News: Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Calendar
February 2                     PV Ice Skating Party
February 5                     Project Cornerstone Reader Training
February 6                     Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day
February 6                     PTA Coffee Social/Site Council Meeting
February 8                     PTA Board Meeting
February 8                     Family Movie Night
February 15                   No School
February 18                   No School
February 26                   Dining for Dollars, Celias Mexican                                                 Restaurant
Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week 

Palo Verde Auction – Rockin’ the 80’s


March 23rd, 2013 is the date to book your babysitter so you can attend Palo Verde’s spring social and auction. Whether you were a card carrying Duran Duran fan club member or really into the Hair Metal scene, this year’s event is sure to bring back good memories of the 80’s with fun music and gourmet food at Ming’s Restaurant in Palo Alto.  This event is your opportunity for an adult evening of fun and entertainment and a great chance to reminisce with other Palo Verde parents over food, drink, and music; all while doing something great for Palo Verde kids and staff.
Look for your invitation and a detailed catalog of items soon.

To join the team creating this event, please contact the auction co-chairs, Victoria Liu and Kim Lau (yannicklau at yahoo dot com).

Call out for Auction Donations

In line with our 80s theme, the auction team is pulling together a rocking’ selection of totally tubular and bodaciously cool items for your bidding fun and it would be even more rad to add your donation of:
  • Vacation Getaways: a few nights at a beach house, ski chalet or a time share report, etc.
  • Experiences: Sailing or fishing, golf at a private clubs, etc.
  • Music, Cultural or Sports: tickets, back-stages passes or tours.
  • Your Special Talents or Services: fitness training, technical support, skateboard lessons, Cooking – share your skills!
Wanted: Parties and EventsRe-live the 80s in your own backyard by donating an auction party.  80’s themed or not, parties for kids, adults or families are some of the most popular items the auction. Today is your chance to step up and host one of those parties!

Contact Callie Turk and Rebecca Thompson to donate a party, event or item to this year’s auction. Deadline is February 8th.
Thank You To The Tree Planting Crew
 
Thank you to the more than 75 Palo Verde student and parent volunteers who spent a chilly but beautiful morning planting Southern Live Oak, Shumard Oak, Silver Linden, and Persian Ironwood trees at school on Saturday, January 12th. Palo Verde looks amazing with the addition of 16 new trees! Thanks also to Principal Anne Brown, the PAUSD landscaping crew, the City of Palo Alto, and Canopy for their collaboration and hard work on this project. Let’s all take care of the new trees and enjoy watching them grow and flourish for years to come.
Dining For Dollars
Join Palo Verde Families at Celias Mexican Restaurant for a flavorful fund raising event! Just bring the flyer that will be provided in your Friday folder the week before and give it to your server and 20% of your check will be donated back to our school! This includes dine in, carry out and all beverages. The offer is good all day Tuesday February 26th grab some friends for lunch or take your whole family for dinner.
Celias Mexican Restaurant, 3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

 

 

From Last Week

 

Girl Scout Troop 61623 Towel Drive  

As part of their service project for the Agent of Change Journey, the girl scout troop 61623, is currently collecting old towels of all sizes and washcloths to donate to the Humane Society for the ongoing care of its over 1000 rescued animals. The towels can be of any condition .. stains and holes are ok! Old blankets are also welcome. The collection boxes are near the lost and found rack at Palo Verde. The collection will go through February 1st. Your donation will help the homeless animals.

Please help by donating !!
Thanks
Esha Junnarkar (Room #20)

Jenna Nativ (Room #18)

Room 5 Achieved the eScrip Challenge! Register by 2/15.
Congratulations to Mrs. Rice’s Room 5 for achieving the eScrip Challenge! With 75% of families registered for eScrip, each student in Room 5 will receive their “brag bag” prize in the coming weeks. Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner, so register soon! Please visit www.escrip.com TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259.
Carpool to School Day, Feb 6
 
Carpool to school to save gas and time, make friends, and reduce pollution.  Carpool to school to:
  • Save time and money by sharing transportation responsibilities
  • Decrease traffic congestion around your school by reducing the number of single family occupied cars
  • Build community by introducing neighbors
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Join other students carpooling to school on February 6, 2013!

If you walk or bicycle to school, you can set up a rainy day carpool in advance so you can get to school while staying dry!

Carpool to School Website Coming on Feb 6

The traffic safety team is pleased to announce that Palo Verde is becoming part of an increasing network of carpoolers. On February 6, the carpool to school day, we will have access to our own carpooltoschool.com web portal which we can use to arrange carpools/walk and bike groups with other Palo Verde families not just to school but to other extra curricular activities.
Some of the highlights of the site are
1) Site access is free for Palo Verde’s enrolled families
2) It is secure; the traffic safety team comprising of Anjani Sarma and Silvie Pierce will approve requests for access to the site by cross-referencing users with this year’s school directory . Only currently enrolled families will be provided with access to the site.
3) The site is very easy to use and the built in features like the interactive map,calendar, text-messaging enable you to find out carpoolers who live near you and who want to commute pool to the same activities as you.

Please check next week’s Friday folders for more information on how to sign up and use the site.

And remember Wednesday February 6, is our Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day. Please share a ride to school or walk/bike to school. It is good for the environment and more importantly, it is good for you.

Volunteering at Lunchtime

Thank you for the 14 moms, one dad and one grandma who came to help at lunchtime this school year. We truly appreciate your time and commitment.

We hope more parents can volunteer in 2013 and help us have more caring adults present at lunch recess.
The sign-up sheet for the rest of the school year is up. Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once. Your child will notice your involvement.

If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at windkatie@gmail.com or (650) 520-0750      .

Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Contact:soma@projectcornerstone.orglinda@projectcornerstone.org. Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook. Questions:paloaltoparented@gmail.com.
Our dates are: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.

 

News: Friday January 25, 2013

Calendar
January 26                     Palo Verde e-waste Day
February 2                     PV Ice Skating Party
February 5                     Project Cornerstone Reader Training
February 6                     Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day
February 6                     PTA Coffee Social/Site Council Meeting
February 8                     PTA Board Meeting
February 8                     Family Movie Night
Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
FREE Electronic Waste Recycling this Saturday 26!

 

Drop off your obsolete electronics from 10-2pm at Palo Verde Elementary. This is a fundraiser run by Green Citizen for the PTA Green Team. We NEED volunteers to help with the event. Please contact joslynml@hotmail.com to help out or if you have any questions.

 

VOTE now! Help Choose Our Movie Night Title.

 

We want your input on next month’s Family Movie Night selection. Go to our survey online atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/HJJB83H
and choose your favorite. Will it be Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, or Rio?? The survey closes at 6pm this Sunday, so voice your opinion now. The winning title will be announced in the February issue of the Voice.

 

Girl Scout Troop 61623 Towel Drive 

 

As part of their service project for the Agent of Change Journey, the girl scout troop 61623, is currently collecting old towels of all sizes and washcloths to donate to the Humane Society for the ongoing care of its over 1000 rescued animals. The towels can be of any condition .. stains and holes are ok! Old blankets are also welcome. The collection boxes are near the lost and found rack at Palo Verde. The collection will go through February 1st. Your donation will help the homeless animals.
Please help by donating !!
Thanks
Esha Junnarkar (Room #20)

Jenna Nativ (Room #18)

Room 5 Achieved the eScrip Challenge! Register by 2/15.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Rice’s Room 5 for achieving the eScrip Challenge! With 75% of families registered for eScrip, each student in Room 5 will receive their “brag bag” prize in the coming weeks. Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner, so register soon! Please visit www.escrip.com TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259.

 

Carpool to School Day
 
Carpool to school to save gas and time, make friends, and reduce pollution.  Carpool to school to:

  • Save time and money by sharing transportation responsibilities
  • Decrease traffic congestion around your school by reducing the number of single family occupied cars
  • Build community by introducing neighbors
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Join other students carpooling to school on February 6, 2013!

If you walk or bicycle to school, you can set up a rainy day carpool in advance so you can get to school while staying dry!

 

Carpool to School Website Coming on Feb 6

 

The traffic safety team is pleased to announce that Palo Verde is becoming part of an increasing network of carpoolers. On February 6, the carpool to school day, we will have access to our own carpooltoschool.com web portal which we can use to arrange carpools/walk and bike groups with other Palo Verde families not just to school but to other extra curricular activities.
Some of the highlights of the site are
1) Site access is free for Palo Verde’s enrolled families
2) It is secure; the traffic safety team comprising of Anjani Sarma and Silvie Pierce will approve requests for access to the site by cross-referencing users with this year’s school directory . Only currently enrolled families will be provided with access to the site.
3) The site is very easy to use and the built in features like the interactive map,calendar, text-messaging enable you to find out carpoolers who live near you and who want to commute pool to the same activities as you.

Please check next week’s Friday folders for more information on how to sign up and use the site.

And remember Wednesday February 6, is our Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day. Please share a ride to school or walk/bike to school. It is good for the environment and more importantly, it is good for you.

 

Mileage Tracker Forms for January

 

Please deposit the January mileage tracker forms in the office. We are no longer collecting it outside the classrooms. Thank you for walking/biking/carpooling to school
PiE Campaign Finale – 500 Families Needed for $50,000 Challenge That Ends January 31st !

 

January 31 is your last chance to donate to Palo Alto schools through the Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Foundation’s annual campaign. Through a new “500 for $50,000” challenge grant, our schools will receive $50,000 more if 500 families who have not yet donated to PiE make their donation by January 31st. This is your chance to get involved and make a big difference for education. With only two weeks to go, PiE is still almost $1 million short of its campaign goal. Only PIE funds can pay for the additional staff needed in our schools including: specialists, classroom aides, Spectra Art, enrichment, guidance counselors, and college and career counselors each year. If you are one of the families who has already supported PiE, thank you so much! If you have not yet given, please give before January 31. You can drop your check in the office, or go online and give at www.papie.org/donate. Please join the many families across the district that want a better education than public funding can provide, and give to PiE today.

Questions? Contact your PiE chairs or PiE Executive Director Kathy Schroeder at: kschroeder@papie.org or call 329-3990. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Last Week

 

Donate to the 2013 Palo Verde Auction

 

Once again, plans are underway to create an evening that is full of fun, friends, and raises important funds for Palo Verde. We hope you mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd at Ming’s Restaurant. While a large team of volunteers are gathering donations from businesses near and far, Palo Verde families are also rising to the occasion of making this auction a huge success.
Donate a Party or Event: As a host you can throw a fun party or gathering, connect our community, and raise money for our students – all in one effort! Grab a friend and co-host an event this spring or in August once school starts again. Kid-only and family oriented events as well as events limited to grown-ups are welcome. Past hosts, please tell friends how rewarding and fun it is to host an event and encourage them to step up this year.

Donate an Item or Service: We are on the look-out for donations of services (home cooked meals, dessert-a-month, tech support), event tickets, unique experiences (lunch at a “cool” company or a round of golf at your private club), and destination and travel items. Vacation homes and time shares are especially well received.
If you would like to donate to the auction, we would love to hear from you by Friday, February 8th. Contact Callie Turk (callieturk(at)gmail(dot)com) and Rebecca Thompson (rebeccaherrema(at)hotmail(dot)com) to lock up your event date or provide details of your donation.

The Princess and the Pea Visits Palo Verde

 

Palo Verde is pleased to participate this year in the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Outreach Residency Program. For more than 30 years, this program has provided elementary school children with a unique opportunity to experience the world of theater at their school sites.

 

More than 30 Palo Verde students, grades 3 through 5, are working hard to bring an exciting performance of the Princess and the Pea to our school. The actors and crew members would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy this highly entertaining version of the Hans Christian Andersen short story. Click here  for more details.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

E-news and Voice Submissions

 

The editors request that all enews and Voice submissions be included in the body of the email and not as a word attachment. We are unable to download attachments. All submissions are due on Thursday by 3 pm for the Friday enews and Voice submissions are due the last Friday of the month by 3 pm. Please email submissions to paloverdevoice@gmail.com only

  

Palo Verde’s Annual Ice Skating Social Party

 

Winter Lodge Ice Rink

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5:30 – 7:30pm

Rain or Shine

 

$16 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share

Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm

 

Please fill out   this form  and an event waiver (one per family)

and return forms with entry/skate rental payment ($16/skater)

to the office by Wednesday, January 30, 2012

Please make checks payable to Palo Verde PTA

 

Volunteers Needed!

Email Kim Amsbaugh at amsbaugh@gmail.com

Volunteering at Lunchtime

 

Thank you for the 14 moms, one dad and one grandma who came to help at lunchtime this school year. We truly appreciate your time and commitment.

We hope more parents can volunteer in 2013 and help us have more caring adults present at lunch recess.
The sign-up sheet for the rest of the school year is up. Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once. Your child will notice your involvement.

 

If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at windkatie@gmail.com or (650) 520-0750      .

Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Contact:soma@projectcornerstone.orglinda@projectcornerstone.org. Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook. Questions:paloaltoparented@gmail.com.
Our dates are: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.

 

News: Friday, January 18, 2013

Calendar
January 21                     Holiday, MLK Day
January 24                     Restaurant Night, Mountain Mike’s Pizza
January 26                     Palo Verde e-waste Day
February 2                     PV Ice Skating Party
February 6                     Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day
Palo Verde PTA and School News

 

New This Week

 

Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day

We are celebrating Wedensday, February 6 as Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day. Leave the car at home, ride your bike, walk to school  or share the ride with another family from Palo Verde.

 

Donate to the 2013 Palo Verde Auction

Once again, plans are underway to create an evening that is full of fun, friends, and raises important funds for Palo Verde. We hope you mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd at Ming’s Restaurant. While a large team of volunteers are gathering donations from businesses near and far, Palo Verde families are also rising to the occasion of making this auction a huge success.

Donate a Party or Event: As a host you can throw a fun party or gathering, connect our community, and raise money for our students – all in one effort! Grab a friend and co-host an event this spring or in August once school starts again. Kid-only and family oriented events as well as events limited to grown-ups are welcome. Past hosts, please tell friends how rewarding and fun it is to host an event and encourage them to step up this year.

Donate an Item or Service: We are on the look-out for donations of services (home cooked meals, dessert-a-month, tech support), event tickets, unique experiences (lunch at a “cool” company or a round of golf at your private club), and destination and travel items. Vacation homes and time shares are especially well received.
If you would like to donate to the auction, we would love to hear from you by Friday, February 8th. Contact Callie Turk (callieturk(at)gmail(dot)com) and Rebecca Thompson (rebeccaherrema(at)hotmail(dot)com) to lock up your event date or provide details of your donation.

 

You Choose the Next Movie!

 

We want you to help choose the movie for our February Family Movie Night. Just click on this link

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJJB83H

 

and fill in the survey to cast your vote for the next movie title. The survey will be open until Sunday, January 27, at 6pm or until we receive the max number of responses, whichever comes first. The winning title will be announced February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Schultz.

The Princess and the Pea Visits Palo Verde

 

Palo Verde is pleased to participate this year in the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Outreach Residency Program. For more than 30 years, this program has provided elementary school children with a unique opportunity to experience the world of theater at their school sites.

 

More than 30 Palo Verde students, grades 3 through 5, are working hard to bring an exciting performance of the Princess and the Pea to our school. The actors and crew members would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy this highly entertaining version of the Hans Christian Andersen short story. Click here for more details.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

From Last Week

 

Palo Verde Dining For Dollars 

 

Join Palo Verde Families at Mountain Mikes Pizza at 3918 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, for a tasty fund raising event! Just bring the flyer that will be provided in your Friday folder the week before and give it to your server and 20% of your check will be donated back to our school! This includes dine in, carry out and all beverages. The offer is good all day Thursday January 24th grab some friends for lunch or take your whole family for dinner.
Save The Date And Your Electronic Waste!

 

 

Palo Verde’s Annual Ice Skating Social Party

 

Winter Lodge Ice Rink

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5:30 – 7:30pm

Rain or Shine

 

$16 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share

Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm

 

Please fill out   this form  and an event waiver (one per family)

and return forms with entry/skate rental payment ($16/skater)

to the office by Wednesday, January 30, 2012

Please make checks payable to Palo Verde PTA

 

Volunteers Needed!

Email Kim Amsbaugh at amsbaugh@gmail.com

Escrip Challenge Deadline Extended – Will Room 5 Or 14 Be Next To Acheive The Goal?

 

We’ve extended the deadline for the eScrip Challenge! Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner. Each child in the class will receive a “brag bag” prize – a reusable tote bag personalized for the Challenge with special goodies inside. Room 6 achieved the goal in November. Rooms 5 and 14 appear to be next in line!  If you haven’t signed up for eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259. Check Friday’s edition of The Voice to see how many families your child’s class needs to beat the challenge!

Volunteering at Lunchtime

 

Thank you for the 14 moms, one dad and one grandma who came to help at lunchtime this school year. We truly appreciate your time and commitment.

We hope more parents can volunteer in 2013 and help us have more caring adults present at lunch recess.
The sign-up sheet for the rest of the school year is up. Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once. Your child will notice your involvement.

 

If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at windkatie@gmail.com or (650) 520-0750      .

Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Contact:soma@projectcornerstone.orglinda@projectcornerstone.org. Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook. Questions:paloaltoparented@gmail.com.
Our dates are: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.

News: Friday, January 11, 2013

Calendar        

January 11                     Family Movie Night
January 21                     Holiday, MLK Day
January 24                     Restaurant Night, Mountain Mike’s Pizza
January 26                     Palo Verde e-waste Day
February 2                     PV Ice Skating Party

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Family Movie Night Tonight!

Let’s make it an INCREDIBLE new year!  Join all your SUPER Palo Verde friends at  Family Movie Night this Friday, January 11th.  Bring your own water bottle and a floor blanket or cozy pillow to the MP Room at 6:30pm.  PTA will provide the popcorn and the movie, Pixar’s The Incredibles.  You help us make it a party!  Please note, this is not a drop-off event, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Escrip Challenge Deadline Extended – Will Room 5 Or 14 Be Next To Acheive The Goal?

 

We’ve extended the deadline for the eScrip Challenge! Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner. Each child in the class will receive a “brag bag” prize – a reusable tote bag personalized for the Challenge with special goodies inside. Room 6 achieved the goal in November. Rooms 5 and 14 appear to be next in line!  If you haven’t signed up for eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259. Check Friday’s edition of The Voice to see how many families your child’s class needs to beat the challenge!

Traffic Safety Slogan and Poster Contest 

 

As part of our traffic safety awareness initiative, Palo Verde’s Traffic Safety team invites Palo Verde families to participate in a poster/slogan contest. The poster/slogan could either educate and promote safe behaviors or inform of bike/car/pedestrian actions during drop off and pick up around our school that could be unsafe. Please refer to the flyer that is coming in today’s Friday folders for more information and submission guidelines. All qualifying entries will be displayed around the school. The 12 best entries will be displayed prominently along the main entrances. Please note that this is a family effort and parents are encouraged to discuss traffic safety with their kids and help with the poster/slogan. The deadline for submission is 2 pm, Friday,January 18. For questions please email anjani dot sarma at gmail dot com or silviep at att dot net.

 

Palo Verde Dining For Dollars 

 

Join Palo Verde Families at Mountain Mikes Pizza at 3918 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, for a tasty fund raising event! Just bring the flyer that will be provided in your Friday folder the week before and give it to your server and 20% of your check will be donated back to our school! This includes dine in, carry out and all beverages. The offer is good all day Thursday January 24th grab some friends for lunch or take your whole family for dinner.
Save The Date And Your Electronic Waste! 

 

You can drop off your obsolete electronics from 10-2pm at Palo Verde Elementary. This is a fundraiser run by Green Citizen for the PTA Green Team. So hold onto your stuff and spread the word. We need volunteers to help with the event. Please Contact joslynml@hotmail.com  to help out.

 

Palo Verde’s Annual Ice Skating Social Party

 

Winter Lodge Ice Rink

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5:30 – 7:30pm

Rain or Shine

 

$16 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share

Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm

 

Please fill out this form  and an event waiver (one per family)

and return forms with entry/skate rental payment ($16/skater)

to the office by Wednesday, January 30, 2012

Please make checks payable to Palo Verde PTA

 

Volunteers Needed!

Email Katharine at saunderz@earthlink.net

Volunteering at Lunchtime

 

Thank you for the 14 moms, one dad and one grandma who came to help at lunchtime this school year. We truly appreciate your time and commitment.

We hope more parents can volunteer in 2013 and help us have more caring adults present at lunch recess.
The sign-up sheet for the rest of the school year is up. Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once. Your child will notice your involvement.

 

 

If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at windkatie@gmail.com or (650) 520-0750      .

Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Contact:soma@projectcornerstone.orglinda@projectcornerstone.org. Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook. Questions:paloaltoparented@gmail.com.
Our dates are: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.