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

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 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!

Take Note!  Duveneck Has a New Bell Schedule!

Transitional Kindergarten (TK): 8:05 am – 11:15 am (Mon.-Fri.)
Kindergarten (Aug. 11-Oct. 7): 
8:05 am – 11:50 am (Mon.-Fri.)
Kindergarten (after Oct. 7): 
8:05 am – 2:10 pm (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)
1st – 3rd Grade: 
8:05 am – 2:10 pm (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)
4th – 5th Grade: 
8:05 am – 2:35 pm (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)
Kindergarten (after Oct. 7) – 5th Grade: 
8:05 am – 1:15 pm (Wed.)

Please note the new end times for K-3 on Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. and our new minimum day end time on Wednesdays. 
For those families who have a K-3 student and a 4-5 student, you will be able to wait on campus in a designated area until 2:35 pm.

Back-to-School Kick-Off Events

The first day of school is this Thursday, August 11th.  All grades will start at 8:05 am.

Please mark your calendars with these upcoming events:

Class Assignments and PTA Back-to School Packet
On August 10th, families will be able to see their class assignments as well as pick up their Back to School packets.  We’ll also have plenty of Otter Pops for the kids.  Below is the schedule by grade.  So please come by, grab your packets and Otter Pops, and catch up with fellow Duveneck families!

  • TK: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm 
  • Kindergarten: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • 1st to 5th Grade: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

If you are unable to pick-up your packets, we will have them available at the Parent Coffee for the first day of school or at the front office.  Class assignments will also be sent via Infinite Campus.

First Day of School Parent Coffee and Student Assembly
All parents are invited to join us on the first day of school (Aug. 11) right after drop off.  We’ll have plenty of coffee and pastries as we high-five to the start of the school year.  In addition, parents will be invited to stay and take part in the school assembly on the black top.  This will be an amazing opportunity to get a first glimpse of our entire community together!

Back-to-School Night

Duveneck will be hosting Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, August 16th.  This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, understand more about the grade’s curriculum for the year, as well as ask any questions you may have.  Additional details to follow.

Too many dates to keep track of?
Add the Duveneck PTA calendar to your personal calendar to help you out! It contains all school wide-events as well as school holidays for your convenience.

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.