FALL EVENTS: Parent Ed Event, Turkey Feast

Parent Ed Event with Dan Siegel — November 16th 7-8:30pm
(Limited tickets available)

The Paly and Gunn PTSAs invite you to join us for a fascinating look at how understanding brain science-and applying it in our daily lives-can help parents and teens turn challenging conflict into positive communication.

Neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel will share his research findings and reveal how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares our young people to thrive as interdependent adults. Dr. Siegel’s insights will teach us how to work together with our teens to enhance self-awareness, support family connections, and reduce vulnerability to risks. We will also learn how to foster a climate of kindness, compassion, and resilience in our families and community.

Dr. Siegel joins us from 7-8:30pm, on Wednesday, November 16th, at the new Performing Arts Center in Paly. Tickets are free but limited. RSVP after 9am on Tuesday, October 25th  Click Here
For questions, contact palyparented@gmail.com

We need for a few volunteers.   Link here:  Parent Ed Sign Up


Turkey Feast

November 18th, Paly Quad

Details on how you can get involved and help will be coming soon!










We met our fundraising goals!!  We have already released funds to support Paly’s programs, including the freshman orientation, staff development, Parent education, and student publications.  More to come soon!



Ever wonder what the character of a Paly Viking is:  

V: Visionary

I: Inclusive

K: Kind

I: Intelligent

N: Nurturing

G: Giving

(this was provided by P. Markevitch, Paly PTSA Exec Board)


Save the Dates!

Paly has some exciting back to school events planned and we wanted to make sure you save the dates. All of the events are located on the Paly.net home page Google calendar.

July 29:  Envelope Stuffing at Paly Tower Building :  Come anytime between 9-4pm (volunteers needed)

August 12: Staff Back to School Luncheon (volunteers needed):

sign up https://www.uptous.com/directSignup/GtOw5Cu6eZvk8Wxns6syWBniuqJUxaivrJNfI6RHiOY=

August 12: Photo Day (Soph/Jr/Sr) – see google calendar for times at http://paly.net/

August 15: First Day of School

August 18: Welcome Back Dinner –

Dinner available to purchase, alumni and Paly performances

Sign up: https://www.uptous.com/directSignup/bz7l1eBvVqdCOk6eN5Jje4assLGBjXlPz6QWDY5zxZY=

August 24: PTSA Association Meeting and Principal Coffee, 8:30am MAC


September 1: Back to School Night


September 2: Short Day; 12:20pm Dismissal


September 5: No School, Labor Day



2016-2017 PTSA Executive Board

President     Katie Shade

Executive Vice President     Jill Gold

1st Co-VP Programs/Parent Ed.       Diana Pang & OPEN

2nd Co-VP Fundraising     Stacy Mason & Tina Semba

3rd Co-VP Hospitality     Cindy Roberts & Victoria Liu

4th VP Community Service     Neha Jhaveri

5th Co-VP Communications     Stephanie Youngquist & Nienke      Ruinard

6th Co-VP Health & Welfare     Cari Anderson & Kimberly Lin

7th VP Outreach     Cristina Rodriguez

8th VP Legislative Advocacy     Anna Thayer

Recording Secretary     Chris Chang

Corresponding Secretary     Pat Markevitch

Treasurer     Judy Huang

Financial Secretary     Carol Mullin

Parliamentarian     Colleen Nielsen

Principal     Kim Diorio

Parent Education Notes from March 2016

Notes from March 1 • Mindfulness in Parenting and Education  – Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D

Shauna Notes

Shauna Shapiro is a Professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and received the Contemplative Practice Fellowship from the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness training programs internationally and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, the Prime Minister of Iceland, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is co-author of the critically acclaimed texts, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and, Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child.

Notes from March 23 • What Your Teen Wants to Tell You…But Can’t • Paly Student Fishbowl

What Teens Want to Tell You

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Note: The size of the word is based on the number of responses using that word.