News: February 24, 2012


February 27         :   Deadline for Voice Content Submission
February 29         :   Restaurant Night, California Pizza Kitchen
February 29         :   Project Cornerstone Meeting
March 3                  :   Passport to Fun, Palo Verde Spring Social                                              and Auction

Palo Verde and PTA News

Last Call to Buy March 3rd “Passport to Fun” tickets!   

With one week left, now is the time to buy yours

  • Bring a check to the office with adult attendee name(s), child’s room #
  • Buy on-line via Paypal or Credit card at:
  •  Wednesday February 29 at 8am (checks and Visa/MC cards welcome)

Room 2 Leading the Pizza Party Contest

The class with the most ticket purchased by parents will be awarded a pizza party!
As of our Wednesday e-news deadline, Mr. B’s Kinder class in Room 2 had a firm lead with more than 20 tickets purchased. Will the older classes be bested by this new crop of enthusiastic families? Or will Room 2 be matched by Room 6, Room 8, or Room 12, who have also bought more than 14 tickets. In the upper grades, Room 18 is putting in a solid effort, but we would love to see more of you there. Any class can still win it with last minute sales. Come join the fun!

Passport to Fun Catalog Highlights – What Do You Want to Win?

Donated items are still coming in. What is marked in your blue auction catalog?:

* *new* A coveted 7pm Reservation for Four at the French Laundry (Saturday, April 21)
* Tickets to “Cirque de Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio in Las Vegas
* Take Your Family to Disneyland
* Play Golf at a private club
* Be Principal-for-the-Day (2 spots)
* Score a ticket to the many fun parties
* Buy Popular Summer camps and Martial Arts classes for all
* Enter the Palo Verde Iron Chef Competition

Be there to assure your spot!

“Pick of the Auction” Goes to One Lucky Attendee

One lucky attendee will be given “Pick of the Auction” – their choice of one of the silent auction items. You must attend to win! Visit the website

* Register and Buy tickets
* See the online catalog of items
* Share or find a sitter
* Find or offer a ride
Palo Verde Spring Social and Auction Basics:
What:  Palo Verde’s Biggest Fundraiser and Social Event

When: Saturday, March 3, 7pm

Where: Michael’s at Shoreline Park

Who Attends:  You!  Parents of Palo Verde Students – current and former – come alone, come with friends, come with a spouse, but leave the kids with a sitter.  This is your night to have fun.

Why: To help fund important literacy and playground programs for all our students and to strengthen our school community.

What Else: Visit

Restaurant Night

Celebrate the extra day of this Leap Year year with dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in downtown Palo Alto on Wednesday, February 29. CPK will donate 20% of your check back to Palo Verde. Escape your own kitchen and bring the family to California Pizza Kitchen at 531 Cowper St (Off University Ave near the four story parking garage) 650.323.7332.

Look for a CPK Restaurant Night flyer – which you will need at the restaurant – in the Feb 24th Friday folder.  

Sports Basement Shopping Coupon in Friday Folders

Once again, Sports Basement is offering our families a 10% discount off purchases through May 31, 2012, PLUS they will donate another 10% of your net purchases back to our school. Look for the brown Sports Basement coupon. Bring it to Sports Basement. Stock up on end of season ski gear or get ready for Spring baseball and bike riding. The coupons is also good for a discount on rental ski gear or wetsuits. Coupon must be presented at purchase to receive the discount and cash-back for Palo Verde.

Dine Out & Earn More eScrip $$$ for Palo Verde

eScrip runs the eScrip Dining rewards program. When you dine at participating restaurants and use a credit card that is registered with eScrip, a percentage of your payment will be given to Palo Verde. Here is a sampling of participating restaurants in and around Palo Alto:

  • Anatolian Kitchen
  • Café Epi
  • Illusions
  • Janta
  • Mantra
  • Siam Orchid
  • Sliderbar Café

To search for other participating restaurants, go to Please just be sure the credit cards you use when you dine out are registered with eScrip. If you aren’t registered for eScrip yet, please go to www.escrip.comand complete the registration process; we are group number137331259. If you are registered for eScrip but need to add credit card numbers to your registration, go to and click on “my eScrip”.