eNews: January 28, 2015

Calendar

February   2  PTA Board Meeting; Noon Art
February   3  5th Grade Auditions
                      PA Children’s Theatre Production at PV
February   4  Restaurant Night: Mountain Mike’s Pizza;
                      PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
                      PTA Coffee;
                      ABC Reader Training: Book #5;
                      3rd/4th Grade Auditions PA Children’s
                      Theatre Production at PV

February   10 Science Fair Parent Information Mtg
February   12 – 16  No School
February   20  Incoming Kinder Orientation
February   23  Noon Art
February   26  5th Grade Parent Night

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Restaurant Night,   February 4  at Mountain Mikes

Pizza Fundraiser at Mountain Mikes in Charleston Center!  The more we eat, the more we make!  Please join us for Restaurant Night!

Reminder:  Auditions for “Treasure Island” 2/3 and 2/4
Auditions for the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island” right here at Palo Verde will take place after school on Tuesday, 2/3 starting at 2:50 for 5th graders and Wednesday, 2/4 starting at 1:15 for 3rd and 4th graders. (Please feel free to come whichever day works for your family, regardless of grade, if you have a conflict.) Any child who wants a part in the play will get a part in the play. No preparation is required for the auditions – just come to the MP Room at the designated time. Parents need to complete forms and make payment ($25 per child) prior to auditions. Contact Callie Turk at callie_turk@yahoo.com or pick up forms in the office.  

The Palo Verde Spring Social & Auction (PVSSA) Committee is pleased to announce the Event of the Year!
Please Save-the-Date for our Spring Social & Auction.
Date:        March 7, 2015
Time:       7-10pm
Location: Mitchell Park Community Center
                El Palo Alto Room 
                   3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Attire:      Casual
Why:2015 PVSSA Committee’s Mission Statement

The 2015 Palo Verde Spring Social & Auction Committee’s mission is to build community within our school; enhance the relationship among the school, parents and the wider community; and encourage the investment of time, energy and money into Palo Verde Elementary School.  We believe that our parent and teacher community is what makes Palo Verde Elementary School the special place that it is.  We believe that our parent and teacher community, along with the generous donations of our wider community, afford us with many unique and wonderful opportunities.  Our main goal for 2015 auction is to increase our parent participation in the PVSSA by planning a party that our parent community can all rally behind and enjoy while raising the funds necessary to provide for strong, diverse and vibrant experiences for our educators and learners.

More details to come.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

The 2015 PVSSA Committee

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Community E, M, H

Let’s Talk. Monthly CAC Parent Support Group.
Thursday, February 5, 7-8 pm; Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield, Classroom A2
Meet and share ideas, resources and support with other PAUSD parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Sub-Committee of SELPA 1 CAC, a Palo Alto parent volunteer group for special education and inclusion. Free & no prior reg needed. Info: http://cacpaloalto.org/

El Camino Youth Symphony (ECYS) 2015 Lunar New Year Concert

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 4:00 pm at Flint Center in Cupertino!

This concert, perfect for all ages, begins with a lion dance and features the ECYS Senior Symphony, conducted by Stanford Symphony Orchestra Director Dr. Jindong Cai, Sinfonietta Orchestra, and special guests Grammy-nominated erhu soloist Jiebing Chen and the California Youth Chinese Symphony. The East meets West program will feature traditional Chinese works like Bao Yuankai’s Chinese Sights and Sounds, as well as festive classical repertoire like Sarasate’s Ziguenerweisen with violinist Jonathan Lin. Tickets through Ticketmaster.com Details at: http://www.ecys.org/events/event_details.asp?id=465828

 

Community E, M:

Eprep Class for 7-12 yrs old
Sat, Feb 7, 10-11am, Cubberley Community Center, 4000, Middlefield Road,Palo Alto  Room A7
Is your family prepared for an emergency or natural disaster? Have you discussed with your children how you all will contact one another and where your designated spot is to regroup?  The Dept of Emergency Services now provides you with an opportunity to discuss these and other  emergency preparation topics with your children in a fun way at the Epep class.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, along with a police dog! Children will leave the event feeling more resilient, and aware about disasters, as well as with a preparedness kit, and a family plan! RSVP is required:  dsaini775@gmail.com Class size is limited to 12 participants. Cost : Free Special Guest: Ofc. Carlos De Santiago and his K-9 sidekick Dog
  
 
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eNews: January 21, 2015

Calendar

January 21   PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING & COFFEE 
January 22   Children’s Theatre Production at PV
                     Parent Info Mtg; 

                     Noon Art;

January  23  Family Movie Night
January 26 – 29 Age of Sail, 5th graders 

January 27  ART NIGHT

February   2  PTA Board Meeting
February   3  5th Grade Auditions
                      PA Children’s Theatre Production at PV
February   4  Restaurant Night: Mountain Mike’s Pizza;
                      PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
                      PTA Coffee;
                      ABC Reader Training: Book #5;
                      3rd/4th Grade Auditions PA Children’s
                      Theatre Production at PV
February    5  Noon Art
February   10 Science Fair Parent Information Mtg
February 12 – 16  No School

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

How to Train Your Dragon 2 –
This Friday Night @ 6:30pm!

Join us Friday night as we watch another fun movie on the big screen in the MP Room.  Bring a cozy floor blanket, a pillow and your own mug or reusable cup.  Wear your PJs, if you like.  PTA will provide the movie, fresh hot popcorn, and warm cider.  Family Movie Night is a FREE social event open to all Palo Verde families.  Please note this is not a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible result.  Doors open at 6:15pm on January 23rd for pre-movie cartoon watching.  See you there!!

From Last Week

PALO VERDE PTA GENERAL MEETING
    What? PTA General Meeting  
    When? Wednesday, January 21 just after drop off
    Where? in front of the Reading Garden
    Why? Review/approve updates to the PTA calendar & the 2014-2015 PTA budget, approve 
            (&/or sign-up) to be on the nominating committee, ask questions & enjoy a cup of coffee.

We hope to see you there!


Art Night at Palo Verde, MP Room

 Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA
Come join us for the 2nd annual Palo Verde Art Night, designed to draw out the artistic spirit in both children and parents.  There will be several fun activities sure to ignite your creativity.   Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. Art expertise not required. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, January 23th.

The new year is just starting so come by, grab a cup of coffee & see what PTA is doing. 

Palo Verde Auction & Social

The annual Palo Verde Auction & Social is coming up on Saturday, March 7th and we’re looking for parent donations to make the event really sparkle. Parent donations – including contributions of items, unique skills, and fun parties (for families, kids and parents) – highlight the remarkable nature of our Palo Verde community, while raising funds to support valued PTA programs. Please consider donating a party/event, special skill or item to the 2015 Palo Verde Auction. Partner with some friends, think about your unique skills and/or contribute a donation from your work. Return the form that was distributed in the January 9th Friday folder OR email your donation information to pvpta.auction@gmail.com. Thanks for making this year’s auction the best ever!

Coming Soon – 3rd through 5th Grade Production of “Treasure Island”!
3rd through 5th Grade Parents, please mark your calendars for the Parent Information Meeting at 8:15 a.m. in the MP room on Thursday, 1/22 to learn more about the partnership between Palo Verde Elementary School PTA and the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre to stage a production of Treasure Island. The Children’s Theatre comes to our school every other year to give kids this unique performance experience. All 3rd through 5th grade children that want to participate will be able to participate, either on stage or as a crew member. Auditions will be held in early February, with rehearsals running up to the performances in late March. Please come learn more about this enriching theatre opportunity right here on our school campus. Email Parent Coordinator Callie Turk at callieturk@gmail.com with questions if you cannot attend the meeting.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
 

PAUSD E, M, H
 
PAUSD Honored as Part of  SCCOE Board Meeting Celebrating Biliteracy and Pathway  Awards
Current
Palo Alto Unified was honored at the Dec 10 Santa Clara County Board of Education meeting for their successful implementation of the Biliteracy Seal program. PAUSD implemented this program in the 2013-2014 school year and put seals on 251 senior diplomas and transcripts last May.  Gunn gave out sixty-two seals with six students having three languages. Paly gave out 189 seals. Info: http://news.pausd.org/post.cfm/palo-alto-unified-recognized-at-santa-clara-county-board-of-education-meeting-for-biliteracy-awards 
 
Community E, M, H
 
Paid Stanford Mother/Daughter Study ~ $40.00 per hour
Stanford University Campus; schedule around YOUR availability: daytime, evenings or weekends.
The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is seeking mothers with a history of depression (episodes &/or ongoing) and their 10-14 year old daughters for research on how they think and process information.  Participants must be a US Citizen or hold a green card, read and speak English fluently and have no immediate plans to leave the bay area.  Your generous participation in this study could help future woman of our community.  The more is understood how you and your daughter connect, the closer to reaching the goal of preventing emotional disorders and improving treatment plans.Contact: mood@psych.stanford.edu ; 723-0804
 
Social Brain Investigation at the  Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Stanford Hospital;  Ongoing
Participation involves evaluation including: • Self-reports and behavioral tasks. • Brain imaging with fNIRS and fMRI. Scans are safe, non-invasive and do not use X-rays or radiation. They are used to look at brain function.  You will receive: • Information from behavioral assessment, with a research report of the assessment results upon request.  • Access to ongoing updates about the study. • Payment of $50 for your participation.  Info: sharonbs@stanford.edu.  http://cibsr.stanford.edu.
 
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Presents “Junie B. Jones, The Musical”
1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/30, 1/312/6, 7 @ 7PM; 1/24,1/ 25, 1/31, 2/1,2/7, 2/8 @ 2PM;
1/28 , 1/29, 2/4, 5 @ 4:30PM; Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Join the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre for JUNIE B JONES, THE MUSICAL!  Awaken  a young  person’s desire to read when you join us for this lively musical about Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade.  This special production features local professional actors and additional student matinee performances. Talk to your child’s teacher to find out if they plan to attend a performance! Performances are approximately 60 minutes long.  Info:  www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or call 4634970.
 
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Presents PAUSD Outreach Production of “Aladdin” at Addison Elementary School
Feb 5@4:30PM; Feb 6 @ 7:00PM,  Feb 7 @ 2:00PM; Addison Elementary, Palo Alto
Each year, the Children’s Theatre produces on-site Outreach Productions in six PAUSD Elementary Schools, serving all twelve district schools in a two-year cycle. Join students and parents for this very special production of ALADDIN!  60 minutes long.  Info:  www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or 4634970.
 
The Poison of Perfectionism
Ongoing
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) blog provides valuable clinical information and resources on a range of adolescent issues.  ACS is a community non-profit providing counseling services at no charge to students and their families. More info: www.acs-teens.org or Roni Gillenson, LMFT, Program Director (650) 424-0852 ext. 102.  Read http://www.acs-teens.org/the-poison-of-perfectionism/ 
 
Heavenly Bandstand: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical, benefitting the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund
Feb 4 and 5, 8 pm, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
Get out your poodle skirts and hair cream and prepare to stroll, mash potato and doo wop your way down memory lane! Don’t miss the original musical extravaganza ‘Heavenly Bandstand’, presented two nights only starring the Gunn High School Choirs, the JLS and Terman Middle School Choirs, and dozens of your favorite Gunn staff. Tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for students) available online at www.gunnchoir.org or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to families so that all choir students can participate in the concert tour to Italy in June. Questions? Contact Choir Board Co-Presidents Kristen Lee ( klee@pausd.org) or Liz Matchett (lizmatchett@yahoo.com)

 
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eNews: January 14, 2015

Calendar

January 14   BIG for the Feet Day (wear Blue!) 
January 15   BIG for the Project Day (wear Orange!);
                     Noon Art
January 16   BIG Smiles Day (wear Yellow!) 

January 19   No School
January 21   PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING & COFFEE 
January 22   Children’s Theatre Production at PV
                     Parent Info Mtg; 

                     Noon Art;

January  23  Family Movie Night

January 26 – 29 Age of Sail, 5th graders
January 27  ART NIGHT
February   2  PTA Board Meeting
February   3  5th Grade Auditions
                      PA Children’s Theatre Production at PV

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

PALO VERDE PTA GENERAL MEETING
    What? PTA General Meeting  
    When? Wednesday, January 21 just after drop off
    Where? in front of the Reading Garden
    Why? Review/approve updates to the PTA calendar & the 2014-2015 PTA budget, approve 
            (&/or sign-up) to be on the nominating committee, ask questions & enjoy a cup of coffee.

We hope to see you there!


Art Night at Palo Verde, MP Room

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA
Come join us for the 2nd annual Palo Verde Art Night, designed to draw out the artistic spirit in both children and parents.  There will be several fun activities sure to ignite your creativity.   Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. Art expertise not required. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, January 23th.

The new year is just starting so come by, grab a cup of coffee & see what PTA is doing. 

Palo Verde Auction & Social

The annual Palo Verde Auction & Social is coming up on Saturday, March 7th and we’re looking for parent donations to make the event really sparkle. Parent donations – including contributions of items, unique skills, and fun parties (for families, kids and parents) – highlight the remarkable nature of our Palo Verde community, while raising funds to support valued PTA programs. Please consider donating a party/event, special skill or item to the 2015 Palo Verde Auction. Partner with some friends, think about your unique skills and/or contribute a donation from your work. Return the form that was distributed in the January 9th Friday folder OR email your donation information to pvpta.auction@gmail.com. Thanks for making this year’s auction the best ever!

Coming Soon – 3rd through 5th Grade Production of “Treasure Island”!
3rd through 5th Grade Parents, please mark your calendars for the Parent Information Meeting at 8:15 a.m. in the MP room on Thursday, 1/22 to learn more about the partnership between Palo Verde Elementary School PTA and the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre to stage a production of Treasure Island. The Children’s Theatre comes to our school every other year to give kids this unique performance experience. All 3rd through 5th grade children that want to participate will be able to participate, either on stage or as a crew member. Auditions will be held in early February, with rehearsals running up to the performances in late March. Please come learn more about this enriching theatre opportunity right here on our school campus. Email Parent Coordinator Callie Turk at callieturk@gmail.com with questions if you cannot attend the meeting.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Fifth Annual MLK Jr. Family Day of Service
Co-sponsored by Youth Community Service (YCS), the City of Palo Alto and Project Safety Net
Monday, January 19, 11am – 2pm
King Plaza @ City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his teachings of community and service, join YCS and its partners
for activity tables, speakers, music, and an open mic featuring community artists. Bring a non-perishable canned food item
or a warm jacket to support other local organizations.  For more information check out the YCS website @
www.youthcommunityservice.org or call 650-858-8019.

Girls Softball – Register by January 20th!
Nineteen Palo Verde girls played softball last year as part of Palo Alto Girls Softball’s spring recreational season and we’d love to have even more this year!  It’s a league for all levels, 5-15.  Everyone plays.  Starting with t-ball for the 6 and unders, it’s a safe and fun environment to learn softball.  The season runs March 7 – May 16.  Register now at http://www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org/ 

Meet the Curator and Exhibition Preview

Jan 16, 9 am; Palo Alto Art Center
Join fellow Palo Alto Art Center Foundation members for a special opportunity to tour upcoming Hear This! exhibition with curator Lisa Ellsworth. Look, listen, and immerse yourself in the sonic works of five contemporary artists before the show opens to the public and gain exclusive insight from the curator. Lisa has 15 years of experience as curator, arts educator, and designer of integrated arts experiences and environments in museums, presenting work by emerging and established Bay Area artists. Don’t miss out; if you’re not yet a member, become one now!

Come to Friday Night at the Art Center!
Jan 23, 7-10 pm; Palo Alto Art Center
Get in on the fun at “Friday Night at the Art Center”.to celebrate the opening of Hear This! with delicious food, live performances, hands-on art and sound-making projects and an opportunity to meet the artists! Don’t miss the open mic lounge and curated cocktail at the cash bar (members receive two free drinks). In the Glass Gallery, will also be featured the new Lift/Heft exhibition created by artists-in-residence May Wilson and Lauren DiCiccio.
   
Unique pairing of Daugherty, Berlioz for Redwood Symphony
Sat, Feb. 14, 8 pm; Main Theater, Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City 94061
The West Coast premiere of an electric guitar concerto by the hippest composer in classical music and Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony, one of the most revolutionary musical works of all time, will headline the Valentine’s Day program for Redwood Symphony. Tickets from $10-$25 are available RedwoodSymphony.org, children under 18, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free. Parking at Cañada College is ample & free

The 19th Annual Juana Run Registration is Open
Early reg discounts: 1/10-1/20; Race Day: Feb 28; 4100 Orme Street Palo Alto
This year’s is the usual 8K, a 5K fun run, 1-mile race, and kids races, all through the streets of Barron Park neighborhood. Proceeds go to the West Valley Track Club, Gunn High School Sports Boosters; Juana Briones, Barron Park, and Terman PTAs. For $5 off any 5K or 8K registration (or combo of both races), use code EARLY2015 now thru Jan 10th. For $2 off any kids or 1-mile race use KIDS2015 now thru Jan 20th.  Click here for online registration. Or visit the website at juanarun.org.
 
Hear This! Exhibition to Explore the Power of Sound
Jan 17-Apr 12
What is the sound of art? The Palo Alto Art Center will attempt to answer that provocative question through its upcoming exhibition, Hear This!,. Hear This! will present works by five contemporary artists who employ the power of sound in artworks that explore perception, the passage of time, and nostalgia. This unique exhibition will be both surprising and fun – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

  

 
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eNews: January 8, 2015

Calendar

January 10   PV Ice Skating Party!
January 12   PTA Board Meeting;
                     BIG for the Earth Day (wear Green!) 
January 13   BIG for the Message Day (wear Red!) 
January 14   BIG for the Feet Day (wear Blue!) 
January 15   BIG for the Project Day (wear Orange!);
                     Noon Art
January 16   BIG Smiles Day (wear Yellow!) 

January 19   No School
January 21   PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING & COFFEE 
January 22   Noon Art;
                    Children’s Theatre Production at 
                     PV: Parent Info Mtg 

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

 

Palo Verde Winter Lodge Ice Skating Party
–Tickets ONLINE AVAILABLE  
Winter Lodge Ice Rink
Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:30 – 7:30pm Rain or Shine

$17 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share
Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm
Party is open to any family with a Palo Verde student!

Step 1: Download and complete the waiver available here:
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-4IcBkKmwbqQUY1VE5iY2RlSW5aTGlQb2JwZGxwcjc0Z3lj/view?usp=sharing
When complete, email to winterlodge@pvpta.org
We will have forms available at the event, but who wants to spend that night filling out forms?!

Step 2: Complete the form Here and click submit when done.

Step 3: Use the PayPal link on the confirmation page to pay for your tickets.
If you have questions, feel free to email winterlodge@pvpta.org.

 

  

 

  

   

   

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD E, M, H

PAUSD Honored as Part of  SCCOE Board Meeting Celebrating Biliteracy and Pathway  Awards
Current
Palo Alto Unified was honored at the Dec 10 Santa Clara County Board of Education meeting for their successful implementation of the Biliteracy Seal program.  PAUSD implemented this program in the 2013-2014 school year and put seals on 251 senior diplomas and transcripts last May.  Gunn gave out sixty-two seals with six students having three languages. Paly gave out 189 seals. Info: http://news.pausd.org/post.cfm/palo-alto-unified-recognized-at-santa-clara-county-board-of-education-meeting-for-biliteracy-awards

Community E, M, H

Meet the Curator and Exhibition Preview
Jan 16, 9 am; Palo Alto Art Center
Join fellow Palo Alto Art Center Foundation members for a special opportunity to tour upcoming Hear This! exhibition with curator Lisa Ellsworth. Look, listen, and immerse yourself in the sonic works of five contemporary artists before the show opens to the public and gain exclusive insight from the curator. Lisa has 15 years of experience as curator, arts educator, and designer of integrated arts experiences and environments in museums, presenting work by emerging and established Bay Area artists. Don’t miss out; if you’re not yet a member, become one now!

Come to Friday Night at the Art Center!
Jan 23, 7-10 pm; Palo Alto Art Center
Get in on the fun at “Friday Night at the Art Center”.to celebrate the opening of Hear This! with delicious food, live performances, hands-on art and sound-making projects and an opportunity to meet the artists! Don’t miss the open mic lounge and curated cocktail at the cash bar (members receive two free drinks). In the Glass Gallery, will also be featured the new Lift/Heft exhibition created by artists-in-residence May Wilson and Lauren DiCiccio.
   
Unique pairing of Daugherty, Berlioz for Redwood Symphony
Sat, Feb. 14, 8 pm; Main Theater, Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City 94061
The West Coast premiere of an electric guitar concerto by the hippest composer in classical music and Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony, one of the most revolutionary musical works of all time, will headline the Valentine’s Day program for Redwood Symphony. Tickets from $10-$25 are available RedwoodSymphony.org, children under 18, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free. Parking at Cañada College is ample & free

The 19th Annual Juana Run Registration is Open
Early reg discounts: 1/10-1/20; Race Day: Feb 28; 4100 Orme Street Palo Alto
This year’s is the usual 8K, a 5K fun run, 1-mile race, and kids races, all through the streets of Barron Park neighborhood. Proceeds go to the West Valley Track Club, Gunn High School Sports Boosters; Juana Briones, Barron Park, and Terman PTAs. For $5 off any 5K or 8K registration (or combo of both races), use code EARLY2015 now thru Jan 10th. For $2 off any kids or 1-mile race use KIDS2015 now thru Jan 20th.  Click here for online registration. Or visit the website at juanarun.org.
 
Hear This! Exhibition to Explore the Power of Sound
Jan 17-Apr 12
What is the sound of art? The Palo Alto Art Center will attempt to answer that provocative question through its upcoming exhibition, Hear This!,. Hear This! will present works by five contemporary artists who employ the power of sound in artworks that explore perception, the passage of time, and nostalgia. This unique exhibition will be both surprising and fun – mark your calendars now!

Community E

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp
Sat, Jan 17, 2015, 9:30am – 1pm, Redwood City
Let your 7-10 year old boy test-drive this ‘best choir of the Peninsula’ for himself at a free half-day SingFest minicamp. Low-key, no-obligation auditions are integrated into the morning; no previous singing experience needed. Boys offered Ragazzi membership start rehearsing the week of Jan. 19, 2015. Beginning groups meet once a week for choral singing and theory instruction. Ragazzi offers a complete music education that progresses through a proven, award-winning performance-based educational program, performs its own concert series, sings the National Anthem at a spring SF Giants game, tours domestically and internationally, and collaborates with other prestigious Bay Area arts organizations. Contact: ragazzi@ragazzi.org or 342-8785. SingFest is free, but advance registration is required at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/singfest/. Can’t make it to SingFest but want to audition?  Go to http://ragazzi.org/join-us/book-audition/

 

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ Music and Movement class open
Register Now; Mondays 4:15-5pm, Feb. 2 – May 11, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging Orff-Schulwerk-based class for active young boys is now open. It’s a great option for boys not quite old enough for Ragazzi’s main program. This class is tailored for boys ages 5-7 with little or no previous musical experience. A child-developmental approach fosters boys’ creativity and curiosity. Students explore rhythm games, channel their energy through music learning and learn concepts they can apply in any musical setting.  $260 for 13 weeks; early-bird and sibling discounts. Contact ragazzi@ragazzi.org, 650-342-8785. Register & more info at http://ragazzi.org/program/music-movement/

 

 

  

 
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