Parent Resources

Paly PTSA is parents, teachers, and students in partnership.

One of the hallmarks of Palo Alto High School is the strength of its community and the vibrant connection between staff, students, and parents.

We encourage all parents, teachers, and students to join PTSA to benefit the Paly community and children across the nation. Annual membership is $10.

Resources for Parents

Grad Week 2024

Special Education

The PTSA Special Education Chairs are Christine Baker ( and Rika Yamamoto (

Paly Parent Fair @ Back to School Night

A Partner in Your Child’s Educational Journey:

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most enduring teacher. By joining Paly PTSA, you deepen your engagement in their educational journey, establishing a strong foundation for their success. Your membership allows you to:

  1. Stay Informed: Gain insights into the school’s programs, activities, and events. Paly PTSA keeps you updated on important developments, ensuring you’re well-informed about your child’s school experience.
  2. Connect with Educators: Forge meaningful relationships with teachers and administrators. Your presence in PTSA meetings, workshops, and events creates an open channel for communication and collaboration, fostering a holistic approach to your child’s growth.
  3. Advocate for Excellence: Join a collective voice that advocates for policies, resources, and initiatives that enhance the quality of education. By participating in PTSA discussions and activities, you contribute to a supportive environment that empowers every student to thrive.

Enhancing the Paly Community:

Paly High School thrives on the synergy of its community members. Your membership in PTSA strengthens this bond and helps create a school environment where students can flourish. Here’s how you can make a difference:

  1. Volunteer Opportunities: Paly PTSA offers a plethora of volunteer opportunities that allow you to contribute your skills, time, and passion. Whether it’s assisting with events, mentoring students, or supporting fundraisers, your involvement directly impacts the school’s vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Networking and Support: Connect with fellow parents who share your commitment to education. PTSA functions provide a platform for networking, sharing experiences, and offering mutual support, fostering a sense of belonging within the Paly community.
  3. Enriching Events: Be part of organizing and participating in engaging events that promote learning, creativity, and camaraderie. Your membership enhances the scope and impact of these events, leaving a lasting impression on students and parents alike.

National Impact, Local Engagement:

By joining Paly PTSA, you’re not only investing in your child’s education but also contributing to a nationwide movement that champions the well-being of children, youth, and families. Your membership aligns you with a larger purpose, transcending boundaries and making a positive impact on a broader scale.

Empowerment Through Diversity:

At Paly PTSA, every perspective matters. Your unique background, experiences, and insights enrich the discussions and initiatives undertaken. By embracing diversity, PTSA fosters an inclusive environment where your voice contributes to a more well-rounded educational experience for all students.

View the national PTA’s page on what the PTA can do for parents and students.

Your Involvement Matters!

We firmly believe that the collective efforts of our proactive parents, alongside our staff, can truly make a difference in the lives of our students. Whether you choose to lead a committee, contribute to event planning, or simply provide insights during meetings, your involvement is invaluable.

Joining the PTA is easy!