eNews: April 29, 2014

Calendar

April 29  Project Resilience;
              PV Open House; Science Fair;
              5th Grade Fundraiser Dinner;
              School Site Council Election

May  3   May Fete Parade 

May  5   PTA Executive Board Mtg

May  6   Talent Show
May  7   PTA Coffee;  Site Council;  

              ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8    Noon Art

May 15   Eaglesburg (5th grade)

May 16   Box Top Competition;

               PAUSD DEADLINE: Annual Data Update 

May 18   PV International Fair
May 21   ABC Reader Thank you & Year End Wrap Up;

              PV Volunteer Thank you Tea 

May 22   Proj. Cornerstone: Dance Party!
May 26   Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29   Promotion – 5th graders ;

              Last Day of School – minimum day,  

              ICE CREAM SOCIAL at 1:15 pm  

Palo Verde PTA and School News
It is time for Annual Data Update

The 2014-15 school year is right around that corner.  That means that it’s time to update emergency and health information for all PAUSD students. All students’ information must be updated each year to ensure that the district has current information: emergency contacts, health conditions, and healthcare providers.

This must be completed by 05/16/2014

To complete this process, you will need to access your PAUSD Parent Portal account with your username and password by going to this page:

Family Pizza Dinner Night Fundraiser – April 29th

Who: All Palo Verde families attending Open House and Science Fair
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Near MP room
What: 5th Grade Pizza Dinner Fundraiser
 
5th graders will serve you dinner on April 29th while raising money for a gift to Palo Verde. Relax and enjoy Palo Verde’s Open House and Science Fair.  It’s a busy evening – leave the dinner to us!

Dinner Plate – $10 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)

  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
  • Drink – $2
  • Dessert – $3
Questions?  Contact Dipti Joshi at dsonak (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Palo Verde Science Fair
Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm
We hope you are all having a great time working on the projects.

Please bring in your completed  projects to the MP room on the morning of the 29th before school (7:50 am to 8:15 am). Do not forget to have your name and grade on the front of the poster. Note that expensive or fragile items should not be displayed, use a photograph instead.

We need volunteers on the morning of the Fair from about 8:00 am to 8:20 am to help with the sign up and the table set up when the students are bringing in their projects, and from about 8:20 am to 8:50 am to help with the participation ribbons.
Please drop a mail to pavand (at) gmail (dot) com or philip.bednarz (at) stanfordalumni (dot) com if you are able to help.

 

The 8th Annual Talent Show is coming – Volunteers needed!
We are very excited that our Talent Show has so many eager participants this year!  At least 80 hopefuls are going to come to the screenings this week!

To be able to run the Talent Show however, we need volunteers – otherwise we will have to cancel the show!  (That would be very sad!)

The Talent Show is on May 6th,
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders will have a show at 8:30am,  Grades 3 – 5 will have a show at 10:30 am

We need 6 parent volunteers to help with each show (so far we have about 3 for each!)  Please let us know which show you can help with.  You are also very welcome to help with both shows!  Thanks in advance!
Lisa Baxter (baxterl at bnei dot net) or
Denise White (glen.denise.white at gmail dot com)
 

Mileage Tracker Forms For April
Due by Monday May 5 
The last mileage tracker forms for the year are due on Monday May 5. At the assembly on May 14, we will be handing out tokens and certificates of appreciation to all kids that walked, biked or carpooled through February, March and April and turned in their mileage forms.

Thank you for encouraging your child to walk, bike or carpool to school.

International Fair    Sunday, May 18th 4-6pm 

It’s the last Palo Verde event this year and we still need parent and student volunteers to make this event run smoothly.  W

e have 9 country booths: China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia and Taiwan, but there are more countries represented in our Palo Verde community and we would love to see them at our Fair!  We also need parent and/or student help at each booth to answer questions, hand out treats or just stamp passports.  Lastly, we don’t want to miss the USA booth-so please sign-up to represent this important booth too.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Haiyan Zhang at haiyan1210 (at) yahoo (dot) com or call 650-863-5016.  Thank you!


Shop at eScrip merchants & earn all summer long for Palo Verde!

If you haven’t signed up for eScrip yet, please take a few minutes and do so now by visiting  escrip.com/signup . Simply search by our Group Name (Palo Verde PTA) or Group ID (137331259) and follow the registration instructions.

  

There are many ways to earn, and there is no cost to you!!  

If you are already an eScrip supporter, make sure all your participating grocery club and payment cards are registered and up-to-date.

Remember, to earn, you will want to use your registered cards at every opportunity.

  

Thank you. We appreciate your time and support!
Questions: contact your eScrip coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun!  San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA

Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD News
PAUSD LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN
Palo Alto Unified School District Stakeholders,
The Local Control Accountability Plan Advisory Group met on April 17th to provide input for the LCAP plan.  All community groups  were represented, plus many other community members attended.  The presentation included details on new state funding formulas and district requirements and how PAUSD can integrate all those components with our District Strategic Plan.  District personnel created displays that highlighted many of the wonderful programs our district has already aligned with state priorities. The community was asked to review the displays and give feedback on how to improve PAUSD’s alignment with state priorities.  
 
If you missed this meeting but would like to provide input, the district has two follow up days: April 29th or May 7th from 3-6pm at the District Office in the Board room. 
Green Innovation Speaker Night
Tue, Apr 29, 7 PM, Spangenberg
The Green Energy Innovation Club at Gunn High School will host a green innovation speaker night with renowned green innovators, educators, leaders, and students to spread awareness of our changing environment and how today’s technology and creative minds can save the world.. For more info: the Spotlight or at http://greeninnovation.strikingly.com. Questions? Email greenenergytitans@gmail.com.
 
Youth Violinists Offer Free Spring Concert for Local Community
Sat, May 10 in Los Altos High School Theatre (201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos)
Directed by Sue Mann, violinists ranging in age from 4 to 14 years old will present musical selections from Bach, Mozart, Veracini, Vivaldi, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, among others. Please, reserve tickets  for the Free Concert via Eventbrite: http://magicalstringswest.eventbrite.com. For more info: http://www.magicalstringswest.org/
 
Cantor Art center presents
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Apr 23-Aug 17
This exhibition of nearly 70 photographic prints by Carleton Watkins-perhaps America’s most influential 19th-century landscape photographer-celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant of 1864, the first official step toward preserving the Sierra Nevada Mountains for public use and establishing the National Park system. Read the press release

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PTAC News

Bicycle Boulevard Projects Outreach Bike-Along Rides

The City of Palo Alto is hosting four bike-along rides to help introduce and solicit information on proposed Bicycle Boulevard projects.  Each of the Saturday rides will include a bicycle tour of proposed project sites with stops at key locations to allow residents an opportunity to provide input on improvements to be presented at future community meetings. Please note that many of these streets include PAUSD school commute routes. PAUSD families are invited to participate.  For specific times, a map of each ride and more details, go to http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/40079

Palo Alto City Library presents
*May Appy Hour
Wed, May 7 (1st Session at 3:30 pm, 2nd Session at 5 pm) at  Parents Place, 200 Channing Avenue
Enjoy some mocktails and kid-friendly appetizers as you play with Tangible Play’s Beta games for kids. Tangible Play is changing the way we use iPads to educate our kids. Their breakthrough product opens up a new era of multi-sensory apps that enable both a hands-on and social play experience. Ages: For grades K-5. *Space is extremely limited so please do not register unless you are absolutely coming!
Register at:
 
Community E,M
Kids Love Writing Presents
Adventures in Writing Camp
Jun 16 – Jun 27, 9to 3pm, at Addison Elementary School.
Help your child become a better writer!  Authors, teachers, and musicians are teaming up to help your child fall in love with writing this summer! This two week program at nearby Addison Elementary School allows campers entering grades 2-6 to write, edit, and publish their own eBook under the guidance of professional authors.  Common Core aligned lessons are delivered as songs, and new writing skills are practiced through games, theater and songwriting. For more info: www.kidslovewriting.org
  
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents
Transitions: Human Connections
Thu Apr 24,at 7:00pm The Little Theatre at Henry M. Gunn High School
The Palo Alto Teen Arts Council and Gunn High School present an evening of original student works inspired by themes from Tobias Wolff’s Old School.  Join us for a discussion of the novel as well as an exploration of human connections and life changes.
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre with the Palo Alto City Library presents
Knowing Your True Self: Values Under Pressure
Wed Apr 30, at 7:00pm Cubberly Community Center, Room A-6, 4050 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join us for a special live theatre presentation based on the Tobias Wolff novel Old School. Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to join a reflective discussion around some of the main themes of his novel, including the ideas of identity and integrity.
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents
An Evening with Tobias Wolff
Wed May 7, at 8:00pm Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join us for an engaging exploration of local, award-winning author Tobias Wolff’s novel Old School. This very special event will feature original short films, an exhibition of student works which respond to the novel, and a conversation with Tobias Wolff. 
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Going Green: Green Shopping
Wed, May 14 at 7 pm Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Learn how to refresh your wardrobe without wasting money or resources. We will share shopping secrets on finding fabulous clothes and accessories. Audience: For Adults only!   Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6912
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Parenting Program: The Last Minute Kid
Thu, May 1 at 7 pm  at Lucie Stern Community Center
Raising a successful adult is one of the major goals of parenting. Learn to help your child or teen set realistic goals, timelines and boundaries so that the “last minute kid” does not become “the last minute adult”. Audience: For Adults ONLY  Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6876
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Parenting Program: Positive Life and Body Image for Teens
Thu, Jun 5 at 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
For many people, especially people in their teens, body image can be closely linked to self-esteem. Family life can sometimes influence our body image. We will focus on raising confident, happy, and healthy teens! Audience: For Adults ONLY  Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6931
 
The Palo Alto Art Center
Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope opening celebration  Wed, Apr 30, 4:30-7:00 p.m.   Celebrate both exhibitions in a creative atmosphere with hands-on art activities for all ages. Opening Remarks: 6:00 p.m.
 
The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Youth Art
Apl 27 – May 18,
Youth Art showcases artwork produced by students from kindergarten through high school within the Palo Alto Unified School District. This year’s show, The Arts and the Creation of Mind, is dedicated to the ideas of Elliot Eisner, a leader in the field of arts education.
 
The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Cultural Kaleidoscope
Apr 27 – May 25, 2014.
Cultural Kaleidoscope is a unique artist-in-the-schools program building bridges through the arts. By partnering two K-5 classrooms from PAUSD and Ravenswood City School District to foster connections between students of diverse backgrounds, Cultural Kaleidoscope transcends traditional classroom instruction, providing engaging cross-cultural arts education. This exhibition showcases artwork produced in the residencies, featuring artwork in a wide range of media inspired by world cultures.

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eNews: April 22, 2014

Calendar

April 23  PTA GENERAL MTG/ELECTIONS;
              Talent Show screenings;
              Green Team Craft/Bake Sale(for charity)
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 24  Talent Show screenings;
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 25  Bottle/Can collection
April 26  May Fete Float Construction
April 29  Project Resilience;
              PV Open House; Science Fair;
              5th Grade Fundraiser Dinner;
              School Site Council Election

May  3  May Fete Parade 

May  5  PTA Executive Board Mtg

May  6  Talent Show
May  7  PTA Coffee;  Site Council;  

             ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8  Noon Art

May 15 Eaglesburg (5th grade)

May 16 Box Top Competition;

             PAUSD DEADLINE: Annual Data Update 

May 18  PV International Fair
May 21  ABC Reader Thank you & Year End Wrap Up;

             PV Volunteer Thank you Tea 

May 22  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
May 26  Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29  Last Day of School – minimum day

             Graduation – 5th graders  

Palo Verde PTA and School News
It is time for Annual Data Update

The 2014-15 school year is right around that corner.  That means that it’s time to update emergency and health information for all PAUSD students. All students’ information must be updated each year to ensure that the district has current information: emergency contacts, health conditions, and healthcare providers.

This must be completed by 05/16/2014

To complete this process, you will need to access your PAUSD Parent Portal account with your username and password by going to this page:

https://ic.pausd.org/campus/portal/paloalto.jsp

Restaurant Night – Sancho’s Taqueria

Please plan to enjoy some authentic Mexican food at Sancho’s Taqueria (2723 Middlefield Road) on April 23rd and 24th

. The last fundraiser at Sancho’s was a smoking success and we hope to see you all there again!
 
Sancho’s will donate 15% of your order to our school. Purchases include dine in, take out and beverages.
Flyers will be sent out soon in the Friday folders.

Family Pizza Dinner Night Fundraiser – April 29th

Who: All Palo Verde families attending Open House and Science Fair
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Near MP room
What: 5th Grade Pizza Dinner Fundraiser
 
5th graders will serve you dinner on April 29th while raising money for a gift to Palo Verde. Relax and enjoy Palo Verde’s Open House and Science Fair.  It’s a busy evening – leave the dinner to us!

Pre-ordering is just one easy step. Click:  http://tinyurl.com/5thGradeFundRaiserPreOrderForm

Pre-order by April 25th for a discount and to help us plan:
  • Dinner Plate – $9 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
Prices on April 29th will be:
  • Dinner Plate – $10 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
  • Drink – $2
  • Dessert – $3
Make sure you let us know by April 25th and we will have dinner waiting for you on April 29th. (Please pay by cash at the event to buy your dinner) 
Questions?  Contact Dipti Joshi at dsonak (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Palo Verde Science Fair is coming next week on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm
We hope you are all having a great time working on the projects.

Please bring in your completed  projects to the MP room on the morning of the 29th before school (7:50 am to 8:15 am). Do not forget to have your name and grade on the front of the poster. Note that expensive or fragile items should not be displayed, use a photograph instead.

We need volunteers on the morning of the Fair from about 8:00 am to 8:20 am to help with the sign up and the table set up when the students are bringing in their projects, and from about 8:20 am to 8:50 am to help with the participation ribbons.
Please drop a mail to pavand (at) gmail (dot) com or philip.bednarz (at) stanfordalumni (dot) com if you are able to help.

The May Fete Float Construction

We are meeting on Saturday April 26 at 1 pm  in the school MP room to put finishing touches to the Palo Verde May fete float. There is something for everyone to do. There will be tasks such as glue gunning or cutting cardboard for adults and kids will help create warm fuzzies, color, decorate and glitter up the float. We would appreciate as much help as possible. Stay for as long as you want.

Please note that this is not a drop off as there will be no supervision.

We need lots of leaves for the  ‘Palo Verde ‘ on the float. In your
Friday folders from last week, please find a color paper with leaf
cutouts. Write a fuzzy gram, color it, glitter it and drop it off in
the bin marked May Fete by 04/25. If you would like a copy please find it here.

We are looking for a new May Fete chair for the next year. If you are curious about what it takes, this is the best time to come on by and check it out.
 

The 8th Annual Talent Show is coming – Volunteers needed!
We are very excited that our Talent Show has so many eager participants this year!  At least 80 hopefuls are going to come to the screenings this week!

To be able to run the Talent Show however, we need volunteers – otherwise we will have to cancel the show!  (That would be very sad!)

The Talent Show is on May 6th,
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders will have a show at 8:30am,  Grades 3 – 5 will have a show at 10:30 am

We need 6 parent volunteers to help with each show (so far we have about 3 for each!)  Please let us know which show you can help with.  You are also very welcome to help with both shows!  Thanks in advance!
Lisa Baxter (baxterl at bnei dot net) or
Denise White (glen.denise.white at gmail dot com)
 

Mileage Tracker Forms For April
Due by Monday May 5 
The last mileage tracker forms for the year are due on Monday May 5. At the assembly on May 14, we will be handing out tokens and certificates of appreciaton to all kids that walked, biked or carpooled through February, March and April and turned in their mileage forms.

Thank you for encouraging your child to walk, bike or carpool to school.

Shop at eScrip merchants & earn all summer long for Palo Verde!

If you haven’t signed up for eScrip yet, please take a few minutes and do so now by visiting  escrip.com/signup . Simply search by our Group Name (Palo Verde PTA) or Group ID (137331259) and follow the registration instructions.

There are many ways to earn, and there is no cost to you!!  

If you are already an eScrip supporter, make sure all your participating grocery club and payment cards are registered and up-to-date.

Remember, to earn, you will want to use your registered cards at every opportunity.
Thank you. We appreciate your time and support!
Questions: contact your eScrip coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun!  San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA

Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD News
PAUSD Board meeting
Tue  Apr 22,  6:30 P.M. Board Room – 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, California
The materials for the next Board meeting have been posted to the website at:   http://pausd.org/community/board/agenda.shtml    
 
PTAC News
BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION
May 1 at 8:00am at the transportation office located behind the Paly football field
Show your support for the dedication and kindness demonstrated daily by your child’s bus driver. Please donate a breakfast item and we’ll add a thank you card with your message and/or name. For more info contact adrianarepjrd@gmail.com. For details on how to sign up please click here: http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=06fe8e3b-fead-4a3e-8f22-a2252e044ffe
 
Parents Helping Parents, CAC and JLS PTA  Presents
SPECIAL EDUCATION BASICS TRAINING 
Sat, Apr 26 – 9:30am-12:30pm JLS Middle School’s Cafetorium,
Topics  Include:  The Special Education Process and IDEA law ,  How an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed, Parent’s Rights and Effective Collaboration with  IEP Team. Spanish Translation & Childcare provided for this event. For info:  http://www.php.com/ and http://cacpaloalto.org/ 
 
PTA News
SELPA 1 CAC Parent ED Event
Common Core and Students with Learning Challenges
Wed May 7,   7 to 9 pm.  Egan Middle School Multi, 100 West Portola Ave, Los Altos 94022.
Common Core Standards recognize speaking and listening as an integral part of learning. These new standards emphasize communication and group work, skills that students with learning (or other) disabilities often struggle with .  How will teachers work with these students (IEPs, 504s, or struggling) so that they learn what they need to meet these valuable new standards?  For more info: www.selpa1cac.org

Parent Education Network Presents
Learning Disabilities and Attention Problems: Early Warning Signs and What to Do About It
Tue Apr 29, 7 – 8:30 PM, Los Altos Christian School (Fireside Room), 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Brendan Pratt as he walks through the early warning signs of learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia) and attention problems (ADHD). $20 for PEN members plus bring a guest for FREE. $30 for non-member registration For more info: www.PEN-SiliconValley.org 
 
THE PALO ALTO PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION Presents
FAMILY CONCERT “Music from the Cinema”
Sun  May 18,  3:00 pm at  Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Philharmonic presents its annual Family Concert. The varied and familiar selections will include music by some of Hollywood’s greatest composers – Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo), Howard Shore (Fellowship of the Ring), and John Williams (several different films), 2001: A Space Odyssey.  For more info: www.paphil.org.
 
Paly Choirs Spring Concert
Sun, Apr 27  at 4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St, Palo Alto.  
The Award winning Paly Choirs present a Spring Concert of Opera and Art Song.  Join us for this wonderful afternoon of opera and art song from around the world.  Music of Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein and more.  This performance will feature special guest artist from the SF Opera Chorus mezzo-soprano Janet Campbell,  Prices: $10 for Adults, $5 for Students & Seniors ($5), children under 12 Free.  For more information, go to palychoirs.com.
 
Cantor Art center presents
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Apr 23-Aug 17
This exhibition of nearly 70 photographic prints by Carleton Watkins-perhaps America’s most influential 19th-century landscape photographer-celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant of 1864, the first official step toward preserving the Sierra Nevada Mountains for public use and establishing the National Park system. Read the press release
 
Calling Student Volunteers for May Fete Parade
Sat, May 3 from 9:30 am -1:30 pm on at the parade downtown.  
Need for  5-6 local teens to work at the May Fete Parade this year.  The work will be handing out literature about the importance of caring neighborhoods and the developmental assets. We will pay a stipend of $40 or students can get volunteer service hours.  For more info contact Terry Godfrey at devassetspaloalto@gmail.com.

Los Altos Mountain view PTA presents
Good Enough Parenting
Thu, Apr 24 7 to 9 pm, Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Dr.Brad Sachs speaks on  on innovative,inspiring and practical approach to parent – child communication,  Learn how to enhance  adolescents’self -awareness, self – assuredness, and self -reliance,  Soften family conflict and  Enrich the Bond between generations

After School Nature Programs
Every Wednesday May 7 – June 4  from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the EcoCenter, Baylands Nature Preserve
Junior Naturalist is open to students in 3rd – 5th grades. Each day students have the opportunity to learn about natural science and the environment in a fun and engaging way. Students will go hiking around the Baylands, meet live hawks and owls up close, touch fish and leopard sharks, restore the Baylands. Students get a t-shirt, name tag, and merit pins to show off the nature knowledge. For more e-mail Eric@EVols.org. Spaces are very limited, register today.
 
The Media Center I Presents
MC Sports Summer Broadcasting Workshop
July 14th to 18th for Grades 6-8
Learn live television sports production. Students going into grades 6-12 will get hands on training from industry professionals on the basic skills required to produce live sporting events.  No experience is necessary, Everyone has a chance to learn all crew positions.
For GRADES 6 TO 8 
 
YouthStartup
Jul 7 to 18, Jordan Middle school
for  Gr 3-7, YouthStartup is dedicated to fostering learning through K12 entrepreneurial problem solving and internship. 1-Invention-I(AM), Marketing-I(PM): Have fun and games. Brainstorm ideas. Learn project basics & build prototype.  2-Business-I(AM), II (PM):  Create a simple business plan to present. Get funds &build your product.  For more info: info@youthstartup.com, 

 
The Media Center I Presents
MC Sports Summer Broadcasting Workshop
July 21st to 25th for Grades 9-12
Learn live television sports production. Students going into grades 6-12 will get hands on training from industry professionals on the basic skills required to produce live sporting events.  No experience is necessary, Everyone has a chance to learn all crew positions. 
For -GRADES 9 TO 12
 
YouthStartup
Jul 7 to 18, Gunn & Palo Alto High
For Gr8-12  YouthStartup is dedicated to fostering learning through K12 entrepreneurial problem solving and internship. 1-Invention-I(AM),  Marketing-I(PM): Have fun and games. Brainstorm ideas. Learn project basics & build prototype. 2-Business-I(AM), II (PM):  Create a simple business plan to present. Get funds &build your product.  For more info: info@youthstartup.com, 

 
Community E, M, H
Palo Alto City Library  Presents
Rock and Roll Soccer 
Tue, Apr 22 at 7 pm, Rinconada Bowl, 777 Embarcadero Rd. 

For Adults. Rock out while doing soccer drills to maintain excellent health. Beginners and advanced soccer players welcome.

 
Birth and Family Fair,
Sat, May 10, 10:00am-4:00pm, All Saints’ Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 

Blossom Birth Services Birth and Baby Fair for new and expectant families! Meet local pregnancy & new parent businesses & resources, sign up for informative workshops, goodie bags & much more! At 10am featured speaker & Blossom’s 2014 Mother’s Day Achievement Award recipient Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker on evidence-based maternity care. http://blossombirth.org/Special_Events/Birth_Family_Fair_2014.html

 

The annual Youth Art Show,
Apr 27 – May 18 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313, Newell Rd. 
Reception: April 30, 4:30 – 7:00pm, Opening remarks at 6:00pm.
An exhibition of PAUSD student artwork grades K – 12, Additional Youth Art exhibit will be displayed at the PAUSD district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

For News about Sports News and Opportunities

All Sports event news is published on the PTAC web site [ http://info.paloaltopta.org/sports.shtml ] and will not be sent in as part of eNews-blurb bulletin

 
Want to submit news to Palo Verde eNews?
Send your announcement to paloverdevoice (at) gmail (dot) com.  Add “For eNews” in the subject line, and all submissions must be made by 2 pm Monday.  Please include a brief description as well as date, time, location, and contact information.  Do not include attachments.

Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor.

eNews: April 15, 2014

Calendar

April 16 – 18 Seed-O-Grams! community project
April 17  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
April 23  PTA GENERAL MTG/ELECTIONS;
              Talent Show screenings;
              Green Team Craft/Bake Sale(for charity)
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
Arpil 24  Noon Art; Talent Show screenings;
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 29  Project Resilience;
              PV Open House; Science Fair;
              5th Grade Fundraiser Dinner

May  2  PTA Executive Board Mtg
May  3  May Fete Parade
May  6  Talent Show
May  7  PTA Coffee;  Site Council; ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8  Noon Art

May 18  PV International Fair
May 21  ABC Reader Thankyou & Year End Wrap Up
May 22  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
May 26  Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29  Last Day of School – minimum day

             Graduation – 5th graders  

Palo Verde PTA and School News
Family Pizza Dinner Night Fundraiser – April 29th

Who: All Palo Verde families attending Open House and Science Fair
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Near MP room
What: 5th Grade Pizza Dinner Fundraiser
 
5th graders will serve you dinner on April 29th while raising money for a gift to Palo Verde. Relax and enjoy Palo Verde’s Open House and Science Fair.  It’s a busy evening – leave the dinner to us!

Pre-ordering is just one easy step. Click:  http://tinyurl.com/5thGradeFundRaiserPreOrderForm

Pre-order by April 25th for a discount and to help us plan:
  • Dinner Plate – $9 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
Prices on April 29th will be:
  • Dinner Plate – $10 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
  • Drink – $2
  • Dessert – $3
Make sure you let us know by April 25th and we will have dinner waiting for you on April 29th. (Please pay by cash at the event to buy your dinner) 

Questions?  Contact Dipti Joshi at dsonak (at) yahoo (dot) com


May Fete Float. We Need Leaves For the Tree On Our Float. 

We are excited to start work on Palo Verde’s float entry for the May Fete parade on May 3. And would need your help! . In this week’s Friday folders, please find a color page with three maple leaf cut outs. If you could have your child, write a ‘warm fuzzy’ saying why he likes Palo Verde, or draw on or decorate the leaves, we would greatly appreciate it. We plan to use the leaf cutouts for the’ Palo Verde’ (green tree)  on the float and the more leaves we have for our tree the better. We will have a bin out in the front office for your child to deposit the leaves in. They can either cut out the leaves or not. Questions please contact anjani dot sarma at gmail dot com.
Please watch this space for when we will all assemble to put the float together in the MP room. We have had families come out the last few years and help decorate and put finishing touches to the float. Hope you can join us as well.


Looking for a traffic safety co-chair

The traffic safety team is looking for a co-chair/s. The co-chair/s will help run traffic safety programs and promote green commuting alternatives. If you are interested please contact anjani dot sarma at gmail dot com.

Palo Verde’s 8th Annual Talent Show
Tuesday, May 6th

 

-Do you have Talent?
-Do you enjoy sharing with other people
We want YOU to be in the Talent Show!

 

And we are looking for parent volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for talent show screenings will be held Wednesday & Thursday April 23 and 24 during lunch time, please email
Lisa Baxter (baxterl at bnei dot net) or
Denise White (glen.denise.white at gmail dot com)
 

Restaurant Night – Sancho’s Taqueria

Please plan to enjoy some authentic Mexican food at Sancho’s Taqueria (2723 Middlefield Road) on April 23rd and 24th

. The last fundraiser at Sancho’s was a smoking success and we hope to see you all there again!
 
Sancho’s will donate 15% of your order to our school. Purchases include dine in, take out and beverages.
Flyers will be sent out soon in the Friday folders.

 

Bringing Up Bicyclists

How to Teach Your Child the Skills and Habits of Safe Bicyclists: A Class for Parents,  see flier HERE
El Carmelo MP Room, 3024 Bryant Street

Wednesday, April 16, 7-8:30pm

There are differences in the physical and cognitive development of young children that affect their ability to make traffic-related decisions.  Teaching children the skills and habits they need to avoid the most common types of crashes results in 70-80% reduction in crashes. This class teaches parents of children up to age 9 what they need to know to foster and judge development of their children’s bicycling safety skills.  The class is FREE and is open to parents from any Palo Alto school. Please do not bring children. For more information, contact SafeRoutes@cityofpaloalto.org . This class is offered by the City of Palo Alto and El Carmelo Elementary School PTA.

 

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun!  San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA
Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD News
Please respond by Wed Apr 16th.
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is planning a redesign of the district’s website (http://pausd.org/), and we are conducting a research to help us gain a clearer understanding of how the website is used so that we can better serve the needs of our community.
To complete the survey, simply click on the link below, or cut and paste the entire URL into your web browser to access the survey.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PAUSD
 
News From Nutrition Services
The number of meals served continues to rise with our improved menus.  Fairmeadow leads the pack with a 29% increase in meals served.  New entrees continue to be introduced.  A-Z Salad Bar comes to elementary schools this spring that didn’t have one during Tasting Week in October.  “Build Your Own” format proposed at Gunn and JLS with locally grown and organic produce used where possible.  Don’t miss the food survey coming at the end of April.  Newsletter at http://paloaltopta.org.
 
PTAC News

Is This Normal or…?  Understanding My Teen’s Emotions and Behaviors
Apr 24, 7-9 pm, District Board Room
If you are a parent and have asked yourself this important question, you are not alone.  This event is designed for you to find answers, strategies and resources to help determine if your teen’s behaviors and emotions are of concern.  Come learn how to navigate through the system so you can support your teen through the ocean of adolescent changes.  Come listen to our panelist of experts and ask questions.  For more info: http://paloaltopta.org.
 
PTA News

FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL
59th annual FIESTA!
Sat Apr 19 from 11am-2pm at 957 Colorado Ave Palo Alto 94303
Come one, come all!  Prizes, games, food, music, silent auction and more!  All are invited to this community event which raises money for the Scholarship Fund.  100% of proceeds go this fund!
 
Youth Community Service Presents
YCS – Summer Of Service (SOS) 2014
Campers entering grades 6-8th only Fall 2014. Want to make a difference?  Join SOS and develop leadership skills, meet new friends and have fun while helping out in the community.  Each day campers will go out in teams to local school, senior centers, food pantries and parks for service.  Have fun while learning how to tackle community issues.  We also enjoy one day at a highlight field trip and a closing celebration!  For more information, contact YCS at (650) 858-8019 or e-mail ycs@youthcommunityservice.org
 
Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research presentes: 
All About Food Allergies 
Thu May 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Learn the Latest on Food Allergy Trends and Advances in Research
Guest Speakers: Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah and Tina L.R. Dominguez PA-C MMS
Register now for this free event at eventbrite.com and enter SAFAR
 
Adolescent Counseling Services

Did you know it’s ‘National Catch Your Teen Doing Something Right’ Month?
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) blog provides valuable clinical information and resources on a range of adolescent issues. More info: www.acs-teens.org or Roni Gillenson, Program Director (650) 424-0852 ext. 102
 
For News about Sports News and Opportunities
All Sports event news is published on the PTAC web site [ http://info.paloaltopta.org/sports.shtml ] and will not be sent in as part of eNews-blurb bulletin

 
Want to submit news to Palo Verde eNews?
Send your announcement to paloverdevoice (at) gmail (dot) com.  Add “For eNews” in the subject line, and all submissions must be made by 2 pm Monday.  Please include a brief description as well as date, time, location, and contact information.  Do not include attachments.

Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor.

eNews: April 8, 2014

Calendar

April  7 – 11  Staff Appreciation Week
April  9   ABC Reader Training: Book 7; PTA Coffee
April 10  Noon Art
April 16 – 18 Seed-O-Grams! community project
April 17  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
April 23  PTA GENERAL MTG/ELECTIONS;
              Talent Show screenings;
              Green Team Craft/Bake Sale(for charity)
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
Arpil 24  Noon Art; Talent Show screenings;
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 29  Project Resilience;
              PV Open House; Science Fair;
              5th Grade Fundraiser Dinner

May  2  PTA Executive Board Mtg
May  3  May Fete Parade
May  6  Talent Show
May  7  PTA Coffee;  Site Council; ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8  Noon Art

May 18  PV International Fair
May 21  ABC Reader Thankyou & Year End Wrap Up
May 22  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
May 26  Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29  Last Day of School – minimum day

             Graduation – 5th graders  

Palo Verde PTA and School News
March mileage tracker forms
Please turn in your completed mileage tracker forms for March by Friday April 11. We will be announcing the last golden sneaker awards for the year at assembly on Wednesday April 16. During the second assembly in May we will also be awarding prizes and certificates to students who green commuted in Feb,March and April and turned in their mileage tracker forms. Please find the April form in the upcoming Voice on Friday. Thank you for encouraging your child to green commute.

Looking for a traffic safety co-chair
The traffic safety team is looking for a co-chair/s. The co-chair/s will help run traffic safety programs and promote green commuting alternatives. If you are interested please contact anjani dot sarma at gmail dot com.

Palo Verde’s 8th Annual Talent Show
Tuesday, May 6th

 

-Do you have Talent?
-Do you enjoy sharing with other people
We want YOU to be in the Talent Show!

 

And we are looking for parent volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for talent show screenings will be held Wednesday & Thursday April 23 and 24 during lunch time, please email
Lisa Baxter (baxterl at bnei dot net) or
Denise White (glen.denise.white at gmail dot com)
 
Staff Appreciation Week!
Staff Appreciation week is April 7th  -11th. During this week, the staff will enjoy a wonderful Spring luncheon hosted by the Kinder Families to a handful of events hosted by the PTA.

 

In past years, we have offered that a simple gesture (a flower from your garden!), statement, picture or note of what your child enjoys or has learned from a staff member often brings smiles and true recognition to our entire staff: current or past teacher(s), classroom aides, resource team, librarian, office staff, custodians, Music, Art and PE!

 

You might ask your child who they would like to thank!

For those who would like to purchase a small token for staff members, the “Staff Favorites Binder” is a great resource located in the Main Office.

 

Importantly, the PTA wants to clearly state there is no obligation to do anything during this week as your ongoing support throughout the year is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks for reaching out with simple and kind gestures any day this week!

The May Fete Parade is Coming and We Need Your Ideas For This Year’s Float.
Palo Verde students have given us amazing ideas for our beautiful award winning floats. (four times in a row I must add). We are excited to announce that it’s May Fete time again. This year’s theme is ‘Let Me Be Your Neighbor.’
We are looking for you child’s ideas on how Palo Verde Elementary is our neighborhood community where people care and connect with each other to create a great caring community. This will be a great time to encourage your child  to think about all he has learned from the project cornerstone readings and use that as the basis for his idea. Or he could think of something else that makes Palo Verde Elementary such a great neighborhood. 
The best idea selected by our judging panel will be used for creating our float and our banner. The float winner’s name will be also be announced three times during the parade on University Avenue and he/she will be the first one to pull the float. Students may work in groups. 
Float and banner entries can be in the form of drawings, or creations with paper, clay or other objects. Be sure to have your child write his/her name and room number.  All entries must be received in the office by April 8


Bringing Up Bicyclists

How to Teach Your Child the Skills and Habits of Safe Bicyclists: A Class for Parents,  see flier HERE
El Carmelo MP Room, 3024 Bryant Street

Wednesday, April 16, 7-8:30pm

There are differences in the physical and cognitive development of young children that affect their ability to make traffic-related decisions.  Teaching children the skills and habits they need to avoid the most common types of crashes results in 70-80% reduction in crashes. This class teaches parents of children up to age 9 what they need to know to foster and judge development of their children’s bicycling safety skills.  The class is FREE and is open to parents from any Palo Alto school. Please do not bring children. For more information, contact SafeRoutes@cityofpaloalto.org . This class is offered by the City of Palo Alto and El Carmelo Elementary School PTA.

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun! San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA
Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip
Please continue to support Palo Verde PTA through your ongoing participation in the eScrip program!

If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add the debit/credit cards you use and carry every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

If you are not signed up with eScrip, visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the instructions.

Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259

Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator
Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Kick for Charity Camp for Kids
Looking to sign your kids up for summer camps this year?  “Kick for Charity” is the perfect soccer camp for children ages 7-11.  Run by nine high school and club soccer players from Paly and Gunn high schools, all of the funds raised from this camp will go to Charity: Water.  Kick for Charity will have two four-day sessions, from June 2-5 and from June 9-12.  The camp will be held in the mornings, from 9am-12pm and will be located at Eleanor Pardee Park 851 Center Drive. For more information go to kickforcharity.org or contact kickforcharitypaloalto@gmail.com

PAUSD News

Pie Survey   By Apr 11, 1014

PiE wants to raise funds for the staffing and programs that matter.  PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO RESPOND TO OUR SURVEY by April 11 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PiESurvey2014_115.  All responses are anonymous and appreciated.  Thank you for helping PiE and every student in PAUSD!  Questions or other feedback? Email info@papie.org

 

PAUSD Survey    Please complete by Apr 7, 2014

The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is planning a redesign of the district’s website (http://pausd.org/), and we are conducting a research to help us gain a clearer understanding of how the website is used so that we can better serve the needs of our community.

To complete the survey, simply click on the link below, or cut and paste the entire URL into your web browser to access the survey  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PAUSD

 

12th Annual Not In Our Schools Week

 “We’re All In this Together” and “Jaguars Have Your Back” Themes

April 7 to 11, at GunnHigh School and JordanMiddle School

Not In Our Schools (NIOS) Week started twelve years ago at Gunn and has spread across all secondary schools in Palo AltoUnifiedSchool District.  Although messages of acceptance, empathy, awareness, and identity safety are emphasized throughout the year with staff and students, NIOS week deepens this work with structured class activities and lessons, invitational assemblies, and participatory lunch activities. 

JordanMiddle School and GunnHigh School will be holding their NIOS weeks during the week of April 7. Over the past twelve years at Gunn, a committed group of ten to twelve teachers, two student executive council diversity commissioners, and student clubs such as Gay-Straight Alliance and Reach Out Care and Know (ROCK) have built a multi-faceted program including optional lesson plans that fit into any subject area; inspirational speakers, movies, and short plays; short dialogue prompts teachers can use to structure class discussions; and interactive campus art installations. Participatory lunch activities such as this year’s “Take a Seat and Make a Friend” Ball Pit at Gunn are also a mainstay of the week. Jordan‘s activities also include grade level assemblies, taking a “Jaguar’s have your back” pledge, and creating statement bracelets emphasizing the goals of identity safety, empathy, and acceptance. 

For more information on Gunn’s NIOS week, click here.  For specific information regarding GunnHigh School‘s and JordanMiddle School‘s schedule and opportunities for photographs, please contact Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley

 

Youth Community Service Presents

YCS – Summer Of Service (SOS) 2014

Campers entering grades 6-8th only Fall 2014. Want to make a difference?  Join SOS and develop leadership skills, meet new friends and have fun while helping out in the community.  Each day campers will go out in teams to local school, senior centers, food pantries and parks for service.  Have fun while learning how to tackle community issues.  We also enjoy one day at a highlight field trip and a closing celebration!  For more information, contact YCS at (650) 858-8019 or e-mail ycs@youthcommunityservice.org

 

Reading & Classroom Volunteers Needed in East Palo Alto

An Hour a Week Could Change a Student’s Life (sign up now, September start)

We are looking now for parents willing to volunteer beginning in September to assist in K-4 classrooms in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.  Either tutor students in a structured reading program or assist teachers in the classroom with individualized instruction much like you may have done in your own child’s school.  These schools have almost no parents helping…no PTA. It’s one hour per week starting in September. Our organization provides orientation/training and coordinates everything. Click here for an informational flyer. To sign up, see “Get Involved” at www.allstudentsmatter.org or contact Carolyn Blatman, at cblatman@aol.com 

 

Palo Alto City Library Presents
Going Green: Trash Into Treasure 
Wed  April 9 at 3:30 pm, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St. 

The Palo Alto Art Center will help you turn trash into art! Make and decorate a pencil holder using RAFT materials, then take it home. We will provide all of the materials for FREE. Grades 3-5 only please.
Register at:
http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6713

Palo Alto City Library Presents

Going Green: Worm Composting for Kids 
Wed Apr 16 at 3:30 pm, Location: Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St. 

Wiggly worms are the foundation of composting. Take a look at a worm bin, worms, and how to turn food scraps into valuable worm castings. Ages: Grades 3-5 only! Registration: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6637

Palo Alto City Library Presents

April Pool’s Day (for Ages 3-6 Years Old) 
Sat Apr 19 at 2-3:15 pm, Rinconada Pool, 777 Embarcadero Rd. 

An egg hunt with a twist! We are taking the eggs and dumping them in the Rinconada Pool (pool will be heated to 85 degrees). Get wet and dive for your eggs. All kids under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Event Fee: $5 Adults (18 years old and over), $4 Youth (3-17 years old), $2 Infants (under 2 years old). Registration for ages 3-6 years old: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6833

Palo Alto City Library Presents

April Pool’s Day (for Ages 7-10 Years Old) 
Sat Apr 19 at 4-5:15 pm, Rinconada Pool, 777 Embarcadero Rd. 

An egg hunt with a twist! We are taking the eggs and dumping them in the Rinconada Pool (pool will be heated to 85 degrees). Get wet and dive for your eggs. All kids under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Event Fee: $5 Adults (18 years old and over), $4 Youth (3-17 years old), $2 Infants (under 2 years old). Registration for ages 7-10 years old: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6834

Palo AltoCity Library Presents

Parenting Program: Listen Up! I’m Talking… 

Thu Apr 10 at 7 pm, LucieSternCommunity Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.

“Talk to your children, the way you want them to talk to you” is sometimes easier said than done. We will discuss how families can develop and maintain positive communication throughout all the phases of childhood. For Adults ONLY!  Registration: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6681 

 

CantorArtsCenter Presents

EXHIBITION: Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery

April 9-August 3, 2014

Dr. James Chang, an internationally renowned hand reconstruction surgeon at Stanford, has long been fascinated by Rodin’s sculptures of hands, many of which evince medical conditions. This groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary exhibition demonstrates these technologies and provides an exciting interactive experience for visitors.  More information at museum.stanford.edu

 

Youth Community Service Annual Luncheon 

Wed Apr 30, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, JCC Cultural Arts Hall at 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

“Creating a Place to Belong and Learn” luncheon program.  Speakers Becki Cohn-Vargas, EdD and Dorothy Steele, EdD will talk about their new book, “Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn”.  RSVP for the luncheon at ycsluncheon@gmail.com.  Luncheon is free with donations invited. Donate at www.youthcommunityservice.org 

 

Stanford’s Program in Human BiologySponsors:

The Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder: What do we know and what are we investigating?

Tues Apr 15, 7 pm at Cubberly Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall on Stanford campus.

Free Lecture by Jennifer Pinto-Martin, is the Director for the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Chair of the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Appropriate for parents of children of all ages. No registration needed. For more: http://events.stanford.edu/events/434/43443/

 

For News about Sports News and Opportunities

All Sports event news is published on the PTAC web site [ http://info.paloaltopta.org/sports.shtml ] and will not be sent in as part of eNews-blurb bulletin

 

 
Want to submit news to Palo Verde eNews?
Send your announcement to paloverdevoice (at) gmail (dot) com.  Add “For eNews” in the subject line, and all submissions must be made by 2 pm Monday.  Please include a brief description as well as date, time, location, and contact information.  Do not include attachments.

Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor.