eNews: April 10, 2015


April  13  PTA Board Meeting;
               Writer’s Workshop Parent Meeting
April  15  MATH NIGHT
April  18  Goodwill Fill-A-Truck fundraiser

April  20 – 24  Walk and Roll to School Week
April  20  Noon Art
April  23  Boardgames Thrusday – come help if you can!
April  24  Parent Music Concert
April  27 – May  1   PV Teacher Appreciation Week

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News
From Last Week


Columbia University’s Teacher College Trainers to Hold a Parent Meeting

April 13th, 4:30 – 5:30 in the MP Room
Writing Experiences Your Children Have At School And Supporting Your Writers At Home
On our return from spring break we are happy to have our two trainers, Alissa Levy, 3rd- 5th grades, and
Katie Wears K – 2nd grades, from New York’s Teacher College here for our spring training with all grade
levels. On Monday April 13th we are excited to announce that our long awaited parent meeting with the
trainers will be held from 4:30 – 5:30 in the MP Room. The topic will include writing experiences your
children have at school and how you can support your writers and home. Please mark your calendars now!


on Wed  Apr 15th from 6 – 8pm in the MP Room 

Come and have fun at Palo Verde’s Family Math Night on Apr 15th from 6 – 8pm in the MP Room.  

We’ll test our logic, learn a math-magic trick, see 3D in a new way, play games, take a turn at life-size chutes-and-ladders and ask “Who wants to be a Mathionaire?”. 

Fun for all ages!  See you there!

Goodwill Fill-A-Truck Fundraiser April 18th, 9-2:30pm

The fundraiser is almost here! Please leave your donations in front of the Palo Verde office starting the week of
April 13th. The Goodwill truck will be in the front parking lot from 9am to 2:30pm on Saturday, April 18th.  We will receive up to $1500 for a full truck of acceptable donation items; all proceeds will go to the Palo Verde PTA.

Goodwill accepts:
Gently used clothing, sports equipment, housewares, books, electronics (working or not).  

Furniture, large appliances, automobile parts, weapons, household trash, construction debris, hazardous household liquids or chemicals, carpet, pet supplies or food.


Please contact Joslyn Leve from the Green Team at joslynml at hotmail dot com if you have any questions.  

Noon Games a.k.a Cornerstone Extension Board Game Thursday
Two more noon games left for the school year! 
Next Noon Game is 4/23/15. Last Noon Game is 5/21/15.
Take a lunch break, come on over and play board games with Palo Verde students. 


Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip

Please continue to support Palo Verde PTA through your ongoing participation in the eScrip program!


If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. Visit www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update to your existing eScrip account from the drop down box.

If you are not yet signed up with eScrip, visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the instructions. It’s easy to earn for Palo Verde.

Group Name: Palo Verde PTA

Group ID: 137331259


Questions, please contact: Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com  – thank you!


PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Stay up to date with weekly communications from Dr. Max McGe

Each week Superintendent Max McGee provides written information for all interested parents and community members.  These communications include updates on important topics, insights into upcoming agenda items, and other useful pieces of information regarding PAUSD.   Questions regarding these publications can be sent to Kathleen Ruegsegger at kruegsegger@pausd.org. Please share this opportunity to be updated each week from our Superintendent with your neighbors and fellow parents.

Vote YES on A Today to Renew $13M Annual School Funding
Ballots arrived in the mail late last week.  It’s time to vote YES to renew parcel tax funding we need to keep elementary and core class sizes down, elective offerings available, and students supported with counselors, psychologists and librarians.  A 67% majority, or 2 YES votes for every NO vote, is needed for the ballot to pass.  
Currently, PAUSD receives nearly $13M from parcel taxes.  85 teachers, counselors, librarians, and psychologists are funded entirely by these funds.  It helps Palo Alto schools to keep pace with expected enrollment growth (over 700+ students over the next 5 years), and make up for declining state funding, and $4M per year in increased state-mandated costs, and lost lease revenue starting this year.  Besides class size reduction, a few spending priorities for Measure A funds include greater student counseling support, additional school nurses,  PreK to grade 2 literacy support, and expanded summer school offerings.  
Please vote YES on A, and please encourage your friends and neighbors to vote YES as well!  Note: PTA is an advocacy organization and while we are non-partisan we can and do advocate for ballot measures.  

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