Paly Link

A PTSA publication

Sunday, November 15, 2015
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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.
Nov. 16
Paly Site Council Meeting, MAC Boardroom New
Nov. 16
Senior Parent Network Mtg,7pm, 741 San Pablo Dr. Mt. View (PTSA)
Nov. 16
Celebrating the Acquisition of the Jeannie Barrage Archive (Paly)
Nov. 19
Paly Library Fundraiser, 3-6pm, Books Inc (T&C) (Paly) New
FridayNov. 20
Turkey Feast, Lunchtime (PTSA) Volunteers & Donations Needed!!
Dec. 2
"The Well-Balanced Student" w/ Dr. Denise Pope, 7pm, MAC (PTSA

PiE Double Your Donation Campaign
Last Chance to Double Your Donation is Here!
From Nov 16th to Nov 20th, donations to PiE will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $200,000.
PiE funds over 250 caring adults at all PAUSD schools - including elementary, middle and high schools.  From classroom aides, to elective class teachers, to caring counselors and mentors, PiE funded staff make a difference for our kids everyday.
Please donate today, we need your support!
Principal's Message 
Dear Parents, 
Wednesday's mid-week break was a welcome relief for students and staff alike. I hope your children were able to sleep a little more, rest a little more and enjoy some down time. I know our staff appreciated the four day work week and are feeling recharged as we head into the final stretch of the semester. 
Last Thursday, I attended our successful Sources of Strength community event in which Paly and Gunn students bravely shared personal stories which provided hope, help and strength for our entire community. I found myself invigorated and impressed by the joint collaboration between both high schools as we work together to promote a culture of well-being and resilience. Next week, I'm told the 60 plus Paly Sources of Strength peer leaders will begin their messaging campaigns by publicly naming and thanking trusted adults and showing gratitude in a variety of ways. I'm sure their uplifting messages will be welcomed by all.  
Looking ahead, I'd like to invite you to participate in our annual Turkey Feast on Friday, November 20th from 11:45 - 1:00 pm. This is one of our favorite traditions at Paly. There is nothing more heartwarming than serving a complete Thanksgiving meal to 2,000 hungry adolescents during the extended lunch period. We would love to have you stop by and join us. I promise it will do your heart good!
Finally, we will be sending additional emails/information about the cover story to be published soon in The Atlantic Monthly concerning the recent suicide cluster. Please know we're working closely with our partners to craft a response, provide additional information and thoughtful messaging concerning our community-wide efforts on this subject. I've come to appreciate that we are a community that cares deeply about our youth, and have come together to address this complex public health issue. The care and support of our youth is a shared responsibility that involves collaboration between students, schools, families, mental health professionals, faith and community based organizations. We love our Paly students, and I'm so thankful for everyone's support. We're all in this together!
With gratitude,
Kim Diorio
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The Paly Student Directory is back online!!!
The Paly Student Directory has been offline for over a week due to problems with the ISP.  During this period, Tangleworks, the Paly directory service provider, migrated the entire directory to a more reliable internet service provider.  The Directory is back online as of Sunday morning and in full operation.  We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the outage.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact:
You can access the directory at:

Senior Parent Network Meeting New
Mon, Nov 16, 7pm, 741 San Pablo Drive, Mt. View 
The Senior Parent Network will be meeting in the EVENING of Monday, 11/16, 7-8:30 pm, at 741 San Pablo Drive, Mt View. An open agenda, but the college app/Dec/finals/etc crunch will likely be a major focus

Latte Cart Coordinator and Volunteers Needed
Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Mar. 16, Apr. 20
The position for Latte Cart Coordinator is currently open and we need a coordinator to continue this tradition. The dates have been reserved and the previous coordinator will help transition the new volunteer. Please contact Linda Van Gelder (, PTSA President, for more information.
The PTSA provides for a Latte Cart vendor to come to Paly each month for faculty and staff. On four more of the Latte Cart days, parents provide treats to go with the coffee. This year's remaining dates are: Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Mar. 16, and Apr. 20 (all Wednesdays). At these 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 Beth Martin ( to be added to the volunteer list. Your help and support for this tradition is greatly appreciated!

Turkey Feast - Volunteers & Donations Desperately Needed! Updated 
Friday, November 20
, morning food drop-off; event during lunchtime
We're less than a week away and still need 30+ more turkeys and 30+ more pies for this annual student & staff favorite extended lunchtime event which benefits the Ecumenical Hunger Program. A few more volunteer spots available hereCash donations also welcome, if you're unable to cook! Please contact Melissa Anderson,

Challenge Success: "The Well-Balanced Student" Video Presentation with Dr. Denise Pope New
Wednesday, December 2, 7 pm - 9 pm - Paly Media Arts Center.
Today's high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with healthy child development. When we are too focused on test scores, performance, and grades, we may deny kids the time and energy they need to effectively tackle the demanding work of growing up. This workshop examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. 
In this video presentation, you will learn:
  • How students today are coping- or not- with the academic pressure they face 
  • Ways you can reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school
  • Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, and well-being for your child
After the video presentation, breakout groups will be led by Paly staff, students, parents and other members of the Paly Challenge Success team.
For more information about this PTSA-sponsored education event, please contact Lori Buecheler at or Dawn Billman at

FIRST Robotics Community Team 6036 Forming New
A new community team for the 2016 FIRST robotics competitio
n season is forming.  The team is open to all area high schoolers interested in coding, computer design, graphic design, robotics, electronics, marketing and finance. Students will work alongside adult mentors to design, build and promote their robotic creation. For more information visit 

Volunteer Opportunity to Support Paly Teachers and Staff
Show gratitude to our wonderful Paly teachers and staff by offering to chair either the Staff Holiday Lunch or the Staff Appreciation Week lunch.   It's a small way to say "thanks" to all those at Paly who help our kids learn and thrive.    If interested, please contact Cindy Roberts

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
The Paly Meals on Wheels program needs more volunteers to bring emergency meals to Paly families in crisis. If you're interested in being on the Meals on Wheels' list of volunteers, please email Liz Lee, Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator at Please include your day and evening phone number(s).
Are you a family in crisis and in need of help with some dinners delivered to your door? Send an email and we'll try to help. Please include any dietary restrictions. Questions? Call me at 650 843-0413.
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 Performing Arts Center Boosters  
The new Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.  This new facility is a state-of-the-art 25,100 square foot theatre that will accommodate the three performing arts groups at Paly, and the 450 students per year that participate in them: drama, vocal music and instrumental music. It will also host assemblies, parent's meetings, and presentations.
The Paly Performing Arts Center Boosters group has been formed to raise funds for items that the staff has determined are necessary for the facility, but that fall outside of the scope of the bond funds, such as a grand piano, new risers for choir, new music stands and chairs, and additional wireless mics. 
You can contribute to this effort by purchasing a seat with your name on it!  Please go to for more information and you can make your donation there.

Paly Library Fundraiser at Books Inc. Town & Country New

Thursday, November 19, 3-6 pm

20% of all proceeds go to the Paly Library to help build our book collection. Please join us at Books Inc in Town & Country for cookies and books between 3 and 6 pm. All purchases, including paid-in-full orders will count towards our fundraiser. This is a great opportunity for gift shopping!

Students can select books for the library by placing them in our collection box. We will dedicate books to you on the spot! We hope to see you there! 


The Paly Sports Boosters Holiday Tree Fundraiser
Pre-Order Your Tree Today! (Now - through December 1st)
Get a head start on your Holiday preparations and support the Paly Sports Boosters at the same time!  We're doing things a little differently this year, and doing pre-ordering of Christmas Trees.  In order to participate, simply complete the tree pre-order form and drop it off in the office with your payment by November 1st or buy your tree online at:

Then, during our Tree Distribution Weekend, (December 4th-6th) you and your family will come to our tree lot to pick-out your tree.  Yes, you still get to pick out your tree.  These beautiful Noble and Douglas Fir trees will come directly from Oregon and arrive within 72 hours of being cut. Distribution Weekend will include Holiday Festivities, Holiday gift vendors, entertainment, food, and of course your chance to pick up Paly Gear for all your Holiday needs.
All tree, garland and wreath sales are 50% Tax Deductible and Allproceeds benefit all of Paly's sports programs.  THANK YOU for supporting the Paly Sports Boosters.

Celebrating the Acquisition of the Jeannie Barroga Archive  
Mon, Nov. 16, 7pm, Paly Haymarket Theatre 
The Stanford University Green Library Special Collections In Cooperation with TheatreWorks, Stanford University Asian American Theatre Project (AATP) and the Palo Alto High School Theatre Department Present Readings of Ms. Barroga's plays.
The Palo Alto Area is special to award-winning Filipino-American playwright Jeannie Barroga, who was formerly the Literary Manager of TheatreWorks (1985-2002).  TheatreWorks produced Ms. Barroga's Talk-Story and Sistersoul (directed by PAHS Drama professor Kathleen Woods).  The Palo Alto reading is an opportunity for budding theatre students to witness and aid development of an ongoing play-in-progress. 
For more information contact Kathleen Woods,

Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser! 
Fri, Nov. 20 (order deadline), Fri. Dec. 11 (pie delivery)
Enjoy delicious holiday pies while supporting your Cheer and Dance teams!  Apple, Berry, and Pumpkin Pies are available.  They are flash-frozen from Gidzich Farms in Watsonville and are simply scrumptious!  Thank you for supporting our Paly Cheer/Dance teams, and helping them get to Nationals!  Get all the details at:

Paly Sports Boosters Olive Oil Fundraiser
Through Dec. 18
The Paly Sports Booster's are pleased to announce that as part of our fundraising efforts this fall, we are pleased to bring you Cloud 9 Orchard products.  Cloud 9 Orchard owner, May Chevallier and her family have been growing and producing their award winning premium olive oil on their farm in Monterey County since 2008. For a limited time only, she is offering her outstanding oil to the Paly community and will donate a percentage of her sales to help raise some money for the Paly Sports Boosters. 
This is your opportunity to order some award winning olive oils for yourself, or for your friends and family not to mention, they make great corporate gifts!  We'll have two pick up dates, one will be prior to Thanksgiving (details to be announced) and the other date will be the weekend of our Holiday Tree Distribution, December 4th-6th.  To order your olive oil, please contact May Chevallier at or pick up an order form in the Paly Office.

Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School 
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, 

Shop Paly Glass for Holiday Gifts @ the Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale
Fri, Dec. 4, 3-6 pm and Sat, Dec. 5, 11am-4pm INSIDE the Tower Building
Exquisite Paly-designed reindeer, hand blown ornaments, candy canes, acorns, apples, Palo Alto trees, pears, penguins, pomegranates, pumpkins and more for sale. PALY GLASS is a triple win - it makes impressive gifts, your proceeds benefit Paly's Sculpture classes and there's easy parking. The glass is hand made by instructors, alums, and students.  Free demonstrations, hot apple cider and cookies too. Like us on Facebook or check out our website.  Contact: or Nancy Kawakita.

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.

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.
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.

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.

There are no college visits scheduled for the next 2 weeks. The next scheduled visits are in January, 2016.

Boston College  1/11/16   11:15 AM

Butler University  1/2/16   3:00 PM   San Francisco
Sonoma State University  1/16/16  Rohnert Park
National Portfolio Day  1/16/16   12:00 PM  San Francisco

Scholarships and contests/competitions expiring through November 24, 2015 
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 for more information about scholarship resources.
Boston University - Trustee Scholarship Program: Deadline 11/15 
Hendrix College - Hays Memorial Scholarship: Deadline 11/15                     
Seattle University -The Sullivan Leadership Award: Deadline 11/15
University of Kansas KU Scholarship: Deadline 11/15 
Diller Teen Tikkum Olam Awards
: Deadline 11/24 - NEW

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Get Involved! Students: Pursue Your Interests with Community Service 
While community service is not a graduation requirement in PAUSD, roughly one-third of students do complete 100 hours or more while in high school as a way to pursue their interests and passions, and share talents and skills. Discover the hundreds of ways you can Get Involved by perusing the stories found in these resources: videos, essays, photos, and more! 
Be Safe. Be Seen. Bike lights are required by law for riding after dusk  New
With shorter days, students are commuting at dusk or in the dark.  Bicycle lights and reflectors are required by law at this time of day. Visibility begins to decline at dusk before the sun is completely down, so bicyclists are required to turn on their lights when light begins to fade.  A handlebar headlight makes a bicycle visible to others and illuminates the road so the rider can see. Tail lights and reflectors should be mounted on something stable where they won't be obscured by bags, panniers or other gear on the bike. Lights are vastly superior to reflectors, so a red light on the rear is recommended for maximum visibility.
Outfitting student bikes for a safe (and legal) ride is a smart investment. For safe school commute information, visit

Family Holiday Volunteering  New
If you're looking for a way to get your family into the holiday spirit by helping others, check out, a non-profit web site created by a mom of two PAUSD students to help parents find volunteering opportunities during the holiday season with their children in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a variety of local opportunities for families, such as prepping/serving food for Thanksgiving, working a shift at a food bank or holiday warehouse, or assembling a shoebox of small gifts for women in shelters. Happy volunteering!

Soccer tryouts : Stanford United 00 Black, U15 Boys GOLD
Sunday November 15 JLS #2 11am-1pm
Sunday December 6 Cubberley Football field 2:30-4:30pm
We are looking for enthusiastic players born in 2000 and 2001 who love soccer, team spirit and competition. Our program is directed by Vava Marques, a US Professional (WPSL FC Gold Pride), US National Team, and college coach who brings 20+ years of coaching experience to our program. Vava is supported by a quality coaching staff. Our team Stanford United Fireballs has played Gold CCSL Divisions and the Norcal State Cup/gold level. For further team information please contact managers Shali ( or Anne (

The 2015-2016 Children's Theatre Ten Minute Playwriting Contest 
 Announcing the 2015 - 2016 Children's Theatre Ten Minute Playwriting Contest.  Students in grade 3 - 12 may submit original work. Submissions will be accepted October through December 18, 2015. Click for more information and to download an application.
 Special Happiness Program in Palo Alto | Discover Your Unlimited Power by Art of Living Foundation
Special Happiness Program taught by Annelies Richmond. Annelies is the Director of teacher training programs at the Art of Living and is incredible in enabling people to own their power.  Please visit to register for her Happiness Program, taught at Gunn High School Nov. 12-16 (weeknights 7-9:30pm, weekend 9:30am-3:30pm). 

Spanish Immersion Opportunity for High School Students in Oaxaca, Mexico (Summer 2016)  
Information meeting: Mon, Nov. 16, 7 pm, Room A-3, Cubberley Community Center
If living in a beautiful and historic city, improving your Spanish language skills, learning about another culture, and building new friendships is something you'd like to do, come to the family information meeting about Neighbors Abroad's student exchange. Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's sister city organization, has sponsored a summer student exchange with Oaxaca, Mexico, since 1965. Applicants should be high school students at least 15 years old by June of 2016 who are studying Spanish at any level.
Application packets will be available and your questions will be answered. For questions, contact Marion at or Lynne at (parent of a Gunn HS senior who participated in the exchange). 

Silicon Valley Boychoir Auditions   
Mon-Tues, Nov. 16-17
The Silicon Valley Boychoir (based in Palo Alto) is holding auditions for the January semester at the choir's rehearsal location near downtown Palo Alto. Beginning levels are open to boys second grade and older. High school and middle school boys with experience may audition for upper levels. SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-singing, and provides flexible scheduling for busy families. For an appointment e-mail or call 650-424-1242

Alternative Pathways Through High School (SELPA 1 CAC) 
Wed, Nov. 18, 7-9pm, Covington Elementary School MP Room, 205 Covington, Los Altos
High school students with unusual learning, social, or emotional needs often need "customized" high school programs in order to succeed.  Come and hear about some options in our community.  For more information, see
The Mask You Live In - Film Screening  
Wed, Nov. 18, 7-9pm, Parents Place, 200 Channing Av. Palo Alto 94301
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School and Parents Place invite you to attend a screening of The Mask You Live In, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.  This film explores boys' struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of modern masculinity, repressed emotions, and gender stereotypes. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media weigh in, presenting empirical evidence of what some are calling the "boy crisis" and offering tactics to combat it.  Following the screening there will be a community conversation with experts from Parent Place. This is the youth version of this film and it is appropriate for middle school age students and up. $10. Register here
Kiwanis Club Run/Walk to Support the Pediatric Trauma Program  New
Sat, Nov 21, 2 - 4 PM. Mitchell Park
The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto is hosting a Fun Run (walk) to benefit the Pediatric Trauma Program and to provide an opportunity for sponsored high school Key Clubs to learn event planning skills.  The Palo Alto High School Key Club will be the lead planning group while the Gunn High School Key Club will provide additional support. The Kiwanis Club will be providing the adult volunteers while the Key Clubs will be providing the student volunteers.   The event is open to all ages. Participants will register and pay at the event.  Participants will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for $5 each at any time prior to the raffle. Participants can also earn raffle tickets by completing a given number of laps.

Let's Talk. Monthly CAC Parent Support Group   New
Thurs, Dec 3, 7- 8:30pm, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield, Classroom A2
Meet and share ideas, resources and support with other PAUSD parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Sub-Committee of SELPA 1 CAC, a Palo Alto parent volunteer group for special education and inclusion. Free and no prior registration required. For more information,see:

Social Skills Treatment Study
Stanford Psychiatry
Does your son need help to improve his social skills? We are conducting a behavioral treatment study to help children with developmental disabilities learn eye contact and social skills. Participation involves: a 3-4 day visit to Stanford, cognitive testing, awake MRI scan, and intensive behavioral intervention. Inclusion criteria: male children age 8-15 years, diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability, and does not experience seizures. Families will receive a report of the cognitive testing and a $100 honorarium for their time. To determine your child's eligibility for the study, please complete a brief survey:
Contact: Rebecca Barnett, BCBA, 650-724-7395.
Help Improve The City's Free Shuttle Service
Many PAUSD secondary school students use the City of Palo Alto Free Shuttle to commute to school.  The city is considering improvements to the Shuttle service and they are seeking community input to guide their planning process. Here is the link to a one-minute survey:  Fill it out to help the city understand how they can serve students better. To learn more or to provide more input, contact the City of Palo Alto Transportation Department at or call 650-329-2442.
Adopt A Teacher Who Needs Your Support
Make a real difference for a teacher and his/her students by "adopting" a K-8 teacher in East Palo Alto or east Menlo Park for a school year.  Provide the teacher with encouraging notes and/or small gifts of appreciation, school supplies and support for two class parties. Financial commitment $500-600, time commitment very flexible. It's easy and fun to adopt a teacher with friends. Learn more or sign up at or by contacting Jennifer Wythes Vettel at
Directing Change
"Directing Change" is a film contest (final deadline for film submission is Mar 1, 2016) for California high school students to help reduce mental illness stigma & support suicide prevention.  Directing Change is part of Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement.  Each Mind Matters serves as the megaphone to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to stigma related to mental health and create a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve. For more information visit: For information on contest rules, various deadlines and FAQs please visit

Love Art and Art History?
Weekly meetings held every Friday, 9:30-11 am at Art Education, 25F Churchill AvenueVolunteer 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

The Legischool Project:  Essay and Editorial Cartoon Contests
This year's essay contest focuses on political participation among young people. What changes will increase participation among your peers? Winners receive round-trip travel to Sacramento to meet with state leaders and share their views. DEADLINE: November 18. The editorial cartoon contest gives students a chance to think critically and express themselves creatively. Cartoons must be centered on a policy topic that affects California. All high school students are invited to participate. Winners receive cash prizes and their cartoons will be featured on KQED's website. DEADLINE: December 4.  For more information:
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 Édouard 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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