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Nominate Great People for Awards (Due March 1)

Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards (HSA) to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children and youth in our community.  The individuals or organization nominated must make far-reaching, notable contributions.  The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level.

We also have a new award that debuted last year that honors exceptional PTA volunteers at the unit (school) level.   Each PTA may nomination one person.

If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please complete this form:   Nominations for HSA2018  Recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Reception on Thursday, April 26th, 2018.  Visit here past recipients https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/honorary-service-awards/.

Deadline for Nominations is March 1, 2018.

Picking the Dream Team

We will shortly be convening the Jordan PTA (2018-2019) Nominating Committee to form next year’s PTA Executive Board. Do you want to know what is happening at school in real time? Do you enjoy seeing students and making events happen at school to enrich their daily lives. Then, you should think about serving on the PTA. All positions are OPEN at this time. Monthly meetings, except December. Please contact Kristina Vetter at kvetter@me.com. If you are also great with people and 6th grade parent, we especially invite you to join the nominating committee. Serve with your friends, it is a great way to deepen your relationship with amazing folks! Kindly email Ann Balva at ann@balva.com.

2018-2019

  • PTA President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • VP Parent Education
  • Vice Chair Parent Ed
  • VP Staff Appreciation & Events
  • Vice Chair SA&E
  • VP Community Outreach
  • VP Ways & Means
  • Vice Chair W&M
  • VP Communications
  • Vice Chair Communications
  • Parent Network Coordinator
  • Parliamentarian
  • Historian
  • Auditor

Jordan PTA Needs Your Input

This is a PTA Bylaws Amendment year for Jordan PTA. We will be taking community input for any and all amendments needed to make our organization work even better for you. Please write to or email Jade Chao at jordanptapresident@gmail.com.

California School Dashboard

ALL PARENTS interested in learning more about Jordan Middle School can access the California School Dashboard. 

California School Dashboard

(Note: the Dashboard is available in various languages under the TRANSLATE tab.)

Please click to see how Jordan Middle School compares to other California schools in districts you may also be familiar. For more information please contact our School Principal, Ms. Valerie Royaltey-Quandt at Jordan Middle School.

Challenge Day Volunteers Needed

Challenge Days are coming on January 18 and February 27 and we need a few more parent volunteers to help make this event a success!  The shifts are from 7:40 am – 3:15 pm

Please email our Assistant Principal, Magdalena Fittoria, at mfittoria@pausd.org to volunteer.  


Please note that parents of students participating in Challenge Day CAN help on the day of the event – the facilitators will just make sure they are in a small group not with their own child.

Thank you!