eNews: October 8, 2014

 Calendar
October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week; PTA Board Meeting
October   8   PV Walk and Roll day;
Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
October   9   Noon Art
October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

October  13  Extended day for Kindergarteners begins
October  15  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  17  Third Grade Bike Rodeo
October  19  International Harvest Food Fair

October  22  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
Photo make up day
October  23  Noon Art;
UNITY DAY: UPSTANDER NOONTIME ASSEMBLY
October  29  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  31  Halloween Parade; PTA Coffee

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week 
 

PLEASE JOIN US AT PALO VERDE’S HARVEST AND INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 3:00-5:00pm

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Harvest and International Food Fair on Sunday, October 19th from 3:00-5:00pm.   We will be celebrating the harvest season and ‘journey around the world’ with our passport to different countries sampling food, walking the Cakewalk, and playing games out on the blacktop and grass.  We will have a face painter, balloons and lots of fun!  Palo Verde students who dress up in their Halloween costumes or an International outfit will receive a gift at the Fair.

 
Make Time for Fun – Purchase Fall Party Book Tickets at Harvest & International Food Fair
Tickets for Fall Party Book events go on sale on Sunday, October 19 at the Fall Harvest & International Food Fair.  The complete catalog of events was circulated in last week’s Friday folder. Check out descriptions of Kinder Donuts & Coffee, Winter Crafts Party, Chai & Samosas, a Progressive Dinner Party, Moms & Margaritas, and so much more! Fair attendees will get first crack at the tickets; cash, check or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) will secure a ticket on the spot! For those who cannot attend, there is an absentee purchase form in the back of the Fall Party Book catalog.

Newly Added Party!
We have a new event to add to the Fall Party Book catalog – Indian High Tea with Ayurveda Talk.The event is an Indian snack cooking demonstration where some common, easy and delicious snack recipes will be shared and cooked for the group. The snacks will be served with different types of teas. There will also be a brief talk on “Ayurveda – living naturally” by Preeti Gupta, who is a certified Ayurvedic Consultant practicing in the Bay area. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. The party will take place on Sunday, February 22nd from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. and is open to 20 adults at $35 per ticket.

A Few Changes to Your Party Catalog
Please take note of changes to the print version of the Fall Party Book catalog: A) Unfortunately, the Chocolate & Champagne Party has been canceled. B) The Kinder Donut & Coffee Party will take place on SUNDAY, October 26th and Christine Moon will co-host for Rooms 2 and 3. C) The Foothills Mini-Camp will take place on OCTOBER 26th.

From Last Week 
 

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PAUSD News

Palo Alto’s Walk & Roll Week For Safer Streets, Healthier Bodies, and a Greener Planet
Week of October 5-9
During the week of October 5-9, thousands of Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) students, parents, and staff will celebrate Palo Alto’s Walk & Roll Week by choosing physically active ways to get to school like walking, biking and scootering, carpooling, or taking shuttles or buses. We are joining over four million children from over 40 countries around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day, which is October 8. Students will be joined by parents, teachers, and community leaders in campus and community activities. For more info: http://tinyurl.com/ksu4jyk

PTAC News

PTA Council hosts Focused School Board Candidate Forums
On Sun, Oct 5, PTA Council hosted Secondary Education Focused School Board Candidate Forum at Gunn High School. The Forum is recorded and posted on the You Tube. The link to the Forum video :  http://youtu.be/WlP7RhqtTy0 

PTA News
El Carmelo Taking it Personally  Workshop
Understanding & Connecting with Your Kids
Mon, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1, and Dec 8, at  8:30 am- 10:0am,
El Carmelo Elementary  (Loma Verde Ave, Palo Alto)
This six-session study group gives parents tips and tools to keep up with the fast changing growth of our children, tweens and teens. Each week, we explore new ways to build stronger kids, stronger families and stronger neighborhoods. Data collected from our own Santa Clara county youth shows us 8 ways to help kids succeed in school, in relationships and in life, while supporting parents! For Registration:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0945ABA72D6-take
Questions: linda@projetcornerstone.org

Community

Education Update Meeting
Sat Oct 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Board Room, 25 Churchill
Please join Assemblyman Rich Gordon for a discussion on K-12 education in California, the Local Control Funding Formula, and Common Core implementation. Please RSVP [online] or at 650-691-2121

Paly Choirs Fall Concert: Ritual
Sun, Oct. 19, 4pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto High School Choral Program presents “Ritual” – a Fall Concert exploring the music of rites, customs and ceremonies, featuring the music of Britten, Bardos and arrangements of folk songs and spirituals.  The award winning 80 Voice Concert Choir will be joined by our Madrigal Singers, Spectrum Singers, Beginning Choir and Men’s Chorus.  Tickets at the door – $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, children under 12 free.

How Should We Use the New Addition to Foothills Park?
Sat Oct 18, 10 a.m.S, Oak Grove Picnic Area, and  Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Rd., Los Altos Hills.
The City of Palo Alto invites the public to share ideas on how to use the new 7.7 acre addition to the park.
You may tour the parcel at 9 a.m. (just before the meeting), or at other ranger-led tour times, Sat Oct 4, Sun Oct 5, Sat Oct 11, or Sun Oct 12, at 1 p.m.

Museum of American Heritage A to Z
Fri, Sat and  Sun  from Oct 10, 2014 thru Mar 15, 2015, 11am to 4pm, at 351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto
A selection of artifacts illustrating the depth and breadth of the Museum’s collection of historic electrical and mechanical inventions. Free admission.  For more info:  www.moah.org or call  650-321-1004

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eNews: October 1, 2014

Calendar

October   1   Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
                     Meet our New Superintendent! PTA Coffee;
                     ABC Reader Training: Book #2

October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week; PTA Board Meeting
October   7   Science Night (Lawrence Hall of Science!)
October   8   PV Walk and Roll day;
                     Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;

October   9   Noon Art
October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

October  15  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  17  Third Grade Bike Rodeo
October  19  International Harvest Food Fair

October  22  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!;
October  23  Noon Art;
                     UNITY DAY: UPSTANDER NOONTIME ASSEMBLY
October  29  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
October  31  Halloween Parade; PTA Coffee

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week 

Attention 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
Walk and roll to school day: helpers wanted

If your child would like to help out with the walk and roll event on Wed Oct 8, please have him/her stop by at one of the three traffic safety tables at the school entrances at 8:05 am on Oct 8. He/she will be helping give out hand stamps and collect walk and roll pledges from arriving students till the first bell rings. As a thank you, we will announce his/her name at assembly. Questions? Contact anjani.sarma at gmail dot com

Palo Verde’s 10th Annual Walk-a-Thon was a success thanks to YOU! 
The Palo Verde students, teachers and staff sure do know how to WALK ON.  And the Palo Verde community sure does know how to show support.  We raised over $4000 while exercising and having fun!

 

Thank you to the students, teachers and staff for participating and supporting this event!
Special shout-outs go to:
Yael Pasternak Valek for co-chairing this event!
Mary Ann Norton and Jenny Hsiung for answering our questions and pointing us in the right direction as we tried to figure out the logistics of the copier and process of the paperwork!
Carlos Valencia Verduzco and Jose Medina for setting up the tables, helping us with hanging banners and cleaning up our paint mess!

 

The volunteers on the day of who got the event up and running, kept the event running smoothly and cheered everyone on. . . Lisa Baxter, Liliana Kunze Briseno, Carleen Ho, Emily Jaquette, George Jaquette, Mala Joshi, Kala Lansberg, Esther & Kristen Lee, Lili Nova-Roessig, and Haliel Selig!

 

A show of gratitude and appreciation all around! 
Thank you!

New Palo Verde eScrip partner! Now Earn Directly from Amazon!
Automatically contribute 2.4% of your Amazon purchases to Palo Verde PTA, at no cost to you!  

Now anyone can earn for Palo Verde PTA when shopping with Amazon. Non-registered supporters can earn from Amazon too! The program is a fundraising initiative to earn money for our school. Simply by accessing the Amazon site using the dedicated link below, you will automatically earn funds for our school while you shop!

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Or you can type the following shortened version of the above link into your browser:      http://goo.gl/zRoojR 
Either way, bookmark this link and remember to use it every time you shop at Amazon! There is no cost to you, and your shopping experience will be the same as always.  
More questions? Please contact our eScrip coordinator Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com

eNews Editor Needed

eNews is a critical part of keeping our Palo Verde community stitched together.  Producing it is also a weekly job and having more than one parent helping would be wonderful.  Are you a parent who wants to volunteer but has trouble being at school during the day?  If so, sharing the eNews responsibility with our other parent currently doing it might be a great fit for you.  Please contact ebreuner at gmail dot com or send and email to paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for more information.

From Last Week  

 

Deadline for Submissions of Mileage Tracker Forms
Friday, October 3 

In order to recognize kids that choose to walk,bike carpool to school, the traffic safety team is giving out prizes. To participate, if your child walks, bikes, scooters to school, please fill out a mileage tracker form for September, October and November and drop it in the office in the PTA basket marked “Mileage Tracker.’  We will hold a raffle during the last assembly in December and award some cool bike accessories to the winners.

Mileage tracker forms can be found

1) On the last page of the monthly Voice

Or you or your child/ren can write their name and room number on a piece of paper and estimate the number of days they walked/biked/carpooled in September and drop it in the traffic safety PTA basket in the office. Your child is eligible to participate even if he/she green commutes only once a month during September, October and November. 

Thank you for encouraging your child to walk/bike/scooter/carpool to school.

Science Night at Palo Verde, MP Room
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA 
Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:00
-7.45 PM

Come join us for an Engineering Festival

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you investigate, experiment, and develop solutions to real-world problems. Tweak the blades on a wind turbine to efficiently harness the power of the wind. Construct a working hydraulic arm to explore the strength of water-powered machines. Flip the switch on the world of electricity, as you explore circuits and bring your motorized creations to life. Build bridges, towers, or whatever you can imagine with metal, paper, or wood. 

  

Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, October 3rd.

   

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PAUSD News

PAUSD praised in new report from Education Trust West:
The Language of Reform:  English Learners in California’s Shifting Education Landscape
The report identified Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) as one of eleven districts with exemplary practices.  The link to the report : http://tinyurl.com/ot2h7vc 

PTA News
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Playhouse Series
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Sat, Oct 18 at 10am/12pm and Sun, Oct 19 at 12pm
Join the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK in the Playhouse, a very special, audience-interactive experience designed for you and your children, ages 3 to 6, where local high school performers bring beloved fairy tales to life on the Magic Castle stage. Performances are approximately 45 minutes long. For more info: www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre
 
20th Annual California Ave Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Carnival 
Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10am-2pm, California Ave, Palo Alto
A fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds and their family.   for more info:
http://blossombirth.org/Special_Events/halloween.2014.html 
 

PEN-Silicon Valley and Learning Ally presents

Experience Dyslexia: A Learning Disabilities Simulation & Discussion
Tue Oct 21, 7-9 pm, at : Palo Alto Preparatory School, 2462 Wyandotte St, Mountain View
Experience Dyslexia is  the latest version of the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia’s (NCBIDA) popular learning disabilities simulation.  The simulation is a hands-on activity that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability.  Cost: Free!  Space is limited – reserve your spot today!
 
PEN-Silicon Valley Parent Meeting:
Coping with Change & Strong Emotions
Thu  02 Oct  9am, Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park [Map]
Change, transitions and regulating strong emotions are challenging for most kids. Children with learning and attention differences, however, often experience even greater difficulty coping with these every day challenges.  In this practical, interactive workshop, parents will learn specific tools and strategies for helping kids of all ages be able to better manage change, move more easily through transitions, and regulate intense emotions. Cost: FREE for PEN-Silicon Valley members. 
 
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Auditions
A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD
Tues, Oct 14 at 3:45pm and Wed, Oct 15 at 3:45pm
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Auditions: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (a musical). Open to youth ages 8 – high school.. For more information visit the Children’s Theatre website: www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre
 
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