eNews: November 12, 2013

November 14  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions

November 21  Noon Art

November 26  PV Voice deadline
November 27, 28, 29   No School

December  4  PTA Coffee;  ABC Reader Training: Book 4; Site Council
December 12  Noon Art
December 20  Minimum Day
December 23 ~ January  3  Winter Break 

Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

Turkey time, is eScrip time!
With thanksgiving fast approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure you are signed up to earn with eScrip while you plan your own harvest feast. 
At the end of this month, 3 registered eScrip participants will be chosen to win a Mollie Stone’s Market $10 gift card. Make sure you are registered with eScrip for your chance to win. And while we are on the subject of Mollie Stone’s…


Do you have a Mollie Stone’s Market Community Card? Is your card registered to earn with eScrip?

If you answered

No, well now is a great time to start. Use this Customized Sign Up Form and take it to Mollie Stone’s Market and pick up a Community Card. They are also available at every check stand and you start earning from your very first purchase!  

  • Group Name: Palo Verde PTA
  • Group ID #: group number is 137331259
If you Do have a Mollie Stone’s Market Community Card, make sure you use it at check out every time. Just give your card or phone number at check out. Your purchases will add up to eScrip earnings for Palo Verde PTA just by shopping.

For more information and links to the Mollie Stones sign up form and flyer, visit www.escrip.com/molliestones .

Questions about eScrip, contact Iva Reid (izreid (at) gmail (dot) com)

From Last Week

Double your PiE Donation

November 1-15

Did you know that without your donations to Palo Alto’s Partners in Education (PiE), Palo Verde wouldn’t have classroom aides, new science enrichment programs, Spectra Art, Project Resilience, or 80% of our reading specialist hours?  From November 1-15 you can double your donation to PiE through a $225,000 matching grant.  We ask $800 per student, or roughly $4.40 per school day, but please give whatever is meaningful to you and your family by visiting www.papie.org or by filling out a donation envelope at the Palo Verde school office.   

Questions? Contact the
Palo Verde PiE Chairs at paloverde (at) papie (dot) org

Book Fair Success!

Thank you to all families who participated in the Palo Verde Book Fair. We sold over $10,000 worth of books and raised more than $2,000 for our school librarian to use to continue to build our fantastic library collection. A very special thank you goes out to Liliane Lehman and Tina Mondragon, the Book Chairs who made it all happen. They made it look easy, but their commitment and organization truly made the Book Fair such a success. And, much gratitude to everyone who volunteered time to help set up, run the cash registers, re-stock, and tear down. Hope everyone enjoys their new books!  

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PiE News: Double Your Donation. Double Your Impact.

Nov 1- 15
Double the impact of your school donation during Palo Alto Partners In Education (PiE) Donation Days and make a difference for all our kids.  Your donation to PiE can be matched-dollar for dollar-up to $225,000 total, thanks to the “Donation Days Challenge” offered by generous PiE supporters.  Donate at  www.papie.org/donate or leave your donation form in the PiE box in your school office. 
Thank you for helping our kids and our schools through PiE!

Reading Volunteers Needed for East Palo Alto 3rd Graders – 1 Hour per Week

Brentwood Academy 2086 Clarke Ave, East Palo Alto (behind Home Depot)
All Students Matter needs parent volunteers for a structured reading program called Reading Scholars at Brentwood Academy. Volunteers help 3rd graders who are reading below grade level.  Info:  www.allstudentsmatter.org or jkc_kennedy@yahoo.com 

Brain Development Study at Stanford School of Medicine Research Lab (grades 3-4)
We are looking for healthy 3rd and 4th graders for a research study exploring brain development in children over the course of an academic school year. Anticipated duration is three separate 1-2 hour sessions. Total payment of $75.00 for your participation and some fun prizes

 Aurora Light Show and Unveiling Event at City Hall Plaza 
Sat Nov 16 @5pm,  King Plaza City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
This free, family-friendly event is the culmination of a two-year effort by PA school children to install Aurora, a life-size tree sculpture with thousands of LED lights. The event begins with leaf-making at 3pm and the lighting ceremony begins at 5pm.  Volunteer: harry@hirschman.com.  Info: http://kck.st/19uf3Hv

The Board Policy Review Committee Meeting

This committee, which includes two board members, meets to review new mandates, policies derived from State of California legislation, and other policy needs for the district.  This committee has no power to adopt policies.  Any  policies recommended for adoption are brought to the full Board of Education.
Special meeting of the Board of Education
This special meeting of the Board of Education is being held to review the Elementary Single Plans for Student Achievements.  Approval is considered at a subsequent meeting of the Board.

Parent Arts Network presents Fall Arts Education Symposium 
Wed Nov 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San José
Topics covered: new Common Core Standards and the Arts; funding for the Arts; free & low-cost arts programs for schools; resources for students & parents.
Dinner provided.  Register for FREE. More info:
www.artspiration.sccoe.org/parent-arts-network. Info & carpools:  Erwin Morton, erwin@morton.net, 650-224-0425.

Our Distracted Mind: Brain, Memory and Multi-tasking
Wed Nov 13, 7-9pm, Los Altos High School Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave, Los Altos
Dr. Adam Gazzaley will explain: Attention, distraction, and the myth of multi-tasking.  Brain limitations such as processing speed and attentional limitations. The impact that multi-tasking has on our safety, memory, education, careers and personal lives.  This is part of the Mountain View Los Altos Schools Parent Education Speaker Series.  Info: http://www.lamvptac.org/2013/08/28/our-distracted-mind-brain-memory-and-multi-tasking/
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