News: December 5, 2008

Principal Lupe Garcia’s State of the School Address

Wednesday, December 10th, 7 pm, MP Room
Child care provided by Palo Verde Kids Club free of charge

Please join us for a State of the School Address with Principal Lupe Garcia. Come hear Principal Garcia speak about his observations of the school since arriving this year and his plans for Palo Verde in the coming months and years.

Coffee and sweets will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA

Community News

Soccer Uniforms for Oaxaca

Now – Fri. Dec. 12

Each year, Neighbors Abroad (Palo Alto’s Sister City organization) and Girl Scouts of PA collect soccer uniforms for the children of Oaxaca, PA’s sister city in Mexico.  Please place CLEAN soccer shirts, shorts, and socks (but no shoes or shinguards) in the box in your school’s office.
Questions: Marion Mandell, 493-3798.

Musical at JLS

Tues. Dec. 9 and Thurs. Dec. 11, 7pm
The JLS 8th Grade Showtime class presents the Broadway hit musical, “Damn Yankees” in collaboration with JLS Drama 1A, Drama Club, Musical Theater, and featuring JLS’s own Mr. Dave Tomatis. Doors open at 6:45 pm each night.  Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Cafetorium, 480 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto.  Admission is free.

Paly Glass Holiday Sale

Wed. Dec. 10, 10am-4pm
One day only holiday sale of Palo Alto High School student and professional glass work, in from of the Tower Building, on the El Camino side of campus.

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 43rd Season Second Concert

Saturday, December 13, 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra will perform their second concert of the 2008-09 season, conducted by Music Director Benjamin Simon.  World renowned pianist Robert Schwartz will join PACO for Mozart’s Piano Concerto #17 in G major, and the ensemble will also perform Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue.  Beethoven’s titanic Symphony No. 5  forms the centerpiece of this concert, and will be performed by the combined forces of PACO and the Sinfonia Ensemble.  Also featured will be PDQ Bach’s delightful “sportscast” of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth, narrated by Art Barnes and Cary Chin.  Chamber music performed by members of the PACO orchestra will also be included. The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra is composed of the Bay Area’s most talented and promising high school musicians chosen by competitive audition.  Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students.
Info: 856-3848 or

Palo Alto Historical Association Presents “Palo Alto Vignettes”

Sun. Dec. 7, 2pm, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
A program of personal memories will be presented by the Palo Alto Historical Association at a free public meeting.  Karen Holman, executive director for the Palo Alto History Museum Project, will serve again as the emcee for the annual holiday meeting,”Palo Alto Vignettes,” which brings forth fond reminiscences from volunteer speakers.  Past programs have featured a wide range of anecdotes, ranging from elephants setting up the circus at dawn, a former airfield at College Terrace, Elizabeth Gamble’s generosity, wartime troop entertainment, door-do-door vendors and more.  This is the seventh year for the popular program, which is videotaped for PAHA’s history archives.

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