The J.L.S. sixth, seventh, and eighth grade student councils are sponsoring a children’s book drive to support the “Children’s Book Project” of San Francisco.
Our drive will take place starting Monday, April 13, and will conclude on Wednesday, April 22.
Sixth graders may drop their donated books into the bin found in their core teacher’s classroom. Seventh and eighth grade students may drop their donated books in the bin found in their science teacher’s classroom.
All kinds of new and gently used books are welcome – board books, picture books, chapter books, Spanish-language books, books about sports, music, math and science, arts and crafts, joke books, and activity books. Textbooks and adult books cannot be used.
Your contributions will go to the “Children’s Book Project”, a Bay Area non-profit that collects and distributes over 130,000 books annually to children through public schools, homeless shelters, clinics, and community centers. For many children, your donated books will be their first ones they can call their own. Help to promote literacy in communities all around the Bay Area!
Linked here is the March Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!
March Panther Tracks (pdf)
(published on the JLS PTA website)
To assure the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is able to deliver on its vision to “develop our students’ knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, and to nurture their curiosity, creativity, and resilience, empowering every child to reach his or her fullest intellectual, social, and creative potential”, the Board of Education is committed to providing classroom spaces to facilitate teaching and learning. The Superintendent is seeking applicants for appointment to serve on the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee. Applicants must reside or work within the boundaries of the Palo Alto Unified School District or be parents of current or former VTP students.
For more information on the charge of the committee and to find the link to the application, please go to the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee webpage.
Here’s a list of upcoming transition dates and deadline for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
This includes dates for selecting classes for next year, Paly and Gunn registration info, parent info nights, and more.
Transition Dates and Deadlines (pdf)
PAUSD Health and Wellness Information for Parents and Staff
The health of our students is important. The district’s health web page offers information that may be helpful to your family. This includes health requirements, forms for student health conditions, lice policy and general protocols for anaphylactic reaction.
Here are the slides/notes from the English Learners Advisory Committee meeting on Jan 29, 2015.
Here are the notes from the parent network meeting.
Here are the slides from the Common Core Parent Info Night that took place on January 14, 2015.