News: April 30, 2010


April 30:          Noon Art: Gifts for Teachers
May 3-7:         Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9:            Mother’s Day Fun Run, 9AM     
May 15:          International Fair, 4-7PM

Palo Verde School and PTA News 

Green Wednesdays = Walk & Bike To School + Zero Waste Snack And Lunch

PTA Bike Traffic Safety and the Green Team are launching a new tradition by celebrating Earth Day every Wednesday. We would like to encourage Palo Verde families and school staff to green commutes on Wednesdays

and choosing reusable containers and bottles for snacks and lunches to have as little trash as possible.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7

 Palo Verde will host activities throughout the week of May 3rd to say “thank you” to all our dedicated and caring teachers.  Kicking off the celebrations will be a special Noon Art, where students can make gifts for their teachers. Please let your child(ren) know about the next Noon Art on Friday, April 3oth, where they can make teacher appreciation cards, posters and paper flowers.  

Below are some of the other events that will take place during the week, as well as ideas on how your family can show your appreciation.  

 Monday, May 3 -Decorate your classroom door with a poster and give your teacher a card! 

Tuesday, May 4-Teacher Appreciation Luncheon provided by Rm 3!  

Wednesday, May 5-Special Dessert from PTA  

Thursday, May 6- A flower from your garden, poem, favorite recipe or something that you would like to give your teacher. 

Friday, May 7-Caffe Carrello coffee cart, bagels and pastries for the Teachers from the PTA  
For more information or if you would like to help please contact Rita Wiseman

Enjoy A Mother’s Day Run and Palo Verde Wins Too

Celebrate Mother’s Day, May 9th with The 8th Annual Running of the Bulls 5k and Running of the Calves’ Kids’ Fun Runs.  ace includes a free track clinic for kids aged 5-12, so parents can run the race. The 5k race and kids’ clinic start at 9AM.  The Diaper Derby kicks off the Running of the Calves at 10:00AM, and concludes with a junior high mile.  Distances range from 100m to a mile.    

Finally, all mothers who participate will get a free Mother’s Day Brunch (11AM -3 PM) at the British Banker’s Club. It would “behoove” you to make a reservation by calling 650-327-8769.   

One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the following organizations:

Palo Verde Elementary School
A Foundation Building Strength
Gunn HS Senior Class
From Our Feet
As a fundraiser, the race will donate $5 of your child’s entry fee back to Palo Verde. For more information, please go to

International Fair & Food Festival – Saturday,  May 15th  2010, 4 – 7 PM

Enjoy the adventure of first-hand experience of varied cultures. See the arts and crafts, hear the sounds and be entertained. Have fun with your passport! Visit and explore over 8 countries and feel the ambiance of world travel. See the smiles on your kids’ faces as they enjoy all the fun and celebrate the cultural diversity of our community.
Experience the cuisines around the world.

 This year, for the first time, families of Palo Verde will get to enjoy an International Food Festival at the International Fair. Bring friends and family to enjoy the food festival. The proceeds from the food festival will go to PTA.

 Your own culinary creations or your favorite store bought contributions are needed to make this event a huge success. Any quantity contributions are welcome. If you would like to volunteer or contribute please contact: Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) or Dipti Joshi (dsonak at yahoo dot com) or Priya Junnarkar (priya dot junnarkar at gmail dot com)

 Join us Palo Verde!