The Greendell Gosling Flyer, 6th Ed

September 9, 2020

Dear Greendell Families,

I hope you had a relaxing long weekend and managed to stay cool during the heat wave. It is hard to believe that fall is almost here - it felt very much like summer in Palo Alto this weekend. We have had way too many days with high heat and poor air quality.


We did get some good news this week regarding Coronavirus cases: Santa Clara County was downgraded from purple (widespread) to red (substantial) in the four tiered reopening system. According to the color-coded system, schools in the county would be able to reopen after at least two weeks out of the purple tier. If Santa Clara County remains in the red tier or moves to a lower tier, the reopening of schools could be possible in October. And while we cannot predict what the conditions will be like over the next month, it is looking more hopeful.


Our learners at Greendell are adapting to distance learning with support from their families. And still we look forward to the time when we can be at Greendell together. Learning through play, hands-on experiences, and interactions with teachers and peers is hard to replicate in an online environment. We cannot wait to be back at school!


Thanks so much,

Principal Shannon

Materials Distribution - This Friday, September 11th

We are holding a classroom materials distribution this Friday, September 11th. Your teachers will send you additional information on the details of the materials pickup.


  • Preschool Learning Centers (Teachers French, Jenny, & Stephanie) will pick up between 11:00am-12:00pm at the traffic circle.

  • Young Fives (Teachers Kathleen, Lissa & Lacey) will park and pick up their materials in the breezeway past the MP room, near the office, between 12:00pm-2:00pm. Fiona will send additional details to Young Fives families, including a map.

Welcome Back to our PreSchool Family Teachers and Families!

Families enrolled in our PreSchool Family program at Greendell will begin their online classes this Monday, September 14th. PreSchool Family is a parent education, parent participation program where the adults are the students. Families learn more about themselves as parents, children are engaged in fun activities and everyone becomes part of our wonderful school community. PreSchool Family was established almost 75 years ago and we feel so fortunate that distance learning will allow us to celebrate our 75th anniversary next year!

Our Greendell Goslings Looking at the Unusual but Colorful Skies