March 30 : Voice Submissions Due
April 2-6 : School Closed for Spring Break
April 16-20 : Earth Week Events
April 22 : Palo Verde International Fair
May 5 : Palo Alto May Fete Parade
Palo Verde and PTA News
May Fete Parade: Theme “We Know How to Play”
Seeking a Fearless Parent Float Leader
This year’s May Fete parade in downtown Palo Alto is on Saturday May 5.
Last year thanks to some amazing ideas from PV students and dedicated and creative parent volunteers, we won the mayor’s award for the best float in the parade and were able to create a lovely banner .
Palo Verde will be participating this year, but we will not have a float unless someone steps up to lead the float construction. If you are handy and/or creative and would like to step up to be our fearless float leader, please contact Anjani Sarma at email@example.com by Friday, April 13.
As the float leader, you will have a pre-built base with wheels to work with, a group to support you, a budget for materials and an idea to work with (see Banner Contest below). We have until May 4 to finish our float.
Banner and Float Idea Contest
Calling all artists! Calling all artists! We’re inviting all Palo Verde kids to help design the banner/ float. The name of the child whose idea is used for the school float, will be announced at the parade on May 5.
Designs should be related to the parade theme: “We Know How to Play and Have Fun”. Please submit entries at the office by Tuesday April 10. Entries should be on 8 ½” by 11″ paper, and include your child’s name and room number. (note: only 1 entry per student & 1 student per entry).
Winner will be selected shortly after spring break and will receive a special Palo Verde gift.
Palo Verde International Fair
Sunday April 22, 3-5:00pm
Share your heritage and help bring our community closer!
- Volunteer in a booth for this country ___________.
- Volunteer on a general role during the event.
- T-Shirt Sales-Buy a Palo Verde Earth Week t-shirt and support charity. All proﬁts go to an environmental charity.
- Recycle Drive-Bring in all your plastic bottles and cans (no glass please) during the week. All proceeds will go to charity.
- Build a Library in Malawi-Book Drive. Bring in gently used books PreK-8th grade reading levels. 1000 books!
- No Waste Week-All lunch and snack items should be waste free. Send tupperware and reusable bags.
- Walking Week-Please walk, ride, carpool during the week. Motorless Monday, Turboless Tuesday, you get the picture
- Dress in Green-Show your spirit by wearing green to make others aware that you are doing something for Earth.
Spring Basketball Camp at the Palo Alto Family YMCA, April 2 – 6
If your child wants to improve skills or just enjoy a week of basketball, join us for the YMCA Spring Basketball Camp. We focus on teaching fundamentals and building skills, confidence and character. Instruction lasts 3-4 hours each day. Your child will also enjoy swimming a field trip and other activities at the Y. Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with free extended care from 7:30 – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 6:00 pm. This camp is open to youth from first to sixth grade. To learn more or to register, visit www.paloaltofamilyymca.org or contact the Y at (650) 856-9622.
Grades K- 12
District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto
May 7 – 29
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Open one weekend only
May 19 & 20, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Opening reception Wed. May 9, 4:30-7:30pm
Remarks at 6:00pm
District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto
Additional Youth Art Venues:
City of Palo Alto Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street
Kepler’s Books and Magazines, Menlo Park
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
Union Bank of California, University Avenue, Palo Alto
Our Children Our Future Education Initiative on November Ballot
The California State PTA supports the Our Children Our Future education initiative for the November ballot. If passed this measure will raise between $10-11 billion each year for 12 years to restore education programs and services our children need now. It devotes funds to state debt reduction.
More information on why California State PTA supports this initiative may be found at
For more information on the initiative itself, please visitwww.OurChildrenOurFuture2012.com
Dine Out & Earn More eScrip $$$ for Palo Verde
eScrip runs the eScrip Dining rewards program. When you dine at participating restaurants and use a credit card that is registered with eScrip, a percentage of your payment will be given to Palo Verde. Here is a sampling of participating restaurants in and around Palo Alto:
- Anatolian Kitchen
- Café Epi
- Siam Orchid
- Sliderbar Café
To search for other participating restaurants, go to www.escrip.rewardsnetwork.com. Please just be sure the credit cards you use when you dine out are registered with eScrip. If you aren’t registered for eScrip yet, please go to www.escrip.comand complete the registration process; we are group number137331259. If you are registered for eScrip but need to add credit card numbers to your registration, go to www.escrip.com and click on “my eScrip”.