Duveneck Connections

Home of the Dragons, September 17, 2021

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 22!

Every student will have their photograph taken by professional photographers from Dorian Studio. Parents can order photographs online before and up to four days after picture day. To order, visit their website https://www.dorianstudio.com/

The best way to order is online. If you need a paper order form, there are a few available in the school office. If you use a paper form, please send the completed form with your child on picture day.

Contact the Duveneck office if you have any questions, Beth Hedge, Secretary, (650) 322-5946.

Duveneck School Site Council Seeking Parents/Family Members to Join our Council

The Duveneck School Site Council (SSC) is seeking 3-4 parents/family members to join our council this year.

The SSC is a decision-making body that represents all stakeholders of the school community. The school principal, teachers, other school personnel and parents make up this group. Each member of the SSC shares their unique perspective and knowledge of the school’s needs, as they affect all students, during SSC meetings.

The SSC's primary purpose is to develop, monitor and revise the Single Plan for Student Achievement and the SSC allocates resources to support the plan. By working cooperatively, all elements of the school population ensure that each school site plan focuses resources upon improvement strategies, which guarantee that all students meet high standards.

Our meetings will take place on Monday afternoons, 3:00-4:00 PM, on the following dates:

September 27

October 25

November 29

January 31

February 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

If you are interested in joining this important and dynamic school leadership team, please fill out the Duveneck Site Council Parent Application Form.

Here is the link to the form: Duveneck Site Council Parent Application Form

Working Wonders Fall Food Drive

The Working Wonders Fall Food Drive will take place on September 20 - 24, 2021 at Duveneck School. This is a community service program to provide meals for the hungry in our community.

Most Needed:

  • Canned Meats (Tuna, franks, chicken, corned beef, sardines)
  • Hearty Soups (soups, stews, chili with meat)
  • Protein-rich Beans (black, kidney, white navy, garbanzo)

Also Needed:

  • Canned vegetables (especially corn & peas), canned fruit, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal packages, pasta, boxed rice meals, dry soups, jam, microwave popcorn, crackers, juices, tea, instant coffee, hot cocoa, powered milk.


  • Toiletries and baby items are no longer accepted at the Food Closet, but you can take them to the Opportunity Center on your own!


After we collect all the food items, where does it go?

Come help us sort it on Friday, September 24, 2:45-3:30 PM at the Palo Alto Food Closet, All Saints Episcopal Church, 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 23 for the food sorting event to Jenny Dixon at jenny.dixon05@gmail.com. Parents must accompany their children.

Thank you Duveneck Community for a wonderful birthday celebration!

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Duveneck Elementary School

At Duveneck, we work together as an inclusive community to inspire a passion for learning. We commit to the academic success of each student and to the emotional well-being of all our students, families and staff.