birthday Celebrations
Sat May 4, 10AM (Parade start time) Downtown Palo Alto
Each year our students and staff, as well as neighbors, are invited to participate in the City of Palo Alto 2019 May Fete Parade. This is our small, hometown parade right here in the heart of Silicon Valley. Many PAUSD students participate in the parade by way of the bands, amazing music programs, club projects that funded by PiE and PTA. Downtown University Avenue is closed that day and the nearby streets and parking lots are transformed with schools' kids, floats, marching bands, electric model cars, etc. NEW this year is the celebration of the 125th Birthday of City of Palo Alto. Happy Birthday! Don’t miss it. Carpool and bike. http://www.paloaltomayfeteparade.com/
Summer Camps Info Now Available on PTAC Website
Looking for a summer camp in your neighborhood or at one of our Palo Alto Unified school sites? Now you can find it at the PTAC website at https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/summer-camp-info-now-available/. Camp providers listed on this page host activities/summer camps at PAUSD Schools, and pay rental fees to our district. These rental fees help to defray the cost of running our schools while providing local opportunities for our kids. PTA Council does not endorse one camp over another. This service is offered to give parents an easy way to find out what is being offered and where. Please contact the PTAC Webmaster to recommend updates to this information. There is no charge to providers to be listed.
**NEW**Peninsula Hike for Hope
Sun May 19th Check-in: 8:30A Hike Begins: 9:30A Hike Ends: 3P Huddart Park, Woodside
Join AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) for the 1st ever Peninsula Hike for Hope event. Suicide prevention starts with everyday people like you. Money raised goes to critical research, education programs, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Join us to help create a culture that’s smart about mental health. The hike will be a relatively easy 2-3 mile loop at Huddart Park in Woodside. Parking is 6$ per vehicle. Please see visit our website www.afsp.org/peninsulahikeforhope to learn more about registration/donations. Any Questions? Email Jaclyn Petty at Jpetty525@gmail.com
**NEW**FREE Project Cornerstone 6-Week Parenting Workshop "Take It Personally"
Wed Apr 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:30-6P dinner, Workshop 6-7:30P Colorado Park Apartments
You do not need to be a parent/resident from the Colorado Park Apartments. Open to all parents & caregivers at no cost. Each week a facilitator will lead sharing, discussion, and teaching tools you can use now to strengthen your family connections. You'll leave with new ways to show caring, give support, set boundaries, and build strong relationships. Workshop paid for by PAH (Palo Alto Housing). Questions? Contact Ziem Neubert at Ziem@projectcornerstone.org. Sign Up today: https://tinyurl.com/z2xoec9
**NEW**Parents: Help Students Who Need You Most - Learn about All Students Matter
Wed April 24 10A - Menlo Park location given when you RSVP
Come learn about how adults can volunteer next school year, once a week in a K-5th grade classroom in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. These students, who face many challenges, are eager for your support to help build their academic and social/emotional skills. Hear about the impact you can have by joining us in Menlo Park at the home of a current volunteer. To RSVP, please contact Keri Tully Program Director at email@example.com to receive location details. Learn more about us at www.allstudentsmatter.org
Recruitment and Career Advancement Fair for PAUSD
Sat Apr 13, 10A-3P Peery Family Center at Palo Alto High School
PAUSD Human Resources is hosting its first Recruitment and Career Advancement Fair for PAUSD. Some of our best employees are parents and family members from the PAUSD community. Come hear about jobs, benefits, and working at PAUSD.
Chinese Railroad Workers Photos Exhibit
Mar 1-31, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri-Sun 10am-6pm, Palo Alto Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road
Please come to view a special photos exhibit as 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the first American Transcontinental Railroad built by the Chinese Railroad Workers. Dr. Hilton Obenzinger, author of more than a dozen books and Associate Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, will present this important period of history at the Embarcadero Room on Mar 17 at 4-6pm. All are welcome. No registration required. More information can be found on ChineseRailroadWorkers.Stanford.edu. Questions contact Monica Yeung Arima at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) 2019-20 Season
Sun, Mar 31 & Apr 14, 9AM– 4PM, Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto
New member auditions for PACO's 2019-20 season. For more information and to schedule an audition please visit http://pacomusic.org/auditions/
Calling elementary, middle and high school families. You are eligible to host an AFS Cultural Exchange Student.
Hosting helps a high school student become fluent in English and experience teenage life in America. “Becoming a host family took us out of our comfort zone and provided many new experiences.”
Contact our SF Bay representative Veronica Buxton email@example.com.
AFS USA is a premier volunteer cultural exchange program approved by the U.S. State Department. https://www.afsusa.org/team/san-francisco-bay/contact-us/
Participate in Stanford University’s Puberty and Neurodevelopment Study
Researchers at Stanford University are looking for pre-teens ages 10-14 of all gender expressions to participate in a study exploring how hormones affect the development of different parts of the brain during puberty. Participation involves 3 visits across 5 years, a comprehensive physical, cognitive, and behavioral evaluations and brain imaging with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (safe, non-invasive, no x-rays/radiation). All participants will receive written reports from evaluations and up to $130 honorarium for each year of participation. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 698-2115.
**NEW** UPDATE: A Community Day To Swim with PASA at Rinconada
Sat Apr 13 Rinconada Pool
Kids in the Palo Alto Community will be given a free swim lesson from the coaches and swimmers of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. The 1-2:30P ages 6-9 Session is now filled, but you can get on the wait-list. The 2:30-4pm ages 10-13 session has spots available. Info and signup: www.PaloAltoSwimClub.org