eNews: October 14, 2015


   21  Unity Day Noon Time Celebration
  26  Noon Art

  30  PTA Board Meeting; Halloween Parade

    2  PV Food Drive begins
    4  PTA Coffee Social
        Cornerstone: ABC Reader Training: Book 3
    9  Noon Art
   11  Holiday – No School
   18  PV Food Drive ends
   23  Noon Art
   25 – 27  Thanksgiving Break
   30  STEAM Night 

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Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

***Fall Party Book Back By Popular Demand!***
Due to popular demand, the fall party book is back online for ticket purchases to fun Palo Verde community parties. 100% of ticket sales to go the Palo Verde PTA.
Please buy your tickets here: https://pvpta.schoolauction.net/2015fallparties 
These parties still have spots open: Kindergarten Fall Party, 2nd Grade Parents Brew Haha, Brunch for Moms, Party in the Park with Run for Fun, Festival of Lights Hanukkah Celebration, Holiday Caroling Drop Off Party, Books Samosas & Wine, Momosas, Moms & Margaritas, Kids Book Club & Treats
Party tickets will remain available for sale until a few days before each event or when it sells out. Don’t delay, parties are selling out fast!

The 2015 Fall Parties Team

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders

The ordered items were passed out to the kids on Thursday, Oct 8. 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 ($10), baseball caps ($12 Youth, $14 adult) and grocery bags ($2 or 3 for $5) are available for sale. Please contact me, Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) or the school office if you’re interested in purchasing any.

October is National Bullying Prevention month.  PTA, Project Cornerstone and all PAUSD schools are partnering with the Palo Alto Special Education Advisory Committee to acknowledge “Unity Day – Stand Together”.  That’s the day everyone comes together to send one large ORANGE message of support, hope and unity to show that we are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
When we stand together, no one stands alone. On Wednesday, October 21st show your support by wearing ORANGE.  We will kick start Unity Day at noon by forming a human chain and attempting to do a “wave.” A noontime assembly will follow where the kids will decorate our black top with chalk, create posters to place around the school, and other fun activites.  We will have music and hand out “kindness” & “bucket filling” tags.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR ORANGE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21.
Can you spare 30 to 45 minutes on October 21st?  If you are interested in helping hand out stickers, tags or chalk, helping the children make posters, dressing up as one of the Project Cornerstone or Eagle mascots or just hanging out with your kids, please email cornerstone@pvpta.orgCheck in at the office & come to the black top at noon.  We hope to see you there in orange!

PV Staff Favorites & Wish List Binder is Updated!
In the main office, there is a binder that offers our entire PV staff “Favorites” and “Classroom Wish list” items. This is a useful resource for special venues and/or ways to offer staff gratitude throughout the year! The binder has been updated this year and is now available in the office.
From Last Week

PTA Consent Form and Waiver
Please complete and sign the PTA Consent Form and Waiver that came home in your child’s Friday folders and submit it to the office in the bin marked waiver. The form gives permission to all the family members  and children enrolled at Palo Verde to participate in all PTA sponsored activities for the 2015-16 school year. Extra copies of the form are available in the office. You can use one form for all volunteers and kids in your family.


Noon Games schedule for the rest of the year 

Take 40 minutes on a Thursday once a month during your lunch time, come and play board games with Palo Verde students. Your child will be very happy to see you and you will have a fun time helping out. 


Noon Games Schedule: Thursday 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM
10/08/2015,  11/05/201,  12/03/2015,
01/21/2016,  02/18/2016,  03/17/2016,
04/21/2016,  05/19/2016
Click here to sign up and help. 

Ideas for Earth Day

Calling all creative parents: What do you think Palo Verde should do for Earth Day this Spring? In the past we’ve had speakers, plant seed sales and used clothing/housewares drives. Contact Joslyn Leve at the Green Team with any thoughts and suggestions, joslynml at hotmail dot com.



PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Safety and Emergency Awareness and Preparedness Fair
Oct 18, 2-5 pm at Addison Elementary School, 650 Addison Ave.
Are you prepared?  Please come to the Emergency Preparedness (ePrep) and Home Safety Fair.  Find out how to prepare your family for any type of emergency. Family and pet safety, hands only CPR demo, martial arts demo, bicycle safety.  Free Admission and prizes – more info: vxqliu@gmail.com & ptac.paloaltopta.org
Ragazzi Boys Chorus and American Boychoir Joint Concert
Sat. Oct. 24, 7:30 PM, Aragon High School PAC, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
Ragazzi Boys Chorus is proud to host and share the stage with the touring American Boychoir, one of the finest boy choirs in the United States. Enjoy choral classics in the rich boychoir tradition as two arts organizations, present an evening of gorgeous sound. The Ragazzi Boys Chorus provides musical education and performance opportunities for the 200 boys and young men throughout the Bay Area who participate in this internationally recognized program. The American Boychoir performs regularly with world-class orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Tickets and info at http://ragazzi.org/performances/
The 20th Annual Juana Run 8k/5k Run & Walk RACES!
Early online registration discount! Get $5 off any race registration with promo code EARLY2016 now until December 1.  Go to www.juanarun.org and click the ‘register’ button.  The race is Saturday February 27, 2016.  You can choose from 8K run, a 5K fun run & walk (costumes encouraged!), 1-mile race, and kids races: all the races are through the streets of the Barron Park neighborhood.  Pancake breakfast and cool t-shirts! Proceeds donated to Gunn High Sports Boosters; Juana Briones, Barron Park, and Terman PTAs.
Auditions – The Nutcracker at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Oct 13 – 14, 4 – 6 PM, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 

Announcing auditions for The Nutcracker, part of the 2015 – 2016 Main Stage Season at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. Auditions are open to youth ages 8 – High School. For more information about what to prepare, rehearsal and performance dates, as well as FAQ’s, please visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre and click the AUDITIONS link.  The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre is a program of the City of Palo Alto’s Community Services Department, Arts and Sciences Division.
Help Create a Community Quilt
Oct 23 & 24, 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto
Try your hand at painting on silk with Creative Ecology artist-in-residence Linda Gass.  Working with Linda and volunteers, you can contribute to a community quilt that will be included in the exhibition of work Linda is creating during the in-the-gallery phase of her residency.  
Global Family Day at the Palo Alto Art Center
Sun, Oct 18, 2 – 4:30 PM, 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto
Celebrate our diverse community with the Art Center on Sunday, Oct. during free Global Family Day.  There will be hands-on artmaking, including sugar skull decorating, Mandala-inspired bird feeders, community wish flags and Gyotaku-inspired leaf and fish prints. Festivities include live performances by Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum and Raices de Mexico, and a special project led by guests from Abilities United and Magical Bridge Playground. All activities are appropriate for ages 5 and up. For more information go to: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/events/famdays.asp 
Jordan Middle School Drama Presents ‘A Haunting We Will Go’
Thurs, Oct 22 & Fri, Oct 23, 7 PM; Sat, Oct 24, 2:30 PM; Jordan MP Room, 750 N. California St, Palo Alto
Just in time for Halloween, Jordan Middle School Drama Dept. presents “A Haunting We Will Go”, a modern mystery-comedy. It promises to get you in the Halloween spirit as you join glamorous, young television producer Norma Corwin as she fulfills a childhood vow to spend a night alone in The Inn of the Three Sisters, an eerie and forbidding hotel famous for an unresolved murder, horrifying spirit manifestations and murderous intrigue. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Ticket prices are $5 for children/students and $10 for adults.
Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
Sat, Oct 24, 8 PM; Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Orchestra Concert I featuring Laura Griffiths, Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.  The concert features Concerto in D major for Oboe & small orchestra, by Richard Strauss, Adrienne Albert’s Western Suite, and Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) by Robert Schumann.  General Admission $22, Seniors $18, and Student tickets $10.  Tickets are available for online purchase until 24 hrs before the concert at http://www.paphil.org/pages/concerts/orch1.php or at the door one half-hour before the performance
Parenting Your Spiritual Child: What Science Shows about the First Decade

Tues, Oct 13, 7 – 9 PM, Escondido Library, 890 Escondido Rd, Stanford 

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., author of The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, will discuss spirituality as part of healthy development. Dr.  Miller is Professor of Psychology and Education, Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College and Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program in spirituality and psychology. Dr. Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of the “The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving.”
21st Annual California Ave Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Carnival
Sunday October 25, 2015, 10am-2pm, California Ave, Palo Alto
This Silicon Valley tradition in Palo Alto provides a kid friendly, fun, festive start to Halloween for 0-12year olds.  Event includes Trick or Treats at participating businesses on California Avenue, carnival games, live music with Andy Z and the Stanford Band, costume contest, toddler friendly activities and much more. We look forward to seeing you and your Little Ghosts and Goblins!  All proceeds raised from the event support Blossom Birth Services a nonprofit resource center for expectant and new families.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/722476594570341/
Website: http://www.blossombirth.org/halloween.html

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