eNews: February 25, 2015

Calendar
February   26  NoteCard Fundraiser: completed card/check
                  due in office;  5th Grade Parent Night

March   2 – 4 Choice Program Night  – 5th grade
March   2   PTA Board Meeting
March   4   PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
                  PTA Coffee; 
                  ABC Reader Training: Book #6

March   6   Palo Verde Voice distribution
March   7   Palo Verde Auction
March   9   Noon Art
March  12  Boardgames Thursday – come help if you can!
March  13  NO SCHOOL

March 23   Noon Art
March 26 – 28   Children’s Theatre Performance
March 31   Science Fair

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News
NEW THIS WEEK

Palo Verde Notecard Fundraiser
Thank you all to those who have already submitted orders for Norecards.
If you have not done so, but plan to do it, the due date is on the 26th this Thursday.
 
Please submit :  1. finished notecard  2. order form  3. check
 
eScrip Dining
Think eScrip Dining next time you go out for dinner. Each time you dine at a participating restaurant, you can earn contributions when you pay for your meal with an eScrip registered credit or debit card. A percentage of your purchase will then be automatically contributed to Palo Verde by the merchant. Take a break from the dishes and earn while you eat out!
Check out some local eScrip dining faves…
Palo Alto Pizza Co.   2450 Park Blvd
Anatolian Kitchen      2323 Birch St
Buca di Beppo          643 Emerson St
Or for a complete list of participating restaurants, go to
Be sure to log onto www.eScrip.com  to sign up or update your debit or credit card information.
Questions, please contact: Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com

And the Nominees Are…..
The Oscars may be over, but you can still grab yourself a coveted spot on the Palo Verde PTA Board for the 2015-2016 season.

Serving on the PTA Board is a fun and rewarding way to make a difference in your child’s life, learn more about the inner workings of Palo Verde, and work with some of the many intelligent and capable people in the Palo Verde community. There is a role to fit every schedule. Many current and past board members have held full time jobs while serving.

The PTA Nominating Committee is actively seeking PTA Executive Board Members for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Open positions include President, VP of Fundraising, VP of Programs & Social Events, Secretary, and Auditor. 

Whether you are merely curious or ready to step up, please contact us at: pvptanominating@gmail.com or directly seek out: Shiraaz Bhabha, Liliana Kunze-Briseno, Tina Mondragon, or Rebecca Thompson.

Please also join us at the PTA coffee, on Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:15am

PTA Executive Board Office Descriptions 

Below are descriptions of all PTA Executive Board roles.  Consider joining the PTA Board! Board members meet monthly – generally on a Monday morning.

President:

* Orchestrate and lead the PTA officers and committees in an effective manner.
* Meet regularly with the school Principal on matters concerning the PTA.
* Prepare meeting agendas and conduct PTA association and board meetings.
* Prepare and present the PTA budget to the association membership.
* Represent Palo Verde at District PTA events.
* Attend and lead monthly PTA meetings.

VP of Communications:

* Help communicate Palo Verde PTA-sponsored social, educational & fundraising events & activities to the school-wide population. 
* Work closely with the publishing volunteers of The Voice & the PTA & Palo Verde website volunteers to communicate information on those events. 
* Perform the duties of the president in the case of their absence. 
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive Board.

VP of Fundraising:

* Determine overall fundraising strategy and ensure that fundraising programs are run efficiently, cohesively and in a manner consistent with Palo Verde values.
* Support the chairs and volunteers of all fundraising activities.
* Help ensure that all fundraising activities are meeting the appropriate deadlines and timelines.
* Act as a liaison between the PTA Executive Board and the chairs of the Palo Verde fundraising events.
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive Board.

VP of Programs and Social Events:

* Help ensure all school-wide social events and programs are meeting the appropriate deadlines and timelines.
* Act as a liaison between the PTA Executive Board and the chairs of the Palo Verde social activities and programs.
* Work with the school administration and the Palo Alto PTA to disseminate information about parent education opportunities happening throughout the district. 
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive Board.

Secretary:

* Record minutes of all PTA association and Executive Board meetings (attendance, votes, expenditures, and major discussion items that might be necessary for future reference).
* Distribute copies of prior meeting minutes for review at board meetings. 
* Keep copies of minutes & treasurer’s report in a binder. 
* Find a back-up recording secretary when unable to attend meetings. 
* Act as Historian by maintaining records of PTA activities & logging volunteer hours.
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive

Parliamentarian:

* Attend all executive board and PTA association meetings and advise on parliamentary procedure when requested.
* Initiate the formation of the nominating committee, recruit members as needed, and give instructions on procedure.
* Chair the by-laws committee and review by-laws annually.

Treasurer:

* Maintain accurate PTA financial books & records, including authorization of all receipts & disbursements.
* Maintain PTA bank accounts: Write checks to cover expenses, act as one of three authorized bank signatories on all deposits & disbursements of PTA funds, & keep paper records of all deposits & checks. 
* Deliver a treasurer’s report at PTA & executive board meetings. This record becomes part of the minutes. 
* Chair the budget committee & prepare the annual budget for adoption by the PTA association. 
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive Board.

Auditor:

* Audit the books and financial records of the PTA association twice a year and upon resignation of the treasurer or any check signer.
* Prepare/present a written auditor’s report for the executive board and present the written auditor’s report for adoption by the PTA association.
* Attend monthly PTA meetings as a member of the Executive Board.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
 

PAUSD 
 
PTAC Honorary Service Awards
Ongoing
Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children & youth in our community.  The individuals or organization nominated must
make far-reaching, notable contributions.  The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level. If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please indicate their name so that they may be put into nomination when the committee meets to choose this year’s recipients. The chosen recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Breakfast May 8th, 2015. Form: http://goo.gl/hn2R7p
 
11th Annual Sweetheart Awards – Calling for Nominations
Wed Mar 4th, 6:30: Refreshments; Awards 7:00-8:00; Jordan Middle School MP Room
***NOTE DATE CHANGE, rescheduled from previous Feb 25th date to March 4th***
Is there a bus driver, friend, teacher, neighbor, aide, crossing guard, fellow student, therapist, physician, volunteer or relative that has done something (however large or small) for your special needs child that makes that person a sweetheart to your family? Are you a student who has experienced support and compassion from an unexpected source and would like to say thanks? Help honor those wonderful people in our community who have made a positive difference in the life of a child with special needs by nominating them for a CAC Sweetheart Award. You can nominate anyone and you can nominate up to three people or organizations. New this year! To nominate a sweetheart, go to and complete the form. http://goo.gl/forms/iFXwHkBlQI Info: http://cacpaloalto.org/events/11th-annual-sweetheart-awards/
 
Community  
 
“Listening to Youth Voices”
Sunday, March 1, 5 – 7 PM, First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto
This forum is intended to provide youth with an opportunity to be heard by community leaders, parents, and other youth. We are asking youth to share their thoughts on the subject of youth well-being – how they perceive their lives, what they would like, what would make them feel better, more included, and more valued across the domains of school, home, and community. We are asking adults to actively listen to what our children have to say.
Agenda:
5:00 Welcome and Introductions – Pat Burt, Palo Alto City Council Member
5:10-6:00 Youth Panelists, facilitated by Becky BeacomPAMF
6:00-6:50 Youth Speaker Open Mike
6:50 Closing Remarks – Ken Dauber, PAUSD Trustee

Reading Tutors & Classroom Volunteers Needed Next School Year – Sign up Now
Ongoing
Need parents willing to volunteer beginning in September for K-4 classrooms in East Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.  Either tutor students in a structured reading program or assist teachers in the classroom.  These classes have no parents helping, no PTA, 62% of students are below grade level in reading and 53% below grade level in math – The volunteers make a difference for these kids. It’s one hour per week; Training & coordination will be provided. www.allstudentsmatter.org.  Contact Carolyn Blatman at CBlatman@aol.com
 
Juana Run Races – Help is Needed!
Sat Feb 28 starting at 8am; 4100 Orme Street, Palo Alto
The Juana Run race is less than 2 weeks away! If you’re not planning on running in the race, please consider helping out as a course monitor. We need adults 18+ to be at specific points along the course to keep runners safe and headed the right direction. Click here for Course Monitor Spots. Other help needed and we’re happy to sign student volunteer hours forms. Click here for Pre-race help: Click here for Race day help:  But do you still Juana Run the race? Great! Click here to register as a runner.

Student Advisors for Education (SAFE) — A panel discussion by LD/ADHD High School Students
Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm at Google, 1345 Shorebird Way (Pacific Ocean Room) in Mountain View
Thu, Mar 5, 7:00pm at Gunn High School (Little Theater) 780 ArastraderoRd, Palo Alto
SAFE is a community of students with learning and attention differences who they strive to educate, mentor and support students, parents and educators and spread awareness about the importance and value of learning diversity. In PANEL format, students will discuss their challenges and strengths through their own experiences. Their candor and unique role as students offers a new perspective on learning differences and the educational environment they have learned to work within. Intended Audience: Middle and high school students, parents and educators. Cost: Free.  Register for 2/25 student panel at Google here. Register for 3/5 student panel at Gunn here.

Free Family Science Night at the Junior Museum and Zoo
Thur, Feb. 26, 6-8pm; Palo Alto Junior Museum; 1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto.
Join the award-winning science teachers of the Junior Museum and Zoo for an after-hours, special night of family learning and fun.  Get your hands on exciting science activities and experience a taste of what the JMZ teaches in your schools.  We are celebrating our fantastic community, which values and supports science for all ages, and Palo Alto Partners in Education, which funds science education in PAUSD elementary schools through community donations.  Admission is free!
 
Spring Workshop Preview!
Spring quarter begins Apr 7; Palo Alto Art Center; Reg begins Mar 6 for Residents; Mar 13 non-res
Upcoming spring workshops for adults offer something for everyone! The workshops include fabric printing, water-based Japanese woodblock printmaking, monotype, Gelli printing, and hand papermaking and cast-paper sculpture. Check here: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/classes/adults/classes.asp. Info:  Fanny Retsek at 617.3525 or fanny.retsek@cityofpaloalto.org

Listening to Youth Voices – Youth Forum
Sun, Mar 1, 5-7pm, First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto
Come hear what is on the minds of our youth.  Developmental Asset #7 is “Community Values Youth” yet, only 22% of our teens surveyed feel that this true.  Project Safety Net concluded that “few middle and high schoolers feel like they have a voice in the community or that the community cares about them”.  This youth forum is intended to provide youth with an opportunity to be heard by community leaders, parents and other teens.  Please come listen as our young people speak about their life experience in Palo Alto, at school, home and in the community.  Questions? Email payouthforum2015@gmail.com

Unlocking the Potential for PAUSD Students to Thrive: An Evening with DreamCatchers – featuring Superintendent Max McGee, Dr. Amado Padilla, Stanford University and County Supervisor Joe Simitian.  
Mar 5,  Thur  Evening 6:30 – 8:30 PM ; Palo Alto HS Media Arts Center.  
In an interactive and informative evening, learn about DreamCatchers, an innovative non-profit partnership with PAUSD and Stanford that helps low income, historically under-represented students in Palo Alto reach their full potential.  Hear from PAUSD educators and DreamCatchers’ Stanford student volunteer corps.  Compare their strategies with the ones you use at home.  Contact Barbara Sih Klausner.  Barbara@dreamcatchersyouth.org.  Info: www.dreamcatchersyouth.org.

Junior Museum and Zoo will host WHOOOO
Mar 8, 1-2pm (11-1pm for members), Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
A Celebration of Owls During the Day. This family-friendly event will be a lot of fun for local students and their families – and it’s free! Info: Julie: 326-6338; julie@friendsjmz.org

Building a Community for our Children through Social Capital
Wed,  Mar 18, 7-9pm.  Hospitality: 6:45pm; Covington Elementary School Multi, 205 Covington, Los Altos
The Interdependence Network (http://buildingsocialcapital.org) is dedicated to helping human service organizations shift to a model based on helping their clients build social capital, which is created when people are included, involved, and engaged in their communities. Organizations will discuss how they are building inclusive communities right here in the Bay Area using this model. The discussion will include what each of you can do to help your kids build social capital and make this community a reality. This talk is based on the book written by Al Condeluci, Social Capital: The Key to Macro Change  http://alcondeluci.com/social-capital-the-key-to-macro-change/This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org)  Free & no  registration is necessary.

 
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eNews: February 18, 2015

Calendar

February   20  Incoming Kinder Orientation;
                       Family Movie night: The LEGO Movie!
February   23  Noon Art
February   26  NoteCard Fundraiser: completed card/check
                       due in office;  5th Grade Parent Night

March   2 – 4 Choice Program Night  – 5th grade
March   2   PTA Board Meeting
March   4   PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
                  PTA Coffee;  ABC Reader Training: Book #6

March   6   Palo Verde Voice distribution
March   7   Palo Verde Auction
March   9   Noon Art
March  12  Boardgames Thursday – come help if you can!
March  13  NO SCHOOL

March 23   Noon Art
March 26 – 28   Children’s Theatre Performance
March 31   Science Fair

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
From Our Principle –
I am pleased to announce that we have hired a new clerk to join Palo Verde office staff.  Please help me in welcoming Elaine Chase as the new Palo Verde clerk.  Elaine was in IT for ten years as a management consultant and project manager.  She currently has two sons here at Palo Verde and has been a very active member of the PTA, co-facilitating the PV Auction.  I’m thrilled to have her on our staff.  If you get a chance, stop by the office and introduce yourself.

Awesome LEGO Movie Night This Friday!
Please join us for our final winter  Family Movie Night on Friday, February 20 at 6:30pm.  We’ll watch The LEGO Movie in the MP Room on the big screen.  Wear your PJs, if you like.  Bring a cozy floor blanket, a pillow and your own reusable mug and reusable water bottle.  PTA will provide the movie, hot popcorn, and warm cider.  Please note, this is not a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Family Movie Night is a FREE social event open to all Palo Verde families.  See you there!!

Palo Verde Norecard Fundraiser 

Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. 
Extra blank notecards and order forms are available at office if you need.
Please submit finished notecard, order form and check to the office or your kid’s teacher by next Thursday (26th).
Any question? Contact Junghee Hsieh   heatherjhcho (at) hotmail (dot) com.

From Last Week  

  

 

AlOHA PALO VERDE!

Appetizers | Live Music | Dancing | Photo Booth | Drinks | Silent Auction

Get ready for Palo Verde Elementary School’s AlOHA PALO VERDE! Spring Social & Silent Auction.  We have a fun-filled evening planned at the new Mitchell Park Community Center, with generous, wonderful and diverse donations from our wider community of businesses, families, and friends.

 

WHAT IS THE SPRING SOCIAL & SILENT AUCTION?

The Spring Social & Auction is Palo Verde Elementary School PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting the wide range of activities that PTA sponsors throughout the year for our school and students.  But it’s not just about the money – it’s also about our awesome community of parents.  It’s a great time to kick back, get to know each other better and have some fun!

 

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE GENEROUS, WONDERFUL AND DIVERSE DONATIONS?

The AlOHA PALO VERDE! Auction Catalog is about to hit production and will be sent out in Friday Folders before the event for your viewing pleasure.

 

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO ATTEND AlOHA PALO VERDE!?

Get a sitter.  Buy tickets.  Show up.  It’s that easy!

 

DO I HAVE BUY TICKETS TO ATTEND AlOHA PALO VERDE!?

Tickets sales will start in a couple of weeks and will be $25/person. We want all the funds that we raise from the auction to go directly to services and programs that support our school and students. We use ticket sales to help underwrite the costs of the “social”.  The Palo Verde Elementary School PTA picks up as much of the tab as possible along with our sponsors but even so, there are expenses to underwrite. Ticket purchases include food (hors d’ouevres and sweet treats), non-alcoholic beverages, music, dancing and a place to strike-a-pose (yes, a photo booth!).  A no host bar will be available accepting cash and credit cards. 

 

EVENT DETAILS:

DATE:      Saturday, March 7, 2015

TIME:       7-10pm

LOCATION:  Mitchell Park Community Center    

                      El Palo Alto Room 

                3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

THEME:   AlOHA!

ATTIRE:   Casual

 

NEED A SITTER?:   

We have partnered with @UrbanSitter; the source for reliable sitters reviewed by parents you know.  Get a free trial: urbansitter.com/promo/paloverde.  Book your first sitter and $20 is donated to Palo Verde Elementary School. 

 

Your Auction Committee is really excited about AlOHA PALO VERDE! and we hope you are too. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaine Chase at sflanie10@yahoo.com or 650-575-3294.

MAHAlO! from your Auction Committee,

Jeanette Brosnan, Elaine Chase, Anne Marie Hallada

Melina Patterson, Haliel Selig, Callie Turk

 

Project Cornerstone Extensions.

Project Cornerstone Extensions lunch time activities:

Weekly Monday Yoga for Kids 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: On the lawn behind room 6, outside of kinder yard.
Lead:   Cynthia Gordon & Haliel Selig

Weekly Wednesday Walking Club 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Laps around the quads
Lead:   Lisa Baxter, Anna Carl & Mala Sivapalasingam

Noon-Games aka Board Games Thursday 
Date:  2/19/15, 3/12/15., 4/23/15 & 5/21/15 
When: 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Please sign-up and help this once a month activity at  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4dafaf2da75-project

Learn More About California’s Education System 
The California State PTA has announced a raffle in which it will pay nine parents a combined $6,000, as donations to their local PTAs, if they take Ed100, a short, self-directed online course on California’s education system and its big changes, including the Local Control Funding Formula and Common Core. 
Created by Jeff Camp, a former Microsoft Corp. manager and a longtime champion of public involvement in schools, Ed100.org is a free, 10-chapter course that offers the context and background on issues relating to students (who they are in California and what their needs are); teachers (preparation, pay, evaluation, collaboration); finances (from Prop. 13 to Prop. 98); and measurements of success (Common Core and college and career readiness). Ed100 is broken into 100 lessons. 
CAPTA will award a raffle ticket for every lesson completed, with bonus tickets for taking the full course. Winners will be drawn in time for presentation at PTA’s annual state conference in April. Five winners will receive $1,000 and four will win $250 as contributions to their local PTA.  For a short video about the contest, go here or here for a Q&A.

 

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD

PTAC Honorary Service Awards
Ongoing
Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children & youth in our community.  The individuals or organization nominated must make far-reaching, notable contributions.  The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level. If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please indicate their name so that they may be put into nomination when the committee meets to choose this year’s recipients. The chosen recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Breakfast May 8th, 2015. Form: http://goo.gl/hn2R7p

11th Annual Sweetheart Awards – Calling for Nominations
Wed Mar 4th, 6:30: Refreshments; Awards 7:00-8:00; Jordan Middle School MP Room
***NOTE DATE CHANGE, rescheduled from previous Feb 25th date to March 4th***
Is there a bus driver, friend, teacher, neighbor, aide, crossing guard, fellow student, therapist, physician, volunteer or relative that has done something (however large or small) for your special needs child that makes that person a sweetheart to your family? Are you a student who has experienced support and compassion from an unexpected source and would like to say thanks? Help honor those wonderful people in our community who have made a positive difference in the life of a child with special needs by nominating them for a CAC Sweetheart Award. You can nominate anyone and you can nominate up to three people or organizations. New this year! To nominate a sweetheart, go to and complete the form. http://goo.gl/forms/iFXwHkBlQI Info: http://cacpaloalto.org/events/11th-annual-sweetheart-awards/

Community
 

New ACS 8 Week Support Group for Youth and Parents
Sat, Feb 14-Sat, April 4th; 10-11:30am; ACS Offices: 1717 Embarcadero Rd, Ste 4000, Palo Alto
In response to the recent tragedies in our community, Adolescent Counseling Services has developed an 8-week support group for teens and parents looking for a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss their feelings. The first 4 weeks (2/14/15 – 3/7/15) will be for youth, and the last 4 weeks (3/14/15 – 4/4/15) will be for parents. The groups will be co-lead by two psychotherapists Price: $10 per group session, per person or per couple. (Scholarships available if needed.) Link to the flyer: https://app.box.com/s/0444bgj5upvv8qctjgfp9mc4yxuguaeg.

Prices go up on 15th so register soon! The 19th Annual Juana Run – 8k, 5k, 1-mile and Kids Races
Race Day: Feb 28, 4100 Orme Street (Juana Briones School) in Barron Park
Register for this fun family race – a great tradition in Barron Park for 19 years! Fees start at $15 but will increase on Feb 15th.  Click here to register online at Race Roster or click here to print a registration form  See www.juanarun.org for more details.  T-shirt included, pancake breakfast, and great prizes. PLUS!! Naked Juice will be there giving out free samples…..Don’t want to run the race, but would rather volunteer?  Great!  Click here to see the opportunities.  You can also be a course monitor (if you’re 18 yrs or older) and cheer for the runners as they go by.  Click here for monitor spots.

Terman Music Concert
Thurs, Feb 19, 5:30-7:30pm; Terman Middle School, Palo Alto
Listen to performances by the Terman Music Department and help raise funds for student travel scholarships as the music departments prepares for its overnight music tour to Southern California. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/TermanBenefitConcert or at the door. $10 adults/$5 students

Parenting Our Teens Through Life’s Challenges: A conference on adolescent mental health and addiction
Sat. Feb. 28th, 9am – 3:30pm; Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
“Is there anything I can do to help my teen/young adult with life’s struggles and detours?” This conference will help you understand what adolescents deal with and provide information on helpful resources. The keynotes and afternoon workshops, led by experts in their fields, will discuss adolescent behavioral, substance abuse and mental health issues, how to identify problems along with tips for responding and options for treatment relevant to any age group. Info: http://www.mppc.org/events/ParentingTeens; Cost: $25 (lunch included)

The first Palo Alto Philharmonic concert of the 2015
Feb 27, 8pm; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
(* pre-concert talk at 7:30pm)
The concert will feature internationally recognized pianist Sandra Wright Shen, performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. This work has been called “the tender cousin to the composer’s Fifth Symphony,” and is among the most poetic of Beethoven’s creations.
The concert will also feature the great Symphony No. 7 by Jean Sibelius. One of his final compositions (premiered in 1924), the symphony is in one movement, rather than the traditional four. It has been called Sibelius’ most remarkable achievement. Click here to order tickets!  

Fostering Mathematical Thinking During the Elementary Years/
Fomentado el Razonamiento Matemático Durante los Años de Educación Básica
Mon, Mar 9,  6:30=8:00pm; PAUSD District Office – Board Room; 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
A parent education evening focused on helping all parents of elementary students learn how to foster children’s number sense and conceptual understandings within mathematics. Space is limited so please register on Eventbrite! Info: Here

Spring Chamber Concert, 2014-15 Season
Sat, Mar 14, 8pm;  First Baptist Church; 305 North Carolina Ave., Palo Alto
Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night filled with wind, string and brass ensembles. The concert will feature Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 1. in D minor, Op. 49, a piece widely regarded as one of his best and most popular chamber works. An unusual piece is on the program: Bobby Lopez’s Conversation for Two Tamborines, a fun duet for headed tambourines that showcases techniques often found in orchestral tambourine playing. This piece is a running dialog of articulated grace notes, pianissimo rolls, thumb rolls, and a variety of articulations. Tickets:  General admission tickets are: General Admission $22, Seniors $18, and Student tickets $10.  Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one half-hour before the performance. Accessibility: This concert venue is wheelchair accessible.

Reading and Writing in the Elementary Years
/ Lectura and Escritura in los años de Educación Básica
Mon, Mar 30, 6:30-8:00pm;  PAUSD District Office – Board Room; 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
A parent education evening to help all parents of elementary students learn more about Teachers College Writing Workshop, Interactive Read Aloud strategies and more.
Space is limited so please register on Eventbrite!  For more information, click here.

Raising A Resilient Teenager.
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: 424-0852 ext. 102.  Read http://www.acs-teens.org/raising-a-resilient-teenager-in-a-stressed-out-society/

See the production that audiences of all ages have loved in festivals around the world
Performances: May 7, 8: 7pm;  May 9: 10am, 2pm;  May 10: 12pm; 2pm; Workshops: Age 8 – 13: May 11, 4-6pm;  Age 14 – Adult: May 11, 7-10pm; Palo Alto Children’s Theater; tickets now on sale
Limited Run, May 2015: “All Aboard,” an interactive tale by solo performer Oskar (Tom Greder) turns reality into fantasy as the audience embarks on a voyage into the great unknown.  Follow a toy locomotive as it travels through sublime worlds and finally journeys its way through the entire audience!  Performed in hundreds of festivals throughout the world, Tom Greder’s internationally celebrated production comes to Palo Alto!  Approximately 60 minutes in length, the performance will delight audiences of all ages.  Tickets: $25  Workshops: $75 Purchase tickets: allaboard.brownpapertickets.com; Register for the Youth Workshop: YouthWorkshop.brownpapertickets.com; Register for the Teen & Adult Workshop: PlayWorkshop.brownpapertickets.com

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eNews: February 11, 2015

Calendar

 

February   12 – 16  No School
February   20  Incoming Kinder Orientation;
Family Movie night: The LEGO Movie!
February   23  Noon Art
February   26  Note Fundraiser: completed card/check
due in office;  5th Grade Parent NightMarch   2 – 4 Choice Program Night  – 5th grade
March   2   PTA Board Meeting
March   4   PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
PTA Coffee;  ABC Reader Training: Book #6

March   6   Palo Verde Voice distribution
March   7   Palo Verde Auction
March   9   Noon Art
March  12  Boardgames Thursday – come help if you can!
March  13  NO SCHOOL

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
 

New This Week

AlOHA PALO VERDE!

 

Appetizers | Live Music | Dancing | Photo Booth | Drinks | Silent Auction

 

Get ready for Palo Verde Elementary School’s AlOHA PALO VERDE! Spring Social & Silent Auction.  We have a fun-filled evening planned at the new Mitchell Park Community Center, with generous, wonderful and diverse donations from our wider community of businesses, families, and friends.

WHAT IS THE SPRING SOCIAL & SILENT AUCTION?

The Spring Social & Auction is Palo Verde Elementary School PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting the wide range of activities that PTA sponsors throughout the year for our school and students.  But it’s not just about the money – it’s also about our awesome community of parents.  It’s a great time to kick back, get to know each other better and have some fun!

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE GENEROUS, WONDERFUL AND DIVERSE DONATIONS?

The AlOHA PALO VERDE! Auction Catalog is about to hit production and will be sent out in Friday Folders before the event for your viewing pleasure.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO ATTEND AlOHA PALO VERDE!?

Get a sitter.  Buy tickets.  Show up.  It’s that easy!

DO I HAVE BUY TICKETS TO ATTEND AlOHA PALO VERDE!?

Tickets sales will start in a couple of weeks and will be $25/person. We want all the funds that we raise from the auction to go directly to services and programs that support our school and students. We use ticket sales to help underwrite the costs of the “social”.  The Palo Verde Elementary School PTA picks up as much of the tab as possible along with our sponsors but even so, there are expenses to underwrite. Ticket purchases include food (hors d’ouevres and sweet treats), non-alcoholic beverages, music, dancing and a place to strike-a-pose (yes, a photo booth!).  A no host bar will be available accepting cash and credit cards.

EVENT DETAILS:

DATE:      Saturday, March 7, 2015

TIME:       7-10pm

LOCATION:  Mitchell Park Community Center

                      El Palo Alto Room

                3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

THEME:   AlOHA!

ATTIRE:   Casual

NEED A SITTER?:

We have partnered with @UrbanSitter; the source for reliable sitters reviewed by parents you know.  Get a free trial: urbansitter.com/promo/paloverde.  Book your first sitter and $20 is donated to Palo Verde Elementary School.

Your Auction Committee is really excited about AlOHA PALO VERDE! and we hope you are too.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaine Chase at sflanie10@yahoo.com or 650-575-3294.

MAHAlO! from your Auction Committee,

Jeanette Brosnan, Elaine Chase, Anne Marie Hallada

Melina Patterson, Haliel Selig, Callie Turk

From Last Week

Palo Verde Notecard Fundraiser
Inside of Friday folders on Wednesday, February 11th ( or this Friday 6th) you will find a finished artwork or blank Notecard and order form/instruction for Notecard fundraiser.

If you are new to this fundraiser, take a look at the samples on the posters around school. Please return 1. completed notecard 2. order form 3. a check , to your child’s teacher or the office by Thursday, February 26th. Question? contact Junghee Hsieh at heatherjhcho (at) hotmail (dot) com

Project Cornerstone Extensions.
Project Cornerstone Extensions lunch time activities:
Weekly Monday Yoga for Kids
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: On the lawn behind room 6, outside of kinder yard.
Lead:   Cynthia Gordon & Haliel Selig
Weekly Wednesday Walking Club
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Laps around the quads
Lead:   Lisa Baxter, Anna Carl & Mala Sivapalasingam
Noon-Games aka Board Games Thursday
Date:  2/19/15, 3/12/15., 4/23/15 & 5/21/15
When: 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Please sign-up and help this once a month activity at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4dafaf2da75-project

 

Learn More About California’s Education System 
The California State PTA has announced a raffle in which it will pay nine parents a combined $6,000, as donations to their local PTAs, if they take Ed100, a short, self-directed online course on California’s education system and its big changes, including the Local Control Funding Formula and Common Core.
Created by Jeff Camp, a former Microsoft Corp. manager and a longtime champion of public involvement in schools, Ed100.org is a free, 10-chapter course that offers the context and background on issues relating to students (who they are in California and what their needs are); teachers (preparation, pay, evaluation, collaboration); finances (from Prop. 13 to Prop. 98); and measurements of success (Common Core and college and career readiness). Ed100 is broken into 100 lessons.
CAPTA will award a raffle ticket for every lesson completed, with bonus tickets for taking the full course. Winners will be drawn in time for presentation at PTA’s annual state conference in April. Five winners will receive $1,000 and four will win $250 as contributions to their local PTA.  For a short video about the contest, go  HERE   or here for a Q&A.

 

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD

 

Fostering Mathematical Thinking during the Elementary Years
A Parent Education Evening
Monday, March 9th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Palo Alto Unified District Office
Staff Development Center
http://PAUSDmath.eventbrite.com
Click HERE   to see the flier

Reading & Writing in the Elementary Years
A PAUSD Parent Education Event
Monday, March 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join us at the Palo Alto Unified District Office
Staff Development Center
http://PAUSDLiteracy.eventbrite.com
Click HERE to see the flier

PTAC Honorary Service Awards
Ongoing
Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children & youth in our community.  The individuals or organization nominated must
make far-reaching, notable contributions.  The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level. If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please indicate their name so that they may be put into nomination when the committee meets to choose this year’s recipients. The chosen recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Breakfast May 8th, 2015. Form: http://goo.gl/hn2R7p
11th Annual Sweetheart Awards
Wed, Feb 25; 7:00-8:00pm; NEW LOCATION: Jordan Middle School MP Room
Is there a bus driver, friend, teacher, administrator, neighbor, aide, crossing guard, fellow student, therapist, physician, volunteer or relative that has done something (however large or small) for your special needs child? Honor that person by nominating him or her for a Sweetheart Award. Info: http://cacpaloalto.org/.  Questions? Send an email to sweethearts.award@gmail.com.  (Co-Sponsored by the Palo Alto Subcommittee of the Selpa 1 CAC and the Palo Alto PTA Council.)
Community  
EPGY by Stanford University has been changed to giftedandtalented.com!
Our new K-7th grade mathematics program is now tablet accessible. It equipped with modern graphics, video and digital project-based learning.
Special offer : $12/month for the first 3 months.
Promotion Code : MATH. Expires: 02/28/15
For more information, please visit :
http://www.giftedandtalented.com

 

Acterra Creek Restoration Service Opportunity February 12 and 13
Th Feb 12 12-5pm and/or Fr Feb 13 12-5, San Francisquito Creek at Palo Alto Ave above Hale St
Creekside native planting activity for teens and families.  Have fun and get up to 10 hours community service and still have a three-day weekend.  Register and get more details through the upcoming events listed at www.acterra.org/stewardship. Youth under 18 must bring a signed waiver that you download during registration. Parents must accompany kids under 12. Contact clairee@acterra.org for more information.
YMCA Camp during Feb break
Feb 12-13, 7:30am-6:00pm; Jordan Middle School, 750 N California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Free Family Science Day at AAAS
2/14-15, 11am-5pm, San Jose Convention Center
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sponsors two free Science days for everyone. Info: http://meetings.aaas.org/family-science-days/
Juana Run 8k, 5k, 1-mile and kids races: Run the Race!
Sat, Febr 28,  4100 Orme Street (Juana Briones School) Palo Alto (park at Gunn High School)
There is still time to register for this great neighborhood, family-friendly fun race – a tradition in Barron Park for 19 years! Fees start at only $15 for kids races. Click here to register.  Prefer to submit a registration form the old fashioned way?  Click here and print out a registration form . See www.juanarun.org for more details. T-shirt included, free pancake breakfast after the race and prizes for all age categories! More Info: Susan Giovannotto 888-4999 or giovannottos@me.com
Juana Run 8k, 5k, 1-mile and kids races: Run the Race!
Sat, Febr 28,  4100 Orme Street (Juana Briones School) Palo Alto (park at Gunn High School)
Don’t want to run the race, but want to be a part of the fun? Great!  If you are 18 or older, you can be a course monitor here and cheer the runners as they go by. You can help many other ways on race day – look here for those opportunities (and this is a great way for high schoolers and scouts to earn service hours).  We also need help before race day – click here to see how you can help! More Info: Susan Giovannotto 888-4999 or giovannottos@me.com
Unlocking the Potential for PAUSD Students to Thrive: An Evening with DreamCatchers – featuring Superintendent Max McGee, Dr. Amado Padilla, Stanford University and County Supervisor Joe Simitian.  
Thurs, Mar 5; 6:30-8:30 PM; Palo Alto HS Media Arts Center.
In an interactive and informative evening, learn about DreamCatchers, an innovative non-profit partnership with PAUSD and Stanford that helps low income, historically under-represented students in Palo Alto reach their full potential.  Hear from PAUSD educators and DreamCatchers’ Stanford student volunteer corps.  Compare their strategies with the ones you use at home. Info? Contact: Barbara Sih Klausner.  Barbara@dreamcatchersyouth.org.  More info:  www.dreamcatchersyouth.org.
Annual May Fete Parade Registration
Registration Deadline: Apr 15; Parade: Sat May 2, 10am-noon
The theme this year is friendship. Parents are encouraged to watch and not walk the parade with their children. This is the kid proud moment to show off their friends. Registration form link:

 

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eNews: February 4, 2015

Calendar

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;
                       Family Movie night: The LEGO Movie!
February   23  Noon Art
February   26  Note Fundraiser: completed card/check
                       due in office;  5th Grade Parent Night

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Palo Verde Notecard Fundraiser
Inside of Friday folders on Wednesday, February 11th ( or this Friday 6th) you will find a finished artwork or blank Notecard and order form/instruction for Notecard fundraiser.
If you are new to this fundraiser, take a look at the samples on the posters around school. Please return 1. completed notecard 2. order form 3. a check , to your child’s teacher or the office by Thursday, February 26th. Question? contact Junghee Hsieh at heatherjhcho (at) hotmail (dot) com

Palo Verde skaters thank you!
A record breaking two hundred and twelve skaters joined by their families enjoyed the festivities at the Palo Alto Winterlodge the evening of January 10.

This event was made possible by several enthusiastic volunteers: Carleen Ho, Risa Altaf, Krishna Varia, Sejal Kamani, Ramona Santo, Anne Marie Hallada, Iva Reid, and the Lansberg Family.

Project Cornerstone Extensions.
Project Cornerstone Extensions lunch time activities:

Weekly Monday Yoga for Kids 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: On the lawn behind room 6, outside of kinder yard.
Lead:   Cynthia Gordon & Haliel Selig

Weekly Wednesday Walking Club 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Laps around the quads
Lead:   Lisa Baxter, Anna Carl & Mala Sivapalasingam

Noon-Games aka Board Games Thursday 
Date:  2/19/15, 3/12/15., 4/23/15 & 5/21/15 
When: 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Please sign-up and help this once a month activity at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4dafaf2da75-project

Learn More About California’s Education System 
The California State PTA has announced a raffle in which it will pay nine parents a combined $6,000, as donations to their local PTAs, if they take Ed100, a short, self-directed online course on California’s education system and its big changes, including the Local Control Funding Formula and Common Core. 
Created by Jeff Camp, a former Microsoft Corp. manager and a longtime champion of public involvement in schools, Ed100.org is a free, 10-chapter course that offers the context and background on issues relating to students (who they are in California and what their needs are); teachers (preparation, pay, evaluation, collaboration); finances (from Prop. 13 to Prop. 98); and measurements of success (Common Core and college and career readiness). Ed100 is broken into 100 lessons. 
CAPTA will award a raffle ticket for every lesson completed, with bonus tickets for taking the full course. Winners will be drawn in time for presentation at PTA’s annual state conference in April. Five winners will receive $1,000 and four will win $250 as contributions to their local PTA.  For a short video about the contest, go HERE   or here for a Q&A.

From Last 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

PTAC Honorary Service Awards
Ongoing
Each year the Palo Alto Council of PTAs may bestow one of several California State PTA Honorary Service Awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children & youth in our community.  The individuals or organization nominated must
make far-reaching, notable contributions.  The PTA Council HSA Committee selects persons or groups who have benefited children and youth on a district-wide or Palo Alto community level. If you know of someone or an organization that deserves to be honored at this level, please indicate their name so that they may be put into nomination when the committee meets to choose this year’s recipients. The chosen recipients will be announced at our Honorary Service Award Breakfast May 8th, 2015. Form: http://goo.gl/hn2R7p
11th Annual Sweetheart Awards -Calling for Nominations
Wed, Feb 25, 6:30: Refreshments; Awards 7:00-8:00pm  Jordan Middle School MP Room
Is there a bus driver, friend, teacher, neighbor, aide, crossing guard, fellow student, therapist, physician, volunteer or relative that has done something (however large or small) for your special needs child that makes that person a sweetheart to your family? Are you a student who has experienced support and compassion from an unexpected source and would like to say thanks?  Help honor those wonderful people in our community who have made a positive difference in the life of a child with special needs by nominating them for a CAC Sweetheart Award. You can nominate anyone and you can nominate up to three people or organizations.  New this year! To nominate a sweetheart, go to http://goo.gl/forms/iFXwHkBlQI and complete the form. Info: http://cacpaloalto.org/events/11th-annual-sweetheart-awards/
Community  
Emily’s Way Project
Ongoing
The goal is to help people of all ages “take ownership” of their health information. For young adults, “owning” your health information is an important step in the process of living independently. For parents of children under 18, having easy access to their children’s health records can help them manage large amounts of information related to their children’s health.  Easy instructions and help: OwnYourHealthInfo@gmail.com
Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain
Wed Feb 11, 6 – 8 pm; District Board Room
Dr David Walsh, a leading authority on teens, parenting, family life and the impact of technology on kids health and development will talk about the critical role of connection for student achievement, the “sweet spot” of stress and much more.  Sponsored by PAUSD Student Services Office – gdasilva@pausd.org.  paloaltopta.org
Huge Used Book Sale Benefits Palo Alto Libraries
Sat, Feb 14, 10am-4pm, Sun, Feb 15, 11am-4pm, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
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, all sorted by subject, very reasonably priced.The Children’s Book Sale Room, featuring preschool through young adult books, puzzles, games and toys, is located in a portable bldg.in the SW corner, adjacent to the Cubberley track. After the sale ends on Sun, ALL books in the Bargain Room (Cubberley Room H-2) are available for FREE to teachers and nonprofit organizations. Info: www.fopal.org.
Focusing on Executive Functioning for the Real World:
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:30-8. Elizabeth Rochin,  Palo Alto High School, SSRC (in the library)
The time for transition is now! This presentation is designed to address supportive ways to promote independence and success in school and beyond for families of children who receive special education services.
Resource Fair of Summer Camps & After School Activities
Wed, Feb 18, 6:30-8:30pm; JLS Middle School Auditorium; 480 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
Meet 20+ providers of summer camps, after-school activities who will present info about their program &  be available to talk 1:1 with parents. All are providers that can accommodate some special needs kids, either in an inclusive environment or a special program, can discuss specific accommodations your child may need. Information on financial assistance will be available, option to enroll on site, Childcare, pizza/snacks for kids will be provided. RSVP for childcare: paloaltocac@gmail.com. Organized by the Palo Alto Sub-Committee of SELPA 1 CAC, co-sponsored by Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), the Palo Alto Council of PTAs (PTAC). Info: www.cacpaloalto.org
Wake Up Call: The Role of Sleep and Teen Health
Thurs Feb 19 from 7 – 9 pm; Mitchell Park Library, El Palo Alto Rm
We have a great panel of experts to talk about sleep as it relates to teens.  Come hear Drs Pelayo and Adelsheim on the science of sleep. Holly Pedersen, Parent’s Place parent educator will give strategies on how to help your kids get enough sleep.  Charles Young, Associate Superintendent of PAUSD will be present to answer questions about district efforts. More info susanlusman@gmail.com
Mother’s Symposium – Resilience in Motherhood – Pathways to Purpose
Sat Mar 7, 8:30am-12 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University
Join in for a morning of inspirational speakers, guided conversations and opportunities to make meaningful connections as you explore how a deep sense of purpose helps tap into our resilience as women and mothers.  Keynote speaker – Pat Christen and panelists Dr Julie Good, Sherri Lassila and Sharon Murphy.  www.motherssymposium.org
Parent Information Dates for Middle School and High School Transitions; For 5th Grade only
Jordan February 25, 2015 (6:30); JLS March 18, 6-7:30  (6 parent network 6-6:30); Terman February 26, 6-6:30
Mark the dates for the middle school transition information for the middle school that your child will be attending.

  
 
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