December 3, 2013

December  4  PTA Coffee;  ABC Reader Training: Book 4;
Site Council
December  7  PV Toy Swap, 10am – 1pm

December 12  Noon Art
December 13  Family Movie Night, 6:30pm, MP Room

December 20  Minimum Day
December 23 ~ January  3  Winter Break

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

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
December Green Commuter Individual and Mileage Tracker Classroom Awards

Congratulations to Rooms 2, 6 and 15- our October Golden Sneaker Award winners. Mileage tracker forms for November are due by Friday, December 6. We will be holding our November Golden Sneaker raffle at the assembly on Wednesday, December 11. We will also be holding another raffle that day to award individual prizes to those students who walked, biked or carpooled to school three months in a row and turned in their mileage tracker forms for September, October and November. If your child green commuted all the three months, please print out the mileage tracker form

and submit it for the raffle by December 6. Thank your for choosing to walk, bike or carpool to school.

Toy Swap,  December 7th 10-1pm
Are your old toys collecting dust? Bring your action figures, puzzles, games (board and video) legos and most other toys to the swap. Please, no broken toys, stuffed animals or books (the library will have a book swap later this school year).
How it works:
We’ll start accepting items at 9:30. Each person will receive tickets based on the type of items they bring to the swap. For example: action figures, 1 ticket; puzzles and board games, 2 tickets; video games and building sets, 3 tickets. From 10am until 1pm, tickets can be redeemed for toys at the swap on a first come, first served basis.

At the end of the swap all leftover toys will be donated to Goodwill (or another charity…I’d appreciate suggestions).
Questions or comments? Please let me know. Joslyn Leve, Green Team, joslynml at hotmail dot com.

Coming Soon… Family Movie Night!

Join your Palo Verde friends on Friday night, December 13, for a special holiday edition of Family Movie Night.  Bring your own reusable water bottle and a floor blanket or cozy pillow to the MP Room at 6:30pm. PTA will provide the fresh, hot popcorn and the movie.  You help us make it a party!  Please note, this is NOT a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Family Movie Night is a FREE social event for all Palo Verde families sponsored by the PTA.  Questions? Contact Heather Schultz.

Palo Verde Run Club

Hello Palo Verde Community!  Instead of holding a Girls on the Run program this year at Palo Verde, the PV coaches, Mrs. Brown, and I decided to instead have our very own Palo Verde Run Club, which will be open to both girls and boys in 4th and 5th grades.  The Palo Verde run club will be absolutely free of charge for families.  We are thrilled to offer a health-promoting after school club that is free for students and open to both girls and boys.  The Palo Verde Run Club will meet twice each week starting on March 10th, after school from 3:00-3:40 on Mondays and one other day during the week that is yet to be determined. The club sessions will not only focus on noncompetitive running, but also on teamwork, building compassion/empathy, and on developing confidence and a positive self-esteem in our student-athletes.  Be on the lookout for more details to follow after winter break.

Have a great week!

Christina Nosek

Palo Verde Run Club Coach & 5th Grade Teacher

 PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews


PAUSD Board Policy Review Committee 
Tue Dec 3,  noon-2pm, Conf. room A, 25 Churchill Ave. The committee will discuss a variety of Board Policy and Administrative Regulation changes, including those related to Bullying
Board meeting materials are posted online at: board/agenda.shtml

 PAUSD Regular Board Meeting Tue Dec 10,  open session begins 6:30pm, Board room, 25 Churchill Ave.
Board meeting materials are posted online at: board/agenda.shtml

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Up Next in the Playhouse:  The Princess and the Frog
Sat Dec 7, 10am and noon; Sun Dec 8, noon, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd. Join us for 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 our Magic Castle stage.  Performances are approximately 45 minutes.
For full schedule, & to purchase tickets,  [click here].

Gallery Shop Sale Thu Dec 5, 11am-6pm, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support the arts!  Stop by the Art Center for our annual Holiday Sale.  All Gallery Shop customers will enjoy free gift wrapping, refreshments and 15% off all merchandise!  Info:  The Gallery Shop Online.

 Parking:  With the renovation of the Main Library, parking at the Art Center has been temporarily reduced.  Please use the parking lot at the eastern side of the building (near the Auditorium and/or Temporary Main Library).  To access this lot, use the Embarcadero Road entrance, or from Newell Road, drive to the back of the building.  
 Auditions for The Sound of Music
Auditions Sat-Sun Dec 7-8; performances will be March 1-9, 2014.
Don’t miss the chance to perform in Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s beloved musical classic, The Sound of Music!  Peninsula Youth Theatre will hold auditions for actors ages 8-18.  For info, and to schedule an audition time, please visit

No te pierdas la oportunidad de actuar en el clásico musical de Rodgers y Hammerstein, The Sound of Music! Peninsula Youth Theatre llevará a cabo audiciones para actores edades 8 a 18 dic 7 y 8 con las actuaciones 1 a 9 marzo, 2014. Para más información y para programar y escuchar, por favor visite