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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plea to fellow parents to stop micromanaging kids' lives

At the beginning of the new school year, let's start looking at the values we are teaching our kids' through our behavior...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by culture of excess, on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 25 comments | 2586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly principal's streaker response portends problems

Paly's Principal sent out this email today: August 15, 2013 Dear Parent/Guardian, We're reaching out today for help...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 151 comments | 7462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No checks requested, no school supplies requested

Has anyone else noticed that we have not had the usual glut of checks to write for school or the mad dash to get certain...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:41 am | 37 comments | 2249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Morning left turn only on Churchill at Alma

This was in today's Paly Link and I am posting it here as a reminder to everyone. Thank you. Driver & Bike Safety, Churchill...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by just trying to be safe -, on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 6 comments | 1854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Football Coach Retiring

http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24643129/football-palo-alto-coach-earl-hansen-announces-retirement He had some talented...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 4, 2013
There are no comments yet. 523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports, teen social issues, personal growth & behavioral risks

Hi all, As a parent with children at Paly, I wanted to share with the community some thoughts I hope will be helpful...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mom of Senior, on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 63 comments | 5769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let children learn from play the good old fashioned way

A friend forwarded me this article and I find it fascinating. Kids need to play more as kids to learn how to deal with...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Geek who thrived, on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts at our schools

I recently attended a meeting with several other parents. During the meeting, almost as a by the way, the topic of bike thefts...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:05 am | 12 comments | 733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?

Message from the UCs claims my son isn't in the top 9 percent of his class and implied his application isn't competitive....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by it's complicated, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal? Why has this...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by be careful what you wish for, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 1149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are testing days counted as school days?

My kid, a sophomore at Paly, has a test today at school, 8.15 - 10.15 and then is finished for the day. It seems the juniors...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 1250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What can be done about teachers being too rigorous?

I feel so bad for the students who will fall prey to this sadistic teacher next year. Does complaining to the school help?...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Stanford parent, on May 14, 2014 at 9:28 am | 38 comments | 2602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Teacher Tenure ruled unconstitutional

Anyone got any ideas what this might mean for PAUSD bad teachers. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/california-teacher-tenure-law-unconstitutional/ngH4s/...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Student on Master Chef

Caught an episode of Master Chef this evening showcasing local girl Ahran Cho wowing the judges. I hope that this young lady's...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Say Hey, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 7 comments | 1218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bikes crossing Oregon with new lights and safety islands

I would love to hear comments from those who use these intersections today and for the new school year, bikes, drivers, pedestrians....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 13 comments | 586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Common Core leave our kids behind?

As we are coming to terms with Common Core in our classroom there is criticism that it is dumbing down our kids' education. In...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:34 am | 5 comments | 906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Griefstricken Again

I am in tears as I type this. Today's news should affect every single one of us in Palo Alto. This is not a Gunn issue,...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by OPar, on Nov 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 344 Views

SPORTS

Paly Volleyball Wins Reno Tournament

The Paly HS Girls volleyball team took 1st place over the weekend in the annual Reno tournament. There were over thirty teams...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 5, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 1965 Views

SPORTS

2 Paly grads nominated for ESPN awards

We should be proud of our Paly grads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18685229...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1191 Views
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