eNews: October 26, 2016

Calendar
October
 
27       Noon Art
28       Fall Parties Sales Ends
           Photo Make-up day
           Class photos for Rms 5, 13 and 18
31       Halloween Parade
 
November
 
   3      Noon Game
   4      Project Cornerstone Training
  10     Noon Art
  11     No School, Veteran’s Day
  16     Restaurant Night, Chipotle Mountain View
  17     Noon Games
  18     Morning Assembly and Principal’s Coffee
           PTA Board Meeting
  23  – 24   No School, Thanksgiving holiday

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
 
 
Shop on Amazon Smile and Raise Money For Palo Verde    https://smile.amazon.com/
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible  smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages.
Remember, only purchases made at  smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations.
Please select Palo Verde Elementary when shopping on Amazon Smile.
 
** Fall Party **
 
10/28 is the last day to buy your fall party tickets! Don’t miss out on these fun events:
 
Wine, Cheese, & … Pumpkin Pie! 11/10
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/17
Join us for an evening of great wine, delectable cheese, and pumpkin pie tasting! You get to vote for best pie in town, or at least in Paloverdeville.
Do you think Costco’s the best? Or are you a fan of SusieCakes? Let’s put it to the test, a blind one, and see what you really feel about your fave – you may be surprised!
 
Mimosas and Munchkins 11/13
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/19
Food, drinks and games at Seale Park!
 
2nd Grade Moms vs Kids Kickball 11/20

https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/15

 Don’t let the makeup and perfume fool you, the mamas are in it to win it.
Show ’em what you got, when moms get off the sidelines to face-off second graders in this friendly game of kickball.
Followed by snacks and beverages at the park.
 
Pokemon Go Party 11/25
Walk crawl or run you just have to catch them all!
Have a fun party with your friends while exercising and catching Pokemon and enjoy pizza, cookies and drinks in the park.
 
Holiday Lights Family Cooking Party! 12/4
Join Palo Verde families and our professional chef instructor Michelle Greenebaum of Together in the Kitchen (http://togetherinthekitchen.com/) for a fun family cooking celebration. We’ll learn to make healthy organic versions of latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and eat all of our creations. We’ll also enjoy lighting candles together. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to celebrate Hanukkah to join the yummy fun!
 
Gingerbread House Decorating (sold out!)
 
Pokemon Card Hunt & Movie (date TBD)
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/23
Kids will hunt for Pokemon trading cards and small figurines. Time to share, trade and play. Then popcorn, lemonade and a Pokemon movie.
 
Mom’s Paint Night (date TBD)
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/21
Wine, friends, good conversation all while painting your own masterpiece. (Instructor led and all painting supplies provided.)
 

 Do your kids like to dance? Or do they want to learn some new moves? Who better than from our very own Laam Wong! She is a Group Fitness Instructor, an awesome dancer, and amazing with the kids. They will get to challenge each other with a Dance Off and learn songs choreographed by Laam to boot! Don’t pass this one up – leave your kids with us and come back at the end to see your kids perform some Zumba, Hip Hop, and Bollywood dances. Snacks and beverages will be served.

 
White Elephant Party 1/22/17

https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/16
Fun & Laughs
— Did you get a really crazy gift this year? Have something that isn’t your style taking up precious storage space? Here’s your chance to give it away! Join us for a light dinner and gift exchange.

Please bring one wrapped white elephant gift per person & your sense of humor.
Weird? Strange? Completely hideous? No problem– here’s your chance to pass it on to someone else! Prizes for the absolute worst gift!
 
Mrs Miller’s Movie Time! (sold out!)
 
4th Annual Moms & Margaritas (sold out!)
 
Dad’s Poker Afternoon (date TBD)
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/22
Artisan beer, salsa and chips, and a few rounds of friendly poker.
 
Braz-Indi-Rica Mamas Coffee and So Much More (sold out!)
 
 
From Last Week
 
NOT TOO EARLY TO BUY TICKETS!
It’s not too early to buy tickets for Alice in Wonderland performances at Palo Verde! Visit this web site to purchase tickets for performances on
December 8, 9 or 10  AliceatPaloVerde.
Questions? Contact parent coordinators Laurence Kancherla at lvarlet at hotmail dot com or Callie Turk at callie_turk at yahoo dot com.
 
“Alice in Wonderland” – Art Contest!
As part of our collaboration with the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre to bring “Alice in Wonderland” to Palo Verde, the Theatre is sponsoring an art contest open to all 1stthrough 5th grade Palo Verde students!  Children are invited to use the themes from Alice in Wonderland to create graphic images that best capture the essence of the story.  Selected artwork will be used to create the posters and programs for the play.Here are the rules:  Art work must be the original work of the student entering the contest.  Use standard copy paper, 8 ½” x 11.” Use colored pencils or colored ink pens. Do not use plain pencil, chalk or paint{s}. Fill the whole page with your images, and make sure to use dense, vibrant colors. Do not write any text on your entry: i.e. name of the production, production dates, etc. On the back of your entry, please write legibly the following: child’s first and last names, grade, parent’s name and email address.  Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. Please turn your entry in to the basket in the Palo Verde Front Office.
 
Holiday season is coming up fast! Beat the rush and don’t miss out on this holiday card promotion.
Once again Palo Verde is partnering with Shutterfly to help raise money for our school.  With one simple program, we gain access to 4 great brands; Shutterfly, tinyprints, Wedding Paper Divas and Borrowlenses.
13% of all sales of photo cards, calendars, photobooks etc will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our school’s dedicated Shuttferly page. All you need to do is click on the personalized Palo Verde tracking link before placing your orders, the rest is the same. See our link below:
You can also refer family and friends to make their purchases sharing our school’s personalized link. It’s that easy.
Thank you for helping us earn money for Palo Verde PTA by shopping with Shutterfly.
Questions: please contact Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com
 
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD E, M, H
 
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. 
 
Awareness events are sponsored by PAUSD, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee. Contact jgonzalez@pausd.org for more information.
 
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon, Nov 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School ** New date/time**
TO RENAME OR NOT TO RENAME any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the topic distinguished historians and ethicists with expertise in Eugenics will discuss. The panelists will share their views on how to evaluate the legacy of those Palo Alto school namesakes that were also some of California’s leading Eugenicists. They will look at Eugenics in the context of its time, the lasting impact Eugenics has in the US, and what learning opportunities a school renaming would provide our public school district. The panelists are: Mary Rorty, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Manager of the ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ non-profit organization with focus on how historical events shape today’s society, and Tony Platt, Prof Emeritus of American History, Public Policy and Social Science; University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Cal State University Sacramento, San Jose State University. The townhall will be moderated by Ken Yale, and a representative from the Palo Alto Historical Society will share relevant events from Palo Alto’s and our schools’ history.
 
Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) and Special Olympics Northern California 
Basketball Tournament, 9.30AM – 12PM, Mar 15 (Elementary) & Mar 22 (Secondary), Terman Middle School 655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Track & Field Event: TBD, Gunn High School 750 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
PAUSD and Special Olympics Northern California have joined forces together in a new Special Olympics Schools Partnership program. Through sports, the program aims to provide opportunities for PAUSD special education students and their peers to work together as teammates and to create inclusive opportunities in the school community.  More info: https://www.pausd.org/explore-pausd/news/pausd-partners-special-olympics-schools-program
 
 
PTAC E, M, H
 
Make your voice heard for your child and school
November 8 is Election Day in California and across the nation
Laws enacted by local, state and national bodies are primary sources of public policy. Securing adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth is one of the purposes of PTA.
As a non-partisan association with a long track record of speaking up for all families and connecting families, schools and communities, PTA never comments on, endorses or supports individual candidates for office. However, the association does take positions on (http://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/) that impact the education, health and well-being of California’s children and families.  California State PTA takes positions based on our authorities: resolutions and position statements adopted by our members. PTAs also can sponsor and hold candidate forums and share resources. Find out more about how the California State PTA takes positions (http://toolkit.capta.org/advocacy/legislative-program/california-state-pta-legislative-policies-and-procedures/).  This election day the California State PTA is supporting five statewide ballot initiatives (http://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/current-legislation/state-ballot-measures/).  We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to register (http://registertovote.ca.gov/)andvote (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections) in this election!  Learn more with these resources and information: PTA support on statewide ballot initiatives (http://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/current-legislation/state-ballot-measures/).  Research your local ballot (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/2016-county-administered-elections/)and polling place (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/find-your-polling-place/)
 
 
Community E, M, H
 
 
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in San Mateo!
Nov 5th
K-2nd   9 – 10:30 / 11 – 12:30
Gr 3 – 8th  9 – 10:30 / 11 – 12:30
The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a chance for students to work on interesting, inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking math problems and puzzles.  A collaborative, non-competitive setting curated by math-loving adults allows students to explore the joys and power of mathematics.

For more information about the festival visit:  http://jrmf.org/

To register for the festival visit: http://jrmf.org/register.php
To volunteer as a table leader or inquire about hosting a Festival, contact:
Denise White
(Festival and Outreach Coordinator, JRMF)
 
**NEW**Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Fri Dec2, 7PM & Sat, Dec 3, 4PM, Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
Mark your calendars for Dance Connection’s 18th Annual Nutcracker Ballet!  An entertaining, child-friendly, and professionally executed production the whole family will enjoy!  Tickets go on sale through the Dance Connection website beginning October 24th.  Reserved seating. More info at: www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com
 
Project Safety Net Community Collaborative Meeting
Wed, Oct 26, 4 – 6PM, Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Are you interested in reducing youth mental health stigma and supporting youth voice? Please join Project Safety Net at their next meeting where you will have the opportunity meet and hear from members in our community who have the same interest. At this month’s meeting, PSN will feature two presentations. The first presentation will feature the high school wellness staff and students describing the inspiration for and launch of the new wellness centers.  For the second presentation, in honor of October is National Bullying Prevention Month, Executive Director Anne Ehresman from Project Cornerstone will talk about tis 41 Developmental Assets program for youth. You will also hear about upcoming community events.  Light drink and snacks served. Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-safety-net-community-collaborative-meeting-october-26-2016-tickets-28201170460
 
**NEW**Discover the Bureau of Suspended Objects
Thu Oct 27, 7 – 8PM, Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Join Creative Ecologist artist Jenny Odell for a free walkthrough of the Bureau of Suspended Objects exhibition (http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/exhibitions/artists_in_residence.asp).  Each object features a descriptive tag that provides information on the former owner’s “guilt level” in discarding the item, plus a QR code. The QR code can be scanned easily using a smartphone and takes the viewer to a web page with more photos and a history of the object. The information is also available in a binder at the exhibition and online at http://www.suspended-objects.org/
 
Jordan Middle School Drama Presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’
Thu Oct 27 & Fri Oct 28, 7 PM; Sat Oct 29, 2:30 PM, Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto
Come support Jordan Middle School Drama in their newest musical, Willy Wonka Jr., Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir.  The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets:  $5 for Student / Child; $10 for Adult.
 
Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Fri, Oct 28, 5:30-8pm, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join friends for a special, member-only Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume: Meet animals from Wildlife Associates, Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BARS), and JMZ; Enjoy pizza, drinks, and other treats in the zoo; And much, much more! This is a Club JMZ members-only event. Join at the door or online at http://www.friendsjmz.org   For more information see the flyer at http://friendsjmz.org/event/halloween-zoo-night/
 
**NEW** PreSchool Family Fun Day
Sat, Oct 29, 9:30-2PM, PreSchool Family Campus at Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
PreSchool Family invites you to our 33rd annual Family Fun Day. Fun for ALL Ages! Raffle, Train rides, Carnival games, Magic shows, Live concert by Asheeba, Food and Bake sale, Used Book sale, Costume sale, and more! Free admission; Info: 650-856-0833www.psf.pausd.org
 
Cal Ave Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival 
Sun, Oct 30, 10 AM – 2 PM, So California Ave (between Birch Street and Park Blvd), Palo Alto
This Silicon Valley tradition for over 22 years in Palo Alto provides a kid friendly, fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds. Event includes Trick or Treats at participating businesses on California Avenue, costume contest, carnival games, live music, and toddler friendly activities. Free Event. All proceeds raised from the event support Blossom Birth Services a nonprofit resource center for expectant and new families. Lead Sponsors: City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Recreation Foundation. http://www.blossombirth.org/halloween.html
 
Spooky theme for Halloween Family Concert
Sun, Oct. 30, 3pm, Main Theater at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City 94061
Violinists in witches’ black, a cellist as Snoopy and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in pirate’s stripes will greet the children (pre-schoolers through middle-schoolers) as they arrive for the Halloween Family Concert of Redwood Symphony. The afternoon event begins with a Tour of the Orchestra. Then the symphony will play  Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and the finale from the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saens, both noted for their high spookiness quotient. A raffle will determine 10 children who will take the baton to direct the symphony in a Sousa march. Adults, $25 (pre-sale), and children $15 at RedwoodSymphony.org. Free and ample parking. Usually sells out.
 
**NEW**Project Safety Net: Conference on Children’s Grief
Thu Nov3, 9AM – 2PM, Webcast, 457 Kingsley Av. Palo Alto
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) will conduct a free webcast on Grief and Urban Youth.  This event is sponsored by Kara Grief Services.  More information at: http://kara-grief.org/events/nagc-fall-conference-on-childrens-grief-2016/.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffw-XZSnOu04uD0CIXNRSdYFNznEebprbR0A1jVwPOst-frA/viewform?c=0&w=1
 
Parenting The Positive Discipline Way (3 – 10 years)
Wed, Oct 26 – Nov 16, (4 sessions), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place- 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301- Plenty of free parking
During this series of four sessions, based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books and interactive activities, discover how better to understand your child’s behavior; discipline with friendship, love, and respect; and find common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT.
Cost $160 and $100 second parenting partner.

 

eNews: October 19, 2016

Calendar
October
19       Unity Day
20       Noon Games
21       PTA Board Meeting
27       Noon Art
28       Fall Parties Sales Ends
           Photo Make-up day.
           Class photos for Rms 5, 13 and 18
November
   3      Noon Game
   4      Project Cornerstone Training
10     Noon Art
11     No School, Veteran’s Day
17     Noon Games
18     Morning Assembly and Principal’s Coffee

           PTA Board Meeting

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
 
“Alice in Wonderland” – Art Contest!
As part of our collaboration with the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre to bring “Alice in Wonderland” to Palo Verde, the Theatre is sponsoring an art contest open to all 1stthrough 5th grade Palo Verde students!  Children are invited to use the themes from Alice in Wonderland to create graphic images that best capture the essence of the story.  Selected artwork will be used to create the posters and programs for the play.Here are the rules:  Art work must be the original work of the student entering the contest.  Use standard copy paper, 8 ½” x 11.” Use colored pencils or colored ink pens. Do not use plain pencil, chalk or paint{s}. Fill the whole page with your images, and make sure to use dense, vibrant colors. Do not write any text on your entry: i.e. name of the production, production dates, etc. On the back of your entry, please write legibly the following: child’s first and last names, grade, parent’s name and email address.  Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. Please turn your entry in to the basket in the Palo Verde Front Office.
 

Holiday season is coming up fast! Beat the rush and

don’t miss out on this holiday card promotion.
Once again Palo Verde is partnering with Shutterfly to help raise money for our school.  With one simple program, we gain access to 4 great brands; Shutterfly, tinyprints, Wedding Paper Divas and Borrowlenses.
13% of all sales of photo cards, calendars, photobooks etc will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our school’s dedicated Shuttferly page. All you need to do is click on the personalized Palo Verde tracking link before placing your orders, the rest is the same. See our link below:
You can also refer family and friends to make their purchases sharing our school’s personalized link. It’s that easy.
Thank you for helping us earn money for Palo Verde PTA by shopping with Shutterfly.
Questions: please contact Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com
 
** Fall Party **  
Here is the list of Palo Verde Fall Parties.   Catalog Page
Sign up!  and Have Fun!
 
Kindergarten Halloween Donuts & Coffee (10/23 Coming Soon)
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/11
Join us for a casual morning at Seale Park with other Kindergarten families while enjoying some tasty coffee, juice, tea, and donuts. Come get to know other Kindergarten families while our children play and work on fun Halloween crafts. Open to all Kindergarten families. Rain plan TBD.
 
Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament and BBQ Dinner  (10/24 Coming Soon)
 
Wine, Cheese, & … Pumpkin Pie! 
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/17

Join us for an evening of great wine, delectable cheese, and pumpkin pie tasting! You get to vote for best pie in town, or at least in Paloverdeville.
Do you think Costco’s the best? Or are you a fan of SusieCakes? Let’s put it to the test, a blind one, and see what you really feel about your fave – you may be surprised!
 
Mimosas and Munchkins 
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/19

Food, drinks and games at Seale Park!
 
2nd Grade Moms vs Kids Kickball 

https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/15
Don’t let the makeup and perfume fool you, the mamas are in it to win it.
Show ’em what you got, when moms get off the sidelines to face-off second graders in this friendly game of kickball.
Followed by snacks and beverages at the park.

 
Pokemon Go Party
Walk crawl or run you just have to catch them all!
Have a fun party with your friends while exercising and catching Pokemon and enjoy pizza, cookies and drinks in the park.
 
Join Palo Verde families and our professional chef instructor Michelle Greenebaum of Together in the Kitchen (http://togetherinthekitchen.com/) for a fun family cooking celebration. We’ll learn to make healthy organic versions of latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and eat all of our creations. We’ll also enjoy lighting candles together. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to celebrate Hanukkah to join the yummy fun!
 
Gingerbread House Decorating (sold out!)
 
Pokemon Card Hunt & Movie
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/23
Kids will hunt for Pokemon trading cards and small figurines. Time to share, trade and play. Then popcorn, lemonade and a Pokemon movie.
 
Mom’s Paint Night
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/21

Wine, friends, good conversation all while painting your own masterpiece. (Instructor led and all painting supplies provided.)
 

Do your kids like to dance? Or do they want to learn some new moves? Who better than from our very own Laam Wong! She is a Group Fitness Instructor, an awesome dancer, and amazing with the kids. They will get to challenge each other with a Dance Off and learn songs choreographed by Laam to boot! Don’t pass this one up – leave your kids with us and come back at the end to see your kids perform some Zumba, Hip Hop, and Bollywood dances. Snacks and beverages will be served.

White Elephant Party 
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/16

Fun & Laughs
— Did you get a really crazy gift this year? Have something that isn’t your style taking up precious storage space? Here’s your chance to give it away!

Join us for a light dinner and gift exchange.

Please bring one wrapped white elephant gift per person & your sense of humor.
Weird? Strange? Completely hideous? No problem– here’s your chance to pass it on to someone else! Prizes for the absolute worst gift!
 
Mrs Miller’s Movie Time! (sold out!)
 
4th Annual Moms & Margaritas 
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/10
The tradition continues!  Arriba! We’ve had such a great time at our last three Moms & Margaritas that we just had to keep the party going again this year! Join your hosts at Celia’s for a night of fun. Your hosts will sponsor a couple rounds of margaritas and light appetizers. Leave the kids at home and head out on the town!
 
Dad’s Poker Afternoon
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/22
Artisan beer, salsa and chips, and a few rounds of friendly poker.

Braz-Indi-Rica Mamas Coffee and So Much More
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/fallparties2016/catalog/show/24

Braz-Indi-Rica Mamas Coffee & So Much More
Happiness begins with Coffee!
Please join us for Coffee + Cocktails + Food + Thanks for supporting Palo Verde and our kids – AWESOME!
 
 
From Last Week
 
 

Unity Day 2016 – Stand Together

on Wednesday, October 19th
All Palo Alto schools will celebrate Unity Day 2016 on
October 19th to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities.
Everyone at Palo Verde will come together at noon to send one large Orange message showing that we are united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. At the all-school assembly, we will form a human chain and do a “wave”. The kids will decorate the black top with chalk and decorate orange strips of paper to be used in a chain displayed at school.
Please join us at Palo Verde by WEARING ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19th!
Can you spare 30 to 45 minutes on October 19th? If you are interested in helping hand out art supplies or just hanging out with the kids, please email nanda at nandagarber dot com. Check in at the office & come to the black top at noon. We hope to see you there wearing orange!
 
NOT TOO EARLY TO BUY TICKETS!   
It’s not too early to buy tickets for Alice in Wonderland performances at Palo Verde! Visit this web site to purchase tickets for performances on December 8, 9 or 10  AliceatPaloVerde.
Questions? Contact parent coordinators Laurence Kancherla at lvarlet at hotmail dot com or Callie Turk at callie_turk at yahoo dot com.
 
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

 

PAUSD 
 
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
 
Awareness events are sponsored by PAUSD, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee. Contact jgonzalez@pausd.org for more information.
 
Unity Day 2016 – When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone
Wednesday, October 19th, all PAUSD schools
 
PAUSD will celebrate Unity Day 2016 to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities. Each school will participate in its own special way, so find out what your school is doing and join us in sending a united voice by wearing Orange onWednesday, October 19th!
 
Right NOW – Join us, and double the impact of your donation during PiE’s Rally Days!
 
Pledge or donate before October 17th and your donation will be matched by our Rally Day’s Challenge Grant happening now.  We need the support of the whole community in order to reach our goal and help our schools and students.  We know all families are different, so we have different giving options to meet the needs of every family:  You canPledge now and pay in January 2017 or Spread your gift over 10 months through installments or Company matching counts towards your gift
To learn more or to donate, please visit http://papie.org/donate/
 
Love Art and Art History?  
 
Interested in O’Keeffe, Rivera, Thiebaud, or Jacob Lawrence?  Volunteer docents needed to give presentations about the lives and work of Master Artists to PAUSD elementary students.
Training provided by Arts Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson.  Art History background preferred but not required. Flexible hours.  Volunteer docent meetings/training at held Friday morning at Art Education, 25F Churchill Ave.  For more information, contact Emily at Art Education(650) 329-3939 or emarshall@pausd.org
 
Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meeting
Tues, Oct 258 – 10 AM & 5 – 8 PM, District Office, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
 
The Palo Alto Unified School District is updating the Local Control and Accountability Plan as required by the California Department of Education. Development of the plan must include input from key stakeholders. The District would like to invite you to return and participate in the LCAP Community meeting. At this meeting we will share progress on this year’s plan and solicit feedback on 16-17 goals, actions and measurements as we began to develop the 2017/18 plan.
Spanish and Mandarin translation provided
 
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon, Nov 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School ** New date/time**
 
TO RENAME OR NOT TO RENAME any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the topic distinguished historians and ethicists with expertise in Eugenics will discuss. The panelists will share their views on how to evaluate the legacy of those Palo Alto school namesakes that were also some of California’s leading Eugenicists. They will look at Eugenics in the context of its time, the lasting impact Eugenics has in the US, and what learning opportunities a school renaming would provide our public school district. The panelists are: Mary Rorty, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Manager of the ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ non-profit organization with focus on how historical events shape today’s society, and Tony Platt, Prof Emeritus of American History, Public Policy and Social Science; University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Cal State University Sacramento, San Jose State University. The townhall will be moderated by Ken Yale, and a representative from the Palo Alto Historical Society will share relevant events from Palo Alto’s and our schools’ history.
 
 
 
PTAC 
 
 

Community 
 

Project Safety Net: AFSP Out of Darkness Walk; Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Sun, Oct 23, Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am, Walk Ends: 12:30 pm Arena Green East, San Jose, CA
 
Join the Project Safety Net team as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness South Bay Walk (http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3772).  This is great opportunity for community partners to unite to change the perceptions about mental wellness, reduce mental health stigma, and promote suicide prevention. Register for free(http://bit.ly/PSNAFSPWalk2016) as a walker or virtual walker.  We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. 
The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people work together they can make big changes in the world. They are AFSP’s largest fundraiser – they produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are smart about mental health.  We hope you can join us.
 
Paly Choirs Fall Concert – New
Sunday, October 23th4-5:30pm at the Paly Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto High School
 
Missed the PAC Gala? Loved what you heard and just want more?? Come enjoy the Paly Choirs Fall Concert in the new Performing Arts Center featuring the Premier Choir, Concert Choir, Festival Choir, Spectrum Singers, the Vikings Mens Chorus, Madrigal Singers and various a capella groups. Tickets available at the door: $10 adults; $5 seniors & kids.
 
Buy your Holiday Pies Now! – Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser! 
Mon. Oct. 24 (order deadline), Fri. Nov. 18 is pie pick-up at Paly 3:30- 6:30pm)
 
Enjoy delicious farm fresh pies while supporting your Cheer and Dance teams! Apple, Two Berry, and Pumpkin Pies are available. They are flash-frozen from Gidzich Farms in Watsonville and are simply scrumptious! Get all the details at: http://www.palycheer.net/holiday-pies.html
 
Theatre Costume Garage Sale supporting the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Sat Oct 15 & Sun Oct 23 2:30 – 5:30 PM, Lucie Stern Community Center (Community Room) 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
 
Theatre Costume Garage Sale is a fundraising event produced by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, supporting Children’s Theatre performing arts programs which reach more than 50,000 community members annually. A large collection of hand made theatre costumes (kids and adults’ sizes) from previous productions will be for sale. 
 
Palo Alto Art Center Artist Led Nature Walk
Sat. Oct 15 & Oct 222 – 4 PM, Palo Alto Art Center, 1330 Newell Road, Palo Alto
 
Artist Mari Andrews invites members of the public to join her in a series of free Palo Alto nature walks as participants collect branches, twigs, leaves, pine cones, tree bark and other natural objects that will be turned into wire-based sculptures during her residency at the Palo Alto Art Center beginning in October.
 
Family Date Night: Tricks and Treats
Fri, Oct 217-8:15pm, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
 
Join us for Halloween party fun after hours at the Children’s Library! We will have monstrous music, ghoulish games, terrifying treats, and a creepy costume contest. Please register online for each family member attending. Register at http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventcalendar.asp?dt=mo&Lib=ALL
 
Palo Alto Philharmonic Season Opening Performance
Sat, Oct 22, 8 PM, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
 
The Palo Alto Philharmonic opens it 29th concert season with “Russian Masters,” an exciting program featuring Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. The Philharmonic is pleased to invite the audience backstage after the concert, to meet Music Director Thomas Shoebotham, Assistant ConductorLee Actor and our musicians at our annual season-opening reception.  For more information or to purchase tickets:http://www.paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch1.php
 
Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair
Sun Oct 232 – 4PM, Addison Elementary School. 650 Addison Av., Palo Alto
 
Are you prepared when an emergency occurs?  How do you protect yourself and your family if a catastrophic earthquake, a pandemic disaster, or a fire rampage occurs?  How do you deal with a robbery? How do you ensure that your child(ren) ride their bicycle(s) safely?  How do you stay connected in an emergency when your phone does not work?  Come to the Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair to learn, share and save lives!  Event highlight: Mr. Andy Huang, Chief of Red Cross, Silicon Valley, will deliver an ER demo on site.  This annual event is sponsored by the Palo Alto (PA) Chinese Parents’ Club, PA School District, PA Police Station, PA Fire Station, PA Utilities, Children’s Hospital and City of Palo Alto.  Free admission!  In addition to secret raffle prices, the first 100 attendees will win free gifts.
 
Palo Alto 紧急救援及防范展会
时间:10/23周日下午2:00-4:00
地点:Addison小学,650 Addison Ave Palo Alto
 
大地震发生了怎么办?火灾时怎么逃生?碰到入室抢劫的强盗怎么应对?怎么让你的孩子骑车更安全?茫茫黑夜在外避难,手机没法用,怎么与外界联系?宝贵生命只有一次,灾难面前无法时试试看请参加我们一年一度的紧急救援及防范展会!活动亮点:将特邀红十字会硅谷分会负责人 Andy Huang 现场做ER讲座。本活动由以下团体及机构赞助支持:Palo Alto (PA) 华人家长会, PA学区, PA 警察局,PA消防局, PA 公用事业单位儿童医院及Palo Alto市。免费入场。现场抽奖,头一百名到访者还有免费礼物
 
Project Safety Net Community Collaborative Meeting
Wed, Oct 264 – 6PM, Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
 
Are you interested in reducing youth mental health stigma and supporting youth voice? Please join Project Safety Net at their next meeting where you will have the opportunity meet and hear from members in our community who have the same interest. At this month’s meeting, PSN will feature two presentations. The first presentation will feature the high school wellness staff and students describing the inspiration for and launch of the new wellness centers.  For the second presentation, in honor of October is National Bullying Prevention Month, Executive Director Anne Ehresman from Project Cornerstone will talk about the 41 Developmental Assets program for youth. You will also hear about upcoming community events.  Light drink and snacks served. Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-safety-net-community-collaborative-meeting-october-26-2016-tickets-28201170460
 
Jordan Middle School Drama Presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’
Thu Oct 27 & Fri Oct 28, 7 PMSat Oct 29, 2:30 PM, Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto
 
Come support Jordan Middle School Drama in their newest musical, Willy Wonka Jr., Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir.  The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets:  $5 for Student / Child; $10 for Adult.
 
Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Fri, Oct 285:30-8pm, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
 
Join friends for a special, member-only Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume: Meet animals from Wildlife Associates, Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BARS), and JMZ; Enjoy pizza, drinks, and other treats in the zoo; And much, much more! This is a Club JMZ members-only event. Join at the door or online at http://www.friendsjmz.org   For more information see the flyer at http://friendsjmz.org/event/halloween-zoo-night/
 
Cal Ave Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival 
Sun, Oct 30, 10 AM – 2 PM, So California Ave (between Birch Street and Park Blvd), Palo Alto
 
This Silicon Valley tradition for over 22 years in Palo Alto provides a kid friendly, fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds. Event includes Trick or Treats at participating businesses on California Avenue, costume contest, carnival games, live music, and toddler friendly activities. Free Event. All proceeds raised from the event support Blossom Birth Services a nonprofit resource center for expectant and new families. Lead Sponsors: City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Recreation Foundation. http://www.blossombirth.org/halloween.html
 
Spooky theme for Halloween Family Concert
Sun, Oct. 30, 3pm, Main Theater at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City 94061
 
Violinists in witches’ black, a cellist as Snoopy and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in pirate’s stripes will greet the children (pre-schoolers through middle-schoolers) as they arrive for the Halloween Family Concert of Redwood Symphony. The afternoon event begins with a Tour of the Orchestra. Then the symphony will play  Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and the finale from the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saens, both noted for their high spookiness quotient. A raffle will determine 10 children who will take the baton to direct the symphony in a Sousa march. Adults, $25 (pre-sale), and children $15 at RedwoodSymphony.org. Free and ample parking. Usually sells out.
 
Literary classic The Diary of Anne Frank comes to life at Palo Alto Players
Nov 4 – 20, Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
 
Palo Alto Players presents one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank is a timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations. Recommended for ages 11 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets ($25-52): www.paplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 650-329-0891. Students/Educators enjoy $10 off regular priced tickets to any performance, except preview night.  Additional discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
 
Society of Bookworms book club – Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
Wed, Oct 19, 4:00-5:00 PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
 
Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power (5 – 10 years)
Thu, Oct 20 7:00 – 9:00 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. With Cynthia Klein, BA, certified parent educator.
Cost: $45 and $30 second parenting partner.
 
Beat the Street for Little Feet – Fall Fun Run and Tot Trot at Friends Nursery School
Sat Oct 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Friends Nursery School, 957 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto
 
Come join us for a 1 mile run/walk (strollers welcome) and Tot Trot 50-yard dash for children 8 and under. The Fun Run includes free lunch, face painting, pumpkin decorating and music. Costumes optional but encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Friends Nursery School scholarship fund. For more information, see pafns.org.
 
Parenting The Positive Discipline Way (3 – 10 years)
Wed, Oct 26 – Nov 16, (4 sessions), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place- 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301- Plenty of free parking 
 
During this series of four sessions, based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books and interactive activities, discover how better to understand your child’s behavior; discipline with friendship, love, and respect; and find common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT.
Cost $160 and $100 second parenting partner.
 
 

 

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eNews: October 12, 2016

Calendar
October
11, 13 Children’s Theater Auditions
12       Restaurant Night – The Counter
13       Noon Art
14       Morning Assembly and Principal’s Coffee;
           Project Cornerstone Training
16       Fall Parties Sales Begin;
           Palo Verde PTA International, Harvest Fair

17       Children’s Theater Rehearsals Begin

19       Unity Day
20       Noon Games
21       PTA Board Meeting
27       Noon Art

28       Fall Parties Sales Ends

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
NOT TOO LATE TO AUDITION! NOT TOO EARLY TO BUY TICKETS!    
We had a wonderful day of auditions for the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre/Palo Verde Alice in Wonderland production
on Tuesday. There’s one more day for auditions – tomorrow, Thursday, 10/13 from 2:50 to 4:20 in the MP Room. The first rehearsal for all cast members is Monday, 10/17 from school dismissal until the Parent Meeting that will start at 5:00 p.m. All parents of cast members need to attend the parent meeting to learn the nitty gritty details of play participation.
It’s not too early to buy tickets for Alice in Wonderland performances at Palo Verde! Visit this web site to purchase tickets for performances on December 8, 9 or 10  AliceatPaloVerde.
Questions? Contact parent coordinators Laurence Kancherla at lvarlet at hotmail dot com or Callie Turk at callie_turk at yahoo dot com.


Unity Day 2016 – Stand Together

on Wednesday, October 19th
All Palo Alto schools will celebrate Unity Day 2016 on
October 19th to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities.
Everyone at Palo Verde will come together at noon to send one large Orange message showing that we are united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. At the all-school assembly, we will form a human chain and do a “wave”. The kids will decorate the black top with chalk and decorate orange strips of paper to be used in a chain displayed at school.
Please join us at Palo Verde by WEARING ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19th!
Can you spare 30 to 45 minutes on October 19th? If you are interested in helping hand out art supplies or just hanging out with the kids, please email nanda at nandagarber dot com. Check in at the office & come to the black top at noon. We hope to see you there wearing orange!
GEOGRAPHY.QUIZ.COMPETITION
“The Fun Bee Trophy”
The Glory. The Victory. The Champ.
Contestants, MC, Judges, Awards!Wed, Nov 9, 1:30-2:30 pm, library.
Open to all PV students K-5.All contestants must register by Nov 1:
pvgeobee2016@gmail.com
(A PV National Geo Bee Club event) 

 

From Last Week
 
Palo Verde FUNDRAISER – Restaurant Night 
on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Location:  The Counter Palo Alto
369 South California Avenue, Palo Alto , 94306
NOTHING MORE FUN THAN EATING BURGERS FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Give the flyer that went home in your child’s Friday folder to your server and The Counter will donate 15% of your bill to
Palo Verde PTA
International Harvest Fair

NEW Date: Sunday, October 16th from 3-5 pm

Please join Palo Verde’s diverse community as it celebrates the harvest season and the many beautiful cultures that make up our community.
The fair will have different country booths & harvest games led by the 5th graders. A planning meeting will be held on 9/23, Friday after drop off~8:20 in the teacher’s lounge. If you are planning to attend the fair and can lend a hand, please contact Kala Mehta Lansberg kala dot mehta23 at gmail dot com or Marline Mello marlanemello at gmail dot com. Spots not filled: China; USA ; Harvest game supervision.

Seeking Fall Party Chairs
Palo Verde PTA is able to offer a variety of programs such as the upcoming Children’s Theater, Julia Robinson Science Night, Ice Skating, and International Harvest Fair because of the generous contributions and donations made by our families and the time and effort of our volunteer teams that set up and run fundraisers such as the upcoming Fall parties
However, over the last two years the PTA has been finding it hard to replace volunteers who have moved on to middle schools with newer volunteers who will take charge of and/or help run the fundraisers and donate parties that are crucial to support our enrichment, community building and academic programs. Without the funds we raise through the Fall Parties or the Spring auction, the PTA will find it increasingly harder to support a lot of our existing or new programs all of which support all of our kids.
We are looking for new energy and talent especially from the lower K-3 grades to help us try and meet our fundraising goals by chairing the upcoming Fall Parties fundraiser, NO PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We have a team in place to guide you and a software in place to run Fall Parties. The Fall parties chair/s will seek out parties from the community: eg halloween cup cake making, Moms and Margaritas, wine tasting, Eichler Tours. These parties are hosted generously by our families and proceeds from ticket sales from these parties come back to the PTA.
The fall parties chair will work with the existing team to advertise and promote the fundraiser. They will work with the auction software to create a catalog and facilitate online sales.
Since this is time sensitive, Please contact Yael Valek, yaelcow at yahoo dot come or Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org if you would like to volunteer to lead or help with Fall Parties.

 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD 
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
Awareness events are sponsored by PAUSD, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee. Contact jgonzalez@pausd.org for more information.
Unity Day 2016 – When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone
Wednesday, October 19th, all PAUSD schools
PAUSD will celebrate Unity Day 2016 to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities. Each school will participate in its own special way, so find out what your school is doing and join us in sending a united voice by wearing Orange on Wednesday, October 19th!
Right NOW – Join us, and double the impact of your donation during PiE’s Rally Days!
Pledge or donate before October 17th and your donation will be matched by our Rally Day’s Challenge Grant happening now.  We need the support of the whole community in order to reach our goal and help our schools and students.  We know all families are different, so we have different giving options to meet the needs of every family:  You canPledge now and pay in January 2017 or Spread your gift over 10 months through installmentsor Company matching counts towards your gift
To learn more or to donate, please visit http://papie.org/donate/
Special Olympics Soccer Competition
Mon, Oct 17, 9AM-Noon, Jordan Middle School
PAUSD and Special Olympics Northern California have joined together in a new SpecialOlympics Schools Partnership program. Through sports, the program aims to provideopportunities for special education students and their peers to work together as teammates and to create inclusive opportunities in the school community. Come cheer on the students in their first event of the year. Elementary, middle and high school students throughout the district will be participating and showing off their skills. For more information contact Angel Sheridan at asheridan@pausd.org.
Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meeting
Tues, Oct 25, 8 – 10 AM & 5 – 8 PM, District Office, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Unified School District is updating the Local Control and Accountability Plan as required by the California Department of Education. Development of the plan must include input from key stakeholders. The District would like to invite you to return and participate in the LCAP Community meeting. At this meeting we will share progress on this year’s plan and solicit feedback on 16-17 goals, actions and measurements as we began to develop the 2017/18 plan.
Spanish and Mandarin translation provided
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon, Nov 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School ** New date/time**
TO RENAME OR NOT TO RENAME any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the topic distinguished historians and ethicists with expertise in Eugenics will discuss. The panelists will share their views on how to evaluate the legacy of those Palo Alto school namesakes that were also some of California’s leading Eugenicists. They will look at Eugenics in the context of its time, the lasting impact Eugenics has in the US, and what learning opportunities a school renaming would provide our public school district. The panelists are: Mary Rorty, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Manager of the ‘Facing History and Ourselves’ non-profit organization with focus on how historical events shape today’s society, and Tony Platt, Prof Emeritus of American History, Public Policy and Social Science; University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Cal State University Sacramento, San Jose State University. The townhall will be moderated by Ken Yale, and a representative from the Palo Alto Historical Society will share relevant events from Palo Alto’s and our schools’ history.
PTAC E, M, H
Arts Education Volunteers Needed
The Palo Alto Council of PTA’s http://ptac.paloaltopta.org/ seeks Arts Education Volunteers to support high quality arts education for all students and to share best practices and programs.  Goals might include communicating about visual and performing art programs taking place at PAUSD schools and encouraging collaborative opportunities.  All PTA members (both parents and teachers) are welcome to volunteer.  Please contact PTAC President Audrey Gold  (president@paloaltopta.org) if interested.
Community
Looking for an opportunity to help kids in need?  Volunteer for DreamCatchers!
 
DreamCatchers runs an after-school enrichment program for low-income PAUSD middle school students at Paly in the afternoons and evenings Monday through Thursday.  We are looking for the following:
– One-on-One Tutors (high school students) or Classroom Assistants (like a classroom aide – we need adults as well as high school students):  contact Miguel Fittoria at miguel@dreamcatchersyouth.org
– Adults or experienced high schoolers interested in helping with graphic design, web design, curriculum support, or general non-profit help, please contact Barbara Klausner at barbara@dreamcatchersyouth.org
Thanks so much for your support!  Visit our website at dreamcatchersyouth.org.
 The Museum of American Heritage   Beginning Electronics workshop
Sun, October 16 & 23, 1 – 4pm, The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto
This is a hands-on class where students (ages 10y+) learn what electricity is, how to control it to do useful things, and how to read a schematic diagram. Each student incorporates these ideas to assemble, wire, and solder an electric circuit that consists of lights, switches, an LED, and a tone generator.  Students can use this take-home project to learn how to send and receive Morse Code, the universal language that Ham Radio Operators use every day to send messages directly to each other all over the world without wires and without using the Internet.
Register by Friday October 7, at http://www.moah.org/pdf/MOAH_ClassREGISTRATION.pdfor call (650) 321-1004 or email admin@moah.org
Cost: $70 for members and $80 for non-members
 
Let’s Talk, A SELPA 1 Support Group
Mon Oct 10, 10AM-12 noon, Orchard Community Room, Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, 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. For more information, seewww.selpa1cac.org.
5th Annual Kiwanis Angel Award honors Agent DuJuan Green, PA Police Department 
Thu Oct 13 5.30 – 7.30PM, Palo Alto Sheraton 625 El Camino Real Palo Alto
Kiwanis Angel Award recognizes an individual who has provided significant contributions to children and youth.  Agent DuJuan Green is being honored for his exemplary work as a School Resource Office, Facilitator of the Parent Project which teaches enhanced parenting skills and member of Project Safety Net.  Program relevant for parents of students 6 grade to 12 grade.  Cost $50 per person and sign up by October 6. Proceeds benefit children and youth programs.
Registration  www.KiwanisAngelAward.org  Contact Gail Price   gail.price3@gmail.com
SheHeroes Afternoon Tea with Fathers in Tech Encouraging Girls in STEM
Sun Oct. 16; 2 – 4:30pm, The Fairmont, San Francisco, Crowne room
Enjoy an afternoon tea for the whole family (all ages) and listen to tech leaders speak about the crucial role men play in supporting women and girls in STEM and other fields. Formal tea includes gourmet food and beverages. Fun activities for kids include raffle, photo booth, girl panel, temporary tattoos. Further info at: http://bit.ly/fatherdaughtertea
Special Education 101, SELPA1CAC Coffee Talk
Tue Oct 18, 7-9 PM, Castro Elementary, Mountain View (Spanish Language)
Wed Oct 19, 7-9 PM, Santa Rita Elementary, Los Altos (English Language)
These trainings will offer a brief overview of the educational rights of parents when a child has a disability.  Topics will include general education supports, student study team meetings, Section 504, special education referral and assessment timeline, eligibility, and important key rights held by the parent and child.
ORDER NOW!  The Gizdich Pie Sale will be ending soon!
Now thru Oct. 12
Order delicious Gizdich Ranch Pies before Oct. 12 for your holiday gatherings, and help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Senior Picnic, Grad Night Celebration and scholarships for Seniors to attend those events.  The pies come frozen and are made locally at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville.  You can choose from Apple, Two Berry (raspberry and blackberry), Pumpkin or Apricot! Buy a pie and donate it to a special teacher or staff member!  For the Gizdich Pie Order Form and more information: http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/wp-content/uploads/Gizdich-Ranch-Pie-Order-All-Schools.pdf.
  Any questions?  Contact Cassandra Gencarella mginx@sbcglobal.net .
  Gunn’s class of 2017 thanks you!
Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser
Mon. Oct. 24 (order deadline), Fri. Nov. 18 Pick up your pies at Palo Alto High School in front of the Tower Bldg. from 3:30-6:30pm.
Enjoy delicious farm fresh pies while supporting Palo Alto High School’s Cheer and Dance teams!  Apple, Two Berry, and Pumpkin Pies are available. They are flash-frozen from Gidzich Farms in Watsonville and are simply scrumptious!  Get all the details at:  http://www.palycheer.net/holiday-pies.html
Theatre Costume Garage Sale supporting the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Sat Oct 15 & Sun Oct 23 2:30 – 5:30 PM, Lucie Stern Community Center (Community Room) 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Theatre Costume Garage Sale is a fundraising event produced by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, supporting Children’s Theatre performing arts programs which reach more than 50,000 community members annually. A large collection of hand made theatre costumes (kids and adults’ sizes) from previous productions will be for sale.
Family Date Night: Tricks and Treats
Fri, Oct 21, 7-8:15pm, Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Join us for Halloween party fun after hours at the Children’s Library! We will have monstrous music, ghoulish games, terrifying treats, and a creepy costume contest. Please register online for each family member attending. Register at http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventcalendar.asp?dt=mo&Lib=ALL
 Palo Alto Philharmonic Season Opening Performance
Sat, Oct 22, 8 PM, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Philharmonic opens it 29th concert season with “Russian Masters,” an exciting program featuring Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. The Philharmonic is pleased to invite the audience backstage after the concert, to meet Music Director Thomas Shoebotham, Assistant ConductorLee Actor and our musicians at our annual season-opening reception.  For more information or to purchase tickets: http://www.paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch1.php
 Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair
Sun Oct 23, 2 – 4PM, Addison Elementary School. 650 Addison Av., Palo Alto
Are you prepared when an emergency occurs?  How do you protect yourself and your family if a catastrophic earthquake, a pandemic disaster, or a fire rampage occurs?  How do you deal with a robbery? How do you ensure that your child(ren) ride their bicycle(s) safely?  How do you stay connected in an emergency when your phone does not work?  Come to the Emergency Preparedness & Home Safety Fair to learn, share and save lives!  Event highlight: Mr. Andy Huang, Chief of Red Cross, Silicon Valley, will deliver an ER demo on site.  This annual event is sponsored by the Palo Alto (PA) Chinese Parents’ Club, PA School District, PA Police Station, PA Fire Station, PA Utilities, Children’s Hospital and City of Palo Alto.  Free admission!  In addition to secret raffle prices, the first 100 attendees will win free gifts.
Palo Alto 紧急救援及防范展会
时间:10/23周日下午2:00-4:00
地点:Addison小学,650 Addison Ave, Palo Alto
大地震发生了怎么办?火灾时怎么逃生?碰到入室抢劫的强盗怎么应对?怎么让你的孩子骑车更安全?茫茫黑夜在外避难,手机没法用,怎么与外界联系?宝贵生命只有一次,灾难面前无法”到时试试看”。请参加我们一年一度的紧急救援及防范展会!活动亮点:将特邀红十字会硅谷分会负责人 Andy Huang 来现场做ER讲座。本活动由以下团体及机构赞助支持:Palo Alto (PA) 华人家长会, PA学区, PA 警察局,PA消防局, PA 公用事业单位, 儿童医院及Palo Alto市。免费入场。现场抽奖,头一百名到访者还有免费礼物。
Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Fri, Oct 28, 5:30-8pm, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join friends for a special, member-only Halloween Zoo Night at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume: Meet animals from Wildlife Associates, Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society (BARS), and JMZ; Enjoy pizza, drinks, and other treats in the zoo; And much, much more! This is a Club JMZ members-only event. Join at the door or online at http://www.friendsjmz.org   For more information see the flyer at http://friendsjmz.org/event/halloween-zoo-night/
Spooky theme for Halloween Family Concert
Sun, Oct. 30, 3pm, Main Theater at Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City 94061
Violinists in witches’ black, a cellist as Snoopy and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in pirate’s stripes will greet the children (pre-schoolers through middle-schoolers) as they arrive for the Halloween Family Concert of Redwood Symphony. The afternoon event begins with a Tour of the Orchestra. Then the symphony will play  Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and the finale from the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saens, both noted for their high spookiness quotient. A raffle will determine 10 children who will take the baton to direct the symphony in a Sousa march. Adults, $25 (pre-sale), and children $15 at RedwoodSymphony.org. Free and ample parking. Usually sells out.
Walk & Roll to Palo Alto Libraries – NEW Suggested Walking & Bicycling Routes Map
Check out City of Palo Alto ‘s new Walk & Roll map with suggested walking and bicycling routes to Palo Alto libraries from every neighborhood citywide.   Palo Alto libraries are popular after-school destinations and they often are the center of fun family outings. Walking and bicycling is an active, healthy, fun way to get there!  See the new Walk & Roll to Libraries brochure with map here http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/documents/PASRTL_Map_Brochure_092116.pdf
Society of Bookworms book club – Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
Wed, Oct 19, 4:00-5:00 PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
A Taste of Cantabile Youth Singers: Roots and Rhythms of Africa!
Sat Oct 15 1-4pm, Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers
This exciting afternoon for 3rd-5th graders investigates song, dance, folktales and instrumental elements from the Music of West Africa. Featuring Cantabile’s signature pedagogical approach of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze methods, this workshop will include both traditional folk songs, and contemporary songs from current African artists. Through vocal warm-ups, singing games, and theatrical improvisation, singers will have a blast learning how to develop and express their natural singing voice, and will walk away with a starting toolbox to continue their journey as young singers. Cost: 45.00 for non-residents, 50.00 for residents.cantabile.org/info@cantabile.org  650.424.1410
Contact: sgualtieri@losaltoshills.ca.gov/ 650-947-2518
Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Personal Power (5 – 10 years)
Thu, Oct 20 7:00 – 9:00 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. With Cynthia Klein, BA, certified parent educator.
Cost: $45 and $30 second parenting partner.
Parenting The Positive Discipline Way (3 – 10 years)
Wed, Oct 26 – Nov 16, (4 sessions), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place- 200 Channing Ave Palo Alto 94301- Plenty of free parking
During this series of four sessions, based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books and interactive activities, discover how better to understand your child’s behavior; discipline with friendship, love, and respect; and find common-sense solutions to everyday challenges. With Bridget Bertrand, MFT.
Cost $160 and $100 second parenting partner.

 

October 5, 2016

Calendar
October
3-6      Walk and Roll Week
7         Staff Development, No School
10       Last day for Fall Parties donations
11, 13 Children’s Theater Auditions
12       Restaurant Night – The Counter

14       Morning Assembly and Principal’s Coffee;  Project Cornerstone Training

16       Fall Parties Sales Begin;
           Palo Verde PTA International, Harvest Fair

17       Children’s Theater Rehearsals Begin

19       Unity Day21       PTA Board Meeting

28       Fall Parties Sales Ends

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Palo Verde FUNDRAISER – Restaurant Night 

on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Location:  The Counter Palo Alto
369 South California Avenue, Palo Alto , 94306
NOTHING MORE FUN THAN EATING BURGERS FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Give the flyer that went home in your child’s Friday folder to your server and The Counter will donate 15% of your bill to
Palo Verde PTA

Unity Day 2016 – When We Stand Together, No One Stands Alone

Wednesday, October 19th, all PAUSD schools
PAUSD will celebrate Unity Day 2016 to promote kindness towards all students and unity in our school communities.
Please join us at Palo Verde by WEARING ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19th!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Awareness events are sponsored by PAUSD, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer &
Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee. Contact jgonzalez@pausd.org for more information.


Thank you Palo Verde for supporting the Books Inc. Book Fair! 
It was wonderful to see so many parents, students and members of our community perusing the selection of wonderful books in the MP Room!
Our biggest thanks to Liliane Lehman for all of her support throughout the week! Thank you to our amazing principal Hillary Miller for generously purchasing books for every classroom. Much appreciation to Elaine Chase, Jenny Hsiung and Carlos Valencia Verduzco for all of their assistance leading up to and during the fair. And thanks to our incredible group of volunteers who made setting up and closing day a breeze: Nanda Garber, Ann Lai, Joslyn Leve, Nora Matta, Mirlaine Mello, RoseMarie Milinowicz, Susan Papp, Na’ama Porat and Yael Valek.
Tina Mondragon & Martha Mitchell, Book Fair Co-Chairs


 
From Last Week

Updates and Changes to “Alice in Wonderland” Dates

“Alice in Wonderland” comes to Palo Verde this fall when the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre will work with Palo Verde 3
rd through 5th graders to produce the play “Alice in Wonderland.” We’ve had a change to the audition dates/timing, so please take a careful look.
  •  Tuesday, October 4, 8:15 am, MP Room – Parent Information Meeting
Parents get an overview of the key dates, activities, and volunteer requirements for play participation. This will be a short meeting so that you can get the information you need quickly and get on with your day.
  • Tuesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 13, After School – Auditions
NEW!  Auditions will be held on Tuesday, 10/11, for 3rd graders from 2:15 to 3:45. Auditions will be held on Thursday, 10/13, for 4th and 5th graders  from 2:50 to 4:20. If you have a conflict, you can attend the other day. Those interested in crew jobs do not attend auditions.
  • Monday, October 17, Right After School – First Rehearsal
  • Monday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. – Parent Meeting
The nitty gritty details of play participation and volunteer signs up are covered.
Any 3rd through 5th grade student who wants to participate will be able to participate. Each student can take on either an acting or a crew role. Question? Contact Laurence Kancherla at lvarlet at hotmail dot com or Callie Turk at callie_turk at yahoo dot com

It’s Fall Party Time!

Fall Parties is one of our bigger fundraisers at Palo Verde. The parties offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings and focus on building our community of parents, families, and children through fun activities and parties while raising money to support Palo Verde PTA Programs. Parents donate the party, and all ticket sales benefit our school.
Past offerings include hiking trips, Halloween/fall/gingerbread parties for kids, wine/dumpling/margarita parties for adults, winter holiday parties, crafty parties for kids, coffee/tea parties and so much more. This year we would also like to get donors for a simple party for each grade level – for example Kinder Halloween Playdate with Donuts at Seale Park.
Please email your donated parties to pvfallpartybook@gmail.comby 10/9 with
Event Title, Event Description, Donor Name(s), # of Guests (Minimum / Maximum), Type of Event: (Adults-Only / Kids Drop-Off / Family), Event Location, Date/Time for Event (event sales kick off 10/16), Suggested Ticket Price
Please email us if you need help coming up with a party idea or getting partners to donate with you.
We look forward to partying with you!
International Harvest Fair

NEW Date: Sunday, October 16th from 3-5 pm

Please join Palo Verde’s diverse community as it celebrates the harvest season and the many beautiful cultures that make up our community.
The fair will have different country booths & harvest games led by the 5th graders. A planning meeting will be held on 9/23, Friday after drop off~8:20 in the teacher’s lounge. If you are planning to attend the fair and can lend a hand, please contact Kala Mehta Lansberg kala dot mehta23 at gmail dot com or Marline Mello marlanemello at gmail dot com. Spots not filled: China; USA ; Harvest game supervision.


Seeking Fall Party Chairs
Palo Verde PTA is able to offer a variety of programs such as the upcoming Children’s Theater, Julia Robinson Science Night, Ice Skating, and International Harvest Fair because of the generous contributions and donations made by our families and the time and effort of our volunteer teams that set up and run fundraisers such as the upcoming Fall parties
However, over the last two years the PTA has been finding it hard to replace volunteers who have moved on to middle schools with newer volunteers who will take charge of and/or help run the fundraisers and donate parties that are crucial to support our enrichment, community building and academic programs. Without the funds we raise through the Fall Parties or the Spring auction, the PTA will find it increasingly harder to support a lot of our existing or new programs all of which support all of our kids.
We are looking for new energy and talent especially from the lower K-3 grades to help us try and meet our fundraising goals by chairing the upcoming Fall Parties fundraiser, NO PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We have a team in place to guide you and a software in place to run Fall Parties. The Fall parties chair/s will seek out parties from the community: eg halloween cup cake making, Moms and Margaritas, wine tasting, Eichler Tours. These parties are hosted generously by our families and proceeds from ticket sales from these parties come back to the PTA.
The fall parties chair will work with the existing team to advertise and promote the fundraiser. They will work with the auction software to create a catalog and facilitate online sales.
Since this is time sensitive, Please contact Yael Valek, yaelcow at yahoo dot come or Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org if you would like to volunteer to lead or help with Fall Parties.
Palo Verde Staff “Favorites” and “Classroom Wish List” Binder in Main Office
In the main office there is a binder offering Staff “Favorites” and “Classroom Wish List” items! It is a wonderful resource during special days, holidays or any time of year one wishes to reach out to staff members.

Earn for Palo Verde with eScrip!

Sign up with eScrip and your everyday shopping can earn funds for Palo Verde. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants  (Piazza’s, Molly Stone’s, Fresh & Easy and more) will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.
Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on “Sign Up“.
  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA
  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.

Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.

Already signed up? Make sure your credit card information is up-to-date in the system!
Questions: Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com – Thanks!
 

 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD 
Right NOW – Join us, and double the impact of your donation during PiE’s Rally Days!
Pledge or donate before October 17th and your donation will be matched by our Rally Day’s Challenge Grant happening now.  We need the support of the whole community in order to reach our goal and help our schools and students.  We know all families are different, so we have different giving options to meet the needs of every family:  You can Pledge now and pay in January 2017 or Spread your gift over 10 months through installments or Company matching counts towards your gift
To learn more or to donate, please visit http://papie.org/donate/
PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum K-5th Grade Focus
Tuesday Oct 4th 6:30-8:30pm, Barron Park School MP Room 800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto
ALL interested Palo Alto Voters and PAUSD parents are invited to come and hear from the school board candidates! Barron Park, Ohlone and Fairmeadow PTAs are co-hosting this K-5th grade-focused forum with all candidates. If you’d like to submit a question to have the candidates respond to, email your question to k5october4forum@gmail.com by Oct 3. Please keep your questions related to K-5th issues. There will be separate forums for Special Ed issues on Sat Oct 1st 10a-12p (location TDB) and possibly a forum for 6-12th grade issues (Day,Time, Location TBD).
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Oct 17 or 24, 6:30-8:30pm in the Media & Arts Center at Palo Alto High School.
To rename or not to rename any of Palo Alto’s schools, that is the question the Renaming Schools Advisory Committee will begin to answer during its first townhall meeting in October. Renowned historians and educators with expertise in the Eugenics era, some of whom have actively provided their expertise in renaming efforts at other schools, will discuss if there is a rationale to consider renaming PAUSD schools whose namesakes were actively involved in Eugenics. The panelists will discuss how to evaluate a person’s controversial legacy in historical context, the learning opportunities this debate provides, and how renaming or not renaming might affect the school community.  The townhall meeting is intended to stimulate community discussion on this important topic, and will close with a Q&A session.  Everyone in the community is welcome, please invite your friends and neighbors.
PTAC 
Arts Education Volunteers Needed
The Palo Alto Council of PTA’s http://ptac.paloaltopta.org/ seeks Arts Education Volunteers to support high quality arts education for all students and to share best practices and programs.  Goals might include communicating about visual and performing art programs taking place at PAUSD schools and encouraging collaborative opportunities.  All PTA members (both parents and teachers) are welcome to volunteer.  Please contact PTAC President Audrey Gold  (president@paloaltopta.org) if interested.
Community
Free Community Day at Gamble Garden
Sun, Oct 2, 10AM – 2PM, 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Gamble Garden celebrates our community with a FREE fun filled all ages day.  The day’s festivities include fun children’s activities, a gorgeous plant sale, horticultural resources, educational displays, garden demonstrations, food, entertainment, and of course… digging for worms!  This is an opportunity for the community to spend some time at Gamble Garden, meet neighbors and enjoy some activities and hospitality.  Please register at https://www.gamblegarden.org/event/community-day-oct/
Growing populations, shrinking resources: dynamics of a world in crisis
Fri Oct 7, 7:30pm at Mitchell Park Community Center – Palo Alto
Documentary photographer RANDY OLSON has worked with National Geographic Magazine for 25 years, producing over 30 stories on issues of overpopulation, environmental degradation, resource extraction and disappearing cultures. He will present his work followed by an interview with moderator Kim Komenich and Q&A session with the audience.  Light refreshments included.
Info & tickets please visit: www.paloaltophotoforum.org  Contact: info@paloaltophotoforum.org
Huge Children’s Used Book Sale to Benefit Palo Alto Libraries
Sat Oct. 8 & Sun Oct. 9  10 am – 4 pm,  Cubberley Community Center (FOPAL Children’s Sale Room)
More than 13,000 kids’ books, games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale at incredibly low prices at Friends of the Palo Alto Library’s monthly book sale-  everything from board books and picture books to school age fiction and nonfiction titles to early teen fiction.  All items are lightly used or new and are sorted by age level and subject matter.  Many books in foreign languages.  Over 50,000 books for adults in FOPAL’s Main and Bargain rooms.  www.fopal.org
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Family Sundays Program
Second Sundays, beginning Oct 9, 11 AM – 4 PM, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way
The Cantor invites families to a day of wonder and learning at the museum.  This is a s a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making, and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. Explore the galleries and participate in programs designed to help families look and think about art in new ways. Curiosity is encouraged. The day is designed to be flexible with no registration required, no standing in line and no waitlists. Families can plan a unique museum experience and join the activities in which they are most interested.
5th Annual Kiwanis Angel Award honors Agent DuJuan Green, PA Police Department 
Thu Oct 13 5.30 – 730PM, Palo Alto Sheraton 625 El Camino Real Palo Alto
Kiwanis Angel Award recognizes an individual who has provided significant contributions to children and youth.  Agent DuJuan Green is being honored for his exemplary work as a School Resource Office, Facilitator of the Parent Project which teaches enhanced parenting skills and member of Project Safety Net.  Program relevant for parents of students 6 grade to 12 grade.  Cost $50 per person and sign up by October 6. Proceeds benefit children and youth programs.
Registration  www.KiwanisAngelAward.org  Contact Gail Price   gail.price3@gmail.com
SheHeroes Afternoon Tea with Fathers in Tech Encouraging Girls in STEM
Sun Oct. 16; 2 – 4:30pm, The Fairmont, San Francisco, Crowne room
Enjoy an afternoon tea for the whole family (all ages) and listen to tech leaders speak about the crucial role men play in supporting women and girls in STEM and other fields. Formal tea includes gourmet food and beverages. Fun activities for kids include raffle, photo booth, girl panel, temporary tattoos. Further info at: http://bit.ly/fatherdaughtertea
Special Olympics Soccer Competition
Mon, Oct 17, 9AM-Noon, Jordan Middle School
PAUSD and Special Olympics Northern California have joined together in a new Special Olympics Schools Partnership program. Through sports, the program aims to provide opportunities for special education students and their peers to work together as teammates and to create inclusive opportunities in the school community. Come cheer on the students in their first event of the year. Elementary, middle and high school students throughout the district will be participating and showing off their skills. For more information contact Angel Sheridan at asheridan@pausd.org.
Support Paly Cheer and Dance with our Holiday Pie Fundraiser
Mon. Oct. 24 (order deadline), Fri. Nov. 18 Pick up your pies at Palo Alto High School in front of the Tower Bldg. from 3:30-6:30pm.
Enjoy delicious farm fresh pies while supporting Palo Alto High School’s Cheer and Dance teams!  Apple, Two Berry, and Pumpkin Pies are available. They are flash-frozen from Gidzich Farms in Watsonville and are simply scrumptious!  Get all the details at:  http://www.palycheer.net/holiday-pies.html
ORDER NOW!  The Gizdich Pie Sale will be ending soon!
Now thru Oct. 12
Order delicious Gizdich Ranch Pies before Oct. 12 for your holiday gatherings, and help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Senior Picnic, Grad Night Celebration and scholarships for Seniors to attend those events.  The pies come frozen and are made locally at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville.  You can choose from Apple, Two Berry (raspberry and blackberry), Pumpkin or Apricot! Buy a pie and donate it to a special teacher or staff member!  For the Gizdich Pie Order Form and more information: http://gunn.paloaltopta.org/wp-content/uploads/Gizdich-Ranch-Pie-Order-All-Schools.pdf.
  Any questions?  Contact Cassandra Gencarella mginx@sbcglobal.net .
  Gunn’s class of 2017 thanks you!
Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Movement Competition
The Palo Alto Philharmonic is sponsoring a Concerto Movement Competition open to school-aged music students including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Each applicant should submit an unedited audio CD (5-15 minutes long) of his or her performance of a movement from a concerto or concert piece for soloist and orchestra. Applications, along with the demo CD and a non-refundable fee of $30 must be postmarked by December 31, 2016.  For more information or to download an application form: http://www.paphil.org/pages/about/cmc.html
Bringing up Bicyclists Parent Ed
Mon Oct3, 7-8.30PM, Ohlone Elementary School, MP Room, 950 Amarillo Av.
This class is for parents of elementary aged children who want to teach their students bike safety skills.  Presented by Sylvia Star-Lack, City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Coordinator and League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. No children, please. For more information, see the flyer at the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/OhloneBUB2016
A Taste of Cantabile Youth Singers: Roots and Rhythms of Africa!
Sat Oct 15 1-4pm, Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers
This exciting afternoon for 3rd-5th graders investigates song, dance, folktales and instrumental elements from the Music of West Africa. Featuring Cantabile’s signature pedagogical approach of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze methods, this workshop will include both traditional folk songs, and contemporary songs from current African artists. Through vocal warm-ups, singing games, and theatrical improvisation, singers will have a blast learning how to develop and express their natural singing voice, and will walk away with a starting toolbox to continue their journey as young singers. Cost: 45.00 for non-residents, 50.00 for residents. cantabile.org/info@cantabile.org  650.424.1410
Contact: jchew@losaltosca.gov/ (650) 947-2848
Contact: sgualtieri@losaltoshills.ca.gov/ 650-947-2518
 
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