News: November 25, 2011

Calendar 
November 28          : PTA Board Meeting/Deadline for Voice Submission, 3 pm
November 30          : Project Cornerstone ABC Volunteer’s Meeting

Palo Verde/PTA News

Kids’ Bingo Bash! = Parents’ Night Out!

Last chance for Parents’ Night Out, Friday, Dec. 2nd!

There are still a few spaces available in the KIDS’ BINGO PARTY on Friday night, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm.  Your kids can play and win prizes, while you get a couple of hours to yourself on a Friday night!  That means BINGO! for both of you.  Tickets are $15/child and include all activities, there are no additional costs to play the games.  Advance registration is required.  To have your child(ren) join in the fun, contact Xia Guan or Heather Schultz before the end of November, hschultz@hotmail.com.  Please include “Bingo party” in the subject line of your message.  All proceeds from this Fall Party Book event go to Palo Verde PTA.

Family Giving Tree

Once again, Palo Verde is proud to support the Family Giving Tree.  Gift tags are available for selection in the Palo Verde Office.  All gifts are due by December 9, 2011.  Please do not wrap the gift, but place the gift in a bag with the gift tag secured to the gift. Please accompany your child when selecting a gift tag.  This is to ensure that all tags will be returned along with a gift.

 If you have any questions, please see Chris in the office.
 

Are you Missing a Coat? A Lunchbox? A Scooter?

With the cold mornings and warm afternoons, our Lost and Found is overflowing with coats and sweaters. Some nice ones, too! Please take a look and claim your belongings. They will be donated before the December holiday break. Also sitting in the bin unclaimed are lunch boxes, thermoses, hats, bike helmets, and a Razor scooter. To help get your belongings back to your family faster, please label them.

News: November 18, 2011

Calendar 

November 23-25    : Thanksgiving Holidays, No School
November 28          : PTA Board Meeting
November 30          : Project Cornerstone ABC Volunteer’s Meeting

Palo Verde/PTA News
 
Spirit Gear Orders
 
The ordered items were passed out on Monday, Nov 14. If you didn’t receive your items or if there were any errors, please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) asap.
 
Halloween Candy Buyback
 

Operation Gratitude is here in the Bay Area and will be sending 60,000 care packages to the soldiers in Iraq for the holidays…. THEY NEED YOUR CANDY and are willing to buy it from you. All you have to do is take your candy to a participating dentist office, then they ship the candy to the soldiers, who are happy to get the sweet treats to eat, or use as a goodwill gesture to share where they are deployed. You can trade that “unwanted” candy for $1/pound, or choose to get dental health gift bags for your kids. To learn more about the organization, and find an office near you, go to www.halloweencandybuyback.com.

Kids’ Bingo Bash! = Parents’ Night Out!
 
There are still some spaces available in the Kids’ Bingo Party on Friday night, December 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm. Your PV school-aged kids can play games, have snacks and win prizes, while you get a couple of hours to yourself for holiday shopping – or just tranquility – on a Friday night! That means BINGO! for both of you. Tickets are $15/child and include all activities, there are no additional costs to play the games. Advance registration is required. To have your child(ren) join in the fun, contact Xia Guan or Heather Schultz before the end of November,hschultz@hotmail.com. Please include “Bingo party” in the subject line of your message. All proceeds from this Fall Party Book event go to Palo Verde PTA.
 
Are you Missing a Coat? A Lunchbox? A Scooter?
 

With the cold mornings and warm afternoons, our Lost and Found is overflowing with coats and sweaters. Some nice ones, too! Please take a look and claim your belongings. They will be donated before the December holiday break. Also sitting in the bin unclaimed are lunch boxes, thermoses, hats, bike helmets, and a Razor scooter. To help get your belongings back to your family faster, please label them.

Looking for Palo Verde’s Girl Scouts Leader
 

Girl Scouts is a well established organization ( almost 100 yrs. old ); there are a lot of training classes, on-line and in person, and other volunteers who could share their successes (and failures) to help learn how to be a Girl Scout Leader. There is a great amount of flexibility in scheduling meetings and events according to what works for the families of your Girl Scout troop.

Girl Scouts has a whole catalog of already-organized events a troop can sign up for so it was more of a scheduling of events than actual figuring out what to do and when J. Some favorites have been visiting the tide pools at Pillar Point/ Half Moon Bay, camping with other Girl Scout troops, the annual Ice Skating Party at Winter Lodge and most recently the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk overnight.  Darcy Huston, the Girl Scouts coordinator for Palo Alto, would be glad to meet with/talk to any person who would potentially like to start a troop and share more specifics and answer any questions to help get a troop started. Please contact her at drhuston@aol.com or via telephone at (650)857-9273

News: November 4, 2011

Calendar 

November 7-14     : Food Drive
November 8           : Fourth Grade Luncheon
November 11         : No School
November 14-18    : Book Fair
November 16-18    : PiE Donor Days
November 18         : Special Assembly, visit by Grandma Rose
November 15         : Fifth Grade Fundraiser, Pizza Night at Book Fair
November 23-25     : Thanksgiving Holidays, No School
November 28          : PTA Board Meeting
November 30          : Project Cornerstone ABC Volunteer’s Meeting

Palo Verde and PTA News

Halloween Candy Buyback

Operation Gratitude is here in the Bay Area and will be sending 60,000 care packages to the soldiers in Iraq for the holidays…. THEY NEED YOUR CANDY and are willing to buy it from you. All you have to do is take your candy to a participating dentist office, then they ship the candy to the soldiers, who are happy to get the sweet treats to eat, or use as a goodwill gesture to share where they are deployed. You can trade that “unwanted” candy for $1/pound, or choose to get dental health gift bags for your kids. To learn more about the organization, and find an office near you, go to www.halloweencandybuyback.com.

Holiday Food Drive

Palo Verde PTA is coordinating its first community service project – a Holiday Food Drive- to help support the South Palo Alto Food Closet, affiliated with the Second Harvest Food Bank. The Food Closet is located at Covenant Presbyterian Church onEast Meadow.

Food will be collected in bins located near the school entrance marked “Food Drive” on 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10 and 11/14. Second Harvest bags will go home on Friday 11/14 in Friday folders with your child to make collection easy. 80% of our Holiday food drive will go directly to our local food closet, and 20% will go back to Second Harvest on the final day of the drive. Our goal is 300 pounds of food per collection day (11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10 and 11/14).

Useful items for donation:

Regular sized mayo, mustard, catsup,
Jellies, peanut butter (not Costco sized, please),
boxed cereals, hot cereals,
canned soups, stew, chili, canned veggies,
canned meat (tuna, salmon, sardines,),
dried pasta, canned cranberry sauce,
canned sweet potato, boxed milk that can be stored at room temperature, or powdered milk
juices. Fresh produce; backyard gardens/fruit tree bounty is welcome in a box.

Please no refrigerated or frozen items

Volunteers will be needed to help organize the food donations each morning, and volunteers are needed to help deliver to the Food Closet on East  Meadow. On November 14 we will only need volunteers to help organize the donations. We are usingVolunteerSpot.com to organize this event. Please sign up athttp://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/332345634367774098

We will not sell any information you post on the site! Thank you in advance for making our first community service event a success! For questions, or problems, please email subject: Food Drive Volunteer to Jana Baxter: dogtorjb@yahoo.com

 PiE

Your donations to PIE are worth double if you donate before November 18. Come join us during Donor Days in front of the school on November 16, 17and18. Donate today atwww.papie.org or leave donation in the PiE box in the school office

Book Fair

The annual book fair will be November 14 – 18, just in time for the holidays. This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store just for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room. The book fair has lots of books not just for our elementary students but for older children and parents too.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the students of Palo Verde. Email Shubha Ranga (shubharanga (at) yahoo.com) with any questions.

Pizza Night at Book Fair

During the annual book fair, 5th grade parents will be serving a pizza dinner outside the MP room from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 15, as a fundraiser for 5th grade activities. For $10.00 a plate, you can enjoy a slice of pizza, salad, a drink and a dessert. Extra slices of pizza will be available for $3.00 a slice.Please come to the book fair and enjoy family night with your Palo Verde Family.