26-30 Books Inc, Book Fair
1 Julia Robinson Math Festival
3-6 Walk and Roll Week
7 Staff Development, No School
11, 13 Children’s Theater Auditions
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Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week
WALK-a-THON is Today!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Who: All Palo Verde Students
When: Wednesday September 28
9:10 to 9:40am K and 1st graders
9:45 to 10:10am 2nd & 3rd graders
10:35 to 10:55am 4th and 5th graders
Where: The Blacktop at Palo Verde Elementary
What: Students will have fun walking laps around the field.
Why: Money raised from the Walk-a-Thon will be used to help fund students’ lunchtime activities including Noon Art, Noon Games, and Walking Club.
How: Palo Verde’s Walk-a-Thon asks for donations based on participation.
Please use the attached link to make a donation via paypal. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EJESXSYQU3K2E
There are no per-lap contributions. Please have your student ask only people he/she knows for donations. Alternatively, donation forms can be downloaded here http://paloverde.paloaltopta.org/forms/
Updates and Changes to “Alice in Wonderland” Dates
“Alice in Wonderland” comes to Palo Verde this fall when the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre will work with Palo Verde 3
rd through 5th graders to produce the play “Alice in Wonderland.” We’ve had a change to the audition dates/timing, so please take a careful look.
Parents get an overview of the key dates, activities, and volunteer requirements for play participation. This will be a short meeting so that you can get the information you need quickly and get on with your day.
NEW! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, 10/11, for 3rd graders from 2:15 to 3:45. Auditions will be held on Thursday, 10/13, for 4th and 5th graders from 2:50 to 4:20. If you have a conflict, you can attend the other day. Those interested in crew jobs do not attend auditions.
The nitty gritty details of play participation and volunteer signs up are covered.
Any 3rd through 5th grade student who wants to participate will be able to participate. Each student can take on either an acting or a crew role. Question? Contact Laurence Kancherla at firstname.lastname@example.org or Callie Turk at email@example.com.
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is coming to Palo Verde!
The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a chance for students to work on interesting, inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking math problems and puzzles. A collaborative, non-competitive setting curated by math-loving adults allows students to explore the joys and power of mathematics.
Hurry! Only 10 spots still available!
For more information about the festival visit: http://jrmf.org/
To register for the festival visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/julia-robinson-mathematics-festival-tickets-27530246709
One ticket required per child attendee.
To volunteer as a table leader or just to help out, contact: Denise White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Only open to Palo Verde students, K-5
This is NOT a drop-off event
Questions? Email: Denise White <email@example.com>
A Palo Verde PTA sponsored event!
It’s Fall Party Time!
Fall Parties is one of our bigger fundraisers at Palo Verde. The parties offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings and focus on building our community of parents, families, and children through fun activities and parties while raising money to support Palo Verde PTA Programs. Parents donate the party, and all ticket sales benefit our school.
Past offerings include hiking trips, Halloween/fall/gingerbread parties for kids, wine/dumpling/margarita parties for adults, winter holiday parties, crafty parties for kids, coffee/tea parties and so much more. This year we would also like to get donors for a simple party for each grade level – for example Kinder Halloween Playdate with Donuts at Seale Park.
Please email your donated parties to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/9 with
Event Title, Event Description, Donor Name(s), # of Guests (Minimum / Maximum), Type of Event: (Adults-Only / Kids Drop-Off / Family), Event Location, Date/Time for Event (event sales kick off 10/16), Suggested Ticket Price
Please email us if you need help coming up with a party idea or getting partners to donate with you.
We look forward to partying with you!
International Harvest Fair
Please join Palo Verde’s diverse community as it celebrates the harvest season and the many beautiful cultures that make up our community.
Palo Verde’s Harvest and International Fair
NEW Date: Sunday, October 16th from 3-5 pm
The fair will have different country booths & harvest games led by the 5th graders. A planning meeting will be held on 9/23, Friday after drop off~8:20 in the teacher’s lounge. If you are planning to attend the fair and can lend a hand, please contact Kala Mehta Lansberg email@example.com or Mirlaine Mello firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots not filled: China; USA ; Harvest game supervision.
Seeking Fall Party Chairs
Palo Verde PTA is able to offer a variety of programs such as the upcoming Children’s Theater, Julia Robinson Science Night, Ice Skating, and International Harvest Fair because of the generous contributions and donations made by our families and the time and effort of our volunteer teams that set up and run fundraisers such as the upcoming Fall parties
However, over the last two years the PTA has been finding it hard to replace volunteers who have moved on to middle schools with newer volunteers who will take charge of and/or help run the fundraisers and donate parties that are crucial to support our enrichment, community building and academic programs. Without the funds we raise through the Fall Parties or the Spring auction, the PTA will find it increasingly harder to support a lot of our existing or new programs all of which support all of our kids.
We are looking for new energy and talent especially from the lower K-3 grades to help us try and meet our fundraising goals by chairing the upcoming Fall Parties fundraiser, NO PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We have a team in place to guide you and a software in place to run Fall Parties. The Fall parties chair/s will seek out parties from the community: eg halloween cup cake making, Moms and Margaritas, wine tasting, Eichler Tours. These parties are hosted generously by our families and proceeds from ticket sales from these parties come back to the PTA.
The fall parties chair will work with the existing team to advertise and promote the fundraiser. They will work with the auction software to create a catalog and facilitate online sales.
The Palo Verde Book Fair is Coming!
Our annual book fair is on September 26 – September 30, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping. Local favorite Books Inc. transforms the MP Room into our very own bookstore with an incredible selection of books perfect for our students, families and friends.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
When is it? September 26 – September 30
**Tuesday Special Extended Hours 8-11am, special Kinder hours 11:45am-12:15pm, 1-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm, special Kinder hours 11:45am- 12:15pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
** Thursday Special evening hours – join us for milk and cookies (while supplies last) while you shop 5:30-6:30pm!
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and credit cards.
More Questions? Like to volunteer during the Book Fair?
Palo Verde Staff “Favorites” and “Classroom Wish List” Binder in Main Office
In the main office there is a binder offering Staff “Favorites” and “Classroom Wish List” items! It is a wonderful resource during special days, holidays or any time of year one wishes to reach out to staff members.
The Palo Verde National Geo Bee is Here!
Where’s Timbuktu? The first modern democracy? What are bioluminescent corals? If you are a 4th or 5th grader at PV who wants to prep for the most famous national geography competition, come join this parent volunteers’ run club!
Alternate Wed Sept 14-Nov 9, 1:20-2:20, Rm16
Cost: One-time $30 to cover materials etc. Open to 4th and 5th graders.
Participants compete for Fun Bee trophy in Nov! Qualifiers early next year.
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Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.
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