Duveneck needs your support now — we’re in this together!

Have you made your annual donation to the Duveneck PTA? Thank you to all who have contributed any amount at all! However we are still very behind in our required funds for this school year and need to raise $23,000 more to cover the basic costs of books, school supplies, classroom safety materials, tech equipment, and more. Principal Crane, Duveneck librarian Doree, and all of our teachers are operating on a drastically reduced PTA budget this year — and without the ability to hold our usual Just Parties fundraisers, we are relying solely on families like you to make a single annual donation. If you haven’t yet done so, please consider making a donation to help fill the gap! And for those of you who have already donated the suggested package, please consider giving more this year — perhaps in the amount you normally would have spent on Just Parties or whatever additional amount feels right for your family. Click here to donate. Please note that donations to the Duveneck PTA and to Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) go to two important but different organizations benefitting our students in different ways. Questions? Feel free to contact PTA Treasurer Shuchi Chatterjee (shuchi.kulkarni@gmail.com).

Duveneck’s Working Wonders November Food Drive — Still time to participate

A reminder that throughout the month of November, Duveneck is running a food drive to benefit The Palo Alto Food Closet, which serves more than 200 peopleevery week, distributing 880 pounds of free food. Please bring your canned food donations directly to 425 Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:30pm. Click here for a list of what goods to donate. Contact jenny.dixon05@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for participating!

Don’t forget: Virtual yoga class is Saturday, December 5 at 10am

Everyone is invited! You can still sign up for the first ever Duveneck Virtual Yoga Class, taught exclusively for Duveneck parents by professional instructor Christina Corso. The class will run for 45 minutes and costs $20, payable to Christina. Contact Christina directly to register: yogabychristina@gmail.com. Financial assistance is available and will be kept confidential — email pta@duveneck.org for more information. Other questions? Contact Duveneck parent/host Katie Kostal at kathrynkostal@gmail.com.

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.