eNews: November 12, 2014


November 12 – 13  Candy for Charity
November 12  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!

                        PiE 5th Grade Tour (JLS)

November 17  Family Giving Tree Holiday toy drive starts
November 19  Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
November 20  Noon Art
November 26 – 28  No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

December  1  PTA Board Meeting
December  3  PTA Coffee;
                       Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
                       PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING

December  6  PV Toy Swap
December 10 Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!
                       Family Giving Tree Holiday toy drive ends
December 11  Noon Art
December 17 Spirit Day – Wear Your PV Spirit Gear!

December 19 Minimum Day
December 22 – January 2  Winter Break

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

PTA Association Meeting Coffee
Date: Wednesday, December 3rd
Time: starting at 8:30am (near reading garden)
As part of its 2014-2015 Budget, Palo Verde PTA was going to help fund Teacher’s College Writer’s Workshop. However, due to the District’s generosity to cover these costs, we have had to reallocate the funds.  Please come by to grab a cup of coffee, review the changes to 2014-2015 PV PTA Budget, ask questions & vote on the changes to the budget.

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders
The ordered items were passed out to the kids during the Halloween week. If you didn’t receive your items or if there were any errors please email Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com). A limited number of Palo Verde Eagle stuffed beanie mascots are available for sale at the office for $10 each. Please stop by the school office if you’re interested in purchasing one.

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive
It’s back! Palo Verde is proud to host the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive. The Family Giving Tree partners with Bay Area social service agencies to collect specific gift wishes from children with whom they work year-round. Stop by the office starting on Nov 17 to pick up a gift card wish to fulfill and return your unwrapped toys to the office by Wed, Dec 10th. You can also donate online using our virtual tree: https://vgt.familygivingtree.org/paloverdeelementaryschool/ Together we can help make holiday wishes come true for many of our local children in need. Please contact Yael Valek (yaelcow(at)yahoo(dot)com) with any questions. 

Project Cornerstone Extensions
Come help out and spend 40 minutes of your lunch time with students at Palo Verde.

Board Games Thursday – next game day is 11/13/14
When:  11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)
We need your help to run and lead the board games.

To sign up and help Board Games Thursday, please click on the link below:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4DAFAF2DA75-project/


Weekly Monday Yoga for Kids 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm 
Where: On the lawn behind room 6, outside of kinder yard.
Lead:   Cynthia Gordon & Haliel Selig


Weekly Wednesday Walking Club 
When:  Lunch Time 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Laps around the quads
Lead:   Lisa Baxter, Anna Carl & Mala Sivapalasingam

Don’t Miss This Holiday Card Promotion!
This year we are partnering with Shutterfly to help raise money for our school. With one simple program, we gain access to 6 great brands; Shutterfly, tinyprints, treat, Wedding Paper Divas, Borrowlenses, and thislife.

13% of all sales of photo cards, calendars, photobooks etc will be donated to Palo Verde from every purchase made using our dedicated page.

Personalized Tracking Link:
You can also refer family and friends to makes purchases (i.e. holiday cards).  It is very easy to refer your friends and family and they can choose any product they would like. All you need to do is share our personalized tracking link, and have people click on it before placing their holiday card order on our dedicated page.
Thank you for helping us earn money for Palo Verde PTA.

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

Storytelling Festival
The First Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11 AM – 4 PM
Follow this link for flyer info.  

From Last Week

2nd Annual Toy Swap is Coming, December 6th!
Last year was so much fun that we thought we’d do it again! Set aside your slightly used and age-appropriate (no baby, pre-school or NC-17) toys and games and bring them to school at 9:30 am. The swap will start at 10 and run until 11:30am. More details to follow. 


The Green Team is looking for adults and 5th graders to help out from 9-11:30 am in hour (or longer) shifts. Please contact Joslyn Leve, joslynml at hotmail dot com.

If you shop at Piazza’s Fine Foods, we need your help!
Please support us through eScrip- it’s easy to earn from Piazza’s and these other local grocers (Mollie Stone’s, Fresh & Easy and Safeway) simply by registering your customer loyalty, debit and credit cards with eScrip. Then when you shop at participating merchants using registered cards, Palo Verde automatically earns funds at no cost to you. If you are not signed up with eScrip, please visit www.escrip.com/signup and follow the instructions. Search by our
Group Name: Palo Verde PTA or Group ID: 137331259

If you are currently signed up with eScrip, there is now a simple way for you to add the debit/credit cards you use and carry every day to your existing account.  Visit www.escrip.com/addcards and select the card(s) you’d like to add from the drop down box.


Thank you for your continued support.

Iva Reid, eScrip Coordinator (izreid at gmail dot com)

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews


Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Event
Sat, Nov 15 8:30 -12:30 pm  at  PAUSD District Office (SDC Room),  25 Churchill Avenue Palo Alto.
PAUSD is partnering with Covered California to assist families in signing up for health insurance through the Covered California Exchange.  Come work with a certified enrollment agent to complete the necessary online or paper application at the following event:
Please bring :
·                Proof of Identity: California driver’s license, or a passport for each family member
·                Proof of legal status
·                Social Security Card
·                Proof of address: A utility bill or a rental/lease agreement
·                Proof of Income: 2013 Tax return: Form 1040, 1040A, or1040EZ, paystubs or award letters within the last 45 days, unemployment or disability benefits, social security, signed letter from employer)
Important notes:
·                The government will impose a penalty and large fine beginning this year and every year after, if you do not buy health insurance.
·                The application process will take approximately 30 minutes.
·                RSVP recommended.  Walk-ins will be taken if time allows.
Please RSVP for this event by emailing your name and number of family members (if any) to bjohnson@pausd.org, or by leaving a voicemail at: 650-833-4261
City of Palo Alto – Ideas Wanted For Climate Action Plan
Tue, Nov. 18  6 to 8 p.m. at  the Downtown Library
As part of the update to its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP), the City is hosting an interactive “Ideas Expo” to invite bold ideas from the community to help advance its sustainability goals. 
The new S/CAP will chart a path to a more sustainable future for Palo Alto and the region.  The Ideas Expo is designed to be an interactive event to introduce the S/CAP, highlight best global practices and municipal advancements in sustainability, and to generate bold new ideas.   For more information and details, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/sustainability.
PTA News 
Boychoir Auditions for spring semester
the week of Nov. 17 by appointment at 600 Homer Ave.
Auditions are open to boys ages 7-12. Rehearsals begin the week of January 5. The multi-level choir is held after school in Palo Alto and performs locally in December and May. Boys attend one rehearsal and one musicianship class a week. Older boys with experience may audition for upper levels. SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-singing, and provides flexible scheduling for busy families. For more information, visit http://svboychoir.org or email: info@svboychoir.org or call 650-424-1242.
Mitchell Park Community Center presents
#MyMitchell Teen Video Contest
Submit a video to your favorite social media site that expresses why YOU are excited about the new building, include the hashtag #mymitchell in your post. The video must be submitted by Thursday, November 20th at 11:59pm to be eligible for the VIP Teen Reception. You will be automatically entered to win entry to an exclusive TEEN CENTER VIP RECEPTION on Saturday, November 22nd from 4-8pm
For more information, or go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/mymitchell.  
Peninsula Youth Theatre presents
Nov 15-23 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
In this timeless Rogers and Hammerstein classic, farm girl Laurey and cowboy Curly are on the brink of falling in love.  Featuring fabulous dancing and a score including classics such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” your family won’t want to miss this trip to Oklahoma! For tickets please visit www.pytnet.org
Peninsula Youth Theater presenta
Oklahoma !
15 a 23 del noviembre en el Mountain View Center para las Performing Arts .
En este intemporal clasico de Rogers y Hammerstein , muchacha de granja Laurey y vaquero Curly están al borde de caer en el amor . Con el baile fabuloso y una puntuación incluyendo clásicos como ” Oh , What a Beautiful Morning ‘ ” su familia no querrá perderse este viaje a Oklahoma ! Para boletos visite www.pytnet.org

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