eNews: November 26, 2013


November 26  PV Voice deadline

November 27, 28, 29   Thanksgiving Holiday!  No School

December  4  PTA Coffee;  ABC Reader Training: Book 4;
                       Site Council
December  7  PV Toy Swap, 10am – 1pm

December 12  Noon Art
December 13  Family Movie Night, 6:30pm, MP Room

December 20  Minimum Day
December 23 ~ January  3  Winter Break

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

December Green Commuter Individual and Mileage Tracker Classroom Awards

Congratulations to Rooms 2, 6 and 15- our October Golden Sneaker Award winners. Mileage tracker forms for November are due by Friday, December 6. We will be holding our November Golden Sneaker raffle at the assembly on Wednesday, December 11. We will also be holding another raffle that day to award individual prizes to those students who walked, biked or carpooled to school three months in a row and turned in their mileage tracker forms for September, October and November. If your child green commuted all the three months, please print out the mileage tracker form

and submit it for the raffle by December 6. Thank your for choosing to walk, bike or carpool to school.

Toy Swap,  December 7th 10-1pm

Are your old toys collecting dust? Bring your action figures, puzzles, games (board and video) legos and most other toys to the swap. Please, no broken toys, stuffed animals or books (the library will have a book swap later this school year). 
How it works: 
We’ll start accepting items at 9:30. Each person will receive tickets based on the type of items they bring to the swap. For example: action figures, 1 ticket; puzzles and board games, 2 tickets; video games and building sets, 3 tickets. From 10am until 1pm, tickets can be redeemed for toys at the swap on a first come, first served basis.


At the end of the swap all leftover toys will be donated to Goodwill (or another charity…I’d appreciate suggestions). 
Questions or comments? Please let me know. Joslyn Leve, Green Team, joslynml at hotmail dot com.

Coming Soon… Family Movie Night!

Join your Palo Verde friends on Friday night, December 13, for a special holiday edition of Family Movie Night.  Bring your own reusable water bottle and a floor blanket or cozy pillow to the MP Room at 6:30pm. PTA will provide the fresh, hot popcorn and the movie.  You help us make it a party!  Please note, this is NOT a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Family Movie Night is a FREE social event for all Palo Verde families sponsored by the PTA.  Questions? Contact Heather Schultz.

Palo Verde Run Club

Hello Palo Verde Community!  Instead of holding a Girls on the Run program this year at Palo Verde, the PV coaches, Mrs. Brown, and I decided to instead have our very own Palo Verde Run Club, which will be open to both girls and boys in 4th and 5th grades.  The Palo Verde run club will be absolutely free of charge for families.  We are thrilled to offer a health-promoting after school club that is free for students and open to both girls and boys.  The Palo Verde Run Club will meet twice each week starting on March 10th, after school from 3:00-3:40 on Mondays and one other day during the week that is yet to be determined. The club sessions will not only focus on noncompetitive running, but also on teamwork, building compassion/empathy, and on developing confidence and a positive self-esteem in our student-athletes.  Be on the lookout for more details to follow after winter break.


Have a great week!


Christina Nosek

Palo Verde Run Club Coach & 5th Grade Teacher

Turkey Time is eScrip Time!
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure you are signed up to earn with eScrip while you plan your own harvest feast. 

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win, Sign up with eScrip Today!

At the end of November, 3 registered eScrip participants will be chosen to win a Mollie Stone’s Market $10 gift card.
Sign up with eScrip and raise money for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 6% of what you spend at Mollie Stone’s and other participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card.

 eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school.  Every participating family makes a difference!
Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.
Our group ID is 137331259 (or search “Palo Verde PTA”).


 Questions about eScrip, contact Iva Reid (izreid (at) gmail (dot) com)

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Palo Alto City Library Presents
Parenting Program: Discipline 103
Thu Dec 5 at 3:30pm Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
Parents will learn how to discipline through the various stages of development from birth through teen-aged years. Registration is required.  Parents Only.
Register: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6154
Hot Reads for Cold Nights: An evening of selected reads to warm your nights
Fri Dec 6, 7:30-8:30pm, Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto
Join Deborah Anthonyson, Palo Alto librarian, raconteuse and book-talker extraordinaire for an hour of readings and recommendations of some great books for winter.
Registration & Information: www.cityofpaloalto.org/library
The Palo Alto Police Department’s Traffic Team enforcement
The Palo Alto Police Department’s Traffic Team has notified us that they will be stepping up enforcement around our schools during the fall in an effort to ensure the safest possible school commute environment for everyone.  While they will continue to cite adult drivers who commit safety violations occurring around our schools, they will be focusing their attention on safety violations by student bicyclists and pedestrians.
For Info: Traffic Team at joshua.salkeld@cityofpaloalto.org
The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association Presents
Symphony Concert II
Sat Dec 7 8pm Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Presentation of  the premiere performance of Symphony No. 3 by Composer-in-Residence Lee Actor.  The concert opens with Finlandia and the concert continues with the sparkling Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra (K.299) by Wolfgang Amadeus.
CONTACT:  Nat Collins, president@paphil.org 
Palo Alto Chinese Parents’ Club (PACPC) & Palo Alto University Presents
How to raise an ABC (American Born Chinese)
Sat, Dec 7, 11 am, 5150 El Camino Real, Room D11A+D11B, Los Alto, CA
Dr. Raymond Shen will talk about how American society works, the culture and generation gaps between Chinese immigrant parents and their ABC kids and what Chinese parents can do to help their ABC kids.
Reservation: Space is limited, Please click PACPC event — How to raise ABC kids
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
Thu Feb 27, 2014, 6 – 8:30PM, Moldaw-Zaffaroni Clubhouse,2031 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto
Our teens will share their stories of resilience, character, and accomplishment. Individual Ticket: $250, **Seating is Limited**, For more Sean Mendy, smendy@bgcp.org, 650-646-6073
LGBTQQ presents  monthly meeting
Dec 17, 3:45 – 5pm,Conf Room A, PAUSD office, 25 Churchill Street, Palo alto
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ)
Committee represents this population within the Palo Alto Unified
School District, and advocates for their recognition, rights and health and social-emotional well-being. We meet on a monthly basis and meetings are open to the public.  
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Winter Concerts
Sat Dec 7 at 5pm, First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto
Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents A Cheerful Noise. Take some time out of your busy Holiday schedule to enjoy the vocal beauty and youthful energy of our upper-level trebles and changed-voice singers,

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