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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

Speak up for our Students – APP Now with a Tap on Your Phone!

Speak up for our Students – APP Now with a Tap on Your Phone!
Critical CA PTA approved bills need your support now in Sacramento:
  • Increase K-12 school funding (AB 2808)
  • Help Foster Youth (AB 2043)
  • Help Homeless Youth (AB 1406)
  • Pupil Suicide Prevention and Training (AB 2639)
  • Investing in Pre-K (AB 1754)
You can support any of these bills – within seconds. 
Just a tap on your phone, using the free Click My Cause Two-Tap app, available in the App Store. When a bill needs public support, we’ll send you a mobile alert:
  • Tap  1: open alert
  • Tap 2: message Sacramento
Download the app now and see the instructions at

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.