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Palo Verde eNews

Calendar 

August  31            :  September Voice Submissions Due

September 3         :  School Closed, Labor Day
September 4         :  Project Cornerstone Meeting
September 7         :  Deadline for DirectoryUpdates/Changes
September 14       :  Walk-a-Thon
September 19       :   Restaurant Night, Armadillo Willy’s

Palo Verde and PTA News Please Return your Palo Verde PTA One Check Form by September 7

Thanks to all the families who’ve returned their Palo Verde PTA one check form already.  If you have not, please do so by Sept 7th.  If you’ve misplaced the form in the tidal wave of back to school information, you can find the PDF online at: http://tinyurl.com/dyozqda or request a copy by emailing pvpta.treasurer@gmail.com.  Return your form and your check to the Palo Verde office.
The one check form is your way to give money to the following areas:
  • Per student school supply fee: rather than receiving a shopping list from each of your child’s teacher as parents do at some schools, you simply pay a fee to the PTA at the beginning of the year and the needed materials are procured for you
  • PTA membership dues: Being a PTA member gives YOU a vote on all PTA issues, including budget and school support. Join the largest child advocacy organization in California today.
  • Library Book Donation: Help our extraordinary librarian update and expand our library’s collection!

2012-2013 PV Student Directory

The PV student directory is a valuable communications resource that contains contact information enabling the school staff, PTA, site council & parents to communicate with one another regarding school or class information.   The directory is published exclusively for the convenience of school staff & families. We would like to publish the directory ASAP but WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Thanks to all the families who already added, updated or confirmed their information

Returning Families: Please confirm or update your family’s information. You can also email roessig4@yahoo.com to update your information.   If we don’t hear from you by September 7, your family’s information will be published as it appeared in last year’s directory.

NEW Families (or families NOT listed in last year’s directory):   Please fill out & return the blue form in the BTS packet (return it to the office).  If we don’t hear from you by September 7, then only information from the district (approved by you for release during registration) will be included in this year’s directory.  If no information is available, then only your child’s first name & first initial of his/her last name will be included in the directory.

All directory communications are due by Friday, September 7.  Forms can be returned to the school office.  Email Lili at roessig4@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Spirit Gear Orders
Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is September 28.
There are samples on display in the school office. It is highly recommended that you stop by and take a look at them if you are unsure about what size to order. There have been complaints in the past that the manufacturer’s sizes are on the small side, so, if in doubt, please order a bigger size.
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).
 
Palo Verde Walk-a-Thon Sept. 14
Get your walking shoes ready, Palo Verde! The 8th annual Palo Verde Walk-a-Thon is slated for Friday, September 14. During the Walk-a-Thon, Palo Verde students do laps around the field getting some excerise and raising money for Palo Verde. Money raised from the Walk-a-thon is used to help fund students’ lunchtime activities including Noon Art, Noon Games, and Walking Club.
More information will be coming home via Friday Folders soon. Walk On!
 
Palo Verde Dining for Dollars Restaurant Night
Support Palo verde on Wednesday September 19 by dining at Armadillo Willys, 1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos from 5-9PM.
If you mention Palo Verde 20% of your purchases will be donated back to our school!

 

Team up with Friends and Donate an Event to the Fall Party Book

Some of the most popular items in the Palo Verde Spring Auction are spots in the unique social and creative gatherings donated and hosted by Palo Verde families. Memorable events include a Bollywood Dance Party, a Stomp Rocket Party, a Pokemon Trading Party, and Progressive Dinners donated by a group of Palo Verde families who live near each other.
Palo Verde students benefit from the PTA funds raised, people have fun, and our community grows stronger!
The Fall Party Book was created to promote these gatherings throughout the fall and winter months. Events last year included an Oktoberfest for adults, Halloween Treats and Eats, a White Elephant Party, Kids Bingo Bash, and more. Tickets are sold at the Harvest Fair in early October.
Can you team up with a friend to offer a Pumpkin Carving party, a Diwali Celebration, or a themed-progressive dinner? How about a series of gatherings focused on a winter-time hobby you can share such as orienteering, holiday baking, knitting, or jewelry making? Dream it up and make it happen!
To discuss donating a fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families, please contact Callie Turk or Rebecca Thompson or e-mail us at: pvfallpartybook@gmail.com.

Double Your Donation To Partners in Education (PiE)
Take advantage of PiE’s Challenge Grant! EVERY DOLLAR donated to PiE through September 7, 2012 will be matched up to a total of $300,000. PiE is the education foundation serving all of Palo Alto that funds essential staff and programs for PAUSD schools. PiE helps fill the gap left by state education funding cuts, and preserves critical staff and important programs at Palo Verde.

What PiE funds at Palo Verde:

– Classroom aides, so that every child has one more person to support his/her needs in the classroom. The aide not only assists students, but also enables the teacher to spend more time with small groups of students or with individuals
– Spectra Art, so that every child can enjoy art lessons and the creativity and confidence they build
– Project Resilience programs, building developmental assets and resilience for all students to bring into the classroom
– Additional reading specialist time, providing extra support in reading to those who most need it, enabling the classroom to tackle more advanced material and to progress in reading proficiency

Without PiE donations, we would not have these aides or these programs.

How to Donate:
Donate online at http://www.papie.org/
Drop your donation at the school office

Help Your Child Track Green Commute Miles to School
Going in your child’s Friday folders today is a form that will help them record and calculate the number of miles they walked/biked/carpooled to school in a month. For mileage information please turn the mileage tracker page over and use Palo Verde’s new walk and roll map. Even if your child is walking from across the street, have him/her enter 1/4 mile for each way. Carpooling kids will enter 1/4 mile for each way they carpool to school. This is a great way for kids to know how many miles they green commute to school. Our school goal is to record a total of 20,000 green commute miles for this academic year. At the end of each month some one from the traffic safety team will collect the forms from the kids. Please do not hand them over to the teachers.
If your family wants to join a biking or walking group or carpool to Palo Verde from your neighborhood please download this form and return it to the office by Sept 21.
Please Join eScrip and Raise $$$ for Palo Verde While You Shop

With Safeway’s Back to Schools Program in Progress, Now Is a GREAT Time to Register for eScrip for Palo Verde!

As many of you know, through our relationship with eScrip, we can raise funds for Palo Verde just by shopping at Safeway and other merchants.
We can raise even more through September 11th , when manufacturers of over 5,000 products sold in Safeway stores will contribute an additional 10% of sales to schools such as ours as part of Safeway’s Back to Schools program. If your Safeway Club Card is already registered with eScrip, great! Your contributions will automatically be sent to Palo Verde every time you enter your Safeway Club Card or associated phone number when you shop at Safeway. If you are not registered with eScrip or don’t have your Safeway Club Card registered, please do so soon! It’s easy and only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Go to www.escrip.com and follow the instructions. Be sure to have your Safeway Club Card number and credit cards on hand when you register. Our group number is 137331259 and we are listed as Palo Verde PTA.If you don’t remember your Safeway Club Card Number, call Safeway Customer Service at 1-877-723-3929– they will happily help you identify your number.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Callie Turk, atcallie_turk@yahoo.com.

 

Back to School Haircuts, Sales Benefit Palo Verde PTA
Get your hair cut at MIDTOWN HAIR STUDIO (Locally owned by a PAUSD family)  for $14, from now until August 31. Mention Palo Verde School and Midtown Hair Studio will donate 20% to Palo Verde PTA.

Midtown Hair Studio
2786 Middlefield Road at Colorado
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm

Developmental Assets Workshop – “Take It Personally Asset Champion Training”
Thursdays, September 6 – October 11th 8:30-10am JL Stanford Middle School, Rm. 530
Click here for flyer.
Parents from all JLS feeder schools welcome! Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help children and teens thrive. Young people with high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices. Help your child continue to thrive by attending our parent study group:

Take It Personally Asset Champion Training, JLS Middle School
This six-session workshop, offered through Project Cornerstone, helps adults understand
and make a stronger commitment to supporting young people and provides tools, exercises
and strategies to help participants fulfill their commitment. The workbook is $10 – please let
us know if you’d like to attend. Linda@projectcornerstone.org

News: August 26, 2011

Calendar

Aug 29 — Deadline for Submissions to the September Voice

Aug  30 –Back to School

Sept 9—  Welcome Back Social and Potluck

Sept 16– Walk-a-thon

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Back to School Night
 
6:00 pm-6:55 pm: Grades 3-5
7:00 pm-7:15 pm: Meeting and Staff Introduction, MP Room
7:20 pm- 8:15 pm: Grades K-2

Get a glimpse into what your child does at school, at this all important night on Tuesday, August 30. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and other fellow-parents in your child’s classroom. You will learn about the curriculum, daily routines, classroom expectations, homework and how to get involved in your child’s classroom.This is a great time to ask questions of the teacher and seek clarifications.

 We Need Your Help to Update the Palo Verde Directory!

The Palo Verde Elementary School student directory is a valuable communications resource that contains contact information enabling the school staff, PTA, Site Council and parents to communicate with one another regarding school or class information. The directory is published exclusively for the convenience of school staff and families. We would like to publish the directory as quickly as possible and we need your help.

Returning Families:

Please confirm or update your family’s information. PTA will have a table, out by the reading garden near the principal’s office, on Back-To-School night. All you need to do is drop by and confirm/update your information. Can’t make it to school?  Please email Lili Nova-Roessigs at roessig4@yahoo.com and let me know if your information has stayed the same or needs to be updated.

New Families:

Please add your family’s contact information. PTA will have a table, out by the reading garden near the principal’s office, on Back-To-School Night. Unless you provided and authorized information to the District when you enrolled your child, we will not be able to include your family’s contact information. Forms will be sent home in your child’s Friday folder if we haven’t heard from you. You can also pick up blank forms in the office.

***All directory forms are due on

Friday, September 16 & can be returned at the school office. Please email Lili Nova-Roessig at roessig4@yahoo.com if you have questions.***

 Welcome Back Social and Potluck

Please join us for our first evening social event of the school year. It’s time for Palo Verde’s annual International Potluck Social. It’s a great chance to meet new families, reconnect with friends you haven’t seen over the summer, and sample a variety of delicious items from our diverse community. Please bring a main dish or side dish to share and your own reusable plates, cups and utensils from home to help us reduce waste and expenses. PTA will provide drinks and dessert items.

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 9th, 6-7:30pm.  See you then!

If you are willing to help with the event, please contact Heather Schultz, hschultz(at)hotmail.com, 424-8380.

Palo Verde Annual Walk-a-thon

Mark your calendars!  Palo Verde’s 7th annual Walk-a-thon is Friday morning, September 16. Look for information and a donation form in your child’s Friday folder 9/2. Email Lauren Aspegren at msboot@yahoo.com with questions. WALK ON!

Feeling Social or Creative? Donate a Palo Verde Party!

One of the most popular components of Palo Verde’s Spring Auction is the opportunity to purchase a spot – for your child or yourself – in one of several unique social and creative gatherings hosted by Palo Verde parents.  Palo Verde children benefit from the funds raised, people have fun, and our community grows stronger!

Memorable events last year included a Bollywood Dance Party, a Stomp Rocket Party, and a Progressive Fiesta Dinner.  A Sushi Rolling party had an eight-year run and the Steaks and Stakes Poker Tournament is headed into it’s fifth year as a Palo Verde auction tradition.

For 2011-2012, the Palo Verde PTA plans to debut a “Fall Party Book” with a selection of social and creative gatherings timed for enjoyment in the fall and winter months.  Pumpkin Carving party anyone?  At the October Harvest Fair, you will have the chance to purchase spots for Party Book events. The Fall Party Book is designed to complement the Spring Auction gatherings and spread events a bit more evenly throughout the calendar.

Help us debut the Fall Party Book by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.  Let’s have a ball this fall!

If you would like to donate an event – for either the Fall Party Book or the Spring Auction – contact Rebecca Thompson: rebeccaherrema@hotmail.com


News: May 20, 2011

Calendar

May 26 — All Library Books Due

May 27 — Last Day for Book Exch. Donations & Box Top$

May 30 — No School, Memorial Day

May 30 — Deadline for Submissions to June Voice Newsletter

June 1 — Final Principal’s Coffee & Last Assembly

June 1 — Book Exchange, Helpers Needed

June 3 — Movie Night for Malawi

June 8 — 5th Grade Promotion

June 9 — Last Day of School, Minimum Day

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Dear Palo Verde Families,

In the district office this week, I was stunned by the student art show on display throughout the building.  There are lovely pieces selected from our own artistic Palo Verde students and works created by other elementary students throughout the district.  But my jaw dropped when I entered the gallery of art created by PAUSD high schoolers.  The quality and variety and depth are truly amazing.  It’s a window into the growth and development ahead for our children.  It’s also an opportunity to appreciate the value of supporting the arts in school.   If you can carve any time out of this busy month, the PAUSD Student Art Show is truly worth a visit.  I promise you will be glad you did.  The art will be on display through May 31 at 25 Churchill, Mondays-Fridays, 8am-4:45pm.

May is busy but joyous month.  There are so many end of the year culminating activities.  Concerts, displays, presentations, parties…  As we bustle back and forth from the school and the rest of our busy lives, I ask you to PLEASE remain extra cautious when traveling to and from campus, particularly if you are in a vehicle.   The car drop off areas can be crowded and potentially dangerous.  Remember many children are traveling on foot and bike.  The mornings are bright, maybe set your alarm seven minutes earlier so you can drive to school a bit earlier, feeling calm and patient.  Better yet, take those extra minutes to walk or bike with your child to school.  You’ll all get a bit of fresh air and start your day together with a nice conversation.  We’ll all be healthier and safer.

Warmest regards,
Heather Schultz
PTA President

Library Important Dates

Please pay attention to some IMPORTANT upcoming LIBRARY DATES:

Thursday, May 19: Last Day of Checkout

Thursday, May 26: All Books Due & Payments Due

Friday, May 27: All Books for Book Exchange Due

Tuesday, May 31 12:40-3:30 PM: 5 Parent Volunteers Needed for Sorting Books

for the Book Exchange

Wednesday, June 1: Dress as Your Favorite Storybook Character Day

Wednesday, June 1: All day (shifts ok), at least 3 parents needed all day to help

assist students, replenish books, and clean up

May 30 & 31 and June 2, 6, 7 and 8: Parents needed to help shelf-read the

library to ensure library is in correct order prior to summer. Many people needed.

Schedule is very flexible.

Book Exchange

This year we will hold our first annual Book Exchange on Wednesday June 1. The Book Exchange gives children at all grade levels an opportunity to donate books and take home other gently used books for summer reading. 

What you can do to help:

Please help your children go through their books at home. The books to be donated should be placed in a bag marked “Book Exchange” and left in the office, classrooms, or brought to the library. 

What kinds of books can be donated?

1. Books must be in readable condition (no torn or missing pages and no coloring over illustrations)

2. Books must be appropriate for elementary students (no board books, high school or adult books)

3. Books can be in other languages.

4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

5. Please do not bring in magazines.

6. We especially need books at the 4th and 5th grade levels (challenging chapter books)

7. “Beginning Chapter” books can be in sort supply too. (Thin chapter books such as Geronimo Stilton, Andrew Lost, Junie B. Jones, Secrets of Droon, etc. are very popular!) 

Please have your child tell his or her teacher how many books were donated. Each class will keep track of the number of books donated and will determine how many books each student in the class may take prior to coming to the Book Exchange. (Formula used: Total # of class books divided by # of students in the class = number of books per student + one bonus book) Every child will take home at least 2 books. Thanks for supporting the Book Exchange! (Please give as generously as possible.) 

All books need to arrive by Friday, May 27. It would be a HUGE help if you could start sending your books now. It’s easier to sort small groups of books at a time.

 • We need a group of parent volunteers to help setup for the book exchange on Tuesday, May 31 from 12:40-3:30 PM and clean up on Wednesday, June 1st from 1:30-3:30pm. We also need extra help all that do. Please email or call Laura if you can help. (llosier@pausd.org or 856-1672)

LAST WEEK to Turn in Box Top$

Will Your Class Win the Ice Cream Party?  This is the final week to turn in your BoxTop$ for Education.  Bundle up your BoxTop$ into Ziploc bags, 50 BoxTop$ per baggie.  Label the bag with your classroom number and turn it in to your teacher or the front office.  If you have fewer than 50 BoxTop$, still turn them in.  Just write the number of BoxTop$ contained on the baggie and your room number.  You have until Friday, May 27, to collect and hand them in.  The winning classroom gets ice cream in June!

Share Your Feedback and Great Ideas with the PTA

Time is running out to complete the very short PTA Survey and tell us what you want from PTA social and fundraising events and programs.   There are only 10 questions and only the first 100 responses will be counted (the limitations of the free Survey Monkey level) so find a few minutes today to click here to complete the survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JHZ6KTM

The International Fair was a great success!

We had booths  from Germany, India, Thailand, Holland, Vietnam, Turkey, France, Mexico,  Italy, USA, Israel, Japan and Russia. Though the weather was unpredictable, Palo Verde was bustling with people, old and young. We  also had performances by Ballet Folklorico de Oro, Basmati Raas, Shaolin Kung Fu. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to the International Fair volunteers! Alma Mendoza, Pareeja Virek, Liliana  Briseno, Ritu Das, Pak Panitchpakdi, Boris & Simone Schubert, Diane  Jakubowski, Maarten Lansberg, Angie Harshfield, Tatiana Toloknora,  Heather Shultz, Carleen Ho, Anna Linetsky, Mayumi Kikuhara, Mimi Truong, Mariya Starostina, Girl Scout Troup #60801, Bina Shah, Krishna Varia, Deepika Thukral, Johanna Bouyer, Anne Loviton, Anne-Sophie Laboisse, Thuong Luu, Hung Nguyen, Nam Truong, Michal & Avi Yaron, Ira  Livneh, Carmela Gries, Maria Lam & Michael Loran.

On a separate note, if you lost anything during the International  fair, do let us (Kala Mehta or Ani Gnanalingam) know. And check your kids’ pockets and see if they  accidentally came home with something from the International Fair.  Missing items include: a di (singular dice) with a star on it.

— Ani Gnanalingam & Kala Mehta Lansberg

Movie Night for Malawi

Room 18 will be hosting a “Movie Night for Malawi” on Friday, June 3rd from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.  Despicable Me will be shown on the big screen at Palo Verde!  Bring a comfy seat, like a bean bag, beach blanket or small beach chair, and relax…

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Kasimu Education Fund which has helped to build school buildings, feed children, provide micro-business loans to community members to create a local, self-sustaining economy, etc.  Room 18 students have been touched by the story of the children and all year have chosen to raise and donate money to KEF. 

Suggested donation for entry is $10 or $25 for a family.  Pizza, salad, nachos, smoothies, and baked goods will all be available for very reasonable purchase.  Tickets for the evening will be on sale at recess and lunch next week.  There will also be the opportunity to purchase tickets through the office.  A note will be sent home to all students on Monday the 23rd.

News: May 13, 2011

Calendar

May 13 — Spirit Day – Eagle Gear

May 15 — International Fair, 3-5:30pm

May 17 — Open House & Family Picnic, 6pm

May 19 — Talent Show, 6:30pm

May 26 — All Library Books Due

May 27 — Last Day for Book Exchange Donations & Box Tops

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Dear Palo Verde Families,

I hope to see all of you this Sunday during Palo Verde’s International Fair.  Kala and Ani and their team have put together a fabulous event for our community.  In addition to the numerous country booths to tour, there will be several professional cultural performances.  It will be a thrilling afternoon!  Your family can tour the world without leaving the schoolyard and stay for an easy dinner option as well.  The cultural booths, activities, and performances are sponsored by the PTA and free of charge.

Tuesday evening, families will gather again for a casual school-wide picnic dinner before viewing classrooms during Open House Night.  Your students and teachers are proud to show off the year’s work, and everyone loves peeking into next year’s classes as well.  Thursday evening, Palo Verde has even more reasons to be proud as our talented students take to the stage for the Talent Show.  Kudos to Mrs. Ghiorso for organizing this great evening of home-grown entertainment!

So many fun events for the whole family!

 -Heather Schultz

International Fair

The world comes to Palo Verde at the Palo Verde International Fair on Sunday, May 15th!! Take a journey through Thailand, Holland, Russia, Italy, India, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, USA, Mexico, Turkey, Israel and more.  Booths open at 3pm.

3:00-4:15pm kids visiting booths & ‘stamping passports’

4:15-5:00pm cultural performances ( this will be a fun surprise for all! )

5:00-5:30pm dinner for purchase

Please sign up outside your child’s classroom so that we have an accurate count of food for purchase. Food will be brought in from Buca di Peppo: Pasta, Sauce ( veg and meat ), Salad and Bread. Each plate will be $5.

Contact Kala Mehta 650 739 0506 or Ani Gnanalingam 650 857 9026 if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

Palo Verde Open House & Picnic – Tuesday, May 17

All our classrooms will be open from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for family viewing following the picnic on Tuesday, May 17. Come see all the amazing work your students have done this year. Check out what it’s like in next year’s grade level. The teachers and students prepare all year for this showcase evening.

Pack up your kids, a beach blanket and a picnic dinner and join the whole Palo Verde family for a school wide picnic on May 17. It’s a great time for a casual gathering in the midst of this busy month.

Palo Verde’s Fifth Annual Talent Show!

Thursday May 19 – 6:30 PM in the MP Room

Come see all of our wonderful talented students!

Hope to see you there!

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders

The ordered items were passed out to the kids on Tuesday. If you didn’t receive your items or if you have any questions about your order please email Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) asap.

Entering Kinders Party

$15     Sunday, June 5, 2-5pm

As a fundraiser for the Palo Verde PTA, Emily Jaquette and Callie Turk are hosting an “Entering Kinders” Party.  We will have a jumpy house, some games to help the kids get to know each other, and some snacks.  Parents are welcome to stick around and get to know each other too. To help make sure the kids get to know their new classmates, the party is for entering kinders only (no older or younger siblings, please). Space is limited, but if you’re interested, contact ebreuner at gmail dot com.

Share Your Feedback and Great Ideas with the PTA

The incoming 2011-2012 PTA Board is in the early stages of planning for next year and would like feedback and ideas from YOU, the parent community. 

Palo Verde PTA members volunteer many hours and raise funds to support classrooms, provide enrichment activities and events, encourage communication, and develop community among the families of Palo Verde students.  We want to make sure these efforts continue to be reflective of the needs of the students and families of Palo Verde. 

We truly appreciate your time in taking a short ten question survey.  Your detailed responses will help us improve existing programs and generate new ideas for the coming year.  The survey is specific to Palo Verde PTA social and fundraising goals, activities, and events which are separate from PiE (Palo Alto Partners in Education).

Please click here to complete the Survey Monkey survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JHZ6KTM

The survey is completely anonymous.  However, if you wish to be contacted for more discussion or to share your ideas in more depth, please leave your name in the optional last question at the end of the survey.  Thank you!

New Family Welcoming Committee:

We are looking for families who would like to be mentors to new families coming to Palo Verde for the next school year. This would be for families of 1st to 5st graders as there is a separate committee for the Kindergartners. You will be paired with one or 2 families and your only job will be to welcome them and make them part of the Palo Verde community. We will also organize a few events throughout the day (coffee, park outing, etc.). To sign up or for more information contact Katie Renati at windkatie at gmail.com or (650) 856-6005.

News: May 6, 2011

Calendar:

 May 7 – May Fete Parade, 9:30am, Downtown Palo Alto

May 11 — Principal’s Coffee, 8 am

May 13 – Spirit Day – Eagle Gear

May 15 — International Fair, 3-5:30pm

May 17 — Open House & Family Picnic, 6pm

May 19 – Talent Show

Palo Verde PTA and School News 

May Voice is Here

Please look for your copy of the Voice in today’s Friday Folder. 

MAY FETE Parade, May 7th

Come show your school spirit and join Palo Verde in the parade.  It’s a great opportunity to walk with our Palo Verde eagle mascot, help carry our banner & pull our float. Our float is a ship this year & we’ll be The Palo Verde Treasure Seekers (this year’s theme is “Books are Hidden Treasures – Dig in!”)

Please wear your Spirit Gear, the school colors (blue & white), or dress up as a pirate or captain of a ship. Kids will be marching together & we’ll have some signs for them to carry (made by the kids during noon art this week). Parents can bring wheeled- transportation such as wagons for their little ones but please let’s have the older kids march together so that we have enough space for the float, banner & eagle. Motorized vehicles, commercial or political materials, & leafleting are not allowed in the parade.

  • Meeting Time: NO later than 9:30 AM (please leave plenty of time to find parking & our staging area)
  • Meeting Location: Emerson St. between University & Lytton (Palo Verde is staging number #57)
  • Parking: Parking will be available at City Hall or anywhere outside of the staging area & parade route. Carpooling is encouraged. 

We hope to see you there!

Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday Morning

We hope you’ll join us for a cup of coffee and a little chat time on Wednesday morning, May 11 at 8am.  Stay an extra 15 minutes after dropping off the kids.  The weekly assembly will start your day with a smile. 

Spirit Day – Eagle Gear

Next Friday, May 13, put on your Palo Verde Eagle Gear or deck yourself in Blue & White.  Show off those school colors and show off your school pride!