eNews: September 24, 2014

Calendar

September 24  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
                         Restaurant Night at Chevy’s 

September 25  Noon Art
September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline;
                         Last Day to Order Spirit Gear
September 30  Wildlife Assembly

October   1   Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
                     Meet our New Superintendent! PTA Coffee;
                     ABC Reader Training: Book #2

October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week; PTA Board Meeting
October   7   Science Night
October   8   PV Walk and Roll day;
                     Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;

October   9   Noon Art
October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

October  15  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  17  Third Grade Bike Rodeo
October  19  International Harvest Food Fair

October  22  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
October  23  Noon Art;
                     UNITY DAY: UPSTANDER NOONTIME ASSEMBLY
October  29  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  31  Halloween; PTA Coffee 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week 

Restaurant Night at Chevy’s

Please join us for this year’s restaurant night tonight at Chevy’s.  They can be sticklers about having the flier with you so if you don’t have it, please follow this link to print yourself a new copy.  Hope to see you there!!

Deadline for Submissions of Mileage Tracker Forms

In order to recognize kids that choose to walk,bike carpool to school, the traffic safety team is giving out prizes. To participate, if your child walks, bikes, scooters to school, please fill out a mileage tracker form for September, October and November and drop it in the office in the PTA basket marked “Mileage Tracker.’  We will hold a raffle during the last assembly in December and award some cool bike accessories to the winners.

Mileage tracker forms can be found

1) On the last page of the monthly Voice
2) http://pvpta.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mileage_tracker.pdf 

Or you or your child/ren can write their name and room number on a piece of paper and estimate the number of days they walked/biked/carpooled in September and drop it in the traffic safety PTA basket in the office. Your child is eligible to participate even if he/she green commutes only once a month during September, October and November. 

Thank you for encouraging your child to walk/bike/scooter/carpool to school.

NEW eScrip Partner: Now Earn Directly from Amazon! 

Now anyone can earn for Palo Verde PTA when shopping with Amazon. Non-registered supporters can earn from Amazon too! The program is a fundraising initiative to earn money for our school. Simply by clicking on the dedicated Amazon link below, you will automatically earn funds for our school when you shop!

 

Click here to shop & earn!

 

Frequently asked questions:

Do I have to be a member of eScrip? No, this fundraising initiative allows us to earn from anyone who shops Amazon from the link. So be sure to tell your family and friends about this great program and share our dedicated link to start shopping and earning today.   

 

How do I use the Amazon Shopping Program? Simply click on the Amazon link in this email communication.

Do I need an Amazon account? No – you do not need to register an account with Amazon. Just click through to Amazon from the link posted here.

 

Is this program secure? Absolutely! All purchases are made through Amazon. No account, payment, or order information is collected or processed by us. It’s exactly like shopping directly through Amazon, except that Palo Verde receives a percentage of your purchase when you access Amazon through our website. Free to you, invaluable to us!

 

What’s the catch? There are no catches and no extra fees. The shopping experience through Amazon is exactly the same as it would be if you went to Amazon directly. But when you access Amazon by clicking on the Amazon link in this communication, our school will get a percentage of your purchase.

From Last Week 

Science Night at Palo Verde, MP Room
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA 
Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:00
-7.45 PM

Come join us for an Engineering Festival

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you investigate, experiment, and develop solutions to real-world problems. Tweak the blades on a wind turbine to efficiently harness the power of the wind. Construct a working hydraulic arm to explore the strength of water-powered machines. Flip the switch on the world of electricity, as you explore circuits and bring your motorized creations to life. Build bridges, towers, or whatever you can imagine with metal, paper, or wood. 

  

Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, October 3rd.

   

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD News
PiE Thanks You
Thank you to all the families who donated or pledged during the PiE Back to School Campaign. PiE earned our biggest challenge grant of $500,000. We are almost halfway toward our annual goal to help provide additional caring adults and innovative learning programs for all students in our school district. For more information or to donate, please visit papie.org.
 
PTAC News
PTA Council hosts Board Candidate Forums
Sun, Oct 5, 2 – 4 pm Gunn High School, Little Theater
On Sunday Oct 5 ask questions focused on Secondary Education of the 5 candidates running for school board. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers and their parents to meet all the candidates, ask them questions and understand their priorities for our middle and high schools.
 
PTA Council hosts Board Candidate Forums
Wed, Oct 15, 7 – 9 pm, Location- an elementary school
On Wednesday, Oct 15 the School Board Candidate Forum will focus on Elementary School Issues.  Again, come meet the candidates and hear their priorities for elementary school education. Questions: susanlusman@gmail.com

Parent Education Talk: The (Progressive) Schools Our Children    Deserve by Alfie Kohn

Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Our knowledge of how children learn – and how schools can help – has come a long way in the last few decades, and they still rely on grades, tests, homework, lectures, worksheets, competition, punishments, and rewards. Alfie Kohn explores the alternatives to each of these conventional practices, explaining why progressive education isn’t just a realistic alternative but one that’s far more likely to help kids become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. General Admission: $20 before Sep 15; $40 after september 15; $50 at the door; Students $10 with valid school/college ID. For more info www.eventsatfusion.com or contact asmita@runge.us
 
The League of Women Voters presents
Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum
Tue, Sept 30, 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto
Come hear the candidates and their views on city issues. There are 12 candidates for 5 seats. Election day is Tue Nov 4.

Emergency Preparedness Training For Kids
Oct 18, 10 – 11, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room A7, Palo Alto
This class is intended for children 6-10 years of age. Kids will learn, through a multitude of hands-on activities, some of the most essential information on how to become prepared for any sort of disaster (specifically fires and earthquakes). In addition, they will get the opportunity to meet Officer Bradley Young of the Palo Alto Police Department and his K-9 partner, Eddie! To sign-up for this training please contact Ms. Divya Saini at s.divyasaini@gmail.com.
 
How to Teach Your Child the Skills and Habits of Safe Bicyclists: A Class for Parents
Tue, Sep 30, 7-8:30pm, Fairmeadow School Library, 500 E. Meadow Drive, or Mon Oct 6,  7:00-8:30pm, Ohlone MP Room, 950 Amarillo Avenue
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 .

What Will Our Education System Look Like in 20 years?
Tues, Sept 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, University Club, Palo AltoJoin
Dartmouth Silicon Valley for a discussion with State Board of Education President Dr Michael Kirst, PAUSD Superintendent Dr Max McGee, Seth Rosenblatt former President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association and PAUSD teacher Elizabeth Fee. RSVP BY SEPT 23 to amjhooper@gmail.com. $20 pp (Includes program, reception and hors d’oeuvres).
 
Boys and Girls Club volunteer sign up and Ice cream social
Sat Oct 4,  from 2 – 4pm,  EPA Clubhouse-2031 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto
Come learn about the vast array of volunteer opportunities at Boys and Girls Club and how to get involved .This event is open to all middle and high school students  who are interested in helping younger students. Get a tour of the club house, sign up for different volunteer opportunity, enjoy an ice cream sundae and  play pool or fooseball. RSVP to Dsaini775@gmail.com
 
City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Airport Association
Palo Alto Airport Day
Sun, Sep 28, 10am – 4pm ., Palo Alto Airport
An open house (no admission fee), with Free Airplane Rides for kids 8-17, Air Traffic Control Tower Tours, Aircraft on Display, Food Vendors and more! Every one is Welcome.  Everyone from 1 – 100!
Sponsored by the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Airport Association
 
Feeling Out of Sync with Your Teen?  Bridging Cultural Gaps
Tues, Oct 7, 7 – 9 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield Ave, Palo Alto
Broadening the definition of culture and understanding how it affects your child and you. Learn how to have a better connection with your teen.  We will have a panel discussion about many different types of cultural gaps with 4 panelists including Anthony Ross, Outlet Program; Jomary Hilliard, Parent Educator; Rona Hu, Stanford Psychiatrist and Sami Hartley, School Mental Heatlh Coordinator (Stanford).  Dr Shashank Joshi will be our moderator. susanlusman@gmail.com
 
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Daumier on Art and the Theatre
Oct 15-Mar 16, 2015 at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
After 1840, Honoré Daumier (France, 1808-1879) made numerous prints for the popular press that deal with art theory, the public reception of painting, and the performing arts. With sharp wit and a keen understanding of the complexities of modern life, Daumier turned his critical eye on the artists, musicians, dancers, and singers in the spotlight as well as their audience. This installation contains approximately 16 prints and one drawing, all by Daumier. 
 
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Shop, Gallery, Studio: The Art World in the 17th and 18th Centuries,
Oct 15-Mar 16, 2015, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
During the 17th and 18th centuries, European artists increasingly rendered in prints and drawings the new and traditional spaces in which people could view, buy, and converse about art. The 15 images in this exhibition depict different sites in the rapidly evolving art world-some real and some more imaginary-where art was created, displayed for the public, sold, or discussed. 
 
Palo Alto Art Center Presents
The 2014 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch®
Exhibition dates:: Oct. 7-8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Oct. 9- 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Sale dates are Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® will rise again as 10,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins will be exhibited. More than 20 prominent glass artisans have created a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other unique glass art objects.  Proceeds from the sale of the glass pumpkins support the three presenting organizations: the Bay Area Glass Institute; Palo Alto Art Center; and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, as well as participating artists. For a complete list of pumpkin patch artists, please go to: http://www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com/2014-participating-patch-artists.html.
 

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto present
Pros and Cons (Nov 4 election, Ballot Measures & Propositions)
Tue Sep 30, 2 p.m., Avenidas, 450 Bryant St.
Mon Oct 6, 7 p.m., Channing House, 850 Webster St.
Sun Oct 12, 4 p.m., Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.
Thu Oct 16, 2 p.m., Stevenson House, 455 E Charleston Rd.
The ballot includes 3 Palo Alto measures & 6 State Propositions. At these events, trained volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will present the arguments for and against.
 
Meeting the Challenges of the Twice-Exceptional Child 
Wed, Oct 15,  7 to 9 pm at Covington Elementary School Library, 205 Covington, Los Altos 94024Do you have a gifted learner who also struggles with learning or social challenges?  Ms. Weistart will discuss how to meet the academic and social needs of a gifted learner with special needs, how to parent your unique child, and how to find support for both of you.   For more information, see www.selpa1cac.org.
 
Frente a los Retos del Niño Doblemente Excepcionales
Miércoles, 15 Oct   7 – 9 pm en la Escuela Primaria Covington Multi, 205 Covington, Los Altos, 94024
¿Tiene un estudiante talentoso que también lucha con el aprendizaje o los problemas sociales? Sra Weistart discutirá la forma de satisfacer las necesidades académicas y sociales de un estudiante dotado con necesidades especiales, la forma de criar a su hijo único, y cómo encontrar apoyo para los dos. Nuestro orador tiene más de 20 años de experiencia como profesor de los estudiantes superdotados, muchos de los cuales eran doblemente excepcionales. Será presentado en Inglés. Para más información, consulte www.selpa1cac.org 

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eNews: September 17, 2014

Calendar

 

September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting

September 24  Restaurant Night at Chevy’s
September 25  Noon Art
September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline;
Last Day to Order Spirit Gear
September 30  Wildlife Assembly

October   1  Meet our New Superintendent! PTA Coffee;
ABC Reader Training: Book #2
October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week
October   7  Science Night
October   8  PV Walk and Roll day
October   9   Noon Art
October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

October  19  International Harvest Food Fair
October  23  Noon Art
October  31  Halloween

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Thank you for joining us for dinner!

The Palo Verde Welcome Back Picnic was held

on Friday evening, September 12th with a wonderful turnout of both new and returning families who brought their own picnic dinners and shared their summer adventures while students got to enjoy the play structures and run in the field under the setting sun.  Everyone also shared some lemonade, watermelon and a selection of desserts.  A special THANK YOU to Heather and Ken Schultz for organizing this years picnic and Tamara Gracon for welcoming new families to Palo Verde too.  We hope you had fun and we look forward to seeing you at our next Palo Verde event, the Harvest and International Food Fair on Sunday, October 19th from 3-5pm.

 

Another Thank you! 
A big THANK YOU to Aleks Totic, Kala Landsberg, Trey Roessig and Lili Nova-Roessig for standing in line at the Winter Lodge in shifts-including an 8 hour overnight shift by Aleks, so that we could sign-up for Palo Verde’s winter Ice Skating Party to be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm.  More details to come….

 

Palo Verde Book Fair Now Open
The annual book fair is now open from September 15 – September 19.  Books Inc. has set up shop in Palo Verde’s MP Room. Come in for a great selection of books, perfect for your elementary student and the entire family. Teacher wish lists for their classroom will be on display.   This is a great PTA fundraiser for Palo Verde.
September 15 – September 19
Hours:
Monday 2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9 am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am
Cash, checks and all credit cards accepted.
Questions? Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 at gmail dot com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman at yahoo dot com)


Are You Ready?  Emergency Preparedness Home Safety Faire

at El Carmelo Elementary School September 28

PALO ALTO, CA – El Carmelo Elementary School is pleased to partner with the Palo Alto Emergency Service Volunteers in providing the Emergency Preparedness Home Safety Faire on Sunday, September 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The school’s multipurpose room will be bustling with approximately a dozen organizations and City of Palo Alto departments providing more than twenty stations with free information regarding a wide range of safety and emergency preparedness topics such as building emergency supply kits, bike safety and maintenance, keeping children and pets safe, local resources, and tips on planning prior to an emergency.

“Working collaboratively with our neighbors is important to us, and we hope this fair will bring in El Carmelo Elementary School families and neighbors alike to learn this critical information.  We are happy to have the space to share and are looking forward to hosting Bike Palo Alto in October as well,” shared El Carmelo Principal Chuck Merritt.

Activities for children, a Scoops ice cream truck, gift bags, and raffle prizes will be part of this multi-faceted, free event.  Nearly two dozen local businesses have donated prizes and funds along with a City of Palo Alto’s “Know Your Neighbors” grant.

Cynthia Tham, Block Preparedness Coordinator and El Carmelo Elementary School Site Council Member, commented, “We are hoping a reminder like this every year will get more people prepared.  Just having enough knowledge to not panic in a disaster is already a big plus.”

More information regarding this fair is available at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/688901597857104

Event Details:

When: Sunday, September 28, 2014    1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:  El Carmelo Elementary School, Multipurpose Room

3024 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA  94306

What:  Nearly two dozen different booths containing a variety of safety and emergency preparedness information from local organizations and City of Palo Alto departments.   Link to the Press Release

Science Night at Palo Verde, MP Room
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA
Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:00
-7.45 PM

Come join us for an Engineering Festival

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you investigate, experiment, and develop solutions to real-world problems. Tweak the blades on a wind turbine to efficiently harness the power of the wind. Construct a working hydraulic arm to explore the strength of water-powered machines. Flip the switch on the world of electricity, as you explore circuits and bring your motorized creations to life. Build bridges, towers, or whatever you can imagine with metal, paper, or wood.

Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, October 3rd.

New eScrip Partner: Now Earn Directly from Amazon!
Now anyone can earn for Palo Verde PTA when shopping with Amazon. Non-registered supporters can earn from Amazon too! The program is a fundraising initiative to earn money for our school. Simply by clicking on the link below, you will automatically earn funds for Palo Verde when you shop Amazon!
Click here to shop & earn!

Frequently asked questions:

Do I have to be a member of eScrip? No, this fundraising initiative allows us to earn from anyone who shops Amazon from the link. So be sure to tell your family and friends about this great program and share the link to start shopping and earning today.

How do I use the Amazon.com Shopping Program? Simply click on the Amazon link in this email communication.

Do I need an Amazon.com account? No – you do not need to register an account with Amazon. Just click through to Amazon from the link posted here.

Is this program secure? Absolutely! All purchases are made through Amazon.com. No account, payment, or order information is collected or processed by us. It’s exactly like shopping directly through Amazon.com, except that we receive a percentage of your purchase when you access Amazon through our website. Free to you, invaluable to us!

What’s the catch? There are no catches and no extra fees. The shopping experience through Amazon.com is exactly the same as it would be if you went to Amazon directly. But if you access Amazon by clicking on the Amazon link in this communication, our school will get a percentage of your purchase.

From Last Week

eNews Submissions

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Time for Fun, Time for Community – 4th Annual Fall Party Book

The Annual Fall Party Book is back – and time for you to put your own unique spin on it! Help us continue this special tradition by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.

The Fall Party Book offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings, focused on building our community through fun activities and parties while raising money to support the Palo Verde PTA. Parents host social, creative, or cultural gatherings sometime between 10/24 and 2/28.  Then, at the annual Harvest Fair, everyone in the Palo Verde community has the chance to purchase tickets to the events with proceeds going towards PTA programs.
Memorable events last year included the kids’ Clash of Clans Party, Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee gathering, Moms & Margaritas outing, Party Like a Pop Star, Wine/Food Pairing, Swedish Glogg, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Holiday Crafts Party, Gingerbread House Construction Party, Octobeerfest, White Elephant Party, and so much more.

If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Iva Reid, Rebecca Thompson, Callie Turk) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline for party submissions is Monday, 9/22.

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders

Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!

The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on September 26. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there.
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).
PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD News

2nd Annual Student Service FairThurs,
Sept 25, 6 -8 pm Jordan Middle School, MP Rm
Come meet all the organizations that are here to help support you and your children.  Learn about resiliency, academic support, parent resources, mental health service, volunteer opportunities and much more.  Student Nutrition Services will be demonstrating cooking techniques and providing dinner (6-7pm).  Childcare is provided (5+).  Spanish translation will be available. splumb@pausd.org
Ask the Superintendent!
Live TV Show on Wednesday, October 8 on Channel 28
Have a question that you would like to ask our new Superintendent Max McGee?  We are collecting questions to use during Dr. McGee’s first live TV show on Wednesday, October 8 on Channel 28.  The time of the show is still pending, but we will share it at a later time.  This will be a live, call-in TV show, and we will also use the questions we receive prior to the show to inform our community.
Students, parents, and community members are welcome to send questions to: Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley, Communications Coordinator, PAUSD, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 or via email at thurley@pausd.org.  Questions must be received by October 1.  Questions may be blended if a prominent theme emerges.  Depending on volume, we may not be able to ask all the questions we receive.  Please contact Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley at the email address above, if you have any questions.

PTAC News

PASS and CAC for Special Education hosts Special Board Candidate Forum
Sept 20, 2014, 10am, at Jordan Middle School, MP Room, 750 N. California Ave, Palo Alto
Please join School Board candidates for debate and discussion of visions and plans for our District. Issues they will deal with include Common Core adoption and assessment, parcel tax renewal, new school building and expansion, and social-emotional wellness as the PAUSD population continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to speak directly to the candidates about your expectations and concerns, and hear answers to pressing questions.
PTA News
Challenge Success Fall Parent Ed Event:  “Success By Design:  Is It Possible?
Fri Sep 26, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Stanford, http://google.com/maps?q=memorial+aud+94305
An interactive discussion about the meaning of success and the common beliefs about success that we convey to kids in our overly scheduled & competitive society.  Great speakers:  Wendy Mogel (author: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee), Madeline Levine (author: The Price of Privilege), Dave Evans (co-founder, Electronic Arts), & Denise Clark Pope (author: Doing School). Admission $10.  High-schoolers are welcome; it’s free for 18 and under. Details & registration, http://challengesuccess.org
Challenge Success was created at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.
Cub Scout Packs 66 & 627
Thur, 7-8 pm at the LDS Church on 3865 Middlefield Road.
Boys love Cub Scouts!  A new Cub Scout year begins and Packs 66 & 627 are opening up membership to boys ages 8-10 across Palo Alto.  It’s friends, confidence and character all rolled up in a big ball of fun.  See www.paloaltoscouts.org or contact the Cubmaster, Greg Hart at greg@queezy.com.
Emergency prep Class for 7-12 yrs old 
Sat, Oct 18, 10-11am, at  Cubberley Community Center, Room A7, 4000, Middlefield Road,Palo Alto

Kids will learn, through a multitude of hands-on activities, some of the most essential information on how to become prepared for any sort of disaster (specifically earthquakes). Kids will receive their “Preparedness Passports”, and will also get the chance to meet Palo Alto’s Director of Emergency Services, Ken Dueker, along with a police dog! Kids will leave the event more resilient, and aware about disasters, as well as with a preparedness kit, and a family plan! Free of Cost,   RSVP is required:  dsaini775@gmail.com,  Class size is limited to 12 participants

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association’s Concerto Movement Competition for Bay Area Youth 

The Palo Alto Philharmonic is sponsoring a Concerto Movement Competition open to school-aged music students, both instrumentalists and vocalists.  Applicants must be students from the greater Bay Area who have not yet graduated from high school as of December 31, 2014.  Each applicant should submit an unedited and unaccompanied CD of his or her performance of a movement from a concerto or concert piece for soloist and orchestra, of approximately 5 to 15 minutes.  Applications, along with the audio CD and a non-refundable fee of $30 must  be postmarked by December 31, 2014. For more info:  www.paphil.org.

Fall Paly Glass Sale
Fri 19  3:30 to 7:30 and Sat  20 from 10 to 5, at Palo Alto High School
Fiery Arts program is off to a great start this year. It’s going to be a great event, with over 1000 pieces of glass on display and for sale. If you’d like to support the David Camner Fiery Arts Scholarship you can contact Sheri Sopkin at Cherie.sopkin@gmail.com.
Palo Alto Art Center Presents
Artist-in-Residence
Thur and Sat, 1 – 5 p.m., Fri, Noon – 3 p.m. Sept 11-Oct 4, In the Glass Gallery, Art Center
Drop by the Art Center to see Artist-in-Residence Cristina Velázquez knit her installation Repurposed Black-Endless, and if you knit, try your hand at knitting with the more than 4,000 unwanted VHS tapes that were donated by the community!
Allergy Friendly Eats Tour at Whole Foods Palo Alto
Sept 24, 11am & 4pm Whole Foods , 774 Emerson St
Need some allergy friendly snack ideas for playdates, birthday parties or holidays that are delicious and kid-approved? Please be sure to drop by the Stanford Allergy Center information table to learn about food allergies.

 

WHAT WILL OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM LOOK LIKE IN 20 YEARS? 
Tue, Sep 306 – 9pmThe University Club Main Dining Room, 3277 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto
Dartmouth Silicon Valley invites you examine THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA at a reception and panel discussion with State Board of Education President Dr. Michael Kirst, PAUSD Superintendent Dr. Max McGee, San Carlos School Board Member Seth Rosenblatt, and Palo Alto Unified School District Math Teacher Elizabeth Fee.  $20 per person (Includes program, reception, hors d’oeuvres), PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 23, sscranton@ucpaloalto.com
 
Palo Alto Art Center Presents
The 2014 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch®
Exhibition dates:: Oct. 7-8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Oct. 9- 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sale dates are Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® will rise again as 10,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins will be exhibited. More than 20 prominent glass artisans have created a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other unique glass art objects.  Proceeds from the sale of the glass pumpkins support the three presenting organizations: the Bay Area Glass Institute; Palo Alto Art Center; and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, as well as participating artists. For a complete list of pumpkin patch artists, please go to: http://www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com/2014-participating-patch-artists.html.

 

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Calendar


September 11  Girl Scout Parent Information Night
September 1
2  Welcome Back Picnic
September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting

September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline 
September 30  Wildlife Assembly

October   1  Meet our New Superintendent! PTA Coffee;
                    ABC Reader Training: Book #2
October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week
October   8  PV Walk and Roll day

October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Welcome Back Picnic!
Please come join fellow Palo Verde families for a fun, casual get together on Friday evening,

September 12th, 6-7:30pm.  The PTA will provide dessert, drinks, and name tags for everyone.  Pack up a picnic dinner for your family and dine with all of us “al fresco”.  Parents have a chance to reconnect with old pals and make new friends at the school.  New families can chat with some experienced “old-timers”.  Kids run around with each other after hours (and then sleep really well that night).  See you there! 
Would you like to help?  contact Heather Schultz, hschultz (at) hotmail (dot) com 

   

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From Last Week

Girl Scout Parent Information Night 

Palo Verde MP room   Thursday, September 11 at 7.00pm

Find out how Girl Scouting  helps girls grow strong by having fun, learning skills, performing service, and developing leadership.
Learn about Girl Scouting in our community, how troops are formed, and how your K-12 girl can participate. 

Children are welcome to attend with their adult.
If you have questions in advance of the meeting, please contact school coordinator at theivanai_p at hotmail.com 
If you already know you want to join, please visit http://www.girlscoutsofpaloalto.org 

and fill out an interest card by clicking “Join us”

 

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge

Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for volunteers to help us reserve a date for our fun-filled winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand for weekend parties in the winter, we need volunteers to stand in line beginning in the late afternoon Monday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 10:00am Tuesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please click on the sign-up sheet if you can help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fr8tiR6eC-2qd_lCAak-ob_a62sehHuKbi2bAJyrLq8/edit?usp=sharing 

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 15 – September 19, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping.  This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room.  Books perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parent.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA.  Please email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (
lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com) with any questions.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
1.    Teachers will have their wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2.    Books Inc. staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find great books.
3.    Proceeds from the books fair support the school library and other needs.
4.    It’s a great place to get gifts!
5.    It’s fun!
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and all credit cards.
When is it?  September 15 – September 19
Monday  2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Liliane.

Time for Fun, Time for Community – 4th Annual Fall Party Book

The Annual Fall Party Book is back – and time for you to put your own unique spin on it! Help us continue this special tradition by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.  

The Fall Party Book offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings, focused on building our community through fun activities and parties while raising money to support the Palo Verde PTA. Parents host social, creative, or cultural gatherings sometime between 10/24 and 2/28.  Then, at the annual Harvest Fair, everyone in the Palo Verde community has the chance to purchase tickets to the events with proceeds going towards PTA programs.  
Memorable events last year included the kids’ Clash of Clans Party, Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee gathering, Moms & Margaritas outing, Party Like a Pop Star, Wine/Food Pairing, Swedish Glogg, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Holiday Crafts Party, Gingerbread House Construction Party, Octobeerfest, White Elephant Party, and so much more. 

If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Iva Reid, Rebecca Thompson, Callie Turk) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline for party submissions is Monday, 9/22.

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders 

Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on September 26. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there. 
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).

Your everyday shopping can help raise funds for Palo Verde!

Sign up with eScrip and raise funds for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program

 Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up.

  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA

  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.   

eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school, please take a few minutes to sign up and add cards. Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.

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

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD News

LWV & PTA Council hosts a 2014 School Board Candidate Forum

Tues, Sept 16, 7 -9  pm, 25 Churchill, Board Room
Come learn about the five candidates running for school board. This is the opportunity to meet all the candidates, ask them questions and understand their priorities. This forum will be streamed on channel 28 and recorded by the Mid-peninsula Community Media Center as well.
 
PASS and CAC for Special Education hosts School Board Candidate Forum
Sept 20, 2014 at 10am, at Jordan Middle School, MP Room, 750 N. California Ave, Palo Alto
Please join School Board candidates for debate and discussion of visions and plans for our District.  Issues they will deal with include Common Core adoption and assessment, parcel tax renewal, new school building and expansion, and social-emotional wellness as the PAUSD population continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to speak directly to the candidates about your expectations and concerns, and hear answers to pressing questions.
 
PTA News
 
Barron Park Elementary STEAM-Focused Maker Studio
Sat, Sept 6, 10-2pm, Barron Park Elementary School, 800 Barron Avenue, PaloAlto, CA  94306
The event is an open house where students and parents alike will be encouraged to experiment with the specialized building, coding, design engineering, electrical circuits, sewing, 3-D printing, movie making, and robotics stations and to collaborate with other attendees.  This is free, family-friendly event.
The Maker Studio is a joint project between Barron Park’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the Palo Alto Partners in Education (PAPiE) Foundation, and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
 
PALO ALTO FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL
at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto still has a few openings left for this current 2014-2015 year.  Accepting three and four year olds (and we even have a few five year olds!) to our wonderful play-based program.  Please contact Anne Horgan at  650.856.6152 to schedule a tour or check out our website at www.pafns.org 

 
Unplug Your Family: Managing Media and Recipes for Creating Meaningful Traditions
Mon., Sept. 15, 7 – 9: pm Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
During this exciting, thought-provoking workshop, you will gain concrete ideas that you can implement immediately to create more healthful homes amid the media frenzy in our lives. We will use the book Unplug Your Family: Recipes for Creating Meaningful Traditions. . $40, With Pam Worth. . Register here.
 
WEBINAR: Positive Discipline: Tips and Strategies 
Tue., Sept. 16, 12 – 1 pm.
Acquire skills to understand your child’s behavior better, exercise discipline with love and respect, improve limit-setting, and encourage responsibility. Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books. With Karen Friedland-Brown, MA. $10. Register here.
    

2nd Annual Student Service Fair
Thurs, Sept 25, 6 -8 pm Jordan Middle School, MP Rm
Come meet all the organizations that are here to help support you and your children.  Learn about resiliency, academic support, parent resources, mental health service, volunteer opportunities and much more.  Student Nutrition Services will be demonstrating cooking techniques and providing dinner (6-7pm).  Childcare is provided (5+).  Spanish translation will be available.
 
Navigating School District Services: Children with Special Needs
Wed., Sept. 10, 7 – 9 pm, Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
This workshop is for parents who have children with any type of special needs or suspected special needs. Topics include how to make the transition from early intervention programs to school district special education services, your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, what should happen in the assessment process, how to establish measurable goals and objectives, the variety of services a school district can provide, and when mainstreaming a child is more appropriate. Tips on how to develop a collaborative relationship with the school district will be discussed, as will the recourse parents have when parents and school district personnel don’t agree about the assessment process and services offered. With Diana Blank, LCSW.. $40. Register here.
 
For Dads Only: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Daughters
Tue., Sept. 16, 7 – 9 pm. Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Research shows that a close relationship with their father-or another positive adult male-is crucial to girls’ healthy development. We will discuss the many ways dads model for and guide their daughters, provide information about child development, and suggest father-daughter activities that can help men increase their knowledge and satisfaction in their role as fathers.  $40.  With Kirk Stuepfert, MSW. Register here.
 
Raising a Highly Sensitive Child
Tue., Sept. 30, 7 – 9 pm Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Highly sensitive children can be challenging to guide. Learn more about supporting your child’s intense reactions to the environment and strategies for teaching coping skills. With Denise Salin, MFT. . $40. Register here.
 
Palo Alto Weekly hosts School Board Candidate Forum
Sept 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Please join School Board candidates for debate and discussion of visions and plans for our District.  Issues they will deal with include Common Core adoption and assessment, parcel tax renewal, new school building and expansion, and social-emotional wellness as the PAUSD population continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to speak directly to the candidates about your expectations and concerns, and hear answers to pressing questions.
 
PALO ALTO FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL
at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto still has a few openings left for this current 2014-2015 year.  Accepting three and four year olds (and we even have a few five year olds!) to our wonderful play-based program.  Please contact Anne Horgan at  650.856.6152 to schedule a tour or check out our website at www.pafns.org 

 
Do you like going hiking while your kids are in school?  
Please join Sonya Bradski, Sierra Club Hike Leader and JLS & Gunn parent, for her free weekly 3-8 mile hikes in local parks while the kids are in school. Please email Sonya to be added to her Yahoo Group at sonyangary@gmail.com or call her at 650-856-9366 for any questions.
 
Japan Tsuchiura Festival
Sun, Sept 28, 10 to 4pm, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, in Palo Alto
The festival will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Palo Alto’s sister-city relationship with Tsuchiura, Japan. Palo Alto’s relationship with this region of Japan goes back further to 1995. The festival will also share highlights of Japanese culture with our visitors. Tsuchiura City will be sending a team of Japanese dancers and a Zen Master, and there will be Zen meditation sessions, tea ceremonies, martial arts demonstrations, Mochitsuki, games and food. The festival is hosted by Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto, and co-sponsored by City of Palo Alto and Tsuchiura City. Visit http://neighborsabroad.com/JapanFestival for more information.
 
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eNews: September 2, 2014

Calendar

September  3   PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 1

September  4   Picture Day: Class Photo
September  5   Picture Day: Individual Photos
                         PiE Challenge Grant Ends

September 12  Welcome Back Picnic
September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting

September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline 
September 30  Wildlife Assembly 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

PiE Matters, YOU Matter

At Palo Verde, 40% of our staff is funded in whole or part by PiE dollars.  And because 95% of all PiE dollars come from parents, without YOU and your donation, this would be a very different place!  Double your donation to PiE through a $500,000 matching grant by giving, pledging, or starting your installment billing donation by
Friday, September 5 .  Donate at papie.org 
or by filling out a form in the school office.  Thank you!


Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders 

Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on September 26. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there. 
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 15 – September 19, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping.  This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room.  Books perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parent.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA.  Please email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (
lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com) with any questions.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
1.    Teachers will have their wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2.    Books Inc. staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find great books.
3.    Proceeds from the books fair support the school library and other needs.
4.    It’s a great place to get gifts!
5.    It’s fun!
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and all credit cards.
When is it?  September 15 – September 19
Monday  2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Liliane.

Time for Fun, Time for Community – 4th Annual Fall Party Book

The Annual Fall Party Book is back – and time for you to put your own unique spin on it! Help us continue this special tradition by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.  

The Fall Party Book offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings, focused on building our community through fun activities and parties while raising money to support the Palo Verde PTA. Parents host social, creative, or cultural gatherings sometime between 10/24 and 2/28.  Then, at the annual Harvest Fair, everyone in the Palo Verde community has the chance to purchase tickets to the events with proceeds going towards PTA programs.  
Memorable events last year included the kids’ Clash of Clans Party, Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee gathering, Moms & Margaritas outing, Party Like a Pop Star, Wine/Food Pairing, Swedish Glogg, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Holiday Crafts Party, Gingerbread House Construction Party, Octobeerfest, White Elephant Party, and so much more. 

If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Iva Reid, Rebecca Thompson, Callie Turk) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline for party submissions is Monday, 9/22.

Girl Scout Parent Information Night 

Palo Verde MP room   Thursday, September 11 at 7.00pm
Find out how Girl Scouting  helps girls grow strong by having fun, learning skills, performing service, and developing leadership.
Learn about Girl Scouting in our community, how troops are formed, and how your K-12 girl can participate. 

Children are welcome to attend with their adult.
If you have questions in advance of the meeting, please contact school coordinator at theivanai_p at hotmail.com  
If you already know you want to join, please visit http://www.girlscoutsofpaloalto.org and fill out an interest card by clicking “Join us”

From Last Week

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge

Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for volunteers to help us reserve a date for our fun-filled winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand for weekend parties in the winter, we need volunteers to stand in line beginning in the late afternoon Monday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 10:00am Tuesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please click on the sign-up sheet if you can help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fr8tiR6eC-2qd_lCAak-ob_a62sehHuKbi2bAJyrLq8/edit?usp=sharing 

Your everyday shopping can help raise funds for Palo Verde!

Sign up with eScrip and raise funds for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program

 Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up.

  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA

  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.   

eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school, please take a few minutes to sign up and add cards. Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.

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

 

Stay Up to Date with the Palo Verde Google Calendar!

Did you know that the PTA maintains a Google calendar of important Palo Verde dates like PTA events and school vacations?  If you use Google calendar already, go to the Other Calendars menu, select Add a Friend’s Calendar, and enter paloverde.elementary at gmail dot com.  You can also add the calendar by going to the embedded calendar on the Palo Verde home page (http://www.palo-verde.pausd.org/index.htmand clicking the Google logo in the lower right of the calendar.

Voice Submissions
All PTA board members and volunteers. Submissions for the September Voice are due Friday August 29, by 2 pm. The Voice will go out in Friday folders on September 5. Submissions must be in the body of the email sent to paloverdevoice at gmail dot com. Because the Voice and enews are created by different volunteers, subject heading on the email must clearly state if the content is for the Voice or enews. Please note we will not be opening any submissions made via attachments.

The Voice carries only news and information directly related to Palo Verde school and  PTA events. We are unable to publish information and events related to after school programs or the community in the Voice or the school enews. Please contact ptaenews at yahoo dot com if you would like to get information about your afterschool program or activity published in the district enews.

Feel free to contact Voice editor Anjani Sarma at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for Voice related submissions or Shannon Huang at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for enews related submissions.

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PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program Opportunity for Healthy 6mo-13yo
Do you have a healthy child 6 months – 13 years old? Would you like to participate in a research study of the immune responses to the standard seasonal flu vaccine? Your support could help develop a more effective vaccine in the future. Each child will receive the current FDA-licensed flu vaccine plus $30 compensation for each of the 2-4 clinic visits completed.  A small blood sample or nasal swab may be collected at some visits. For more information contact Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program:
Wellness Program For Moms of School Aged Kids ~ Mind Body Spirit Moms
Tues, 9/2/14-11/18/14 from 9:30-11:30 AM, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
This 12-week holistic wellness program is designed to promote the health and well-being of moms with school aged kids 6-19 yo. Moms come together to nurture their minds, hearts, and bodies in a supportive community through the practice of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, authentic sharing and community building exercises.  For more info:  www.MindBodySpiritMoms.com  ,  jaclyn.k.long@gmail.com ,   650-296-2299 
 
Huge Used Book Sale Benefits Palo Alto’s Libraries
Sat, Sept 13,  10 – 4, and Sun, Sept 14, 11 – 4, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold their next monthly sale of over 50,000 adult and children’s used books, CD’s, and DVD’s.  The Children’s Book Sale Room, for preschool through young adult is located in a portable bldg.in the SW corner, adjacent to the Cubberley track.  After the sale ends on Sunday, 4-6 pm, ALL books in the Bargain Room (Room H-2) are available for FREE to teachers and nonprofit organizations.  See www.fopal.org for more details.
 
Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School
Sat & Sun.  August 30-31, Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19, Nov. 15-16Dec. 20-21
9-3 pm at Palo Alto High School’s Glass Studio, 50 Embarcadero Rd.
Here’s your chance to learn to blow glass at Paly. Workshops do fill up fast, so, do not hesitate, sign up for a date. The 2 day weekend workshop will focus on beginning glass blowing techniques. It’s an incredible, fun, hands-on experience.  Repeating students progress from their last session.  Advanced Sign up required. Class limit is 4. Teens and adults.  $375 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts. To sign up, contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass, dcamner@pausd.org   
 
2nd Annual Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale at Palo Alto High School
Fri  Sep 193:30-7 pm, Sat Sep 2010-5 pm, in front of the Tower Bldg.
Come see exquisite new glass designs hand-blown by instructors, alumni and students.  Over 800 unique glass pieces – pumpkins, pears, seashells and more on sale to benefit Paly’s Fiery Arts program. Come learn about the craft with live glass blowing demonstrations. For more information contact PalyFieryArts@gmail.comfacebook.com/PalyFieryArts
 
Sheryl Sandberg & Marianne Cooper Talk: The Anxieties of Modern Families
Tue, Sep 9 2014 – 6:30pm, The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco
In an increasingly insecure economy, it’s easy to get bogged down with statistics and lose sight of the human costs of the recession. Hearing from everyone from suburban soccer moms to those struggling to feed their children, we’re given an intimate look at the challenges facing modern families. Whether it’s the wealthy seeking even stronger security or the poor trying to avoid further instability, Cut Adrift gives us a glimpse of changing gender dynamics and how families are coping in a go-it-alone economy. Hear Cooper in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.
 
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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.