eNews: January 8, 2015


January 10   PV Ice Skating Party!
January 12   PTA Board Meeting;
                     BIG for the Earth Day (wear Green!) 
January 13   BIG for the Message Day (wear Red!) 
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   Noon Art;
                    Children’s Theatre Production at 
                     PV: Parent Info Mtg 

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Palo Verde PTA and School News


Palo Verde Winter Lodge Ice Skating Party
Winter Lodge Ice Rink
Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:30 – 7:30pm Rain or Shine

$17 per skater (includes skate rental)

The PTA will provide pizza and drinks for all skaters!

Each family is encouraged to bring baked goods to share
Ticket Table opens @ 5:15pm/ Doors open @5:30pm
Party is open to any family with a Palo Verde student!

Step 1: Download and complete the waiver available here:
When complete, email to winterlodge@pvpta.org
We will have forms available at the event, but who wants to spend that night filling out forms?!

Step 2: Complete the form Here and click submit when done.

Step 3: Use the PayPal link on the confirmation page to pay for your tickets.
If you have questions, feel free to email winterlodge@pvpta.org.







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

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!

Community E

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Free SingFest Minicamp
Sat, Jan 17, 2015, 9:30am – 1pm, Redwood City
Let your 7-10 year old boy test-drive this ‘best choir of the Peninsula’ for himself at a free half-day SingFest minicamp. Low-key, no-obligation auditions are integrated into the morning; no previous singing experience needed. Boys offered Ragazzi membership start rehearsing the week of Jan. 19, 2015. Beginning groups meet once a week for choral singing and theory instruction. Ragazzi offers a complete music education that progresses through a proven, award-winning performance-based educational program, performs its own concert series, sings the National Anthem at a spring SF Giants game, tours domestically and internationally, and collaborates with other prestigious Bay Area arts organizations. Contact: ragazzi@ragazzi.org or 342-8785. SingFest is free, but advance registration is required at http://ragazzi.org/join-us/singfest/. Can’t make it to SingFest but want to audition?  Go to http://ragazzi.org/join-us/book-audition/


Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ Music and Movement class open
Register Now; Mondays 4:15-5pm, Feb. 2 – May 11, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ engaging Orff-Schulwerk-based class for active young boys is now open. It’s a great option for boys not quite old enough for Ragazzi’s main program. This class is tailored for boys ages 5-7 with little or no previous musical experience. A child-developmental approach fosters boys’ creativity and curiosity. Students explore rhythm games, channel their energy through music learning and learn concepts they can apply in any musical setting.  $260 for 13 weeks; early-bird and sibling discounts. Contact ragazzi@ragazzi.org, 650-342-8785. Register & more info at http://ragazzi.org/program/music-movement/




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