ISTP’s Facilities Lead the Way in Environmental Stewardship

ISTP was recognized as a Green Business Leader, for the 3rd year in a row, by the Palo Alto Mayor's Office.
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Kate's Blog: Bilingualism, Brains, and Back-to-School

As I left the Cohn Campus after the State of the School just a two short weeks ago, my heart was warm from the sense of community I felt at the reception, my spirit was lifted by the enthusiasm of the parents when we toured the latest updates to...

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Guest Blogger Suzanne O'Brien: Trustee Education

One of the five planks in the ISTP 2011-16 Strategic Plan is Board Governance & Leadership.  Trustee education is an important ingredient to sustaining a superior Board that supports the school’s mission through it’s leadership, financial...

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Guest Blogger François Guèdenet: Doing What is Best for Our Students

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ISTP Named “Green Leader” by City of Palo Alto

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ISTP Girl Scouts Make a Difference on Campus and in Community

by Sanam Y., 5th grade French immersion student

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Kate's Blog: The perseverance of young journalists

Earlier this fall, a group of 5th graders approached Mrs. Brooks, in her role as Student Council Advisor, about starting a school newspaper.  Now, Mrs. Brooks and I have been down this road before, many a time.  We don’t have enough time with the...

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Kate's Blog: Lunch, revised

After listening to feedback from students, parents, and teachers, as well as trying to help manage the lunch tables, we have decided to revise our table groupings.  We still do want to assign tables within the grades, in order to continue to...

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Kate's Blog: Suggested reading/listening as we go back to school

It’s been a very busy month of back-to-school, which means that I have been remiss in attending to my blog.  It seems that many people are busy thinking about how children learn best, what we need to teach (as both parents and educators), and how...

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Kate's Blog: Lunchtime Learning

Lunch and recess are integral parts of an elementary student’s day.  Many of us have asked a child, “What is your favorite subject?” and heard the answer “lunch” or “recess”.  It makes us laugh, as we expected to hear “reading” or “science” or...

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