• You’re Invited! PTA General Association Meeting with PAUSD Board Member Jennifer DiBrienza: Monday, January 24 at 7 pm You can find a copy of the agenda here. Please join us on Zoom! Meeting ID: 867 5225 3913, Passcode: 675161
  • Please Join Us! Principal’s Coffee: Tuesday, January 25 at 8:30 am Even if you don’t have questions, feel free to just stop by to say hi and listen in! Join us on Zoom: Meeting ID: 813 3701 7704, Passcode: 373027
  • Save the Date – Parent Education: January 31, 7-8 pm
  • Child Development and Mental Health in the Context of the Global Pandemic Zoom Link:
  • Get Ready for Just Parties! If you would like to host an event or want to become a co-host of an event, please email
  • Duveneck Ice Skating Parties! Save the Dates: February 16 and 23 Grades TK-2: Wednesday, February 16th, 5:30-7:30pm, and Grades 3-5: Wednesday, February 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm. More details and sign-up information will be shared shortly.
  • 100th Day of School Volunteers Needed Thurs., Jan. 27 11:00 am-12:30 pm Please sign up here: 100th Day Activities Volunteer Spreadsheet
  • Call for Yard Duty Volunteers Throughout January Please sign up here: January 2022 Duveneck Yard Duty Volunteer Spreadsheet 


  • No School Tomorrow, Monday, January 17 Hope you’re enjoying your 4-day weekend! School is off tomorrow in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
  • Duveneck PTA Winter Proposed Budget for FYE22; PTA General Association Meeting Coming Up: Monday, January 24, 7-8:30 pm The PTA’s proposed winter budget is now available to view: Proposed Winter Budget for FYE22.  All active PTA members are encouraged to attend the PTA General Association Meeting on Monday, January 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm to vote in the budget, as well as to ask questions and hear all about upcoming plans. Join us on Zoom!
  • Call for Yard Duty Volunteers Throughout January There are still slots available! Please sign up here: January 2022 Duveneck Yard Duty Volunteer Spreadsheet.
  • Call for More Covid Clinic Volunteers: Every Tuesday New shifts have been added! Please sign up here: Covid Testing Volunteers!
  • Principal’s Coffee Thanks In case you missed it, you can view a recording here:

Important Reminder: Free Covid PCR Testing For All Students Every Tuesday

This is a reminder that free Covid PCR testing is available to all students during school every Tuesday. The more students take advantage of this, the better chance we have of getting our community safely past this challenging surge. If you haven’t yet done so, please consider signing up, as follows: 

  1. Register with Covid Clinic. Instructions are here. This only has to be done once. If you have already registered with Covid Clinic, you can skip this step.
  2. Order the first test. Instructions are below.   
    • Note: You do not need to order a test each week. You need to initially register and place an order for your child’s first test. After the first successful test with Covid Clinic, you do not need to place another order with Covid Clinic to have your child tested at school. 
  3. Tell the school you want your child to be brought from their classroom to be tested. The form to do that is here.  This either has to be done weekly (on weeks you want testing to happen), or once (if you request testing every week).  

Please complete the steps above by 7:30 am on Tuesday to have your child tested that day.

How to Order a Test for Your Child

  1. Visit Click returning users, enter your email and click Request a temporary passcode.
  2. Once you have received your temporary passcode via email, return to this page and sign in.
  3. Do not click the Place Order button at the top left.  Scroll down to the Dependents section.  Select which child you would like tested, and click Place order for selected dependent.
  4. Mark any symptoms (if applicable), then click Save and Close.
  5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for each child you would like to have tested.
  6. To verify that your test orders were placed, go to the menu in the top-left corner and choose Orders history.

The window for receiving test results is Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for tests done on Tuesday. If you have issues getting your test results, you can email with the order number.


  • No School This Friday, January 14 and Monday, January 17 PAUSD schools are closed this Friday, January 14th, for a staff development day, as well as Monday, January 17th, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
  • Everyone is Invited: Principal’s Coffee, Covid Update — Tuesday, January 11 at 8:30 am Please join Principal Crane and fellow parents for a special meeting to address the current Covid situation and how it is affecting Duveneck. Join us on Zoom.
  • Dragon Cares – Sign Up to Help Our Families with Sick Children Here is a link to the items we hope to collect. Once you get the items, please drop them off at the school in one of the trash cans that are labeled for the donations by the parent drop off next to the front office. We will have the bin there Tuesday through Thursday. Also, if you have a child who is sick, please fill out this form to request a covid care package to be delivered to your home. 
  • Save the Date: Monday, January 24 at 7 pmPTA General Association Meeting with PAUSD Board Member Jennifer DiBrienza No need to be on the Board or even a PTA member! This meeting is open to all, and a great glimpse into some of what goes on behind the scenes at Duveneck — and a wonderful opportunity to meet and hear from Ms. DiBrienza. Stay tuned for Zoom info in next week’s eNews.
  • Covid Testing Volunteers Needed Tuesday Mornings The next few weeks are especially important for testing at school and we really need your help. We expect lots of families to request testing in January, so please volunteer here!
  • Holiday Toy Drive Thanks Thank you Duveneck community and your ongoing generosity! We were able to provide East Palo Alto Police a truck load of donations. Thank you from the Working Wonders Team.


We are parents and teachers who support Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto, CA. As a community, we help create the school we want our children to have by providing funding for school equipment and materials, hosting community events, and providing enrichment programs for parents, teachers and students.