Duveneck Summer Playdates

Happy Summer!  We have two playdates planned next month for new kinders, last year’s new families, and new families joining Duveneck this year. We would love for as many of you that can make it to be there, so please spread the word!

The dates are:
Kinder playdate: Sunday, August 1st 10am-12pm
New Family and Kinder playdate: August 7th 3pm-5pm

Both playdates will be on the Duveneck playground (705 Alester Ave).

Please be sure that any unvaccinated attendees (including children!) wear masks.

If you’d like more info or have questions, please contact pta@duveneck.org.

School hours this fall

The most common question we’ve gotten this summer is “when will drop-off and pick-up be for school this year?”

Here are the hours:


  • M-F: 7:50am-8:15am supervised playtime
  • M-F: 8:15am-11:15am educational program

Kinder, before Oct. 11 or 18 (TBD):

  • M-F, 8:05am-11:45am

Kinder, beginning Oct. 11 or 18 (TBD):

  • M,T,TH,F: 8:05am-2:30pm
  • W: 8:05am-1:05pm

Grades 1-5:

  • M,T,TH,F: 8:05am-2:35pm
  • W: 8:05am-1:05pm

And to ALL of you — a final thanks. Have a wonderful summer!

A huge THANK YOU to you, parents and caregivers, for all you have done and sacrificed this year to support your children and our school. This school year could not have worked without you. Here’s to brighter days ahead, and to coming together as a community *in person* next year! It takes a village to raise our children, and WE ARE AN AWESOME VILLAGE!

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe summer! And looking forward to reconnecting with all Duveneck Dragons back on campus on Thursday, August 12th. Until then… all the best, and be well!

Your 2020-2021 PTA Co-Presidents, Chris Hurtt and Chris Colohan

Ways to keep in touch

Just a reminder that you can still use the school directory this summer to connect with Duveneck students and families. Log in at UptoUs and click on the directory tab to look up other students. If you haven’t ever logged into UptoUs, go to the link above and click on “Forgot Password” and enter the email address you gave to the school district when you signed your child up for school. Other questions? Send an email to directory@duveneck.org.

5th Grade Promotions

Congratulations 5th graders! We are so proud of you. We wish you all the best this summer and in your next phase of education at middle school. You will always be a Duveneck Dragon, and we can’t wait to see you whenever you come visit. We’ll miss you!

You can find a link to the recording of last week’s lovely ceremony in your email inbox in the last issue of the eNews.

A giant thank you to ALL that made the 5th grade promotion amazing! Thanks to Tom Munson, Ken Johnson, Yvette Mangalindan, Lanelle Neumann, Meghann Tovar, Julie Tomasz, Chris Colohan, Tina Liao, Triana Rinaldi, Bennett Porter, Tuan Van, Fei Luo, Clarissa Shen, Patricia Estrada, Matt Robles, Sandra Robles, Lauren Daniluk, Erin Doll, Stanley Hong, Rodney Satterwaithe, Dayana Perez, Chris Hurtt, Anne Gerfen, Erika Gardner, Sophia Ali, Matthew Keith, Stephen Jue, Judy Peng, and Leslie Crane.

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.