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 juanarun.org.

Persuasive Writing Persuaded the PTA

We wanted to share this nice note from Principal Tom Jacoubowsky. The PTA board enjoyed hearing from our 3rd grade students, and we were happy to respond to their very persuasive request. 🙂

Another highlight of my week came when Yasmin Shirole invited me to come into her third grade class as the students were working on Persuasive Writing. One of the pieces of work shared with me was about the need for more balls for the ballroom. After reading it and feeling persuaded myself, I told the students I would read their writing at the PTA meeting that was held this past Wednesday. As promised, I read the student’s work to the PTA. They were also very persuaded by the letter, so they approved a budget of $300 to add more balls for our students to enjoy. Fantastic work by the students and thank you to the PTA for your generous contribution!