Community Happenings

Campaign Signs: Pitch or Repurpose?

After elections are over, the aftermath includes irrelevant political yard signs. They’re made of a combination of paper, plastic, and metal, which makes disposal difficult. What can you do? 

1. Ask the campaigns if they want their signs back. It’s unlikely, but it’s possible!

2. Repurpose the signs. Paint them, post new messages in your yard, use the metal posts in your garden, and check out Pinterest for other ideas.

3. Put them in the trash. Sadly, the signs are not recyclable, according to Greenwaste.

Campaign Countdown: The PiE Challenge Grant Returns November 1-14

If you have been waiting to complete your PiE donation for the year, the time has come! Generous donors have offered up a special Campaign Countdown challenge grant and will match donations up to $275,000 through November 14. Support our students by donating to PiE. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much! Every dollar makes a difference. Donate or pledge today, and double your impact.

Palo Alto Council of PTAs (PTAC) Help Wanted

**In search of an eNews Editor! As the PTAC eNews editor, compile articles submitted by PTAC committees and local organizations into a shared google doc. Takes less than an hour every Wednesday evening (today’s issue was done in 27 minutes, not to brag). This volunteer position is a wonderful opportunity to get a broader perspective of the work being done by the PTA Council and also of the Happenings in our Community. Please email Valerie Rainey at or Keri Wagner at, if you have any questions or are interested. We’d love to chat with you about the role.

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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.