eNews: May 25, 2016

Calendar
May
27  PTA Board Meeting
30  Holiday – No SchoolJune
2  Last Day of School – Minimum Day

August 
        15  Class lists and Back to school packets
        16  First Day of School

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

 

 

PTA Volunteer Positions
The secretary position has now been filled. Thank you Amanda Allan for volunteering. Thank you also to everyone who expressed interest.
We have other crucial non-board positions that need to be filled. The PTA budget is planned on the assumption that we will hit fundraising targets. If we do not hit our fundraising targets, we will be unable to pay for supplies/materials for parent volunteer led programs. This will limit how many programs we are able to offer Palo Verde kids and the community. All the money raised by the PTA goes back a 100% toward community building, enrichment and education. The PTA is looking to fill these important non-board positions for the 16-17 year. No previous fundraising experience required.
1) Fall party chairs: The PTA is looking for a team of 2-3 parents who will lead the Fall Parties community building/fundraising effort. The fall party raises about $5000 for the school through the parent hosted parties.  Essentially the fall party chairs will reach out to the Palo Verde community via flyers, enews and Voice promotions and seek out parents who are willing to host parties such as cup cake making, wine and cheese, book club, tea and samosas, mimosas, halloween, diwali parties and many more. These parties not only raise money for the school but  are community building opportunities for our families to connect with each other. The fall party promotion starts in September and runs through end October/early November.
We have the infrastructure and the software set up for the Fall party book. We are looking a team of 2-3 parents who will bring it all together. Please contact Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org if you would like to sign up.
2) Auction chairs: This year the auction raised a whopping $38,000. Thanks to the efforts of our auction chair Elaine Chase and her amazing team of parent volunteers, the PTA was able to pay for all the programs we spent on in the ’15-’16 year. We are looking for a team of 2-3 parents who will lead the auction effort for the ’16-’17 year. The auction is tentatively scheduled in March 2017. There is an auction friendly software in place and most importantly a team of parent volunteers who worked on this year’s auction and who are willing to do it again. The auction chairs will work to coordinate and put together the entire effort. No previous fundraising experience necessary.  Please contact Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org to sign up.
If you have any questions on these positions or want to get in touch with this year’s chairs for more information please send an email to president@pvpta.org
Please visit this link to check out other volunteering opportunities and to sign up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LOH6_oJ2oAAWV-AEsmFx1dMxZl6HbooX0jpSQZ5IAMY/edit?usp=sharing

We are looking for a parent who will help the PTA board with online data entry mostly at the start of the school year. This is not a board position and can be done at home.
President, Palo Verde PTA
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Returns to Palo Verde This Fall!
Calling all rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre returns to Palo Verde with its biannual outreach play production this fall. We’ll have details when school starts about the play title, parent meetings, rehearsal schedule and more. Until then, pencil in these important dates! Auditions will be held Tuesday, 10/11 and Thursday, 10/13 after school. Performances will be held on Thursday, 12/8, Friday, 12/9, and Saturday, 12/10
. All Palo Verde 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to participate as cast or crew – it’s undoubtedly one of the most fun and memorable experiences your child can have during his or her Palo Verde years. More details to come in August!
 
Noon Art Supplies
A big thank you to all of the Palo Verde families who have donated recyclables for us to use at
noon art this year.  We held our last noon art session on Monday, May 23rd and we had over 100 students in attendance.  We will no longer be accepting noon art recyclables now that we are at the end of the school year.  Also, if you would like to volunteer with Noon art for next school year please contact Yael Valek at yaelcow@yahoo.com.
Thank you for all of the donations!
Lost & Found Cart –
Pick up Your Items before June 2nd!
Please check the lost and found cart and claim any items that belong to you by the last day of school, June 2nd.  Any items remaining in the lost and found cart at 1:30 p.m. on June 2nd will be donated to charity.
 
From Last Week

 

 

How to Reduce Junk Mail
Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year? That’s about 16 pieces a week, almost half of which are tossed in the recycling bin unopened. Help reduce this unnecessary waste with these websites:
 (by the Direct Marketing Association)
(A partnership between credit agencies to reduce credit card and insurance offers)
There are many other options out there, but these two are a good start!
Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip
If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add and update the debit/credit cards you use every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit

www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

If you are not already signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the simple enrollment instructions.
Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259
Earn for Palo Verde all summer long with your continued participation in the eScrip program!
Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
Shop with Shutterfly and earn for Palo Verde 
Our Shutterfly school fundraiser continues all summer long. Simply click on our dedicated Shutterfly storefront at http://paloverde.shutterflystorefront.com/ and shop at any of the participating Shutterfly, Inc brands to earn. A portion of all sales will automatically be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. Share our dedicated link with family and friends who like to shop with Shutterfly. It’s time to get snappy!
Questions: please contact Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

 
Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! 
Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA!

There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute.

Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!

Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Dance Chaperones
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Advocacy Chair
Ways and Means chair

Click here to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.

Click here for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.

Questions? Contact Julia Jacobsen, JLS PTA President 2016-2017: juliacjacobsen@gmail.com
PAUSD 
Survey (All Grades) from PAUSD Student Services
You are asked to participate in a survey through which you can provide important feedback on PAUSD’s support services for students. The Harvard Systems Review Survey of our Supports for students with disabilities will only remain open until Tuesday, May 24.  Teachers and administrators also are being asked to participate.  Access the survey here in English, Spanish and Chinese: http://bit.ly/pausd2016sped   The original request, sent through our PAUSD research department, came from Dr. Tom Hehir, a senior faculty member at Harvard University who is leading this research. Your responses will influence their recommendations to the School Board in mid-late June. There will also be several open town hall meetings to review the results. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Monica Ng, the study director, at monica.alice.ng@gmail.com
Community
Girl Scout Annual Garage & Bake Sale hosted by Gunn 9th grade GS Troop 61420
Sat, May 21, 8:30 AM – 1 PM, 3476 Waverley St, Palo Alto
The troop is saving for a 2017 Service Trip.   Lots of yummy treats and great bargains!  Please contact drhuston@aol.com with any questions or donations.
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA) Swimming Lessons
Stanford Cardinal Swimming offers a range of swimming opportunities for the beginning swimmer to the elite athlete. Find the best fit for you! Start dates: May – August. Contact swim@pasacardinal.com to find out about options at Avery Pool (Stanford) and in Palo Alto. Programs include high school, age group, competitive, developmental and swim lessons. PASA – Cardinal is a year-round United States Swimming Team: www.pasacardinal.com. All Levels: https://goo.gl/pahsbq. High School: https://goo.gl/Fw1T2S
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Sat, May 28, 2 – 3 PM,  Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middefield Rd., Palo Alto
The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage everyone to read- babies, children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “On your mark, Get set, Read!” Sign up at http://ca.evanced.info/paloalto/sr/homepage.asp and set a reading goal, log or review your books online, and at the end of the summer, after you have met your goal, come back to the library for your prize!
Winners of Emergency Preparedness Poster Contest Announced
Office of emergency Serviced, City of Palo Alto announced the two winners per grade for Grades 1-8 .
To view the announcement go to:
Selected poster will be on display in City Hall starting May 16 and an award ceremony to honor the winners will be held on May 23. Winners are Grade 1: Anaya Rana (Juana Briones), Sophia Ye (El Carmelo) Grade2: Edwin Spackman (El Carmelo), Zachary Yan (Palo Verde), Grade 3: Graeme Kieran (Duveneck), Abby Yu (Barron Park). Grade 4: Sophia Lee (El Carmelo), AnnaGrace Im (El Carmelo), Grade 5: Grace Li (Hoover), Allyson Dinh (Juana Briones). Grade 6: Erika Walrod (Jordan), Nysa Bhat (JLS). Grade7: Hyewon Anh (Terman), Sarah Chan (JLS). Grade8: Catherine Yap (Jordan), YoonJin Kim (Terman). For questions, please contact emergencypreparation1@gmail.com
Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Keeping the Peace (3 – 10 years)
Tue, June 21, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Understanding the ins and outs of sibling relationships empowers parents to manage sibling rivalry with grace and ease. During this workshop, there will be discussions on short- and long-term plans for keeping the peace.  Parents will gain a deeper understanding of sibling conflicts, tools to prevent them, and answers for those challenging questions about fairness, cooperation, compassion, intervention, ground rules, and, ultimately, what it takes to raise siblings who are also close friends. With Rachel Sklar, MSW. $45 individual; $30 second person. For more info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-sibling-rivalry-keeping-the-peace-ages-3-10-registration-24850428300?ref=ebapi
Helping Your Child With Anxiety (5 – 11 years)
Thu, June 23, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
During this workshop, strategies to help your child cope and manage his or her feelings and identify and discuss common anxiety triggers, such as school situations, social dynamics, sleep, and separation issues will be addressed. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT. $45 individual; $30 second person. For more info and registration:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helping-your-child-with-anxiety-ages-5-11-registration-24848667032?ref=ebapi
Staying Connected as Your Child Grows Up (5 – 11 years)
Wed, June 2, 7 – 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Explore ways to build a lifelong parent-child relationship of trust and love through open communication and true respect.  Discover why spending time with your children is the most important thing you can do as a parent, and learn ways to more thoroughly enjoy your role as a parent. With Susan Stone, BSE.  $45 individual; $30 second person. For more info and registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/staying-connected-as-your-child-grows-up-5-11-years-registration-24851747245?ref=ebapi
 
Want to submit news to Palo Verde eNews?

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

Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. We cannot accept non Palo Verde PTA information. Non-Palo Verde Community information should submit to Palo Alto Council of PTAs  (ptaenews@yahoo.com )  All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor. 

 

eNews: May 18, 2016

Calendar
May
19  Eaglesburg;  Noon Games (Cancelled)
23  Noon Art
27  PTA Board Meeting
30  Holiday – No School

June
2  Last Day of School – Minimum Day

August 
        15  Class lists and Back to school packets
        16  First Day of School

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

PTA Volunteer Positions
The secretary position has now been filled. Thank you Amanda Allan for volunteering. Thank you also to everyone who expressed interest.
We have other crucial non-board positions that need to be filled. The PTA budget is planned on the assumption that we will hit fundraising targets. If we do not hit our fundraising targets, we will be unable to pay for supplies/materials for parent volunteer led programs. This will limit how many programs we are able to offer Palo Verde kids and the community. All the money raised by the PTA goes back a 100% toward community building, enrichment and education. The PTA is looking to fill these important non-board positions for the 16-17 year. No previous fundraising experience required.
1) Fall party chairs: The PTA is looking for a team of 2-3 parents who will lead the Fall Parties community building/fundraising effort. The fall party raises about $5000 for the school through the parent hosted parties.  Essentially the fall party chairs will reach out to the Palo Verde community via flyers, enews and Voice promotions and seek out parents who are willing to host parties such as cup cake making, wine and cheese, book club, tea and samosas, mimosas, halloween, diwali parties and many more. These parties not only raise money for the school but  are community building opportunities for our families to connect with each other. The fall party promotion starts in September and runs through end October/early November.
We have the infrastructure and the software set up for the Fall party book. We are looking a team of 2-3 parents who will bring it all together. Please contact Anjani Sarma at president@pvpta.org if you would like to sign up.
2) Auction chairs: This year the auction raised a whopping $38,000. Thanks to the efforts of our auction chair Elaine Chase and her amazing team of parent volunteers, the PTA was able to pay for all the programs we spent on in the ’15-’16 year. We are looking for a team of 2-3 parents who will lead the auction effort for the ’16-’17 year. The auction is tentatively scheduled in March 2017. There is an auction friendly software in place and most importantly a team of parent volunteers who worked on this year’s auction and who are willing to do it again. The auction chairs will work to coordinate and put together the entire effort. No previous fundraising experience necessary.  Please contact Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org to sign up.
If you have any questions on these positions or want to get in touch with this year’s chairs for more information please send an email to president@pvpta.org
Please visit this link to check out other volunteering opportunities and to sign up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LOH6_oJ2oAAWV-AEsmFx1dMxZl6HbooX0jpSQZ5IAMY/edit?usp=sharing

We are looking for a parent who will help the PTA board with online data entry mostly at the start of the school year. This is not a board position and can be done at home.
President, Palo Verde PTA


Lost & Found Cart –
Pick up Your Items before June 2nd!
Please check the lost and found cart and claim any items that belong to you by the last day of school, June 2nd.  Any items remaining in the lost and found cart at 1:30 p.m. on June 2nd will be donated to charity.
Fill-A Truck Thank you!
Thank you for everyone who donated to the Goodwill Fill-a-Truck event, with a special thanks to Maarten Lansberg, Jaron Waldman, and Kris Giesing for the heavy lifting. We collected a total of 3,122 pounds, which means a check of $453.63 to Palo Verde!
 
From Last Week

How to Reduce Junk Mail
Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year? That’s about 16 pieces a week, almost half of which are tossed in the recycling bin unopened. Help reduce this unnecessary waste with these websites:
 (by the Direct Marketing Association)
(A partnership between credit agencies to reduce credit card and insurance offers)
There are many other options out there, but these two are a good start!
Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip
If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add and update the debit/credit cards you use every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit

www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

If you are not already signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the simple enrollment instructions.
Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259
Earn for Palo Verde all summer long with your continued participation in the eScrip program!
Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
Shop with Shutterfly and earn for Palo Verde 
Our Shutterfly school fundraiser continues all summer long. Simply click on our dedicated Shutterfly storefront at http://paloverde.shutterflystorefront.com/ and shop at any of the participating Shutterfly, Inc brands to earn. A portion of all sales will automatically be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. Share our dedicated link with family and friends who like to shop with Shutterfly. It’s time to get snappy!
Questions: please contact Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! 
Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA!

There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute.

Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!

Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Dance Chaperones
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Advocacy Chair
Ways and Means chair
Click here to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.

Click here for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.

Questions? Contact Julia Jacobsen, JLS PTA President 2016-2017: juliacjacobsen@gmail.com
Help Kids in Grades K-4 with Reading or Math – You Could Change a Life
Please join other parents volunteering with All Students Matter in grades K-4 in east Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools. You’ll work in the same classroom once a week, building a relationship with the teacher and students, and be able to see the progress achieved. The students are always eager to work with you and you’ll have real impact in a community where over 80% of students are performing below grade level in reading and math.  Sign up now to start in September – we provide training and coordinate everything. To learn more or to sign up, please visit our web site at www.allstudentsmatter.org or contact Keri Tully at keritully@gmail.com.
Silicon Valley Boychoir Auditions
Thurs/Fri, May 19-20 by appointment, Palo Alto
Auditions for the 2016-2017 season are held at the choir’s rehearsal location near downtown Palo Alto (600 Homer Ave). Open to 2nd-5th grade boys in the fall. High school and middle school boys with experience may audition for upper levels. SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-singing, and provides flexible scheduling for busy families. In addition to their own winter and spring concerts, SVB has performed for local events including performances with West Bay Opera, Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, and singing the national anthem at sporting events.
Coding for Kids
Sun, Jun 12, 10 AM – 12 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
An introduction to coding using visual programming languages. Sundays through July 3. Open to kids in grades 2-6.
Wacky Wednesday: Magician Pete G.
Wed, Jun 15, 3:30 PM, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Magician Pete G. will be performing amazing magic tricks.
UC Berkeley BELL Lab Study
The BELL lab at UC Berkeley has fun and engaging studies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 6 to 12 years old at the UC Berkeley Campus. These studies will help researchers to better understand how children with ASD engage in inference and generalization, with the end goal of informing education for the ASD population.  For more information: babylab.berkeley.edu
 
Want to submit news to Palo Verde eNews?
Send your announcement to paloverdevoice (at) gmail (dot) com.  Add “For eNews” in the subject line, and all submissions must be made by 2 pm Tuesdays.  Please include a brief description as well as date, time, location, and contact information.  Do not include attachments.

Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. We cannot accept non Palo Verde PTA information. Non-Palo Verde Community information should submit to Palo Alto Council of PTAs  (ptaenews@yahoo.com )  All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor. 

eNews: May 11, 2016

Calendar
May
11  Palo Verde Volunteer Appreciation Tea
17  Open House (evening) ;
5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser (class gift)
19  Eaglesburg;  Noon Games (Cancelled)
23  Noon Art
27  PTA Board Meeting
30  Holiday – No School

June
2  Last Day of School – Minimum Day

August

        15  Class lists and Back to school packets        16  First Day of School  Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.   

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

PTA Position
Dear Palo Verde families. Due to the recent reshuffle on the PTA board, the Secretary position on the board has become vacant.  We run the risk of losing our active PTA status with the Sixth district PTA if we do not have a secretary for the ’16-’17 year. That means, if we are shut down, we cannot offer any PTA sponsored activities next year. The Secretary position is an important one, yet has the least amount of time committment on the board. The secretary is required to attend the board meetings once a month and record meeting minutes and vote on board matters. Other than that, there is no other time committment. Please contact Anjani Sarma at

president@pvpta.org  if you would like to join the board as secretary.

Palo Verde Notecard Fundraiser

Thank you so much for supporting Notecard Fundraiser!
Every year, I really enjoy the art that Palo Verde students made.
Hope you enjoy the finished products as well.
Special thanks to siblings who already graduated from Palo Verde and prospective students. You made this fundraiser not just a student’s event, but also a Palo Verde family event!
Notecard Fundraiser volunteer, Junghee Hsieh
Thank you to the Talent Show team
A very big THANK YOU to Denise White and Laam Wong for coordinating Palo Verde’s Talent Show on Monday, May 9th.  The talent show could not have been possible without the help of the parent volunteers-Chia-Chin Chong, Shannon Huang, Iva Reid, Anjani Sarma, Pallavi Jagasia, Katie Hsu, Carleen Ho, Alpa Shah, Jisha Menon and Courtney Gelberman.  Thank you to these parent volunteers and CONGRATULATIONS to all of the student performers for a wonderful and entertaining Talent Show!
From Last Week
5th Grade Family Pizza Fundraiser for Class Gift
Come join us Tuesday, May 17th, from 5:30-6:30pm for a 5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser dinner.  It’s happening right before Open House in front of the Principal’s office.  Family Pizza Dinner’s will be sold for $10.00 and include a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, green salad, dessert, and drink. Extra slices can be bought for $5.00. Buon Appetito!

Any questions please contact Heather De La Cruz at hl.delacruz (at) comcast (dot) net.

How to Reduce Junk Mail
Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year? That’s about 16 pieces a week, almost half of which are tossed in the recycling bin unopened. Help reduce this unnecessary waste with these websites:
 (by the Direct Marketing Association)
(A partnership between credit agencies to reduce credit card and insurance offers)
There are many other options out there, but these two are a good start!
Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip
If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add and update the debit/credit cards you use every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit

www.escrip.com/addcards  and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

If you are not already signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup  and follow the simple enrollment instructions.
Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259
Earn for Palo Verde all summer long with your continued participation in the eScrip program!
Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
Shop with Shutterfly and earn for Palo Verde
Our Shutterfly school fundraiser continues all summer long. Simply click on our dedicated Shutterfly storefront at http://paloverde. shutterflystorefront.com/  and shop at any of the participating Shutterfly, Inc brands to earn. A portion of all sales will automatically be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. Share our dedicated link with family and friends who like to shop with Shutterfly. It’s time to get snappy!
Questions: please contact Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA!

There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute.

Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!

Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Dance Chaperones
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Advocacy Chair
Ways and Means chair
Click here to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.
Click here  for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.

Questions? Contact Julia Jacobsen, JLS PTA President 2016-2017: juliacjacobsen@gmail.com
PAUSD
PAUSD Annual Strategic Plan Survey
PAUSD’s annual strategic plan survey will remain open through Sunday, May 8.  This process is an important channel of communication between families and district leadership; it also informs Board of Education focus goals.  You may participate at http://bitly.com/ PAUSD2016LCAP
Community
Its time for a Date Night! The Night of the Robots – Gunn Robotics Team Fundraiser

Friday, May 13 5:30-8:30 PM Gunn Robotics Lab 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
The award-winning Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) is proud to collaborate with BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, to offer a fun-tastic evening for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT’s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition.
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies.
Reserve a spot now!

http://www.brainvyne.com/#! gunn-robotics-team- fundraisers/p2fvv

Post-its for Positivity
Month of May, 10am-6pm. Mitchell Park Library, Childrens Library, or Rinconada Library
Support Palo Alto students as they prepare for finals at our library! Parents, school librarians, and teachers of PAUSD, consider writing a quick note to inspire students as they study hard for big tests during Finals Week. Messages can be heartfelt, humorous, or anything in between. Fill out a post-it at Mitchell Park, Rinconada or Childrens Library. You can also submit to: paloaltoTLAB@gmail.com
PAUSD Annual Youth Art Show – April 30 – May 22
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313, Newell Rd. Palo Alto CA 94303
K-12 student artwork exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Friends, family and members of the public welcome.  Additional Youth Art is on display from May 2 to May 20, at the Palo Alto Unified School District Office (Mon – Fri, 8am-4:30pm).
National River Clean Up Day
Sat, May 21, 9 AM – 12 PM, Baylands (Matadero or Adobe Creek)
The City of Palo Alto is hosting one Clean Up site (Matadero: site 16) and Acterra is hosting site 17 (Adobe) to clean up litter in the Baylands.  Please go to www.cleanacreek.org to sign up and be sure to bring your waivers.  Three hours of community service will be available.
League of Women Voters Meetings about Pros and Cons on June 7 Spring Election Ballot
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will present pros and cons for all the ballot measures on the spring election ballot in four free public meetings during May. In addition to giving the arguments for and against the ballot measures, speakers will provide information on how the primary process works in California.  The program is part of the league’s non-partisan Voter Education Service to the community Times and location in Palo Alto are: May 16, 2 PM.  Avenidas, 450 Bryant Street, Garden Room; May 17, 7 PM, Channing House, 850 Webster Street; May 21, 2 PM, Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue; and May 24, 7 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Midtown Room.
WHOOOO: A Celebration of Owls
 Sun, May 22nd, Palo Alto Junior Museum, 1451 Middlefield Rd., CA 94301
Go to the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo for an event in celebration of owls! Free and open to Club JMZ members only 10:30am – 12:30pm, and to the public 1 – 2pm.  Meet the JMZ’s resident Western screech owls, Olive and Scooter and see owls from the San Francisco Zoo, Wildlife Associates, and more.  Club JMZ members: Join us 10:30am-12:30pm for extra-special fun, including owl pellet dissection and coffee and breakfast in the zoo.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Family Concert -This Means War
Sun, May 22, 3 PM,  Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Featuring the works of Gustav Holst, Joseph Haydn, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  For more information or to purchase tickets: http://www.paphil.org/pages/ concerts/family.php
Summer Of Service (SOS) – YCS
Want to make a difference in the community?  Join Summer of Service (SOS) and develop leadership skills, meet new friends and have fun while helping out in the community – with Youth Community Service.  Each day students will go out in teams to local schools, senior centers, food pantries and parks for service. At SOS you will have fun while learning how to tackle community issues.  We also enjoy one fun BBQ day each session and an end of program celebration. SOS has four 2 week sessions that run from June 13th through August 5th for students who will be entering 6th – 8th grade in the Fall of 2016.  For more information, visit the Enjoy Online or contact YCS at (650) 858-8019.
Coloring and Cartoons
Wed, May 25, 3:30-5 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Unwind at the Children’s Library for an afternoon of creative coloring and classic cartoons. Snacks will be provided.
Society of Bookworms- Roller Girl
Wed, May 18, 3:30-4:30 PM, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
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eNews: May 4, 2016

Calendar

May
         4  Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 8
         7  Goodwill Fill-a-Truck Event
         9  TALENT SHOW
       11  Palo Verde Volunteer Appreciation Tea
       17  Open House (evening) ;
             5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser (class gift)
       19  Eaglesburg;  Noon Games (Cancelled)
       23  Noon Art
       27  PTA Board Meeting
       30  Holiday – No School      

June
         2  Last Day of School – Minimum Day 

 

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.  

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week 

Talent Show May 9 2016
The kids have been practicing hard and now it’s time to enjoy a multitude of talents at the Talent Show!

8:30   K- Gr 2 Show 
10:30 Gr 3 – Gr 5 Show

Parents/Caregivers are welcome to attend.

5th Grade Family Pizza Fundraiser for Class Gift 

Come join us Tuesday, May 17th, from 5:30-6:30pm for a 5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser dinner.  It’s happening right before Open House in front of the Principal’s office.  Family Pizza Dinner’s will be sold for $10.00 and include a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, green salad, dessert, and drink. Extra slices can be bought for $5.00. Buon Appetito!  

Any questions please contact Heather De La Cruz at hl.delacruz (at) comcast (dot) net 


Spring cleaning? Don’t throw out your old housewares and appliances!
Palo Verde is hosting a Goodwill Fill-a-Truck fundraiser on Saturday, May 7th. We’re accepting gently used housewares and clothing, electronics (working or not), sports equipment, toys and books. Drop off your donations in front of the office starting on April 11th, or bring it all on May 7th from 9am to 3pm. Help on the day of the event is crucial. Please email joslynml at hotmail dot com if you can volunteer for an hour shift.
 
How to Reduce Junk Mail
Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year? That’s about 16 pieces a week, almost half of which are tossed in the recycling bin unopened. Help reduce this unnecessary waste with these websites:

https://www.dmachoice.org 
 (by the Direct Marketing Association)
(A partnership between credit agencies to reduce credit card and insurance offers)
 
There are many other options out there, but these two are a good start!

 

Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip

If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add and update the debit/credit cards you use every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit 

www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

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

Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259

Earn for Palo Verde all summer long with your continued participation in the eScrip program!
Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com
 

Shop with Shutterfly and earn for Palo Verde 
Our Shutterfly school fundraiser continues all summer long. Simply click on our dedicated Shutterfly storefront at http://paloverde.shutterflystorefront.com/ and shop at any of the participating Shutterfly, Inc brands to earn. A portion of all sales will automatically be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. Share our dedicated link with family and friends who like to shop with Shutterfly. It’s time to get snappy!

Questions: please contact Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com 

  

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA! 

There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute. 

Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!

Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Dance Chaperones
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Advocacy Chair
Ways and Means chair

 

Click here to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.
Click here  for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.

 
Questions? Contact Julia Jacobsen, JLS PTA President 2016-2017: juliacjacobsen@gmail.com 

Its time for a Date Night! The Night of the Robots – Gunn Robotics Team Fundraiser

Friday, May 13 5:30-8:30 PM Gunn Robotics Lab 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
The award-winning Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) is proud to collaborate with BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, to offer a fun-tastic evening for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT‘s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition. 
 
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies. 
 
Reserve a spot now!

8th Annual Palo Alto World Music Day
Sun June 19), 3 – 7:30 PM, University Avenue (closed to traffic)
 
 The City of Palo Alto has declared Sunday June 19 as World Music Day.  World Music Day is a free music festival that takes place in cities around the world every year around the Summer Solstice.  50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choral, etc.  All performances are FREE and open to the public.  This is a fun and unique family event not to be missed. The organizers are also looking for musicians and event volunteers from our community, including students from our schools.  Info: www.pamusicday.org
 
Paly Cheer & Dance Little Vikes Summer Camp 
August 1 -5, 9 AM – 3 PM for K-8th grade and 9 AM – 12 PM for 3 and 4 year olds
 
Campers will be taught cheerleading motions and technique, cheer jumps, stunts, gymnastics, sideline cheers, dance technique and a dance routine. There will also be games and crafts. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. All campers receive a t-shirt and pompoms. Campers should also wear athletic shoes and clothing. Sunscreen is also recommended, as some of our sessions will take place outside. Go to http://www.palycheer.net/little-vikes-summer-camp.html for more information. Questions: Contact Hilary McDaniel at hmcdaniel@pausd.org.
 
Free Comic Book Day!
Sat, May 7, 10 AM – 6 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
 

Drop by during the Palo Alto Library’s open hours and pick up your FREE comic book! One comic per child/teen, limited quantities available, first come first served. All ages

STEAM Lab Saturday
Sat, May 14 & Jun 4, 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Try a new maker project each month! May is an Egg Drop Challenge, June is program your own Lego robot. Grades K-6.
 
BrainVyne and the Gunn Robotics Team
 
Fri May 13, 5.30 – 8.30PM, Gunn Robotic Lab, Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto CA 94306
BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, is proud to offer a fun-tastic evening with the award-winning Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT’s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition. 
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies. 
 
Reserve a spot now!

http://www.brainvyne.com/#!gunn-robotics-team-fundraisers/p2fvv

 
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What exactly are Values of the Two-Year University.

Advanced schooling on this nation is quickly becoming a necessity in the enterprise team rather than an extravagance. On the previous the persons who experienced a secondary faculty workout nevertheless experienced the chance to fabricate a excellent planet for themselves and their people. Individuals times are instantly becoming an alternate dieing coal in the previous. Around the off likelihood that you choose to wish to have giant buying possibilities amid your life span you happen to be entirely restricted by your finding out future and the amount of instruction you might have gotten.

The uplifting news is you you shouldn’t want to have a get or bust strategy on the subject of instruction. You’re able to commence by making toddler strides with reference to sophisticated instruction. Within the off likelihood that you choose to have a junior higher education in your general vicinity, this really is one among the perfect belongings for commencing your college instruction at any phase into your life. Most junior colleges feature classes at varying times amid the working day and evening, even some on Saturday keeping in your mind the tip purpose to oblige understudies of assorted ages and foundations.

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