News: April 13, 2012


April 16-May 4     :  Star Testing Window for Gr 2-5
April 16-20            :  Earth Week Events
April 16                   :  Disaster Preparedness Drill
April 22                   :  Palo Verde International Fair
May 5                       :  Palo Alto May Fete Parade
May 7                       :  2012-13 PTA Board Election


Palo Verde and PTA News


Palo Verde International Fair

Sunday April 22, 3-5:00pm

Share your heritage and help bring our community closer!

We are looking for parent volunteers to make the 2012 Palo Verde International fair a great success. Please fill out the bottom portion of this form and return to the office by Monday April 16. You can also contact us directly –
Yes!! I would like to help! Name ___________________
  • Volunteer in a booth for this country ___________.
  • Volunteer on a general role during the event.
Earth Week Events: April 16-20
  • T-Shirt Sales-Buy a Palo Verde Earth Week t-shirt and support charity. All profits go to an environmental charity.
  • Recycle Drive-Bring in all your plastic bottles and cans (no glass please) during the week. All proceeds will go to charity.
  • Build a Library in Malawi-Book Drive. Bring in gently used books PreK-8th grade reading levels. 1000 books!
  • No Waste Week-All lunch and snack items should be waste free. Send tupperware and reusable bags.
  • Walk & Bike To School – Please walk, bike, scooter, or carpool during the week. Help us reduce the car emissions.
  • Raffle Tickets For Green Commuters – Get a raffle ticket on Wednesday morning and win a prize during the Assembly.
  • Dress in Green-Show your spirit by wearing green to make others aware that you are doing something for Earth. 

PTA General Meeting & 2012-2013 Board Election

The election of 2012-2013 PTA board members will take place during our next General Membership meeting on May 7, 8:20 am at the teachers’ lounge.

The candidates are:

President:Kim Amsbaugh

Treasurer:Emily Jaquette

Vice President – Communication:Lili Nova-Roessig

Vice President – Programs & Social Events:open

Vice President – Fundraising:Rebecca Thompson

Auditor:Susan Miley

Secretary:Maxine Warren
All PTA members are invited to attend and cast their vote.  For more information contact Helena Vincent (

Family Portraits Fundraiser in Gamble Gardens April 14 & 22 and May 19 & 27.  

Students with a Camera (SWAC) will be offering 25 min Mini Sessions to capture family and individual portraits at Gamble Gardens. Sessions are $40 and include one 8×10 and an online viewing portfolio of your images. Visit our website to see samples and learn more about our organization. All photographs will be available for digital as well as print purchases and we have a great variety of custom unique gifts and items for your home. Book your session online A.S.A.P at 100% of the profits go to benefit local students in their photography pursuits.  

Our Children Our Future Education Initiative on November Ballot

The California State PTA supports the Our Children Our Future education initiative for the November ballot.  If passed this measure will raise between $10-11 billion each year for 12 years to restore education programs and services our children need now.  It devotes funds to state debt reduction.

More information on why California State PTA supports this initiative may be found at

For more information on the initiative itself, please

If you have any questions, please contact Louise or Sigrid

Stay informed!

Dine Out & Earn More eScrip $$$ for Palo Verde
eScrip runs the eScrip Dining rewards program. When you dine at participating restaurants and use a credit card that is registered with eScrip, a percentage of your payment will be given to Palo Verde. Here is a sampling of participating restaurants in and around Palo Alto:


  • Anatolian Kitchen
  • Café Epi
  • Illusions
  • Janta
  • Mantra
  • Siam Orchid
  • Sliderbar Café

To search for other participating restaurants, go to Please just be sure the credit cards you use when you dine out are registered with eScrip. If you aren’t registered for eScrip yet, please go to www.escrip.comand complete the registration process; we are group number137331259. If you are registered for eScrip but need to add credit card numbers to your registration, go to and click on “my eScrip”.