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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.

If you got a bike……

Bike Index (https://saferoutes.paloaltopta.org/bicycle-registration/) allows you to register all bikes in your household, add pictures, edit or add information, and delete or transfer ownership of bikes. Importantly, it allows you to list your bike as stolen or lost should that happen. If you take a few minutes now it may save you a lot of time later and more importantly give you a better chance of getting your bike back if it goes missing. THIS IS A NATIONAL DATABASE that everyone is welcome to use. To find the serial number of your bike turn your bike upside down. The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet.   This project is a cooperative effort with the PTA, City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Police department.   

 

Take a Science Survey

Major changes are happening in how K-12 students in California are taught science. California State PTA is developing resources to help families understand what’s changing and what to expect as the new science standards are rolled out in local schools. Your input is essential so we make sure we know what parents need.

Please take a few minutes to participate in our survey by clicking here by July 20.

If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to email ngss@capta.org.