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!
Save the Date: (Paly and Gunn PTSA’s Parent Ed Event)
Dr. Dan Siegel: http://www.drdansiegel.com/home/
November 16th, 7pm,, Paly Performing Art Center
Ever wonder what the character of a Paly Viking is:
(this was provided by P. Markevitch, Paly PTSA Exec Board)
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
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
This week is a great time to show teachers how much you appreciate them – Send them a note or a special treat. On Friday, the PTSA is treating them to a special lunch. Feel free to stop by and thank them in person at the lunch.
Notes from March 1 • Mindfulness in Parenting and Education – Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D
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
Note: The size of the word is based on the number of responses using that word.