Jordan PTA – SPECIAL MEETING – Community Forum Picking School Name – THIS TUESDAY @ 6:30 pm

All former, current, and future Jordan Parents, Students, and our Neighbors — please join us for a SPECIAL PTA Meeting on Renaming Jordan Middle School. We have the opportunity to voice to others and hear from another the thoughts on picking the name for our beloved middle school. This is your opportunity to speak and be heard ahead of the Board vote on March 27th.


Subject: Jordan PTA – Meeting To Discuss School Name Adoption
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: MPR or Available Location at Jordan Middle School


Six diverse candidates have been submitted for consideration: Ellen Fletcher, Frank Greene, Jr., William Hewlett, Edith Johnson, Fred Yamamoto, and Anna Zschokke. You can read more about these individuals in this report.


The PAUSD Renaming Committee will be here to answer questions. By way of background, please watch last week’s PAUSD Board youtube video link starting at time stamp 14:21.

Top name candidates were individually presented at March 13 Board Meeting along with a powerpoint presentation slide deck on the Renaming Committee’s process. We thank the Board and the Renaming Committee for the thorough and diligent work. It was a labor of love. Thank you!


Please note there is a concurrent LCAP meeting the same evening, so if you are unable to make the Jordan meeting, but wish to have your name preference and comments included, kindly email Jordan PTA president, Jade Chao, at

Join us on March 28th for the Fifth Annual Jordan Day of Service!

Jordan Day of Service is a fun way for students to explore different community service projects on (or very near) the Jordan campus. Groups of students will engage in service projects after school onMarch 28th then reflect on their impact on the community. 
We are looking for parents to help support this service opportunity! Parent volunteers are needed in the following roles: planning team, helping with student volunteer sign-ups, and driving/chaperoning to local non-profits on the Day of Service. Support will be needed from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. on March 28th. (times are approximate)

We are using — if you can volunteer to help out, click the link below. You can review the options and different service projects as you sign up. (You will not need to register an account.)
Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact one of the organizers below; we will sign you up manually. If you have any questions, please contact:
Magdalena Fittoria, Assistant Principal, Jordan or
Ashley Yee-Mazawa: 
We look forward to having you join us! 

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

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 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


  • 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