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PTA Council Honorary Award Recipients 2019

The Palo Alto PTA Council honored five outstanding people and one group this year for their amazing service to the Palo Alto community.

The honorees are:

Stacey Ashlund for her work on inclusion
Ana Reyes for advocacy for the HPV vaccine
David Shen and Susan Usman – Led the Measure Z campaign that passed a $460 million dollar bond to upgrade and enhance our schools
Alva Spence for her work on student nutrition and health
Gunn Culture Connection Club for their volunteer translation services

In addition, incredible volunteers were honored by Palo Alto’s 17 PTAs. Congratulations to these wonderful people whose countless hours of service are greatly appreciated.   Click here to learn more.

The PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

Honorary Service Award Reception on Thursday April 25th

This year’s Honorary Service Award Reception will be held on Thursday, April 25th, 4-6pm at the Palo Alto Arts Center. NEW! Guest fees are waived. Event costs are covered by PTA units and the PTA Council. For more information on HSA and including previous events, go to the Honorary Service Awards page.
  • Please come meet and mingle with amazing volunteers that are being honored for their service to our PTAs, our schools and our community.
  • Read the posters that highlight the names and accomplishments of honorees.
  • Enjoy beverages and light refreshments provided by Tacolicious – generous supporter of public schools through their School Project.
  • Preview the Youth Art celebrating the imaginative spirit of the students from the Palo Alto Unified School District, featuring work from students in grades K-12.

Joe Simitian Advocacy Talk

Nov 8 (Thursday) 6:30 pm 
Palo Alto High School – Haymarket Theater
Here is more information and invitation – http://bit.ly/2018-Simitian-RSVP
Is there a cause or issue that you feel strongly about? Do you know how to go about advocating for it? The PTA Council of Palo Alto brings to you the only advocacy seminar you will ever need! Whether you are a new parent or experienced leader, Supervisor Simitian has some fabulous advocacy tips and will be available to answer your questions. Please join us in learning how to advocate for the education, health, safety and well being of all children in our schools and community.