eNews: September 9, 2015

Calendar

September
 14  Noon Art
 16  PTA General Meeting + Coffee
 18  Walk A Thon
 21 – 25  Book Fair     
 25  PTA Board Meeting
 28  Noon Art

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Palo Verde PTA and School News
New This Week

It’s time for the PALO VERDE WALK-A-THON!!!  September 18th, 9am
Hello parents!  Each year Palo Verde kicks off its noon time walking club with a Walk-a-thon —  we also raise money for other noon time activities as well.  All students participate whether they help us raise money or not.  A flier and donation form will be in your Friday folder this week but you may download the pdf HERE as well.  Palo Verde’s Walk-a-Thon asks for donations based on participation. There are no per-lap contributions.  We hope your child enjoys the Walk-a-thon AND Walking Club…both are a  great way to reinforce a healthy lifestyle and have some fun! 

If you can help on September 18th, please use this link to sign up.  It’s really fun to see the kids’ sense of accomplishment as you punch their cards each time they complete a lap.  Join in the fun!

From Last Week

The Palo Verde Online and Printed Directories

The Palo Verde student directory is a valuable resource that contains contact information to enable the school staff, PTA & parents to communicate with one another regarding school or class information.  The directory is published exclusively for the convenience of school staff and families.  

This year, the Palo Verde printed directory will be generated directly from the online directory.  You must be included in the online directory to be included in the hardcopy version.  Updates should therefore be made using the online directory. Information will be pulled from the online Directory to create the printed Directory on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.   

Get started now: https://paloverde.tangledir.com.  

Detailed information can be found on the PTA website at:
http://paloverde.paloaltopta.org/palo-verde-online-directory/
The printed directories will be distributed in the Friday Folders in late September or early October.  Please refer to the flyer in your Friday Folders to get more details about both directories.

Thank you, Palo Verde families, for your patience as we fully transition from forms to the new online system this year.

*REMINDER*
Please don’t forget to submit your One-check form (in the back to school packet) to the main office. About half of the Palo Verde families have submitted their forms but we need the rest of them as soon as possible.  If you join/renew your membership with the Palo Verde PTA, you will receive a free Baskin-Robbins ice cream coupon too.  

If you have already submitted your PTA one-check form, THANK YOU!   

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge
Don’t mind staying up late 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 in shifts beginning in the late afternoon Tuesday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 9:00am Wednesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please select a shift on the sign-up sheet if you can help: https://goo.gl/Wi5e65 

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 21 – September 25, 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 (tinamondragon at aol.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell at hotmail.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 credit cards.
When is it?  September 21 – September 25
Monday  2-3:15pm
**Tuesday Special Extended Hours 8-11am, special kinder hours 11:45am-12:15pm,  & 1-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
** Thursday Special evening Hours join us for milk and cookies (while supplies last) while you shop 5:30-6:30pm
Friday 8-8:30am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tinamondragon at aol.com) &/or Martha Mitchell (marthamitchell at hotmail.com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Martha


Earn for Palo Verde with eScrip!

Sign up with eScrip and your everyday shopping can earn funds for Palo Verde. p to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants (Piazza’s, Molly Stone’s, Fresh & Easy and more) 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.   

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

 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

Community

Palo Alto Philharmonic Baroque Music Concert

Sat, Sept 12, 8 PM, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave., Palo Alto
Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night filled with baroque ensembles, with select soloists and small ensembles performing an array of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. General admission tickets are: General Admission $22, Seniors $18, and Student tickets $10.  Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org  or at the door one half-hour before the performance. 
 
Sanskrit Classes
Samskrita Bharati Palo Alto is organizing Sanskrit Classes for children and adults. Anyone age 5 and above (for adults there is a separate class at the same time ) 
Classes will begin Sunday, September 13th at 4pm.  For more information:
 
Auditions – The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Sept 8 and 9, 4 – 6PM, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Announcing auditions for the first production in the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 2015 – 2016 Main Stage Season: Roald Dahl’s The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  Auditions are open to youth ages 8 – High School. For more information about what to prepare, rehearsal and performance dates, please visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre and click the AUDITIONS link.
 
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – By Company Theater Unspeakable
 Fri, Sept 25 at 7PM & Sun, Sept 26 at 12PM and 2PM, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION takes the audience on a fast-paced journey through history in just 50 minutes!  Using only the actors’ bodies, voices and (pantomimed) cannons, this production combines an engaging learning experience with imaginative physical theatre! Suggested ages: 6 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to: theamericanrevolution.brownpapertickets.com.  Bringing a youth group? Use code FIELDTRIP to get $10 tickets! (Note: discount code valid when purchasing 8 or more tickets.)
 
Fall Classes at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – Register Now!
Register today for Theatre, Music and Dance classes at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre! Highlights of the Fall Catalogue include Creative Dramatics, Intro to Acting, Shaking Shakespeare, Acting for Film, Prince and Princess Ballet, plus private acting and vocal classes – and much more! To start the registration process, please visit: www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre and click the CLASSES link.
 
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University New Exhibition Celebrates Artists at Work
Artists at Work on view September 9, 2015-January 18, 2016
The Cantor Arts Center presents a major new exhibition, Artists at Work, which examines how artists become inspired, how artists make objects and how place impacts artists’ work. Includes works by Édouard Manet, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Hart Benton, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and other renowned American and European artists. Also included are loaned works by contemporary artists Trevor Paglen, Garth Weiser, Hope Gangloff and Rachel Owens, among others. The Cantor Arts Center is open six days a week, Wed-Mon, 11 AM -5 PM, Thurs until 8 PM. Admission is free. The Cantor is located on the Stanford campus. Information: 650-723-4177museum.stanford.edu
 
Are you having your child (6m-13yo) vaccinated against the flu this fall? Stanford would like your help!
Stanford University would appreciate your help in furthering seasonal flu research by volunteering your child for a study. Your participation will help scientists better understand the immune system by studying the responses to the flu vaccine. Your child will receive the same current FDA-licensed seasonal flu vaccine otherwise given by their pediatricians at no cost + $30 for every visit completed. A small blood sample or nasal swab maybe collected.
For further information, contact:  (650) 498-7284 or Vaccines_Program@stanford.edu
 
Drive Electric! Palo Alto Electric Vehicle Celebration
Sun, Sept 13, 1-4 PM, 314 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto 
Want to learn about electric vehicles (EVs) and how they can save you money, increase your driving fun, and add more free time to your life?  Come test drive one or more models, Sunday, 13 September, and meet a number of long-time EV owners.   Get your questions answered on range, charging, batteries and experience the instant torque of an EV.  See:  tiny.cc/PaloAltoLovesEVs
Simultaneously, tour ProjectGreenHome.org; one of the nation’s first Net Zero Energy, LEED Platinum Passive Homes.  Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, Acterra and the Escondido Green Team   
 
Palo Alto Art Center New Exhibition Front Yard/BackStreet 
Fri, Sept 18, 7 – 10 PM,
Front Yard/Backstreet showcases the role of community in our lives, through the work of 15 contemporary artists. Notably, the map project by artist Kate Pocrass, This is Happiness: Palo Alto, will be available for visitors in the exhibition, and work by artist-in-residence Joel Daniel Phillips focused on the Buena Vista Mobile Home Community will also be on view. For more information: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/cals.asp?ViewBy=7&CalDate=9/18/2015&EventDateID=11315
 
Mid Pen Media Center
Sun, Sept 13, 2 -5 PM, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
This celebration is free and everyone is welcome!  There will be activities for all age groups that explore our programs and that will teach you different aspects of storytelling.  Keynote speaker at 4:00 PM, John C. Hollar, CEO of the Computer History Museum.  For more information: http://midpenmedia.org/
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