December 16, 2013


December 20  Minimum Day
December 23 ~ January  3  Winter Break

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week
Dr.Stein is Retiring
Dr. Stein, our 4th and 5th grade PE teacher is retiring on Friday, December 20. Students will be wishing her a happy retirement at the Wednesday assembly. We all wish Dr Stein a happy and healthy retirement and thank her for her years of teaching as well as her years of service in the military. She will be missed.

Mountain Mike’s Restaurant Night Monday & Tuesday
Please join us for the last fundraiser of the year on December 16th and 17th (all day) at Mountain Mike’s Pizza located at 3918 B Middlefield Rd.

Mountain Mike’s will donate 20% of the sales generated by Palo Verde to our school. Purchases include dine in, take out and beverages. Remember to bring in the flyer and mention Palo Verde when you order. Didn’t get a flyer? Pop into the office and grab one!
Palo Alto Little League Spring 2014 Registration is Open Now ThroughJan 14!
Palo Alto Little League has baseball leagues for boys and girls 5-13 years of age (on April 30, 2014.) KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: Sign-up for Tee Ball!
New and returning players can sign-up online now at
League representatives will be available to assist you in person at
Walk-in Registration to be held at the PALL Clubhouse (3672 Middlefield
Rd.) on the dates and times below:
Saturday, January 11, 8 am – noon
Sunday, January 12, 9 am – 1 pm
Palo Verde Ice Skating Party
The Palo Verde Ice Skating Party is January 11th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Winter Lodge. Don’t forget to turn in your forms by Friday, Dec. 20th. Parents and siblings are invited to skate, too. The cost is $16 per skater, which covers the skate rental. Your Palo Verde PTA will provide pizza and drinks for everyone. You can turn your forms into the office. Need a form to fill out? The office has those, too. Have a question? Contact Kim Amsbaugh at amsbaugh at gmail dot com.


eScrip’s Online Mall is your one-stop shopping place for supporting Palo Verde as well as receiving unbeatable coupons and special offers this holiday season – and all year long!


Once your are registered with eScrip…

1) Go to and log in

2) Click on the link to the eScrip Online Mall

3) Search or browse for the online store where you want to shop

4) Click on the link to review the contribution and any available coupons

5) Shop! If you make a purchase, the contribution will be routed automatically through your eScrip account to Palo Verde


Want an even easier way to ensure all of your contributions are tracked? Download the eScrip “AutoEARN” tool. Once it is installed on your computer, you simply go about your online shopping without entering the eScrip Online Mall portal. The tool automatically tracks the percent donation when you make a purchase with a participating retailer. To install the tool, go to; click on the “Download AutoEarn” at the top of the page; and follow the easy instructions.

With so many great reasons to register for eScrip, please sign up today to ensure all of your holiday shopping is supporting Palo Verde.

Questions, please contact Iva Reid at

 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD News Elementary

English Learners Ladders to Success

FREE orientation event, Tue Dec 17, 6:30pm, Palo Alto High School.
The program itself, also FREE, begins Wed Jan 8.
Need to find a job or a better job? The PAUSD Adult School is beginning a new 10-week program to teach you how to complete the paperwork to apply for a job, how to search for work using a computer, and how to conduct a successful interview. We will also provide job advisement and help with support services that may be needed. Authorization to work in the U.S. is required.
Interested? Please contact Gerardo Pacheco,, 650-648-3557.

PAUSD News — All Schools

Get Help! Sign Up for Health Insurance Now!
Sat Dec 14, 8am-3pm, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave. [map]
Thu Dec 19, 2 to 7pm, Multipurpose Room, Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave. [map]
Come learn more about your insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Complete the application on the spot, with the help of a certified enrollment counselor!
FREE. Open to everyone. Flyers: [English] [Spanish]
Spanish interpretation, childcare, & many enrollment counselors available to help you.
More info online from: [PAUSD] [Sixth District PTA] [State PTA] [Covered CA]
To enroll for health insurance, bring these required documents:
· Current Income of all family members on the application (Tax Return, W2, recent pay stubs, etc.)
· Copy of U.S. Citizenship and residency status
· Legal resident card or Certificate of Naturalized Citizenship
· Copy of Social Security Number and Date of Birth for each family member in the household
· Applicant’s California ID or Driver’s License
Sponsors: PAUSD, Palo Alto PTA Council, & Covered CA.

Obtenga ayuda! Registrarse para el Seguro de Salud Ahora!
Sabado, 14 de diciembre, 8am-3pm, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave [map]
Jueves, 19 de diciembre, 2pm to 7pm, Multipurpose Room,
Jordan Middle School, 750 N California Ave [map]
Venga y aprenda más acerca de sus opciones de seguros bajo la Ley de Asistencia Asequible (ACA).
Complete la aplicación este mismo día con la ayuda de un consejero de afiliación certificada!
GRATIS. Abierto a todo el mundo. Folletos: [Español] [Inglés]
Traducción al español, cuidado de niños, y muchos consejeros de inscripción disponibles para ayudarle.
Más información en línea en: [PAUSD] [Sixth District PTA] [State PTA] [Covered CA]
Para inscribirse en el seguro de salud, favor de traer estos documentos requeridos:
– Los ingresos actuales de todos los miembros de la familia que van a estar en la aplicación (Declaración de impuestos, W2, talones de pago recientes, etc)
– Copia de la Ciudadanía de los EE.UU. y el estado de residencia
– Tarjeta de residente legal o Certificado de Ciudadanía naturalizado
– Copia del Número de Seguro Social y fecha de nacimiento para cada miembro de la familia en el hogar
– Identificación del Estado de California del solicitante o licencia de manejar.
Patrocinadores: PAUSD, Palo Alto Consejo de PTA, y Covered CA.

PAUSD Enrollment & Registration Info

Priority One registration is around the corner. Important dates & resources:
· Priority One registration for all incoming Kindergartners for the 2014-2015 school year: Tue Jan 14 – Thu Feb 13.
· Registration & residency guidelines and requirements:
· Registration forms and appointments for registration will not be accepted until Tue Jan 14.
Questions: please contact Central Attendance Office, 650-329-3707.

PTAC News Elementary

PTA News
California Schools are in Trouble: Sign the online PTA Petition!
CA once had top performing, top funded schools. Now, even after Prop 30, CA ranks 49th in school funding, and our schools perform near bottom on national assessments. CA spends $8,000 per student while top performing education states spend $16,000 – $22,000 per student. Palo Alto only spends at the national average. Sign the online Sixth District PTA petition to restore CA schools to excellence. To learn more about school funding, watch this PTA video and visit our Sixth District PTA Advocacy Website. Questions: Nancy Krop,

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Join the Children’s Theatre News Team!

The Children’s Theatre is launching a brand new quarterly newsletter, and we need your help! Youth age 8 to 13: Reply by Fri Dec 20 to tell us that you want to write an article for the Winter 2013 Newsletter! Email Please include:
– your name
– your age and grade level
– your email and phone number
– three ideas that you have for articles. These articles can be about anything that interests you: an interview with a cast member or theatre professional; a short story or poem about a favorite experience at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre; or an article about a current event that has caught your attention.
(If you are selected to participate, the first draft of your article will be due by Thu Jan 16.)