eNews: January 27, 2016

Calendar
January   

     25 – 28  Tall Sailor Trip (5th Grade)
     29  PTA Board Meeting

February
       2   Art Night
       3   PTA Coffee Social;
            Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 5
       4   Noon Game; 
            Kindergarten Informational Meeting 
       8   Noon Art
      11 – 15  No School
      16  Science Fair Experiments, Demo, MP Room
      18  Noon Games
      19  Palo Verde Kindergarten visitation day (parents only) 
      22  Noon Art; 
            Science Fair, Parent Information Night, MP Room 
      26  PTA Board Meeting; 
            Movie Night (evening)
      29  Math Night (evening)

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Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

  


Send Palo Verde Teachers & Staff Flowers for Valentine’s Day! 

You can send Valentine’s Day flowers to any teacher or staff member to be delivered to their classroom on February 10th, with your note attached.  Each flower is $3 and all proceeds go to the Palo Verde PTA.
1)    Fill out a note (forms available in Friday folders and in the front office) for each staff member and indicate number of flowers 

2)    Attach cash or check, (make checks to Palo Verde PTA), $3/flower
3)    Put form in the basket in the front office

 Deadline: Monday, Feb 8

** Fall Party

New date for our 
Kids Book Club and Treats’ Fall Party for 4th-5th Graders!

Join us on Friday, March 4 at 3pm!
 
Description

Join us for an afternoon book club to discuss Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. We’ll meet at the Palo Verde Library after school for sharing, discussion and tasty treats, as we talk about 4th and 5th grade perspectives on this popular grade school book. Please purchase/borrow and have your 4th or 5th grader read the book in advance. Each child will go home with a new book!
Date & Time: Friday, March 4, 3pm-4:30pm
Event Location: Palo Verde Library
Price: $20 per student
Hosts: Laurence Kancherla (Rm 4, 16), Iva Reid (Rm 4, 17)  and Lili Nova-Roessig (Rm 19)
 

Restrictions

4th and 5th Grade Palo Verde students only.

From Last Week

Lost & Found Cart

– Pick up Your Items before February 4th!

Please check the lost and found cart and claim any items that belong to you by February 4th.  After February 4th, we will send coats and jackets to refugee children on the island of Lesvos, Greece and remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

ART NIGHT AT PALO VERDE, MP ROOM 

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA 
Tuesday, February 2 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM

Come join us for the Palo Verde Art Night: Animals! Fantasy or Real? The evening is designed to draw out the creative spirit in both children and parents. Three fun activities are sure to ignite your creativity: 
  • Fish Printing – Learn about the Japanese art of Gyotaku by painting “fish” to create an impression on textured papers and tie-dyed cloth
  • Book Art – Write a story and illustrate your own 3-D Pop-up Book in animal shapes!
  • Animal Stabiles- inspired by the works of Alexander Calder
If you have any questions or you would like to volunteer, contact Kala Mehta Lansberg kala.mehta23@gmail.com 


Seeking Volunteers to Help with Coffee Socials Set-up and Clean-up
As part of our community building efforts, the PTA has a tradition of providing coffee once a month during assembly. This provides parents/PTA members with an opportunity to stop after drop off and connect with other parents over a cup of coffee and treats once a month, vote on PTA matters during our general meetings and get up to speed with school events announced at the assembly. 
 
We are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to set up the coffee table and clean up after the assembly on any or all of the coffee social dates. 
 
The following are the upcoming coffee social dates
Wednesday, January 20 (Tentative General Meeting to Appoint Nominating Committee)
Wednesday, February 3
WednesdayMarch 2
WednesdayApril 20 (PTA Board Elections)
May, (Date TBD)
 

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Make a difference!  Help children in the PIKPA refugee camp in Lesvos Greece receive the help they need.

A student at Palo Verde Elementary, Kaliope Hendershot, is collecting money to help a child psychologist build an activities room for activity-based therapy at Camp PIKPA.  PIKPA is a volunteer-run refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece providing shelter and care for children who are orphaned, alone, sick, disabled and/or traumatized.  Your donations will go directly towards helping these children recover. To donate, visit www.youcaring.com/PIKPA.  Any amount helps!  For more information, email melinapatterson@yahoo.com or visit:  http://www.onerefugeechild.org/pikpa.html.

12th Annual Sweetheart Awards – Call for Nominations
Nominations Due Feb 10
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. Submit nominations using this online form. Nominations for theFebruary 24th event are due by February 10th. For more information about the awards email: sweethearts.award@gmail.com or go to the CAC website for ceremony details.

PAUSD
 
Totally Gone with the Wind: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical, benefiting the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund
Feb 9 & 10, 8 P, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road
Join a cast of nearly 200 for the 20th annual Gunn High School Choir/Staff musical! Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of rockin’ music and sublime satire in this original musical of unbalanced proportions. Designed to out-produce The Producers, Totally Gone with the Wind – presented two nights only – is the story of two lovable scoundrels who set out to create a Broadway flop by turning an American literary classic into a 1970’s musical disaster. All proceeds benefit the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance so that all choir students can participate in the concert tour to New York City in April. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults, and are available online at www.gunnchoir.org or at the door. Questions? Contact Choir Board Co-Presidents Liz Matchett (lizmatchett@yahoo.com) or E.J. Hong (ej@ejhong.com). 
 
 
 Community 

 
Palo Alto Library — Friday Fun
First Fri of the month, 3:30 – 5 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd. AND Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Drop in for board games, simple crafts, and Bingo!
 
Palo Alto Library — Lunar New Year Celebration
Sat, Feb 6, 2-4 PM, Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
Enjoy crafts, snacks, and a music performance by the fantastic Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra.
 
Palo Alto Library — Exploring Happiness through Meditation & Movement
Wed, Feb 10 & 24, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.
Learn mindfulness through meditation and yoga-middle and high school students are welcome to join us! We meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
  
Palo Alto Library — Knack-4-Knitting
Wed, Feb, 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4 – 6 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
Share & learn knitting skills at this weekly program!
 
Palo Alto Library — Parenting Program: Boys & Discipline
Thu, Feb 4, 7 – 8:30 PM,  Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Ave.
This month’s topic teaches parents how to guide a boy’s energy in a positive and productive manner. Our Parenting Programs are held the first Thursday of every month at Rinconada Libraries through May.
 
Palo Alto Library — Saturday Board Games
Sat, Feb 6, 10 – 6 PM, Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave.
Enjoy a day of modern board-gaming in the Library! Teens and adults welcome-and bring your own snacks to keep fueled throughout the day! This monthly program is held the 1st Saturday of every month.
 
Palo Alto Library — Tai Chi 
Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10 – 12 P.M, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Ave.
You will begin with simple stretching and breathing exercises to create awareness of your body movements and to calm your mind.  This class is open to beginners as well as those who have previous Tai Chi experience. People of all ages are welcome. Group meets every Sunday.
 
Palo Alto Library — VITA: Volunteer Tax Assistance
Saturdays,, Feb 6 through Apr 9, 10 AM – 3 PM.  Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
Free Income Tax Preparation by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic 2015 income tax return preparation to qualified individuals who earned $54,000 or less. First come, first served. Last files accepted no later than 2PM.
 
Palo Alto Library — Family Date Night Presents “Family Prom!”
Fri, Feb 19, 7 – 8:15 PM, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.
 
Submit Your Art to Public Alchemy Exhibit
The Cubberley Artist Studio Program invites artists to submit work for their inaugural 2016 no-fee entry, open exhibition, Public Alchemy. This open-ended theme is intended to encourage and draw upon a broad range of community perspectives, aesthetic responses, and media. Cubberley Community Center exists to support and cultivate a diverse range of community interests and groups. Public Alchemy seeks to build upon this foundation and make space for artistic exchange and dialogue within and between our neighboring communities. This exhibition is non-juried, and all forms and media are encouraged and will be exhibited, as space allows. Exhibition dates are Feb. 27-March 12. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/50493
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents Mo Willems’ ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S WE ARE IN A PLAY
Join the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre for “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play,’” based on the classic stories by Mo Willems and featuring a cast of local theatre professionals. Elephant and Piggie, with the help of the nutty backup singers The Squirrels, take the audience on a madcap musical romp about friendship. Running time: approximately 60 minutes. View full performance schedule and purchase tickets at  www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or call (650) 463-4970.
 
The Palo Alto Swing Dance- a Gunn HS Music Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 5, 6:30 – 10 PM, Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
You are all invited to join the fun at the Inaugural Palo Alto Swing Dance, a fundraiser for the Gunn High School Music Department.  Swing dance group lessons will be provided along with live music performed by the Gunn Jazz Bands throughout the evening. Each ticket includes swing dance lessons, light food, and non alcoholic drinks throughout the event. Multiple ticket options are available. Tickets & information can be found at  www.paloaltoswingdance.eventbrite.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/797783626998473

Palo Alto Philharmonic Association Orchestra Concert III
Sat Feb 20, 8 PM, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View 
Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night of classics, both old and new. Pianist Daniel Glover will perform Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, written by their own composer-in-residence, Lee Actor. Glover, who debuted the work in 2013.  The concert will also feature Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 and Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak

 

General admission tickets are: General Admission $24, Seniors $20, and Student tickets $12.  Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one half-hour before the performance.  This concert venue is wheelchair accessible.  For more information, please contact Geri Actor (geri.actor@comcast.net)

 
Palo Alto LibrarySociety of Bookworms – Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
Wed, Feb 17, 3:30 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
 
Paly Cheerleaders and Dancers Cheer, Stunt & Dance Clinic
Feb 1 – 4, 3:45 – 5:00 PM, Palo Alto High School
The Paly Cheerleaders and Dancers are hosting a cheer, stunt and dance clinic for local middle and elementary school students.  On February 6th the clinic participants are invited to perform at the Varsity Basketball game, which will take place at Gunn High School.  Please visit palycheer.net for more information or the registration form. If you have any questions contact Hilary McDaniel at hmcdaniel@pausd.org.  

 

Palo Alto Library — Afternoon Adventure: Superhero Training Academy
Wed, Feb 24, 3:30 – 5 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Create an alias, make a costume, and train so you’re ready to fight crime! For grades K-5 only. Register here.  http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=10283
 
Palo Alto Library — Meet Author Kathy Price
Wed, Feb 3, 3:30 – 5 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Kathy Price, author of The Bourbon Street Musicians, will visit the library to tell stories, play music, and make crafts.
 
Parenting Young Children Through Separation and Divorce ( birth – 10 years)
Tues, Feb 2 &  9, 7 – 9 PM,   Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto 94301
Acquire information and effective skills on how to manage the challenging process of separation/divorce while keeping your child’s best interest in mind.  Open to individual parents only, please. NO co-parents in attendance.  A certificate of completion can be provided. With Diana Blank, LCSW. $90 for 2 sessions
 
Birds and the Bees (3 – 10 years)
Wed, Feb 3,  7 –  9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301
Learn effective ways to provide your kids with age-appropriate answers to those uncomfortable questions about our bodies and sex. We will discuss when to have the talk, how to prepare for it, and why this kind of open communication is beneficial. With Torrey Freeman, MS, certified parent educator. $45
 
 
 

 

 
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eNews: January 20, 2016

Calendar
January   

     20  PTA General Meeting + Coffee Social (tentative)
           Principal Update from Dr. Max McGee & Dr. Scott Bowers
     22  Movie Night (evening) “Inside Out”
     25  Noon Art
     25 – 28  Tall Sailor Trip (5th Grade)
     29  PTA Board Meeting

February
       2   Art Night
       3   PTA Coffee Social;
            Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 5
       4   Noon Game
       8   Noon Art
      11 – 15  No School
      22  Noon Art
      26  PTA Board Meeting;  Movie Night (evening)
      29  Math Night (evening)

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.  

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

 

*Principal Update from Dr. Max McGee and Dr. Scott Bowers on Wednesday, January 20th*: Please attend

Dr. Max McGee/PAUSD Superintendent and Dr. Scott Bowers/PAUSD Assistant Superintendent Human Resources will be at Palo Verde Elementary on Wednesday, January 20th to address the parent community on the status of the search for a permanent replacement for Principal Anne Brown.  The meeting will be in the teacher’s lounge from 8:15 am -8:45 am. This is a PTA general meeting and is open to ALL Palo Verde parents.  The PTA is  hoping that the Palo Verde parent community is able to attend the meeting to collectively express our concern about the current leadership vacuum

 at Palo Verde that affects all of us as a community. Please attend if you can.  

 

Lost & Found Cart

Pick up Your Items before February 4th!

Please check the lost and found cart and claim any items that belong to you by February 4th.  After February 4th, we will send coats and jackets to refugee children on the island of Lesvos, Greece and remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

 

Family Movie Nights are very popular and there is more to come.

Please join us on Friday night, January 22, for a showing of Pixar’s Inside Out. 
Bring a blanket or a sleeping bag and a cozy pillow to snuggle on the floor of the MP Room with all your Palo Verde friends. Please bring a travel mug for your drinks to reduce spills. We’ll provide the popcorn! Family Movie Nights are a free social event sponsored by the PTA. All children must have a responsible adult with them. See you at the movies!! 

ART NIGHT AT PALO VERDE, MP ROOM 
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA 
Tuesday, February 2 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM

Come join us for the Palo Verde Art Night: Animals! Fantasy or Real? The evening is designed to draw out the creative spirit in both children and parents. Three fun activities are sure to ignite your creativity: 
  • Fish Printing – Learn about the Japanese art of Gyotaku by painting “fish” to create an impression on textured papers and tie-dyed cloth
  • Book Art – Write a story and illustrate your own 3-D Pop-up Book in animal shapes!
  • Animal Stabiles- inspired by the works of Alexander Calder
If you have any questions or you would like to volunteer, contact Kala Mehta Lansberg kala.mehta23@gmail.com 


Seeking Volunteers to Help with Coffee Socials Set-up and Clean-up
As part of our community building efforts, the PTA has a tradition of providing coffee once a month during assembly. This provides parents/PTA members with an opportunity to stop after drop off and connect with other parents over a cup of coffee and treats once a month, vote on PTA matters during our general meetings and get up to speed with school events announced at the assembly. 
 
We are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to set up the coffee table and clean up after the assembly on any or all of the coffee social dates. 
 
The following are the upcoming coffee social dates
Wednesday, January 20 (Tentative General Meeting to Appoint Nominating Committee)
Wednesday, February 3
WednesdayMarch 2
WednesdayApril 20 (PTA Board Elections)
May, (Date TBD)
 
 
Thank You for the Palo Verde Ice Skating Social
A record breaking 252 skaters joined by their families enjoyed the festivities at the Palo Alto Winter Lodge the evening of January 9.
Thank you Kala, Maarten, and Sarika Lansberg for coordinating and leading the Palo Verde Ice Skating Party. 400 Palo Verde students and family members attended and skated on the ice at the Winter Lodge. We all enjoyed pasta, pizza and salad for dinner and desserts donated by many of the Palo Verde families to share. Also thank you to Carleen Ho, Yael Valek, Amanda Allen, Vanessa Lui, Coco Matthey, Sunita Ganapati, Guemhee Cho, Iva Reid, Elaine Chien and Mark Joing, Renee and Joe Flemish, Michael Yen and Mira Parekh for helping to set up the event. It was a fun-filled evening and would not have been possible without out their planning and coordination efforts.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Make a difference!  Help children in the PIKPA refugee camp in Lesvos Greece receive the help they need.

A student at Palo Verde Elementary, Kaliope Hendershot, is collecting money to help a child psychologist build an activities room for activity-based therapy at Camp PIKPA.  PIKPA is a volunteer-run refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece providing shelter and care for children who are orphaned, alone, sick, disabled and/or traumatized.  Your donations will go directly towards helping these children recover. To donate, visit www.youcaring.com/PIKPA.  Any amount helps!  For more information, email melinapatterson@yahoo.com or visit:  http://www.onerefugeechild.org/pikpa.html.

PAUSD
 
PAUSD Parent Information Session on IEPs & 504 plans (Part 2) – SMART GOALS
Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, SDC Room, 25 Churchill, Palo Alto
This session is the second in a series for parents whose children receive support under an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 plan. Presented by PAUSD staff, including Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra. The first session provided an overview of IEPs and 504s. Come learn and have questions answered. Session 2 focuses on goal setting, and working with your IEP team to set smart goals. Translation provided – please rsvp if you need a translator: paloaltocac@gmail.com
Presented by the PAUSD Special Education Department, Student Services Department, and co-sponsored by Palo Alto CAC,www.cacpaloalto.org  and the Palo Alto Council of PTA’s 
 
 
 
Community  
 
Whole-Hearted Parenting: Strengthening Balance and Connection with Emotional Intelligence
Thur, Feb 4, 7 PM, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Joshua Freedman, author and co-founder and CEO of Six Seconds, discusses his new book Whole-Hearted Parenting: How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Create More Peace, Collaboration and Joy. He draws on 16 years as a parent and decades as an educator and expert in the field of emotional intelligence to show parents ways to connect with their children so that both parents and children find more happiness and peace in their relationships. How can we be more intelligent with our own emotions and our children’s? And how can we teach them the essential skills to be more aware, intentional and purposeful? In an engaging, interactive session, Josh will help parents transform breakthrough neuroscience into practical tools.  For tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door):   http://paloaltojcc.org/Events/whole-hearted-parenting
 
Learning Challenges Resource Fair
Fri, Jan. 22, 6 – 9 PM, Crittenden Middle School. 1701 Rock Street, Mountain View
Have a child who needs some extra help?  Come to the Learning Challenges Resource Fair!  Sponsored by the Learning Challenges Committee and the SELPA1-CAC. A wide variety of providers will be attending the Fair, including everything from summer camps to speech therapists, social skills to transitional services, tutoring to financial planning. The Regional Center, Parents Helping Parents and several school districts will have representatives there. This parent education event is sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org) an all-volunteer group of parents of children with special needs.  Our service area includes all public school districts in Los Altos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.  Event is free and open to anyone who feels they might benefit.  No registration is required. E-mail lcc@lamvptac.org or call 650-387-6745 if you have any questions.
 
Pediatric Weight Control Program
When kids and families need more support to maintain a healthy weight, joining a program can be a life-changing step. The Stanford Children’s Pediatric Weight Control Program is a six-month program to help kids aged 8 to 15 and their families develop life-long healthy habits. The program is now enrolling for January, with scholarships available for those who qualify. No referrals necessary, just call (650) 725-4424. Flier (English) http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/content-public/pdf/ppwcp-flyer.pdf
 
Learn about the challenges and opportunities faced by Asian American children, teens and young adults
Wed Feb 3, 7 – 8.30pm (Q&A 8:30 – 9pm) at CHAC, 590 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
Free talk: Growing up Asian in America: Balancing emotional health and success. Come learn about the special challenges and opportunities faced by Asian American children, teens and young adults, and what their parents can do to help them.  Dr. Hoai-Thu Truong and Dr. Vickie Chang are psychologists who work with high achieving professionals.  Due to the difficulties they see with their Asian clients, they were inspired to promote emotional wellness starting at an earlier age. This talk is for Asian parents (all grades, but especially grades 6-12), Asian American high school teens and young adults, and educators.
For more information and to register see: www.drhttruong.com/asian-parent  or email: contact@drhttruong.com
Sponsored by CHAC www.chacmv.org

City of Palo Alto Sustainability and Climate Action Summit
Sun., Jan 24, 12 – 5 PM, Jordan Middle School, 750 N California Av., Palo Alto 94303
Join us for a conversation on the future of our City, and help craft solutions to the critical issues facing us now and into the future, such as Transportation, Electrification, Water, Climate Adaptation, and Becoming a Carbon Neutral City. Keynote address will be from Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Mark Mykleby, who led the development of climate and national security strategy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, examining how the nation can thrive in the face of climate change.  Event is free but registration required.

Details and registration: http://paloaltoclimatesummit.eventbrite.com/

 
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eNews: January 13, 2016

Calendar
January   

     18  No School, Holiday
     20  PTA General Meeting + Coffee Social (tentative)
     22  Movie Night (evening) “Inside Out”
     25  Noon Art
     25 – 28  Tall Sailor Trip (5th Grade)
     29  PTA Board Meeting

February
       3   PTA Coffee Social;
            Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 5
       4   Noon Game
       8   Noon Art
      11 – 15  No School
      22  Noon Art
      26  Movie Night (evening)
      29  Math Night (evening)

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.  

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

 

Principal Update from Dr.Max McGee 
Wednesday January 20′ 
Dear Parents:
At the request of the Palo Verde PTA board, Dr. Max McGee the district superintendent is coming to the PTA general meeting on Wednesday January 20, to address the parent community on the status of the search for a permanent replacement for Principal Anne Brown.  The meeting will be in the teacher’s lounge from 8:15 am -8:45 am. This meeting is open to all Palo Verde parents. 

 
From Last Week  

Seeking Volunteers to Serve on the Nominating Committee

Our school relies heavily on its PTA volunteers to build community and offer amazing programs that entirely and exclusively benefit our families and kids. The PTA is looking for a committee of volunteers  (3-5)who will help us find candidates to fill some vacant board positions for the ’16-’17 school year. Some of the open board positions include Executive Vice President, VP Membership and Parliamentarian. Most of our current board members have children in 3-5 grades and will be moving on to middle school in the next couple of years. We are looking for board members especially from the K-3 families who will bring a fresh perspective and energy to the board. If you know someone who fits the bill or can help us find someone to fill board positions, please consider joining the nominating committee. This is a one-time position only and you will not be asked again to volunteer on the nominating committee. If you are interested in volunteering please contact PTA president Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org 
 
Seeking Volunteers to Pick up and Deliver Coffee and/or Help with Set-up and Clean
As part of our community building efforts, the PTA has a tradition of providing coffee once a month during assembly. This provides parents/PTA members with an opportunity to stop after drop off and connect with other parents over a cup of coffee and treats once a month, vote on PTA matters during our general meetings and get up to speed with school events announced at the assembly. 
 
We are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to pick up coffee for any or all of the upcoming monthly coffee socials from either the Starbucks on Charleston or Peets on Middlefield and deliver it to school by 8:05 am on the designated date. The PTA will pay for the coffee and donuts. We are also looking for parents (1-2) who will be willing to set up the coffee table and clean up after the assembly on any or all of the coffee social dates. 
 
The following are the upcoming coffee social dates
Wednesday, January 20 (Tentative General Meeting to Appoint Nominating Committee)
Wednesday, February 3
Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, April 20 (PTA Board Elections)
May, (Date TBD)
 
Please sign up here for the coffee social or to set up/clean up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R9bEHOGsDON-0gjBG0aazwH9KhhbZNdPnCahOEpCe3A/edit?usp=sharing  
 
Farmer’s Market at Palo Verde
The Palo Verde PTA board has decided to trial run a farmer’s market at Palo Verde through Farmigo, subject to community interest and if someone volunteers to run the program on behalf of the PTA.  Farmigo is an online farmers market featuring the best small family farms and local producers where the food is harvested or prepared to order. The online farmer’s market will be exclusive to Palo Verde families and staff only. Families/staff can order their weekly groceries,seasonal fruits and vegetables, to meat, eggs, bread, dairy, artisanal treats and more all organically and sustainably sourced from local farmers through a Farmigo website created for Palo Verde. Some of the  prices are comparable to some of the organic prices at Safeway. Orders will be delivered once a week to Palo Verde. With enough orders, Farmigo will give 10% of total sales back to Palo Verde. The parent who volunteers to distribute the produce to our families at school on a weekly basis will get 30% off their orders. For more information on Farmigo and to see what they have to offer, please visit  https://www.farmigo.com/market/ohlonekidsclub-paloalto  
Please note, that this program will only run if we have a volunteer and sufficient interest among our Palo Verde school community members including staff. To help us gauge interest please sign up here if you would be interested in participating. 

 
To volunteer or for more information please contact Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD E, M, H
 
PAUSD Parent Information Session on IEPs & 504 plans (Part 2) – SMART GOALS
Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 – 7″30 PM, SDC Room, 25 Churchill, Palo Alto
This session is the second in a series for parents whose children receive support under an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 plan. Presented by PAUSD staff, including Director of Special Education Chiara Perry, Director of Student Services Brenda Carrillo, and Coordinator of Student Services Lissette Moore-Guerra. The first session provided an overview of IEPs and 504s. Come learn and have questions answered.  Presented by the PAUSD Special Education Department and Student Services Department, and co-sponsored by Palo Alto CAC, http://cacpaloalto.org/
 
Inclusion for All Students in Middle and High School in Electives and Extracurricular Activities: What does inclusion look like in Middle and High School and what can be done to improve it?
Mon, Jan 256:30-8:30 PM  (hospitality starts at 6pm), PAUSD Board Room, 25 Churchill, Palo Alto.
Join the discussion on how to improve the inclusion of all students (including those with special needs and disabilities) in Middle and High School electives and extracurricular activities and share success stories and best practices that benefit all. Let’s come together to make our PAUSD Middle and High Schools a better place for everyone. There will be a panel discussion with PAUSD teachers from Gunn, Paly, JLS, Jordan and Terman followed by a break-out in small groups where questions can be asked. Spanish translation will be available. Sponsored by Palo Alto CAC http://cacpaloalto.org/ and PAUSD. Anyone is free to join in.
 
 
 
PTAC E, M, H
 
PTAC Honorary Service Awards
Deadline for Nominations: Feb 12, 2016
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 and 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 April 22, 2016. Please use this Nomination Form to submit a nomination. Questions?  Contact evp@paloaltopta.org
 
 
 
Community E, M, H
 
STEM Innovation Bowl
Sat. Jan 30, 10 AM – 5 PM, Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara
Your Free Ticket to STEM. Families can enjoy learning about the future of immersive technology: virtual reality, augmented reality, telepresence robots, computer vision, 3D video, and gaming (recommended for grades 6 and up). Younger grades will enjoy the Innovation Stations—hands-on areas—where kids can learn about circuit boards, build with blocks and straws, create mosaics using math, interact with robots and launch rockets. Sign up for your FREE tickets at santaclaraca.gov/innovation.
 
Palo Alto Library Event — Magician Dan Chan
Sat, Jan 9, 3:30 PM, Mitchell Park, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Award-winning magician Dan Chan performs at the magical events for all ages. No registration required.
 
Palo Children’s Library Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Library!
Fri, Jan 157-8:15 PM, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Come to the library for an evening of family fun! All ages.
 
Avenidas Tech Faire
Sat. Jan 16, 10 AM – 2 PM, 450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto
Come One, Come All! Kick off the New Year by attending the Avenidas Tech Faire[https://www.avenidas.org/activities/conferences-events/tech-faire]. Enjoy a free and interactive day filled with new gadgets, engaging presentations, food, and fun! Bring your family to explore innovative technologies that will shape our future. Don’t miss out on Tech Talks with industry experts and check out the exhibits of Apple watches, 3D printers, robots, and more! Free and open to the public! For more information, call (650) 289-5435 or email tkamita@avenidas.org.
 
12th Annual Sweetheart Awards – Call for Nominations
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. Submit nominations using this online form: goo.gl/HIHtkO Nominations are due by February 10th.  For more information about the awards email: sweethearts.award@gmail.com or go to the CAC website for ceremony details, www.cacpaloalto.org
 
CLASSES AT THE PALO ALTO ART CENTER!
Mon – Sat Art Center (1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto) & Mitchell Park Community Center (3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto)
Unleash your creativity by signing up for one of our classes. We offer classes for children, tweens, teens and adults in ceramics, painting and sculpture.
Registration is open now! All of our Art Classes are listed in our brochurehttp://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/49898.
Questions? Please contact Rebecca Passarello (rebecca.passarello@cityofpaloalto.org) or650-617-3509).
 
Friends Nursery School Open House! 
Saturday, January 30, 2016. 11:00am – 1:00pm. 
Children Welcome! Come and visit our amazing preschool. Meet the teachers, talk with parents and check out our great indoor and outdoor spaces.

Need more info? Contact Anne Horgan: 650.856.6152 or pafns@sbcglobal.net 

 
Please Help Gunn Win a $15,000 Grant 
Hi,

I’m part of 5 member team from Gunn High School that recently won Best in State for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge and a $5,000 grant for Gunn’s STEM program. We now have the opportunity to win Gunn an additional $15,000 grant and develop our app if we receive the most votes for the App Challenge Fan Favorite Award contest. If you don’t mind, could you send the following message along to the other staff members at Palo Verde and vote for the team?

A team of 5 Gunn High School students won Best in State for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge and received a $5,000 grant to enhance Gunn’s STEM program. They now have the opportunity to win Gunn an additional $15,000 grant if the team receives the most votes in the App Challenge Fan Favorite Award contest.

To vote, text SAYIT1 to 22333
Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!

 

Palo Alto Children’s Library Society of Bookworms – Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger by Pflugfelder and Hockensmith
Wed, Jan 20, 3:30 PM, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.  Register here.  http://tinyurl.com/oez7pdx
 
Palo Alto Children’s Library — Coding for Kids
Sat, Jan 9, 3-4:30 PM. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Coding for Kids introduces kids in grades 2-6 to computer programming using visual programming languages. This workshop consists of three 1.5 hour sessions on 1/9, 1/16, and 1/23. Register only if you can attend all 3 sessions. Register herehttp://tinyurl.com/plc4sud
 
Palo Alto Library’s  Annual Storytelling Festival at Children’s Library
Sun, Jan 24, 1:15 PM, 1276 Harriet St. Palo Alto
A Children’s Library tradition for over 30 years! Drop in for refreshments by the fireplace and enjoy the art of storytelling. Great fun for all ages!
 
Palo Alto Children’s Library — S.T.E.A.M. Lab Saturday
Sat, Jan 2, 2:30-3:30 PM OR 4-5 PM (two sessions), 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto   
Each month we’ll engage in maker projects utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts. See http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/lib/branches/childrens.asp for details. For K-6th grade.
 
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp
Sat, Jan 16, 9:30 AM – 1 PM, 178 Clinton St, 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 in January, 2016. Beginning groups meet once a week for choral singing and theory instruction. Ragazzi proven, award-winning program is sequential and performance-based. Ragazzi 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 650-342-8785.  Minicamp 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
Mon 4:15 – 5 pm, Feb. 1 – May 9, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging 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.org650-342-8785. Register & more info at http://ragazzi.org/program/music-movement/
 
Paly Cheer & Dance Little Vike Clinic
Feb 1-4, 3:45 – 5 PM, Paly Dance Studio
Sat, Feb 6, 6:15 – 8 PM, Gunn High School Gym – Perform at Paly Basketball Game
Have fun learning basketball cheers, a halftime dance and stunts and tumbling.  Perform at a Paly Varsity Basketball game. More info: http://www.palycheer.net/little-vikes-winter-clinic.html
 
Palo Alto Children’s Library Minigame Madness
Wed, Jan 27, 3:30-5:00 PM, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Game on! Come to the library for an afternoon or fast-paced games and friendly competition. Grades K-5th. Register here   http://tinyurl.com/j2fssds

 
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Calendar
January   

      6 Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 4
      7  Noon Games
      9  Ice skating social
     11  Noon Art
     12  STEAM Night (evening)
     18  No School, Holiday
     20  PTA General Meeting + Coffee Social (tentative)
     22  Movie Night
     25  Noon Art
     25 – 28  Tall Sailor Trip (5th Grade)
     29  PTA Board Meeting

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.  

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

 

Palo Verde  IceSkatingParty

The Palo Verde Ice Skating Party is January 9th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Winter Lodge. Parents and siblings are invited to skate, too!

The cost is $19 per skater, which covers the skate rental. 

Your Palo Verde PTA will provide dinner and drinks for everyone.

We have a NEW online registration/waiver system:  http://pvpta.schoolauction.net/iceskating  
Please don’t forget to register early–>the deadline to register is January 6th! 

Have a question or want to volunteer? Contact Kala Mehta Lansberg at kala.mehta23 at gmail dot com

 

** Fall Party ** 

We all know moms love margaritas, but only the truly hardcore are ready for a little libation at 8:30am. And sometimes, after you’ve left your precious pearls off at school, that’s just what you need. Join us at the Carls’ house after drop-off for a mimosa, bellini, coffee and breakfast goodies. Preschool children and babes in arms will be tolerated.

Date & Time: January 14  8:30-10:30am
Location: 3170 Ross Rd, Palo Alto
Price: $20 per adult
Hosts: Anna Carl (Rm 5, 17), Martha Mitchell (Rm 5), Mirlaine Mello (Rm 4), Margaret Soliman-Lane (Rm 5)

STEAM Night!  Tues Jan 12th, 6-8pm in the MP Room

Come one, come all and have fun at STEAMNight on Tues Jan 12th from 6-8pm in the MP Room! 

 

Did you know: 
  • oobleck can dance?
  • there’s art in Math?
  • toothpicks and a post-it can save a grape?
  • duct tape is like The Force?  It has a light side, a dark side and it holds the Universe together.
All this and more at STEAM Night!  See you there! 
Volunteers needed  please email: glen.denise.white@gmail.com

 

Seeking Volunteers to Serve on the Nominating Committee

Our school relies heavily on its PTA volunteers to build community and offer amazing programs that entirely and exclusively benefit our families and kids. The PTA is looking for a committee of volunteers  (3-5)who will help us find candidates to fill some vacant board positions for the ‘16-‘17 school year. Some of the open board positions include Executive Vice President, VP Membership and Parliamentarian. Most of our current board members have children in 3-5 grades and will be moving on to middle school in the next couple of years. We are looking for board members especially from the K-3 families who will bring a fresh perspective and energy to the board. If you know someone who fits the bill or can help us find someone to fill board positions, please consider joining the nominating committee. This is a one-time position only and you will not be asked again to volunteer on the nominating committee. If you are interested in volunteering please contact PTA president Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org 
 
Seeking Volunteers to Pick up and Deliver Coffee and/or Help with Set-up and Clean
As part of our community building efforts, the PTA has a tradition of providing coffee once a month during assembly. This provides parents/PTA members with an opportunity to stop after drop off and connect with other parents over a cup of coffee and treats once a month, vote on PTA matters during our general meetings and get up to speed with school events announced at the assembly. 
 
We are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to pick up coffee for any or all of the upcoming monthly coffee socials from either the Starbucks on Charleston or Peets on Middlefield and deliver it to school by 8:05 am on the designated date. The PTA will pay for the coffee and donuts. We are also looking for parents (1-2) who will be willing to set up the coffee table and clean up after the assembly on any or all of the coffee social dates. 
 
The following are the upcoming coffee social dates
 
Wednesday, January 20 (Tentative General Meeting to Appoint Nominating Committee)
Wednesday, February 3
Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, April 20 (PTA Board Elections)
May, (Date TBD)
 
Please sign up here for the coffee social or to set up/clean up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R9bEHOGsDON-0gjBG0aazwH9KhhbZNdPnCahOEpCe3A/edit?usp=sharing  
 
Farmer’s Market at Palo Verde
The Palo Verde PTA board has decided to trial run a farmer’s market at Palo Verde through Farmigo, subject to community interest and if someone volunteers to run the program on behalf of the PTA.  Farmigo is an online farmers market featuring the best small family farms and local producers where the food is harvested or prepared to order. The online farmer’s market will be exclusive to Palo Verde families and staff only. Families/staff can order their weekly groceries,seasonal fruits and vegetables, to meat, eggs, bread, dairy, artisanal treats and more all organically and sustainably sourced from local farmers through a Farmigo website created for Palo Verde. Some of the  prices are comparable to some of the organic prices at Safeway. Orders will be delivered once a week to Palo Verde. With enough orders, Farmigo will give 10% of total sales back to Palo Verde. The parent who volunteers to distribute the produce to our families at school on a weekly basis will get 30% off their orders. For more information on Farmigo and to see what they have to offer, please visit  https://www.farmigo.com/market/ohlonekidsclub-paloalto  
Please note, that this program will only run if we have a volunteer and sufficient interest among our Palo Verde school community members including staff. To help us gauge interest please sign up here if you would be interested in participating. 

 
To volunteer or for more information please contact Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
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New Laws Affecting Immunizations Beginning January 2016
New Law (SB 277) Effective in 2016
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 on June 30, 2015. Starting in 2016, SB 277: 
·              Will no longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;
·              Will permit personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten or 7th grade;
·              Will remove immunization requirements for:
o   Students in home-based private schools
o   Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction
o   Access to special education and related services specified in an individualized education program
Medical Exemptions
 
Only a medical exemption can be accepted and this has to be signed exclusively by a California licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.)
A parent or guardian must submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) which states:
·              That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated.
·              Which vaccines are being exempted.
·              Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary.
·              The expiration date, if the exemption is temporary.
·              Student name and date of birth.
·              Physician signature and clinic stamp.
Once this expiration date has occurred, the child may continue in attendance only after the school or child-care center receives documentation of the immunizations now due.
These above laws will apply to any student entering Kindergarten or 7th Grade in the fall of 2016.
 
 
Community
 
Introducing the new Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Choir

 

Jan 25 – Apr 18, Ages 5-8: 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Ages 9+: 6:30 – 7:35 PM at Mitchell Park Community Center

Register today to join the Children’s Theatre Choir.  No experience or audition required.  The choir is open to all kids who love to sing! Sign-ups are first-come, first-served.  For more information and to register online visit choir.brownpapertickets.com
 
Raising A Spirited Child (3-8 Years) -Parent Education Workshop at Parents Place
Tues, Jan 12, & 19, 9 PM, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
Understand children who are persistent and intense and learn how to avoid power struggles and improve communication. Based on the work by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. $90 for 2 sessions. With Karen Friedland-Brown, MA, Director of Parents Place of the Peninsula.   To register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-a-spirited-child-3-8-years-2-sessions-registration-1936431217 9

PAUSD Video Operator Needed
All School Board Meetings, Board room at PAUSD
Do you have a keen interest in the proceedings of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board meetings AND have a talent for video production?  Midpen Media Center, the Palo Alto-based non-profit public access cable TV station, is looking for individuals to serve as part-time PAUSD Video Operators. http://midpenmedia.org/about-us/jobs/
 
Palo Alto Animal Services Home for the Holidays — $15 Adoptions!
3281 E Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto
Palo Alto Animal Services believe there’s someone for everybody. That’s why they are offering $15 adoptions for all animals this holiday season! So stop by Palo Alto Animal Services to meet your new best friend. (Each adoption includes a raffle ticket to win a 1/4 size stuffed Koko the Gorilla!) For a list of available animals, and adoption hours, please go to cityofpaloalto.org/animalservices
 
SELPA 1 CAC Programs
These parent education events are sponsored by the SELPA 1 CAC (www.selpa1cac.org) an all-volunteer group of parents of children with special needs.  All of their events are free and open to anyone who feels they might benefit.  No registration is necessary.

Emotional Regulation
Wed, Jan 20, 7-9 PM, Covington Elementary School Multi, 2.5 Covington, Los Altos
Do you experience intense emotions or have children with behavior issues and wish you could cope better?  Dr. Yael Enav will present evidence based strategies to help parents regulate both their emotions as well as their children’s.
 
Let’s Talk
Mon, Jan 11, 7 – 9 PM, Orchard Community Room, Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos  
A chance to ask questions and share ideas, resources, and support with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc.
All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality.
 
Building Your Child’s Self Esteem and Personal Power 9 (Ages 7-12) Parent Education Workshop at Parents Place
Wed, Jan 27, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301 – Plenty of free parking
Your children’s feelings of self-esteem and personal power are influenced by beliefs and actions that they learn from you.  Explore ways to build children’s self-esteem and avoid the unsuspecting parental communication blocks. By Cynthia Klein, BA certified parent educator.
 
Sixth Annual MLK Jr. Family Day of Service Co-sponsored by Youth Community Service (YCS) and the City of Palo Alto
Mon, Jan 18, 11AM – 2 PM, Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto
Join YCS and its partners in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings on community and service. This annual event includes speakers, local performing groups, activity tables, a children’s reading corner and art projects, face painting, and information about local service opportunities. Food trucks will be present as well as local vendors selling crafts, clothing, and jewelry.  Student volunteer opportunities are also available.  This is a rain or shine event. For more information visit www.youthcommunityservice.org or call 650-858-8019
 
Palo Alto Adult School Winter Quarter New ESL Student Testing Dates and Information 
Testing for DAY classes Weds, Jan 6 @ 9am-12pm Fri, Jan 8 @ 9am-12pm Greendell Campus 4120 Middlefield Road, Room P 2, 3
Testing for EVENING classes Mon, Jan 4 @ 6:30-9:30pm Weds, Jan 6, @ 6:30-9:30pm Palo Alto High School 50 Embarcadero Road, Room 218
New students must take a placement test to enroll in our free English classes.  Unfortunately there is no childcare.  Please call (650) 329-3752 to make an appointment to take a placement test.  Choose one of the testing dates listed in this section.  Testing and classes are free.
 

 

 
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