Category Archives: Announcements

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.

Email Phishing targets PTSA

Our executive vice president recently received an email which purportedly came from our president.

Here’s what the email looked like:

From:  President first name<>
Date: February 5, 2019 at 6:49:38 AM PST
Subject: Hi  VP first name
Are you available at the moment?The board need some gift cards for donation….
can you get some today?If Yes Kindly get back to me quick
You will surely be reimbursed
president first name
Note a few disturbing issues:
  • the reply-to address is not an email address we recognise
  • the subject was personal, referring to our correctly  VP by her first name
  • it was “signed” correctly with our president’s first name
  • it was asking for gift cards

It seems quite a bit of research went into this phishing scam. Please be careful with these types of emails.

Upcoming Parent Ed event

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Tue, Mar 12, 7-8:30 PM, Palo Alto High School, Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
All parents want children who are confident, motivated and goal-driven. Authors William Stixrud and Ned Johnson will share “valuable practical advice for parents on how to pull back, when to engage, and when to let go”. From their recent book The Self-Driven Child, they offer a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens they have helped over the years. Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available. Jointly sponsored by Paly PTSA and Gunn PTSA. Register HERE.
“自我驱动的孩子” – 通过科学的方式和自我意识觉醒,孩子们主动管理他们的生活
星期二,3 月 12 日下午 7-8:30
Palo Alto 高中 – 表演艺术中心
“自我驱动的孩子”这本书的作者William Sxrud 和 Ned Johnson,通过尖端的脑科学,以及行为疗法的最新发现,结合他们多年来帮助过的数千名儿童和青少年的案例研究, 将和家长们分享”如何回避,什么时候参与以及什么时候放手对孩子们管理的实用价值建议。
欢迎所有家长,学生和教育工作者! 免费入场和提供点心, 有西班牙语和普通话翻译服务。
由 Paly PTSA 和 Gunn PTSA 共同赞助。
RESERVE ESTE DIA para la Charla de Educación para padres: El niño auto-manejado – La ciencia y el sentido de dar a nuestros niños el control sobre sus vidas
Martes 12 de marzo de 7:00 a 8:30 PM en el Centro de Artes (PAC) de la Escuela Secundaria de Palo Alto
El niño auto-manejado es una combinación de los bordes de la ciencia del cerebro, los últimos descubrimientos en terapia de comportamiento, y estudio de casos de miles de niños y adolescentes que ellos han ayudado en el transcurso de los años. Los autores William Stixrud y Ned Johnson compartirán “valiosos consejos prácticos para padres sobre cuando es tiempo de retroceder, cuando comprometerse y cuando dejarlos ir”. ¡Padres, estudiantes y educadores son bienvenidos! Admisión libre y se servirán refrescos. Habrá traducción para el español y mandarín. Evento auspiciado conjuntamente por PTSA de Paly y PTSA de Gunn. Por favor regístrese aquí.