Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
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Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children and youth in our community. The individuals or organization nominated must make far-reaching, notable contributions. The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level.
We also have a new award that debuted last year that honors exceptional PTA volunteers at the unit (school) level. Each PTA may nomination one person. A High School PTSA may nominate two people.
If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please complete this form: Nominations for HSA2018 Recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Reception on Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Click here to see past recipients.
Deadline for Nominations is March 1, 2018.
AAUW Palo Alto and Palo Alto PTA Council Sponsors Film Screening of Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie
Date: January 20, 2018 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm at Media Arts Center, Palo Alto High School, Embarcadero Ave. at El Camino Real
Free with RSVP: https://mariecuriefilmjan20.eventbrite.com –Space is limited!
As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Sklodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory.
What if she could tell her story?
This film invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements —polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures, and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist and husband Pierre Curie.
Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar Susan Marie Frontczak, Humanity Needs Dreamers is the cinematic version of the acclaimed one-woman theatrical show. As an immersive science film, this unique format breaks the wall between live theater and cinema, past and present, scholar and performer.
Event includes post screening Q & A with filmmaker Jen Myronuk and science trivia with prizes!
This film is highly recommended for adults, middle school and high school students.
Sponsored by AAUW (American Association of University Women) and the Palo Alto PTA Council. For more information about AAUW Palo Alto, please visit https://paloalto-ca.aauw.net/