eNews: January 21, 2015


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
February   4  Restaurant Night: Mountain Mike’s Pizza;
                      PV Spirit Day – Wear your spirit gear!
                      PTA Coffee;
                      ABC Reader Training: Book #5;
                      3rd/4th Grade Auditions PA Children’s
                      Theatre Production at PV
February    5  Noon Art
February   10 Science Fair Parent Information Mtg
February 12 – 16  No School

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

How to Train Your Dragon 2 –
This Friday Night @ 6:30pm!

Join us Friday night as we watch another fun movie on the big screen in the MP Room.  Bring a cozy floor blanket, a pillow and your own mug or reusable cup.  Wear your PJs, if you like.  PTA will provide the movie, fresh hot popcorn, and warm cider.  Family Movie Night is a FREE social event open to all Palo Verde families.  Please note this is not a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible result.  Doors open at 6:15pm on January 23rd for pre-movie cartoon watching.  See you there!!

From Last Week

    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

PAUSD Honored as Part of  SCCOE Board Meeting Celebrating Biliteracy and Pathway  Awards
Palo Alto Unified was honored at the Dec 10 Santa Clara County Board of Education meeting for their successful implementation of the Biliteracy Seal program. PAUSD implemented this program in the 2013-2014 school year and put seals on 251 senior diplomas and transcripts last May.  Gunn gave out sixty-two seals with six students having three languages. Paly gave out 189 seals. Info: http://news.pausd.org/post.cfm/palo-alto-unified-recognized-at-santa-clara-county-board-of-education-meeting-for-biliteracy-awards 
Community E, M, H
Paid Stanford Mother/Daughter Study ~ $40.00 per hour
Stanford University Campus; schedule around YOUR availability: daytime, evenings or weekends.
The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is seeking mothers with a history of depression (episodes &/or ongoing) and their 10-14 year old daughters for research on how they think and process information.  Participants must be a US Citizen or hold a green card, read and speak English fluently and have no immediate plans to leave the bay area.  Your generous participation in this study could help future woman of our community.  The more is understood how you and your daughter connect, the closer to reaching the goal of preventing emotional disorders and improving treatment plans.Contact: mood@psych.stanford.edu ; 723-0804
Social Brain Investigation at the  Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Stanford Hospital;  Ongoing
Participation involves evaluation including: • Self-reports and behavioral tasks. • Brain imaging with fNIRS and fMRI. Scans are safe, non-invasive and do not use X-rays or radiation. They are used to look at brain function.  You will receive: • Information from behavioral assessment, with a research report of the assessment results upon request.  • Access to ongoing updates about the study. • Payment of $50 for your participation.  Info: sharonbs@stanford.edu.  http://cibsr.stanford.edu.
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Presents “Junie B. Jones, The Musical”
1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/30, 1/312/6, 7 @ 7PM; 1/24,1/ 25, 1/31, 2/1,2/7, 2/8 @ 2PM;
1/28 , 1/29, 2/4, 5 @ 4:30PM; Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Join the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre for JUNIE B JONES, THE MUSICAL!  Awaken  a young  person’s desire to read when you join us for this lively musical about Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade.  This special production features local professional actors and additional student matinee performances. Talk to your child’s teacher to find out if they plan to attend a performance! Performances are approximately 60 minutes long.  Info:  www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or call 4634970.
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Presents PAUSD Outreach Production of “Aladdin” at Addison Elementary School
Feb 5@4:30PM; Feb 6 @ 7:00PM,  Feb 7 @ 2:00PM; Addison Elementary, Palo Alto
Each year, the Children’s Theatre produces on-site Outreach Productions in six PAUSD Elementary Schools, serving all twelve district schools in a two-year cycle. Join students and parents for this very special production of ALADDIN!  60 minutes long.  Info:  www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or 4634970.
The Poison of Perfectionism
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) blog provides valuable clinical information and resources on a range of adolescent issues.  ACS is a community non-profit providing counseling services at no charge to students and their families. More info: www.acs-teens.org or Roni Gillenson, LMFT, Program Director (650) 424-0852 ext. 102.  Read http://www.acs-teens.org/the-poison-of-perfectionism/ 
Heavenly Bandstand: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical, benefitting the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund
Feb 4 and 5, 8 pm, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
Get out your poodle skirts and hair cream and prepare to stroll, mash potato and doo wop your way down memory lane! Don’t miss the original musical extravaganza ‘Heavenly Bandstand’, presented two nights only starring the Gunn High School Choirs, the JLS and Terman Middle School Choirs, and dozens of your favorite Gunn staff. Tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for students) available online at www.gunnchoir.org or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to families so that all choir students can participate in the concert tour to Italy in June. Questions? Contact Choir Board Co-Presidents Kristen Lee ( klee@pausd.org) or Liz Matchett (lizmatchett@yahoo.com)

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