News: Friday, February 17, 2012


February 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 News

Tickets to Passport to Fun On Sale Now

They are going quickly!  There are many ways to get yours:
  • Wednesday mornings at 8am (checks and credit cards welcome)
New this year: The class with the most ticket sales will be awarded a pizza party.
Passport to Fun Catalog Highlights – What Do You Want to Win?
What is marked in your blue auction catalog?
It is chock full of items – near and far – for you to bid on and win for your family to enjoy:
* Ride above it all in the Airship Ventures Zeppelin
* Sail on the San Francisco Bay
* Take Your Family to Disneyland
* Be Principal-for-the-Day (2 spots)
* Become Stanford Football Season Ticket holders
* Buy Popular Summer camps and Martial Arts classes for all
* Enter the Palo Verde Iron Chef Competition
And much much more….
 “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.  

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.

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.