eNews: January 14, 2015


January 14   BIG for the Feet Day (wear Blue!) 
January 15   BIG for the Project Day (wear Orange!);
                     Noon Art
January 16   BIG Smiles Day (wear Yellow!) 

January 19   No School
January 22   Children’s Theatre Production at PV
                     Parent Info Mtg; 

                     Noon Art;

January  23  Family Movie Night

January 26 – 29 Age of Sail, 5th graders
January 27  ART NIGHT
February   2  PTA Board Meeting
February   3  5th Grade Auditions
                      PA Children’s Theatre Production at PV

Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.

Palo Verde PTA and School News

    What? PTA General Meeting  
    When? Wednesday, January 21 just after drop off
    Where? in front of the Reading Garden
    Why? Review/approve updates to the PTA calendar & the 2014-2015 PTA budget, approve 
            (&/or sign-up) to be on the nominating committee, ask questions & enjoy a cup of coffee.

We hope to see you there!

Art Night at Palo Verde, MP Room

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA
Come join us for the 2nd annual Palo Verde Art Night, designed to draw out the artistic spirit in both children and parents.  There will be several fun activities sure to ignite your creativity.   Volunteers needed to assist with the activities. Art expertise not required. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai_p (at) hotmail dot com by Friday, January 23th.

The new year is just starting so come by, grab a cup of coffee & see what PTA is doing. 

Palo Verde Auction & Social

The annual Palo Verde Auction & Social is coming up on Saturday, March 7th and we’re looking for parent donations to make the event really sparkle. Parent donations – including contributions of items, unique skills, and fun parties (for families, kids and parents) – highlight the remarkable nature of our Palo Verde community, while raising funds to support valued PTA programs. Please consider donating a party/event, special skill or item to the 2015 Palo Verde Auction. Partner with some friends, think about your unique skills and/or contribute a donation from your work. Return the form that was distributed in the January 9th Friday folder OR email your donation information to pvpta.auction@gmail.com. Thanks for making this year’s auction the best ever!

Coming Soon – 3rd through 5th Grade Production of “Treasure Island”!
3rd through 5th Grade Parents, please mark your calendars for the Parent Information Meeting at 8:15 a.m. in the MP room on Thursday, 1/22 to learn more about the partnership between Palo Verde Elementary School PTA and the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre to stage a production of Treasure Island. The Children’s Theatre comes to our school every other year to give kids this unique performance experience. All 3rd through 5th grade children that want to participate will be able to participate, either on stage or as a crew member. Auditions will be held in early February, with rehearsals running up to the performances in late March. Please come learn more about this enriching theatre opportunity right here on our school campus. Email Parent Coordinator Callie Turk at callieturk@gmail.com with questions if you cannot attend the meeting.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Fifth Annual MLK Jr. Family Day of Service
Co-sponsored by Youth Community Service (YCS), the City of Palo Alto and Project Safety Net
Monday, January 19, 11am – 2pm
King Plaza @ City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his teachings of community and service, join YCS and its partners
for activity tables, speakers, music, and an open mic featuring community artists. Bring a non-perishable canned food item
or a warm jacket to support other local organizations.  For more information check out the YCS website @
www.youthcommunityservice.org or call 650-858-8019.

Girls Softball – Register by January 20th!
Nineteen Palo Verde girls played softball last year as part of Palo Alto Girls Softball’s spring recreational season and we’d love to have even more this year!  It’s a league for all levels, 5-15.  Everyone plays.  Starting with t-ball for the 6 and unders, it’s a safe and fun environment to learn softball.  The season runs March 7 – May 16.  Register now at http://www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org/ 

Meet the Curator and Exhibition Preview

Jan 16, 9 am; Palo Alto Art Center
Join fellow Palo Alto Art Center Foundation members for a special opportunity to tour upcoming Hear This! exhibition with curator Lisa Ellsworth. Look, listen, and immerse yourself in the sonic works of five contemporary artists before the show opens to the public and gain exclusive insight from the curator. Lisa has 15 years of experience as curator, arts educator, and designer of integrated arts experiences and environments in museums, presenting work by emerging and established Bay Area artists. Don’t miss out; if you’re not yet a member, become one now!

Come to Friday Night at the Art Center!
Jan 23, 7-10 pm; Palo Alto Art Center
Get in on the fun at “Friday Night at the Art Center”.to celebrate the opening of Hear This! with delicious food, live performances, hands-on art and sound-making projects and an opportunity to meet the artists! Don’t miss the open mic lounge and curated cocktail at the cash bar (members receive two free drinks). In the Glass Gallery, will also be featured the new Lift/Heft exhibition created by artists-in-residence May Wilson and Lauren DiCiccio.
Unique pairing of Daugherty, Berlioz for Redwood Symphony
Sat, Feb. 14, 8 pm; Main Theater, Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City 94061
The West Coast premiere of an electric guitar concerto by the hippest composer in classical music and Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony, one of the most revolutionary musical works of all time, will headline the Valentine’s Day program for Redwood Symphony. Tickets from $10-$25 are available RedwoodSymphony.org, children under 18, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free. Parking at Cañada College is ample & free

The 19th Annual Juana Run Registration is Open
Early reg discounts: 1/10-1/20; Race Day: Feb 28; 4100 Orme Street Palo Alto
This year’s is the usual 8K, a 5K fun run, 1-mile race, and kids races, all through the streets of Barron Park neighborhood. Proceeds go to the West Valley Track Club, Gunn High School Sports Boosters; Juana Briones, Barron Park, and Terman PTAs. For $5 off any 5K or 8K registration (or combo of both races), use code EARLY2015 now thru Jan 10th. For $2 off any kids or 1-mile race use KIDS2015 now thru Jan 20th.  Click here for online registration. Or visit the website at juanarun.org.
Hear This! Exhibition to Explore the Power of Sound
Jan 17-Apr 12
What is the sound of art? The Palo Alto Art Center will attempt to answer that provocative question through its upcoming exhibition, Hear This!,. Hear This! will present works by five contemporary artists who employ the power of sound in artworks that explore perception, the passage of time, and nostalgia. This unique exhibition will be both surprising and fun – mark your calendars now!





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