News: Friday, February 10, 2012



February 13         :   PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:20 am
February 16-20    :   No School
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 NewsAuction Catalog is Here – Where Do You Want to Go?Look for the blue auction catalog in your child’s Friday folder. It is chock full of items – near and far – for you and your family to enjoy:Ride in the Airship Ventures Zeppelin!

Sail on the San Francisco Bay

Get Pampered Nearby at the Rosewood

Be Principal-for-the-Day (2 spots)

Buy Popular Summer camps and Martial Arts classes for all!

Enter the Palo Verde Iron Chef Competition

And many more local goodies available to all who attend the Passport to Fun Spring Social and Auction on Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm at Michael’s at Shoreline.

Have You Bought Your Tickets?

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 to:

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 3rd, 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

Come Check Out the PAArtY Entries!

The artwork is in!  Please drop by the Palo Verde office this month to see the beautiful art & writing display from our very own Palo Verde kids. The entries are part of the Palo Alto Art for Youth (PAArtY) contest. Winners will be notified later this month. A big thank you goes out to all the kids who shared their wonderful art for us to enjoy.

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”.

Update from Palo Alto PiE
Partners in Education and Palo Verde thanks everyone who donated to the PiE campaign during this school year! Given upcoming budget cuts, the funds raised by PiE this year will be more important than ever at our school. PiE supporters are taking a stand and working hard to keep our schools strong, and PiE appreciates each and every one of you! Bolstered by your support, we had a very strong finish to the campaign, earned our $50,000 challenge grant, and will present a check to the district at a school board meeting in March.
Thank you Palo Verde families. We received donations from close to 40 Palo Verde families in the last few weeks of the campaign! With this we were able to get our participation numbers up to our goal!
Thank you to all the volunteers who put in so much time! It really made a difference. Thank you teachers and staff for all your help and donations.
Tree Walk
On Saturday, February 11, 2012, CANOPY, Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities, is hosting a tree walk. The Palo Verde Tree Walk begins in front of Palo Verde Elementary School at 10:00 A.M. Please join other community members in this neighborhood walk which will observe 22 varieties of trees.
Piano Recital by Palo Verde Alum
Timmy Linetsky, a Palo Verde alum and a junior at Gunn High will be performing at Bon Vivant in Palo Alto on February 19.The program is a combination of classical piano and original electronic music and will be interesting to both parents and kids. For more information please visit
100% of the ticket sales from Palo Verde parents will go to Palo Verde PTA.