All posts by Gail Foelsch

International Lunch Buffet Volunteers Needed!

We need parents to sign up to help at the Annual Gunn PTSA International Buffet on Thursday, April 19, at lunchtime. Volunteer duties include food servers, cashiers, set up, clean up and hydration. Click here to sign up.
Student tickets go on sale for $5 Monday, April 16 and are limited to 1,000 diners.
Menu includes international cuisines such as chow mein, chicken, pasta, hummus, quiches, pierogis, glass noodles, sushi, tacos, butter chicken, fruit bars, hot dogs and salads.
PAUSD has announced that no food can be made at home and brought onto campus for this event due to health concerns for our students, and only food produced at a professional kitchen can be served.
If you prefer to donate money,  you can either donate through the PTSA website or PayPal. To use PayPal, log into your PayPal account and use the Gunn PTSA email address (GunnPTSA@gmail.com) to “Pay For Goods And Services” (PTSA pays the fees) or “Send Money To Friends and Family” (you pay the fees).
The World Languages Department and several language clubs are planning a whole week of events during Gunn’s International Weekfestivities April 16-20.
More information, please contact the Gunn PTSA: GunnPTSA@gmail.com

PTSA Parent Education: “Rethinking the college arms race: What do companies really want?”

Tuesday April 10, 2018, 7 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM, Paly PAC

Moderated panel discussion. Panelists have substantial experience with major Silicon Valley companies, like Amazon, HP, Google, Kleiner Perkins, Riviera Partners, Blue Jeans Network. Parents AND students welcome. Simultaneous translation into Spanish and Mandarin available on request. Seating limited. Advance registration required: http://whatcompanieswant.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by Palo Alto Parent Education Series, a joint venture of Gunn and Paly PTSA Parent Education Committees.

Escuchamos mucho sobre las “habilidades del siglo XXI”, pero ¿qué significa eso realmente? ¿Qué habilidades o cualidades buscan REALMENTE las empresas en sus nuevas contrataciones? ¿Que es lo que les importa a las universidades ? ¿Qué hay de las pasantías de verano?  Escuche a un panel de profesionales de recursos humanos (RR.HH.) por sus siglas en ingles, de Silicon Valley responsables de obtener el talento para sus empresas. Aprenda qué es lo más importante, y qué no, al decidir a quién contratar. http://whatcompanieswant.eventbrite.com.

我们听到很多关于“21世纪的技能,但这到底意味着什么?有哪些技能或品质是公司在寻找员工时最看重的?名牌大学真的很重要吗?那暑期实习呢?请您来听硅谷专门为公司负责招聘的人力资源专家的意见,了解他们在招聘中最看重什么,不看重什么, 怎样决定谁被招聘。http://whatcompanieswant.eventbrite.com.

RISE Task Force: JACKSON KATZ: Leadership For Violence Prevention

As a part of PAUSD’s ongoing sexual harassment and misconduct prevention efforts, The Superintendent’s RISE Task Force has created a series of events to help inform and empower parents, students, teachers and staff about these issues.  In February, national expert Anea Bogue led related discussions with Gunn and Paly students and the PAUSD community.  On April 11th & 12th, we welcome our second speaker, internationally renowned educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, Dr. Jackson Katz, who will present a multimedia program on issues of gender, race and violence.

JACKSON KATZ, Ph.D.

Leadership for Violence Prevention

Activating Bystanders to shift social norms

APRIL 11, 2018 – 7:00 – 8:30PM

PALO ALTO HIGH SCHOOL, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Register on Eventbrite

Childcare will be provided.

Spanish & Mandarin interpretation will be available

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Gunn International Pot Luck Planning Meeting

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the Staff Lounge at 1:30pm

The annual Gunn PTSA International Pot Luck is Thursday, April 19 at lunchtime. Any parent interested in helping to organize the pot luck can come to the next planning meeting on Tuesday, March 20 in the Gunn Staff Lounge starting at 1:30pm. The International Pot Luck is held during Gunn’s International Week festivities from April 16-20 with the World Languages Department. If you are interested and can not attend the meeting, please contact: GunnPTSA@gmail.com