800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, T: (650) 858-0508
800 Barron Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel (650) 858-0508
Fax (650) 813-1031

Our Principal

Eric Goddard


Summer 2018 Update

June 29, 2018

Dear Barron Park Families:

We hope your summer is off to a good start. Our school custodial staff along with District maintenance and grounds are working throughout the summer cleaning and taking care of our wonderful school to help us prepare for a successful opening to 2018-2019. Below are a few updates to be aware of.

Staffing Update

Let me start by thanking Rachel Moore for her service to Barron Park and Palo Alto Unified. Ms. Moore and her husband are relocating out of the country for an exciting adventure. We wish both of them well.

There are a few other changes for 2018-2019. I am pleased to share Nick Foote will be moving from first to second grade. Reva Shiv will be moving from third to fifth grade. This creates our two openings at first and third grade.

Please join me in welcoming two excellent educators to the Barron Park family. Aly Seedman has taught the past five years at Belle Haven Elementary close by in East Palo Alto. She taught a first/second grade combination class this past year. Ms. Seedman will teach first grade with Haley Harrier this fall.

Nicole Serpa taught fourth grade at Duveneck in 2017–2018 and will be joining us in third grade with Lara Jarvis in the fall. Ms. Serpa has taught third grade previously in the Half Moon Bay area and is very excited to be joining the Barron Park family.

Both Ms. Seedman and Ms. Serpa have had wonderful experiences that will only enhance the educational opportunities for our students. I look forward to welcoming them in person to all of you in August.

Personally, I want to thank all of you for the warm welcome to Barron Park back on November 1, 2017. Each day I had the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of educators, wonderful students, and a dedicated group of parents committed to the success of all children. As for 2018–2019 and beyond, I will be staying on as your principal. I certainly am honored to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful school community. In addition, I look forward to continuing to get to know all of you when we return in the fall.

Summer Reading

This summer we have arranged for 3 summer dates to get together to encourage summer reading for all students. This will be a fun and engaging opportunity that is open to all students and families. Books will be given away, popsicles, bingo and fun prizes too! Special thanks go out to Angie Lew and Kimberly Moore for coordinating. Please note we would like parents to attend with their child (ren). The remaining 2 dates are:

July 1 1:00 – 3:00 pm
July 29 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Summer Office Schedule

Please note the office is closed for the summer. We will be back and open for business on July 30th. Class lists will be posted August 13th at 4:00 pm. School resumes on August 14th at 8:15 am. In early August, an electronic message will be sent to all of you with other important dates and information regarding “Welcome Back” events to kick-off the new school year.

Until then, enjoy every minute of the summer with your children. Make sure to take the time to relax and have fun each and every day as a family.

See you in August!

Eric Goddard
Principal