eNews: February 17, 2016


      18  Noon Games

      19  Palo Verde Kindergarten visitation day (parents only) 
      22  Noon Art; 
            Science Fair, Parent Information Night, MP Room 
      26  PTA Board Meeting; 
            Notecard Fundraiser forms are due
            Movie Night (evening)
      29  Math Night (evening)

        2  PTA Coffee Social;
            Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 6
        7  Science Fair Proposals Due;
            Noon Art
       11 No School
       17 Noon Games
       21 Noon Art
       25 PTA Board Meeting

       30 Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 7 

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Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week 

MATH NIGHT!  Mon Feb 29th, 6-8pm in the MP Room  Puzzles, Games and Fractals, Oh My!

  • Come and help to build the 3D Sierpinski Gasket Fractal – let’s see how big we can make it!
  • Can you choose the winning racehorse?  There’s a good probability!
  • What does a sunflower, a nautilus and Romanesco broccoli have in common?
All this and more at:
Math Night on Mon Feb 29th from 6-8pm in the MP Room
See you there!

(Volunteers needed  please email: glen.denise.white (at) gmail (dot) com)


From Last Week 


Palo Verde Norecard Fundraiser

It’s time for our annual Notecard Fundraiser!  Each child designs his/her own personal and unique note card.  They come in very handy and also make great gifts (Mother’s Day/Father’s Day).  In addition to notecards, there are other products (notepads, stickers, and gift tags) that you can also order at the same time.  Siblings, Parents and Grandparents are welcome to design and order products through this Fundraiser as well!  Please join us and enjoy your creative and artistic talent.
A portion of the proceeds goes directly to our school.
The notecards and order forms will go home in the Friday folders around Valentine’s Day. Extra blank notecards and order forms are available in the office. Please return the order form, completed notecard, and a check made payable to “Palo Verde PTA” to your child’s teacher or the office by Friday, February 26th.  The orders will be distributed in late April or early May. Question? Contact Junghee Hsieh, heatherjhcho AT hotmail DOT com 

Seeking Volunteers to Help with Coffee Socials Set-up and Clean-up

As part of our community building efforts, the PTA has a tradition of providing coffee once a month during assembly. This provides parents/PTA members with an opportunity to stop after drop off and connect with other parents over a cup of coffee and treats once a month, vote on PTA matters during our general meetings and get up to speed with school events announced at the assembly. 
We are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to set up the coffee table and clean up after the assembly on any or all of the coffee social dates. 
The following are the upcoming coffee social dates

WednesdayMarch 2

WednesdayApril 20 (PTA Board Elections)
May, (Date TBD)


** Fall Party 
New date for our 
‘Kids Book Club and Treats’ Fall Party for 4th-5th Graders!
Join us on Friday, March 4 at 3pm!
Sign up at:  https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/2015fallparties/catalog/show/30  

Join us for an afternoon book club to discuss Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. We’ll meet at the Palo Verde Library after school for sharing, discussion and tasty treats, as we talk about 4th and 5th grade perspectives on this popular grade school book. Please purchase/borrow and have your 4th or 5th grader read the book in advance. Each child will go home with a new book!
Date & Time: Friday, March 4, 3pm-4:30pm
Event Location: Palo Verde Library
Price: $20 per student
Hosts: Laurence Kancherla (Rm 4, 16), Iva Reid (Rm 4, 17)  and Lili Nova-Roessig (Rm 19)


4th and 5th Grade Palo Verde students only.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Parent-Child Communication Workshop
Mon, Mar 14, 7 – 8:30 PM, Paly Haymarket Theater, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Mon, Mar 21, 7 – 8:30 PM, JLS Middle School Cafetorium, 480 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
The workshop will begin with scripted vignettes about teen stressors.  Moderators will guide discussion to provide parents with different strategies, skills and advice for communicating and connecting with their child.  Mandarin translation provided. Sponsors: Stanford Department of Behavioral Sciences and PAUSD.  Questions:  Harrison123@stanford.edu
Project Cornerstone Annual Campaign
Project Cornerstone recently launched its annual giving campaign.  By March 2, they need our help to raise $1 per child to reach 80,000 youth across Silicon Valley. The funds raised will go directly to sustain and expand the ABC and Los Dichos programs; empower youth through the Expect Respect program; and train school and nonprofit staff to build assets with youth. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and goes directly to Project Cornerstone. You can donate on-line at  http://www.projectcornerstone.org and click on the Make a Gift Button. Project Cornerstone is an initiative of the YMCA of Silicon Valley.  Be sure to designate Project Cornerstone as your “branch.”
Media Moms & Digital Dads, Screens & Children-Separating the Facts from Fear 
Wed, Feb. 24, 7:30 PM, OFJCC, 1921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
This programprovides an overview of the digital media landscape in which our kids live, learn and play. We’ll discuss media usage, social science research, opportunities and challenges presented by digital media, and how parents can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape with their kids. Dr. Yalda T. Uhls will offer expert advice on how parents can guide their kids to make responsible, respectful and safe media choices.  Tickets: https://paloaltojcc.org/Events/media-moms-digital-dads-screens-childrenseparating-the-facts-from-fear
Paly Choirs Pops Concert “BAM” Bay Area Music
Feb 9 & 10, 7:30 PM, Haymarket Theater, Palo Alto High School
Paly Choirs present “BAM” pop music classics from the Bay Area artists including Green Day, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, Otis Redding Huey Lewis and the News and much more!  Featuring the 75-voice Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Spectrum Singers, Beginning Choir and Acappella groups.
Student $5 Adults $10 Children 12 and under Free
Palo Alto Chinese New Year Fair
Sun, Feb.  21, 2 – 5 PM, . Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
This festive event will showcase Chinese art, culture and foods through performances and exhibition booths, including Chinese music and dance, brush painting, calligraphy, dumpling making and more. Organized by the Palo Alto Neighborhood WeChat group and the Palo Alto Chinese Parents’ Club, the event aims to facilitate communication and friendship among Palo Alto residents. Free admission. Food tasting tickets sold at the door
Design Tours at Ronald McDonald House
Thurs-Mon, Feb 13-28,10 AM – 3 PM, 510 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto
The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is offering complete tours of the newly-constructed House. As a result of “Where Hope Has a Home,” a year-long philanthropic partnership with the San Francisco Design Center, some of the Bay Area’s top design firms have been hard at work to ensure the new House provides the perfect environment to support families in crisis. Their collective efforts are transforming the new structure into an oasis of hope and love, from the paint and flooring, to the fixtures and furniture, including everything in between. Tickets: $35 for adults; $10 suggested donation for children under 12. Purchase 25 tickets and receive a $5 discount per ticket.
Youth Community Service Annual Luncheon Celebrating 25 Years of Changing Lives Through Service
Fri, Feb 19, 11:30 AM – 1 PM,  Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto

All community members are invited to attend this year’s annual luncheon sponsored by Youth Community Service.  To honor the 25th anniversary of YCS in the community, YCS will be featuring a number of our visionary founders, YCS alumni, and current participants as speakers.  There is no cost to attend. For more information, and to RSVP online, go to http://youthcommunityservice.org/events/annual-ycs-luncheon-2016/


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