eNews: February 24, 2016


      26  PTA Board Meeting; 

            Notecard Fundraiser forms are due
            Movie Night (Minions)
      29  Math Night

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

       30 Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 7

       1 – 8  Spring Break, No School 

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Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week 


And the winner is … MINIONS!
This Friday at Family Movie Night we’ll be showing Minions!  Join us in the MP Room at 6:30pm for a fun evening with your Palo Verde friends.  Remember to bring your own travel mug, plus a cozy floor blanket and pillows.  PTA will supply the hot, fresh popcorn!  Remember: Family Movie Night is NOT a drop-off event.  All little Minions must have a full grown mastermind with them.  See you at the movies!

Palo Verde PTA Spring Social & Auction
Palo Verde Rocks – 90’s Style

Our biggest FUN-draiser and Social Event of the year is coming up on Saturday, April 16, 2016!!!

Mark those Calendars!
Wednesday, March 16
Event Ticket Sales Start for Palo Verde Rocks – 90s Style
Monday, March 28 – Online Catalog Available
Friday, April 1 – Online Auction Opens
Saturday, April 16 – Palo Verde Rocks – 90s Style Event
Friday, April 22 – Online Auction Closes

In previous years, the silent auction items have only been available at the event.
This year, the majority of the silent auction is going online through SchoolAuction.net.  Starting April 1, summer camps, gift cards, and more go up on our e-auction. Last year, we used SchoolAuction.net for items that were still available after the auction event and it was quite successful. 
But wait, not everything will be online. The popular Principal-of-the-Day, 5th Grade Promotion Front Row Seats, Teacher/Staff Parties and Parent Parties will only be available for sign-up and bidding starting at the the Palo Verde Rocks event on April 16th. So be sure to get your tickets and get ready to rock the 90s!  

We are planning for and looking forward to a great event all around!

Please do not hesitate to contact us at vp.fundraising@pvpta.org with any questions or interest in helping out.  There are many aspects to pulling this event together and most are quite fun.  Every little bit counts!

-Your 2016 Auction Committee

Talent Show is coming soon! (May 9)
It’s time to start thinking about your Talent Show act!  Entry forms will come home just before Spring Break and Auditions will take place soon after.  Please remember that: 
  • acts need to be 2 minutes or less,
  • acts must be inoffensive (please check music selections),
  • each participant can only take part in one act,
  • acts may be individual or in groups
  • acts must be rehearsed and “show-ready”
  • acts must be previewed at the auditions in order to be eligible for the show

Volunteers are essential to make the talent show happen, both before and during the show.  If you are able to help out, please email: Denise White (glen.denise.white (at) gmail (dot) com) or Laam Wong (laam.wong (at) gmail (dot) com


Art Night was a HUGE success 
On Tuesday February 2, over 100 families attended the Palo Verde Family Art night. Some kids made Animal Stabiles using colorful  shapes, others spent their creative time making animal accordion book art with re-used cd covers. The Japanese Gyotaku fish printing was also very popular.
The evening had a quiet buzz, creative and friendly. A big thank you goes out to Betsy Halaby and Suzie Peyton from Create Café for bringing the inspired project ideas and all of the materials.

Several volunteers were instrumental in making the evening fun for kids. They were: Heather DeLaCruz, Sunita Ganapati, Su Khiong Yong, Harshni Raghav, Hannah Lu, Janelle Graves, Mukta Awasthi, and Jennifer Cassano. Palo Verde continues to have fun family events thanks volunteers like you– thank again for making the evening such a huge success!  

From Last 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)

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 


PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Lucky winners from each school will be chosen as finalists to compete in our contest at JLS Middle School on March 23rd, 2016. As an added bonus, the winner of this event will be entered into a national competition for some great prizes!
Click Tips for Future Chefs

They’re available in the cafeteria!
Turn them in to the cafeteria by March 4th, 2016.

The Palo Alto Swing Dance- a Gunn HS Music Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 5, 6:30 – 10 PM, Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
You are all invited to join the fun at the Inaugural Palo Alto Swing Dance, a fundraiser for the Gunn High School Music Department.  Swing dance group lessons will be provided along with live music performed by the Gunn Jazz Bands throughout the evening. Each ticket includes swing dance lessons, light food, and non alcoholic drinks throughout the event. Multiple ticket options are available. Tickets & information can be found at  www.paloaltoswingdance.eventbrite.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/797783626998473
Classroom Volunteers Needed – An Hour a Week Could Change a Student’s Life 
Have you enjoyed volunteering in your child’s classroom? Then consider visiting a classroom in east Menlo Park or East Palo Alto.  Our All Students Matter volunteers work once a week for about an hour on reading and math skills with kids in grades K-4.  Sign up now to start in September. Training will be provided. To learn more or sign up, visit www.allstudentsmatter.org or contact Keri Tully at keritully@gmail.com
Little Vikes Summer Camp
The Paly Cheerleaders and Dancers are hosting a cheer, stunt and dance clinic for local Middle, Elementary and Pre-School boys and girls Aug 1-5, 2016. Half day and longer day age-appropriate programs available. This camp takes place at Palo Alto High School. Please visit palycheer.net for more information. This camp is a fundraiser for the Paly Spirit Squads. If you have any questions contact Hilary McDaniel, Spirit Squad Program Director at hmcdaniel@pausd.org.   


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