From Last Week
Lost and Found Cart
Been wondering where that coat or sweater are? Can’t find that pair of gloves? Don’t remember the last place you saw your baseball bat?
Maybe it’s in the lost and found cart!!
Please come by and check it out, encourage your kids to check it out too!
It sits outside Mrs Brown’s office from before school until quite a while after school finishes!
If you can’t get to the cart, check out the online photo gallery which is regularly updated:
I make a big effort to return labelled clothes and items to owners, please help by labeling everything! A few minutes can save a lot of dollars!
PLEASE NOTE: The cart will be emptied and the contents donated to charity on March 29th
March Asset of the Month
March asset of the month is Asset # 17: Youth spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts. In Project Cornerstone’s 2011 survey, 79% of 5th graders, 32% of our 7th graders, and 31% of our high school students reported that they spend three or more hours each week in lessons or practice for music, theater, dance, or other arts.
For many young people, creative activities can fulfill what Peter Benson describes as a “spark” – the hidden flames that tap their true passions, motivate and inspire them to achieve and create, and keep them on a positive path. Youth who have sparks, and are surrounded by people who recognize and support their sparks, have higher grades in school, are more socially competent, are more likely to volunteer to help other people, have a greater sense of purpose, and are less likely to experience depression.
Creative activities are one of the most common categories where youth find their sparks. They provide benefits like fostering creative problem solving, critical thinking, and discipline, even if this is not a person’s life passion.
Palo Alto teens at Gunn and Paly have had an opportunity to share their heartfelt experiences of life in Palo Alto as participants in Youth Speaks Out. We hope you will attend the exhibition featuring artworks by these students from March 9-24. The Opening Reception at the Palo Alto Arts Center is Saturday, March 9 fro 5-8pm. The opening will also feature student performances. A concurrent student exhibit will be on display at Palo Alto City Hall from March 9-24. For more information, contact Carolyn Digovich (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you there to support these creative youth!
This content is based on Project Cornerstone’s Asset-a-Month program resource kit. For more information and activities, visit: www.projectcornerstone.org
March Asset resource kit: http://www.projectcornerstone.org/pdfs/March_CreativeActivities_ResourceKit.pdf
To get involved in the Palo Alto Developmental Assets Initiative of Project Safety Net, contact us at: email@example.com
Thank you for your ongoing support and help in encouraging everyone to be an asset builder!
Interested in Forming A Carpool? http://paloverde.carpooltoschool.comis Now Live!
and look for the CarpooltoSchool.com.com logo to get help forming or joining a carpool, bikepool or walkpool. CarpooltoSchool.com gives you tools to help you locate other interested parents and then form, schedule and manage your carpool. Carpools save time, money and the planet. Check it out.
Palo Verde Box Top Classroom Competition
STEP 1: Start collecting Box Tops from now until Friday, May 10, 2013
STEP 2: Submit** your box tops to your teacher or the Box Top box in the main office.
STEP 3: The classroom that turns in the most box tops gets an ice cream party in May.
** Parents: Please place box tops in a Ziploc bag or envelope. Each bag should contain 50 – 10¢ box tops (or $5 worth of box tops). If a Ziploc bag has less than 50 – 10¢ box tops, please write how many 10¢ box tops are in the bag. Do not confuse the 10¢ box tops with bonus box tops worth more. These are often found on bulk items from Costco. If you turn your box tops at the office, please make sure and mark your child’s classroom number on the bag(s). Please do not turn in expired Box Tops or Labels for Education.
Take it Personally Study Group – Project Cornerstone
How do we ensure our kids will thrive? How can I show my support for my child’s efforts & dreams? How can I know what’s most important in helping my child succeed academically & in life? Are there enough positive adults in my child’s life? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Fee: a one-time $10 donation for a workbook. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our dates are: 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
We will meet in the Library from 8:15am to 9:45am on each day.