October 29, 2013

Calendar
October 28  ~  November 1   Book Fair – Banana Seed

October 30  PTA Executive Board Mtg    
October 31  Halloween; PTA Coffee

November  6  PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 3;
                       Site Counsil
November  7  Noon Art
November  8  Food Drive Ends

November 11  No School   
November 14  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions

November 21  Noon Art
November 26  PV Voice deadline

November 27, 28, 29   No School 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week 

Double your PiE Donation

November 1-15
Did you know that without your donations to Palo Alto’s Partners in Education (PiE), Palo Verde wouldn’t have classroom aides, new science enrichment programs, Spectra Art, Project Resilience, or 80% of our reading specialist hours?  From November 1-15 you can double your donation to PiE through a $225,000 matching grant.  We ask $800 per student, or roughly $4.40 per school day, but please give whatever is meaningful to you and your family by visiting www.papie.org or by filling out a donation envelope at the Palo Verde school office. 
Questions? Contact the
Palo Verde PiE Chairs at paloverde (at) papie (dot) org

Important eScrip Update to Keep Earning for Palo Verde PTA from Safeway
Effective November 1, 2013 credit card payments at Safeway will no longer earn for eScrip.

 

To continue to make the most of your shopping at Safeway, eScrip supporters need to use: debit card, check, cash, gift cards or other cash-like payment types. Make sure you have registered your Safeway Club Card with eScrip to earn.
Of course, you can pay for your groceries with a credit card, but credit card purchases will no longergenerate contributions for Palo Verde PTA.
Look for more information about ways to continue earning with the eScrip program in an upcoming Friday folder flyer.

 

Questions? Please contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid (at) gmail (dot) com 

eScrip is one of our biggest school fundraisers, please take a few minutes to sign up or update your information now and keeping earning for Palo Verde all year long!

Here’s How it Works

Register any one (or all) of your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.

Participating merchants will then automatically make contributions to Palo Verde, based on purchases made by using your registered cards.

Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.
Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”.
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.

Still time to win with eScrip
Every participating family makes a difference. So everyone registered with eScrip will be entered into a draw to win one of three $10 Piazza’s Fine Foods gift cards at the end of the October.

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming
The fall book fair, brought to you by Banana Seed is coming October 28 – November 1.  Stop by and shop the huge selection of book perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parents.  It is a great time to start your holiday shopping &/or stay thank you to the teachers.  Look for the teacher’s wish boxes.  Remember a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to our school.

Book Fair Hours (10/28 – 11/1)
Monday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday: 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
**Thursday Special Extended Hours: 8-10am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am

Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.
Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tinamondragon(at)aol(dot)com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman(at)yahoo(dot)com

From Last Week

What’s New on the Palo Verde Website:  Parents Guide to Common Core, by grade
New Common Core State Standards will be implemented in California in the 2014-15 school year, along with Smarter Balanced Assessments. The new standards, called Common Core State Standards, set high expectations for all students. The aim of this state-led initiative is to develop standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career. 
Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You’ll also learn more about how you can support your child’s learning and other helpful information.

 

October Mileage Tracker Forms Due on Friday Nov 1

Congratulations to our first three Golden Sneaker Award Winners – Rooms 12, 14 and 20. Thank you for your committment to walk, bike, carpool or scooter to school.  

We are encouraging families to walk, bike, carpool or scooter to school atleast 5 days a month. 
According to the Brookings Institute, if we all left our cars at home once a week and adopted alternate means of transport, it would lead to a 20% reduction in commuter traffic.

October mileage tracker forms are due on Friday, November 1. We have also made the form available online at   http://pvpta.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mileage_tracker.pdf

Please return the October form (and the September form, if you missed it) in the bin marked “mileage tracker/traffic safety” in the office. The Golden Sneaker Award raffle for October commuters will be held at the assembly on Wednesday, November 6.

Girls on the Run

Dear parents of 3rd-5th grade girls,

  

I am pleased to announce that Palo Verde is bringing back Girls on the Run with four teacher-coaches!  Coach Park, Coach Linn, Coach Agrama, and I are excited about our upcoming season!  Our season starts in March, but registration starts on December 7th.  Mark your calendars for registration at 8:00AM on 12/7!  The program is capped at 15 girls.  Registration is first come first serve.   I highly recommend registering early on December 7th to make sure your daughter doesn’t miss out on this valuable program. 

 

Program sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays right after school.  Girls will meet in front of Room 20.   If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me, cnosek (at) pausd (dot) org.  You can also pop in to room 20 after school to ask questions in person.  Please also visit the links below to learn more.  I’ll send more information again in November.   

Message From Our Principal:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

       New Common Core State Standards will be implemented in California in the 2014-15 school year, along with Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please join us for an evening informational session that will introduce you to the new standards that focus on 21st century skills, and will prepare our students for college and career readiness. Learn about the shifts in teaching and learning that will benefit our students, and the new performance based assessments that will measure their progress. 

Two dates are offered: 

Monday, October 28th, 6:3-8:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303; Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00-8:00 pm at the PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.  

Please click HERE

PALO VERDE FOOD DRIVE
The Palo Verde PTA food drive is here.  You have probably noticed the Second Harvest Food Bank bins at the front and rear entrances of the school.  The bins will be out until Friday, November 8.  The food and funds will help the Food Bank meet the growing needs in our community.  
DONATE FUNDS: Visit our Online Food Drive to donate directly to Palo Verde’s drive at
DONATE FOOD: Drop off non-perishable food donations in barrels located at the front & rear entries of the school.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items,leftovers from lunch bags or other perishable foods.

Can you lend a hand?  Please let us know if you can help deliver food to our local food closet or can help us filter out glass or more fragile items from the bins (one time help is okay!).  Please email “subject: PV Food Drive” to Victoria Liu: vxqliu(at)gmail(dot)com

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD News

On October 2 Governor Brown signed AB484, a law that provides PAUSD students and teachers an opportunity to experience the Smarter Balanced Assessments, which align with the Common Core State Standards. The field test of the new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be given online this spring to all students in grades 3-8 and 10 in English-Language Arts or Mathematics.   
As a result of this law, PAUSD will not administer the California Standards Tests (CSTs) in English-Language Arts and Mathematics this spring 2014.  This field test is designed to “test the test” and shore up our resources and infrastructure for full implementation in 2014-15.  No student results in ELA or Math will be calculated or reported for spring 2014.  API will be frozen at its current level until spring 2015.   
In summary, this spring, PAUSD will administer the following assessments:  
-Smarter Balanced field test for all students in grades 3-8, 11 
-Smarter Balanced field test for a sample of ninth and tenth graders 
-California Standards Test/California Modified Assessment in Science for grades 5, 8 & 10 
-Early Assessment Program (EAP) Test for grade 11 
-California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades 2-11 in ELA and mathematics   
Other testing programs, such as CAHSEE, CELDT and PFT are not addressed in this piece of legislation, so these will continue as usual.  In addition, our local district, school and classroom assessments will be used to gauge and monitor student progress.   The PAUSD staff has been active in becoming knowledgeable about the new exams and how they correspond with our current curriculum. Also, PAUSD is closely monitoring any other specifics and possible changes to assessments in the state and we will keep you informed as we learn more information.

Questions and answers about AB 484 and changes to the assessment system are available at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/ab484qa.asp  Questions and answers about the Smarter Balanced Field Test that will be administered in spring 2014 are available at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterftqa.asp  

Parent Information Nights: Oct 28 and 30th 
Two DISTRICT-WIDE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS 
1.) Monday, October 28, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm 
    Boys and Girls Club, 2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 
2.) Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00-8:00 pm  
   PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Get an introduction to the new COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, about 21st century skills, Shifts in Teaching and learning, College and career readiness and project-based performance assessments and more. 
 Information on the New Common Core Standards: at the PTA website: http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/e-standards.cfm or the California Department of Education website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/

PAUSD Board Meeting 
PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 
The special meeting for Middle School SPSAs begins at 10 a.m.  The regular meeting begins with a 5:30 p.m. closed session, as usual.  Materials are available at: http://pausd.org/community/board/agenda.shtml


Palo Alto Girls Softball
is now registering players for the 2014 season.  For more than 30 years, PAGS has been providing a positive, exciting, and fun program for the 
girls of our community, ages 5 to 16.  Our Spring recreational league has an emphasis on participation and lots of games.  We place a strong emphasis on instruction and safety, with pre-season clinics and special programs for beginners.  We have excellent facilities with modern equipment.  Our youngest players begin with T-ball and grow and develop with us to meet the challenges of competitive fast pitch softball.  Along the way, we provide opportunities for both recreational participation and serious competition. Our program is designed to meet the needs and interests of all the girls who play.  Softball is a wonderful game, providing girls with the opportunity to  challenge their individual athletic skills while enjoying a great team sport. Most important, we have a great time.  Please join us for an exciting – and fun – 2014 season.  Those who register by November 28 can take advantage of our $20 Early Bird discount.  Scholarship assistance is available 

Parents’ Nights Out on 10/26 and 11/2! 
the GS House., Palo alto 
Saturday 10/26 and Saturday 11/2 during the hours 5:30p-10:30p 
Girl Scouts from Troop 60688 will host two babysitting sessions in Palo Alto. The troop of 10th graders, most of whom are babysitter and/or first-aid certified. The girls welcome children who are potty-trained through elementary school aged. The flat rate is $30 for the first child, and $10 per additional sibling. 
Please register by visiting tinyurl.com/GSbabysitting.  Contact troop60688@gmail.com for more information.

CHILDREN’S THEATRE – OUTREACH PERFORMANCES – ALICE IN WONDERLAND! 
Juana Briones Elementary 
October 24th at 4:30pm or October 25th at 7pm 
Juana Briones Elementary youth have been hard at work, getting ready to mount ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Bring the kids October 24th at 4:30pm or October 25th at 7pm.  
Tickets are just $10 for kids, $12 for adult. 
Tickets  may be purchased online at www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre, 
or in person at Juana Briones one hour prior to performance. 

Math Olympiad for Kids 
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd. 
Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 pm 
Ages: For Grades 3-5 ONLY 
Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6003 
Brush up on your math & problem-solving skills at this popular program. Co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Recreation Department and Communication Academy. Registration is required.

Parenting Program: How to Talk So Teens Will Listen 
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd. 
Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm 
Audience: Adults only! 
Learn to listen and talk in ways that remove the conflicts, power struggles and drama when communicating with teenagers. 
Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6148

Addison Elementary School Annual Family Math Night (K-5) 
Tue Nov12 6:30-8:30pm, Addison Elementary MP Room, 650 Addison Ave, Palo Alto 
Family Math Night is a festive evening of math games that are sure to inspire even the most math-reluctant. This is a hands-on, self-paced exploration into the fun of math, with activities for all ages, abilities and interests.  Games are appropriate for kindergartners to adults, with emphasis on grades K-5.

Palo Alto Childrens’s Theater Presents “Jungle Book” 
Nov 7-17 Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s novel, this spellbinding story with Indian-inspired designs and traditional music is a crowd pleaser with multi-generational appeal! Tickets: $12 for children, $14 for adults http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/theatre/default.asp

JLS Stage Production presents “The Hobbit” 
Nov 14-15 @7pm JLS Cafetorium 480 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA, 94306 
Come see an adventure play based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth…and there’s a dragon!  Tickets go on sale @JLS on Nov 4. Adult: $5 Children: $3 (grades 8 or younger).

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association presents Chamber Music Concerts 
Sat Nov 9, 8pm First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave, Palo Alto 
Come and hear Suite for Brass Quintet, by John Palmer, String Quartet No.1, Op.51 by Johannes Brahms and Gran Partita for Winds, K. 361 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 
Tickets: www.paphil.org or at box office the evening of performance

Palo Alto Community Child Care’s 10th Annual Dine for Kids Event 

Thu Nov 14 at over 35 local restaurants in Palo Alto Community. 
Join Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) in support of quality childcare for low-income families by contributing a portion of their proceeds from that day’s sales.  Full details on the restaurants and any required flyers can be found at http://www.paccc.org/dine_for_kids. PACCC runs the Dine for Kids Online Auction with lots of fun goodies for everyone in your family from Nov 7-21, http://www.biddingforgood.com/paccc.

 
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eNews: October 22, 2013

Calendar
October 23, 24  Resturant Night at Sancho’s

October 24  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
October 25  PV Voice deadline

October 28  ~  November 1   Book Fair – Banana Seed
October 30  PTA Executive Board Mtg    
October 31  Halloween; PTA Coffee

November  6  PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 3;
                       Site Counsil
November  7  Noon Art
November  8  Food Drive Ends

November 11  No School    

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Restaurant Night:  October 23-24
Sancho’s Taqueria 2723 Middlefield Rd, PA
Bring in the flyer that was sent in the Friday
folder, present it when you order & 15% of your order will be donated to PV. Purchases include dine-in, take-out and all beverages.

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming
The fall book fair, brought to you by Banana Seed is coming October 28 – November 1.  Stop by and shop the huge selection of book perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parents.  It is a great time to start your holiday shopping &/or stay thank you to the teachers.  Look for the teacher’s wish boxes.  Remember a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to our school.

Book Fair Hours (10/28 – 11/1)
Monday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday: 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
**Thursday Special Extended Hours: 8-10am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am

Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.
Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tinamondragon(at)aol(dot)com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman(at)yahoo(dot)com

What’s New on the Palo Verde Website:  Parents Guide to Common Core, by grade
New Common Core State Standards will be implemented in California in the 2014-15 school year, along with Smarter Balanced Assessments. The new standards, called Common Core State Standards, set high expectations for all students. The aim of this state-led initiative is to develop standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career. 
Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You’ll also learn more about how you can support your child’s learning and other helpful information.

 

October Mileage Tracker Forms Due on Friday Nov 1

Congratulations to our first three Golden Sneaker Award Winners – Rooms 12, 14 and 20. Thank you for your committment to walk, bike, carpool or scooter to school.  

We are encouraging families to walk, bike, carpool or scooter to school atleast 5 days a month. 
According to the Brookings Institute, if we all left our cars at home once a week and adopted alternate means of transport, it would lead to a 20% reduction in commuter traffic.

October mileage tracker forms are due on Friday, November 1. We have also made the form available online at   http://pvpta.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mileage_tracker.pdf

Please return the October form (and the September form, if you missed it) in the bin marked “mileage tracker/traffic safety” in the office. The Golden Sneaker Award raffle for October commuters will be held at the assembly on Wednesday, November 6.

Girls on the Run

Dear parents of 3rd-5th grade girls,

  

I am pleased to announce that Palo Verde is bringing back Girls on the Run with four teacher-coaches!  Coach Park, Coach Linn, Coach Agrama, and I are excited about our upcoming season!  Our season starts in March, but registration starts on December 7th.  Mark your calendars for registration at 8:00AM on 12/7!  The program is capped at 15 girls.  Registration is first come first serve.   I highly recommend registering early on December 7th to make sure your daughter doesn’t miss out on this valuable program.

Program sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays right after school.  Girls will meet in front of Room 20.   If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me, cnosek (at) pausd (dot) org.  You can also pop in to room 20 after school to ask questions in person.  Please also visit the links below to learn more.  I’ll send more information again in November.   

  

From Last Week

  

Message From Our Principal:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

       New Common Core State Standards will be implemented in California in the 2014-15 school year, along with Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please join us for an evening informational session that will introduce you to the new standards that focus on 21st century skills, and will prepare our students for college and career readiness. Learn about the shifts in teaching and learning that will benefit our students, and the new performance based assessments that will measure their progress.
Two dates are offered: 
Monday, October 28th, 6:3-8:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303; Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00-8:00 pm at the PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

Please click HERE

PALO VERDE FOOD DRIVE
The Palo Verde PTA food drive is here.  You have probably noticed the Second Harvest Food Bank bins at the front and rear entrances of the school.  The bins will be out until Friday, November 8.  The food and funds will help the Food Bank meet the growing needs in our community.  
DONATE FUNDS: Visit our Online Food Drive to donate directly to Palo Verde’s drive at
DONATE FOOD: Drop off non-perishable food donations in barrels located at the front & rear entries of the school.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items,leftovers from lunch bags or other perishable foods.

Can you lend a hand?  Please let us know if you can help deliver food to our local food closet or can help us filter out glass or more fragile items from the bins (one time help is okay!).  Please email “subject: PV Food Drive” to Victoria Liu: vxqliu(at)gmail(dot)com

eScrip

is one of our biggest school fundraisers, please take a few minutes to sign up or update your information.

Here’s How it Works 
Register any one (or all) of your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.  Participating merchants will then automatically make contributions to Palo Verde, based on purchases made by using your registered cards. 
Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”. 
Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”. 
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.  Visit the eScrip family of merchants for a complete list of participating retailors. 
Winning with eScrip  Every participating family makes a difference. So everyone registered with eScrip will be entered into a draw to win one of three $10 Piazza’s Fine Foods gift cards at the end of the October.

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

  

 

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Let’s Go Crafting Sewing Classes

Does you child want to learn to sew?  On a sewing machine?  Let’s Go Crafting is an art school that teaches sewing to children ages 8 to 15.  New sessions start every month on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Let’s Go Crafting’s Art Studio located in Palo Alto.   
 For more information and a complete schedule go to:  www.letsgocrafting.wordpress.com or email to:  letsgocrafting@gmail.com.
We’d love to hear from you!!

Parent Ed: October is National Bullying Prevention Month
“Breaking the Cycle of Bullying and Building Relationships”
Jordan MP room, focus on Middle & High School;
Oct 17, 6:45 9 pm
Presentation will address how students can respond to bullying, prevention strategies, and responsible “digital citizenship”. Refreshments, childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. For additional information.
contact: Christina Schmidt at unityday2013@yahoo.com or our website at http://cacpaloalto.org/events/national-unity-day

Parents’ Nights Out on 10/26 and 11/2!
the GS House., Palo alto
Saturday 10/26 and Saturday 11/2 during the hours 5:30p-10:30p
Girl Scouts from Troop 60688 will host two babysitting sessions in Palo Alto. The troop of 10th graders, most of whom are babysitter and/or first-aid certified. The girls welcome children who are potty-trained through elementary school aged. The flat rate is $30 for the first child, and $10 per additional sibling.
Please register by visiting tinyurl.com/GSbabysitting.  Contact troop60688@gmail.com for more information.

Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter: Dog-O-Ween
The Bowl at Rinconada Park
Sat., Oct. 26, 1pm-3pm
Come join the Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter for their first annual Halloween fundraising event!  Bring your dog in costume — and wear one yourself if you’d like — then enter the costume contest to win “pawesome” prizes!  Students can also get community service hours by helping set up and clean up the event.
For more information, contact Cathy Kirkman at cathy@pafriends.org, and visit pafriends.org.

GUNN CHOIR FALL CONCERT
Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Waverly and Loma Verde.
Sunday, October 27th,
Directed by William Liberatore, the concert features the award winning Gunn Concert Choir, Treble Choir, and Chamber Singers in a program of culturally rich and diverse choral music from around the world.
Tickets are $7 adults, $5 students, and are available from Gunn choir students or at the door.
For more information, visit the website at gunnchoir.org or contact Gunn Choir Boosters presidents Kristen Lee <klee@pausd.org>; or Elizabeth Matchett<lizmatchett@yahoo.com>
 
FALL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
First Baptist Church,  305  North California Avenue, Palo Alto
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00 p.m.,
The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association presents the first of two Chamber Music Concerts of its 26th season.  The concert features works for wind and brass ensembles and string quartet, performed by musicians from the Philharmonic orchestra, their friends and associates. Tickets $20/17/10 at door or www.paphil.org . Wheelchair accessible

Zoo To You at the College Terrace Library
College Terrace Library, 2300 Wellesley St.
Friday, November 8 at 3:30 pm
Ages: Grades K-5 ONLY!
Meet and greet the animals of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo at the College Terrace Library! Registration is required.

19th Annual California Ave Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Carnival
California Ave, Palo Alto
October 27, 2013, 10am-2pm
19th Annual California Ave Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Carnival Sunday October 27, 2013, 10am-2pm, California Ave, Palo Alto a fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds and their family.
http://blossombirth.org/Special_Events/halloween.html

 

The Silicon Valley Boychoir Audition Appointments
downtown Palo Alto, 600 Homer Ave
The Silicon Valley Boychoir is now taking appointments for its November 15 auditions. Auditions are open to boys ages 7-12. The multi-level choir is held after school in downtown Palo Alto, 600 Homer Ave. Older boys with experience may audition for upper levels

Parenting Program: How to Talk So Teens Will Listen
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm
Audience: Adults only!
Learn to listen and talk in ways that remove the conflicts, power struggles and drama when communicating with teenagers.

 

 

 

Quick Links

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Palo Verde Walk and Roll Map

 

Carpool to School

 

Mileage Tracker Form 

 

 

eNews: October 15, 2013


Calendar


October 15  Photo Make Up Day

                    Math Night
October 17  Noon Art
October 18  No school

October 24  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
October 25  PV Voice deadline

October 28  ~  November 1   Book Fair – Banana Seed
October 31  Halloween; PTA Coffee
November 1  PTA Executive Board Mtg  


Palo Verde PTA and School News


New This Week

Message From Our Principal:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

       New Common Core State Standards will be implemented in California in the 2014-15 school year, along with Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please join us for an evening informational session that will introduce you to the new standards that focus on 21st century skills, and will prepare our students for college and career readiness. Learn about the shifts in teaching and learning that will benefit our students, and the new performance based assessments that will measure their progress. 

 

Two dates are offered: 
Monday, October 28th, 6:3-8:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303; Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00-8:00 pm at the PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.  

  

Please click HERE for more info.

Photo Make up day

will be on Tuesday, October 15 starting at 8:30 in the MP Room

Math Night

MP Room: The Lawrence Hall of Science’s Build It! Festival
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA 
Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:00-7:45 PM

Build It! brings out the engineer and the architect in everyone. Participants exercise their design, problem-solving, creativity, and spatial skills by constructing in both two and three dimensions. The Build It! Festival includes several bridge-building activities, some of them illustrating design elements of the world-class new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Volunteers needed to assist with the stations. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com

There’s Fun to Be Had – Tickets Still Available, Palo Verde!
The Party Book table was buzzing with interest and ticket sales at the Harvest Fair.  So far we’ve raised over $3,500! It’s not too late to join the fun. We will be selling tickets near Principal Brown’s office on Wednesday, October 16 from 8 to 8:30am. You may also place your order with a check (payable to Palo Verde PTA), in the Party Book basket in the school office using the absentee form at the back of the Fall Party Book Catalog. Please contact the Fall Party Book team at pvfallpartybook@gmail.com with any questions.  
 
Tickets to the following parties are still available. 
Adults
Nature, Then Nurture
Art of Wine & Food Pairing
Chocolate & Champagne Party
2nd Grade Parents Coffee & Book Swap
Oktobeerfest
White Elephant Party
Moms & Margaritas
 
Kids
Come Clash with Clans!
DinoPalooza
Wimbledon at Eichler
 
Family

Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee 

PALO VERDE FOOD DRIVE
The Palo Verde PTA food drive is here.  You have probably noticed the Second Harvest Food Bank bins at the front and rear entrances of the school.  The bins will be out until Friday, November 8.  The food and funds will help the Food Bank meet the growing needs in our community.  
DONATE FUNDS: Visit our Online Food Drive to donate directly to Palo Verde’s drive at
DONATE FOOD: Drop off non-perishable food donations in barrels located at the front & rear entries of the school.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items,leftovers from lunch bags or other perishable foods.

  

Can you lend a hand?  Please let us know if you can help deliver food to our local food closet or can help us filter out glass or more fragile items from the bins (one time help is okay!).  Please email “subject: PV Food Drive” to Victoria Liu: vxqliu(at)gmail(dot)com

eScrip

is one of our biggest school fundraisers, please take a few minutes to sign up or update your information.

Here’s How it Works 
Register any one (or all) of your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.  Participating merchants will then automatically make contributions to Palo Verde, based on purchases made by using your registered cards. 
Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”. 
Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”. 
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.  Visit the eScrip family of merchants for a complete list of participating retailors. 
Winning with eScrip  Every participating family makes a difference. So everyone registered with eScrip will be entered into a draw to win one of three $10 Piazza’s Fine Foods gift cards at the end of the October.

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

From Last Week

  

 

Noon Art
This week in Noon Art we did bottle cap art.  The kids created sculptures and pictures out of bottle caps and boy were they creative!!  No two were the same.  Please come by the outside of the office to see the pictures of their artwork.  Our next noon art will be on October 17th and we would love your help.  We start at 11:30am to set up, the kids arrive to take part in their art project at 12:00pm and cleanup starts at 12:30pm.  Join us for as much time as you have!!  It’s a blast and the kids love having their parents help out.  See you there!

Thanks so much for all the donations we have received in the “Noon Art” box located at the front of the school, we appreciate them so much.  We still need more empty cereal boxes, empty yogurt containers and toilet paper rolls for upcoming projects – so keep them coming.  Thanks again!

 

Wildlife on campus, your PTA dollars in action

Grades 2-5 at Palo Verde met with some special animals from the Wildlife Associates..  The guests were all rescued and can no longer survive in the wild.  The kids enjoyed getting close to a red fox, a red-tailed hawk, an opossum  a porcupine and an owl.  Ask your child how sharp a hawk’s talons are, the size of an opossum at birth, what a porcupine’s quill is made of!  New this year, the PTA Board worked with Principal Brown to fund these types of programs and we’re off to a great start! For more information about the wildlife program, see:

 http://www.wildlifeassociates.org/html/programs_school.html

Lost something?  Have you checked the Lost and Found Cart?

Been wondering where that coat or sweater are?  Can’t find that pair of eyeglasses?  Don’t remember the last place you saw your stilettoes? Unable to locate your razor scooter?

Maybe it’s in the lostandfound cart!!

Please come by and check it out, encourage your kids to check it out too!  It sits outside Mrs Brown’s office from before school until quite a while after school finishes!  If you can’t get to the cart, check out the online photo gallery which is regularly updated:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/lost_and_found_at_palo_verde/
I make a big effort to return labelled clothes and items to owners, please help by labeling everything!  A few minutes can save a lot of dollars! 

Cheers!
Denise White

Jamba Juice Program 
Announcing the Jamba Juice Sip to Support program, the EASY and FRUITFUL way to support Palo Verde. By signing up for Sip to Support, every time you visit Jamba Juice and pay using the Card, 10% of the net sales will be donated back to us from Jamba Juice.

What You Get: 

  • Free participation! There is absolutely no cost to participate.
  •  It’s easy! Special Jamba Juice offers!
  • Additional offers available through Marqeta.
How to Participate: 
  • Go to jambajuice.marqeta.com and register for your Jamba Juice Sip to Support Marqeta Card.  
  • Be sure to select Palo Verde Elementary PTA as your organization to support.  
  • The Card is sent to you in the mail. 

Questions? Email the Sip to Support Team at jambajuice@marqeta.com.

 


PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews


Let’s Go Crafting Sewing Classes

Does you child want to learn to sew?  On a sewing machine?  Let’s Go Crafting is an art school that teaches sewing to children ages 8 to 15.  New sessions start every month on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Let’s Go Crafting’s Art Studio located in Palo Alto.   

 

For more information and a complete schedule go to:  www.letsgocrafting.wordpress.com or
email to:  letsgocrafting@gmail.com.

 

We’d love to hear from you!!

Please join us for this special community event!
Raising Happy and Successful Children: A Developmental Assets Approach
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Paly High School Library
Light refreshments, childcare (5 and over) and Spanish translation provided!

  

Clay Roberts, national trainer and education consultant will share how every adult in our community can work together to help children achieve to their maximum potential. Participants will learn about:
* Positive experiences or qualities that influence the choices of children and youth, guiding them to become successful adults
* How assets enable youth to succeed in school
* How to promote the health and well-being of children and youth in our community
For more information about this event, please contact, Brenda Carrillo at (650) 329-3769 or via email at
bcarrillo@pausd.org.

 

Fifth Grade Parents Only: Middle School Tours,

Wednesday October 16
Please join us for PiE Middle School Tours  at JLS, Jordan and Terman. Tours take place just after the start of school and last approximately 2.5 hours. Please RSVP by October 14, and please plan to walk, bike or use alternate transportation if possible as parking is extremely limited.  Thank you to the staff at our middle schools for offering these tours!

JLS: Sign in and coffee at 8:15 in the library; program starts at 8:30.
Jordan: Sign in and coffee at 8:20 through main door to the library; program starts at 8:50.
Terman: Sign in and coffee at 7:45 in the library; program starts at 8:15.

To register, please contact Jamey Boccio in the PiE office, jboccio@papie.org.
 
Immigrant Stories on Stage at Media Center
Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd. • Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, October 20th from 3 PM – 5:30 PM.
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center presents seven dramatic stories at an event called “Foreign Correspondents: Immigrant Odysseys,” on  The seven storytellers represent an intriguing mix of Silicon Valley include a high tech CEO, a drama teacher from Gunn High School in Palo Alto, a Stanford instructor, a leader from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, that will share personal vignettes with flavors of Vietnam, Ireland, Nigeria, Russia, Italy, Mexico, and more. The free event begins with a reception and is made possible by support from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  To reserve seats, email: Editor@MadeIntoAmerica.org.
 

Parent Ed: October is National Bullying Prevention Month

“Breaking the Cycle of Bullying and Building Relationships”
Jordan MP room Oct 17, 6:45 – 9 pm,
focus on Middle & High School; students welcome
Presentation will address how students can respond to bullying, prevention strategies, and responsible “digital citizenship”. Refreshments, childcare and Spanish translation will be provided.
For additional information contact: Christina Schmidt at unityday2013@yahoo.com or our website at http://cacpaloalto.org/events/national-unity-day

CHILDREN’S THEATRE – OUTREACH PERFORMANCES – ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
Juana Briones Elementary
October 24th at 4:30pm or October 25th at 7pm
Juana Briones Elementary youth have been hard at work, getting ready to mount ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Bring the kids October 24th at 4:30pm or October 25th at 7pm. 
Tickets are just $10 for kids, $12 for adult.
Tickets  may be purchased online at www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre,
or in person at Juana Briones one hour prior to performance. 

 

Math Olympiad for Kids

Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 pm
Ages: For Grades 3-5 ONLY
Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6003
Brush up on your math & problem-solving skills at this popular program. Co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Recreation Department and Communication Academy. Registration is required.

JORDAN’S FALL MUSICAL: DRACULA THE COUNT OF COMEDY
Jordan’s MP Room
October 24, 25 at 7pm and October 26 at 2:30pm
Jordan’s Drama Department a unique comedic musical, a play within a play.  based on a secret diary with a mysterious missing page. There’s something very peculiar about one of
the actors who shows up to audition for the role of Count Dracula. Fun for the whole family. Come support the arts at Jordan.  $10 for adults.  $5 for students/children.

School Funding Legislative Roundtable
Santa Clara County Office of Education, Oak Grove Room, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose
November 14, 7-8:30 p.m. FREE 
California remains bottom ranked in school funding and performance.  No great economy ever grew by dis-investing in education.  What are our legislators’ ideas on how we can return California from “worst to first” in education funding and performance?  Come meet and talk directly with your California representatives and members of Congress representing districts throughout Santa Clara County.
Please forward  school funding questions you would like addressed by our representatives to advocacy@capta6.org.

eNews: October 8, 2013

Calendar

October  7 ~ 11  Walk N Roll week

October 13  Harvest Festival

October 15  Photo Make Up Day
                    Math Night
October 17  Noon Art
October 18  No school

October 24  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
October 25  PV Voice deadline

October 28  ~  November 1  Book Fair – Banana Seed
October 31  Halloween; PTA Coffee
November 1  PTA Executive Board Mtg 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Get Your Tickets!  Fall Party Book Tickets on Sales At Harvest Fair This Sunday

Tickets for Fall Party Book events go on sale this Sunday, October 13, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fall Harvest Fair.  A Dumpling Party, Moms & Margaritas, Holiday Crafts Party, Wine and Food Pairing, Clash of Clans Party, Swedish Glogg Party and so much more will go on sale at the Fall Party Book table. Harvest Fair attendees will get first crack at the tickets; check or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) will secure a ticket on the spot! For those who cannot attend, there is an absentee purchase form in the back of the Fall Party Book catalog; absentee ticket sales will be processed after initial Harvest Fair sales. Remaining tickets will be sold at the following Wednesday morning assembly (October 16).
 

Let’s have fun this fall, Palo Verde!

Noon Art
This week in Noon Art we did bottle cap art.  The kids created sculptures and pictures out of bottle caps and boy were they creative!!  No two were the same.  Please come by the outside of the office to see the pictures of their artwork.  Our next noon art will be on October 17th and we would love your help.  We start at 11:30am to set up, the kids arrive to take part in their art project at 12:00pm and cleanup starts at 12:30pm.  Join us for as much time as you have!!  It’s a blast and the kids love having their parents help out.  See you there!

Thanks so much for all the donations we have received in the “Noon Art” box located at the front of the school, we appreciate them so much.  We still need more empty cereal boxes, empty yogurt containers and toilet paper rolls for upcoming projects – so keep them coming.  Thanks again!
 
PALO VERDE FOOD DRIVE
Palo Verde PTA is coordinating its first community service project by partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to bring hope, relief and security to our neighbors struggling with hunger.  Your support allows Second Harvest to continue to provide for the 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo County that are served each month.  Now is the time to take action! 

From Wednesday, October 9 to Friday, November 8, our Food and Fund Drive will help the Food Bank meet more of the growing need in our community.   Here’s how to help. 
DONATE FUNDS
Visit our Online Food Drive to donate directly to Palo Verde’s drive. As one of the most efficient nonprofit organizations in the nation, Second Harvest turns every $1 into 2 nutritious meals!

DONATE FOOD
Drop off non-perishable food donations in barrels located at the front & rear entries of the school.  Please consider these most needed foods and avoid donating items packaged in glass:  Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), Fruit Juices, Tuna/Canned Meat, Peanut Butter, Low Sugar Cereals, Canned Fruits and Vegetables.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items.  Please no leftovers from lunch bags or other perishable foods.

Thank you for your active participation!
Questions?  Want to help out?  Have an idea for another community project?  Please email “subject: PV Food Drive” to Victoria Liu:  vxqliu(at)gmail(dot)com

From Last Week

We are All Winning with eScrip!

Congratulations, the 3 winners of our September draw for the $10 Safeway Gift Cards are: Queenie Huang, Norie Haines, & Willy Lai. Look for your prizes to go home in the Friday Folders this week.  For October, celebrate the fall harvest with Piazza’s. Everyone registered with eScrip will be eligible to win one of 3 $10 gift cards for Piazza’s Fine Foods. Winners to be drawn at the end of the month.   Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.  Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”.  Follow the registration steps and you’re done.  Then when you shop with your eScrip registered credit or loyalty cards, you automatically raise money for Palo Verde. It’s that simple.

 

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com 

Photo Make up day

will be on Tuesday, October 15 starting at 8:30 in the MP Room

Wildlife on campus, your PTA dollars in action

Grades 2-5 at Palo Verde met with some special animals from the Wildlife Associates..  The guests were all rescued and can no longer survive in the wild.  The kids enjoyed getting close to a red fox, a red-tailed hawk, an opossum  a porcupine and an owl.  Ask your child how sharp a hawk’s talons are, the size of an opossum at birth, what a porcupine’s quill is made of!  New this year, the PTA Board worked with Principal Brown to fund these types of programs and we’re off to a great start! For more information about the wildlife program, see:

 http://www.wildlifeassociates.org/html/programs_school.html

 

Green Commute During Our October Walk and Roll Week and Double Your October Miles

October Walk and Roll Week is from October 7-11. Green commute (walk, scooter, bike, carpool) that week and double your miles for October. On Wednesday October 9, the traffic safety team will be setting up tables outside the three school entrances before the morning bell to thank all our green commuters. Please have your child stop by, collect a healthy snack and get a thank you stamp from one of our volunteers. We will also be picking out the first three classroom winners of our golden sneaker award during that day’s assembly. Please turn in your mileage tracker forms for September in by September 30. If you have lost or misplaced the form,

click here to download it.

Green commuting is good for you and for our community. 


Math Night

at Palo Verde, MP Room: Build It 

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:00-7:45 PM
Build It! brings out the engineer and the architect in everyone. Participants exercise their design, problem-solving, creativity, and spatial skills by constructing in both two and three dimensions. The Build It! Festival includes several bridge-building activities, some of them illustrating design elements of the world-class new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. 

  

Volunteers needed to assist with the stations. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday October 4th.

 

Lost something?  Have you checked the Lost and Found Cart?

Been wondering where that coat or sweater are?  Can’t find that pair of eyeglasses?  Don’t remember the last place you saw your stilettoes? Unable to locate your razor scooter?

Maybe it’s in the lostandfound cart!!

Please come by and check it out, encourage your kids to check it out too!  It sits outside Mrs Brown’s office from before school until quite a while after school finishes!  If you can’t get to the cart, check out the online photo gallery which is regularly updated:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/lost_and_found_at_palo_verde/
I make a big effort to return labelled clothes and items to owners, please help by labeling everything!  A few minutes can save a lot of dollars! 

Cheers!
Denise White

Jamba Juice Program 
Announcing the Jamba Juice Sip to Support program, the EASY and FRUITFUL way to support Palo Verde. By signing up for Sip to Support, every time you visit Jamba Juice and pay using the Card, 10% of the net sales will be donated back to us from Jamba Juice.

What You Get: 

  • Free participation! There is absolutely no cost to participate.
  •  It’s easy! Special Jamba Juice offers!
  • Additional offers available through Marqeta.
How to Participate: 
  • Go to jambajuice.marqeta.com and register for your Jamba Juice Sip to Support Marqeta Card.  
  • Be sure to select Palo Verde Elementary PTA as your organization to support.  
  • The Card is sent to you in the mail. 

Questions? Email the Sip to Support Team at jambajuice@marqeta.com.

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Let’s Go Crafting Sewing Classes

Does you child want to learn to sew?  On a sewing machine?  Let’s Go Crafting is an art school that teaches sewing to children ages 8 to 15.  New sessions start every month on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Let’s Go Crafting’s Art Studio located in Palo Alto.   

 

For more information and a complete schedule go to:  www.letsgocrafting.wordpress.com or
email to:  letsgocrafting@gmail.com.

 

We’d love to hear from you!!

Please join us for this special community event!
Raising Happy and Successful Children: A Developmental Assets Approach
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Paly High School Library
Light refreshments, childcare (5 and over) and Spanish translation provided!

  

Clay Roberts, national trainer and education consultant will share how every adult in our community can work together to help children achieve to their maximum potential. Participants will learn about:
* Positive experiences or qualities that influence the choices of children and youth, guiding them to become successful adults
* How assets enable youth to succeed in school
* How to promote the health and well-being of children and youth in our community
For more information about this event, please contact, Brenda Carrillo at (650) 329-3769 or via email at
bcarrillo@pausd.org.

 

PAUSD Board Meeting
Board Room- Administration Building, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
5:00 P.M. – Closed Session (Conference Room A)
6:30 P.M. – Open Session
Board materials for the next meeting have been posted at http://pausd.org/community/board/agenda.shtml 
 
Looking for School Foodie Representatives
Are you a foodie?  Is school lunch nutrition important to you? We are looking for representatives at each of our school to continue working to improve school lunch programs and participation in nutritional programming.
Contact your school PTA president or Cindy Wenig, VP of Health and Wellness for PTA Council cindywenig@yahoo.com.
 
Parent Ed for October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Unity Week events are sponsored in partnership by the Palo Alto Special Education Advisory Committee (cacpaloalto.org), PAUSD, PTAC (paloaltopta.org), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS) and Student Equity Action Network (SEAN).
 
UNITY DAY October 9th 2013
Join Us and Wear Orange on October 9th.
Unity Day is a call to action for our community to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.
Palo Alto Firefighters Pancakes in the Park
Rinconada Park,
Oct 12, 9 – 1 pm
Come have breakfast and see a “Jaws of Life” and Life Flight helicopter demo, automated external defibulator demos, police dept display with K9 and SWAT teams and much more. This is a community pancake breakfast benefiting Project Safety Net. Cost $5/person.
For more information::   http://paloaltopta.org 

 

NOVEMBER ELECTION INFO (for Palo Alto)
The November ballot has only one item, Measure D, which would approve an ordinance to rezone property along Maybell Ave. to build 12 single-family homes and a 60-unit affordable housing development for seniors. The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto has held a debate on Measure D. Watch the debate [online], or [click for schedule] to watch on cable TV. Note that local elections tend to have low turnout, so your vote is especially important. Please inform yourself, and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE on Tue Nov 5!

 
Kidizens Build-A-City Workshop
Friday, October 18, 9 AM-3 PM
4546 El Camino real, Ste. B9, Los Altos, CA 94022
Cost: $90/child
Come spend your day off school creating an entire city out of LEGOS.  You’ll get to build your own house, choose your own LEGO mini-figure to represent you, help with important building projects like hospitals and police stations, and cast your vote on a few key issues A great way to combine some learning with lots of LEGO fun!  
Space is limited, so email info@kidzzinc.com to reserve your spot today!

 

Fifth Annual ‘TAKE FLIGHT FOR KIDS’
San Jose Reid Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Drive, San Jose, California

Saturday, October 19, 2013    9am-5pm
Kids’ the biggest FREE hands-on science technology engineering art aviation & math festival in the Bay Area.  Live bands, classic cars, aircraft displays, 200 exhibitors, tons of fun

Onsite/Advance Media Contact: Dean McCully, Take Flight for Kids Program Director takeflight@regathon.com  408-209-3049
 
Pumpkins, more Pumpkins, and Pumpkins, oh my!
the Haymarket Theatre at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto
Wednesday, Oct 16,  9-3 pm
Last chance to pick out your favorite glass pumpkin. Decorate your Halloween and Thanksgiving table with amazing, magical pumpkins.  Sales benefit the Fiery Arts and the sculpture classes at Palo Alto High School.   
 
Twelfth Night
: Tickets Now Available     
Haymarket Theatre, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
November 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm & November 3 at 2:00pm,

The Twenties were roarin’. Everyone wanted to get in the Pictures. After a boating accident leaves her with only boy’s clothes to wear, one young woman decides to test the waters of studio life as a man. The wacky hijinx that follow were dreamt up by Shakespeare himself.
Select and order seats at www.seatyourself.biz/palytheatre <http://www.seatyourself.biz/palytheatre> For more information, see www.palytheatre.com <http://www.palytheatre.com/>  or email palyboxoffice@gmail.com.
 
Auditions for THE NUTCRACKER
Tuesday, October 8th & Wednesday, October 9th
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road
October 8th OR 9th (attend either day), From 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm 
Sign-up for audition slot upon arrival (no earlier than 3:45 pm). On average, it can take 1-2 hours to be seen, depending on demand. 
For more information about auditioning for a Children’s Theatre production, please call the Theatre at (650) 463-4930.
 
Paly Choirs Fall Concert: For Love of Song
The Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94306
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00pm
Award winning Paly Choirs present For the Love of Song featuring choral and solo selections from the world’s great song composers.
Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, children under 12 free.
 
The new science of happiness and well being
Maples Pavilion, Sanford University
Friday, October 18, 2013
Moderator Katie Couric leads 2013 Roundtable at Stanford University on the topic of happiness.
Roundtable begins at 10 a.m.
Parking is limited so plan to arrive early and consider public transportation or carpooling.
 
WHAT MAKES A BOOK A BOOK?         
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.       
The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration of book, print & paper arts. Book Arts Jam 2013 will feature demonstrations and make-and-take projects for children and adults, a gallery of Bay Area Book Artists’ work, and a continuous letterpress demonstration by the San Jose Printers Guild. The event is free.  Food will be available for purchase from MoBowl and Treatbot the Karaoke Ice Cream Truck.
 
socialsklz:-) for SUCCESS: How to Give Children the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Modern World
Fairmeadow Elementary School
Thursday, Oct. 10th at 7:30pm
Parent Ed program presents Guest speaker, Faye de Muyshondt. She address the hot-button topic of social and emotional learning in the digital age.  De Muyshondt is the founder of socialsklz:-), an NYC based program featuring modern day social and emotional program for kids and young adults. 

   

Linsanity Coming to Theaters 10/4
Bluelight Cinema, Cupertino
Starting on10/4 for a week
“Linsanity” chronicles the surprising rise of basketball player Jeremy Lin, who in February 2012, while playing for the New York Knicks, put together a record breaking string of games giving the world one of the most remarkable underdog stories ever to unfold in the history of sports.  Jeremy Lin graduated from JLS in 2002 and from PALY in 2006. 
For more information http://bluelightcinemas.com/.
 

eNews: October 1, 2013

Calendar

 

 

October 1 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo
October 2 PTA Coffee;
ABC Reader Training: Book 2;
Site Council
October 3 Noon Art
October 4 PTA Exec Board Mtg
October 7 ~ 11 Walk N Roll week

October 13 Harvest Festival
October 15 Photo Make Up Day
Math Night
October 17 Noon Art
October 18 No school

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

We are All Winning with eScrip!

 

Congratulations, the 3 winners of our September draw for the $10 Safeway Gift Cards are: Queenie Huang, Norie Haines, & Willy Lai. Look for your prizes to go home in the Friday Folders this week.

 

For October, celebrate the fall harvest with Piazza’s. Everyone registered with eScrip will be eligible to win one of 3 $10 gift cards for Piazza’s Fine Foods. Winners to be drawn at the end of the month. 

 

Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.
Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”.
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.

 

Then when you shop with your eScrip registered credit or loyalty cards, you automatically raise money for Palo Verde. It’s that simple.

 

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com  

From Last Week

Photo Make up day

will be on Tuesday, October 15 starting at 8:30 in the MP Room

Wildlife on campus, your PTA dollars in action

Grades 2-5 at Palo Verde met with some special animals from the Wildlife Associates..  The guests were all rescued and can no longer survive in the wild.  The kids enjoyed getting close to a red fox, a red-tailed hawk, an opossum  a porcupine and an owl.  Ask your child how sharp a hawk’s talons are, the size of an opossum at birth, what a porcupine’s quill is made of!  New this year, the PTA Board worked with Principal Brown to fund these types of programs and we’re off to a great start! For more information about the wildlife program, see:

 http://www.wildlifeassociates.org/html/programs_school.html

 

Noon Art 

WOW!!  We had a huge turnout this week for Noon Art!  The kids had so much fun making pom-pom shooters out of recycled yogurt containers.  Ask you child about them, everyone was playing with them on the playground and after school.  Our next noon art will be held on October 3rd and we would love to have some help.  We start at 11:30am to set up, the kids arrive to do the project at 12:00pm and cleanup starts at 12:30.  Join us for as much time as you have!!  It’s a blast and the kids love having their parents help out.  See you there!!

  

Noon art also needs the following recycled goods for some upcoming projects:  toilet paper rolls and empty yogurt containers.  There will be a plastic container marked “Noon Art” located at the front of the school for you to place these items. Thanks so much!

 

Green Commute During Our October Walk and Roll Week and Double Your October Miles

October Walk and Roll Week is from October 7-11. Green commute (walk, scooter, bike, carpool) that week and double your miles for October. On Wednesday October 9, the traffic safety team will be setting up tables outside the three school entrances before the morning bell to thank all our green commuters. Please have your child stop by, collect a healthy snack and get a thank you stamp from one of our volunteers. We will also be picking out the first three classroom winners of our golden sneaker award during that day’s assembly. Please turn in your mileage tracker forms for September in by September 30. If you have lost or misplaced the form,

click here to download it.

Green commuting is good for you and for our community. 


Math Night

at Palo Verde, MP Room: Build It 

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:00-7:45 PM
Build It! brings out the engineer and the architect in everyone. Participants exercise their design, problem-solving, creativity, and spatial skills by constructing in both two and three dimensions. The Build It! Festival includes several bridge-building activities, some of them illustrating design elements of the world-class new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. 

  

Volunteers needed to assist with the stations. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday October 4th.

 

Lost something?  Have you checked the Lost and Found Cart?

Been wondering where that coat or sweater are?  Can’t find that pair of eyeglasses?  Don’t remember the last place you saw your stilettoes? Unable to locate your razor scooter?

Maybe it’s in the lostandfound cart!!

Please come by and check it out, encourage your kids to check it out too!  It sits outside Mrs Brown’s office from before school until quite a while after school finishes!  If you can’t get to the cart, check out the online photo gallery which is regularly updated:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/lost_and_found_at_palo_verde/
I make a big effort to return labelled clothes and items to owners, please help by labeling everything!  A few minutes can save a lot of dollars! 

Cheers!
Denise White

Jamba Juice Program 
Announcing the Jamba Juice Sip to Support program, the EASY and FRUITFUL way to support Palo Verde. By signing up for Sip to Support, every time you visit Jamba Juice and pay using the Card, 10% of the net sales will be donated back to us from Jamba Juice.

What You Get: 

  • Free participation! There is absolutely no cost to participate.
  •  It’s easy! Special Jamba Juice offers!
  • Additional offers available through Marqeta.
How to Participate: 
  • Go to jambajuice.marqeta.com and register for your Jamba Juice Sip to Support Marqeta Card.  
  • Be sure to select Palo Verde Elementary PTA as your organization to support.  
  • The Card is sent to you in the mail. 

Questions? Email the Sip to Support Team at jambajuice@marqeta.com.

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

 

 

Let’s Go Crafting Sewing Classes

 

Does you child want to learn to sew? On a sewing machine? Let’s Go Crafting is an art school that teaches sewing to children ages 8 to 15. New sessions start every month on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Let’s Go Crafting’s Art Studio located in Palo Alto.

For more information and a complete schedule go to: www.letsgocrafting.wordpress.com or
email to: letsgocrafting@gmail.com.

We’d love to hear from you!!

 

 

Junior Naturalist program for 3rd-5th graders

the EcoCenter
From October 16- Nov. 6
Students in the Junior Naturalist program learn about Baylands ecology, bird science, marine science, and early California Indians. Cost: $75 (includes t-shirt, daily snacks, and four lively sessions with presenters). Scholarships available..


Parenting Program: New Parent Bootcamp

Date and Time: Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm
Location: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
Audience: Adults ONLY!
Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=5968
Learn practical strategies to prepare for your newborn: from infant care to the developmental stages and beyond. Registration is required.

Halloween Costume Swap Event

Date and Time: Friday, October 4 from 5-8 pm
Location: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
Ages: For ages 0-12
This event will include Magician Dan Chan and fun Halloween themed activities and info tables such as making a recycled t-shirt bags for collecting treats, sampling healthy treats, learning about Halloween safety tips and much more!

Adolescent Counseling Service Open House

Sunday October 6th., 2013 3 to 6pm
1717 Embarcadero Road, Suite 4000, Palo Alto
We invite friends and community members to join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and fall festivities as we formally welcome our 4th program- Outlet. For more information or to RSVP, email denise@acs-teens.org or call 650-424-0852 ext 103.

Parent Ed for National Bullying Prevention Month

“Breaking the Cycle of Bullying” Strategies for Parents
Ohlone Elementary school MP room,
Oct 7, 6:45 – 9pm, focus on Elementary School Children
Both presentations will address how students can respond to bullying, prevention strategies, and responsible “digital citizenship”. Refreshments, Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided.
For additional information contact: Christina Schmidt at unityday2013@yahoo.com

UNITY DAY October 9th 2013

Join Us and WEAR ORANGE ON October 9th.
Unity Day is a call to action for our community to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.


Parent Education Workshop

Greener Schools, Cleaner Schools–PTAs can Help

Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, Room 40. Thursday, October 10, 8:30-10am
The JLS PTA, in collaboration with PAUSD Energy Specialist Rebecca Navarro, the U.S. Green Building Council, and GreenWaste, invites us to look at the messy reality of the waste generated at our schools and to learn how we can keep our schools clean and green.
All are welcome–just bring your reusable mug for coffee! Questions? Contact Nancy Smith

Bike Palo Alto !

starts at El Carmelo School (Loma Verde & Bryant).
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1-4PM
Bike Palo Alto ! is a fun family event. Join in and explore easy ways to get around the city using bike-friendly routes. Come to this free even.Participants receive local bike maps, safety information, free helmet fitting, bike maintenance, and more! For more information go to: www.pagreenteams.org/bikepaloalto

Food and Your Brain

Covington Elementary School Multi, 205 Covington, Los Altos 94024.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9 to 11 am
The food you eat impacts your energy, your ability to think, and your emotions. Kandice Stellmon, who works at Whole Child Wellness, will talk about how food affects brain function. This talk will cover foods to eat, foods to avoid, and natural supplements. This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org)


Junior Naturalist after school program for youth grades 3 – 5
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4 Wednesdays, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6)
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter (across from the Palo Alto Duck Pond)
2560 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303
Each student gets a T-shirt, naturalist name tag, snack each day, merit pin each day, and will have the chance to meet live birds, touch a Bay fish, meet a park ranger, make an Ohlone fire, and more.
Contact Eric@EVols.org or call (650)493-8000 ext.345


9th Annual Bay Area Buddy Walk

Saturday, October 19, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Cunningham Park – Cypress Pavillion, 2305 S. White Road, SJ CA 95148

Warm up with Yulissa Arrescurenaga, the first certified Zumba instructor with Down syndrome! Enjoy free t-shirts and food (while supplies last), music, face painting, bounce house, games, crafts, photo booth, henna tattoos, prize drawing and more! Register to walk, start a team or make a tax-deductible donation at: bayareabuddywalk.org.


THE PALO ALTO PHILHARMONIC OPENING CONCERT,
2013-14 Season

Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA
SATURDAY, October 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Celebrating Verdi and Wagner anniversaries with a night of opera.
Soloists, duets, and quartets, Also including: Wagner’s Rienzi Overture and Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino.
Tickets $20, 17 and 10 www.paphil.org


San Jose’s Reid Hillview Airport

Saturday October 19, 2013, 9am-5pm.
WOO HOO, announcing the 5th annual ‘Take Flight for Kids’ is returning to San Jose’s Reid Hillview for the 5th straight year. We expect about 200+ exhibitors of fun hands on stuff this year, including STEAM+A science/tech/engineering/art/math + aviation.

Love Art and Art History?

Volunteer docents needed to give presentations about the lives and work of
Master Artists to PAUSD elementary students.
Training provided by Arts Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson, at Art Education, 25 Churchill Portable F.
Flexible hours.
Volunteer docent meetings/training start in October.

For more information contact Art Education (650) 329-3939 or email Emily Marshall at
emarshall@pausd.org

Teenpower Full-Force Self-Defense Workshop

THE HIRUKO WELLNESS CENTER, 2741 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sunday, Nov 3, 12:30-5:30pm, Palo Alto
Teens ages 13 to 17 practice using boundary-setting, conflict resolution, self-protection, and self-defense skills to prevent and stop most attacks, bullying, and harassment. Opportunity for full-force practice of self-defense moves with the head-to-toe padded instructor. Partial scholarships available. Pre-registration required.
To register: Call (800) 467-6997 ext. 1# or email safety@kidpower.org