End of School Year Picnic on this Thursday, May 23rd.

Hello Palo Verde Families,

It’s hard to say goodbye to our wonderful teachers and friends, but we have one more joyful event planned for this Thursday! Join us on campus for our end-of-school-year celebration.

There will be fun activities for kids, delicious pizza, and a special recognition for our dedicated volunteers. Let’s come together to celebrate these memorable moments!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Warmly, 
Sina for PVPTA

Please sign up to volunteer here: Volunteer Sign-Up

The International Fair is Back!

Save the Date for Palo Verde’s International Fair:  Saturday, Apr 27

Booths 3:00 – 5:00pm, Performances 5:00 – 5:30pm

  • 20+ booths from different countries including information, food, games, crafts and activities all created by our parent community 
  • A “passport” for children to travel around the world, receive stamps at each booth and earn a special fair souvenir 
  • Amazing international performances

This beloved cultural festival is the most well-attended event of the year. 

Photos from past events: 2018201920222023

Each year parent (and student!) volunteers create country booths including information, food, and games or crafts. Booths will be reimbursed up to a certain budget. We will host a virtual booth kick-off meeting Tuesday, 3/26 at 7:30pm to give you all the information you need. It is a very fun way to introduce your culture to the school and meet other families. 

Volunteers needed! If you would like help with a booth or the overall fair, please sign up here. In the past we had 15-20 booths each year!

We are also looking for performers. If your child attends a folk/national/traditional dance, music, or martial arts class, and the group might be willing to come and perform for our community (5-10 mins), or if you would like to organize performances for the fair, or have any questions, please contact Jess Sinir (kravenmoore@gmail.com)

2024 Palo Verde PTA Auction is LIVE on eBay! 

We are excited to announce the 2024 Palo Verde PTA Auction is live on eBay!  The auction is traditionally the biggest event of our school year. It features parties hosted by our amazing Teachers and Parents. These are the perfect opportunity to have fun, make new connections and help build the fabric of our community. In addition to parties, we have some great experiences and items donated by the community. 

Parties with more than six tickets will be a fixed “Buy It Now” price and are first come, first serve. “Buy It Now” items will be available until March 16th.

Limited experiences and items will be auctioned. Bidding for Auction items will close on March 4th. Auction Items include:

  • Reserved Parking Space for A Year (only one auction this year)
  • Front Row Seats for 5th Grade Promotion (auction for 2nd set will start after first one closes)
  • Dinner and A Movie with Mrs. Rice (auction for 2nd seat will start after first one closes)

All winning bidders will receive a donation receipt for their payment. Party details will be provided to all winners at the end of the auction by the party hosts.

Some items will be reserved for our “An Evening in Paris” Spring Auction Gala Party on March 16th. There will be two types of items at the event.  For display purposes, these items are listed at $5000 (Event Exclusive) and $10,000 (Live Auction) on our eBay site. However, if you are so inclined, you could actually buy them for that amount now;).   Expect more items to be added up until the actual live auction. 

Event Exclusive Items

These items will be physically displayed and available for silent auction throughout the gala party. 

Live Auction Items

The most exclusive items will be auctioned live at our Spring Auction Gala. 


2024 Palo Verde PTA Auction eBay store
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=paloverdepta&store_name=pvpta&_oac=1&_trksid=p4429486.m3561.l161211

Don’t miss out! Tickets are still available here!

https://paloverde.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/36317-palo-verde-auction-gala-an-evening-in-paris-regular-pricing

PALO VERDE PTA IS LOOKING FOR LEADERS!

The time has come to elect Palo Verde PTA board members for the 2024-2025 school year.  Per bylaws, the following six positions need to be elected at the PTA’s General Association Meeting on March 27, 2024.  

Elected Positions

PRESIDENT

  • Oversees & coordinates the work of an executive board to run a PTA effectively
  • Presides at PTA Board and Association meetings
  • Serves as the official contact, communicator and representative of a PTA
  • Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts and authorizations for payment
  •  Attends PAUSD PTAC meetings (10 hours total) 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

  • Works as the primary aide to the president
  • Helps lead a PTA towards specific goals consistent with PTA purposes and policies
  •  Performs president’s duties in his or her absence

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATION 

  • The Communications VP and the supporting Chairs/Volunteers promote site PTA activities to the school community via communications through a newsletter, parent group emails, website, and Facebook/Social Media. 
  • Reviews and approves all outgoing communications from the PTA.

SECRETARY

  • Takes minutes at board and association meetings
  • Co-signs formal papers with president: authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters
  • Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term

TREASURER

  • Maintains permanent records to track unit funds and financial transactions
  • Prepares annual budget for adoption by the association
  • Pays all PTA bills as authorized by board or association
  • Prepares reports for every board and association meeting and an annual financial report
  • Ensures taxes and reports required by PTA bylaws, insurance or federal and state governments are completed and submitted by the due dates
  • Accounting experience preferred

AUDITOR / FINANCIAL REVIEWER

  • Audits financial and other records of the PTA to determine their accuracy.  Makes recommendations for improvements in close collaboration with the Treasurer
  • Presents monthly short audit reports to the board and conducts semi-annual full audits presented to the board and association for adoption
  • Leads the audit committee, but can conduct the audit / financial review alone if CPA or equivalent

Appointed Board Positions

Serving in an appointed board position puts you on the PTA Executive Board where you will have a vote in the operation of the PTA. The chair, or their assistant, will be expected to attend monthly virtual meetings to vote on PTA business items. Each board member recruits and chairs a Standing Committee of volunteers throughout the school year to plan and run events and programs that benefit the community. 

PARLIAMENTARIAN

  • Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure
  • Chairs bylaws committee to review unit bylaws each year and revise bylaws every three years
  • Arranges nominating committee’s first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process

PROGRAMS CHAIR

  • Oversees the various academic programs throughout the year by recruiting and coordinating volunteers. 
  • Coordinate with the PTA Board and assist with budget, scheduling and resources, and support the event chairs
  • Examples include: sourcing after-school tutoring vendors, Spelling Bee, Math Festival, Noon Art, Noon Games, and Science Festival.

Assistant to the Programs Chair

Helps the Programs Chair. Serves as alternate to the Programs Chair on the PTA’s board

SOCIAL EVENTS CHAIR

  • Oversees the various social events that throughout the year by recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Coordinate with the PTA Board and assist with budget, scheduling and resources, and support the event chairs
  • Examples include: winter party, ice skating party, international fair, etc.

Assistant to the Social Events Chair

Helps the Social Events chair. Serves as alternate to the Social Events Chair on the PTA’s board.

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

  • Oversees the various fundraising activities throughout the year by recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Coordinate with the PTA Board and assist with budget, scheduling and resources, and support the event chairs
  • Examples include: walkathon, restaurant, back-to-school donations, restaurant night, etc. 

Assistant to the Fundraising Chair

Helps the Fundraising Chair. Serves as alternate to the Fundraising Chair on the PTA’s board

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

  • Create and implement a membership plan, promoting membership throughout the year
  • Coordinates with the other chairpersons to ensure that a membership table is present at all events and that the membership process is efficient

STUDENT SERVICES CHAIR

  • Coordinate with the PTA Board and assist with budget, scheduling and resources, and support the event chairs
  • Examples include: Room Parents, Bike Safety, Environmental services, Project Cornerstone volunteers.

Assistant to the Student Services Chair

Helps the Student Services Chair.  Serves as alternate to the Student Services Chair on the PTA’s board. Responsible for coordinating the Teacher and Staff appreciation events and budget. 

E-NEWS / VOICE CHAIR

Coordinates with the VP Communications to send out regular communication about PTA activities and announcements. Specific duties include:

  • Compile and send a weekly newsletter eNews to the parents about upcoming events and notices. 
  • Update the school marquees on a bi-weekly basis

ASSISTANT VP COMMUNICATIONS / WEBMASTER

  • Works with all board members to maintain the Palo Verde PTA website 
  • Shares other communication work with the VP Communications
  • Serves as alternate to the VP Communications on the PTA’s board

ASSISTANT TREASURER

  • Works with the Treasurer to ensure compliance to PTA and government rules, files taxes, handle reimbursements, and pay and track bills
  • Serves as alternate to the Treasurer on the PTA’s board

Key Volunteers

These key volunteers specialize in areas that accentuate their passion. They coordinate with the board to hold events and have specific outreach events. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE

The goal of the Special Education Committee is to support families of children and youth with learning challenges and special needs by providing a forum of respectful communication between families, the community, and the school district. We aspire to educate and advocate on the issues in our community, to foster understanding, acceptance and inclusion. 

TRAFFIC SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

Transportation Safety Representatives (TSR) are the Safe Routes To School (SRTS) ears and eyes on the ground at every school. When they see or hear about road safety concerns around their school they can report those to us. In addition, they organize one spring and one fall Walk & Roll Day to encourage students to walk and ride to school, they perform one count of the bikes in the bike rack in September so SRTS can keep track of how many students bike to school, and they join a SRTS mailing list so they know what is going on at the City and PTA Council level and can report back to their site PTA.  

More information on every job can be found here: https://capta6.org (under Leadership Resources)

Please know that your time contributions toward a strong PTA and Palo Verde community are so appreciated!  If you are available to take on one of these roles and are interested in this rewarding experience, please email nomcom@pvpta.org  by Feb.21 – we are counting on you!

With Thanks,

Your Palo Verde PTA Nominating Committee 

Chair: Rakhee Nishtala

Members:  Susan Kim, Shana Segal

The Palo Verde Ice Skating Party at Winter Lodge is tomorrow, Friday Feb 2nd, from 5:30 – 7:30PM.  

  • Ticket pickup options:
    • After School at 2:20 PM – 2:45 pm near Main office 
    • At Venue starting at 5:10pm 
  • Ticket  pick up  is organized by Parent First name  
  • Only 80 parking spots for 150+ families; best to walk, bike or car pool 
  • Parking frees up around 5:10 pm after previous session lets out 
  • Food & Bev: Pizza, hot chocolate, cookies, fruits incl gluten and dairy free options – open serving 
  • If it rains, there is still plenty of room for skating on the indoor rink and under the roof area of the outdoor rink.  
  • Bring lots of energy and let’s have fun!