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eNews: December 21, 2016

Calendar

December

   19  – Jan. 2   Winterbreak, No School

January 2017

    6       Morning Assembly Principal’s Coffee

      Project Cornerstone Training
    7       Palo Verde PTA Ice Skating Social
    16     MLK Day – No School
    18     Science Night
Click  here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.
Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
 
From Last Week
SCIENCE NIGHT! Wed Jan 18th, 6-8pm in the MP Room
Come one, come all and have fun at Science Night on Wed Jan 18th from 6-8pm in the MP Room!
Did you know:
  • You can carry a rainbow in your hand?
  • A Marshmallow Man can grow and shrink?
  • Light can bend around corners?
All this and more at Science Night!  See you there!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please email: Denise White dwhite@pausd.org if you can help out!
Palo Alto Girls Softball
Sign up your player NOW for another fun season of learning skills, improving hand-eye coordination, having fun,and making new friends playing Palo Alto Girls Softball!  Coming off a successful Summer and fun Fall season, we’re looking forward to a great Spring season!  Grab a friend and join in the fun!  For more details and information, please visit our website: http://www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org/
SCHOOL SPIRIT
Palo Verde Eagles Practice Kindness & Inclusion!
The year has been off to a great start for the staff and students!  By the time we leave for Winter Break our volunteers will have read and discussed 3 books in every classroom. These books focused on:
-Using body language to Stand Tall!
-Choosing Kindness
-Identifying Caring Adults in your life
-Accepting and Understanding Differences and Including Others
-Noticing, naming, and celebrating people who are UPstanders (standing up for what is right)
Our hope is that every child at Palo Verde will be inspired to be an UPstander and learn how a caring school is created through Kindness and Inclusion for all.
In addition to daily acts of kindness seen all around our community, we’ve had a couple of special events to celebrate kindness and inclusion. In October we had a really great Unity Day where the students wrote some really powerful messages on our Black Top in Chalk around the Inclusion Theme.  Some of my favorites included, “Be kind.  It’s OK to be different.”, “Be an UPstander.”, “No matter how big or small, remember to Stand Tall!”, and “Stand Together!”
 Also, we are celebrating Inclusive Schools Week Dec. 5-9th! Teachers will be talking about inclusiveness in their classrooms, and we will be celebrating on the playground during recess and lunch. This week is a time to celebrate how far we have come in including all students in public education. It is also an opportunity to talk about ways we can work together to continue to improve our ability to successfully include all children. Please talk with your children at home about ways they can help our community to continue to be more inclusive each and every day. For more information about inclusive schools week, you can go to http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusive-schools-week/
We hope everyone has a wonderful and restful holiday season and that you will see the power of the lessons of Kindness and Inclusion that we teach in the classroom pouring out of your children during this season of celebration.
Sincerely,
Hillary Miller, Principal &
Your ABC Project Cornerstone Leadership Team
Kimberly Bell, Anne Marie Hallada, Esther Lee, Laam Wong
P.S.  Like Dancing?  Come and join us on Wednesday Dec. 14th for lunch (11:50-12:30) as we dance and celebrate Kindness and Inclusion! Call or text Anne Marie Hallada at 650-815-6524.
The Goal of Project Cornerstone is to empower students, parents, and school staff to improve school climate, reduce bullying, and create vibrant, caring communities of learners. The lessons promote tolerance, respect for diversity, empathy, peaceful conflict resolution, and how to take a stand against bullying.
Palo Verde  Ice Skating Party

The Palo Verde IceSkatingParty is January 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Winter Lodge. Parents and siblings are welcome to skate, too!

The cost is $20 per skater, which covers the skate rental, dinner & drinks.   We have a NEW online registration/waiver system:   https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/iceskating2017/ 
Please don’t forget to register early –>the deadline to register is January 4th!
Day of, please bring a sweet treat or drinks to share!
Have a question or want to volunteer? Contact Kala Mehta Lansberg at kala.mehta23 at gmail dot com
Palo Verde PTA Annual Second Harvest Food Drive- Coming Soon!
The Palo Verde PTA Annual Food Drive team is working with the Second Harvest Food Bank to set up a food drive at our school. It has been tentatively scheduled for mid-January. Please watch this space and the enews for more information. For more information and to help out, please contact Nora Matta, norabro at aol dot com and
Ready to order your holiday cards?
EARN 13% FOR OUR SCHOOL AT SHUTTERFLY AND TINY PRINTS.
We are excited to announce a fundraiser program for our school. When you shop through our Shutterfly Storefront with the link below, Shutterfly will donate 13% of your purchase back to our school. Order your holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts and earn money for our school. Shop the link below today and help our school:
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD
 
Estimados Padres de Familia de PAUSD:
Si usted, familiares, amigos o conocidos se sienten con temor, inseguros o confuso acerca de los argumentos postulados en contra de los inmigrantes ilegales por el presidente electo de los E.U., el Sr. Donald Trump, este evento, es de gran interés para usted, donde usted aprenderá herramientas, recursos, sus derechos y contestaran a todas sus preguntas.
INMIGRANTES ALIADOS EN 2017. SENTIRSE SEGUROS EN UNA NUEVA ERA
JUEVES 19 DE ENERO, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
TEATRO CUBBERLEY, 4000 MIDDLEFIELD, PALO ALTO
Interpretación simultánea en español y se ofrecerá el cuidado de los niños.
Para más detalles se incluye el panfleto en este correo.
Atentamente,
Claudia Quiroga
Parent Liasion at Palo Verde Elementary School
Parent Liaison
PTAC
Community 
**NEW**2nd edition of Palo Alto Roots Literary magazine looking for editors and submissions
Mon, Dec 19, 5 – 6 pm, Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto
Dear Palo Alto Students, come to learn about how to join PA Roots, Palo Alto’s teen literary magazine, as an editor and staff member.  Gain real-life publication experience, get your work published, and support teen literature and arts in the Palo Alto community.  PA Roots is supported by a grant from Bryant Street Garage Fund and the City of Palo Alto, and was featured in a July article of Palo Alto Weekly   http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/07/08/pa-roots-gives-local-teens-a-voice.  Dinner will be provided.  For RSVP, questions and submissions of written or art work, email paloaltoroots@gmail.com.
**NEW**The 21st Annual Juana Run 8k/5k Run & Walk RACES!
Early online registration discount! Get $5 off any race registration with promo code EARLY2017 now until December 31. Go to https://raceroster.com/events/ 2017/10852/juana-run-2017  The race is Saturday February 25, 2017.  You can choose from 8K run, a 5K fun run & walk (costumes encouraged!), a 1-mile race, and kids races – all the races are through the streets of the Barron Park neighborhood.  Pancake breakfast and cool t-shirts!  Proceeds donated to West Valley Track Club, Gunn High Sports Boosters, and Juana Briones and Terman PTAs.  For other race info http://www.juanarun.org
**NEW**Tai Chi (Chinese martial art) Class
Sat, Jan7-Mar 11, 2:15-3:15PM (10 classes total), Dance Studio, Gunn High School
This course is taught by a junior at Gunn High School. As a member of the US team, she won two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2nd World Taijiquan Championships in Warsaw, Poland. She will teach 24 simplified Tai Chi styles. All profits will be donated to the Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto. Details/Sign up: http://www.siliconvalleyyouth.com/classes/2017/taichi.php.  Contact: svyouth1@gmail.com
**NEW**Tickets Now Available for Anne Lamott
Sat Mar 4, 9:30am-12:30pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Join us in conversation with award-winning author Anne Lamott.  Tickets on sale now for the 2017 Mothers Symposium, a morning retreat for mothers with children of all ages to reflect on the profound undertaking of motherhood. Special Early Bird pricing:  “Bring a Friend” and save $20 when you buy two tickets.  Co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.  For tickets and information visit http://www.motherssymposium.org/
Monthly Parent Support Meetings
Mon, Jan 9 10 AM – 12 PM,  Los Altos Library (Conference Room), 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
A chance to ask questions and share ideas/resources with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. Parents with students of all ages are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality.
Thank you.
KKG & JHH
DIY Holiday Crafts
Tue, Dec. 20, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

Teen Tuesday DIY Holiday Crafts! Join us for DIY crafts that you can give to friends and family just in time for the holidays. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide all the supplies. Keep all your creations.

Afternoon Adventure: Winter Craftertoons
Wed, Dec 21, 3:30 – 5 PM, Mitchell Park Library 3700 Middlefield Rd.

Join us for an afternoon of crafts, snacks, and winter themed cartoons. Please register for this event on the library website.

Harry Potter Yule Ball
Fri, Dec 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

Ring in the New Year with a Harry Potter-style Yule Ball! DJ Kevin will be spinning great tunes all evening. Formal attire is encouraged but not required. Please register for this event on the library website.

 
Visit the Art Center over the holidays!
This year, the Art Center will be open the week between Christmas and New Years. Visit Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check out our current exhibition The Butterfly Effect: Art in 1970s California and create your own 1970s poster in our nook! For details, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter, email artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org or call 650.329.2366.
Gunn Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
Sun, Dec 18, 5:30 pm, at the Paly Performing Arts Center 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Kick off your winter break with a festive evening of holiday singing with the Gunn High School Chamber Singers!  All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for the Gunn Choir tour to Ireland next June. Tickets are $10 general admission and will be available at the door.  See you there! 

 
Kids and Teens Writing Contest
Entries accepted Dec 1, 2016-Jan 8 2017
Kids and teens grades 3-12 are invited to enter the library’s annual writing contest! In 500 words or less, essays should answer the question “what would you do with a billion dollars?”. Entries should be submitted online at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library
Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016
Sun, Dec 4 &11, Sat Dec 10, 1 pm & 4 pm, Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Av., Woodside CA
Dancers Repertory Sun Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, a delightful dance-theatre event that will enchant audiences of all ages! Based on the Clement C. Moore poem, the show includes Santa and his magical sleigh, prancing reindeer, dancing mice, twirling toys, and a cast of over 80 children and adults.  Palo Alto students will be performing this season!
Don’t miss this delightful holiday tradition!  Ticket prices are $15 child/senior and $25 for adults; all seats reserved.  More information at ‘ http://www.twasthenight.org/
It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker!
December 9-11 and 16-18 / Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton CA
Menlowe Ballet, the premier professional ballet company on the peninsula based in Menlo Park, presents its encore presentation of the full-length story ballet, It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker. Conceived by Artistic Director Michael Lowe, It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker is set to the original beloved Tchaikovsky score and updated with inspiration from the 1940’s Frank Capra film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, bringing the two most heralded holiday classics together on one stage.  With all themagic of a traditional Nutcracker, this heartwarming contemporary version is packed full of surprises you won’t want to miss!  Palo Alto students will be performing!  Tickets are available at http://www.menloweballet.org/
Family Holiday Volunteering
If you’re looking for a way to get your family into the holiday spirit by helping others, check out http://familyholidayhelpers. org, a non-profit web site created by a mom of two PAUSD students to help families find local volunteering opportunities during the holiday season. There are a variety of local opportunities for families, such as prepping/serving food for Thanksgiving, working a shift at a food bank or holiday warehouse, or donating food or gifts for those in need. Happy volunteering!
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) Opens its 51st Season!
Sun Dec 18, 3pm Holiday Extravaganza (Senior Orchestra), Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto.
Admission is FREE except for the Holiday Extravaganza (Adults $10, 18 & under FREE)
Award-winning youth orchestra PACO’s Senior Orchestra will open its season with music by Handel, Britten and more. There is something for everyone at PACO concerts from small ensemble pieces to orchestra music as these dedicated musicians present an extraordinary passion for music making! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Extravaganza with guest performers from the Pacific Ballet Academy and Cantabile Youth Singers. More info and compete line-up of concerts on the 2016-17 season brochure or visitwww.pacomusic.org.
Ongoing Brain Study on Executive Function Skills
Looking for children ages 7-11 with a diagnosis of ADHD or with no diagnoses to participate in a study exploring changes in brain function in response to a novel neurofeedback training. Participation involves 6 sessions of neurofeedback training and 2 sessions of behavioral assessments. Contact Lindsay Chromik at lchromik@stanford.edu or 650-724-2939 for more information or to enroll. For general information regarding participant rights, contact 1- 866-680-2906.
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:30am – 1pm, Redwood City
Registration Open:Let your 7-10 year old boy test-drive this ‘best choir of the Peninsula’ for himself at a free half-day SingFest minicamp. Low-key, no-obligation auditions are integrated into the morning; no previous singing experience needed. Boys offered Ragazzi membership start rehearsing in January, 2017. Beginning groups meet once a week for choral singing and theory instruction. Ragazzi’s proven, award-winning program is sequential and performance-based. Ragazzi performs its own concert series, sings the National Anthem at a spring SF Giants game, tours domestically and internationally, and collaborates with other prestigious Bay Area arts organizations. Minicamp is free, but advance registration is required at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/singfest/. Can’t make it to SingFest but want to audition?  Go to http://ragazzi.org/join-us/book-audition/
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ Music and Movement classes open
Mondays, 3:15 and 4:15 sessions, Jan. 30 – May. 8, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City
Register Now:  Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging classes for active young boys are now open. It’s a great option for boys not quite old enough for Ragazzi’s main program. This class is tailored for boys ages 5-7 with little or no previous musical experience. A child-developmental approach fosters boys’ creativity and curiosity. Students explore rhythm games, channel their energy through music learning and learn concepts they can apply in any musical setting.  $260 for 13 weeks; early-bird and sibling discounts. Contact ragazzi@ragazzi.org, 650-342-8785. Register & more info at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/music-movement/
 
 
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eNews: December 14, 2016

 Calendar

December

   16     Minimum Day
   19  – Jan. 2   Winterbreak, No School

January 2017
    6       Morning Assembly Principal’s Coffee

      Project Cornerstone Training
    7       Palo Verde PTA Ice Skating Social
    16     MLK Day – No School
    18     Science Night
Click  here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.
Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
SCIENCE NIGHT! Wed Jan 18th, 6-8pm in the MP Room
Come one, come all and have fun at Science Night on Wed Jan 18th from 6-8pm in the MP Room!
Did you know:
  • You can carry a rainbow in your hand?
  • A Marshmallow Man can grow and shrink?
  • Light can bend around corners?
All this and more at Science Night!  See you there!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please email: Denise White dwhite@pausd.org if you can help out!
Palo Alto Girls Softball
Sign up your player NOW for another fun season of learning skills, improving hand-eye coordination, having fun,and making new friends playing Palo Alto Girls Softball!  Coming off a successful Summer and fun Fall season, we’re looking forward to a great Spring season!  Grab a friend and join in the fun!  For more details and information, please visit our website: http://www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org/
From Last Week
SCHOOL SPIRIT
Palo Verde Eagles Practice Kindness & Inclusion!
The year has been off to a great start for the staff and students!  By the time we leave for Winter Break our volunteers will have read and discussed 3 books in every classroom. These books focused on:
-Using body language to Stand Tall!
-Choosing Kindness
-Identifying Caring Adults in your life
-Accepting and Understanding Differences and Including Others
-Noticing, naming, and celebrating people who are UPstanders (standing up for what is right)
Our hope is that every child at Palo Verde will be inspired to be an UPstander and learn how a caring school is created through Kindness and Inclusion for all.
In addition to daily acts of kindness seen all around our community, we’ve had a couple of special events to celebrate kindness and inclusion. In October we had a really great Unity Day where the students wrote some really powerful messages on our Black Top in Chalk around the Inclusion Theme.  Some of my favorites included, “Be kind.  It’s OK to be different.”, “Be an UPstander.”, “No matter how big or small, remember to Stand Tall!”, and “Stand Together!”
 Also, we are celebrating Inclusive Schools Week Dec. 5-9th! Teachers will be talking about inclusiveness in their classrooms, and we will be celebrating on the playground during recess and lunch. This week is a time to celebrate how far we have come in including all students in public education. It is also an opportunity to talk about ways we can work together to continue to improve our ability to successfully include all children. Please talk with your children at home about ways they can help our community to continue to be more inclusive each and every day. For more information about inclusive schools week, you can go to http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusive-schools-week/
We hope everyone has a wonderful and restful holiday season and that you will see the power of the lessons of Kindness and Inclusion that we teach in the classroom pouring out of your children during this season of celebration.
Sincerely,
Hillary Miller, Principal &
Your ABC Project Cornerstone Leadership Team
Kimberly Bell, Anne Marie Hallada, Esther Lee, Laam Wong
P.S.  Like Dancing?  Come and join us on Wednesday Dec. 14th for lunch (11:50-12:30) as we dance and celebrate Kindness and Inclusion! Call or text Anne Marie Hallada at 650-815-6524.
The Goal of Project Cornerstone is to empower students, parents, and school staff to improve school climate, reduce bullying, and create vibrant, caring communities of learners. The lessons promote tolerance, respect for diversity, empathy, peaceful conflict resolution, and how to take a stand against bullying.
Looking for new homes for Mrs Black’s guinea pigs
Looking for two separate homes for “Sheldon” and “Leonard” two 3 month old guinea pigs. They need to be separated because although they love snuggles, being read to and held by kids and adults, they are both dominating in nature and should be separated. Please contact mrs.black by email or phone.
She is looking to find homes before the break!
kblack@pausd.org, (650) 339-4045
Palo Verde  Ice Skating Party
The Palo Verde IceSkatingParty is January 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Winter Lodge. Parents and siblings are welcome to skate, too!

The cost is $20 per skater, which covers the skate rental, dinner & drinks.   We have a NEW online registration/waiver system:   https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/iceskating2017/ 
Please don’t forget to register early –>the deadline to register is January 4th!
Day of, please bring a sweet treat or drinks to share!
Have a question or want to volunteer? Contact Kala Mehta Lansberg at kala.mehta23 at gmail dot com
Palo Verde PTA Annual Second Harvest Food Drive- Coming Soon!
The Palo Verde PTA Annual Food Drive team is working with the Second Harvest Food Bank to set up a food drive at our school. It has been tentatively scheduled for mid-January. Please watch this space and the enews for more information. For more information and to help out, please contact Nora Matta, norabro at aol dot com and
Ready to order your holiday cards?
EARN 13% FOR OUR SCHOOL AT SHUTTERFLY AND TINY PRINTS.
We are excited to announce a fundraiser program for our school. When you shop through our Shutterfly Storefront with the link below, Shutterfly will donate 13% of your purchase back to our school. Order your holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts and earn money for our school. Shop the link below today and help our school:
 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD
PTAC
Community 
DIY Holiday Crafts
Tue, Dec. 20, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd

Teen Tuesday DIY Holiday Crafts! Join us for DIY crafts that you can give to friends and family just in time for the holidays. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide all the supplies. Keep all your creations.

Afternoon Adventure: Winter Craftertoons
Wed, Dec 21, 3:30 – 5 PM, Mitchell Park Library 3700 Middlefield Rd.

Join us for an afternoon of crafts, snacks, and winter themed cartoons. Please register for this event on the library website.

Harry Potter Yule Ball
Fri, Dec 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

Ring in the New Year with a Harry Potter-style Yule Ball! DJ Kevin will be spinning great tunes all evening. Formal attire is encouraged but not required. Please register for this event on the library website.

 
Visit the Art Center over the holidays!
This year, the Art Center will be open the week between Christmas and New Years. Visit Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check out our current exhibition The Butterfly Effect: Art in 1970s California and create your own 1970s poster in our nook! For details, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter, email artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org or call 650.329.2366.
Gunn Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
Sun, Dec 18, 5:30 pm, at the Paly Performing Arts Center 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Kick off your winter break with a festive evening of holiday singing with the Gunn High School Chamber Singers!  All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for the Gunn Choir tour to Ireland next June. Tickets are $10 general admission and will be available at the door.  See you there! 

 
Kids and Teens Writing Contest
Entries accepted Dec 1, 2016-Jan 8 2017
Kids and teens grades 3-12 are invited to enter the library’s annual writing contest! In 500 words or less, essays should answer the question “what would you do with a billion dollars?”. Entries should be submitted online at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library
Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016
Sun, Dec 4 &11, Sat Dec 10, 1 pm & 4 pm, Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Av., Woodside CA
Dancers Repertory Sun Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, a delightful dance-theatre event that will enchant audiences of all ages! Based on the Clement C. Moore poem, the show includes Santa and his magical sleigh, prancing reindeer, dancing mice, twirling toys, and a cast of over 80 children and adults.  Palo Alto students will be performing this season!
Don’t miss this delightful holiday tradition!  Ticket prices are $15 child/senior and $25 for adults; all seats reserved.  More information at ‘ http://www.twasthenight.org/
It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker!
December 9-11 and 16-18 / Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton CA
Menlowe Ballet, the premier professional ballet company on the peninsula based in Menlo Park, presents its encore presentation of the full-length story ballet, It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker. Conceived by Artistic Director Michael Lowe, It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker is set to the original beloved Tchaikovsky score and updated with inspiration from the 1940’s Frank Capra film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, bringing the two most heralded holiday classics together on one stage.  With all themagic of a traditional Nutcracker, this heartwarming contemporary version is packed full of surprises you won’t want to miss!  Palo Alto students will be performing!  Tickets are available at http://www.menloweballet.org/
Family Holiday Volunteering
If you’re looking for a way to get your family into the holiday spirit by helping others, check out http://familyholidayhelpers. org, a non-profit web site created by a mom of two PAUSD students to help families find local volunteering opportunities during the holiday season. There are a variety of local opportunities for families, such as prepping/serving food for Thanksgiving, working a shift at a food bank or holiday warehouse, or donating food or gifts for those in need. Happy volunteering!
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) Opens its 51st Season!
Sun Dec 18, 3pm Holiday Extravaganza (Senior Orchestra), Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto.
Admission is FREE except for the Holiday Extravaganza (Adults $10, 18 & under FREE)
Award-winning youth orchestra PACO’s Senior Orchestra will open its season with music by Handel, Britten and more. There is something for everyone at PACO concerts from small ensemble pieces to orchestra music as these dedicated musicians present an extraordinary passion for music making! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Extravaganza with guest performers from the Pacific Ballet Academy and Cantabile Youth Singers. More info and compete line-up of concerts on the 2016-17 season brochure or visitwww.pacomusic.org.
Ongoing Brain Study on Executive Function Skills
Looking for children ages 7-11 with a diagnosis of ADHD or with no diagnoses to participate in a study exploring changes in brain function in response to a novel neurofeedback training. Participation involves 6 sessions of neurofeedback training and 2 sessions of behavioral assessments. Contact Lindsay Chromik at lchromik@stanford.edu or 650-724-2939 for more information or to enroll. For general information regarding participant rights, contact 1- 866-680-2906.
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:30am – 1pm, Redwood City
Registration Open:Let your 7-10 year old boy test-drive this ‘best choir of the Peninsula’ for himself at a free half-day SingFest minicamp. Low-key, no-obligation auditions are integrated into the morning; no previous singing experience needed. Boys offered Ragazzi membership start rehearsing in January, 2017. Beginning groups meet once a week for choral singing and theory instruction. Ragazzi’s proven, award-winning program is sequential and performance-based. Ragazzi performs its own concert series, sings the National Anthem at a spring SF Giants game, tours domestically and internationally, and collaborates with other prestigious Bay Area arts organizations. Minicamp is free, but advance registration is required at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/singfest/. Can’t make it to SingFest but want to audition?  Go to http://ragazzi.org/join-us/book-audition/
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ Music and Movement classes open
Mondays, 3:15 and 4:15 sessions, Jan. 30 – May. 8, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City
Register Now:  Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging classes for active young boys are now open. It’s a great option for boys not quite old enough for Ragazzi’s main program. This class is tailored for boys ages 5-7 with little or no previous musical experience. A child-developmental approach fosters boys’ creativity and curiosity. Students explore rhythm games, channel their energy through music learning and learn concepts they can apply in any musical setting.  $260 for 13 weeks; early-bird and sibling discounts. Contact ragazzi@ragazzi.org, 650-342-8785. Register & more info at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/music-movement/

eNews: September 28, 2016

Calendar
September
26-30   Books Inc, Book Fair
28        Walk-a-thon
October
1          Julia Robinson Math Festival
3-6       Walk and Roll Week
7          Staff Development, No School
11, 13  Children’s Theater Auditions

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

 

New This Week
 
WALK-a-THON is Today!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Who:       All Palo Verde Students
When:     Wednesday September 28
9:10   to     9:40am      K and 1st graders
9:45   to     10:10am    2nd & 3rd graders
10:35 to     10:55am    4th and 5th graders
Where:  The Blacktop at Palo Verde Elementary
What: Students will have fun walking laps around the field.
Why:    Money raised from the Walk-a-Thon will be used to help fund students’ lunchtime activities including Noon Art, Noon Games, and Walking Club.
How:    Palo Verde’s Walk-a-Thon asks for donations based on participation.
Please use the attached link to make a donation via paypal. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EJESXSYQU3K2E
There are no per-lap contributions.  Please have your student ask only people he/she knows for donations. Alternatively, donation forms can be downloaded here http://paloverde.paloaltopta.org/forms/



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@hotmail.com or Callie Turk at callie_turk@yahoo.com.
 
 

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is coming to Palo Verde!

Oct 1st
9:30-11am

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.

Hurry! Only 10 spots still available!

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

One ticket required per child attendee.
To volunteer as a table leader or just to help out, contact: Denise White <glen.denise.white@gmail.com>
Only open to Palo Verde students, K-5
This is NOT a drop-off event
Questions?  Email:  Denise White <glen.denise.white@gmail.com>
A Palo Verde PTA sponsored event!

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.com by 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!


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International Harvest Fair
Please join Palo Verde’s diverse community as it celebrates the harvest season and the many beautiful cultures that make up our community.
Palo Verde’s Harvest and International Fair
NEW Date: Sunday, October 16th from 3-5 pm
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.mehta23@gmail.com or Mirlaine Mello mirlainemello@gmail.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@yahoo.com or Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org if you would like to volunteer to lead or help with Fall Parties.
The Palo Verde Book Fair is Coming!
Our annual book fair is on September 26 – September 30, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping. Local favorite Books Inc. transforms the MP Room into our very own bookstore with an incredible selection of books perfect for our students, families and friends.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
  1. A fantastic opportunity to support our PTA – proceeds from the book fair support our library and other needs
  2. Teacher-selected wish lists for books so you can purchase one or more as a gift for your child’s classroom
  3. Books Inc. staff will be on hand to help you find great books
  4. It’s a great place to get gifts
  5. It’s fun!
When is it?  September 26 – September 30
Monday    2-3:15pm
**Tuesday Special Extended Hours 8-11am, special Kinder hours 11:45am-12:15pm, 1-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm, special Kinder hours 11:45am- 12:15pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
** Thursday Special evening hours – join us for milk and cookies (while supplies last) while you shop 5:30-6:30pm!
Friday 8-8:30am
 
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and credit cards.
 
More Questions? Like to volunteer during the Book Fair? 
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18@gmail.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell@hotmail.com) to join the fun!
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.
The Palo Verde National Geo Bee is Here!
Where’s Timbuktu? The first modern democracy? What are bioluminescent corals? If you are a 4th or 5th grader at PV who wants to prep for the most famous national geography competition, come join this parent volunteers’ run club!
Alternate Wed Sept 14-Nov 9, 1:20-2:20, Rm16
Cost: One-time $30 to cover materials etc. Open to 4th and 5th graders.
Participants compete for Fun Bee trophy in Nov! Qualifiers early next year.
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PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum
Sat, Oct 1, 10 AM – 12 (doors open at 9:30am), Jordan Middle School (Gymnasium), 750 N. California Ave.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the candidates who are running for PAUSD School Board. This forum will focus on issues that impact outcomes for historically underrepresented families and students with special needs. Learn about candidates’ priorities and ask any questions that you have.
Childcare, light refreshments and Spanish translation provided.This forum is sponsored by Parent Advocates for Student Success, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, and the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.
Contact paloaltocac@gmail.com with any questions.
Sábado 1 de octubre de 10 am a las 12 del mediodía (las puertas se abren a las 9:30 am), Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Gimnasio
Esta es una maravillosa oportunidad para conocer a los candidatos que se postularan a la Junta Escolar PAUSD. Este foro se centrará en preguntas acerca de los resultados y el impacto para las familias históricamente subrepresentadas de estudiantes con necesidades especiales. Podra obtener información acerca de las prioridades de los candidatos y hacer cualquier pregunta que tenga. Cuidado de niños, refrescos y la traducción al español estara disponible .Este foro está patrocinado por defensores de los padres para el éxito del estudiante, el Comité Asesor de Palo Alto Comunitario para la Educación Especial, y el Consejo de Palo Alto de los ACP.
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.
Project Safety Net Meeting
Wed, Sept 28, 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 us at our next Project Safety Net (PSN) 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 is honoring September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  We will be featuring a Crisis Text Line (http://www.crisistextline.org/) that provides free crisis intervention via SMS message.  You will also hear about upcoming events and trainings.  RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-safety-net-community-collaborative-meeting-september-28-2016-tickets-26987778171
Project Safety Net (http://www.psnpaloalto.com/) is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. Sign-upfor its newsletter http://psnpaloalto.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=ad6a7bca6265d8553ffcf6de9&id=1cba511e15
Media Rules:  Healthy Connections in the Digital Age
Fri Sep 30, 7 – 8:30PM., Memorial Aud., 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. How can we effectively manage media use when the rules of engagement seem to be constantly changing? Join us to explore how adults and kids can establish healthy connections and positive relationships in the digital age. Speakers are Madeline Levine, Catherine Steiner-Adair, and Denise Pope.
Adults $10; students free. Details & tickets: http://www.challengesuccess.org/media-rules/
Paly PAC Groundbreaking Gala Celebration
Sat Oct. 1, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
Come celebrate Paly’s new Performing Arts Center! The Groundbreaking Gala will showcase students from Paly’s drama, vocal music and instrumental programs as they all perform together in this beautiful space- for the first time. Every student who is involved in Paly’s performing arts program will have at least one opportunity on stage at this very special opening. In addition, there will be several guest speakers and performers, plus intermission refreshments in the soaring main lobby. The gorgeous new facility, built thanks to a bond measure endorsed by the citizens of Palo Alto, is a state-of-the-art 25,100 square foot theatre. Designed to accommodate the three performing arts groups at Paly, it will support all 450 students per year that participate in the school’s performing arts programs. Tickets $25-$100 at http://www.palytheatre.com/tickets/ Any remaining tickets sold at the door one hour before curtain.
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
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
El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestra Fall Auditions
Aug/Sept Palo Alto
The El Camino Youth Symphony is inviting young, motivated musicians with at least one year of private lessons to audition for our preparatory orchestras! ECYS offers after-school music programs for all levels of ability, from our Chamber Players Orchestra for students just beginning their musical journey to the Senior Symphony, where players challenge themselves with professional-level repertoire. The orchestra program begins in the fall and runs through the spring, and groups meet weekly for rehearsal. Contact loribingham@ecys.org to learn about setting up an audition. Visit http://www.ecys.org for more information.
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
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
Support Gunn’s seniors and Order Your Farm Fresh Pies from Gizdich Ranch!
Order now thru Oct. 20; Pickup on Thu, Nov 3, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, Gunn High School Bat Cave
Order delicious Gizdich Ranch Pies before Oct. 20 for your holiday gatherings, and help raise funds for Gunn’s 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.  Buy an extra pie and donate it to a special teacher or staff member!  For the Gizdich Pie Order Form with more information and an order form go
Any questions?  Contact mginx@sbcglobal.net.  The Gunn 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
Sleep Study for Youth 18-21  
The Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University is recruiting 18-21 year old youth to participate in a paid research study on sleep and mood.  You and your youth will receive up to $215 for completing the study. For more information about this study, please contact  dailyrest@stanford.edu or (650) 736-2689 or go to http://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/research/dailyreststudy.html.
For general information about participant rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.
What is Sensory Motor Development? An Introduction to Occupational Therapy (all ages)
Tues, Sept 27; 7-9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Occupational therapy (OT) can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and increase their confidence and sense of accomplishment. Come meet our occupational therapist and learn how OT can help your child’s development. We will discuss:What is occupational therapy? What is sensory processing disorder? What does a motor skill delay look like? How can occupational therapy help my child? With Lisa Matudio, MS, OTR/L. $45; $30 additional parenting partner.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-sensory-motor-development-an-introduction-to-occupational-therapy-services-all-ages-registration-26428057030?ref=ebapi&utm_source=Sept+2016+Palo+Alto+Highlights&utm_campaign=PP+PA+Highlights+Sept+2016&utm_medium=email

eNews: September 21, 2016

Calendar
September
26-30   Books Inc, Book Fair
27        Third grade Bike Rodeo
28        Walk-a-thon
October
1          Julia Robinson Math Festival
3-6       Walk and Roll Week
7          Staff Development, No School
11, 13  Children’s Theater Auditions

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
 
WALK-a-THON
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Who:       All Palo Verde Students
When:     Wednesday September 28
9:10   to     9:40am      K and 1st graders
9:45   to     10:10am    2nd & 3rd graders
10:35 to     10:55am    4th and 5th graders
Where:  The Blacktop at Palo Verde Elementary
What: Students will have fun walking laps around the field.
Why:    Money raised from the Walk-a-Thon will be used to help fund students’ lunchtime activities including Noon Art, Noon Games, and Walking Club.
How:    Palo Verde’s Walk-a-Thon asks for donations based on participation.
Please use the attached link to make a donation via paypal. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EJESXSYQU3K2E
There are no per-lap contributions.  Please have your student ask only people he/she knows for donations. Alternatively, donation forms can be downloaded here http://paloverde.paloaltopta.org/forms/
Forms are also going out in this week’s Friday folders. All donation checks should be turned in to the office with the student’s donation form (in Friday folders) byWednesday, September 28. All donations are tax deductible. Checks are payable to the Palo Verde PTA. Palo Verde PTA Tax ID is: 94-6184933
What else?     Please show your Palo Verde pride by wearing Blue
Last but not least:  Everyone who participates in the Walk-a-Thon will receive a token. Donations are not required for participation.
Volunteers? Yes, please! the walk-a-thon needs volunteers to help punch cards, hand out water to the walkers and most importantly cheer on our walkers. Please contact Walking Club Chair Anna Carl at abjoring@yahoo.com to volunteer.
 
Curious About “Alice in Wonderland”? Important, New Dates for Palo Verde’s Collaboration with the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre!
Welcome to Wonderland where everything is curiouser and curiouser! This fall, the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre will work with Palo Verde 3rd through 5th graders to produce the play “Alice in Wonderland.” 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. Please jot these important dates in your calendar.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 13, After School – Auditions
Unless you have a conflict, 3rd and 4th graders should come on Tuesday and 5th graders on Thursday. 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.
Questions? Contact Laurence Kancherla at lvarlet@hotmail.com or Callie Turk at callie_turk@yahoo.com.
 
 

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is coming to Palo Verde!

Oct 1st
9:30-11am

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.

Hurry! Only 20 spots still available!

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

One ticket required per child attendee.
To volunteer as a table leader or just to help out, contact: Denise White <glen.denise.white@gmail.com>
Only open to Palo Verde students, K-5
This is NOT a drop-off event
Questions?  Email:  Denise White <glen.denise.white@gmail.com>
A Palo Verde PTA sponsored event!

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.com by 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!


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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@yahoo.com or Anjani Sarma president@pvpta.org if you would like to volunteer to lead or help with Fall Parties.
The Palo Verde Book Fair is Coming!
Our annual book fair is on September 26 – September 30, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping. Local favorite Books Inc. transforms the MP Room into our very own bookstore with an incredible selection of books perfect for our students, families and friends.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
  1. A fantastic opportunity to support our PTA – proceeds from the book fair support our library and other needs
  2. Teacher-selected wish lists for books so you can purchase one or more as a gift for your child’s classroom
  3. Books Inc. staff will be on hand to help you find great books
  4. It’s a great place to get gifts
  5. It’s fun!
When is it?  September 26 – September 30
Monday    2-3:15pm
**Tuesday Special Extended Hours 8-11am, special Kinder hours 11:45am-12:15pm, 1-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm, special Kinder hours 11:45am- 12:15pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
** Thursday Special evening hours – join us for milk and cookies (while supplies last) while you shop 5:30-6:30pm!
Friday 8-8:30am
 
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and credit cards.
 
More Questions? Like to volunteer during the Book Fair? 
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18@gmail.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell@hotmail.com) to join the fun!
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.
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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@gmail.com – Thanks!
Save the Date for Palo Verde’s Winter Ice Skating Party!
Thanks to an amazing overnight shift by Anna Carl and signup by Gans Ganapati, we have secured Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm for our party! Please save the date! To volunteer to help out at the party, please contact Kala Mehta kala.mehta23@gmail.com.
International Harvest Fair
Please join Palo Verde’s diverse community as it celebrates the harvest season and the many beautiful cultures that make up our community.
Palo Verde’s Harvest and International Fair
NEW Date: Sunday, October 16th from 3-5 pm
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~8:15 in the teacher’s lounge. If you are interested in volunteering at the fair, please contact Kala Mehta Lansberg <kala.mehta23@gmail.com> or Mirlaine Mello <mirlainemello@gmail.com>
 
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 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum
Thu, Sep 22, 7-9 pm, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto
Be educated!  The Palo Alto PTA Council and League of Women Voters have organized an opportunity for you to meet the the candidates for the PAUSD Board of Education. The Board of Education is the K-12 policy-making body for academic standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessments and accountability. Thank you to the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto for sponsoring this forum that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League and PTAC neither supports nor opposes candidates. The Candidates Forum is organized to provide equal and non-preferential opportunities for each candidate for Palo Alto Unified School Board to make short prepared statements and to answer questions written by audience members on cards provided at the event. Volunteers help make the event run smoothly.
 The entire Forum will be videotaped by Midpeninsula studios and broadcast later on community TV channels. All other recordings, visual and audio, are prohibited.
Renaming Schools Advisory Committee Community Townhall Meeting
Mon Sept 26, 6-8PM.  Location TBD
At the townhall meeting a brief overview of Palo Alto’s history will be presented, followed by a panel discussion that will provide an overview of eugenics and its history. The panelists will discuss ways in which a community can deal with racist events in its history, addressed from the present day perspective, and in the context of our public schools.  The panel will be composed of 3-4 renown history professors and experts in eugenics, some of whom have actively provided their expertise in renaming efforts at other schools.  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.
SAVE THE DATE: Monday 9/26 6-8pm, RSAC townhall, location and speaker details to be announced in next week’s eNews.
PAUSD School Board Candidate Forum
Sat, Oct 1, 10 AM – 12 (doors open at 9:30am), Jordan Middle School (Gymnasium), 750 N. California Ave.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the candidates who are running for PAUSD School Board. This forum will focus on issues that impact outcomes for historically underrepresented families and students with special needs. Learn about candidates’ priorities and ask any questions that you have.
Childcare, light refreshments and Spanish translation provided.This forum is sponsored by Parent Advocates for Student Success, the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, and the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.
Contact paloaltocac@gmail.com with any questions.
Sábado 1 de octubre de 10 am a las 12 del mediodía (las puertas se abren a las 9:30 am), Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Gimnasio
Esta es una maravillosa oportunidad para conocer a los candidatos que se postularan a la Junta Escolar PAUSD. Este foro se centrará en preguntas acerca de los resultados y el impacto para las familias históricamente subrepresentadas de estudiantes con necesidades especiales. Podra obtener información acerca de las prioridades de los candidatos y hacer cualquier pregunta que tenga. Cuidado de niños, refrescos y la traducción al español estara disponible .Este foro está patrocinado por defensores de los padres para el éxito del estudiante, el Comité Asesor de Palo Alto Comunitario para la Educación Especial, y el Consejo de Palo Alto de los ACP.
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).
PreSchool Family 70th Anniversary Celebration
Sun, Sept 25, 3-5pm, Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
PreSchool Family is turning 70.  Celebrate with classroom visits, alumni class photos, and refreshments.  Alumni and Current Families welcome. Hosted by Friends of PreSchool Family.  For more information, visit psf.pausd.org.
Project Safety Net Meeting
Wed, Sept 28, 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 us at our next Project Safety Net (PSN) 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 is honoring September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  We will be featuring a Crisis Text Line ( http://www.crisistextline.org/) that provides free crisis intervention via SMS message.  You will also hear about upcoming events and trainings.  RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-safety-net-community-collaborative-meeting-september-28-2016-tickets-26987778171
Project Safety Net (http://www.psnpaloalto.com/) is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. Sign-upfor its newsletter http://psnpaloalto.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=ad6a7bca6265d8553ffcf6de9&id=1cba511e15
Media Rules:  Healthy Connections in the Digital Age
Fri Sep 30, 7 – 8:30PM., Memorial Aud., 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Do you feel that media is all-consuming and rules your family life? Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. How can we effectively manage media use when the rules of engagement seem to be constantly changing? Join us to explore how adults and kids can establish healthy connections and positive relationships in the digital age. Speakers are Madeline Levine, Catherine Steiner-Adair, and Denise Pope.
Adults $10; students free. Details & tickets: http://www.challengesuccess.org/media-rules/
Paly PAC Groundbreaking Gala Celebration
Sat Oct. 1, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
Come celebrate Paly’s new Performing Arts Center! The Groundbreaking Gala will showcase students from Paly’s drama, vocal music and instrumental programs as they all perform together in this beautiful space- for the first time. Every student who is involved in Paly’s performing arts program will have at least one opportunity on stage at this very special opening. In addition, there will be several guest speakers and performers, plus intermission refreshments in the soaring main lobby. The gorgeous new facility, built thanks to a bond measure endorsed by the citizens of Palo Alto, is a state-of-the-art 25,100 square foot theatre. Designed to accommodate the three performing arts groups at Paly, it will support all 450 students per year that participate in the school’s performing arts programs. Tickets $25-$100 at  http://www.palytheatre.com/tickets/ Any remaining tickets sold at the door one hour before curtain.
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
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 
El Camino Youth Symphony Orchestra Fall Auditions
Aug/Sept Palo Alto
The El Camino Youth Symphony is inviting young, motivated musicians with at least one year of private lessons to audition for our preparatory orchestras! ECYS offers after-school music programs for all levels of ability, from our Chamber Players Orchestra for students just beginning their musical journey to the Senior Symphony, where players challenge themselves with professional-level repertoire. The orchestra program begins in the fall and runs through the spring, and groups meet weekly for rehearsal. Contact loribingham@ecys.org to learn about setting up an audition. Visit http://www.ecys.org for more information.
Fiery Arts Glass Weekend Workshops
Sat & Sun.  Nov. 12-13, Dec. 3-4, 2016, Jan. 7-8, Feb. 4-5, March 4-5, April 1-2, May 6-7, June 3-4 2017
9-3 pm at Palo Alto High School’s Glass Studio, 50 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto
Palo Alto High school has a glass studio and there are 2-day weekend workshops open to the public, teen students and parents. Here’s your chance to learn to blow glass at Paly.   Workshops do fill up, so, do not hesitate, sign up for a date. The workshop will focus on beginning glass blowing techniques. It’s an incredible, fun, hands-on experience.  Repeating students progress from their last session.  Advanced Sign up required. Class limit is 4, cost  $425 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School sculpture classes.  To sign up, contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass, dcamner@pausd.org
Effective and Joyful Discipline with Your Strong-Willed Child (7 – 11 years old)
Tues, Sept 20, 7- 9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Strong-willed children want to cooperate, yet they need to be approached differently than easygoing children. Rather than ending up in power struggles, break this cycle and learn how to win cooperation effectively. You can bring out the best in yourself and your children. With Cynthia Klein, BA.  $45; $30 additional parenting partner.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-and-joyful-discipline-with-your-strong-willed-child-7-11-years-registration-26426572590?ref=ebapi&utm_source=Sept+2016+Palo+Alto+Highlights&utm_campaign=PP+PA+Highlights+Sept+2016&utm_medium=email

What is Sensory Motor Development? An Introduction to Occupational Therapy (all ages)
Tues, Sept 27; 7-9 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Occupational therapy (OT) can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and increase their confidence and sense of accomplishment. Come meet our occupational therapist and learn how OT can help your child’s development. We will discuss:What is occupational therapy? What is sensory processing disorder? What does a motor skill delay look like? How can occupational therapy help my child? With Lisa Matudio, MS, OTR/L. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. Register here.:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-sensory-motor-development-an-introduction-to-occupational-therapy-services-all-ages-registration-26428057030?ref=ebapi&utm_source=Sept+2016+Palo+Alto+Highlights&utm_campaign=PP+PA+Highlights+Sept+2016&utm_medium=email

 
Society of Bookworms book club – Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
Wed, Sep 21, 4-5PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6.
Juggling Two: Your New Baby and Older Sibling (2nd trimester-newborns)
Thu, Sept 29, 7-9:00 PM, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
Growing your family can be a big adjustment.  Discuss the emotions and preparations needed for juggling the individual needs of two children.  Learn strategies for before, during, and after the new baby comes home.  Anticipate older child behaviors and nurture a healthy sibling relationship right from the start. With Heidi Emberling, MA, parent educator. $45; $30 additional parenting partner. Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juggling-two-your-new-baby-and-older-sibling-2nd-trimester-newborns-registration-26426073096?ref=ebapi&utm_source=Sept+2016+Palo+Alto+Highlights&utm_campaign=PP+PA+Highlights+Sept+2016&utm_medium=email

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

 

What exactly are Values of the Two-Year University.

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