Upcoming Events

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Drive Thru and Parade for Elementary Families
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Saturday, October 31st (various times between 12-8pm) Gunn Parking Lot Gunn’s YCS-Interact (Youth Community Service Club), Gunn SEC (Student Executive Council) and Gunn PTSA are co-hosting a Drive Thru Trunk-or-Treat and Parade for elementary school children in our community. We need Gunn parents’ to help with volunteer check-in, social-distancing supervision, and traffic control — Please sign up here if you can help! County and District health and safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. Gunn students who want to volunteer for decorating cars, the campus, helping with treats, and greeting guests should look for a Schoology message from Lisa Hall/SEC to sign up. Only pre-registered volunteers will be allowed on-campus. Register HERE! For questions, contact president@gunnpta.org or execvp@gunnpta.org

Past Events

School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education

Sat. Oct 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM — This event was jointly sponsored by PTA Council (PTAC), Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS). For questions, contact paloaltocac@gmail.com or council@paloaltopta.org.

School Board Forum Co-hosted with the League of Women Voters 

From Thurs. Oct 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Watch the recording on the Candidate Forum web page

Elementary School Board Candidate Forum

From Wed. Oct.14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Email for recording council@paloaltopta.org 

School Board Forum on Secondary Education

View the recording of this candidate forum here https://youtu.be/qoHDNY4FG7Y. The PTA is nonpartisan and does not endorse any political party or candidate. This event was moderated by students from the Paly and Gunn Speech and Debate Clubs.  Questions:  council@paloaltopta.org 

“Backstage with the Superintendent” recording can be found HERE.

Gunn Schedules and Information

Updated Bell Schedule: The Gunn Bell Schedule was changed to allow for morning announcement time. School now ends at 3:05pm instead of 3pm Tuesday–Friday. View the Bell Schedule here

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Updated textbook pickup schedule
Textbook pick up instructions
Meal pick up information
PAUSD Calendar

Online Events with the Principal
Freshman Parents from 8/6 – click here for the replay
Sophomore Parents from 8/10 – click here for the replay
Junior Parents from 8/11 – click here for the replay
Senior Parents from 8/12 – click here for the replay
Town Hall with SEC from 8/14 – click here for the replay


Family Wellness Resources

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

If you have a serious and immediate concern regarding a student, yourself, or a friend, please call 9-1-1 or PAPD at 650-329-2413 and request a C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team) officer to assist you. 

Emergency support is also available through the following providers:

  • Santa Clara County Uplift Families First 24-hour Crisis Line: (408) 379-9085
  • Crisis Text Line:  text word “START” to 741-741 to text the suicide hotline
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In addition, PAUSD has contracted with Caresolace to make it easier for you to find a local provider who is available to help. They contract with your insurance or on a sliding scale.

Last but not least, we encourage you to connect with friends and neighbors, have meaningful conversations, and support each other!

If you have any non-urgent questions, please feel free to contact the PTA Health and Wellness Chair at health-wellness@gunnpta.org.

PTSA Executive Board Approved for 2020-21

Many thanks to those who attended our last PTSA General Assembly Zoom conference on April 16. Our PTSA Executive Board for 2020-21 has been approved as follows:

  • President — Kimberly Eng Lee
  • Executive Vice President — Lili Nova-Roessig
  • VP Community Activities — Jackie Liang
  • Co-VP Community Activities — David and Grace Downer
  • VP Ways & Means — Audrey Gold
  • VP Communications — Jen Schultz
  • Co-VP Communications — Eva Dobrov
  • Secretary — Karen Shuler
  • Treasurer — Pilar Hsue
  • Auditor — Karrie Chen
  • Historian — Claire Kirner

PTSA General Meeting 4/16

PTSA General Meeting Thurs, April 16, 6:30-7:45pm – Please join us via Zoom conference for updates from Superintendent Don Austin and Principal Kathie Laurence. We will send a Zoom link via UptoUs prior to the meeting.

We will also vote to approve the slate for next year’s Gunn PTSA Executive Board as follows:

  • President — Kimberly Eng Lee
  • Executive Vice President — Lili Nova-Roessig
  • VP Community Activities — Jackie Liang
  • Co-VP Community Activities — David and Grace Downer
  • VP Ways & Means — Audrey Gold
  • VP Communications — Jen Schultz
  • Co-VP Communications — Eva Dobrov
  • Secretary — Karen Shuler
  • Treasurer — Pilar Hsue
  • Auditor — Karrie Chen
  • Historian — Claire Kirner