School will start August 13th. The school relies on an army of parent volunteers to help get school started, and then to provide a wide range of services during the year.
Click here to see Gunn PTSA open positions. We need help and food for staff appreciation and lunch events, feeding students at test time, serving at student barbeques and the turkey feast, help with homecoming and grad night, helping staff parent ed school and PTSA events, and then helping run the PTSA itself.
Click here to volunteer in various classes and offices at school. Help is especially needed in the first weeks back to school. These positions include help with back to school textbook distribution, college & career, student activities, tutoring, library, arts, athletics, special ed, languages and classroom help in a variety of classes…
Sign up if you’re interested, or if you just want more information, let us know, and we will contact you with it.
Johns Hopkins University identifies Volunteering as one of the essential ways a parent can contribute to a student’s success at school. Gunn PTSA has many volunteer opportunities, some that bring parents on campus to serve students directly, and some working with other parents on school-related projects – all of which are designed to support students and the school. Being on campus is especially beneficial for parents so you can experience the Gunn “ecosystem” yourself!
I am assembling a team to stuff back to school packets for next year and would appreciate your help!
We will be working on campus on June 5-6-7 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm .
We may not need three days if lots of you join in!
NOTE: If you have children who need community service hours, they are most welcome and I will gladly sign their forms. The kids who helped last year had fun and were a terrific help.
The sign up below is for work shifts and also for snacks and coffee. Please help if you can. It is actually a lot of fun!!
Sign your student up here…
On Friday, April 27, Syrous Parsay of Stanford University shared his thoughts for a roadmap on college planning. While photos of his slides and recordings of his presentation are not permitted, we were encouraged to take notes, which we translated into Spanish and traditional Chinese. See below! Continue reading Notes from College Planning Roadmap with Syrous Parsay
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
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.