News: December 9, 2011


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

Family Giving Tree

Thank you to everyone who has selected a tag for the Family Giving Tree.Please return your gifts to the Palo Verde Office by this Friday, December 9th. If you would still like to help a family, please stop by the Palo Verde Office.  We have many tags left.
Once again, thank you for your support.

Joan Jennings is Retiring !

Please stop by the Palo Verde office and wish Joan Jennings a Happy Retirement.  Yes,it is true, Joan will be retiring on December 16, 2011, after 21 years at Palo Verde.  We all wish Joan and her husband Steve, many  wonderful adventures as they travel and backpack.

 Last Call for Lost and Found !

Have you seen the Lost and Found lately? It’s overflowing and we’ve run out of hangars and space! There are jackets, sweaters, lunches, books and lots of other miscellaneous items. Everything unclaimed as of Thursday, December 15 will be cleared out and given away. When you return to school in January everything will be gone so check for your child’s items now. You’re going to need that jacket over the break! The rack is located at the entrance of the school near the office. You can’t miss it!
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!

Monday Night Football Fun

A few spots still available for Monday Night Football Fun

There are still a few spots available for Monday Night Football Fun, one of the adult parties that was part of the Fall Party Book fundraiser for the PTA.  Kickoff your holiday break with Monday Night Football at the Jaquette house.  We’re hosting a football party complete with the 49ers on the big screen, wings, pulled pork from the smoker, beer, and more.
Game:                      San Francisco 49ers vs.Pittsburgh Steelers — this should be a GREAT game!
Date & Time:            Monday,December 19th, from 5:30pm
Price/Ticket:             $25 per adult – adults only for this one!
Hosts:                      George and Emily Jaquette (rm 2, 11)
Contact:                    ebreuner at gmail dot com
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