The Gunn PTSA is seeking volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee to fill PTSA volunteer positions for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a great opportunity to connect with Gunn parents while getting involved with the PTSA for a limited amount of time. The Committee’s functions include:
- Recruiting candidates for the elected officers of the executive board
- Assisting the current executive board to fill the chair positions of other committees
- Serving from mid-January to the annual election, although the work is mostly complete by March
- Working about 2 hours per week, mostly by email and phone
If you are interested in joining the Committee or have questions, please contact Catherine Wytmar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us award need-based college scholarships to deserving Gunn Seniors. Scholarships help pay for tuition, books, transportation, and financial impediments to achieving a college degree on a tight budget. Your donation will provide an invaluable opportunity to our students to attend college with minimal financial burden, and are integral to our fundraising efforts.
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Written By: Marlina Rose Selva, LMFT, ACS Site Supervisor – Jordan Middle School
The demands of school and daily routines can be a source of mental fatigue for students as well as for parents. Fortunately, there are ways of alleviating mental stress. One such way is through encounters with nature. Outdoor activities can help relax and restore the mind, whether it be in the form of playing in the grass, gardening or caring for plants, camping, trekking, observing the sunrise or sunset, sitting near the beach, lake, river or stream. Research shows that connecting with nature increases well-being, positive feelings, and inspiration (Passmore & Howell, 2014). Taking some time out of busy schedules may seem like an impossible task at times, but the benefits could make life easier in the long run. (Continue reading here.)
Sources of Strength is a wellness program based on building resilience at both Palo Alto high schools. Through Sources of Strength, our youth are identifying, discussing, and strengthening protective factors in their own lives, as well as working together to become agents of positive change and connectors to help those around them.
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Wednesday, Novovember 16, 7-8:30 PM, Paly Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd
More tickets available beginning at 8pm!
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