eNews: September 2, 2014


September  3   PTA Coffee; ABC Reader Training Book 1

September  4   Picture Day: Class Photo
September  5   Picture Day: Individual Photos
                         PiE Challenge Grant Ends

September 12  Welcome Back Picnic
September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting

September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline 
September 30  Wildlife Assembly 

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

PiE Matters, YOU Matter

At Palo Verde, 40% of our staff is funded in whole or part by PiE dollars.  And because 95% of all PiE dollars come from parents, without YOU and your donation, this would be a very different place!  Double your donation to PiE through a $500,000 matching grant by giving, pledging, or starting your installment billing donation by
Friday, September 5 .  Donate at papie.org 
or by filling out a form in the school office.  Thank you!

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders 

Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on September 26. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there. 
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 15 – September 19, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping.  This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room.  Books perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parent.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA.  Please email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (
lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com) with any questions.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
1.    Teachers will have their wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2.    Books Inc. staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find great books.
3.    Proceeds from the books fair support the school library and other needs.
4.    It’s a great place to get gifts!
5.    It’s fun!
How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks and all credit cards.
When is it?  September 15 – September 19
Monday  2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Liliane.

Time for Fun, Time for Community – 4th Annual Fall Party Book

The Annual Fall Party Book is back – and time for you to put your own unique spin on it! 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 10/24 and 2/28.  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 kids’ Clash of Clans Party, Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee gathering, Moms & Margaritas outing, Party Like a Pop Star, Wine/Food Pairing, Swedish Glogg, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Holiday Crafts Party, Gingerbread House Construction Party, Octobeerfest, White Elephant Party, and so much more. 

If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Iva Reid, Rebecca Thompson, Callie Turk) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline for party submissions is Monday, 9/22.

Girl Scout Parent Information Night 

Palo Verde MP room   Thursday, September 11 at 7.00pm
Find out how Girl Scouting  helps girls grow strong by having fun, learning 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.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”

From Last Week

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge

Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for volunteers to help us reserve a date for our fun-filled winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand for weekend parties in the winter, we need volunteers to stand in line beginning in the late afternoon Monday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 10:00am Tuesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please click on the sign-up sheet if you can help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fr8tiR6eC-2qd_lCAak-ob_a62sehHuKbi2bAJyrLq8/edit?usp=sharing 

Your everyday shopping can help raise funds for Palo Verde!

Sign up with eScrip and raise funds for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 5% of what you spend at 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 register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program

 Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up.

  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA

  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.   

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. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com 


Stay Up to Date with the Palo Verde Google Calendar!

Did you know that the PTA maintains a Google calendar of important Palo Verde dates like PTA events and school vacations?  If you use Google calendar already, go to the Other Calendars menu, select Add a Friend’s Calendar, and enter paloverde.elementary at gmail dot com.  You can also add the calendar by going to the embedded calendar on the Palo Verde home page (http://www.palo-verde.pausd.org/index.htmand clicking the Google logo in the lower right of the calendar.

Voice Submissions
All PTA board members and volunteers. Submissions for the September Voice are due Friday August 29, by 2 pm. The Voice will go out in Friday folders on September 5. Submissions must be in the body of the email sent to paloverdevoice at gmail dot com. Because the Voice and enews are created by different volunteers, subject heading on the email must clearly state if the content is for the Voice or enews. Please note we will not be opening any submissions made via attachments.

The Voice carries only news and information directly related to Palo Verde school and  PTA events. We are unable to publish information and events related to after school programs or the community in the Voice or the school enews. Please contact ptaenews at yahoo dot com if you would like to get information about your afterschool program or activity published in the district enews.

Feel free to contact Voice editor Anjani Sarma at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for Voice related submissions or Shannon Huang at paloverdevoice at gmail dot com for enews related submissions.

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PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program Opportunity for Healthy 6mo-13yo
Do you have a healthy child 6 months – 13 years old? Would you like to participate in a research study of the immune responses to the standard seasonal flu vaccine? Your support could help develop a more effective vaccine in the future. Each child will receive the current FDA-licensed flu vaccine plus $30 compensation for each of the 2-4 clinic visits completed.  A small blood sample or nasal swab may be collected at some visits. For more information contact Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program:
Wellness Program For Moms of School Aged Kids ~ Mind Body Spirit Moms
Tues, 9/2/14-11/18/14 from 9:30-11:30 AM, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
This 12-week holistic wellness program is designed to promote the health and well-being of moms with school aged kids 6-19 yo. Moms come together to nurture their minds, hearts, and bodies in a supportive community through the practice of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, authentic sharing and community building exercises.  For more info:  www.MindBodySpiritMoms.com  ,  jaclyn.k.long@gmail.com ,   650-296-2299 
Huge Used Book Sale Benefits Palo Alto’s Libraries
Sat, Sept 13,  10 – 4, and Sun, Sept 14, 11 – 4, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold their next monthly sale of over 50,000 adult and children’s used books, CD’s, and DVD’s.  The Children’s Book Sale Room, for preschool through young adult is located in a portable bldg.in the SW corner, adjacent to the Cubberley track.  After the sale ends on Sunday, 4-6 pm, ALL books in the Bargain Room (Room H-2) are available for FREE to teachers and nonprofit organizations.  See www.fopal.org for more details.
Fiery Arts Glass Workshops at Palo Alto High School
Sat & Sun.  August 30-31, Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19, Nov. 15-16Dec. 20-21
9-3 pm at Palo Alto High School’s Glass Studio, 50 Embarcadero Rd.
Here’s your chance to learn to blow glass at Paly. Workshops do fill up fast, so, do not hesitate, sign up for a date. The 2 day weekend workshop will focus on beginning glass blowing techniques. It’s an incredible, fun, hands-on experience.  Repeating students progress from their last session.  Advanced Sign up required. Class limit is 4. Teens and adults.  $375 per person. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto High School Fiery Arts. To sign up, contact: David Camner, founder of Paly Glass, dcamner@pausd.org   
2nd Annual Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale at Palo Alto High School
Fri  Sep 193:30-7 pm, Sat Sep 2010-5 pm, in front of the Tower Bldg.
Come see exquisite new glass designs hand-blown by instructors, alumni and students.  Over 800 unique glass pieces – pumpkins, pears, seashells and more on sale to benefit Paly’s Fiery Arts program. Come learn about the craft with live glass blowing demonstrations. For more information contact PalyFieryArts@gmail.comfacebook.com/PalyFieryArts
Sheryl Sandberg & Marianne Cooper Talk: The Anxieties of Modern Families
Tue, Sep 9 2014 – 6:30pm, The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco
In an increasingly insecure economy, it’s easy to get bogged down with statistics and lose sight of the human costs of the recession. Hearing from everyone from suburban soccer moms to those struggling to feed their children, we’re given an intimate look at the challenges facing modern families. Whether it’s the wealthy seeking even stronger security or the poor trying to avoid further instability, Cut Adrift gives us a glimpse of changing gender dynamics and how families are coping in a go-it-alone economy. Hear Cooper in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.
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