eNews: August 26, 2014


August  26   Back To School Curriculum Night
August  27   PTA Executive Board Meeting
August  29   PV Voice Deadline

September  1   NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
September  3   PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 1

September  4   Picture Day: Class Photo
September  5   Picture Day: Individual Photos

September 12  Welcome Back Picnic
September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting
September 26  PV Voice deadline  

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge

Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for volunteers to help us reserve a date for our fun-filled winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand for weekend parties in the winter, we need volunteers to stand in line beginning in the late afternoon Monday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 10:00am Tuesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please click on the sign-up sheet if you can help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fr8tiR6eC-2qd_lCAak-ob_a62sehHuKbi2bAJyrLq8/edit?usp=sharing 

Your everyday shopping can help raise funds for Palo Verde!

Sign up with eScrip and raise funds for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program


Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up.
  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA

  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.   

eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school, please take a few minutes to sign up and add cards. Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.


Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com 


Stay Up to Date with the Palo Verde Google Calendar!

Did you know that the PTA maintains a Google calendar of important Palo Verde dates like PTA events and school vacations?  If you use Google calendar already, go to the Other Calendars menu, select Add a Friend’s Calendar, and enter paloverde.elementary at gmail dot com.  You can also add the calendar by going to the embedded calendar on the Palo Verde home page (http://www.palo-verde.pausd.org/index.htmand clicking the Google logo in the lower right of the calendar.

Voice Submissions
All PTA board members and volunteers. Submissions for the September Voice are due Friday August 29, by 2 pm. The Voice will go out in Friday folders on September 5. Submissions must be in the body of the email sent to paloverdevoice at gmail dot com. Because the Voice and enews are created by different volunteers, subject heading on the email must clearly state if the content is for the Voice or enews. Please note we will not be opening any submissions made via attachments.

The Voice carries only news and information directly related to Palo Verde school and  PTA events. We are unable to publish information and events related to after school programs or the community in the Voice or the school enews. Please contact ptaenews at yahoo dot com if you would like to get information about your afterschool program or activity published in the district enews.

Feel free to contact Voice editor Anjani Sarma at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for Voice related submissions or Shannon Huang at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for enews related submissions.

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PiE Back to School Challenge: Your Gift Matters

Now through Fri Sep 5, your gift doubled!

Partners in Education (PiE) is the education foundation that raises additional necessary money for our schools. Please make a gift to PiE today. Every dollar donated or pledged by Fri Sep 5 is doubled with our largest ever challenge grant. PiE strengthens our K-12 experience by additional aides, counseling, specialists and instructional assistants for every student, as well as arts, music, science, technology and other electives to help kids develop a passion for schools. For more info, or to donate online: http://papie.org/donate.


Ask the Superintendent! Live TV Show
Thur Oct 8 on Channel 28 from  6:30 to 7:30pm
 Have a question that you would like to ask our new Superintendent Max McGee?  We are collecting questions to use during Dr. McGee’s first live TV show. This will be a live, call-in TV show, and we will also use the questions we receive prior to the show to inform our community. 
Students, parents, and community members are welcome to send questions to: Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley, Communications Coordinator, PAUSD, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 or via email at thurley@pausd.org.  Questions must be received by October 1, 2014.  Questions may be blended, if a prominent theme emerges.  Depending on volume, we may not be able to ask all the questions we receive.  Please contact Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley at the email address above, if you have any questions.
Let’s Talk. Monthly CAC Parent Support Group. 
Tuesday, September 2, 10-11 a.m. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield, Classroom A7
Meet and share ideas, resources and support with other PAUSD parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc. All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Sub-Committee of SELPA 1 CAC, a PAUSD parent volunteer advocacy group for special eduction and inclusion. Free and no prior registration required. Questions: paloaltocac@gmail.com
I’m a Parent New to Special Ed & Special Needs. Help!! Where do I Start?

Wed Sep 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Covington Elementary School  205 Covington Rd, Los Altos
New to special ed? Not so new, but still have lots of questions? Come meet Dr. Trenna Sutcliffe, a local developmental and behavioral pediatrician. We’ll be talking about navigating your way through the path of education, family life, testing, & more.Free & open to all. No registration needed. Sponsor: SELPA 1 CAC, www.selpa1cac.org. 


K-1 Fall Social Skills Group:”The Super Problem Solvers Club”

Thudays 3:30-5:00 at the First Five Family Resource Center, 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View
Former Social and Emotional Learning Teacher from the Nueva School for Gifted Children is teaching an 8-week, play-based social skills group from September 4th through October 23rd, 2014.  This group is designed for students who could use a little extra support with shyness, handling overwhelming emotions, negotiating conflict or self-regulating their energy level in class and at home.   For more http://bit.ly/1rU8J6f or call Melissa at 650-380-8405 


Fun Science Classes at the JMZ! 
Registration is open now for hands-on science enrichment classes at the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo beginning September 16.  We offer interactive, age-appropriate classes for preschoolers through 5th graders.  Classes for K-5 are held after school at the museum.  Our fall topics include: Zoo Engineers, Locomotion, Dinosaurs, Electricity & Magnetism, and many more.  Register at www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy 

Community Meeting Notice about  Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium

Wed Sep 10, 6 p.m. at Palo Alto Art Center Meeting Room , 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Learn about the construction schedule for the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, hear the plans for window coverings, sound and projection systems, furniture, and share your feedback.  For more info: contact Art center at 620.329.2366 or artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org
Anderson Collection at Stanford University Media Preview
Mon Sep 15, 10am – 2pm  at Cantor Arts Center Media Event
Remarks by Jason Linetzky, Director of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects,

and Matthew Tiews, Executive Director of Arts Programs, followed by viewing of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University   

Baroque Concert
Sat Sep 6 8pm at First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave, Palo Alto,
The Palo Alto Philharmonic kicks off its 27th anniversary season with its annual concert of Baroque Music, organized by Music Director Thomas Shoebotham, with select soloists and small ensembles performing a delightful array of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.. For more info:  www.paphil.org 

Drop-In Hand Papermaking Workshop
Sat Sep 6, 9 to 4, & Sun Sep 7, noon to 3, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd at Embarcadero.
Turn military uniforms into handmade paper!  This FREE two-day workshop covers the process of hand papermaking.  Working with Drew Cameron, you will cut the rag (cut uniforms into small pieces), beat the rag into a pulp, and then form the pulp into sheets of paper. Open to all ages, this workshop is truly drop-in.  To reserve your space, email artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org, or call 329-2366.


FREE Community Day and more, at the Art Center
Sun Sep 7, noon to 4, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd at EmbarcaderoEvents & details:  https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter


Palo Alto Children Theater  2014-2015 PLAYHOUSE SEASON
Sleeping Beauty – 9/13 & 9/14,   Jack and the Beanstalk – 10/18 & 10/19,  Puss N’ Boots – 11/15 & 11/16
The Gingerbread Boy – 12/13 & 12/14,  The Emperor’s New Clothes – 1/17 & 1/18
Rumpelstiltskin – 2/21 & 2/22,  Hansel and Gretel – 3/21 & 3/22,
Goldilocks & The Three Bears – 4/18 & 4/19,  Cinderella – May 16 & 17 
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