Enrollment Management Advisory Committee Application Window – Extended Until March 16

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.Dora The Explorer Moonwalk

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.

Instructions for CURRENT 6th and 7th grade students to request courses on Infinite Campus for the 2015-2016 School Year

Current 6th and 7th grade students will choose electives courses from the course catalog, request these online via Infinite Campus, and turn in a signed summary sheet to Mrs. Scherer by February 23, 2015.
Teachers reviewed this process with students in class on February 11, 2015.

Here are helpful links:

Holiday Giving Tree

JLS is proud to announce the launch of our annual Family Giving Tree holiday drive ending December 12, 2014.

Thousands of people in the Bay Area are not able to obtain the basic necessities of life. The Family Giving Tree was established to help these individuals obtain warm clothing, bedding, and household supplies, as well as important items for children such as car seats, clothes, educational supplies and toys.

You can help in a couple of ways…

1. Choose a card and fulfill a child’s wish, or choose an envelope and mail in your donation.  Cards are located in the JLS Guidance Office.

2. Go online and sponsor a child’s wish.  Visit our Virtual Giving Tree at http://vgt.familygivingtree.org/JLSmiddleschool

Contact Ms. Buddle at jbuddle@pausd.org if you have any questions, or visit www.familygivingtree.org for more information about the program!

Safe Routes to School Survey

Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey — Your input requested!
How do your students get to JLS?  The City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to
School program, in partnership with PAUSD and the PTA, is conducting an
online survey to help us evaluate and improve the program.  You may choose
between the English, Mandarin or Spanish surveys, if you have not already
done so.

For English version, click here:

For Mandarin version, click here:

En Español:  Por favor, ayúdenos a evaluar y mejorar el programa ”Rutas
Seguras a la Escuela” invirtiendo unos pocos minutos para completar esta
encuesta electrónica para padres o cuidadores:

Not In Our Schools Week (Nov 17-21)

This week is dedicated to: embracing diversity, breaking stereotypes, standing up to hate and respecting and honoring each other’s differences. The JLS Leadership and BeTCha committee have been working together to create a weekly agenda of themes and activities. Please see the embedded weekly calendar for the NIOS eventsEach day will have a theme and a corresponding lunch activity.

Schedule of Events (pdf)