Paly Link

A PTSA publication

Sunday, September 27, 2015
tower building drawing

The Paly Link is distributed on Sundays, except during school breaks and holidays.  Changes will be highlighted as New/Updated/Corrected.  To submit an article, see Submissions Guidelines.
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College Visits (C&CC ) New 
Sept. 29Yearbook Senior Portrait Free Sessions (Paly)
ThursdayOct .1Volunteers Needed to Count Bikes, 9am, Paly (PTSA)
Oct. 2
Freshman Parent Network Mtg, 8:30am, 455 Santa Rita (PTSA) New
Oct. 2
Paly Sports Boosters' Golf Tournament (Paly)
Oct. 2
Paly Theater Presents: Shrek Jr, 7pm, Haymarket (Paly) New
Oct. 4
Paly Theater Presents: Shrek Jr, 4pm & 7pm, Haymarket (Paly) New
Week ofOct. 5Volunteers Needed for Walk, Bike & Roll Day, Paly (PTSA)
Oct. 6
Friends of Paly Choirs Meeting, 7:30pm, Library (PalyNew
Oct. 6
An Evening w/ Dr. Tom Hehir, 6:30pm, PAUSD Boardroom (PAUSD
Oct. 7
Junior Parent Night, 7pm, Haymarket (Paly
Oct. 8
Coffee with Dr. Tom Heir,  8:30am, JLS Middle School (PAUSD
Oct. 8
Student Services Fair,  6pm, Jordan Middle School (PAUSD
Oct 12
College Fair, 6:30-8:30pm, Library & Student Center (C&CC)
Oct. 14
Paly MAC Boosters Meeting, 7pm, Paly MAC Rm 105 (PalyNew

PTSA and PTA AnnouncementsPTSA
Class of 2019 (Freshmen) Parent Network Meeting  New
Fri, Oct. 2, 8:10-10 am, home of Lynn Brown, 455 Santa Rita Ave. (Between Waverley and Cowper)
Our guidance counselor Paige Johnson and assistant principal Adam Paulson will talk about how we, as parents, can help our 9th graders during their transition to high school. We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to bring your favorite food and drink to share if you'd like.

Volunteers Needed to Welcome Students to Paly on Walk & Roll Day  Updated
Thurs. Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
We're asking families to make a special effort to avoid solo driving the week of Oct. 5. To recognize students using those alternatives, one day that week we will hand out Hershey's Kisses to as many kids as possible coming to campus on foot, bike, bus, or carpool. We STILL NEED 10 more volunteers for just 1 hour, Thurs. Oct. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., to do the distribution and offer smiles to students at various entry points around campus. If you can help, please email Judd Volino at, or call 301-943-1764. Dads especially encouraged to help!

Latte Cart Volunteers Needed
Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Mar. 16, Apr. 20
The PTSA provides for a Latte Cart vendor to come to Paly each month for faculty and staff. There are five events in total and this years dates are as follows: Sept. 16, Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Mar. 16, and Apr. 20. At these five events, parents provide treats for the faculty and staff beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. If you would like to volunteer to bring in snacks ranging from breakfast baked goods, fruit, juice, water, etc., please email me for more information, Andrea Lamb ( Your help and support for this tradition is greatly appreciated! The position for Latte Cart Coordinator is currently open and I will help transition the new volunteer. Please contact Linda Van Gelder (, (650) 813-0135 or Andrea Lamb ( for more information.
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Spirit Week is Around the Corner!  New
The students begin float construction the weekend of October 17th and 18th with float building/decorating continuing during the week of Oct 19-22nd after school and through dinner.
We need to feed these hungry, spirited builders as well as provide adult assistance and supervision.
Please volunteer by using the google doc below!   Food donations are listed by GRADE level.  Volunteering your time during the day or evening is listed below the food sign ups. 
This is a fun and easy way to be part of the spirit that is PALY!!ttps://
Paly Gym Floorboards for Sale
Your last chance to own a piece of Paly history! Multiple sizes of these commemorative pieces of the Paly gym floor available. Proceeds benefit Paly Athletics. Contact Melissa Anderson or see flyer for more details.

Challenge Success Survey administration for all students
End of September during class
The Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experiences is an online survey that measures middle and high school students' perspectives on homework, extracurricular activities, sleep, physical health, stress, parent expectations, academic engagement, academic integrity, and teacher support. Over 40,000 students from more than 55 schools have taken the survey since 2009, and schools have gained a great deal of information from the results, including what students see as stressful and challenging as well as sources of support within the school. Survey findings help to guide schools in their decisions about which policies and practices may be effective and which are in need of improvement. 

Paly Theatre presents: Shrek Jr.  New
Fri., Oct. 2, 7pm; Sun. Oct. 4, 2pm & 7pm, Palo Alto High School Haymarket Theatre
Shrek is a loveable ogre who sets out with his tag-along sidekick, Donkey, to save the lovely Princess Fiona from a castle tower guarded by a lonely Dragon. If Shrek can bring Princess Fiona back to the "kingdom" of Duloc and hand her over to the miniscule Lord  for betrothal, Shrek will be given full ownership of the swamp. Not surprisingly, things don't go as planned. Shrek is a tale full of wit, romance and the lesson that all creatures are worthy of love, big or small, chubby or wan, but most especially, the freaks. This wonderful musical is good for ages 5 to 100! Students & Children $5.00, Adults $10.00, reserved seats are available at  or at the door. 
Box office opens one hour prior to curtain. 

Support Paly Athletics! 

Fri, Oct. 2 (golf tournament) 
Tee off with the Paly Sports Boosters!  Mark your calendars to join us for "The Earl Hansen" Golf Tournament Fundraiser, on Friday, October 2nd.  Several contests will provide ample opportunity for glory and prizes.  $200/per player, $1000 for a foursome (with sponsorship) and/or $250 for hole sponsorship.  The Paly Sports Boosters is charged with raising the necessary funds to ensure Paly's competitiveness on the field, on the court and in the pool.  Come have fun and help us raise some money!  Register Now!

Paly Sports Booster Passes good for all Paly home games!  
See for more information.  Purchase passes for admittance to all home games so that you don't have to stand in ticket lines!  Students, $30, Single $40, Family $60; Seniors $20

Yearbook Senior Portrait Free Sessions
Tues, Sept. 29, during Tutorial, TWO SESSIONS ONLY 
Seniors must use Paly approved photographer for Yearbook pictures. Flyers in the Main Office listing options. ALL Yearbook photos are DUE October 15, 2015. Questions contact

Friends of Paly Choirs (FOPC) Meeting New
Tues, Oct. 6, 7:30pm, Paly Library
Please join us for a brief update on all things choir!  We will be discussing the upcoming Fall Concert as well as beginning to plan this year's Madrigal Feaste.  Questions?  Please contact the FOPC Board at

Junior Parent Night
Wed, Oct. 7, 7-8:30pm  Haymarket Theater
Come join us for an informational evening about junior year.  Topics will include:
  • Graduation vs 4 Yr College Eligibility
  • Available support for all students
  • Post High School Options
  • How college applicants are evaluated
  • Teacher vs Teacher Advisor Letter
  • Timeline for Juniors
  • Testing sequence
  • GPAs and more....
Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School 
Oct. 10-11, Nov. 14-15, or Dec. 12-13, 9-3 pm at Paly's Glass Studio
Yes, we have a glass studio at Paly.  These workshops are open to the public, students and parents. Here's your chance to learn to blow glass at Paly. Workshops do fill up, so, do not hesitate, sign up for a date. The 2 day weekend workshop will focus on beginning glass blowing techniques. It's an incredible, fun, hands-on experience.  Repeating  students progress from their last session.  Advanced Sign up required. Class limit is 4. Teens and adults.  $375 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts. Workshop flyer
To sign up, contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass,

Paly MAC Boosters Meeting  New
Wed, Oct 14, 7 pm, Paly Media Arts Center Room 105
We are looking to grow our volunteer community for MAC Boosters!  Please come to our first meeting of the school year to learn more about MAC Boosters.  Whether you would like to be called on for individual projects or would like to lead a new effort or lead one of our existing fundraisers, we can use you and your valuable input.  For more information about MAC Boosters, visit us at

3rd Annual Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale at Palo Alto High School 
Fri, Sept. 25, 3-6pm and Sat, Sept. 26, 11am-4pm, in front of the Tower Bldg. 
Come see exquisite new glass designs hand-blown by instructors, alumni and students.  Over 1000 unique glass pieces - pumpkins, pears, seashells, elephants, acorns, vases and more on sale to benefit Paly's Fiery Arts program. Come learn about the craft with live glass blowing demonstrations. Fall Sale flyer.  For more information contact or
College & Career Center CCC
Keep up-to-date with Paly College and Career Center news and events by "liking" us on Facebook. The C&CC holds an open-house after each parent night in the Fall. There is also a wealth of information in Naviance and on the C&CC page.

MEI Academy  New
Thurs., Oct. 1, at lunch, in front of the Student Center 
A representative from MEI Academy will be on campus at lunch in front of the Student Center on Thurs., Oct. 1.  MEI Academy is an International School that offers transferrable credits to grade 11 and 12 students; they have 1 course & 2 course summer programs, a first semester program, a second semester program, or a combined full year program (that can also be used as a Gap year option). Each program offered travels to various parts of the world depending on the courses the students choose to take. This program also offers Advanced Placement courses, which most colleges in the United States offer accreditation for!  If you would like more information, stop by her table or go to

UC Davis Pre-Health Alliance conference 
October 10-11
Interested in a health profession?  Attend the UC Davis Pre-Health Alliance conference! There are over 300 workshops offered so there's bound to be a topic relevant for you.  This national conference always sells out so for more info and to register, go here now: 

College Fair at PALY 
Mon, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, Library & Student Center 
Palo Alto Senior High School will host the Palo Alto College Fair. Due to new gym construction, the fair will be hosted in two (2) locations on campus: the library and student center, which are adjacent to each other and located off the quad.
Meet representatives from private California colleges and universities as well as out-of-state public and private institutions.  Receive general information, brochures and answers to your questions. College Fairs can be great opportunities to get more information about colleges that interest you and to discover schools you may not have considered.
Please follow the attached link for planning tips to help you get the most out of the college fair: For a quick preview of colleges that have signed up to participate this year:
Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Contact Beth Keller( OR Dara Knoblock(

College Rep Visits

Students must have their teacher's permission one day in advance if missing class. Pick up a form in the C&CC, or download it.  Bring the signed form the day of the visit to ensure the absence from class is cleared and marked as an activity rather than a truancy.  College visits scheduled for the next two weeks are listed below.  For a full list of all visits through Spring, login to Naviance using your user ID and password or login as a Guest with no password.  Click on the "Colleges" tab then click "view all upcoming college visits" within the "my colleges" section.
Due to increased student attendance and limited space in the College Center, we are no longer able to permit parents to attend college representative visits, please click to read more information about this policy.

On-Campus Visits:
Week of 9/28:
University of San Francisco   9/28/15   8:15 AM
Colorado State University   9/28/15   10:15 AM
University of California, Riverside    9/28/15   1:45 PM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   9/28/15   2:30 PM   NEW
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott   9/29/15   9:00 AM
The Evergreen State College   9/30/15   8:15 AM
Babson College   9/30/15   9:00 AM
Whittier College   9/30/15   12:15 PM
Purdue University   9/30/15    2:00 PM
Dartmouth College   9/30/15   2:45 PM
Tufts University   10/1/15   10:00 AM

Week of 10/5 (ALL NEW): 
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering   10/5/15   10:00 AM
Williams College   10/5/15   1:00 PM
Pitzer College   10/5/15   2:00 PM
University of Washington   10/5/15   2:45 PM
George Mason University   10/6/15   8:15 AM
Hobart and William Smith Colleges   10/6/15   9:00 AM
Saint Mary's College of California   10/6/15   10:45 AM
Kenyon College   10/7/15   8:15 AM
Vanderbilt University   10/7/15   9:00 AM
Sciences Po-Columbia University Dual BA Program   10/7/15   10:00 AM
The New School-Eugene Lang College   10/7/15   10:45 AM
University of Nevada, Reno   10/7/15   12:15 PM
University of Puget Sound    10/7/15   1:00 PM
Bryn Mawr College   10/7/15    2:00 PM
Seton Hall University   10/7/15    2:45 PM
Haverford College   10/8/15    8:15 AM
Stonehill College   10/8/15    9:00 AM
University of Massachusetts, Amherst   10/8/15   10:00 AM
University of Utah   10/8/15    10:45 AM
University of Connecticut   10/8/15   12:15 PM

OFF-CAMPUS Visits for weeks of 9/27 and 10/5
(Details - Naviance/colleges/upcoming visits click "information")
Dartmouth College   9/28/15   7:00 PM  Atherton
Johns Hopkins University    9/28/15  7:00 PM  Mt. View
Emory University   10/6/15     7:00 PM  San Jose
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    10/6/15   7:00 PM  San Jose
University of Notre Dame   10/6/15   7:00 PM  San Jose 
Tufts University   10/6/15    7:00 PM   San Mateo
University of Virginia    10/6/15   7:00 PM  San Jose

Scholarships and contests/competitions expiring through September 26 
Paly deadlines may be 2-4 weeks prior to public scholarship deadlines to allow for Paly TA and Guidance lead times. To learn about scholarships listed below and others login to Naviance using your user ID and password or login as a Guest with no password.  Click the "Colleges" tab, scroll to the  "scholarships and money" section, then click on the "scholarship list" link.  Click here for more information about scholarship resources. 

Davidson College - Belk Scholarship - Paly deadline 10/24, official deadline 11/6 
Bennington Young Writers Awards - 11/1
Montana State University Presidential Scholarships - official deadline 12/4
CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Program - deadline 2/1
Joyce-Ridgway Scholarship -  deadline 2/1
Community ServiceCommSvc
Flexible and Convenient Community Service Opportunity at Jordan Middle School  New
Various weekday afternoons in September/October, 750 N. California Ave
The Jordan Middle School Volleyball Program needs volunteers to help during matches (as line judges and scorekeepers). No volleyball experience/knowledge or special training is required. Students can signup to work at one match or at multiple matches (each match lasts about 35-45 min). For more information and to signup: Questions? Patrick Rode, Jordan Athletic Director,

Students looking for a meaningful community-based internship?  Updated

Check out the new internship program with Get Involved Palo Alto! Great for Living Skills hours, transcript recognition goals, President's Award, and simply something fun to do. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH @ 6pm. Print application from internship page, scan and email to:
  • Georgetown University Energy Saving Competition (3)
  • PAUSD Water Bottle Filling Station (3)
  • City of Palo Alto Web Page Design Internship (2)
  • Jordan Homework Club Managers (2)
  • PAHS Career Month Committee Member (1)
Get Involved! Students: Pursue Your Interests with Community Service
Paly Career & Community Center Hours (through 10/9)
Tues: 2:30-5:00pm
Weds: 1:00-5:00pm  Thurs: 3:30-5:00pm

FUN Volunteer Opportunity - Duveneck Elementary Harvest Carnival 
Sat, Sept. 26, 12-3 pm, Duveneck Elementary School, 705 Alester Ave.
Duveneck Elementary School is looking for fun, enthusiastic student volunteers to help at its annual Harvest Carnival. We need help with set-up (starting at 9:00 am), staffing game booths (12:00-3:00 pm) and clean-up (3:00-5:00 pm). Students will be given Community Service credit for their volunteer hours. Please sign up at:  Questions?
PAUSD IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES for the "Coordinator for District Communications" position. The Coordinator is responsible for communicating key information about the district both internally and to the general public. The Coordinator is also responsible for promoting a better understanding of the school district's objectives, programs, and achievements; promoting a community climate of support for the district; and providing communication services to schools and departments. The district is looking for someone with experience in public relations, journalism, public school administration or a similar background. See job details and apply online here.

Inclusive Schools: Every Student, Every Day 
Tues, Oct. 6, 86:30-8pm, PAUSD Board Room, 25 Churchill Avenue
Parents, educators and staff are welcome to join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Tom Hehir of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  An advocate for children with disabilities in the education system, Dr. Hehir will join the district in partnership to review our systems of support for all students. For more information.

Morning Coffee with Dr. Hehir  
Thurs, Oct. 8, 8:30-9:45am, JLS Middle School Room 730
Join us for morning coffee with Dr. Heir. 

PAUSD Student Services Fair 
Thurs, Oct. 8, 6-8pm, Jordan Middle School
PAUSD promotes school settings in which students, staff, parents and the community work collaboratively to ensure that each student is emotionally and physically healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. Please join us to learn more about how you can support your child's journey to success! Spanish and Mandarin translation will be offered. Street Parking Available. For questions about the Student Services Fair please contact Student Services at 650-833-4208 or  Click for more information
Love Art and Art History?  New
Volunteer docent meetings/training begins Friday, October 2, 9:30-11 am. Weekly meetings held every Friday, 9:30-11 am at Art Education, 25F Churchill Avenue
Volunteer docents needed to give presentations about the lives and work of Master Artists to PAUSD elementary students. Training provided by Arts Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson.  Art History background preferred but not required. Flexible hours. 
For more information contact Art Education (650) 329-3939 or email Emily at

Volunteering Opportunity at Foundation for a College Education's STEAM Middle School Program
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 3:30-6pm, September 2015 - June 2016
Foundation for a College Education: 2160 Euclid Ave, East Palo Alto
STEAM is looking for Volunteer Tutors to work with middle school students from East Palo Alto on homework assignments and enrichment projects. We hope that volunteers will serve as role models and encourage students to attend college. This a great opportunity to build your network, serve your community, and positively affect the learning experiences of our middle school students. Please contact for more information or to sign up!

Calling all teens!  Rock your entrepreneurial spirit and join DesignFarm! 
Wed or Thurs , Sept. 23 - Dec. 17, after school, Mitchell Park Community Center
Ever wonder how people come up with great ideas? We'll show you how using the design thinking process!  Do you have an idea but are feeling overwhelmed about how to move it forward? Connect with mentors to move your idea forward. In our program, we don't want to talk about design thinking, we do it!  Harness you natural creativity to define why and when, and our mentors will show you how and when to make it real. Whether it's a widget, a social problem, or something for your own personal development.
Join us this fall. For more information and registration visit or email
Blind Date with a Banned Book 
Sun, Sept. 27- Oct. 3, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road  
The library will be celebrating Banned Books Week in the Teen Zone. Teens can go on a blind date with a banned book on display. Checkout wrapped up books, take them home, read and review them for a chance to win a prize. 

Chinese Star Contest for K- 12 Students  
Deadline: Sept. 28
Parents/guardians are encouraged to register their children for the 2nd Annual San Jose -Silicon Valley Chinese Star Contest for K-12 Students by September 28. Students from any language background can participate in the Painting/Drawing and Team Video categories. This contest provides an opportunity for students to develop global awareness and apply 21st century skills. First prize winner from grades 9-12 group will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free 7-day trip to Beijing, China. The trip will begin between April 9-13, 2016. Register at .
Teen Banned Book to Movie
Tue, Sept. 29, 4-6 pm, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road  
The library will be hosting a movie based on a banned book. Bring your friends after school. Refreshments provided.

Tutor Corps Community Service Grants  
Deadline: October 1, 2015
The Tutor Corps Foundation awards grants to support innovative student projects that make a sustainable impact in the community. Projects may address issues such as poverty, education, health or the environment.
Who: Students in grades 6 to 11 may apply
Awards: $250 - $750
Apply: Visit

Ending Chronic Veteran Homelessness in Santa Clara County - A community summit  New
Fri, Oct 2, 1-4 PM, Mitchell Park Community Center,  El Palo Alto Room, 3700 Middlefield Road
Did you know that Santa Clara County has the highest proportion of unsheltered homeless veterans in the country?  The City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission invites you to an important summit on ending veteran homelessness.  Joining us as the keynote speaker straight from the White House will be Colonel Nicole Malachowski, Executive Director of Joining Forces, the White House Initiative on supporting veterans and their families started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.  The summit will include expert panelists on housing and healthcare and focuses on what our community can do to tackle veteran homelessness.  Info and RSVP:  

Mindset: Helping Children and Adults Fulfill Their Potential
Sun, Oct. 4, Palo Alto JCC
World renowned Psychologist Carol Dweck (her book  "Mindset"  is a #1 best seller on  Amazon) will speak. Her research shows how a growth mindset can promoted achievement in education and innovation in business. She has discovered that praise for intelligence can actually undermine performance. She will share some other common pitfalls and help you achieve a growth mindset.
Tickets: $10 member , $12 General public , $17 At the door 
For more information please

Let's Talk sponsored by SELPA 1 CAC  New
Mon, Oct 5th 7 - 9PM, Orchard Community Room, Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road
Let's Talk is a chance for parents to ask questions and share ideas, resources, and support with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality.  
This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC ( an all-volunteer group of parents of children with special needs.  This event is free and registration is not required.

Teen Workshop: Meet the Artist & Workshop: Joel Daniel Phillips  New
Thurs, Oct 8, 6-≠8:30pm, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, $15R/$17NR
The evening begins with an artist talk and tour led by contemporary artist Joel Daniel Phillips. Phillips, who was in residence in the Art Center's Glass Gallery this summer, has work currently on view in the Art Center's exhibition FrontYard/Backstreet (September 19-≠- December 13). After his talk, students enter the studio with an Art Center teaching artist who guides them through an art-≠making workshop that builds upon the processes, concepts, and medium discussed by the artist. Participants walk away with a deeper understanding of new and diverse artistic approaches and are able to take home an original work of art they have created during the workshop.
To register, please visit and search "Meet the Artist". For more information call 650.329.2366 or contact Lauren Baines at

Teen Read Week
Tue, Oct 20, 4-6 pm , Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road  
Teen Tuesday event at Mitchell Park Library. Enjoy a break from everything to watch a newly released movie packed with adventure. Snacks provided.

Suicide Prevention and Grieving  New
Wed Oct 21st, 7-9PM, Covington Elementary,School, 205 Covington, Los Altos
Presented by Charlotte Ross Fisher, who was the founding CEO at the Suicide Prevention & Crisis Center of San Mateo County for over 22 years and was Executive director of Youth Suicide National Center in Washington, DC.  This event is free and registration is not required.  This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC.  For more information, see www.
SELPA 1 CAC.  For more information, see

Palo Alto Chinese School is Accepting New Students
Palo Alto Chinese School has been serving the community in Chinese language instructions for 53 years, and is still accepting new enrollment. Class meets every Friday 7-9 PM at JLS Middle School. There are two tracks. The Mandarin track is offered from Preschool - Grade 12, for students from heritage families. The Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) track is offered from K - Grade 7, for students with little exposure to Chinese language. For more info, check or email

Fall Classes at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre - Register Now! 
Register today for Theatre, Music and Dance classes at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre! Highlights of the Fall Catalogue include Creative Dramatics, Intro to Acting, Shaking Shakespeare, Acting for Film, Prince and Princess Ballet, plus private acting and vocal classes - and much more! To start the registration process, please visit: and click the CLASSES link.
Buddies4Math: Help 2nd-5th Graders with Math, Earn Community Svc Hours
Most Fridays from 4:05-5:55pm, 1st semester tutoring through Dec. 4 at Castro Elementary, 505 Escuela Ave., Mountain View
Buddies4Math is a great opportunity to help elementary school students who struggle with math while earning community service hours and working with friends. The program has had incredible quantifiable (STAR test) results, due in part to the work of Paly student volunteers. Volunteering for all sessions throughout the year is roughly equivalent to half the requirements for the President's Volunteer Service Award. Buddies4Math seeks Paly students interesting in tutoring and also those willing to take on leadership positions in the program under the mentorship of current student leaders. Contact or visit for additional information.

Are you having your child (6m-13yo) vaccinated against the flu this fall?
Stanford University would appreciate your help in furthering seasonal flu research by volunteering your child for a study. Your participation will help scientists better understand the immune system by studying the responses to the flu vaccine. Your child will receive the same current FDA-licensed seasonal flu vaccine otherwise given by their pediatricians at no cost + $30 for every visit completed. A small blood sample or nasal swab may be collected.
For further information, contact:  (650) 498-7284 or

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Celebrates Artists at Work 
Artists at Work on view through January 18, 2016
The Cantor Arts Center presents a major new exhibition, Artists at Work, which examines how artists become inspired, how artists make objects and how place impacts artists' work. Includes works by …douard Manet, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Hart Benton, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and other renowned American and European artists. Also included are loaned works by contemporary artists Trevor Paglen, Garth Weiser, Hope Gangloff and Rachel Owens, among others. The Cantor Arts Center is open six days a week, Wed-Mon, 11 AM -5 PM, Thurs until 8 PM. Admission is free. The Cantor is located on the Stanford campus. Information: 650-723-4177,

Stanford Sleep Study
We are currently conducting a study to help teens (14-18) go to bed earlier and wake up earlier.  The treatment involves use of a light device that is placed by the child's bedside and flashes periodically throughout the night. Teens also meet for four sessions with a licensed psychologist at Stanford University to learn about sleep and strategies to improve sleep. The paid study requires completing a sleep diary daily for five weeks. Please contact the Zeitzer Laboratory at teensleep@stanford.eduor (650) 725-7767.
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