The PAUSD Promise

If you have not yet had a chance, take a look at the PAUSD Promise at

This guiding document is designed to clearly, concisely, and coherently (1) outline Palo Alto Unified School District’s critical priority areas for 2019-20, (2) provide space to explore our aspirations, and (3) determine metrics to monitor our progress.

Parent Ed Events

Here are slides and notes from Paul Kanarek‘s engaging talk, Separating Fact from Fiction in College Admissions, held at Gunn’s Spangenberg Auditorium on Thursday October 24.


Please join us for our next Parent Ed event!

Carl Honore

Monday, November 4 7:00 pm
Paly Haymarket Theater

Slow Parenting

Childhood has come to resemble a race to perfection. Result: children and parents are frazzled and unfulfilled. But change is coming. A global movement (think Slow Education, Slow Families, Slow Parenting, Slow Kids, etc) is finding ways to give children the time and space to explore the world on their own terms, take reasonable risks, play freely, get bored, be children again. In this keynote, Carl explores this powerful drive to reinvent childhood for the 21st century, touching on themes ranging from technology and extracurricular activities to education, safety and consumerism. He shows how to strike the right balance between doing too much and doing too little for children, and how slowing down can help them reach their full potential (as well as making family life a lot more fun!).

Vaping Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Gunn Back-to-School Social

Wednesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gunn Amphitheater
RSVP for Gunn’s 2nd annual Back-to-School Picnic and Social! The Food Trucks will be: Crepes & Waffles, MoBowl, the Oaxacan Kitchen, and Mister Softee. The Gunn Wind Ensemble be playing. Join the fun! Gunn students, families, staff, and alumni are all invited. Bring a picnic or a few bucks to buy dinner or dessert. RSVP at See you there!