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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

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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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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.
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PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community 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).
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.
From Last Week

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.
https://www.pausd.org/explore- pausd/board-education
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

 

eNews: November 25, 2015

Calendar
November

   25 – 27  Thanksgiving Break

December
2  PTA Coffee Social
3  Noon Games
4  PTA Board Meeting
Star Wars – The Original! at Family Movie Night
7  Noon Art
8  End of Toy Drive
10  Book Night Social: Books Inc. Fundraiser
18  Minimum Day
Dec. 21 – Jan. 3  Winter Break

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Star Wars – The Original! at Family Movie Night, December 4

A not very long time from now in an MP Room not very far away … Palo Verde families will gather to share A New Hope (or as the parents know it, simply, Star Wars).
Join us on Friday night, December 4th, at 6:30pm for this free, fun social event.  Bring a floor blanket and some pillows, wear your R2D2 pajamas, and feel free to quote along with the movie.  PTA will provide the popcorn!  Please remember:  Family Movie Night is not a drop-off event.  All young Padawans must have a Jedi Master with them.   May the force be with you!


Operation Candy 2015 Updates

Operation Candy 2015 is a fantastic success. Thank you to all the students and families, we have collected over 180 pounds of candy for the troops.  Fourth Graders in Ms. Kim’s class, Room 16, has collected over 65 pounds of candy, and is our winner classroom. We entered all Room 16 students to a raffle drawing organized by the Dental Office of Dr. Kevin Low & Dr. Whitney Lorenz and local Businesses. To our great surprise, two students from Room 16 won the raffle prizes:  a $15.00 Gift Card to Palo Alto Bicycles on University Avenue and the GRAND PRIZE of a $50.00 Gift Card to LYFE Kitchen on Hamilton Avenue.   Congratulations to our winners and to Room 16!

From Last Week

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive

Palo Verde is proud to host the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive. The Family Giving Tree partners with Bay Area social service agencies to collect specific gift wishes from children with whom they work year-round. Stop by the office starting on Mon, Nov. 9 to pick up a gift card wish to fulfill and return your new, unwrapped toys to the office by Tues, Dec 8.

You can also donate online using our virtual tree:

https://vgt.familygivingtree.org/paloverdeelementaryschool/

Together we can help make holiday wishes come true for many of our local children in need. Please contact Yael Valek (yaelcow at yahoo dot com) with any questions.

**Fall Party**
Festival of Lights Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate Hanukkah with fun crafts, delicious food, and festive activities! Create your own custom dreidel and gelt box filled with chocolate coins. Enjoy music & games with musical guest Shy Rachman. Nosh on latkes and jelly doughnuts. Light candles & schmooze with other Palo Verde families. Fun for the whole family!
Date & Time: Saturday, December 5th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Eichler Club Party Room
Price: $40 per family
Hosts: Valek Family (rm 4), Lehman Family (rms 11, 14), Teper Family (rm 5)
3 spots still available, all proceeds from ticket sales go to Palo Verde PTA:
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/2015fallparties/catalog/show/31

 

 
PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Palo Alto is having its first Hour Of Code
The week of December 7th is the Hour of Code. This will be celebrated by
PAUSD hosting its first Code Fest.
Details: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Venue: JLS

Click for Flyer info here
Registration, Schedule and FAQ at:
bit.ly/PAUSDCodeFest

It is open to everyone kindergarten and up.  Families are invited too!

Hope to see everyone there.

 

PAUSD

 

Health news information from District Nurse

+ The new immunization laws to be enacted in 2016

This is to inform you of the new California immunization laws (SB 277), where changes have been enacted in the California Health and Safety Code, which will become effective in 2016. (Click here for more info…..) 

+ Students requiring medications while at school

For the safety of all students, we would like to remind you that ALL medications that come to school MUST be brought by the parent/guardian to the front office first, with the appropriate medication form signed by the student’s physician and parent/guardian. This form will outline instructions for administration of any necessary medication to be given during school hours. This includes any prescription and/or over the counter medications.

(Click here for more info….) 

 

For more information please check out:
Guide to Immunizations Required For School Entry
Parent’s Guide to Immunizations

 

Thank you,
Carol Cannon

 

Carol Cannon, R.N.
Palo Alto Unified School District
Office line: (650) 329-3765
Internal Ext: 5345

 

 

 

Spectra Art teacher needed for: Ohlone 

 

 2 days, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 3 classes each day: 9-10, 10:30-11:30 and 12:50-1:50
 All K/1 combination classes
Classified position, credential not required
Artist with teaching experience preferred.
Contact PAUSD Art Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson at sferguson@pausd.org or 650-329-3939

 

 

Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale
Fri, Dec 4, 3-6 PM; Sat, Dec 5, 11 AM – 4 PM, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Proceeds of the sale of unique pieces of art glass made by students benefit the Fiery Arts Program at Palo Alto High School.  For more information, go to Paly Fiery Arts  http://sites.google.com/site/palyglass/

 

Community
 Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert II 
Sat, Dec 8, 8 PM, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

 

The Palo Alto Philharmonic presents Viola Night featuring Geri Actor and Mimi Dye performing the works of Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler and others. The pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 PM. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch2.php

 

Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Does your child have a diagnosis of a developmental or intellectual disability and engage in frequent problem behavior, such as aggression or self-injury? A study is being conducted study to evaluate how environmental stressors affect problem behavior in males, ages 10-18. Participation includes: 2-2.5 day visit to Stanford University, comprehensive behavioral assessment, parent interview, and non-invasive physiological measures (cortisol and heart-rate). Families will receive a full behavioral report and a $100 honorarium.  To determine your child’s eligibility for the study, please complete a brief survey: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5vVevWksrkuM8dL
Contact: Rebecca Barnett, rbarnet2@stanford.edu, 650-724-7395

 

 

Palo Alto Art Center Give Your Child a Head Start in Art Program for Pre-Schoolers
Spend quality time with your child creating art and having fun together during the My First Art Class Mini Session beginning Dec. 2. Experience five art stations with a new theme each week! Art projects are age-appropriate, allowing children the freedom to explore materials at their own pace and in their own way. Class ends on a musical note with singing and dancing.  For more information, got to https://apm.activecommunities.com/paloalto/Activity_Search/my-first-art-class-mini-session/4854
Cubberley Artists Studio Holiday Open House
Sat, Nov 21, 11 AM – 5 PM, Cubberley Community Center, at 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
The Cubberley Artists Studio Program (CASP) http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/studios/default.asp will open their working studios during the annual Holiday Open House event. In addition to meeting the artists and visiting their studios, visitors will have the opportunity to engage in artmaking activities and participate in hands-on workshops. This Holiday Open House will also feature guided drop-in tours and a special MakeX exhibition curated in collaboration with CASP artists.

 

 

Palo Alto Library –Parenting Program: Staying Connected with your Child
Thu, Dec 3, 7-8:30pm. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
This month’s topic provides tips for parents to stay connected in our digital world. The Parenting Programs are held the first Thursday of every month at Mitchell Park or Rinconada Libraries.

 

 

Palo Alto Library  — Kids and Teens Writing Contest
Tue, Dec 1. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St. and Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto Library will begin submissions for its Writing Contest. This year’s essay prompt is “Who is your hero?” Grades 2-12. Submission deadline is January 8 by 11 pm.
Palo Alto Library — Saturday Board Games
Sat, Dec 5, 10-6pm. Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave.
Enjoy a day of modern board-gaming in the Library! Teens and adults welcome-and bring your own snacks to keep fueled throughout the day! This monthly program is held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Palo Alto Library — Friday Fun
Fri, Dec 4, 3:30-5pm. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, AND Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street.
Drop in for board games, simple crafts, and Bingo!

 

 

Palo Alto Library — STEAM Lab Saturday: Coderbunnyz
Sat, Dec 5, 2:30-3:45pm. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street.
Join 2nd grader Samaira Mehta as she presents her board game CoderBunnyz, which teaches basic coding fundamentals and algorithms. A great introduction to coding for kids. Register here.
Palo Alto Library — Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wed, Dec 30, 5pm-6pm. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for an evening storytime, then leave your stuffed animal overnight in the library! Register here.

 

Palo Alto Library — Happy Birds Performing Parrot Show

While we’re on a break in December, please join the group on January 14 (Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, and May 12) for a lively discussion on a graphic novel selected by the group. For adults and teens (age 16+).

 

 

Wed, Dec 2, 3:30-4:30pm. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street.
Watch beautiful and talented birds perform over 25 tricks in this fast paced show.

 

 

Palo Alto Library — Society of Bookworms – The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Wed, Dec 16, 3:30pm. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Discuss a great book with your friends at the library! Grades 4-6. Register onlineSociety of Bookworms – The True Meaning of Smekday

 

 

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eNews: November 18, 2015

Calendar
November
18  PV Food Drive ends
18  SPIRIT DAY/WEAR BLUE TODAY
23  Noon Art
25 – 27  Thanksgiving Break
December
2  PTA Coffee Social
3  Noon Games
4  PTA Board Meeting
Star Wars – The Original! at Family Movie Night
7  Noon Art
8  End of Toy Drive
10  Book Night Social: Books Inc. Fundraiser
18  Minimum Day
Dec. 21 – Jan. 3  Winter BreakClick here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

Partners in Education (PiE) Doubles Your Donation This Week

If you have donated this year, THANK YOU!  If you have not, all donations and pledges made before November 20thwill be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $200,000.

Donations from parents like you, not corporations or businesses, make up 96% of PiE’s gift to Palo Verde and fund:

  • 100% of our Classroom Aides
  • Our Reading Specialist
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Science Campus Visits
  • Spectra Art Instructors
  • Traveling Music Program
  • Project Resilience

Help Palo Verde reach our participation target — 225 families.  Give or pledge by November 20th at www.papie.org/donate.  Every donation to PiE (regardless of amount — give something meaningful) makes a difference and helps strengthen our schools.

Palo Verde needs PiE. PiE needs you. Please join us by giving.

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive
Palo Verde is proud to host the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive. The Family Giving Tree partners with Bay Area social service agencies to collect specific gift wishes from children with whom they work year-round. Stop by the office starting on Mon, Nov. 9 to pick up a gift card wish to fulfill and return your new, unwrapped toys to the office by Tues, Dec 8.

You can also donate online using our virtual tree:

https://vgt.familygivingtree.org/paloverdeelementaryschool/

Together we can help make holiday wishes come true for many of our local children in need. Please contact Yael Valek (yaelcow at yahoo dot com) with any questions.

 

**Fall Party**

 

Festival of Lights Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate Hanukkah with fun crafts, delicious food, and festive activities! Create your own custom dreidel and gelt box filled with chocolate coins. Enjoy music & games with musical guest Shy Rachman. Nosh on latkes and jelly doughnuts. Light candles & schmooze with other Palo Verde families. Fun for the whole family!
Date & Time: Saturday, December 5th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Eichler Club Party Room
Price: $40 per family
Hosts: Valek Family (rm 4), Lehman Family (rms 11, 14), Teper Family (rm 5)
3 spots still available, all proceeds from ticket sales go to Palo Verde PTA:
https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/2015fallparties/catalog/show/31

 

From Last Week

PALO VERDE FOOD DRIVE
Palo Verde PTA is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to bring hope, relief and security to our neighbors struggling with hunger.  Your support allows Second Harvest to continue to provide for the 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo County that are served each month.  Now is the time to take action!
From Monday, November 2 to Wednesday, November 18, our Food and Fund Drive will help the Food Bank meet more of the growing need in our community.   Here’s how to help.
DONATE FUNDS
Visit our Online Food Drive to donate directly to Palo Verde’s drive. As one of the most efficient nonprofit organizations in the nation, Second Harvest turns every $1 into 2 nutritious meals!
 https://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=817&FFDDrive=13 FD Holiday&FFDOrg=112854
DONATE FOOD ! Thanksgiving is just around the corner!
Drop off non-perishable food donations in barrels located at the front of school. Please consider these most needed foods and avoid donating items packaged in glass:  Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), Fruit Juices, Tuna/Canned Meat, Peanut Butter, Low Sugar Cereals, Canned Fruits and Vegetables.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items.  Please no leftovers from lunch bags or other perishable foods.
A bag labeled Second Harvest food bank will be going home with each student in their Friday folders on November 6th. Please help your child bring a full bag to school the following week and help them win a prize for their classroom. This year we are having a friendly competition between K-5th grades to see which grade will fill up their barrel first! Our school goal this year is to fill 6 barrels!
Thank you for your active participation! Questions? Want to help out?
Contact: Nora Matta  norabro at aol dot com
Did you know?
Do you shop at Amazon.com?  If so, did you know that you could earn funds for Palo Verde while you shop?
Here are 2 ways that you can help:
  1. Amazon Smile
    • go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and select “Palo Verde Elementary PTA” as your charitable organization.  It’s that simple!  After that, shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Palo Verde.
  2. Amazon via Escrip
    • If you shop through the Escrip online mall, Palo Verde will receive 1.2% of the price of eligible purchases. You must go through Escrip, though. PTA has put the link on its website for your conveniance: http://paloverde.paloaltopta.org. If you scroll down, it’s on the right hand side of the screen.
If you shop at Piazza’s Fine Foods…
      shop with eScrip to earn for Palo Verde!
Please support us through eScrip – it’s easy to earn simply by registering your customer loyalty, debit and/or credit cards with eScrip. Then when you shop at Piazza’s and other participating merchants using your registered cards, Palo Verde automatically earns funds at no cost to you.
If you are not yet signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup.  Simply search and select by our Group Name: Palo Verde PTA or Group ID: 137331259 and follow the registration steps.
Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.
Thank you.
Questions? Contact Iva Reid, eScrip Coordinator
(izreid at gmail dog comDon’t Miss this Holiday Card Promotion!
This year Palo Verde is once again partnering with Shutterfly to help raise money for our school.  With one simple program, we gain access to 4 great brands; Shutterfly, tinyprints, Wedding Paper Divas and Borrowlenses.
13% of all sales of photo cards, calendars, photobooks etc will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. All you need to do is click on the personalized Palo Verde tracking link before placing your holiday card orders. See our link below:
You can also refer family and friends to make their purchases sharing our school’s personalized link.  It’s that easy.

 

Thank you for helping us earn money for Palo Verde PTA.
Happy shopping!

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

 

 

 
PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PiE
Last Chance to Double Your Donation is Coming!
From Nov 16th to Nov 20th, donations to PiE will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $200,000.
PiE funds over 250 caring adults at all PAUSD schools – including elementary, middle and high schools.  From classroom aides, to elective class teachers, to caring counselors and mentors, PiE funded staff make a difference for our kids every day.  Can’t wait? You can still give today! Click here to donate now!

PAUSD

Health news information from District Nurse

+ The new immunization laws to be enacted in 2016

This is to inform you of the new California immunization laws (SB 277), where changes have been enacted in the California Health and Safety Code, which will become effective in 2016. (Click here for more info…..)

+ Students requiring medications while at school

For the safety of all students, we would like to remind you that ALL medications that come to school MUST be brought by the parent/guardian to the front office first, with the appropriate medication form signed by the student’s physician and parent/guardian. This form will outline instructions for administration of any necessary medication to be given during school hours. This includes any prescription and/or over the counter medications.

(Click here for more info….)

 

Thank you,
Carol Cannon

 

Carol Cannon, R.N.
Palo Alto Unified School District
Office line: (650) 329-3765
Internal Ext: 5345
Community
Be Safe. Be Seen. Bike lights are required by law for riding after dusk.
With shorter days, students are commuting at dusk or in the dark.  Bicycle lights and reflectors are required by law at this time of day. Visibility begins to decline at dusk before the sun is completely down, so bicyclists are required to turn on their lights when light begins to fade.  A handlebar headlight makes a bicycle visible to others and illuminates the road so the rider can see. Tail lights and reflectors should be mounted on something stable where they won’t be obscured by bags, panniers or other gear on the bike. Lights are vastly superior to reflectors, so a red light on the rear is recommended for maximum visibility.
Outfitting student bikes for a safe (and legal) ride is a smart investment. For safe school commute information, visit saferoutes.paloaltopta.org/index.shtml
Kiwanis Club Run/Walk to Support the Pediatric Trauma Program
Sat, Nov 21, 2 – 4 PM. Mitchell Park
The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto is hosting a Fun Run (walk) to benefit the Pediatric Trauma Program and to provide an opportunity for sponsored high school Key Clubs to learn event planning skills.  The Palo Alto High School Key Club will be the lead planning group while the Gunn High School Key Club will provide additional support. The Kiwanis Club will be providing the adult volunteers while the Key Clubs will be providing the student volunteers.   The event is open to all ages. Participants will register and pay at the event.  Participants will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for $5 each at any time prior to the raffle. Participants can also earn raffle tickets by completing a given number of laps.
Let’s Talk. Monthly CAC Parent Support Group. 
Thurs, Dec 3, 7- 8:30pm, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield, Classroom A2
Meet and share ideas, resources and support with other PAUSD parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Sub-Committee of SELPA 1 CAC, a Palo Alto parent volunteer group for special education and inclusion. Free and no prior registration required. For more information,see: http://cacpaloalto.org/
Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
Sat, Nov 14, 8 PM; First Baptist Church, 305 North California Av. Palo Alto
Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night filled with beautiful chamber music.  We are excited to present selections of Dvorak: (Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81), Reinecke: (Trio für Klavier, Oboe und Horn, a-Moll, op. 188), Strauss: (Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 7) and Actor: (Fanfare for 8 Horns).  Tickets: General Admission $22, Seniors $18, and Student tickets $10.  Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one half-hour before the performance. This concert venue is wheelchair accessible.
 
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 parents find volunteering opportunities during the holiday season with their children in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 assembling a shoebox of small gifts for women in shelters. Happy volunteering!
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Fri, Nov 20, 6 – 10pm, Lou Henry Hoover (Girl Scout) House, 1120 Hopkins

Hosted by Palo Alto 9th grade Girl Scout Troop 61420 on Friday, November 20

, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Lou Henry Hoover (Girl Scout) House, 1120 Hopkins Dr. (next to Palo Alto Jr. Museum on Middlefield Rd).   The cost is $30.00 for 1st child, $10.00 for each additional sibling (children must be 3 yrs. Old and potty-trained). Pizza dinner & healthy snacks PLUS lots of fun games and activities you keep your little ones entertained!! Our troop is saving for a Service trip so appreciate your support. To register, please click on http://tinyurl.com/nt284qd  For more Information, please contact Darcy Huston, Troop Leader atdrhuston@aol.com.

 

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Send your announcement to paloverdevoice (at) gmail (dot) com.  Add “For eNews” in the subject line, and all submissions must be made by 2 pm Tuesday.  Please include a brief description as well as date, time, location, and contact information.  Do not include attachments.Palo Verde eNews cannot be used for political campaigning, advertising of for-profit businesses, or solicitation. All items submitted for publication are subject to approval and editing by the editor.

 

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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