News: Friday, February 3, 2012


February 6           :   Deadline for submitting notecards

February 8           :   PTA Coffee

February 8           :   Science Night
February 13         :   PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:20 am
February 16-20    :   No School
February 27         :   Deadline for Voice Content Submission
February 29         :   Project Cornerstone Meeting
March 3                :   Passport to Fun, Palo Alto Auction

Palo Verde and PTA News  

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.

The Annual Palo Verde Notecard Fundraiser is Here! 

As in previous years, each child designs his/her own personal notecard/notepads which you may order and purchase.  The kids are so proud of their artwork and parents always love how they turn out!  Plus, they come in handy and make great
gifts.  A portion of the proceeds goes directly to our school. The orders will be distributed in mid-April and will be here in time for Mother’s Day.The notecards should have come home with your child by last Friday, January 27.  Your classroom teacher and the school office have extra notecards in case you would like to purchase more than one design or if you have other children
who would like to create one.  Please return the order form with payment to school no later than MONDAY, FEB 6TH.  No late orders please!If you have any questions, please contact Karen Yu at 493-6999 or

Science Night at Palo Verde, MP Room: Medical Mysteries

Please join us in the MP room on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:00-7:45 PM for Palo Verde’s science night.

Students become “doctor-detectives” who solve medical mysteries while they work at hands-on activity stations to examine pretend-patients. As the students gather information about what made the patients sick, they listen to their own hearts, measure their breath flow, test their eyesight, and are challenged to build a healthy meal. This exciting event introduces elementary school students to the field of medical science and to healthy behaviors.

Tickets On Sale Now For Spring Social and Auction – Saturday, March 3, 7-10pm

We hope you found – in your child’s January 27 Friday folder – your blue Passport to Fun at Palo Verde’s Spring Social and Auction.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 3 at Michael’s at Shoreline Park in Mountain View from 7-10pm.
Your Passport to Fun is the ticket to having a great time with other Palo Verde parents while helping the PTA raise important funds that benefit our students.
Book your sitter and join other parents for a fun night including dinner, drinks, music, laughter and even dancing!  Tickets are $25/person in advance, $30/person at the door.  Participation in the auction portion of the event is not required, but you might not be able to resist bidding on the hundreds of fabulous items donated by businesses, Palo Verde families and teachers.
Learn more or buy tickets at:
There are FOUR ways to register and purchase tickets for the Passport to Fun Spring Social and Auction:
* Via the registration card you received with your invitation in the Friday folder
* Online via Paypal or credit card at:
* Wednesday mornings before school we will accept checks or credit cards.  Stop by the ticket sales table.
* Or simply provide the information below on a piece of paper along with your check made out to the Palo Verde PTA and return to the Palo Verde office by Feb 29 in an envelope labeled AUCTION.
Name ____________________________________
Number Attending @ $25 pp: __________
Email Address: ____________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________________

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”.

Kindergarten Priority 1 Registration
Registration for the 2012-2013 school year is currently in progress.  If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten next school year, please register them no later than Friday, February 10, 2012.  Incoming kinder siblings will be guaranteed a spot at Palo Verde, as long as they are registered by February 10th.  Information can be found at: