Welcome and Thank You For Visiting Our Website

The Palo Alto Parent Teacher Council (PTAC) is the umbrella organization for all 17 PAUSD school PTA Associations (PTAs/PTSAs). Palo Alto PTAC is a group of core volunteers working to advocate for our children for over 100 years. 

PTA membership provides you with a vote on matters that are important to your family and child. 

Last year, PTA Council volunteers collectively worked thousands of hours to put on PTA events, back-to-school events, Staff appreciation, Principal’s Coffees, and more. PTAC also advocates for district wide issues, as well as inter-school collaborations. In 2018-2019 school year, PTA Council advocated before the PAUSD Board regarding the Stanford University building project to the advantage of schools and staff. We also facilitated secondary school joint parent education events. This year we are partnering with our educational foundation, Partners in Education (PiE), and PAUSD District Departments to bring about fundraising, efficiency in calendaring, and producing relevant and timely work product that impact our kids in this school year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO? 

If you have expertise in any area and a bit of time, then we need you. Join a committee; attend a PTAC meeting (Wednesday).

Collaborative Committees

(You can serve from your school PTA as a Key Volunteer)

Special Committees

Best wishes to a successful school year (2019-2020).

Jade Chao
Council President – Palo Alto PTA Council

Welcome Back!!

We hope that you all had a great summer vacation and are refreshed and ready to start the 2019-20 school year!

There are have been a few Principal changes in PAUSD for 2019-20. Chris Grierson is moving from Duveneck to JLS, and we have
new principals at Duveneck (Annora Lee) and Palo Verde (Leslie Crane). The district also has new Chief Business Officer, Carolyn Chow.

Welcome Annora, Leslie and Carolyn!!

Here is the official PAUSD Press Release welcoming the newcomers.

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.