Escondido, District, and Community eNews -- March 25, 2018
Sat, Mar 24 4:41pm
Escondido Elementary

ESCONDIDO NEWS

 

 

3/28 -- PAUSD Bridges Math Night  at 25 Churchill Rd. 6pm

3/30 -- Minimum Day

4/2-4/6 -- Spring Break

4/9 -- Site Council

4/9-5/4 -- CAASPP testing (Smarter Balanced) 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

4/16 -- PTA Meeting

4/16-20 -- Earth Week

4/19 -- Coffee with the Principal

4/20 -- Community Movie Night

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Mr. Merritt's Parent News --  Please find linked here the Parent News

 
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Escondido PTA needs your help for next year!  Please take a few moments to complete this Google Form and you'll be entered to win an Escondido Family Fun Pack!

 

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Join Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto YMCA, and the City of Palo Alto at a Safetyville Family Event on Saturday, April 7th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Palo Alto YMCA (3412 Ross Rd., Palo Alto). Walk through their kid-friendly Safetyville town complete with traffic signs, buildings, and more while learning about bike and pedestrian safety. Learn to safely walk and bike through the new roundabouts on Ross Road, complete your Safetyville Passport and have the chance to earn safety related prizes. Meet and chat with a police officer to learn about how they keep our community safe, and check out a real firetruck!

This event is free to the community. Register at safetyville-family-event.eventbrite.com.

 

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Check out Escondido PTA's website, click on smile.amazon logo and update your Amazon account today:  http://escondido.paloaltopta.org/

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DISTRICT NEWS

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PiE Seeking Parent Input

Please check your inbox for the Partners In Education (PiE) annual parent survey!  Every spring, PiE collects input from the parent community.  This information, coupled with input from each principal, determines where PiE dollars are spent in our schools the following year.  Please complete the brief survey to give PiE feedback and communicate what is most important to you.

 

**NEW** Read the current message from our Interim Superintendent

 

We will re-post Karen Hendricks' communications here each week, in case you missed it on her Friday Infinite Campus email to you.  Visit https://www.pausd.org/news for the latest message from Karen Hendricks.

 

**NEW**Proxima junta del Latino Parent Network, Ohlone Elementary School co-patrocinado por PAUSD y el concilio del PTA 

Martes, Abril 17, 6 - 7:30 PM, Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Avenue

 

El Latino Parent Network se enfoca en incrementar el número de estudiantes hispanos que están completamente preparados para entrar a la universidad o carrera a la hora en la que se graduen.
Conozca al coordinador de equidad del distrito, Keith Wheeler, quien aboga por aumentar el acceso y el éxito de nuestros niños. La presentación y la discusión se llevarán a cabo en español con traducción en inglés disponible. Cuidado de niños y pizza.

 

Latino Parent Network meeting at Ohlone Elementary School co-sponsored by PAUSD and PTA Council

Tue, Apr 17,  6 - 7:30 PM, Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Avenue

 

The Latino Parent Network aims to increase success for Hispanic students and ensure that 100% are college and career ready by the time they graduate. Meet the district’s Equity Coordinator, Keith Wheeler, who is advocating to increase access and success for our children. The presentation and discussion will be conducted in Spanish with English-translation available. Childcare and dinner provided.



PAUSD Secondary Art Exhibition

JLS, Mar 13 - Apr 13,

Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM, Closed Sat-Sun, Main Hallway, 25 Churchill Avenue

 

This exhibition features artwork by PAUSD 6-12.  Visual Art students in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, Graphic Design, sculpture, ceramics, and glass.

 

Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast 
Thursday, April 26th, 8 a.m. 

 

Each year, the Palo Alto CAC honors the bus drivers who play a vital role in transporting students to and from school.  The event will be on April 26th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., when we will serve breakfast to the bus drivers at their office. If you want to show your support for the dedication and kindness demonstrated daily by your child's bus driver, please send a thank-you note with your message to CacBusDriverAppreciation@gm ail.com.  If you would like to donate a breakfast item or gift card/money, please let us know as well.  Please send your messages by Sunday, April 22nd. Sponsored by http://cacpaloalto.org/




PTAC E, M, H

 

**NEW**How we do know what's true anymore?

Mon, Apr 9, 7 PM, Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center

 

Democracy requires well-informed voters to thrive. Yet truth and facts are under assault from misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and fake news. Learn strategies, tips and tools to gauge the credibility of information from experts at Snopes, Data for Democracy, Google, Facebook, Stanford University, and the Institute for the Future. Event is designed for high school students, parents and all other adults, and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Palo Alto and the Palo Alto PTA Council.  Registration (free) & information:  https://goo.gl/SHLwwm





Summer Camps Held at PAUSD Sites

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/2018-summer-camps/.

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.


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 COMMUNITY NEWS

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**NEW**Boy Scout Troop 50 Open House

Mon, Mar, 26, 7.30 – 9.00PM, Boy Scout Fire Circle, Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto

 

Palo Alto Boy Scout Troop 50 is having an open house on in order to give kids (grades 5-10) and their parents a chance to get to know Troop 50 to see if it is the right troop for them.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the troop and about scouting.  The open house will be at the Boy Scout Fire Circle at the Scout House at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301.  For more information about Troop 50, please see the following web site:

https://sites.google.com/view/ patroop50/home .

 

**NEW**Help Students Who Need You Most - Learn about All Students Matter on April 25 or 26

 

Come learn about volunteering next school year, once a week in a K-5th grade classroom in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park where students face many challenges and are eager for your support to build academic and social/emotional skills. Hear about the impact you can have by joining us 10am on Wed, Apr 25 in Atherton or Thurs, Apr 26 in Palo Alto at the home of a current volunteer. Contact Jeanette Kennedy at jkc_kennedy@yahoo.com to receive details. Learn more about us at www.allstudentsmatter.org.




FREE Mindful Moms Yoga Class with Krassi Harwell

Tues Mar 27, 12 - 1:30PM, 67 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA

 

Join our community of wise and caring moms as we navigate the rich and rewarding journey of raising kids into adults. We will practice yoga, meditate, and tap into the healing power of togetherness as we share stories, strength and support.  This FREE class is for moms who have kids of all ages – particularly helpful for moms who have toddlers thru teens!  Registration is required for this FREE workshop as space is limited! http://mindbodymoms.com/free-introductory-classes/

 

Grassroots Ecology and Watershed Stewards Program Volunteer Opportunities

Sat Mar 31, 9am-1pm, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street

 

Please join Grassroots Ecology and the Watershed Stewards Program for this fun and family-friendly two-part event! Help install rain barrels and a native plant rain garden and learn how to use rainwater in your own home!  Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes.

To register, visit: gamblegardenpart1.eventbrite.com (3/17) and gamblegardenpart2.eventbrite.com (3/31)

questions: devon@grassrootsecology.org

 

FREE Women’s Wellness Workshop: A Taste of the Season

Fri Apr 13, 10-11AM, Blossom Birth, 505 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA

 

In this FREE workshop, Jalene Salus will offer an introductory taste of Integrative Nutrition as she shows you some sweet and simple ways to nourish your mind, body and spirit.  Enjoy a little taste of some seasonal spring bites while you discuss foods to support your unique body – and your family – this spring. Jalene will show you how aligning your self-care with the rhythm of the season can guide you on your path of women’s wellness as she engages you in fulfilling dialogue with other thoughtful, wise women.  Registration is required for this FREE workshop as space is limited!

http://mindbodymoms.com/event/tasteoftheseasonforspringfree/ 

 

Terrariums & Movie

Tue, Apr 3, 3-5 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

Make your own mini-world succulent terrarium to keep in your garden or give away to a loved one. We will also be watching a movie. Grades 5-12 only. Please register here https://paloalto.bibliocommons.com/events/5a739e7c09f5a63400f8ce33 for this event.

 

Cupcake Wars & Movie

Thu, Apr 5, 3-5 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

Decorate your own cupcake with as much icing as you want and then compete in Cupcake Wars! We will also watch a movie. Grades 5-12 only. Please register here https://paloalto.bibliocommons.com/events/5a739fed09f5a63400f8ce4e for this event.

 

Friday Fun @ MP

Fri, Apr 6, 4-5:30PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.

Drop in for Legos, board games, and crafts. All ages are welcome!

 

Family Film Festival @ MP

Sat, Apr 14, 4-6PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.

Enjoy a movie with your family at the library. See library website for movie title. All ages are welcome!

 

Family Date Night – The Children of the World

Fri, April 20, 7:00-8:15PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.

Bring your imagination and help us create decorations for our May Fete Parade “float.”  All ages welcome! Please register for this event. Sponsored by The Friends of the  Palo Alto Library.

 

Dementia Awareness – Making Palo Alto a Dementia Friendly Community

Wed, Mar 28, 7-9PM, Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room

 

Learn how to identify, communicate effectively with and support those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in our community.  Hear how small changes in your daily life can help people with dementia remain independent and socially engaged.  See featured article in Palo Alto Weekly on this subject and event at https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2018/03/02/palo-alto-looks-to-become-a-dementia-friendly-city   Mayor Kniss is one of the featured speakers.  

To register, please go to tinyurl.com/AdvocacyPA2018  Contact Minka van der Zwaag @ minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto.org or 650-463-4953 for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, City of Palo Alto, Avenidas and Age Friendly Palo Alto and Silicon Valley

 

LBGTQ+ Listening Forum

Thu, Mar 29, 7-9PM, Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room

 

Members of the LGBTQ community, along with their families, friends and allies, are invited to share their needs and concerns.  The County Office of LBGTQ Concerns  and the HRC wants to learn what it can do to better support the LGBTQ community and establish priorities for future projects and initiatives.  To RSVP, please go to HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/Y9LMPTTG   Contact Minka van der Zwaag @ minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto.org or 650-463-4953 for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by the County Office of LBGTQ Concerns and the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission  https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/cals/

 

Project Safety Net (PSN) Community Meeting, Youth Intensive Outpatient Programs

Wed Mar 28, 3.30 – 6PM, RInconada Library, Embarcadero Rd. 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

 

You're invited to PSN's March Community Meeting!  Please join us for a forum on Intensive Outpatient Programs for youth. By the end of the forum, participants will:  Understand the role of Intensive Outpatient Programs in the continuum of youth health care services, learn about the various youth Intensive Outpatient Programs available in our region and identify opportunities to improve youth mental health care utilization and access.  Volunteer/service hours are available to students attending PSN meetings. Refreshments and light snacks provided.

RSVP appreciated at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-meeting-youth-mental-health-services-intensive-outpatient-programs-tickets-43263459171

 

El Camino Youth Symphony Annual Benefit Concert: A Celebration of American Composers

Sat, Apr 7, 7:30 PM, Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

 

Joining the Symphony for Rhapsody in Blue is Bay Area native and award-winning pianist Taylor Eigsti.   Program: Rhapsody in BlueSymphonic Dances” from West Side Story, and Lincoln Portrait narrated by Maestro Michael Morgan, Conductor of the Oakland Symphony. ECYS will also debut a commissioned work by composer and SF Symphony violinist Mark Volkert!

 

2018 Palo Alto Middle School Math Summer Program

Terman Middle School; 6/11-15 (Session 1) or 6/18-22 (Session 2); 1-4pm

 

Run by the Palo Alto and Gunn high school math clubs, the Palo Alto Middle School Math Camp aims to foster incoming 6th through 9th grader students’ passion for mathematics through individually paced training and one-on-one teaching.  Students will learn problem-solving techniques geared towards the MathCounts and AMC 8 competition series. MS Math Camp will be suitable for any student who enjoys math and will be fun for students of all grades and math levels. We suggest a donation of $300-350 for new students or $250 for returning students, siblings, PAUSD Middle School Summer School students, and/or those also attending Paly Science Camp (https://palyscioly.org/paly-science-camp/).  All income from the camp goes towards supporting the Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School math clubs for the following year, in order to allow high school students to attend math competitions.  If you are interested in registering, please fill out the following form: https://tinyurl.com/MSMathCamp2018.  Contact palymathclub@gmail.com for any questions.

 

City of Palo Alto Earth Day Event: Participate or Volunteer

 

The City of Palo Alto is seeking participants and event volunteers of ALL AGES for their upcoming Earth Day event.  The event will be held at the Baylands Athletic Center on April 14th, 2018.  The event kicks off with the Great Race for Saving Water, a 5K run/walk and kids 1K fun run to raise awareness about water resources, conservation and environmental health.  The fun continues with an Earth Day festival offering team awards, raffle prizes, live music, food trucks, electric vehicle ride & drive, guided bird walk, group bike ride, nature walks, zoo animals, arts & crafts, library book mobile, Smokey the Bear, community booths, environmental and public safety resources.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeICrQQWNHHWwgwVgt7uJaDLun1eVp5hcO8P2subD0dHa17bA/viewform to volunteer, and register https://www.sweattracker.com/Registration/SavingWater for the race.  Questions? Contact PAUSD Sustainability Program Manager Rebecca Navarro at rnavarro@pausd.org

 

March 24th Fun Run Event for the Whole Family.

 

Paly Sports Boosters and the Paly Track & Field Team will be hosting the Paly 5K Fun Run & Walk on March 24.  Along with the 5k run (or walk), we’ll have a 2K Stroller Walk and Tot Trot, and sprint races for elementary school kids.  The Riekes Center will be hosting a nature-based obstacle course for the kids.  There will be jugglers, ukulele players, balloon artists, and more!  In partnership with Paly’s Best Buddies program, all races are accessible.  Early-bird registration discount closes on March 18.  Sign up at http://palysportsboosters.org/paly-5k-fun-run/

 

El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Auditions for New Members

 Feb/Mar/Apr Palo Alto

 

Palo Alto-based El Camino Youth Symphony (soon-to-be Golden State Youth Orchestra) invites musicians ages 6-18 to audition for the 2018-19 Season.  Led by an internationally renowned faculty, ECYS offers six orchestras/ensembles for students at all levels of musical ability. Members are challenged with professional-level repertoire, receive support from experienced coaches, and perform in concerts throughout the Bay Area.  There are openings for all instrumentalists, though the most in-demand instruments are: Percussion, Bassoon, All Brass, String Bass, Viola, and Saxophone.  Auditions are held in March/April for the season that begins in August/September. Apply online at www.ECYS.org. Call ECYS at 650-665-9046 for more information.

 

Youth Community Service Seeking Program Coordinators for Youth Initiative

 

Youth Community Service (YCS) is a community-based nonprofit that engages our PAUSD students in meaningful service-based learning that builds leadership and life skills.  YCS has been funded by local government grants to launch a Youth Connectedness Initiative in Palo Alto. YCS is hiring two coordinators for this Initiative: a Parent Program Coordinator to help facilitate parent workshops and activities on youth connectedness; and a Youth Program Coordinator to work with YCS staff to help adolescents develop protective factors, such as positive perception of self, service to others, and caring developmental relationships with peers and adults.  YCS seeks candidates - either recent college grads, or professionals who have stepped away from the workplace to raise a family or run a household.  For more information and how to apply, visit: http://youthcommunityservice.org/careers/

 

Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School 

April 7-8, 21-22; May 5-6, 19-20; June 2-3; and summer too. 9-3 pm at Palo Alto High School's Glass Studio, 50 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto

 

These 2 day workshops are open to the public, students and parents. You learn glass blowing technique in this hands-on 2-day weekend workshop.  Advanced Sign up is required. Class limit is 4. Teens and adults. $425 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts Boosters.

Contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass, dcamner@pausd.org, for more information & dates

 

Society of Bookworms – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Wed, Apr 18, 4 -5 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.

Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6. Sponsored by The Friends of the Palo Alto Library

 

Mini Family Retreat: The Nourished Family

Sun Mar 25 1-4pm Private Residence, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

In this Mini Retreat for the Whole Family, parents and kids (6-12y) will have the opportunity to be immersed in nature together as they practice yoga, meditate, walk a labyrinth with mindful awareness and have a rich discussion on whole family nutrition.  Parents and children will be empowered to create their own healthy & nutrient dense snack - with a rainbow of color and nutrients, feeding their bodies with powerful, green-light foods. Cost is $60 per person; address will be shared upon registration. http://mindbodymoms.com/event/familyretreatmar2018/

 

Paly Robotics Summer Camp 2018 

Sessions: Robot Design & Hardware, Programming, Entrepreneurship & Website Design, Animation & Graphic Design

July 23 – 27; July 30 - August 3

 

This year, Paly Robotics will be offering two different weeks of our annual summer camp for incoming middle school students (incoming 6th - 9th).  We hope to spark interest and start future high school students on a path in science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics (STEAM).  Our registration will be open on Saturday, Feb 3, at 10AM.  Campers will be able to sign up for one of four sessions per week. This camp will be hosted at Palo Alto High School. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at summercamp@palyrobotics.com .  For further details, go to http://palyrobotics.com/summercamp/. 

 

**NEW**Host Families Wanted for 2018-19 Foreign Exchange Students

 

Is your student interested in studying abroad?   Is your family interested in hosting a foreign exchange student?  AFS is the largest student exchange organization in the US, with about 1,000 US high school students currently studying abroad, and 2,200 foreign exchange students studying in the US this year (30 in the Bay Area).   Currently AFS has 1 student at Paly, and typically hosts 1 or 2 students at Gunn.  Study abroad is a great way for your student to learn a culture, language, and to mature.   Hosting a student builds bonds that can last a lifetime, and is a great way to broaden your student's horizons.

Learn more at www.afsusa.org

 

**NEW**Teenpower Safety and Self Defense Workshop

Sun, Apr 15, 1-6 PM, 3900 Ventura Court

 

Designed for teens ages 13-17, this workshop gives teens focused practice in using boundary-setting, conflict resolution, self-protection, and self-defense skill.  Includes physical skills with a padded instructor.  $140 per teen. Pre-registration required.  For more information, contact safety@kidpower.org or call (800) 467-6997.  www.kidpower.org

 

**NEW**Parent Ed Night at Jordan Middle School: Social Media Wellness: How to Help Children and Adults Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World with Ana Homayoun

Wed, Mar 28, 7.30 – 9 PM, Jordan Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room

 

In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun will discuss some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book,“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World”.  She will explore how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health.  Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy child and teen development. 

 

FREE Stress Relief Workshop for Moms & Teens

Sat Mar 24 7-9:30pm Yoga Source, 158 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA

 

Moms and teens are invited to come enjoy a nourishing evening together to reduce stress, restore balance and replenish reserves.  Moms will begin with Jaclyn Long in one studio, and teens will begin in the adjacent studio with Danielle Seybold. At the end of the evening, moms and teens will be invited into the same studio to practice a sweet relaxation practice together.  Registration is required for this FREE workshop as space is limited. http://mindbodymoms.com/event/momsteensmar2018/

 

Palo Alto Speech and Debate Camp

June 4 – June 8 & June 11 – 15

 

For two weeks each summer, Palo Alto High School’s nationally ranked Speech and Debate team holds a camp at Paly to teach the fundamentals and advanced skills of both speech and debate to students (10 – 16y) around the Bay Area. Participants in the camp become more effective communicators and improve their public speaking and persuasion skills. Students learn to develop arguments and analyze those of their opponents while eliminating insecurities and building self-confidence. To sign up for the first session (the week of June 4th) or the second session (the week of June 11th), or both go to http://www.pasdc.com/ 

 

Palo Alto Art Center Summer Counselor-in-Training Application Now Available

 

The Counselor in Training applications for the summer of 2018 are now available. Summer Camp Counselors in Training (CIT) are volunteers (12-17 years old) who assist professional art instructors in the day-to-day running of the Children’s Fine Art summer camps. CITs offer support through classroom management, encouraging campers, prepping art supplies and more. The Lead Counselor in Training (LCIT) program builds on experience as an Art Center CIT and provides opportunities for volunteers to help lead the CIT training, enjoy mentorship from college Children’s Fine Art (CFA) interns, manage camper recreation, and take responsibility as the LCIT for one week of camps. Applications must be returned to the Palo Alto Art Center via mail or in person drop off. Only complete applications will be considered. Spots fill up fast, get your application in as soon as possible! Summer 2018 Counselor in Training Application & Information: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/63786 Summer 2018 Lead Counselor in Training Application & Information: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/63787

 

Tutor Corps Foundation Community Service Grants

 

Tutor Corps’ Community Service Grants support innovative student service learning projects. Grants range from $250 to $ 750. The application deadline for the Spring Community Service Grant is April 1st, 2018. This is the last grant round of the 2017/2018 school year.  For more information, go to https://www.tutorcorps.com/community-service-grants/

 

March Madness of Books

Month of March, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

The Teen Library Advisory Board have come up with 16 book titles all competing to be 2018's Book Champion!  Play along and fill out a bracket to see which YA book wins it all for a chance to win prizes!

 

Palo Alto Youth Journalism Summer Camp

Mon July 30 to Fri Aug 3 in the Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School

 

After three hugely successful summers, Paly's distinguished journalism program will be returning again this summer with its fourth year of Camp MAC (Media Arts Center) on July 30th - August 3th.  A new leadership team and with a plethora of journalism experience is in place and eager to educate new campers on a variety of journalistic skills including critical thinking, research, graphic design, and expository writing techniques.  Counselors are the fun and qualified students of Paly's seven publications. The camp is open to all rising 8th and 9th graders, all proceeds support Paly's journalism program for the following year. Registration and more information can be found at this website: paly.io/campmac.



STEAM Lab Sunday @ MP: The 3 Little Pigs Challenge

Sun, Apr 15, 2:30-4:30PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

 

An interactive program featuring different S.T.E.A.M. related projects. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math).  Grades K-5 only. Registration required.  Registration opens 3 weeks in advance. This month: Build a house strong enough so that the Big Bad Wolf can't blow it away!

 

Afternoon Adventure @ CH

Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 - 4:30PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.

Join us to create comic strip backgrounds and mini characters out of bread clips.  Grades K-5 only. Registration required.

 

**NEW**LEAD: Learning Engagement Asset Development

Thu 4:30 - 5:30PM, 5:30 - 6:30PM (high school mentors only), YMCA, 3412 Ross Rd, Palo Alto

 

Youth Community Service (YCS) and the Palo Alto YMCA are teaming up to host a new service mentorship program!  LEAD is a largely youth-led program where a high school student will be paired with elementary school students to work together in service to the community.  Elementary students will learn new ways to serve the community and high school students will learn leadership skills.  For more information and to enroll please email ashley@youthcommunityservice.org or elizabeth.bedortha@ymcasv.org  

 

Boy Scout Troop 50 Open House

March 26, 2018 at the Boy Scout Fire Circle, Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto

 

Palo Alto Boy Scout Troop 50 is having an open house on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in order to give kids and their parents a chance to get to know Troop 50 to see if it is the right troop for them. The open house will be at the Boy Scout Fire Circle at the Scout House at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301. For more information about Troop 50, please see the following web site:  https://sites.google.com/view/patroop50/home .

 

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Spring Theatre Camp for Grade K-5

Apr 2–6, 9am–3pm Extended Care available 8am–9am & 3pm–6pm, with ONLY morning care on Friday. Nixon Elementary School

 

During this week long camp, students will:

  • Learn acting, movement, and stage craft skills in a fun, playful, and engaging way
  • Make new friends and work together in a team
  • Learn from professional Teaching Artists who are experienced artists and educators
  • Create a new character to bring to life with their new theatrical skills
  • Show off all that they have learned during a final presentation for family and friends

Tuition: $350. Extended Care: $100. Need-based scholarships are available.

To take advantage of the sibling discount when registering online, please use the following discount codes: 2 children in family: 2SBSIBS ($40 off) or 3 children in family: 3SBSIBS ($80 off)

 

For more information on Spring Theatre Camp, call 650.463.7146, email at learn@theatreworks.org or visit TheatreWorks’ website.

 

 

Afternoon Adventure @MP

Wed, Mar 28, 3:30-4:30PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.

Bread Clip Comic Strips - Join us for a creative afternoon drawing comic strip backgrounds and creating mini moveable characters out of bread clips in the Midtown Room. Registration Required. Grades K-5 only.