Have You Completed Your Back-to-School Packet? 

To help kick off the new school year, the PTA has created an online back-to-school packet full of information. You can access the BTS packet here

Also, please consider donating to both the PTA and PiE this year as our rich curriculum is only possible through the generosity of our community. Donations can be made for Duveneck PTA here and for PiE here.

Back to School Night – August 16th  

This year’s Back to School Night will be held in person on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:00 to 7:15 pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher, see their classroom, and learn about the upcoming year.

  • 6:00-6:30 PM:  Grades TK-2 
  • 6:30-6:40 PM:  Welcome Ceremony on the blacktop
  • 6:45-7:15 PM:  Grades 3-5

Since this will be the first in person Back to School Night in a number of years, the school is asking our help to ensure that everyone feels safe.

  • Consider sending one (1) person per family to Back to School Night.
  • Please wear a mask at all times while in the classroom(s).
  • This event is for adults only, so please, no children allowed.

PTA Meeting and Proposed Fall Budget 

Everyone is encouraged to attend the PTA General Association Meeting on Monday, August 22nd from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. In addition to learning about the plans for the upcoming school year we have invited Anne Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary, to share with us PAUSD’s key initiatives that directly impact our school including our new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum. This is a great opportunity to meet Anne and learn more about the programs that will support our children.

We will hold this meeting in person in the Flex Room on the Duveneck Campus. We hope to see you there!

In addition, the PTA’s proposed fall budget is now available to view: FYE22 Proposed Fall Budget. It is worth noting that in this budget over 75% of discretionary spending directly benefits our children in their classrooms. Any questions? Email our PTA Treasurer, Chris Colohan, at treasurer@duveneck.org.

Sign up to Help!

  • Classroom Sign-ups! Don’t forget to check your student’s classroom door for the room sign up sheet!  You’ll find all kinds of ways to be involved, including Classroom Parent, Library Parent, and volunteer spots for upcoming PTA events like Harvest Carnival and International Potluck. It’s also a great way to meet other parents in our community!
  • Special Education and Inclusion Rep – We’re looking for one or two parents to serve as Duveneck’s Special Education and Inclusion (SEI) representative(s) this year. Training will be provided, and you’ll work with SEI reps from other school sites. Interested? For more information, email Linda Henigin, PTA co-VP of Programs, at Linda@brail.org and check out our flier here.  

Welcome to the ’22-’23 School Year! – 06-07-22

Welcome back everyone! And a very warm welcome to our new families!  We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to begin the new school year.  As we all come back to campus, the Duveneck PTA is focused on rebuilding our community.  With that goal in mind, we can’t wait to share all the wonderful programs and events we have planned.  
We wanted to share some important dates and key reminders.  So please take a look at the posts below.

We look forward to seeing all of you on campus.  Here’s to a fantastic school year!

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.