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2018 HSA Honorees

The Palo Alto PTA Council honored the following volunteers at the 2018 Award Ceremony on April 26.  These individuals have made extraordinary district-wide contributions to the Palo Alto community.

Very Special Person Award

Larry Wong – Exemplified innovative high quality teaching

Honorary Service Awards

Khrushid Gandhi – Managing eNews
Rachel Gibson – Sustainable schools stewardship
Colleen Gromley – Partners in Education leadership
Indira Selvakumaraswamy – Social and Emotional Learning development and awareness

Continuing Service Awards

Pat Markevitch – outstanding PTA leadership and service
Keri Wagner – outstanding PTA leadership and service

In addition, Palo Alto School PTAs recognized these outstanding volunteers at the school level.

2018 Chinese New Year Fair

2018 PaloAltoChineseNewYearFair

Sunday March 4, 2–5 PM
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Chinese Community cordially invite you and your family to celebrate 2018 Chinese New Year which features performances of Chinese folk music, instruments, and dances by students from the Palo Alto Unified School District and showcases Chinese art, exhibitions, game booths, delicious foods and many more! The event is free and food will be sold for fund-raising to support the Palo Alto schools. This festive event is organized by the Palo Alto Chinese Parents Community in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, Mitchell Park Library, and Palo Alto Family YMCA. Parking is limited, so please walk, bike, or share a ride.



Call for Nominations for HSA  2018

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.