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:

Save the date for Harvest Festival!

SAVE-THE-DATE! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Juana Briones PTA will host the annual Juana Briones Harvest Festival!

But first, a little history:

The Harvest Festival is the biggest school-wide, community event of the year! It is a carnival where families enjoy food, games, a climbing wall, a jumpy house, etc. During the Harvest Festival, you can sign up for Great Gathering events and also place bids on Silent Auction items and Passport Dinners. Learn more about Great Gatherings here.

Need Volunteers!

1.) To sign up for a volunteer spot helping to sell tickets, sell food, supervise games, etc, click or email Candice Wheeler at

2.) To sign your child up for the Talent Show, click here:

3.) To join the Flash Mob, email Kiran or Gayla at or Rehearsals start Sun, Sep 24, 5-6pm in the lawn and continue weekly at the same time until the dress rehearsal the Sunday before the event, Oct 15, from 5-6pm.

Check out the rehearsal video!

PTA General Meeting

This Wednesday, October 4th, we will have a general session PTA meeting in the library at 7:30 PM.

One of the topics that will be discussed on this evening will be a talk by Principal Tom Jacoubowsky about “Responsive Classroom” practices that the teachers at Briones incorporate in their classrooms. These practices help build community inside and outside the classrooms at Briones.

We hope you can come join us for this informative discussion!