Stay in touch with what is going on at school with these communication resources.  

    Encinal Newsletter

    A weekly electronic newsletter of school activities and announcements is distributed each Sunday morning during the school year via email. The newsletter serves as the main source of communication between the school and parents, so please make sure you are receiving and reviewing it. SIGN UP to receive the school newsletter.
    For submissions to the newsletter, please email newsletter@encinalschool.com by noon on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday publication date. Send a complete submission (as you would like it to appear in the newsletter), including art.



    The Encinal website is a good source of school-specific information. The Back-to-School Checklist and Calendar are great pages to check when getting ready for a new school year. For Menlo Park City School District information such as mission, strategic plan, curriculum, staff and so on, please visit the MPCSD website. For information on the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation, its mission, fundraising events and what it funds, please visit the MPAEF website.


    Parent Education

    Informational meetings and educational events for parents on various topics are held throughout the year. Check the newsletter for these event announcements and details.


    Each year a Menlo Park City School District directory is compiled and published for families during the early/mid Fall. Each family will receive one copy.

    Paper Flyers

    The PTO encourages electronic flyers and announcements which can be linked to the newsletter or posted on the Encinal website. The general rule on putting flyers in the green folders is that it must be communication from the teacher or a form that needs to filled out and returned to school (e.g. food orders for fall family picnic). Any paper flyers are subject to approval by the PTO or the office.   


    For additional information or to share suggestions on school communications, please contact the PTO Communications Chair.