Come to Science Fair Family Night

The Science Fair is coming up and we are very excited to see the hard work of several weeks come to fruition next week! This year the number of submissions are the most we’ve seen in recent years…over 120! As a reminder, the science fair boards are due for drop off on Tuesday, March 28 at the MP room between 7:45 to 8:05am. The students will get to see the boards during school hours and we have a special treat for all the Duveneck Parents during Family Night the very same evening of Tuesday, March 28 between 6:00 – 8:00pm.

The Science Fair encourages scientific thinking while promoting STEM for our students. We wanted to do something fun and exciting, so this year we have the Peninsula Robotics team coming by to talk to the students during Family Night. What better example of the scientific methodology than to hear from those who live and breathe it in everyday life. The Peninsula Robotics are a nonprofit high school robotics team, unaffiliated with any school and run out of a garage! This team just won the Arizona East regionals and are now on to the Nationals. We want to invite ALL Duveneck parents to Family Night on Tuesday, March 28 between 6-8pm to come join and encourage the children in their journey towards scientific curiosity and exploration. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


  • Spring Break! Early Dismissal this Friday, March 31 and No School April 3-7 The eNews will be on a break as well. Stay tuned for our next edition on Sunday, April 9th. Have a safe and wonderful break! 
  • REMINDER: Don’t Miss the PTA General Association Meeting with Linda Lyons Executive Director from Partners in Education (PiE) Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm in the Library Classroom In addition to talking with Ms. Lyon, we’ll vote in next year’s PTA Executive Board. We’ll also hear the latest news from Principal Crane and get an update from the teachers’ perspective from 2nd grade teacher, Anne Gerfen. Lastly, PTA Board members will fill us in on what fun community-building events are being planned for the rest of the year. We hope to see you there!
  • LAST CHANCE to Claim Your Lost and Found Items Before Friday All items will be donated to charity on Friday, March 31st, so please come by the main office to take a look. Questions? Email
  • Mustache Spirit Day is THIS Friday Attention all parents and students! Get ready for an exciting day filled with fun and laughter, as we celebrate ‘Mustache Day! This is your chance to show off your creative and hilarious mustache designs.
  • Check Out Duveneck’s New and Continuing Spring Classes Registration for Duveneck’s spring after-school classes is now available. Click here to see the full list and schedule, which includes links to vendor websites. 


  • REMINDER: You’re Invited! PTA General Association Meeting with Linda Lyons Executive Director from Partners in Education (PiE): Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm in the Library Classroom
  • Duveneck’s Got Talent! Sign Up for your Child to Perform Here before Wednesday, April 26th.
  • Lost and Found Clean Out Coming Soon  Take a look at a few pictures here. All items will be donated to charity on Friday, March 31st, so please come by the main office to take a look.
  • Thanks for a Great Book Fair! Thanks to your participation, the total sales were $12,777 and we raised $2,905 for our PTA. We also collected $647 in donations for scholarship and book purchases for our teachers.


  • No School this Monday, March 13 We hope you’re enjoying the 4-day weekend! See you back at school on Tuesday, March 14th.
  • Get Ready to Read! Our School’s Book Fair is THIS WEEK! Get ready as the Book Fair is coming to Duveneck right after the four-day weekend and will run from March 14-17. The success of our book fair depends on the support of volunteers. There are still many volunteer openings during lunch, after school, and on Family Night, so if you can come to help out that would be very much appreciated. If you can find the time then please sign up here.
  • Math Night – Pi Day Edition Pi Day Math Night will be held in Room 23 at Duveneck on March 17 from 4:30-6:00pm. We’ll have fun-filled activities for all grades from K thru 5 and, of course, we’ll have pizza and pie for the kids! We hope to see you there! Please sign up here. 
  • Yearbook Orders are Due Soon Last day to order is April 15th – don’t wait until the last minute, as there will only be a limited quantity of yearbooks available after the deadline! 
  • Virtual Duveneck/Greene Parents Panel – Monday, March 20, 7-8:30pm Come hear from Duveneck parents who recently moved from Duveneck to Greene. Bring your questions and concerns, and hear how other families have handled the transition. This event will be on Zoom:


  • No School This Friday, March 10 and Monday, March 13 – PAUSD schools are closed this Friday, March 10, and Monday, March 13 for Staff Development days. Stay safe, and enjoy the 4-day weekend!
  • Principal Crane’s March Newsletter Please take a few minutes to read Principal Crane’s newsletter. It’s a great way to stay informed about school events and important updates.
  • Ring in Spring with These Amazing Just Parties You can see the Summary of all the Just Parties! for further details.
  • After School Class Free Trial Lando Engineering and Design Thinking – FREE TRIAL Registration Link for Trial Class
  • We Need Your Help to Make the Book Fair a Success! We know you’ll enjoy the excitement the Book Fair brings to our community, so come be part of it! Please consider signing up here for your student’s allotted class time slot and/or for our busiest time, lunch hour.
  • Bagel Volunteers Please check out the schedule here if you can help out and want to join in the fun.

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.