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The Palo Alto Council of PTAs (PTAC), in collaboration with the School PTAs hosted two town halls to address the specific needs for the elementary schools and the secondary schools. Superintendent Dr. Don Austin was our guest speaker along with our district principals and members of his Cabinet Leadership. Both town halls are now available for viewing:

Elementary School Town Hall:
Secondary School Town Hall:

NOTICIAS Y ACTUALIZACIONES DEL PTAC El Consejo de PTA de Palo Alto (PTAC), en colaboración con las PTAs de la escuela, llevó a cabo 2 reuniones(Town Hall) para abordar las necesidades específicas de las escuelas primarias y secundarias(Middle School y High School). El superintendente Dr. Don Austin fue nuestro orador invitado junto con nuestros directores de distrito y miembros líderes de su gabinete. Ambas grabaciones de las reuniones están disponibles para verse en :

Escuelas Primarias:
Escuelas Secundarias(Middle School y High School) :

PTAC 新闻与快讯:Palo Alto家长教师协会理事会(PTAC)与各学校家长教师协会合作举办了两个社区会议,以解决各小学、中学的具体需求。学区总监Don Austin博士受邀主讲。他的内阁成员以及各校校长也应邀出席。两个社区会议的链接如下:

Elementary School Town Hall:
Secondary School Town Hall:

Meet the 2019 – 2020 PTA Board

Welcome back, Barron Park! I hope you have had a wonderful summer break.

This year Elizabeth Gardner will be serving as the PTA President, supported by many amazing people in our Barron Park Elementary community. Check out the PTA Board to find the list of roles and volunteers. If you’re interested in playing a bigger part in our school, learn more about getting involved or simply send an email to

Need to know who edits the eNews letter or coordinates after-school activities? Or, perhaps you’ve spotted a mistake on the website. Find out who to contact on the PTA Board page.

Kinder & New Family Summer Playdates

Come join us for a Kinder & New Family Summer Play Date where you can meet new families, share experiences and have the children meet each other in a non-school setting before school starts in August.

We will provide some snacks and drinks, and feel free to bring games and toys for the kids to play!

Saturday July 27, 2-4pm at Bol Park Playground
Sunday August 11, 2-4pm at Barron Park Elementary School Playground

Parenting in a Digital World

Thu Oct 11, 6:30 – 7:30PM, 25 Churchill Ave., SDC Room

Dr. Forsell will address the use of digital devices and screentime in the home.  She will share ways to use media thoughtfully and how to set technology boundaries with your children.  There will also be time to discuss whether your child is ready for a smart phone.

  • Free Childcare of potty-trained children.
  • Interpretation in Mandarin and Spanish
  • Light snacks provided

Welcome Barron Park families!

On behalf of the Barron Park PTA, we are so pleased to welcome everyone back to our awesome, inclusive school.

What is PTA? Connecting families and schools for more than 115 years, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the nation’s largest volunteer child advocacy association.  PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Find out more at

What does the PTA do at Barron Park? The PTA is an essential partner in serving all of our students and parents.  We provide financial support in the form of classroom supplies, scholarships, teacher grants, and programs.  We also sponsor and organize community events.  This financial and organizational support is vital to the mission and vibrant culture of Barron Park Elementary School.

How can I get connected?

  • Activate your Konstella account and download the app.  Check your email for an invite to join this site through which you can communicate with your child’s class and the PTA, sign-up to help, make donations, and more.
  • Stay up to date with our E-News sent every Friday morning.
  • Check your child’s backpack for fliers sent home in their Friday folder.
  • Attend a PTA meeting. In addition to our two general membership meetings, anyone is welcome at our monthly executive board meetings.  Check the calendar at for dates.

How can you get involved?

  • Attend school events, meet other families, and become part of the community. Add events to your calendar by syncing with our Google Calendar ( or by using the Konstella app.
  • Join the PTA and make a contribution to our Fall Fundraising Drive. (Information enclosed in this packet and online at
  • Volunteer roles are still available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Go to our Konstella site to learn more and sign-up.
  • Mark your calendar for our annual dinner and auction on Saturday, March 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Looking forward to an amazing year!!


Nakia @
Barron Park PTA President

Ana @
Barron Park PTA Vice President