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Support Greene

The motto of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is “Every Child. One Voice.”, and our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

One way we live that mission is by eliminating barriers so every Greene student can explore and participate in the wide-ranging activities and programs that our school has to offer.

We are asking parents to donate $300 per student to support our mission. By pooling our donations, we can fund curriculum, enrichment programs, and community building activities so they are accessible to all students. Parent donations to the Greene PTA can fund:

  • School supplies, including 1 set of Greene’s PE uniform
  • Storytelling workshops in English and Social Studies
  • Greene’s Lunch Clubs, like Yearbook and Library
  • After School Enrichment, like our award-winning SciOly, AMC8, and MathCounts programs
  • School Dances and Movie Nights
  • And more!

Please join us in our efforts by donating to the Greene PTA HERE. The Full Package includes the donation ($300), a PTA membership ($10), and a donation to our Staff Appreciation Gift Card fund ($10) all with 1-click. There is also a Write In Your Own Donation – every dollar helps us build the community that we want for our students, staff, and families. Thank you!

Corporate Matching. Please ask your employer if they will match your charitable giving.  Many corporations and organizations use the third-party company: Benevity. Corporate Matching can substantially increase your gift. Greene PTA Tax ID#: 94-6172286.


If your student will be biking to campus, please consider practicing riding the suggested SAFE ROUTE before their first day.

To Greene:
From neighborhoods east of El Camino GREENE MAP
From neighborhoods west of El Camino PALY MAP
From neighborhoods in East Palo Alto EAST PALO ALTO MAP

For neighborhoods east of El Camino

For neighborhoods west of El Camino – safely cross El Camino and the train tracks.

From neighborhoods in East Palo Alto – safely cross 101 and the creek

HELMETS, it’s the law!

According to California law, anyone under age 18 must wear a bicycle helmet if using the following modes of transportation: bicycle, non-motorized scooter, skateboard, inline/roller skates or as a passenger. 

Not wearing a helmet can result in a traffic citation plus traffic class attendance with a parent.

Information from City of Palo Alto – How to make sure that your helmet fits properly.


Bike Theft remains one of the most frequent crimes in Palo Alto.

Although Greene’s Bike Cages are locked during school hours, they are not locked right away to allow for late arrivals, and they are unlocked early so kids don’t have to wait around. Therefore, bikes can be and are stolen.

If your child will ride a bike, etc. to school – please send them with a lock and encourage them to use the lock.


PLEASE REGISTER YOUR BIKE so if it is recovered after its theft, it may be returned to you.


On behalf of the Greene PTA, I would like to thank all of the parents and staff members for their support of our School, the PTA, and our Community. Best wishes to our rising 9th graders and their families – please stay in touch! Have a great summer everyone!
Valerie Rainey
2021-2022 GPTA President

Our Principal, Mr. Benavidez, addresses friends and families of the Class of 2022 during Greene’s Promotion Ceremony (Jun 2, 2022)
Over 100 parents and staff members gave our Class of 2022 a Promotion Party to remember! There was food, games, prizes, photos, and dancing! Best Wishes to all of our rising 9th graders!