Sign up for Juana Run

Mark your calendar for the annual Juana Run that will take place at Juana Briones on Saturday, February 24. The day will be full of running races for all ages, including the kindergarten race down Orme Ave. See details in the link below:

2018 Juana Run

This year we are excited that 3-time Olympian and D.M.R. world-record holder Shannon Rowbury will be racing with us! A San Francisco native, she represented the U.S. at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 summer Olympics, ran the 1600m on the distance marathon relay team that holds the current world record, and holds the American record for the 1500m. She will certainly take the competitiveness of the Juana Run to the next level!

The Juana Run is a day of fun for the whole family featuring 8K, 5K, and one mile races, and an array of races for the kids. All proceeds from the race are donated to local schools and athletic organizations including the Gunn High School Sports Boosters, the Juana Briones PTA, and the West Valley Track Club.

Pre-registration will include a T-shirt for all runners! The race will still tour the lovely Barron Park neighborhood in Palo Alto, and all runners can enjoy fresh hot pancakes after the race. Gift cards for winners are generously being provided by A Runner’s Mind, Fleet Feet, and Sports Basement!

A running goal can be the best way to motivate your new year’s running. With a month left to train, the Juana Run is a great goal. Support your community, improve your fitness, and start 2018 off right!

So, register online today!

Upcoming Events: Pizza Studio & Junior Museum

Restaurant Night at Pizza Studio
Tuesday, February 6
11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Our next Briones Restaurant Night will be next Tuesday, February 6 at Pizza Studio, located at 565 San Antonio Road in Mountain View. Print and bring in the fundraiser flyer, and Pizza Studio will donate 20% of all food orders placed by Briones friends and families on that night.

Pizza Studio Fundraiser Flyer

Palo Alto Junior Museum Zoo Night
Wednesday, February 7
5:30-7:30 PM

The annual Palo Alto Junior Museum Zoo Family Science Night is coming up on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Palo Alto Junior Museum Zoo, located at 1451 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

This free event is designed to give families a chance to enjoy and get to know some of the activities the Junior Museum does as part of their school science program.

Palo Alto Junior Museum Zoo Night Flyer (English)
Palo Alto Junior Museum Zoo Night Flyer (Spanish)

Palo Alto Children’s Theater Outreach Program

Our upper-grade students recently wrapped their performance of Treasure Island, which was enjoyed by the entire student body and our families. The PTA received this note of thanks from the Briones principal for funding this program.

A big “Thank You” to our PTA for sponsoring the Palo Alto Children’s Theater Outreach program that allowed many of our students to perform in the recent production of Treasure Island.

The show was outstanding and our faculty and students had the opportunity to see their amazing work earlier today.

Thank you, PTA, for your support.

PTA General Meeting and Movie Night

Plan on coming to Briones on Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM, as we’ll have a general PTA meeting and movie night!

We are very fortunate to have guest speaker, Dr. Fred Luskin, with us for a joint presentation with Principal, Tom Jacoubowsky, on the importance on students developing and having a life balance.

The presentation will be occurring in the library while the movie will be playing in Room 23.

Dr. Luskin had both his children graduate from Palo Alto schools and knows first-hand what our students are going through in our community. He has spoken many times in PAUSD and I’m certain you’ll find his presentation meaningful, worthwhile and you will take home practical tips for your own family.

Juana Run?

For 20 years the Juana Run races have been held annually in the Barron Park neighborhood. All race proceeds benefit Barron Park PTA, Juana Briones PTA, Terman Middle School PTA, West Valley Track Club, and Gunn High School Sports Boosters.

2018 REGISTRATION is now open! The 2018 Juana Run will take place on Feb. 24th, 2018. Visit the Juana Run website for more information and registration at