What is the PTA?

Some say that the PTA stands for “Parents Talk A Lot”. But really, it stands for Parent Teacher Association. 

We are parents and teachers who support Duveneck Elementary School. 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.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO ME?

Is one of the reasons you live in Palo Alto because of its excellent school district? Have you ever wondered why students in this school do so well?

  • Is it the great teachers and administrative staff? YES!
  • Is it the awesome parents? YES!
  • Is it the fact that teachers and parents work together to educate the children? YES! YES! YES!

Parents and Teachers/Staff collaborate through the Duveneck PTA. This website gives an overview of all of the PTA programs and events. They can be broken into three basic categories:

SCHOOL SUPPORT
Supplementing PAUSD funding for Duveneck Elementary School

  • Classroom books
  • All supplies and materials
  • Computers for the classrooms and the library
  • Playground equipment
  • And more…

COMMUNITY Building
Providing varied opportunities for Parents, Teachers/Staff and Students to engage with one another.

  • Social Events: International Potluck, Harvest Carnival, Just Parties FUNdraisers
  • Family Support Programs: Dragon Care, New Family Outreach
  • Teacher Appreciation: Friday Treats, Appreciation Week
  • Community Outreach: Working Wonders Drives, Save the Bay
  • And more…

ENRICHMENT for Parents, Teachers & Students
Sponsoring supplemental educational programs
Parent Education Series: speakers and discussions on current topics

  • Staff workshops and classes
  • STEM programs for Families: Math Nights, Science Fair
  • Arts programs: Children’s Theater, Talent Show
  • Traffic Safety: Walk and Roll / Safe Routes to School, Bike Rodeo
  • And more…

When you spend time at Duveneck, be it volunteering in your child’s classroom, participating in a social event or attending a parent education class – every moment counts. Please join us!

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.