Wednesday Tips!
Wed, Oct 14 11:39am

Happy Wednesday Fairmeadow! 

A few Health & Wellness tips below for you today:)

Plus if you haven't already voted or if you are interested in listening to all the candidates, please join in tonights School Board Forum hosted by PTAC.

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School Board Candidate Forum - Elementary Education

  • Wed. October 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm Elementary Education - School Board Candidate Forum ​Join us and ​learn about the candidates for PAUSD school board.
  • Join the webinar here​:​Board Candidate Forum Elementary Education Passcode: 764564 iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,89742868223# or +13462487799,,89742868223#
  • Need Translation: ​click here to tell us what language you would like Questions/Information ​contact:​ ​council@paloaltopta.org

 

  • Mie. 14 de Octubre, 6: 30-8: 30 pm Educación primaria - Foro de candidatos a la junta escolar. ​Es su oportunidad para conocer a los candidatos a la junta escolar del PAUSD.
  • Para conectarse al ​​Webinar dé​:​ ​Board Candidate Forum Elementary Education​ ​Si necesita traducción a Español en vivo hagahttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdA1yD_GIrz-rV8IbIY1hkkw0fR STU70WhcX017RQ4hSiahgA/viewform?usp=sf_link​ ​antes del 13 de Octubre a la 1 pm.
  • Para preguntas o mayor información, envíe un correo a: council@paloaltopta.org

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How to make your mask fit properly!

Some of you may have seen this video already, but I just saw it for the first time yesterday. I tested it over the course of a few hours and it really works! It also did not fog up my glasses. Hopefully this might be useful for you and your families also :

https://youtu.be/CAlE1_p9a24

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I also saw these stretch and family resource tips from the City of Palo Alto today. I don't know about you but I definitely am feeling the tech neck syndrome!

Be Well

We’re sharing how to avoid common problems that come from being computer or desk-bound, ways to be your best self during difficult conversations, and how kindness helps your well being!

  • Working from Home Risks: A few weeks ago we shared some tips on dealing with tech neck and the bad posture from working from home. Here are some additional ailments brought on by prolonged time at the computer – and how to alleviate them.
  • The Desk Routine: Healthline has come up with a great desk stretch routine to help stretch your body out. Great for the work-from-home crowd or those spending extended time desk-bound.
  • Mindful Reset Practice: Tough times bring on tough conversations. To avoid losing your best self during tense conversations here is a guided practice to help you reset and refresh during these difficult moments.
  • Altruism and Health: We all know that a little kindness goes a long way. This article shares how certain acts of kindness can aid overall well-being, and of course the well-being of our community. Stay healthy and kind Palo Alto!
Family Resources

A rich variety of free virtual family events continues into fall! This week includes a National Book Foundation talk with acclaimed authors, a fascinating look at local ocean biology, and wonderful virtual musical events. Plus, we’re sharing where to experience pumpkin patches this year in the Bay Area!

  • Pumpkin Patches Open: Celebrate fall with a trip to a local pumpkin patch! Several Bay Area farms are open with COVID-19 precautions in place. Here’s a guide of what’s open and when in the Bay Area.

  • National Book Foundation Event: On Wednesday, October 14th at 3 p.m., the National Book Foundation presents award winning authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram X. Kendi, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a conversation on the state of Black politics—offering historical context to the global uprising, Black Lives Matter, and the response of Black politicians and organizers. Register for this free event here.

  • Exploratorium Event: On Thursday, October 15, join the Exploratorium for a virtual field trip as a one-ton, 20-foot-tall carbon dioxide (CO2) buoy is lifted out of the water! In this live online event, you will have front-row seats as scientists catalog the biological community of native and invasive species that drift in with the tides of San Francisco Bay to make the buoy their temporary home.

  • San Jose Jazz Live From Home: The San Jose Jazz Live From Home series continues this Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. with a performance from The Villalobos Brothers, a leading Contemporary Mexican ensemble that celebrates the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Catch this and other performances here.

Our Community Services Department is offering many in-person and virtual programs. Go to the programming catalog for the full list and more! You can also check out what’s happening virtually at our Library here!

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Have a good rest of your day :)
Collette