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FREE Electronic Waste Recycling this Saturday 26!
Drop off your obsolete electronics from 10-2pm at Palo Verde Elementary. This is a fundraiser run by Green Citizen for the PTA Green Team. We NEED volunteers to help with the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to help out or if you have any questions.
VOTE now! Help Choose Our Movie Night Title.
We want your input on next month’s Family Movie Night selection. Go to our survey online atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/HJJB83H
and choose your favorite. Will it be Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, or Rio?? The survey closes at 6pm this Sunday, so voice your opinion now. The winning title will be announced in the February issue of the Voice.
Girl Scout Troop 61623 Towel Drive
As part of their service project for the Agent of Change Journey, the girl scout troop 61623, is currently collecting old towels of all sizes and washcloths to donate to the Humane Society for the ongoing care of its over 1000 rescued animals. The towels can be of any condition .. stains and holes are ok! Old blankets are also welcome. The collection boxes are near the lost and found rack at Palo Verde. The collection will go through February 1st. Your donation will help the homeless animals.
Please help by donating !!
Esha Junnarkar (Room #20)
Jenna Nativ (Room #18)
Room 5 Achieved the eScrip Challenge! Register by 2/15.
Congratulations to Mrs. Rice’s Room 5 for achieving the eScrip Challenge! With 75% of families registered for eScrip, each student in Room 5 will receive their “brag bag” prize in the coming weeks. Every class that achieves 75% participation in the eScrip program by February 15th will be a winner, so register soon! Please visit www.escrip.com
TODAY to sign up, so your child’s class can meet the goal. The group number for the Palo Verde is 137331259.
Carpool to School Day
Carpool to school to save gas and time, make friends, and reduce pollution. Carpool to school to:
- Save time and money by sharing transportation responsibilities
- Decrease traffic congestion around your school by reducing the number of single family occupied cars
- Build community by introducing neighbors
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Join other students carpooling to school on February 6, 2013!
If you walk or bicycle to school, you can set up a rainy day carpool in advance so you can get to school while staying dry!
Carpool to School Website Coming on Feb 6
The traffic safety team is pleased to announce that Palo Verde is becoming part of an increasing network of carpoolers. On February 6, the carpool to school day, we will have access to our own carpooltoschool.com
web portal which we can use to arrange carpools/walk and bike groups with other Palo Verde families not just to school but to other extra curricular activities.
Some of the highlights of the site are
1) Site access is free for Palo Verde’s enrolled families
2) It is secure; the traffic safety team comprising of Anjani Sarma and Silvie Pierce will approve requests for access to the site by cross-referencing users with this year’s school directory . Only currently enrolled families will be provided with access to the site.
3) The site is very easy to use and the built in features like the interactive map,calendar, text-messaging enable you to find out carpoolers who live near you and who want to commute pool to the same activities as you.
Please check next week’s Friday folders for more information on how to sign up and use the site.
And remember Wednesday February 6, is our Carpool/Commute Pool to School Day. Please share a ride to school or walk/bike to school. It is good for the environment and more importantly, it is good for you.
Mileage Tracker Forms for January
Please deposit the January mileage tracker forms in the office. We are no longer collecting it outside the classrooms. Thank you for walking/biking/carpooling to school
PiE Campaign Finale – 500 Families Needed for $50,000 Challenge That Ends January 31st !
January 31 is your last chance to donate to Palo Alto schools through the Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Foundation’s annual campaign. Through a new “500 for $50,000” challenge grant, our schools will receive $50,000 more if 500 families who have not yet donated to PiE make their donation by January 31st. This is your chance to get involved and make a big difference for education. With only two weeks to go, PiE is still almost $1 million short of its campaign goal. Only PIE funds can pay for the additional staff needed in our schools including: specialists, classroom aides, Spectra Art, enrichment, guidance counselors, and college and career counselors each year. If you are one of the families who has already supported PiE, thank you so much! If you have not yet given, please give before January 31. You can drop your check in the office, or go online and give at www.papie.org/donate
. Please join the many families across the district that want a better education than public funding can provide, and give to PiE today.
Questions? Contact your PiE chairs or PiE Executive Director Kathy Schroeder at: email@example.com or call 329-3990. Thank you!