News: December 2, 2011


December 8                : Restaurant Night,
December 16              : District wide Minimum Day
December 19-January 2:  Winter Break
January 3                      : Deadline for Voice Submissions, 3 pm

Palo Verde and PTA News

Openings in Palo Verde Kid’s Club

Palo Verde Kids’ Club is accepting new students for both permanent and part-day care. Flexible schedules are also available. Schedule also includes Full Day care on most school holidays. Hours are After School – 6:00 p.m.

The Palo Verde Kids’ Club is an on-site child care program provided by Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC), The program includes snacks, quiet homework time, craft activities, games, outdoor activities, special events and both social & life skills development.

 For more information contact:

R. “Kia” Ikram, Director, Danny Singh, Director
3450 Louis Road
(650) 852-9475

Look for a flyer in your child’s Friday folder.

Family Giving Tree

Once again, Palo Verde is proud to support the Family Giving Tree.  Gift tags are available for selection in the Palo Verde Office.  All gifts are due by December 9, 2011.  Please do not wrap the gift, but place the gift in a bag with the gift tag secured to the gift.

Please accompany your child when selecting a gift tag.  This is to ensure that all tags will be returned along with a gift.

If you have any questions, please see Chris in the office.

Seeking Volunteers for PTA Nominating Comittee

 The Palo Verde PTA is looking for 3-4 parent volunteers interested in helping find executive board and committee members for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a fun way to get involved without an ongoing time commitment. The Nominating Committee from January-March helps find the volunteers the PTA needs to coordinate and run many of our events and activities, everything from the Auction, Book Fair, International Fair and Noon Art to the calendars outside the school. The Nominating Committee also helps identify parents interested in volunteering for the Executive Board, which includes positions such as Treasurer, VP of Fundraising, VP Events and VP of Communications.

Helena Barrios Vincent, currently the PTA Parlimentarian, participates and helps drive the Nominating Committee process. If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee or want to learn more, please contact Helena at Want to skip the Nominating Committee and jump straight into volunteering for a position during the next school year? Helena can help you with that, too!

Are you Missing a Coat? A Lunchbox? A Scooter?
With the cold mornings and warm afternoons, our Lost and Found is overflowing with coats and sweaters. Some nice ones, too! Please take a look and claim your belongings. They will be donated before the December holiday break. Also sitting in the bin unclaimed are lunch boxes, thermoses, hats, bike helmets, and a Razor scooter. To help get your belongings back to your family faster, please label them.


Track Watch Assistance Request

 The holiday season can be a stressful time for everyone so please consider during this holiday season donating your time to help watch the Train Tracks. To sign up please contact the TrackWatch Volunteer Coordinator, Caroline Camhy: 919-3261. If you don’t have time to volunteer than consider making a contribution to help cover the cost of paid guards at  Please note that the paid guards are not there 24/7, so the PTAC needs volunteers to assist with the open slots. Request from the PTAC for you to show support for each other this holiday season and beyond by looking after each other.