News: Friday, January 18, 2013

January 21                     Holiday, MLK Day
January 24                     Restaurant Night, Mountain Mike’s Pizza
January 26                     Palo Verde e-waste Day
February 2                     PV Ice Skating Party
February 6                     Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day
Palo Verde PTA and School News


New This Week


Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day

We are celebrating Wedensday, February 6 as Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day. Leave the car at home, ride your bike, walk to school  or share the ride with another family from Palo Verde.


Donate to the 2013 Palo Verde Auction

Once again, plans are underway to create an evening that is full of fun, friends, and raises important funds for Palo Verde. We hope you mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd at Ming’s Restaurant. While a large team of volunteers are gathering donations from businesses near and far, Palo Verde families are also rising to the occasion of making this auction a huge success.

Donate a Party or Event: As a host you can throw a fun party or gathering, connect our community, and raise money for our students – all in one effort! Grab a friend and co-host an event this spring or in August once school starts again. Kid-only and family oriented events as well as events limited to grown-ups are welcome. Past hosts, please tell friends how rewarding and fun it is to host an event and encourage them to step up this year.

Donate an Item or Service: We are on the look-out for donations of services (home cooked meals, dessert-a-month, tech support), event tickets, unique experiences (lunch at a “cool” company or a round of golf at your private club), and destination and travel items. Vacation homes and time shares are especially well received.
If you would like to donate to the auction, we would love to hear from you by Friday, February 8th. Contact Callie Turk (callieturk(at)gmail(dot)com) and Rebecca Thompson (rebeccaherrema(at)hotmail(dot)com) to lock up your event date or provide details of your donation.


You Choose the Next Movie!


We want you to help choose the movie for our February Family Movie Night. Just click on this link


and fill in the survey to cast your vote for the next movie title. The survey will be open until Sunday, January 27, at 6pm or until we receive the max number of responses, whichever comes first. The winning title will be announced February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Schultz.

The Princess and the Pea Visits Palo Verde


Palo Verde is pleased to participate this year in the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Outreach Residency Program. For more than 30 years, this program has provided elementary school children with a unique opportunity to experience the world of theater at their school sites.


More than 30 Palo Verde students, grades 3 through 5, are working hard to bring an exciting performance of the Princess and the Pea to our school. The actors and crew members would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy this highly entertaining version of the Hans Christian Andersen short story. Click here for more details.


We hope to see you there!




From Last Week


Palo Verde Dining For Dollars 


Join Palo Verde Families at Mountain Mikes Pizza at 3918 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, for a tasty fund raising event! Just bring the flyer that will be provided in your Friday folder the week before and give it to your server and 20% of your check will be donated back to our school! This includes dine in, carry out and all beverages. The offer is good all day Thursday January 24th grab some friends for lunch or take your whole family for dinner.
Save The Date And Your Electronic Waste!



Palo Verde’s Annual Ice Skating Social Party


Winter Lodge Ice Rink

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5:30 – 7:30pm

Rain or Shine


$16 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share

Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm


Please fill out   this form  and an event waiver (one per family)

and return forms with entry/skate rental payment ($16/skater)

to the office by Wednesday, January 30, 2012

Please make checks payable to Palo Verde PTA


Volunteers Needed!

Email Kim Amsbaugh at

Escrip Challenge Deadline Extended – Will Room 5 Or 14 Be Next To Acheive The Goal?


We’ve extended the deadline for the eScrip Challenge! Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner. Each child in the class will receive a “brag bag” prize – a reusable tote bag personalized for the Challenge with special goodies inside. Room 6 achieved the goal in November. Rooms 5 and 14 appear to be next in line!  If you haven’t signed up for eScrip, please visit TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259. Check Friday’s edition of The Voice to see how many families your child’s class needs to beat the challenge!

Volunteering at Lunchtime


Thank you for the 14 moms, one dad and one grandma who came to help at lunchtime this school year. We truly appreciate your time and commitment.

We hope more parents can volunteer in 2013 and help us have more caring adults present at lunch recess.
The sign-up sheet for the rest of the school year is up. Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once. Your child will notice your involvement.


If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at or (650) 520-0750      .

Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook.
Our dates are: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.