THIS WEEK AT DUVENECK – 10-17-21

  • Duveneck Parent Education Night — A Conversation About Equity & Race As part of the PAUSD Promise, we want to continue to focus our efforts in building a more equitable environment and to create a culture where all students and families feel safe, welcome, respected, and valued. With this end, we will be working closely with the school district, across our staff, and with the PTA to create events and programs that begin to open up important dialogue. To begin, we will be hosting an important Parent Education Night entitled “A Conversation about Equity & Race” on Monday, October 25, 7-8 pm. Join Zoom Meeting
  • Need After-School Care? The Duveneck Kids Club (DKC), an after-school care program on the Duveneck campus, is now fully staffed and they have some openings for part-time students. Interested? Reach out to dkc@paccc.org
  • International Potluck Thanks… and More to Come Many thanks to all the hosts and guests for taking part in Saturday’s International Progressive Potluck! Did you take any photos of the Potluck you’d like to share? Please add them to the Google Photos album here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FVmroQihGhyhwNgW9.
  • Thanks for Coming to the Principal’s Coffee Many thanks to parents for attending last week’s coffee meeting with Principal Crane via Zoom. And thanks to Principal Crane for hosting! In case you missed it, you can find the recording here.
  • UNITY DAY – October is Bullying Prevention Month Join Us on October 20th, wear Orange and show your support When we Stand Together, No one Stands Alone. Contact your school PTAs for events and activities or council@paloaltopta.org. For more information and resources on Unity Day and Bullying Prevention. https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/get-help-now

THIS WEEK AT DUVENECK – 10-10-21

  • Kindergarten Starts Full-Day Schedule This Mon., Oct. 11 The full-day hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:05 am – 2:30 pm and Wednesdays: 8:05 am – 1:05 pm.
  • It’s Finally Here: Duveneck Around the World Adventure! Everyone is invited! Please join us this Saturday, October 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for our International Progressive Potluck. Please see this page for more info.
  • Lost and Found is FULL! You can view close-up photos of our current inventory here.
  • Principal’s Coffee: Tues., Oct. 12 at 8:30 am Join us on Zoom

THIS WEEK AT DUVENECK – 10-03-21

  • It’s Walk and Roll Week Oct. 4-8! This week all schools in PAUSD are participating in Walk and Roll Week, a time to celebrate walking, biking, scootering, carpooling and bus-riding to school (see our post below for more info).
  • Celebrate the Cultural Diversity of Our School at the International Potluck WHEN: Saturday, October 16th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Sign-ups are still open to all students or families wishing to share a dance, song, story or other cultural entertainment; to bring food or beverages; or to decorate a station: please sign up here.
  • Apply to Join Duveneck’s School Site Council Duveneck’s School Site Council (SSC) is looking for 3 parents to join this year. The SSC’s primary purpose is to develop, monitor and revise the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).  SPSA is a “plan of action to improve student academic performance by coordinating all educational services and resources” within each school site. Here is the link to the SSC Parent Application Form: Duveneck Site Council Parent Application Form
  • Record-breaking Food Drive! Thank You to All! The numbers are in! Your generous contributions to the Working Wonders (WOW) Duveneck Food Drive resulted in 2,478 food items being donated to the Palo Alto Food Closet, the most donations ever in the history of our food drive!
  • Thanks for Coming to the Principal’s Coffee In case you missed it, you can find the recording here.

It’s Walk and Roll Week Oct. 4-8!

Keeping Streets Safer, Bodies Healthier and the Planet Greener

This week all schools in PAUSD are participating in Walk and Roll Week, a time to celebrate walking, biking, scootering, carpooling and bus-riding to school. The streets stay safer with fewer cars on the road at pick-up and drop-off, and our bodies and environment stay healthier. This week we’re providing ways to remind people about what they can do to keep the streets even safer, as well as encourage families to get out and active in the fresh air and walk or “roll” to school, if possible from where they live. To start things off, please check out this flyer about driving safety around Duveneck (some parents will have received it in their child’s Friday folders).

Special plans this week include:

Monday 10/4: Expect banners and chalking around campus with reminders and celebrations of walking and rolling.

Wednesday 10/6: To thank our crossing guards Robert and Joyce for their role in keeping everyone safe, we’ll be distributing printed cards to them with a link to group e-cards that we encourage everyone to sign:

Sign here for Joyce (at Newell Ave.): https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/4vid6pb2

Sign here for Robert (at Alester Ave.): https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/kkRx2fe5

Friday 10/8: We’ll be continuing the tradition of handing out Walk and Roll pencils to every student, though due to Covid restrictions, teachers will be providing these in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please email Tom Whitnah (twhitnah@gmail.com) and Juan Caviglia (juan@meitre.com), your Duveneck PTA Traffic Safety Representatives.

Find more information about Palo Alto PTA Safe Routes to School programs at https://saferoutes.paloaltopta.org/

Record-breaking Food Drive! Thank You to All!

The numbers are in! Your generous contributions to the Working Wonders (WOW) Duveneck Food Drive resulted in 2,478 food items being donated to the Palo Alto Food Closet, the most donations ever in the history of our food drive! This is an invaluable help to our community members experiencing food insecurity. A special shout-out goes to our students, who not only encouraged participation at home but also lugged and hauled bags of donations to their classroom with strength and enthusiasm! And CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Keith’s 5th graders — with a whopping 405 items collected, they won the title for most donations from one classroom. Woo hoo! More huge thanks go to the team of student and parent volunteers, for sorting all of the food after school at All Saints Episcopal Church. And finally: thank you again to Jenny Dixon and Lanelle Neumann, for organizing this entire effort. We appreciate you!

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.