ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notice of Special General Association Meeting

The Palo Verde PTA Executive Board is scheduling a special general association meeting on Wednesday, December 1st,  2021 @ 8:00PM PST via Zoom All members of the community are welcome to attend. The agenda for our meeting is here. Please feel free to email us at contact@pvpta.org with any questions on the meeting or the agenda.

Thank you,

Suju Rajan

President, Palo Verde PTA, 2021-22, November 20, 2021

PALO VERDE PTA – WE’RE BACK!

Hello Parents & Caregivers of our Palo Verde Children,

The Palo Verde PTA Executive Board was elected on October 25th, 2021. We are confident that we will hit our stride in the coming months and create meaningful events that are not just educational but also make for beautiful memories for our children. We want to bring back the sense of belonging/camaraderie that a neighborhood school inspires.

We would first like to invite everyone to join the PTA (Check out Why PTA?). We want to lead with integrity and create an inclusive community that values our mission of positively impacting the lives of children and families. This vision begins with rebuilding, retaining, and increasing membership to include collaborative and inclusive family engagement with our school administrators, families, and staff.

Here are some immediate ways to engage with the PTA:

BECOME A MEMBER: 

If you are not a PTA member yet, please consider joining. The PTA provides programs on strengthening family-school partnerships, and free resources for members on key issues. Be a part of a powerful association that can advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state and national levels. The membership fee is $12 & there is an additional $1 fee for using the online registration. 

VOLUNTEER:

We are looking for volunteers to help with a bunch of events – both large (International Fair) or small (coffee carts for our staff). Please indicate your volunteering interest via this survey. The events and volunteers will be managed via Konstella – so please do register there.

DONATE:

Your donations help us create fun/unique programs, provide the discretionary fund for our teachers, provide materials for the classrooms, books for the library, fund activities, and school and community events such as STEAM nights, or Family Fun Evenings, once those are permitted. 

Here are some donation options to consider:

  • With holidays around the corner, consider using Amazon Smile for your holiday shopping. 0.5% of your shopping expense reaches the PTA. Amazon Smile can now be turned on in the phone app.
  • The library receives the majority of its funding from the PTA. Participate in Adopt-a-book and help buy books for the library by donating $15 per book. 
  • Please consider a one-time PTA donation in the amount of $150. Also, consider asking your company about matching donations. The holiday season is a time of gratitude, and now might be an excellent opportunity to make those matching donations. The checks can be made payable to Palo Verde Elementary PTA.

The PTA can be effective only with engaged parents and teachers. We look forward to partnering with you through this journey.  The Executive Board will host a coffee/donut meet & greet at Seale Park on Saturday, Nov 20th, 10-11 AM. If you have the time, do drop by and say hi.

If there are any questions, concerns or suggestions – please feel free to email us at contact@pvpta.org .

Wishing you all a safe & hearty thanksgiving break!

The Palo Verde PTA Executive board 2021-2022.

International Fair – Coming Soon!

Annual International Fair – October 20

Celebrate Palo Verde’s uniquely diverse community on October 20 from 3:00 – 5:30pm!
This beloved cultural festival is the most well-attended event of the year. You can check out photos from last year’s event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ qF7SLhWNJ8KRo6LV8
We’ll have booths representing more than 15 different countries including an incredible array of food, games, music, crafts and activities – all created by our parent community. Do not miss it!

Please email yaelcow yahoo dot com if you’d like to help at the event!

Book Fair Wrap-up

Palo Verde’s Annual PTA Book Fair is a wrap!

Last week’s book fair was a great success – our students were so excited to see the MP Room filled with an incredible selection of books. Author David Shannon entertained our Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grade students – and Principal Annora Lee and Librarian Amy Hansen each hosted an evening storytime complete with milk & cookies!

Thank you to Becca, Hua, Iva, Joslyn, Mirlaine, Nanda, Sabita, Shiraaz, Shubha and Yael for all of their help – and special thanks to Aimee for joining the team on the cash registers this year and for her support the entire week! Thanks also to our phenomenal partner, Books Inc. for providing a well-curated selection of books and knowledgeable specialists.

Your Book Fair Co-Chairs, Na’ama Porat & Martha Mitchell

Back to school picnic

Please join us at Palo Verde on FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd from 6-8pm for the Back to School Picnic! So many fun things this year…

Catch up with old friends and meet new Palo Verde families.We will gather on the school campus – please feel free to bring some picnic blankets and other fun toys to school.

There will be some special activities for the kids as well! In addition to the Ice Cream truck from last year, we’re also happy to announce that we’ll have food for purchase by 333 Truck (http://www.333truck.com/) with a wide selection of fusion tacos/burritos/rice bowls, or you could bring a picnic dinner with you.

This event will also be a good chance for you to meet the various organizations and after school activities available at Palo Verde. We will have over 10 organizations with booths set up to provide more information on what they do!