eNews: August 26, 2015


27  Picture Day (group and 5th grade individual)
28  Picture Day (Individuals)
28  PTA Board Meeting;
28   Welcome Back Picnic


  1  Back To School Night (parents only)
2  Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 1
7  Holiday – No School
14  Noon Art
16  PTA General Meeting + Coffee
18  Walk A Thon (tentative)
21 – 25  Book Fair
25  PTA Board MeetingClick here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.


Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

Picture day is this Thursday and Friday!  Please have your student bring in their photo order forms with payment to hand to the photographer if you have not already pre-ordered photos online.  Photo make-up date TBD after the pictures are delivered.  Extra School photograph order forms are available in the office.

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 21 – September 25, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping.  This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room.  Books perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parent.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA.  Please email Tina Mondragon (tinamondragon at aol.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell at hotmail.com) with any questions.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
1.    Teachers will have their wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2.    Books Inc. staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find great books.
3.    Proceeds from the books fair support the school library and other needs.
4.    It’s a great place to get gifts!
5.    It’s fun!
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and credit cards.
When is it?  September 21 – September 25
Monday  2-3:15pm
**Tuesday Special Extended Hours 8-11am, special kinder hours 11:45am-12:15pm,  & 1-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday8-9am & 2-3:15pm
** Thursday Special evening Hours join us for milk and cookies (while supplies last) while you shop 5:30-6:30pm
Friday 8-8:30am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tinamondragon at aol.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell at hotmail.com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Martha
Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders 
Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on August 28, Friday. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there.
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).
Earn for Palo Verde with eScrip!
Sign up with eScrip and your everyday shopping can earn funds for Palo Verde. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants  (Piazza’s, Molly Stone’s, Fresh & Easy and more) will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.
Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on “Sign Up“.
  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA
  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.
Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.
Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com
From Last Week
Welcome Back Picnic!

Please come join fellow Palo Verde families for a fun, casual get together on Friday evening, August 28, 6-7:30pm.  Pack up a picnic dinner for your family and dine with all of us “al fresco”.   The PTA will provide dessert, drinks, and name tags for everyone.    Parents have a chance to reconnect with old pals and make new friends at the school.  New families can chat with some experienced “old-timers”.  Kids run around with each other after hours (and then sleep really well that night).  See you there!  Would you like to help?  Contact Heather Schultz, hschultz (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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Open House and Registration at Palo Alto Chinese School
Palo Alto Chinese School is starting the new school year on Friday, August 21. Class meets every Friday 7-9 PM at JLS Middle School. There are two tracks. The Mandarin track is offered preschool – grade 12, for students from heritage families. The Chinese as Second Language (CSL) track is offered K – grade 7, for students with little exposure to Chinese language. Open House on August 21 and 28 at 7:15 – 8:45 PM. For more info, check http://www.paloaltochineseschool.org/.


Green Fest Expo by Project Enybody
Sun, Aug 30    Mitchell Park Community Center     2 – 5 pm
Learn from interactive activities and experts the simple ways your family can be more green in a typical day, from greener recipes to digitized carpooling to Palo Alto’s water cycle and restriction.  Enjoy live music, eat free ice cream and race through the scavenger hunt and relay to win amazing prizes.  www.enybody.org


Come Join Cub Scouts Pack 6!
Pack 6 invites all boys Grades 1 – 5 to join Cub Scouting. Cub Scouts have lots of fun, learn new things and make new friends. But scouting is much more than that! IT IS FUN WITH A PURPOSE! Scouting is a family oriented activity that develops character, leadership, communication skills and good citizenship. Activities include camping, hiking, archery, skits, public speaking, field trips, family events, learning about the environment and our society, helping the less fortunate, etc. No prior scouting experience is needed and boys can join at any age.
Scouts meet every alternate Thursday from 7 – 8 PM at Palo Verde MP Room.
The first meeting this year is on Sep 3, Thursday. This will be an open house.
For information on scouting, visit  http://www.pacsky.org/. If you have any questions, please contact Cub Master, Dan Lieb at pack6info@gmail.com.


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