Remembering Maria Eichler

Dear Briones Families,

Thank you so much for all the support and care you have given the Juana Briones community after the sad news of the passing of our long-time secretary, Maria Eichler.

Maria was such an important part of the Briones family for 30 years and she is greatly missed. The family has setup a scholarship fund in her memory through the PTA.

For more information, please see this page about the Maria Eichler Scholarship.

Thank you again for all of your thoughts and support.


Tom Jacoubowsky
Juana Briones Principal

Tasting Week at Juana Briones

November 6-10 was Tasting Week at Juana Briones. Our students took part in the “Exploring Your Five Senses” program, an interactive experience that exposes children to the exciting world of foods. It is intended to education and encourage children to enjoy a wide variety of foods with the goal of improving lifelong health.

Nutrition specialists and chefs from some of the area’s best-known restaurants and led workshops to explore questions like: Do you know what makes food taste good? Did you know that our taste buds can sense five tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami? Did you know that salt tastes different, depending on where it’s from?

Learn more about Tasting Week here!

Great Gatherings is Online

Didn’t make it to the Harvest Festival? Forgot to check out and you’re holding stickers in your hand right now? That’s ok, because Great Gatherings is now ONLINE! Sign up, and pay using our new checkout system link below. No more hunting down the sign-up roster, dropping off a check at the office, reaching out to the host. It’s as easy as click, click, click, so sign up QUICK before the remaining spaces are gone!
Shop Great Gatherings here!

Buy Harvest Dollars and Wristbands online through Oct 18th!

Harvest Festival is coming on Saturday, Oct 21st!

The Harvest Festival team has extended the deadline for purchasing wristbands and Harvest Dollars at the JB PTA store until Oct 18th. Wristbands will be $10 at the door but are discounted to $8 online. Take advantage of the extended deadline and ORDER NOW!

When: October 21st from 2:30 to 5:30pm.
Where: Juana Briones Elementary School

See you at the Harvest Festival!

PiE Rally Days – Challenge Grant

Did you know that Palo Alto PiE (Partners in Education) pays for the Briones art teachers, science teacher, and all classroom aides?

Every gift to PiE counts, and helps to make our school programs possible. The deadline for the Challenge Grant has been extended – gifts and pledges made by October 23rd will be matched by a $235,000 Rally Days Challenge Grant. This is the final Challenge Grant for the year!

Please donate or make a pledge today at: