Escondido eNews January 5 , 2020
Sun, Jan 5 7:12pm


Escondido News



1/7-1/9  -- Escondido "Talentopia" Talent Show Auditions

1/10 -- Principal Coffee

1/23 and 1/24  -- Escondido "Talentopia" Talent Show

2/2020 -- Black History Month





Talent Show Registration Form

Registration is now open.  The LAST DAY to Register and Audition is Thursday, January 9, 2020. 

**NEW** this year – check out our website!


Volunteer Sign-ups 

All performers and emcees must register and audition.  Any issues or questions, contact




February 2020 

Hello Escondido Community:

The Black History Month Committee has begun planning this year’s events.  We welcome feedback and new ideas from you all.  

Please help us by filling out the survey below:


Hola comunidad de Escondido.

El Comité del Mes de la Historia Negra ha comenzado a planificar los eventos de este año.  Agradecemos sus comentarios y nuevas ideas de todos ustedes.  

Ayúdenos completando la encuesta a continuación:





AmazonSmile benefits Escondido -- Sign-up TODAY - Holiday shopping can help support the school...please sign-up for Amazonsmile - 1036 Escondido Elementary PTA

To use AmazonSmile on your phone:  (currently there is not an AmazonSmile app)

  1. Go to in your phone's browser and log into your account.
  2. In the phone's menu bar at the top right, select "Add to home screen."
  3. A kind of "app" for Amazon Smile will appear on your home screen.
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Amazon Smile
On your computer
Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Command B on your keyboard.
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to

2. Install the Amazon Assistant

3.  1036 Escondido Elementary PTA

Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to

Learn more




During Autumn/Winter Commutes At times near sunrise and sunset, drivers may be blinded temporarily by the brightness of the sun low on the horizon. This can be a particularly dangerous situation during morning and evening commute time when many people are sharing the road. Please review the Safe Routes to School winter Sun Glare Safety Tips for Bicyclists & Drivers flyer. Help us get the word out about this important safety issue by sharing this link with others.



---Do you have some favorite photos from this school year? The 2019-2020 Yearbook Team needs them! We have set up folders to collect photos from each grade and event. CLICK HERE to find the email addresses to send in your photos. You will receive a confirmation email from if the photo was uploaded successfully.  THANK YOU for helping make this year’s yearbook the best ever!  



 We need to assemble a team of volunteers to lead Penny Power.  If you are willing or curious about what this involves, contact  Amy McCarter or Julia Murphy-Chutorian.  The PTA has several volunteer opportunities, click here to see the available positions.  Many of the roles are behind the scenes; however, they make a huge impact on our students and parents. Questions:  Amy McCarter or Julia Murphy-Chutorian.




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PTA/PTA Council News


**NEW** Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News


2020 PAUSD Leadership Summit 

Sat Jan 25, 8:30-2P Gunn High School 

This parent-centered conference will empower and engage you as we deepen parents’ learning around important topics that affect your child at school and home.  The theme of this year's event is “Opening Doors to Student Wellbeing and Success."  We also welcome our Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Mooney.  Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch provided.  Register Here. 



**NEW* Teen Vaping Community Leaders’ Breakfast 

Jan 23, 2020. 8:30 am. More details coming soon.  SAVE THE DATE. For more info, please email


**NEW** Parent Education & PAUSD Parent Engagement 

You are invited to attend all parent education and parent engagement events in January 2020.  A joint master calendar 2020 will help you learn about events happening district wide.



**NEW**PTA Council - Next Meeting Jan 22nd 

The next PTAC Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020.  The next President’s Meeting is Wednesday Jan 29.  The next General Association Meeting is Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020.  Mark your new 2020 calendar.


**NEW* Health & Wellness 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee School Site Representatives Meeting is happing in Jan.  Details coming soon. If you wish to serve as an SEL rep at your school, please speak to your PTA.


**NEW**BBAC Committee Members

The PTA Council is soliciting parents to serve on the PAUSD Board Building Advisory BBAC Committee.  For more information, please contact PTAC President or PTAC Vice President at or


**NEW**Advocacy for Children’s Health - Cell Tower EMF Setback 

PTAC continues advocacy efforts to protect our children. PTAC appeared at City of Palo Alto City Council hearing this past Monday.  You can see the meeting online. If you would like to serve on the Health and Wellness Committee, please contact PTAC VP Health & Wellness at


**NEW**Emergency Preparedness Backpacks 

If you would like to serve on the PTAC ePrep Committee, please contact the ePrep Committee Chair, Hamilton Hitchings, at


Community News


**NEW**A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, Presented by Palo Alto Players 

Fri Jan 17 - Sun Feb 2, show times vary: Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Ages 16 and up. Contains strong adult language and themes.

Nominated for eight Tony Awards in 2017, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece begins with a knock at the door, and what happens when a mother and wife has to confront the family she left behind?  A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 is a blistering and very funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment. Tickets: $27-$57 at or 650-329-0891.


**NEW**Youth Community Service and City of Palo Alto presents "MLK" 

Mon, Jan 20 10A-1P at Mitchell Park Community Center 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Ca 94303

For all families: Join Youth Community Service and City of Palo Alto in a national day to celebrate the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  There will be live music and performances, learn about the past from local youth, engage with the community and on-site projects. 


**NEW**Refugee Youth Event 

Wed Jan 22 7-8.30P, Fletcher Middle School, 655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto

Hear about what it’s like to be an unaccompanied refugee youth.  Guests include: Katherine Applegate, author of ”Brave," an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope; a local refugee youth helped by Catholic Charities of SC County, and Terry Fletcher, daughter of Ellen Fletcher (Holocaust survivor and Kindertransport youth).  This event is open to everyone. For more info email  

Tickets are FREE, but please RSVP to the this EventBrite link for planning/snack purposes: 

Thank you to our event partners: PTA; Catholic Charities of SC County; Books, Inc.; and PA City Library.


**NEW**Learning Challenges Resource Fair 

Tue Jan 21, 6P-8P at the MUR in Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St, Mountain View.

We have providers from a wide variety of areas, from tutoring services to summer camps, speech therapists to art and music programs, social skills programs to lawyers and advocates and many more! Every family can benefit, for students from preschool through high school and beyond! Presented by the SELPA 1 CAC and the MVLA Learning Challenges Committee.


Feria de Recursos de Desafíos de Aprendizaje

El 21 de enero de 6 a 8 pm en el MUR en Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St, Mountain View.

Tenemos proveedores de una amplia variedad de áreas, desde servicios de tutoría hasta campamentos de verano, logopedas, programas de arte y música, programas de habilidades sociales, abogados y defensores, ¡y muchos más! ¡Toda familia puede beneficiarse, para estudiantes desde preescolar hasta la escuela secundaria y más allá! Un proyecto conjunto entre SELPA 1 CAC y el Comité de Desafíos de Aprendizaje de MVLA.


Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience 

Thu Jan 23, 6:30-8:00pm Spangenberg Auditorium, Gunn High School

Tickets are free and available at:

Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston continues the conversation around screens and teens.  This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.  This is a Gunn PTSA Parent Ed Event.  Please join us. All are welcome.