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SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much homework in high school?

How many hours of homework/studying are our students doing at Gunn and Paly to earn a 4.0? I just want to know what to look...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 3738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where to buy bikes for school?

My eldest needs a bicycle to ride to school. All the bike shops have bikes that start at $300 and have gears, seemingly fancier...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on May 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 1894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Singapore Math

For parents and teachers who know, how do you think Palo Alto's "Everyday Math" compare to "Singapore Math" which is described...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by 'Nuff Said, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 3 comments | 2246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Whooping Cough

Found a study published by the Royal Society, the prestigious U.K. based science group, saying the whooping cough outbreak...

Original post made by mom on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by a dad, on Nov 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

college financial aid

my kid is currently applying for ivy league colleges. we do not know how the financial aid would work for him, we have institutional...

Original post made by mom on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 1364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens should see this

Remember Rick Springfield's success in the 80s? He battles depression and has a memoir. He wants to tell teenagers that things...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What kinds of cars are students driving these days?

My son will have his driver's license at the end of summer and we only have two cars so will have to buy him a car. Sure,...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on May 10, 2012 at 11:10 am | 28 comments | 2162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Choir Trip to Italy

I am hearing from my daughter about the Paly choir trip to Italy in June. It is a ten day trip filled with sightseeing,...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 22 comments | 1756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is this a scam?

We rec'd a "nomination" for a Nat'l Young Leaders Conference from the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (NYLC). Anyone...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 29, 2012
Last comment by mmmMom, on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 1291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs grade inflation

My daughter is in the second highest lane of math at Paly, called the AB lane. This lane is the highest lane at other schools,...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by CC, on May 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 53 comments | 3963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are you thinking of running for PAUSD School Board?

Are you thinking of running for PAUSD School Board on November 6, 2012? If so, you may want to attend the Candidate School...

Original post made by Mom on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 20, 2012 at 6:41 am | 1 comment | 1125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Helmets are for heads, not handlebars

I drove past Paly this week as students were on their way to school and was surprised to see many students with their bike...

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Biker, on Sep 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm | 3 comments | 1085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Any creative ways to wake up your 13+ year olds?

I know the clock shifts for teenagers, but I am tired of waking up my children through yelling and it's a bad way for them...

Original post made by Mom on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:10 am | 25 comments | 3293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe "...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am | 4 comments | 1337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Accident at Greer and Embarcadero

Anyone know information about the accident at Greer and Embarcadero today? Looked like a child was hit. Our community...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by DanPaly, on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 1190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsweek High School Rankings

Gunn #38, Paly #56. Blech, our schools are already overcrowded. At least the methodology is more acceptable than U.S. News...

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 9, 2014
There are no comments yet. 269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where to get auto carpets cleaned.

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Original post made by Mom on Oct. 17, 2008
Last comment by Another Mom, on Oct 20, 2008 at 9:30 am | 11 comments | 1987 Views

AROUND TOWN

What happened this morning at 8:00?

Electricity off in part of my house and traffic signals out, firetrucks heading toward 101 on Embarcadero Rd....

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama in Palo Alto - which neighborhood?

Heard on the news that Obama is coming for a fund raiser to Palo Alto tomorrow evening around 7pm .. which neighborhood?...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by M Foley, on Oct 21, 2010 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 1818 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where should your dog poop?

We have a strip of grass in front of our house, and we do not have a dog. My child stepped in dog poop on our lawn getting...

Original post made by Mom on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Same experience, on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:34 am | 10 comments | 1870 Views
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