It’s not too late for a yearbook!

Click to buy your yearbook now!

Although it’s past the deadline for the yearbook bulk order, you can still purchase your 2017-2018 Juana Briones yearbook online! Get started by clicking on this link:

(Please note that the yearbook will be shipped to your home, not to the school, and depending on the order date, may or may not arrive before the end of the school year.)

P.S. If you need help, please contact

Book Fair and Reading Challenge

The MP room will be transformed into a charming bookstore during our annual Briones Book Fair occurring April 16-20. If you’ve been eyeing a few books lately, move them out of your Amazon cart and buy them at the Briones Book Fair instead! A portion of the proceeds directly benefits Juana Briones Elementary School.

Students will have time with their classroom to make their very own wish list. In addition to student wish lists, all of our teachers will have wish lists for their classes that parents can donate to.

Book Fair Hours

  • Mon, April 16: 11:45am-12:45pm, 2:15-3:30pm
  • Tues, April 17: 8:00-9:00am (morning coffee), 11:45am-12:45pm, 2:15-3:30 PM
  • Wed, April 18: 8:00-9:00am, 11:45am-12:35pm, 1:25-2:30 PM
  • Thurs, April 19: 8:00-9:00am, 11:45am-12:45pm, 2:15-3:30 PM
  • Fri, April 20: 8:00-9:00am, 11:45am-12:45pm, 2:15-3:30 PM

In conjunction with the book fair, we’re also doing a “Reading Challenge” where we encourage all parents to read with their children 30 minutes each night the week of April 16-20. By sitting with your child and reading one of your favorite books while they’re reading one of theirs, you can model terrific reading habits and help develop your child into a strong reader.

Purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook!

Click to buy your yearbook now!

This year, Juana Briones Elementary is providing a TreeRing yearbook! Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks: Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos.
  • Green Yearbooks: TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and prints on recycled paper.
  • Beautiful Yearbooks: All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.


A few important facts:

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $27.89.
  • You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 1.
  • Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Get started by clicking on this link:

P.S. If you need help, please contact

Briones Math Night

Back by popular demand, Briones be hosting Math Night on February 27 at 6:00 PM in the MP room.

Join us for a festive evening of math games that are sure to inspire even the most math-reluctant. This is a hands-on, self-paced exploration into the fun of mathematics, with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Play challenging games and puzzles related to logic, strategy, patterns, spatial skills, number sense, geometry, topology, pre-algebra, and more. In other words, there’s something for everyone.

Be prepared to sharpen your problem-solving skills!

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!