News: January 28, 2011


Jan. 31: Deadline for Voice submissions

Feb. 9: Principal’s Coffee, 8 AM

Feb. 9: Palo Verde Skating Party, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Winter Lodge

Feb. 17-21:  No School

Palo Verde PTA and School News

From our PTA President…..

Dear Palo Verde Families,

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at last week’s PTA meeting.  Thank you for taking time in the evening to stay informed about happenings at the school and involved in our Parent Teacher Association.  I am happy to announce the members of our newly elected Nominating Committee:  Anjani Sarma, Shuba Ranga, and Rebecca Thompson.  Thank you very much for volunteering for this important job!

Some of Palo Verde’s Wednesday morning “Green Commuters” are closing in on the fifteenth week of having their Walk/Roll/Carpool cards punched.  We want to thank all the students and families who utilize alternatives to single family car trips.  This definitely helps reduce traffic and congestion around the school, particularly on those busy Wednesday mornings.  When you are in a car near the school, please be very mindful of our young pedestrians and cyclists.

Today the campus was filled with sports fans of all varieties.  A fun and colorful spirit day!  Look out for more spirit days in the months ahead.

Warmest regards,
Heather Schultz

Springboard to Kindergarten

Will your child begin attending Kindergarten in the Palo Alto Unified School District in August 2011? Was your child born on or before December 2, 2006? Does your child need a quality preschool experience? If you answered yes, yes, and yes, PAUSD may have a new program for your student: 

“Springboard to Kindergarten” that will begin in February 2011 and run through July 1, 2011. Springboard to Kindergarten is a free program for children who have not had a high quality preschool experience. 

Parents can apply to:

Sharon Keplinger
Program Coordinator

A Little Something for your Valentine…A Little Something for Palo Verde

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Luckily for Palo Verde families, NOTHING but HEARTS specializes in heart-styled items such as unique jewelry, unusual accessories and one-of-a-kind items for both home and office. And when you shop at NOTHING but HEARTS for that special Valentine, Palo Verde school receives 30% of your purchase and you receive a 5% discount on your purchase.

Simply go to and check out with the coupon code: paloverde. Check out their fan page, too, if you like:

Camps and Classes for Summer, Oh My! Don’t Worry…the Auction Can Help

It’s only January, but summer camp plans are underway. Luckily, the Pacific Coast Kids Summer Camp offers three popular camp themes, each with multiple camp options.

      • Lego® Camps
      • Science Camps
      • Jewelry & Fashion Design Camps

Some of the key benefits of signing up your kids with the Pacific Coast Kids summer camps include:

      • Classes are taught by credentialed and experienced teachers –your kids are in good hands
      • The camp is hosted at Walter Hays Elementary – close to home
      • Kids get to learn and have fun at the same time – kids will love it!

And better yet, as a community member that strongly supports Palo Verde School, Pacific Coast Kids has donated a week of camp to the Palo Verde Auction. To learn more about Pacific Coast Kids and register, please visit Or wait until the Auction to see if you post the winning bid for a week of camp.

The Auction takes place Saturday, March 12th, 7-10 pm at Trader Vic’s. Auction invitations coming home Feb 11th.

Kim Amsbaugh