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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAUSD - new online registration

I received 3 letters from PAUSD informing me of their new online registration process for each of my continuing students....

Original post made by Parent on May. 10, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on May 25, 2009 at 8:24 pm | 10 comments | 1783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Year-round schools here?

Japan has year-round academics - they get 2-3 weeks off in April or May as their break. Would a year-round program work...

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by belle, on May 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 23 comments | 2184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One Step Ahead of the EM Train Wreck

This was an interesting read; it's a potential preview of what we have to look forward to over the next few years. - Parent [The...

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Barry Garelick, on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:38 am | 22 comments | 2392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everyday Math causes hoarding in Anchorage

Will this be happening in PA over the next three weeks?: "Yesterday was the last day of school at my local elementary....

Original post made by Parent on May. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Massachusetts: first state to require math-specific proficiency exam for teacher certification

Excerpt from MA DESE press release: "Today's action stipulates that for the next three years teacher candidates who score...

Original post made by Parent on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 25, 2009 at 3:41 am | 5 comments | 1784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some kind of Fire in South Palo Alto this afternoon?

Anybody know where the fire is? The smoke is pretty thick. I just saw a firetruck going slow speed down the street - looks...

Original post made by Parent on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by PV Parent, on May 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 8 comments | 1853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peninsula Bible Church hosts prayer meeting Sunday evening

I want you to know about an opportunity coming up this Sunday: a prayer meeting at PBC in response to the recent suicides...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Any differences between clarinets?

We have to make a mad dash by Friday to find a clarinet for my 5th grader for the two-year music requirement. Any recommendations...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 1999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Australian school recorded message

This has been forwarded to me from several sources and I am told it is true. It is possibly something we should listen to...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SJ offers students free swine flu shots and PAUSD does not?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13493660?source=most_viewed What? We have more time and money to take our students on our...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone tried Young Builders in Midtown?

A new storefront has opened in Midtown near Subway called Young Builders. It appears to offer classes for kids to make wooden...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by Larry, on Sep 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 6 comments | 4589 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Veterans Day - What does it mean to the kids?

Today is a federal holiday and the kids have no school. Ask them why and I feel sure most won't have a clue. From what...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:50 am | 6 comments | 1691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog Meeting tonite at 7:00, Jordan Middle School

Do we need more dog runs? Should we ban dogs from school campuses? Should we enforce the leash law? Discussion with the community...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GATE - Talent Searches

I saw a reference to the Johns Hopkins and the Duke youth talent searches for 7th graders on the PAUSD GATE web page. How...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1612 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Post Thanksgiving Blues and kids

My middle and high schoolers, like most of us, have just had a wonderful 5 day break, lots of fun, few restrictions and no...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Another Mom, on Dec 7, 2009 at 5:59 am | 11 comments | 2362 Views

AROUND TOWN

PAMF offering H1N1 shots today for healthy adults and children

We went to the Mountain View location and they offered it to adults also even though not mentioned on their website. Wait...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 6, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1439 Views

AROUND TOWN

H1N1 vaccine now at PAMF for ages 6m-24 years

http://www.pamf.org/h1n1/...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by uninsured family of 4, on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 1471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High tech and teen usage

The average young American now spends practically every waking minute except for the time in school using a smart phone,...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm | 9 comments | 1859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foreign Languages Fade in Class � Except Chinese

Would be interested to know what folks think of this article in the NYT about foreign language instruction. It seems to...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | 105 comments | 3602 Views
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