Gunn Back-to-School Packet is going ONLINE!

The Gunn Back-to-School Packet will be online this year, giving you the option to fill out all forms online and pay for items/make donations by credit card. Printed packets will not be mailed this year.

You will receive an email in advance of the August 5th Back-to-School Packet opening date, giving instructions on how to find it. You can also find the link on both the Gunn and Gunn PTSA websites August 5th.

Prefer a printed Back-to-School Packet or to pay by check or cash? You will be able to download a pdf of the Back-to-School Packet, print the pages you need and return them to Gunn. Alternatively a few packets will be made available for pick-up at the Gunn front office.

Going online will save Gunn and the PTSA over $6,000 in mailing costs, 75,000 sheets of paper, and over 500 person hours!

Important Back to School Dates

Fri 8/9 @ 3:30–7:00 pm: Freshmen & New Student Orientation in front of Spangenberg Theatre. 3:30 pm Registration, 4:00 pm Start. You will have your photo taken, receive a paper copy of your schedule, and meet with your Titan group. (Please note: You do NOT also need to come to school on Monday 8/12.)

Fri 8/9 @ 5:45 pm: Parent Meeting for Incoming Freshmen & New Students Spangenberg Theatre. Pizza will be served at 6:30pm. At 7:00 pm parents will pick up their students.

Mon 8/12 @ 8:30 am–3:30 pm: Photo Day for all students (besides freshman and new students) in Bow Gym
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED to have a school photo taken for the Gunn ID card.

Tue 8/13 @ 8:25 am–2:35 pm: First Day of School

Wed 8/14: Photo Make-up Day for students who missed having their picture taken on Aug 9 or 12

Thur 8/29 @ 6 pm: Back-to-School Night. Welcome from Gunn Principal & meet your student’s teachers. Bring a flashlight. (Please note: This event is for parents, not students.)

Fri 8/30 @ 8:30 -10:00 am: Freshman Parent Network meeting in the Gunn Staff Lounge

Wed 9/4 @ 6:00 pm: Back-to-School Social, hosted by the Gunn Foundation; Gunn community get-together

End of year help needed

The school needs some extra help at the end of the year.

Please sign up to help serve snacks during finals here, Thursday 5/30 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Help with Senior Picnic and Grad Night here. Wednesday 5/29 many shifts through the day for Senior Picnic, and Thursday 5/30 for Grad Night also many shifts through the day/night.

Help stack returned textbooks in the Library. Many shifts starting 8:00 am Tuesday 5/28 through Friday 5/31.

Lastly, please join us for a Thank You Celebration for Volunteers this year at Indo Restaurant 3295 El Camino Real, Tuesday 5/28 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Please rsvp here.

Palo Alto Parent Ed series

The Self-Driven Child — The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Palo Alto High School – Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301
All parents want children who are confident, self-directed, and goal-driven. In this presentation, authors Dr. William Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, a national test-prep expert, distill the latest research and share tools that parents can use to enhance a child’s drive, motivation, and healthy decision-making.
Parents, students, and educators welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available.
Palo Alto Parent Education Series events are jointly sponsored by Paly PTSA and Gunn PTSA.