Ice Skating & Bake Sale at Winter Lodge [canceled]

UPDATE: Event canceled due to COVID-19

March 21, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Winter Lodge, Middlefield Road
Early Bird Pricing by Mar 16th:
$22/person, Winter Lodge’s fee for skate rental and 2 hours skating.
$3/person, spectator, includes ticket for slice of pizza and hot cocoa
Purchase Ice Skating Tickets HERE!

**Volunteers are critical for this event to be a success. Please consider in helping in making this event a success by volunteering the night of or bringing baked goods for the bake sale!
Winter Lodge Volunteers and Bake Sale Sign Up

Math Night, PTA Meeting, and Date Night

First, join us on Tuesday, February 25 for dinner and child care sponsored by the PTA!

We’ll hold a quick (but important!) PTA Meeting @ 5:15pm. Please join us to make sure your voice is heard in budget decisions for next year.

Then, head on over to the MP room for Family Math Night. This free event is accessible for all ages, with math-based games and activities the whole family can enjoy.

Then, make it a date night on Friday, February 28! Drop your kids off in the MP Room in their pajamas for pizza, popcorn, refreshments, and the movie Abominable with their friends! It’s three hours of free time for you and a Pajama Movie Party for them! It’s a win/win. 4th Grade PTA Parents will be supervising.
Friday, February 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$40.00 per child
Purchase tickets here:  Tickets to Parent Night Out!

Dine out at Tacolicious – Mondays All Month

Our school’s favorite taco place at 632 Emerson Street – Tacolicious – will donate 15% of Monday’s proceeds all month to our PTA and one other elementary school in Palo Alto.

Just dine in or order “Pick-Up” directly and our school will benefit. Spread the word and tell your friends! Tacolicious is a great local organization to support as they’ve given over $1 Million to public schools as part of their School Project. If you have any large catering orders that you can place on Mondays, those count too! Contact our PTA for more details on how to include large orders in the program.

Teacher Grants and Fundraising

We have some exciting news to share about our PTA fundraising and teacher support grants!


With your support, this September and January the PTA is able to award $2,000 in Teacher Grants.  In September, the $2,000 was awarded to:

1.Hilary Mark, Nancy Felch, Julie Griffin
 (Reading Specialists): for Hi/Low reading materials for students in Grades 3-5 who are reading below benchmark;
2. Julie Griffin (Librarian): 2 author events and one book per classroom;
3. Hillary Mark (Reading Specialist):  “Lending Library” of shared resources for teachers and aides (word study, phonics, reading); and
4.  Julia Hughes:  partial funding for Blue Bots with a recharging station and activity mats.

Julie, Hillary, Julia , and Nancy were extremely grateful for these Teacher Grants.  Also, PTA Co-Presidents Gaya and Ginnie would like to pass on a thank-you to all of the PTA volunteers and donors who have made those grants possible. 

(Note: If you would like to be part of the Teacher Grant review committee in January: reviewing the grant applications and making a recommendation to the PTA Executive Board, please let Ginnie know.)


Not only do the Great Gatherings build our community, they also raised $17,000 for PTA!  Thank you for your support.  Plus, some events still have spaces available.  Sign up HERE! (Click on ‘Adults Only,’ ‘Children,’ or ‘Families’ to see the list of events in each category.)

Restaurant Night at State of Mind

Bobcat Restaurant Night! 
101 Plaza N, Los Altos 

11:30 AM – 10:00 PM 
Either Dine In or *Take Out!
*Does not apply to GrubHub orders 

Present this flyer
or identify yourself as a supporter of Juana Briones PTA and 15% of your purchases will be donated to Juana Briones Elementary School PTA!

Small Bobcat Fact:

The owners of State of Mind Pizzeria are Bobcat Alumni!
Support Local!