eNews: April 22, 2014


              Talent Show screenings;
              Green Team Craft/Bake Sale(for charity)
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 24  Talent Show screenings;
              Restaurant Night – at Sancho’s Taqueria
April 25  Bottle/Can collection
April 26  May Fete Float Construction
April 29  Project Resilience;
              PV Open House; Science Fair;
              5th Grade Fundraiser Dinner;
              School Site Council Election

May  3  May Fete Parade 

May  5  PTA Executive Board Mtg

May  6  Talent Show
May  7  PTA Coffee;  Site Council;  

             ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8  Noon Art

May 15 Eaglesburg (5th grade)

May 16 Box Top Competition;

             PAUSD DEADLINE: Annual Data Update 

May 18  PV International Fair
May 21  ABC Reader Thank you & Year End Wrap Up;

             PV Volunteer Thank you Tea 

May 22  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
May 26  Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29  Last Day of School – minimum day

             Graduation – 5th graders  

Palo Verde PTA and School News
It is time for Annual Data Update

The 2014-15 school year is right around that corner.  That means that it’s time to update emergency and health information for all PAUSD students. All students’ information must be updated each year to ensure that the district has current information: emergency contacts, health conditions, and healthcare providers.

This must be completed by 05/16/2014

To complete this process, you will need to access your PAUSD Parent Portal account with your username and password by going to this page:


Restaurant Night – Sancho’s Taqueria

Please plan to enjoy some authentic Mexican food at Sancho’s Taqueria (2723 Middlefield Road) on April 23rd and 24th

. The last fundraiser at Sancho’s was a smoking success and we hope to see you all there again!
Sancho’s will donate 15% of your order to our school. Purchases include dine in, take out and beverages.
Flyers will be sent out soon in the Friday folders.

Family Pizza Dinner Night Fundraiser – April 29th

Who: All Palo Verde families attending Open House and Science Fair
When: Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Near MP room
What: 5th Grade Pizza Dinner Fundraiser
5th graders will serve you dinner on April 29th while raising money for a gift to Palo Verde. Relax and enjoy Palo Verde’s Open House and Science Fair.  It’s a busy evening – leave the dinner to us!

Pre-ordering is just one easy step. Click:  http://tinyurl.com/5thGradeFundRaiserPreOrderForm

Pre-order by April 25th for a discount and to help us plan:
  • Dinner Plate – $9 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
Prices on April 29th will be:
  • Dinner Plate – $10 (slice of pizza, salad, drink and dessert)
  • Extra Slice of Pizza – $5
  • Drink – $2
  • Dessert – $3
Make sure you let us know by April 25th and we will have dinner waiting for you on April 29th. (Please pay by cash at the event to buy your dinner) 
Questions?  Contact Dipti Joshi at dsonak (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Palo Verde Science Fair is coming next week on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm
We hope you are all having a great time working on the projects.

Please bring in your completed  projects to the MP room on the morning of the 29th before school (7:50 am to 8:15 am). Do not forget to have your name and grade on the front of the poster. Note that expensive or fragile items should not be displayed, use a photograph instead.

We need volunteers on the morning of the Fair from about 8:00 am to 8:20 am to help with the sign up and the table set up when the students are bringing in their projects, and from about 8:20 am to 8:50 am to help with the participation ribbons.
Please drop a mail to pavand (at) gmail (dot) com or philip.bednarz (at) stanfordalumni (dot) com if you are able to help.

The May Fete Float Construction

We are meeting on Saturday April 26 at 1 pm  in the school MP room to put finishing touches to the Palo Verde May fete float. There is something for everyone to do. There will be tasks such as glue gunning or cutting cardboard for adults and kids will help create warm fuzzies, color, decorate and glitter up the float. We would appreciate as much help as possible. Stay for as long as you want.

Please note that this is not a drop off as there will be no supervision.

We need lots of leaves for the  ‘Palo Verde ‘ on the float. In your
Friday folders from last week, please find a color paper with leaf
cutouts. Write a fuzzy gram, color it, glitter it and drop it off in
the bin marked May Fete by 04/25. If you would like a copy please find it here.

We are looking for a new May Fete chair for the next year. If you are curious about what it takes, this is the best time to come on by and check it out.

The 8th Annual Talent Show is coming – Volunteers needed!
We are very excited that our Talent Show has so many eager participants this year!  At least 80 hopefuls are going to come to the screenings this week!

To be able to run the Talent Show however, we need volunteers – otherwise we will have to cancel the show!  (That would be very sad!)

The Talent Show is on May 6th,
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders will have a show at 8:30am,  Grades 3 – 5 will have a show at 10:30 am

We need 6 parent volunteers to help with each show (so far we have about 3 for each!)  Please let us know which show you can help with.  You are also very welcome to help with both shows!  Thanks in advance!
Lisa Baxter (baxterl at bnei dot net) or
Denise White (glen.denise.white at gmail dot com)

Mileage Tracker Forms For April
Due by Monday May 5 
The last mileage tracker forms for the year are due on Monday May 5. At the assembly on May 14, we will be handing out tokens and certificates of appreciaton to all kids that walked, biked or carpooled through February, March and April and turned in their mileage forms.

Thank you for encouraging your child to walk, bike or carpool to school.

Shop at eScrip merchants & earn all summer long for Palo Verde!

If you haven’t signed up for eScrip yet, please take a few minutes and do so now by visiting  escrip.com/signup . Simply search by our Group Name (Palo Verde PTA) or Group ID (137331259) and follow the registration instructions.

There are many ways to earn, and there is no cost to you!!  

If you are already an eScrip supporter, make sure all your participating grocery club and payment cards are registered and up-to-date.

Remember, to earn, you will want to use your registered cards at every opportunity.
Thank you. We appreciate your time and support!
Questions: contact your eScrip coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun!  San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA

Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
PAUSD Board meeting
Tue  Apr 22,  6:30 P.M. Board Room – 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, California
The materials for the next Board meeting have been posted to the website at:   http://pausd.org/community/board/agenda.shtml    
May 1 at 8:00am at the transportation office located behind the Paly football field
Show your support for the dedication and kindness demonstrated daily by your child’s bus driver. Please donate a breakfast item and we’ll add a thank you card with your message and/or name. For more info contact adrianarepjrd@gmail.com. For details on how to sign up please click here: http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=06fe8e3b-fead-4a3e-8f22-a2252e044ffe
Parents Helping Parents, CAC and JLS PTA  Presents
Sat, Apr 26 – 9:30am-12:30pm JLS Middle School’s Cafetorium,
Topics  Include:  The Special Education Process and IDEA law ,  How an Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed, Parent’s Rights and Effective Collaboration with  IEP Team. Spanish Translation & Childcare provided for this event. For info:  http://www.php.com/ and http://cacpaloalto.org/ 
PTA News
SELPA 1 CAC Parent ED Event
Common Core and Students with Learning Challenges
Wed May 7,   7 to 9 pm.  Egan Middle School Multi, 100 West Portola Ave, Los Altos 94022.
Common Core Standards recognize speaking and listening as an integral part of learning. These new standards emphasize communication and group work, skills that students with learning (or other) disabilities often struggle with .  How will teachers work with these students (IEPs, 504s, or struggling) so that they learn what they need to meet these valuable new standards?  For more info: www.selpa1cac.org

Parent Education Network Presents
Learning Disabilities and Attention Problems: Early Warning Signs and What to Do About It
Tue Apr 29, 7 – 8:30 PM, Los Altos Christian School (Fireside Room), 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Brendan Pratt as he walks through the early warning signs of learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia) and attention problems (ADHD). $20 for PEN members plus bring a guest for FREE. $30 for non-member registration For more info: www.PEN-SiliconValley.org 
FAMILY CONCERT “Music from the Cinema”
Sun  May 18,  3:00 pm at  Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Philharmonic presents its annual Family Concert. The varied and familiar selections will include music by some of Hollywood’s greatest composers – Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo), Howard Shore (Fellowship of the Ring), and John Williams (several different films), 2001: A Space Odyssey.  For more info: www.paphil.org.
Paly Choirs Spring Concert
Sun, Apr 27  at 4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St, Palo Alto.  
The Award winning Paly Choirs present a Spring Concert of Opera and Art Song.  Join us for this wonderful afternoon of opera and art song from around the world.  Music of Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein and more.  This performance will feature special guest artist from the SF Opera Chorus mezzo-soprano Janet Campbell,  Prices: $10 for Adults, $5 for Students & Seniors ($5), children under 12 Free.  For more information, go to palychoirs.com.
Cantor Art center presents
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Apr 23-Aug 17
This exhibition of nearly 70 photographic prints by Carleton Watkins-perhaps America’s most influential 19th-century landscape photographer-celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant of 1864, the first official step toward preserving the Sierra Nevada Mountains for public use and establishing the National Park system. Read the press release. 
Calling Student Volunteers for May Fete Parade
Sat, May 3 from 9:30 am -1:30 pm on at the parade downtown.  
Need for  5-6 local teens to work at the May Fete Parade this year.  The work will be handing out literature about the importance of caring neighborhoods and the developmental assets. We will pay a stipend of $40 or students can get volunteer service hours.  For more info contact Terry Godfrey at devassetspaloalto@gmail.com.

Los Altos Mountain view PTA presents
Good Enough Parenting
Thu, Apr 24 7 to 9 pm, Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Dr.Brad Sachs speaks on  on innovative,inspiring and practical approach to parent – child communication,  Learn how to enhance  adolescents’self -awareness, self – assuredness, and self -reliance,  Soften family conflict and  Enrich the Bond between generations

After School Nature Programs
Every Wednesday May 7 – June 4  from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the EcoCenter, Baylands Nature Preserve
Junior Naturalist is open to students in 3rd – 5th grades. Each day students have the opportunity to learn about natural science and the environment in a fun and engaging way. Students will go hiking around the Baylands, meet live hawks and owls up close, touch fish and leopard sharks, restore the Baylands. Students get a t-shirt, name tag, and merit pins to show off the nature knowledge. For more e-mail Eric@EVols.org. Spaces are very limited, register today.
The Media Center I Presents
MC Sports Summer Broadcasting Workshop
July 14th to 18th for Grades 6-8
Learn live television sports production. Students going into grades 6-12 will get hands on training from industry professionals on the basic skills required to produce live sporting events.  No experience is necessary, Everyone has a chance to learn all crew positions.
For GRADES 6 TO 8 
Jul 7 to 18, Jordan Middle school
for  Gr 3-7, YouthStartup is dedicated to fostering learning through K12 entrepreneurial problem solving and internship. 1-Invention-I(AM), Marketing-I(PM): Have fun and games. Brainstorm ideas. Learn project basics & build prototype.  2-Business-I(AM), II (PM):  Create a simple business plan to present. Get funds &build your product.  For more info: info@youthstartup.com, 

The Media Center I Presents
MC Sports Summer Broadcasting Workshop
July 21st to 25th for Grades 9-12
Learn live television sports production. Students going into grades 6-12 will get hands on training from industry professionals on the basic skills required to produce live sporting events.  No experience is necessary, Everyone has a chance to learn all crew positions. 
For -GRADES 9 TO 12
Jul 7 to 18, Gunn & Palo Alto High
For Gr8-12  YouthStartup is dedicated to fostering learning through K12 entrepreneurial problem solving and internship. 1-Invention-I(AM),  Marketing-I(PM): Have fun and games. Brainstorm ideas. Learn project basics & build prototype. 2-Business-I(AM), II (PM):  Create a simple business plan to present. Get funds &build your product.  For more info: info@youthstartup.com, 

Community E, M, H
Palo Alto City Library  Presents
Rock and Roll Soccer 
Tue, Apr 22 at 7 pm, Rinconada Bowl, 777 Embarcadero Rd. 

For Adults. Rock out while doing soccer drills to maintain excellent health. Beginners and advanced soccer players welcome.

Birth and Family Fair,
Sat, May 10, 10:00am-4:00pm, All Saints’ Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 

Blossom Birth Services Birth and Baby Fair for new and expectant families! Meet local pregnancy & new parent businesses & resources, sign up for informative workshops, goodie bags & much more! At 10am featured speaker & Blossom’s 2014 Mother’s Day Achievement Award recipient Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker on evidence-based maternity care. http://blossombirth.org/Special_Events/Birth_Family_Fair_2014.html


The annual Youth Art Show,
Apr 27 – May 18 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313, Newell Rd. 
Reception: April 30, 4:30 – 7:00pm, Opening remarks at 6:00pm.
An exhibition of PAUSD student artwork grades K – 12, Additional Youth Art exhibit will be displayed at the PAUSD district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 4:30pm


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