News: Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12                            PTA Board Meeting
April 16                            Dining for Dollars
April 21                            International Fair
April 24                            Bike Train/Walking Bus to School
April 22-26                       Teacher Appreciation Week
April 27                            Float Building
April 30                            Open House/Pizza Night/Science Fair/Project Resilience
Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week   



Palo Verde International Fair is on Sunday April 21, 3-5:00pm.

Learn about the heritage from the many countries that are represented by the Palo Verde community! Come see the wonderful displays, taste foods & enjoy performances by students! See you there!


We are also looking for parent volunteers to make the 2013 Palo VerdeInternational fair a great success. Interested? Please contact (415 205 8780) or Haiyan


The Traffic Safety Team is Looking for 2-3 Co-Chairs for 2013-14


We are looking for parent volunteers who are passionate about promoting traffic safety around our school and encouraging walking, biking and carpooling to school. You do not have to direct traffic or people.  Palo Verde’s traffic safety team also acts as a link between the City of Palo Alto and the school to promote and encourage  traffic safety around the school. Please contact the traffic safety chairs Anjani Sarma, or Silvie Pierce, to learn more or if you would like to sign up.



Yard Duty

A friendly reminder to sign up for yard duty during lunch and spend some time with your child. Time is running out for this school year. You can view the complete sign up sheethereYard Duty – Palo Verde If you have any questions contact me
Dining for Dollars
Join Palo Verde Families at California Pizza Kitchen or a flavorful 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 October 25 grab some friends for lunch or take your whole family for dinner.
California Pizza Kitchen
531 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA
Baseball Equipment Donation Program

Palo Alto Little League will be holding a baseball equipment donation event on Saturday, April 13th (8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) at Middlefield Ballpark (3672 Middlefield Road).  Equipment such as mitts, batting gloves, helmets, bats, balls, cleats, catchers gear, or bags will be accepted.  Donated items will be sent to a charitable organization who will distribute the equipment to underprivileged communities.

Palo Verde Talent Show, Friday May 10
Thanks to all who turned in entry & volunteer forms for the Palo Verde Talent Show on Friday, May 10.  

If your child is participating, please note that all acts will be screened at the end of April at lunchtime in the MP Room (more information will be sent to participants in April). All acts should be 2 minutes max, and be ready to perform by the screening dates.
If you can help us screen the acts at lunchtime in late April, please contact kghiorso(at)pausd(dot)org.












































From Last Week


Summer Camps at Palo Verde



Camp Edmo is at Palo Verde this summer from June 4th to July 19th!

Get more out of camp this summer! Join the camp voted Best Bay Area Camp and Educational Support Program 2009-2012 by BayAreaParent! Entering K-4th graders participate in Arts & Science & Animation activities designed by Edventure More in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences, Children’s Creativity Museum & MOCHA. Wacky weeks include Aquatic Adventures, Backyard Biology, Cosmic Creations and Super Spy. Camp Edmo serves San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Visit or call 415.282.MORE (6673).


Camp EdTech is at Palo Verde this summer from June 4th to July 19th!
Make your summer…Make Digital Media Art! Entering 5th – 8th graders create, direct, edit & star in their own Short Films and Animations, develop 2-D and 3-D Video Games or express their unique perspective of the world in our Digital Photography program. Optional Extended Day: Graphic Design Lab. Taught by industry pros and designed by Edventure More in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum. Camp EdTech serves San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Visit
 or call 415.282.MORE (6673).

Interested in Forming A Carpool? http://paloverde.carpooltoschool.comis Now Live! 


We have recently joined the Click the above link or go to
and look for the logo to get help forming or joining a carpool, bikepool or walkpool. gives you tools to help you locate other interested parents and then form, schedule and manage your carpool. Carpools save time, money and the planet. Check it out.



Palo Verde Box Top Classroom Competition



STEP 1:  Start collecting Box Tops from now until Friday, May 10, 2013


STEP 2:  Submit** your box tops to your teacher or the Box Top box in the main office.



STEP 3:  The classroom that turns in the most box tops gets an ice cream party in May.

** Parents: Please place box tops in a Ziploc bag or envelope. Each bag should contain 50 – 10¢ box tops (or $5 worth of box tops). If a Ziploc bag has less than 50 – 10¢ box tops, please write how many 10¢ box tops are in the bag. Do not confuse the 10¢ box tops with bonus box tops worth more.  These are often found on bulk items from Costco.  If you turn your box tops at the office, please make sure and mark your child’s classroom number on the bag(s).  Please do not turn in expired Box Tops or Labels for Education.



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:  4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.