eNews: November 5, 2013


November  6  PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 3;

                       Site Counsil
November  7  Noon Art
November  8  Food Drive Ends

November 11  No School   
November 14  Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions

November 21  Noon Art
November 26  PV Voice deadline

November 27, 28, 29   No School 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

This is the last week of the Palo Verde Food Drive.  You have probably noticed the Second Harvest Food Bank bins at the front and rear entrances of the school.  The bins will be out until Friday, November 8.  The food and funds will help the Food Bank meet the growing needs in our community.  You can donate food by dropping off non-perishable food donations in the barrels located at the front & rear entries of the school.  Please no refrigerated or frozen items, leftovers or other perishable foods.  You can also donate funds directly by visiting our online Food Drive at 
 https://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=817&FFDDrive=13 FDHoliday&FFDOrg=112854.  Thanks for your support!

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!

Important eScrip Update to Keep Earning for Palo Verde PTA from Safeway
Effective November 1, 2013 credit card payments at Safeway will no longer earn for eScrip.

To continue to make the most of your shopping at Safeway, eScrip supporters need to use: debit card, check, cash, gift cards or other cash-like payment types. Make sure you have registered your Safeway Club Card with eScrip to earn.

Of course, you can pay for your groceries with a credit card, but credit card purchases will no longer generate contributions for Palo Verde PTA.
Look for more information about ways to continue earning with the eScrip program in an upcoming Friday folder flyer.


Questions? Please contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid (at) gmail (dot) com 

is one of our biggest school fundraisers, please take a few minutes to sign up or update your information now and keeping earning for Palo Verde all year long!

Here’s How it Works
Register any one (or all) of your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program.

Participating merchants will then automatically make contributions to Palo Verde, based on purchases made by using your registered cards.

Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.
Search and select “Palo Verde PTA”.
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.

Still time to win with eScrip

 Every participating family makes a difference. So everyone registered with eScrip will be entered into a draw to win one of three $10 Piazza’s Fine Foods gift cards at the end of the October.

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!

Peninsula Youth Theatre Presents “Peter Pan”

Nov 9-17, Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View
Fly to Neverland with Peninsula Youth Theatre.  The beloved musical “Peter Pan” will be performed November 9-17 at the Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.  
Tickets & Info: www.pytnet.org.
Palo Alto Childrens’s Theater Presents “Jungle Book”
Nov 7-17  Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s novel, this spellbinding story with Indian-inspired designs and traditional music is a crowd pleaser with multi-generational appeal.

Volunteer Docents Needed

Ongoing Every Friday 9-11am, Art Education, 25 Churchill Ave, Portable F, Palo Alto
Volunteer docents needed to give presentations about the lives and work of Master Artists to PAUSD elementary students.  Training provided by Arts Coordinator, Sharon Ferguson.  Art History background preferred but not required. Flexible hours. 
Info: Emily at Art Education (650) 329- 3939, emarshall@pausd.org

PAUSD Board Meeting

Tue, Nov 5, Closed Session @5:30pm (Conference Room A), Open Session @6:30pm (Board Room) PAUSD, 25 Churchill Ave, Palo Alto
This special meeting will be televised (Channel 29) and on the internet.  The regular meeting will be televised and on the internet.  Materials for both meetings are posted and can be found at:  http://pausd.org/community/board/agenda.shtml  

Special Meeting of The Board of Education

Tue Nov 5 at 8:30AM in the Board Room at 25 Churchill, Palo Alto

The Board will discuss adopting a planning timeline for the 2013-14 school year with the intent of reaching a decision as to the location and programming of a thirteenth elementary school by May 2014. This meeting is open session.  
The full Agenda can be found at  http://pausd.org/community/board/downloads/brd_packet/pkt_110513_am.pdf 


Nov 1-Dec 7, drop off at any Palo Alto Fire Station
Get your children’s Santa letter answered and postmarked from the North Pole.  Early receipt of the letters would help us to manage the processing of the replies. Information needed: Child’s full name, Child’s home address, Boy or girl, Present that he/she would like (Gift name).
Contact: Jon.matsumoto@cityofpaloalto.org

Singing Palo Alto Utilities Pirates

Treasure-burying pirates, egg-burying penguins, contractors and good fairies (aka Palo Alto Utilities employees) sing a rousing rendition of their message about calling 811 before you dig!  Every 3 minutes, another major pipeline in the US is hit because people failed to call the free 811.  Kids, parents, dogs…everyone who digs will dig this short video reminder:  https://vimeo.com/78299578



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