eNews: May 4, 2016


         4  Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 8
         7  Goodwill Fill-a-Truck Event
         9  TALENT SHOW
       11  Palo Verde Volunteer Appreciation Tea
       17  Open House (evening) ;
             5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser (class gift)
       19  Eaglesburg;  Noon Games (Cancelled)
       23  Noon Art
       27  PTA Board Meeting
       30  Holiday – No School      

         2  Last Day of School – Minimum Day 


Click here for the full Palo Verde google calendar.  


Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week 

Talent Show May 9 2016
The kids have been practicing hard and now it’s time to enjoy a multitude of talents at the Talent Show!

8:30   K- Gr 2 Show 
10:30 Gr 3 – Gr 5 Show

Parents/Caregivers are welcome to attend.

5th Grade Family Pizza Fundraiser for Class Gift 

Come join us Tuesday, May 17th, from 5:30-6:30pm for a 5th Grade Pizza Fundraiser dinner.  It’s happening right before Open House in front of the Principal’s office.  Family Pizza Dinner’s will be sold for $10.00 and include a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, green salad, dessert, and drink. Extra slices can be bought for $5.00. Buon Appetito!  

Any questions please contact Heather De La Cruz at hl.delacruz (at) comcast (dot) net 

Spring cleaning? Don’t throw out your old housewares and appliances!
Palo Verde is hosting a Goodwill Fill-a-Truck fundraiser on Saturday, May 7th. We’re accepting gently used housewares and clothing, electronics (working or not), sports equipment, toys and books. Drop off your donations in front of the office starting on April 11th, or bring it all on May 7th from 9am to 3pm. Help on the day of the event is crucial. Please email joslynml at hotmail dot com if you can volunteer for an hour shift.
How to Reduce Junk Mail
Did you know that the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail a year? That’s about 16 pieces a week, almost half of which are tossed in the recycling bin unopened. Help reduce this unnecessary waste with these websites:

 (by the Direct Marketing Association)
(A partnership between credit agencies to reduce credit card and insurance offers)
There are many other options out there, but these two are a good start!


Start your Spring Cleaning with eScrip

If you are currently signed up with eScrip, please take a few minutes to make sure your card information is current. There is now a simple way for you to add and update the debit/credit cards you use every day to your existing eScrip account.  Visit 

www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add or update from the drop down box.

If you are not already signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the simple enrollment instructions.

Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
Group ID: 137331259

Earn for Palo Verde all summer long with your continued participation in the eScrip program!
Questions? contact your eScrip Coordinator Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com

Shop with Shutterfly and earn for Palo Verde 
Our Shutterfly school fundraiser continues all summer long. Simply click on our dedicated Shutterfly storefront at http://paloverde.shutterflystorefront.com/ and shop at any of the participating Shutterfly, Inc brands to earn. A portion of all sales will automatically be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page. Share our dedicated link with family and friends who like to shop with Shutterfly. It’s time to get snappy!

Questions: please contact Iva Reid izreid (at) gmail (dot) com 


PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Calling all Parents of JLS 6th Grade-Bound students! Come volunteer with next year’s JLS PTA! 

There are just as many opportunities to be a part of your child’s JLS experience as there were at Palo Verde, and the JLS PTA welcomes whatever level of time and talents you can contribute. 

Volunteering on the PTA will accelerate your familiarity with the campus, staff, and fellow parents; there’s no better or faster way to become a part of the JLS community. And we have a lot of fun!

Current “hot” jobs still open:
Jump Start Day and First Day assistance (forms, PE uniforms, etc)
6th Grade Parent Networks co-chairs
6th Grade Panther Camp co-chairs
Dance Chaperones
Community Service Day chaperones
Science Fair, Book Fair helpers
Co-chairs for Back-To-School Pizza Dinner (September 2016)
Co-chairs for Many Faces Potluck (May 2017)
Special Education Inclusion Rep
Health and Wellness Rep
Advocacy Chair
Ways and Means chair


Click here to see a full list of the open positions on the JLS PTA committees and events, and fill out the form to indicate any interests you may have. This is not a commitment! We will contact you with more information which will help you decide if you would like to join us.
Click here  for job descriptions of most of the PTA jobs.

Questions? Contact Julia Jacobsen, JLS PTA President 2016-2017: juliacjacobsen@gmail.com 

Its time for a Date Night! The Night of the Robots – Gunn Robotics Team Fundraiser

Friday, May 13 5:30-8:30 PM Gunn Robotics Lab 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
The award-winning Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) is proud to collaborate with BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, to offer a fun-tastic evening for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT‘s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition. 
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies. 
Reserve a spot now!

8th Annual Palo Alto World Music Day
Sun June 19), 3 – 7:30 PM, University Avenue (closed to traffic)
 The City of Palo Alto has declared Sunday June 19 as World Music Day.  World Music Day is a free music festival that takes place in cities around the world every year around the Summer Solstice.  50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choral, etc.  All performances are FREE and open to the public.  This is a fun and unique family event not to be missed. The organizers are also looking for musicians and event volunteers from our community, including students from our schools.  Info: www.pamusicday.org
Paly Cheer & Dance Little Vikes Summer Camp 
August 1 -5, 9 AM – 3 PM for K-8th grade and 9 AM – 12 PM for 3 and 4 year olds
Campers will be taught cheerleading motions and technique, cheer jumps, stunts, gymnastics, sideline cheers, dance technique and a dance routine. There will also be games and crafts. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. All campers receive a t-shirt and pompoms. Campers should also wear athletic shoes and clothing. Sunscreen is also recommended, as some of our sessions will take place outside. Go to http://www.palycheer.net/little-vikes-summer-camp.html for more information. Questions: Contact Hilary McDaniel at hmcdaniel@pausd.org.
Free Comic Book Day!
Sat, May 7, 10 AM – 6 PM, Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto

Drop by during the Palo Alto Library’s open hours and pick up your FREE comic book! One comic per child/teen, limited quantities available, first come first served. All ages

STEAM Lab Saturday
Sat, May 14 & Jun 4, 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto
Try a new maker project each month! May is an Egg Drop Challenge, June is program your own Lego robot. Grades K-6.
BrainVyne and the Gunn Robotics Team
Fri May 13, 5.30 – 8.30PM, Gunn Robotic Lab, Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto CA 94306
BrainVyne – LEGO® Camps & Birthday Parties, is proud to offer a fun-tastic evening with the award-winning Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) for your pre-school to middle school children. Kids will build BrainVyne’s highly rated LEGO® Zoom creations like chairoplane or jet-ski. They will also have a chance to play with GRT’s Red Giant Robot, which won the Innovation in Control Award at the 2016 First Robotics Competition. 
Have a delightful date night while your kids enjoy pizza between building and playing with robots. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help GRT buy robotics components and supplies. 
Reserve a spot now!


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