Join us for Palo Alto CAC’s 2nd Annual ‘Holiday Tea’

Monday,  December 12th, 8:30am to 10:00am

Lucie Stern Community Center

Join the Palo Alto special needs community for a well deserved morning off. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, delicious holiday treats, and social time with other parents of children who face extra challenges. Our guest speaker Elizabeth Darby, a teacher in the district for over 20 years, will give us practical tools and strategies for better managing holiday stress.

Childcare will not be provided, but younger siblings are welcome. Spanish-language translation will be available. Jointly sponsored by the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education and the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.  If you have a question please contact

Safe Routes to School Partnership Celebrates 10 Years


2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the official birth of the Palo Alto Safe Routes School Partnership.  In 2005 the National Safe Routes to School Partnership Consensus Statement was endorsed locally by the Executive Board of the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.  In February 2006, the PAUSD School Board and the Palo Alto City Council followed suit joining the PTA as partners working together to reduce risk to school commuting students and their families and to encourage more families to walk and bike or use alternatives to driving more often. Palo Alto Safe Routes to School has since become one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation with thousands of PAUSD school children choosing active, sustainable school commutes each school day.

Thank You Voters!

All five propositions supported by CAPTA passed:
Prop 51:  statewide school bond for K-14 facilities (passed 54 to 46);
Prop 55:  extending the Prop 30 income tax (passed 62 to 38);
Prop 56:  cigarette tax (passed 63 to 37);
Prop 58:  multilingual education (passed 72 to 28);
Prop 63:  firearms and ammunition regulation (passed 63 to 37).