News: August 27, 2010


August 31:    Back to School Night; Grades K-2 @ 6:00pm; Grades 3-5 @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 1:         Spirit Gear Display and Sales, 1:15-2:00pm
Sept. 2:         Spirit Gear Display and Sales, 8:00-9:00am
Sept. 8:         Principal’s Coffee, 8am, Reading Garden 
Sept. 10:       International Potluck & Social
Sept. 17:       Walk-a-Thon fundraiser
Sept. 20        PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:20am
Sept. 21        Restaurant Night @ Armadillo Willy’s
Sept. 22        PTA General Membership Meeting, 7:00pm, MP Room 

From Our PTA President……

Dear Palo Verde Families,
It was a pleasure to see so many of you during this first week of school.  The attendance at our Principal & Parents Coffee was fabulous.  The school was beautiful for the students’ first day thanks to the tireless efforts of our custodial crew, staff, and the festive balloons provided by Principal Brown.  Our new crop of kindergarteners each took home a colorful balloon to celebrate their first day of school.

This week in your child’s backpack you should have received a large brown envelope containing Palo Verde’s Back to School Packet.  One packet per family was sent home.  If you did not receive this packet, or if you need a second packet for another household, please stop by the school office to pick one up.
Please mark your calendars for our school-wide International Potluck dinner and social on Friday, Sept 10.  This is a wonderful, casual event that showcases our diverse school community.  You’ll find more details below.
With warmest regards,
Heather Schultz
PTA President

Back To School Potluck 

It’s time to meet & greet and reconnect after the summer break. It’s time for Palo Verde’s annual Back to School International Potluck!  Bring a main dish or a side dish to share. PTA will provide drinks, dessert items and plates / cups.

When:   Friday, September 10, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm  
Where:  Palo Verde black top 

Your help will be a key factor in making this event a success. If you can help out for about 30 minutes, please send an email to:  

For any other questions, please contact: Dipti Joshi/ 

Back to School Night

Palo Verde Elementary School’s “Back to School Night” is an adults-only evening for parents to meet with teachers and learn about the coming year in a quiet setting.  There are no arrangements for on-site childcare at the school for Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 31.

Spirit Gear Display and Sales

On Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 1:15pm and Thursday morning, Sept. 2, at 8am,  selected Palo Verde logo items will be on sale and on display near the Reading Garden.  Some “vintage” items are only available at this sale, not through future orders.  Please bring your checkbook for purchasing. Volunteers are welcome.  To help, contact Lili Nova-Roessigs, 

Safeway’s 10% Back to Schools Program & eScrip renewal 

As many of you know, through our relationship with eScrip, we can raise funds for Palo Verde just by shopping at Safeway and other merchants. We can raise even more from August 11th to September 14th, when manufacturers of over 5,000 products sold in Safeway stores will contribute an additional 10% of sales as part of Safeway’s Back to Schools program.
Is your Safeway Club Card already registered with eScrip?If so, the contributions you earn will automatically be sent to Palo Verde.  eScrip is an easy way for families to raise money for schools through everyday purchases made at eScrip merchants (such as Safeway), who contribute a percentage of purchases to your chosen group(s).

Want to register with eScrip to start raising funds for Palo Verde while you do your everyday shopping?It’s easy and only takes 5-10 minutes to complete! Simply go to and follow the instructions. Be sure to have your Safeway Club Card number and/or credit cards you use regularly on hand when you register. Our group number is 137331259, Palo Verde PTA.
Can I participate in the 10% Back to Schools Program even if I’m not registered with eScrip?Absolutely! Just shop at Safeway during the Back to Schools campaign period. Families who have not registered their Safeway Club cards with eScrip will receive a coupon at the end of the sales period that can be used to donate the funds to the school of their choice. In late September, we’ll send around instructions about redeeming your rewards to benefit Palo Verde.
Have more questions?Don’t hesitate to contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Callie Turk, at

So, mark your calendars and be sure to shop at Safeway during this time and you’ll help raise funds for Palo Verde! Thanks – and see you soon at school!