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Family Leadership Summit 2020 has ended
PAUSD 2nd Annual Family Leadership Summit
February 22nd from 8:30-2 at Gunn High School

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for a session is not required, however, space is limited as sessions will be in general classrooms with seating for 25-30 participants. Feel free to move around on the day-of if rooms are full. Sessions are EACH 45 minutes, so one session per block. Please sign-up for one session per block with four total session blocks.

You will notice at the end of the title of the Session the organization the information comes from, in relation to the speakers. We hope this helps frame the session content.

TRANSLATION SERVICES: Translation will be made available in specific rooms. Any presentations in those rooms will offer Spanish and Mandarin as languages translated. We do apologize if your language is not supported, and we ask that you please let us know about this so we can do better in the future. The rooms are:
K Building Rooms - 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
P Building Rooms - 115, 116, 231

If you have questions, please email Miguel Fittoria at mifittoria@pausd.org

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Engaging With PAUSD [clear filter]
Saturday, February 22
 

10:00am PST

Keeping your child connected to school (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity seats available

Identifying factors and obstacles that keep your child from staying connected to school. Discussing parenting tips to help increase their attendance and engagement at school. Understanding district attendance interventions and processes including SARB, District Attorney Mediation and Family Truancy Court.

Speakers
MF

Marisol Fernandez

District Social Worker, PAUSD


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
G-6

10:00am PST

Navigating PAUSD: Parents as Partners for a Successful Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

At each level, elementary, middle and high school, parents and students engage with their teachers and sites in differently to get the most out of their school experience.  This session will highlight specific areas of concerns for families at different points of the K-12 experience and share strategies for addressing concerns and keeping your child on track.

Speakers
MH

Michelle Higgins

PAUSD Parent
avatar for Sara Woodham

Sara Woodham

PAUSD Parent
Sara is a parent of 3 children, in 4th, 10th and 12th grades, representing 5 PAUSD schools.  Sara has been an active PTA member and served on school site council at Duveneck Elementary.  Sara has led and participated on several committees, including parcel tax campaign, and is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
G-7

10:00am PST

Sustainable PAUSD: Program Overview and Master Planning Session (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity seats available

The best approach to sustainability is the whole-school approach, where sustainability is woven into every aspect of the student experience.  The PAUSD sustainability program strives to bring together three interdependent principles: organizational culture, physical place, and educational program.  In this session, participants will learn about the different sustainability initiatives in PAUSD in each of these three areas.  Additionally, participants will have a chance to share ideas in a dynamic brainstorming discussion for the development of PAUSD's forthcoming Sustainability Master Plan.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Navarro

Rebecca Navarro

PAUSD Sustainability Program Manager
Rebecca Navarro's work encompasses the development and oversight of district wide initiatives on a variety of sustainability topics, including energy and water conservation, zero waste, green transit, school green teams, safe chemical use, and environmentally friendly purchasing... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
K-1

11:00am PST

Navigating PAUSD: Parents as Partners for a Successful Learning Environment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

At each level, elementary, middle and high school, parents and students engage with their teachers and sites in differently to get the most out of their school experience.  This session will highlight specific areas of concerns for families at different points of the K-12 experience and share strategies for addressing concerns and keeping your child on track.

Speakers
MH

Michelle Higgins

PAUSD Parent
avatar for Sara Woodham

Sara Woodham

PAUSD Parent
Sara is a parent of 3 children, in 4th, 10th and 12th grades, representing 5 PAUSD schools.  Sara has been an active PTA member and served on school site council at Duveneck Elementary.  Sara has led and participated on several committees, including parcel tax campaign, and is currently... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
G-7

11:00am PST

The Pacific Islander Forum: Discussion on Culture and PAUSD (PAUSD Parents)
Limited Capacity seats available

A forum and discussion for Pacific Islander families in PAUSD. We ask that only families who identify as Pacific Islanders sign up for this course as a way to have cultural conversations. 

Speakers
MT

Melenaite Tupou

Student and Family Engagement Specialist


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
P-209

11:00am PST

Which School Can My Child Go To? (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity seats available

Everything you need to know about getting in, and staying in, a PAUSD school.

Speakers
BB

Barbara Best

Registration Services Supervisor


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
K-10

12:15pm PST

Learn About Our Teachers Union (PAEA)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Palo Alto Educators Association represents almost all teachers, counselors and other professional educators in the district. Please come to our presentation if you are interested in the purpose of PAEA and how we view education. 

Speakers
TB

Teri Baldwin

President, PAEA
MI

Marc Igler

Vice-President, PAEA
Teacher for 20 years, PAEA exec board for 7 years
DC

David Cohen

Executive Board Member, PAEA


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
K-2

12:15pm PST

Methods for managing challenging behaviors in children and adolescence (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about two parent-training programs designed specifically for parents raising children who exhibit difficult and challenging behaviors. Using a behavioral model, Parent Project addresses the critical issues parents face today and offers concrete, step-by-step interventions. Participants in this mini-workshop will learn and use the model on one of their parenting challenges.

Speakers
MF

Marisol Fernandez

District Social Worker, PAUSD


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
P-115

12:15pm PST

The PAUSD Promise, the Board, and everything in between (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join PAUSDs Superintendent Dr.Don Austin and School Board members as they discuss the PAUSD Promise, the functioning of the School Board, how decision are made and their effect on families, and more. They will answer questions, frame what we do here in PAUSD, and give you a better insight into the future direction of this district and how that will impact all of our families. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Don Austin

Dr. Don Austin

Superintendent, PAUSD


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
P-233