eNews: September 10, 2013

September 11 Kindergarten and New Family Coffee Social

September 13 Walk a Thon
September 18 PTA General meeting;
Walking Club starts
September 19 Noon Art;
1st Eagle Report Mtg (5th graders)
September 26 Project Cornerstone: School Wide Extensions
September 27 PV Voice deadline
Palo Verde PTA and School News
Generate Funds for PV for Free –
And Win Something for You!
Sign up with eScrip and raise money for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 6% of what you spend at Safeway and other participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to sign up your Safeway club card or the credit cards your family uses most. eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school, please take a few minutes to sign up and add cards. Every participating family makes a difference and, as our way to thank you, everyone registered with eScrip will be entered into a draw to win one of three $10 Safeway gift cards at the end of the September.
Just go to www.escrip.com and click on “sign up”.
Our group ID is 137331259 (or search “Palo Verde PTA”).
Follow the registration steps and you’re done.
Don’t delay, register with eScrip today and everyone is a winner all year long!
Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid (at) gmail (dot) com.
Thank you!

Please Return Your Palo Verde PTA One Check Form

If you haven’t had a chance to return your One Check form to pay your school supply fee, become a California PTA member or “adopt a book’, it’s not too late! If you misplaced the one check Form, just download the pdf from:
http://pvpta.wordpress.com/forms/ … and return to the office at your convenience.
Thanks for supporting Palo Verde kids!
PTA Social date, Kinder & New family coffee
Please note that the PTA coffee social date has moved from September 4 to September 11. Coffee will be served at the Kinder/New family welcome & orientation in the MP Room. Returning families are welcome to drop in & meet our new families.

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party
Many of our Palo Alto schools and organizations reserve the Winterlodge for ice skating parties, but available dates are limited. Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for a volunteer(s) to help us reserve a date for our winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand, we need volunteer(s) to stand in line and hold a spot either the night before and/or very early morning on Wednesday, September 18. Please contact Carleen Ho at carleen_ho(at)yahoo(dot)com if you can help.
Let’s Have a Ball This Fall – 3rd Annual Fall Party Book
It’s time to pull together the 3rd annual Fall Party Book. Help us continue this special tradition by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.
The Fall Party Book offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings, focused on building our community through fun activities and parties while raising money to support the Palo Verde PTA. Parents host social, creative, or cultural gatherings sometime between mid-October and late February. Then, at the annual Harvest Fair, everyone in the Palo Verde community has the chance to purchase tickets to the events with proceeds going towards PTA programs.
Memorable events last year included the “Not So Newlywed” Dinner Party, Fun Run/Walk for Palo Verde Moms, Halloween Treats and Eats, Billiards Tournament, Pokemon Card Trading Party, “Let’s Play with Rice,” Spanish Tapas Party, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Swedish Glogg Party, Holiday Cookie Decorating, and so much more.
If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Callie Turk, Rebecca Thompson, Maxine Warren) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.
Seeking New Harvest Fair Leaders
Are you looking for a fun volunteer position at Palo Verde? Do you love the Harvest Fair? Do you have new ideas for making it even better?
Now’s the perfect time to get involved!
For the past 8 years, I’ve have a blast chairing the Harvest Fair Committee, but this year is my last one at Palo Verde, and I’d love to share what I know with someone before I head off to JLS next year. The Harvest Fair is one of the most popular social events at our school, a favorite of both kids and adults alike, but we need volunteers who are interested in working to make sure it continues after this year. The timing is flexible, plus I’ve got the planning down to a science, and you’ll be able to hit the ground running now to make next year even easier.
Amaze your friends! Inspire your kids! Enjoy the opportunity to meet many, many Palo Verde families! Experience the thrill of discovering what’s really hiding in the PTA closet!
Contact Katharine Saunders at spiderpi314 (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.
Girl Scout Parent Information Night
Palo Verde MP room Tuesday, September 17 at 6.30pm
Find out how Girl Scouting helps girls grow strong by having fun, learing skills, performing service, and developing leadership.
Learn about Girl Scouting in our community, how troops are formed, and how your K-12 girl can participate.
Children are welcome to attend with their adult.
If you have questions in advance of the meeting, please contact school coordinator at theivanai_p(at)hotmail(dot)com
If you already know you want to join, please visit http://www.girlscoutsofpaloalto.org and fill out an interest card by clicking “Join us”
PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Use Your Head:  Wear A Helmet
We are seeing a lot of students riding bikes without helmets.  Many Adults are not modeling helmet use when they bike with their kids.  Monkey see.  Monkey do
A properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85% and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88% in a crash. Please talk with your student about the importance of wearing a helmet every time he rides a bike. Wearing a helmet is smart…and it is the law for people under age 18 in  California . Adults can encourage helmet use by modeling safe behavior and wearing a helmet every time they ride.
To be safe, a bike helmet should be properly fitted, adjusted, and worn each time you ride. To learn how to fit a helmet, go to http://bikeclass.swent.net/Helmets.htm.
Emergency Preparedness and Home Safety Faire
El Carmelo Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
3024 Bryant Street, Palo Alto
Sunday September 8 1pm-4pm
Come one, come all.  Mark your calendar for the Emergency Preparedness and Home Safety.  All Palo Alto families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun games and informative exhibits.  Free Admission.
Gifts to the first 150 attendees.  Win a Trek Bicycle and other fun prizes!
Learn tips on preparing for a disaster/pandemic, how to keep your family and pets safe, local resources, household safety tips, bicycle safety, emergency service vehicles, and more.
More information regarding this fair is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/353150561485252/
Take an art class at the Palo Alto Art Center this fall
1313 Newell Rd  Palo Alto, CA 94303

This fall, the Children’s Fine Art program offers 47 classes and workshops for the artist in every child, from preschoolers to teens. Fall classes include exciting art-making opportunities like Stop Motion Animation, Wheel Throwing, Japanese Brush Painting, Graphic Design, Printmaking, and Expressive Painting.
See all classes here: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/35372
For information about registration, go to http://enjoyonline.cityofpaloalto.org/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=581613010&SDT=41489.5040050926