Meeting ID: 850 3182 1791
ENROLLMENT SURVEY DUE
Please complete the Enrollment 2020-21 Survey: https://forms.gle/
The responses from the survey help teachers create balanced classrooms and the information is used by the administration to determine staffing, the number of teachers, and aides. If you have already completed it, thank you. If you have not, then please do it now.
ESCONDIDO SWAG SALE
- Order now and pay online!!! A group order is open now until May 21!
- All of the orders will be sent directly to your home from Custom Ink.
¡ROPA de Escondido a la venta!
- ¡¡¡Hagan su pedido ahora y paguen online!!! El plazo para pedidos en grupo permanecerá abierto hasta el 10 de Mayo.
- Todos los pedidos se enviarán directamente a sus casas.
- Para pedidos de Ropa de Escondido para Adultos, hagan click aquí: Ropa de Escondido para Adultos
- Para pedidos de Ropa Roja de Escondido para Niños, hagan click aquí: Camisetas y Suéteres Rojos para Niños
The Stanford Astronomical Society is happy to present a "virtual stargazing" session for Escondido Elementary families this Friday, May 22, at 5 pm - on ZOOM - REGISTER HERE The Zoom link will be sent 15 minutes prior to the event.
La Sociedad Astronómica de Stanford dará presentaciones cortas de 5 a 8 minutos sobre estos temas y otros más, y contestará a tus preguntas sobre astronomía y el firmamento el viernes 22 de mayo a las 5pm.
Click here to order your yearbook! Yearbooks cost $35, while supplies last!
Not sure if you already ordered one? Check this Google spreadsheet for the list of who ordered yearbooks earlier this year with CheddarUp.
Yearbook scholarships are available for families in need. Please email Christian Munoz, email@example.com or call him at 650-272-0415.
Safe Routes to School Supports Earth Day Striders and Riders
- Palo Alto Safe Routes to School is offering new virtual and online bike and pedestrian safety educational resources and activities, including free 1:1 virtual consultations to families. If you have ever wondered, where are bicyclists supposed to ride on the road, what are some tips for physically distancing while walking or biking during Shelter in Place, or what kind of bike or accessories can improve your walking/biking experience, set up an appointment here.
- The City of Palo Alto encourages those families who have increased their walk and bike trips to continue doing so by taking the Safe Routes to School Roll Model Pledge. This pledge includes two simple goals: making greener choices in school transportation and sharing the road safely with others by following the Safe Routes to School tips.
- New to riding or getting out on a bike more often? Check out Palo Alto's Safe Routes to School Educational Resources.
Welcome! Here you will find a collection of supports and services for a variety of needs including food, financial support, and legal aid by county of residence.
This page is updated regularly, so if something is not completed and you have questions, please reach out through the contact page. In addition, some information may have changed due to COVID-19, so we appreciate your patience.
Aquí encontrará una colección de apoyos y servicios para una variedad de necesidades, como alimentos, apoyo financiero, y asistencia legal por condado.
Esta página se actualiza regularmente. Si falta información y tiene preguntas, comuníquese a través de la página de contacto. Alguna información puede haber cambiado debido al COVID-19 (Coronavirus) y apreciamos su paciencia.
Si desea sugerir un recurso: HAGA CLIC AQUI!
Si tiene preguntas, comentarios o solicitudes generales: HAGA CLIC AQUI!
Si necesita ayuda con el lenguaje o el transporte, hable con:
Christian Muñoz – firstname.lastname@example.org – 650-272-041
- Virtual art classes in Spanish — Clases virtuales de arte en español
- In-person art camps in Spanish (Monday through Friday, 9am to 2pm. Only 3 kids per camp.)
PTA/PTA Council News
**NEW** Come give City Council your thoughts on Vape-Shop Ordinance
Mon May 18, 7:15pm, on Zoom: https://zoom.us/join. Meeting ID: 362 027 238
Agenda (see item 6) and more info:
Palo Alto City Council will vote Monday on a proposed ordinance to further regulate Vape Shops, in an effort to prevent sales to minors. Unlike some other similar local ordinances, this proposal allows for 'adults-only' shops. PTA Council is advocating for closing this loophole. Do you have concerns, stories, or personal experiences with teen vaping? Come share them with City Council! Your voice matters!! (Can't come, but want to comment? You can send public comments to email@example.com.) Questions: Erwin Morton, firstname.lastname@example.org
**NEW** Please Take Action: Ask Congress to support Schools during the Pandemic
Unless Congress acts, schools are about to experience major budget cuts triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Your action will help prevent layoffs, larger class sizes and the reduction or elimination of important programs and services for our students. Please join with education leaders around the country in asking for $200 billion to support education funding, including special education, distance learning, Title 1 for low-income students and other programs, including:
- Learning Policy Institute: “A 15 percent reduction in state education funding could lead to the loss of more than 300,000 teaching positions.”
- Ed100: "During Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s say a loud 'thank you' in a way that really matters: by supporting education funding in this time of crisis.”
- National Education Leaders, including PTA: “As Congress negotiates a fourth emergency supplemental in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative any package include significant, robust and flexible funding for our nation’s public schools."
- Council of Great City Schools:"...Support an additional federal allocation of $175 billion in Educational Stabilization Funds distributed to the local level through the Title I formula. We also urge Congress to provide an additional $13 billion for IDEA, $12 billion in additional Title I program funding, $2.0 billion for E-Rate, and emergency infrastructure funds that include public schools.”
Please click HERE to send a message to your U.S. senators and representatives, and help ensure that robust education funding is included in the next COVID-19 relief package. Our children deserve it!
Mental Health & Wellness Resources while Sheltering In Place:
PAUSD Webinar Series: “Creating Calm at Home During Covid-19"
English on Wed, May 20 & 27, 6:30-8:00 pm
Mandarin on Thu, May 21, & 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
Topics that will be covered are:
Week 1: Improving the parent-child connection in close quarters
Week 2: Working through generational differences in communication
Week 3: Helping children manage their emotions while managing one's own
Week 4: Developing children’s coping and self-efficacy skills
Parents and guardians are invited to register to join the webinars live or access the recordings after.
Information on Vaping/ Smoking and COVID-19 Risks:
Health & Wellness Webinar Series Recordings
Listen to March webinar series on the PTA Council Website: https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/covid-19-webinars/
1) The Coronavirus & Understanding the Science of Physical Distancing and How This Impacts Our Families
2) Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19
3) Family Closening in a Time of Social Distancing
PTAC Asks You to Speak Up Now BUDGET CUTS COMING
The City of Palo Alto is asking all residents - including parents, teachers, and school families - to speak up now. Your input will alter the priorities as budget cuts are coming soon. Take a moment to take the survey.
Join the Budget Conversations
Join the conversation by sharing your service area priorities through an online survey here and learn more about the City’s budget at www.cityofpaloalto.org/budget. On May 4, the City Council adopted a set of budget assumptions to help inform how staff will prepare the revised Fiscal Year 2020-2021 operating and capital budgets for Council consideration and community input. The City Council selected scenario estimates with a preliminary loss of $39 million in major tax revenues during the next fiscal year. https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/5/Issue_8742/survey_responses/new
PTA Council UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS
ELECTIONS - SPECIAL GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
May 20 11AM
Due to the County’s Shelter-in-Place order in effect, our Annual Election at this Special General Association Meeting, will proceed on MAY 20th. Notice is hereby given that it will be a virtual meeting by Zoom. The Zoom dial in info will be sent to all PTA member schools Presidents and EVPs and PTAC Executive Board/Committee Chairs. See slate here. If you wish to attend, please send an email to President@paloaltopta.org to receive the Zoom login.
VIRTUAL GENERAL ASSOCIATION FINAL MEETING
May 27 11AM
Due to the County’s Shelter-in-Place order in effect, our final General Association Meeting, previously scheduled, will remain on calendar. We will proceed on the same date: Wednesday, May 27th, except it will be a virtual meeting by Zoom. The Zoom dial in info will be sent to all PTA member schools Presidents and EVPs. If you wish to attend, please send an email to President@paloaltopta.org to receive the Zoom login.
For Families in our District: There is a new Family Outreach Number to Call for Assistance
English Family Outreach Toll Free Number
1833-3HELPPA or 1833-343-5772: The Palo Alto PTA and a group of community leaders have released a toll free Family Outreach phone line so families attending Palo Alto Schools can get information about where to get food assistance, school lunch, financial help, and school information. Parents can also leave a message with their contact information and specify their needs so volunteers can help connect them to local resources. 1833-3HELPPA or 1833-343-7772
Spanish Línea Directa y Gratis para Familias
1833-3HELPPA or 1833-343-5772: El PTA de Palo Alto y un grupo de líderes comunitarios han lanzado una línea telefónica gratuita para que las familias que asisten a las escuelas de Palo Alto puedan obtener información sobre dónde obtener asistencia alimentaria, almuerzo escolar, ayuda financiera e información escolar. Los padres también pueden dejar un mensaje con su información y especificar sus necesidades para que voluntarios puedan ayudarlos a conectarse con recursos locales.1833-3HELPPA or 1833-343-5772
Helpful Resources for Well-Being During SIP
Suggested links for mental and physical wellbeing during times of Sheltering In Place:
- Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Trends
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
- Promoting Positive Mental Health for Teens Feeling Isolated, Erika’s Lighthouse
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Manage Anxiety & Stress, CDC
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies, CDC
- 5 Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus, The American Psychological Association
Backstage with the Superintendent
Watch the first Backstage with the Superintendent Webinar https://www.pausd.org/explore-pausd/news/watch-first-backstage-superintendent-webinar
PAUSD Zoom Guidelines: STUDENT PAUSD Zoom Guidelines & Norms 03/25/20
**NEW**Special Needs Families Support Group- FREE
Tue, 3pm-4pm - Online workshop
FREE Parents of children and teens who have special needs are currently immersed in crisis-schooling at home, facing daunting challenges different from parents with neuro-typical kids. This 4-session Special Needs Support Group provides an opportunity to connect, share experiences and challenges, swap ideas, and receive expert guidance and support for navigating these challenging times.
Cost is FREE. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-online-support-groupspecial-needs-families-support-group-all-ages-registration-102455416910 Any Questions? Email Tiffany at email@example.com
**NEW**Sensory Processing Support Group- FREE
Thu 11:30am-12:30pm - Online workshop
FREE The Sensory Processing Parent Support Group is for parents of children with sensory processing challenges. Parents will have an opportunity to meet with others to share experiences, swap ideas, and receive support. Cost is FREE. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-online-workshopsensory-processing-parent-support-group-all-ages-registration-101595518932 Any Questions? Email Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org
**NEW**Parenting Support Chats – FREE
Fri 1:30pm-2:30pm - Online workshop
FREE Friday Parenting Support Chats: During these uncertain times, we understand that you may be struggling to balance work commitments with caring for children at home. Whether you need help with daily routines, positive discipline, sibling rivalry, or ways to play and interact with your children, we can help you develop concrete strategies to manage these new challenges and help you feel more effective as a parent.
Cost is FREE. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/onlinefree-friday-parenting-support-chats-preschoolelementary-tickets-100439417000 Any Questions? Email Tiffany at email@example.com
Service While Sheltering: A Resource for Families
Youth Community Service (YCS) has a list of ways to do service while sheltering at home! These service activities can engage the whole family in projects for your community! Some ideas include: Make a t-shirt reusable bag, thank you cards for essential employees, or make someone a friendship bracelet. Click here for manymore ideas! If you do something on this list, we’d love to hear from you! Email: Ashley@youthcommunityservice.org