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

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.

Thanks to and from the yearbook team!

A big thank you to this year’s yearbook team for their many hours gathering photos, collecting quotes, creating pages, double-checking the order requests, drafting email announcements, and organizing the delivery!

2020-21 Yearbook Team: Amanda Brough, Yvette Mangalindan, Joyce Fee, Jackie Wong, Triana Rinaldi, Rebecca Young, Stephanie Maples, Orit Vidas-Horovitz, Susan Sykes, and Linda Henigin.

Thank you to Beth Hedge, the PTA, and the FDL room parents for logistical support.

We have sold out of extra yearbooks. You can purchase directly from the printer for $35 at until June 30. They will mail them to the address you give them.

We hope you enjoy your memento of this unprecedented year. We required your contribution of photos and quotes and you delivered! Thank you for allowing us to showcase our amazing community.

Thuyen Nguyen, Yearbook Chair 2016-2021

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.