SAVE THE DATE: Duveneck Book Fair is March 14-17

Come one, come all to our annual school book fair!

Our book fair is the perfect opportunity to spark a love of reading in your child or to expand their own personal library. Not only will you be able to find great books, but you’ll also be supporting our school. A huge 25% of the proceeds from the book fair will go towards funding important programs and activities for our students. 

Parent volunteers are needed for set-up on Thursday, March 9, closing activities on Friday, March 17 and during shopping hours to manage the flow of the checkout line, restock books and help kids to find particular books. Please consider signing up for a few slots here. 

Book Fair Hours:

Tues 3/14: 10am – 3:10pm, 6-8pm (FAMILY NIGHT, All are welcome and Doree Tschudy will do a reading)

Wed, 3/15: 7:45am – 2:15pm

Thur, 3/16: 7:45am – 3:10pm

Fri, 3/17: 7:45am – 3:10pm

Note: students can shop during school hours like lunchtime and classroom visit time, parents may shop before drop-off and after pick-up.

Students can bring cash from home or parents can log into their Scholastic account and set up a Scholastic eWallet.

Please also consider helping fund the book scholarship and teachers’ classroom libraries. You can donate for scholarships and teachers here. (We used “12th Grade” to show this is a special eWallet for our school.) 

To apply for a book scholarship, please contact Beth in the front office for more information at

Questions? Please reach out to us:

Angela Lu: 

Ashley Cupples-Lee: 

C.C. Huang: 


  • Don’t Miss The Science Fair Registration Deadline on Monday, February 27 Don’t miss the deadline for registering your child for the Science Fair! Registration is due Monday, February 27th (tomorrow!) and the form can be found here. Have questions or want more info? Please join our Parent Information Session, also on Monday, February 27th, from 6:30-7 pm on Zoom. Find the link here. 
  • Join Us THIS Saturday (3/4) for the Black History Month Celebration Bike Ride Find out more about Palo Alto’s and East Palo Alto’s vibrant Black community by joining the Black History Month Celebration Bike Ride this Saturday, March 4th from 10 am-12pm. For more information, please visit our website here or reach out to Linda at Let’s pedal and learn together!
  • There’s Still Time to Join the PTA Board There’s still time to join the PTA Board for 2023-2024! We’re still looking to fill these roles: Treasurer for Just Parties, Historian, and a third VP for Parent and Student Programs.  Click here for an overview of these Board positions. Email
  • Students LOVE Bagel Thursdays and look forward to it every week, but we need at least five adult volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Please consider volunteering here for future Bagel Thursdays.  


  • Black History Month Celebration Bike Ride The ride will be held on Saturday, March 4 and embarks from the Duveneck parking lot at 10:30 AM. We will stop at locations that are significant in the history of the Black community in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto and learn this history together. Reach out to Linda at for more information, to show off your cargo bike, or to volunteer at the event. Let’s pedal and learn together!
  • Science Fair 2023 The beloved Science Fair returns to Duveneck this spring, March 28-30th! For more details and to register please check out the information page here.
  • Don’t Miss Family Dodgeball and Our Other Exciting Just Parties! You can see the Summary of all the Just Parties! for further details. Click here for registration and payment.
  • After-School Class Updates Lando Engineering and Design is offering free trial classes to grades K-3 – Sign up for free trial on March 7th – K to 3 and Sign up for free trial on March 14th – K to 3. New sessions of Origami For Us start March 15. Sign up here.


  • No School This Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 PAUSD schools are closed this Friday, February 17, and Monday, February 20 for a long President’s Day weekend.
  • Help Needed for Bagel Thursdays  We are in desperate need of volunteers for Bagel Thursdays, especially this coming week. Join us in making and serving delicious bagels to our community. Please click here to join in the fun.
  • Just Parties Tickets are still available for a number of other fun-filled parties for kids, families, and adults alike, including Family Dodgeball, Board Game Night, Duveneck Farm and Garden Party, The Pigeon Wants a Party with Doree and Pub-lywood!  You can see the Summary of all the Just Parties! for further details. Click here for registration and payment. If you know someone who needs help buying tickets, please encourage them to contact Cecilia in the front office for more information (


Time to Order a Yearbook!

It’s that time of year when we begin taking pre-orders for the 2022-2023 Duveneck Elementary Yearbook!  Yearbooks are $20 each and will be delivered to your child’s classroom the last week of school.

Last day to order is April 15th – don’t wait until the last minute, as there will only be a limited quantity of yearbooks available after the deadline!

Order instructions:


2) This year we chose to have all yearbooks be the same, so there are no cover options/personalization.

3) Yearbooks will be delivered to the class of your child. Please make sure to choose your child’s current teacher.

4) If using PayPal, the screen will give a ‘Ship To’ address. This address is only for PayPal verification as the books will be delivered to Duveneck through the PTA.

To inquire about scholarship eligibility contact Cecilia Perez at  For payment questions, email Thank you for supporting our community!

Tickets Still Available for Just Parties Sweetheart Family Dance on Friday, February 10

Let’s get our groove on! Dress to impress and boogie the night away with your student(s)! In between showing off your best dance moves with a live DJ, you create some crafts, snap some Instagram worthy portraits, grab some yummy treats, and catch up with friends. It’ll be a night to remember!  

Please purchase tickets here.

Hope to see you on  February 10th!

In addition, tickets are still available for a number of other fun filled parties for kids, families, and adults alike. It’s a wonderful way to get together as a community while supporting the PTA!

  • Family Dodgeball (February 24th)
  • Painting with Ms. Rabanal 3rd to 5th grade (March 3rd)
  • Casino Night (March 18th)
  • TK Hippity Hop Party (March 18th)

You can see the Summary of all the Just Parties! for further details. Click here for registration and payment. If you know someone who needs help buying tickets, please encourage them to contact Cecilia in the front office for more information (

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.