News: May 13, 2011


May 13 — Spirit Day – Eagle Gear

May 15 — International Fair, 3-5:30pm

May 17 — Open House & Family Picnic, 6pm

May 19 — Talent Show, 6:30pm

May 26 — All Library Books Due

May 27 — Last Day for Book Exchange Donations & Box Tops

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Dear Palo Verde Families,

I hope to see all of you this Sunday during Palo Verde’s International Fair.  Kala and Ani and their team have put together a fabulous event for our community.  In addition to the numerous country booths to tour, there will be several professional cultural performances.  It will be a thrilling afternoon!  Your family can tour the world without leaving the schoolyard and stay for an easy dinner option as well.  The cultural booths, activities, and performances are sponsored by the PTA and free of charge.

Tuesday evening, families will gather again for a casual school-wide picnic dinner before viewing classrooms during Open House Night.  Your students and teachers are proud to show off the year’s work, and everyone loves peeking into next year’s classes as well.  Thursday evening, Palo Verde has even more reasons to be proud as our talented students take to the stage for the Talent Show.  Kudos to Mrs. Ghiorso for organizing this great evening of home-grown entertainment!

So many fun events for the whole family!

 -Heather Schultz

International Fair

The world comes to Palo Verde at the Palo Verde International Fair on Sunday, May 15th!! Take a journey through Thailand, Holland, Russia, Italy, India, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, USA, Mexico, Turkey, Israel and more.  Booths open at 3pm.

3:00-4:15pm kids visiting booths & ‘stamping passports’

4:15-5:00pm cultural performances ( this will be a fun surprise for all! )

5:00-5:30pm dinner for purchase

Please sign up outside your child’s classroom so that we have an accurate count of food for purchase. Food will be brought in from Buca di Peppo: Pasta, Sauce ( veg and meat ), Salad and Bread. Each plate will be $5.

Contact Kala Mehta 650 739 0506 or Ani Gnanalingam 650 857 9026 if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

Palo Verde Open House & Picnic – Tuesday, May 17

All our classrooms will be open from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for family viewing following the picnic on Tuesday, May 17. Come see all the amazing work your students have done this year. Check out what it’s like in next year’s grade level. The teachers and students prepare all year for this showcase evening.

Pack up your kids, a beach blanket and a picnic dinner and join the whole Palo Verde family for a school wide picnic on May 17. It’s a great time for a casual gathering in the midst of this busy month.

Palo Verde’s Fifth Annual Talent Show!

Thursday May 19 – 6:30 PM in the MP Room

Come see all of our wonderful talented students!

Hope to see you there!

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders

The ordered items were passed out to the kids on Tuesday. If you didn’t receive your items or if you have any questions about your order please email Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) asap.

Entering Kinders Party

$15     Sunday, June 5, 2-5pm

As a fundraiser for the Palo Verde PTA, Emily Jaquette and Callie Turk are hosting an “Entering Kinders” Party.  We will have a jumpy house, some games to help the kids get to know each other, and some snacks.  Parents are welcome to stick around and get to know each other too. To help make sure the kids get to know their new classmates, the party is for entering kinders only (no older or younger siblings, please). Space is limited, but if you’re interested, contact ebreuner at gmail dot com.

Share Your Feedback and Great Ideas with the PTA

The incoming 2011-2012 PTA Board is in the early stages of planning for next year and would like feedback and ideas from YOU, the parent community. 

Palo Verde PTA members volunteer many hours and raise funds to support classrooms, provide enrichment activities and events, encourage communication, and develop community among the families of Palo Verde students.  We want to make sure these efforts continue to be reflective of the needs of the students and families of Palo Verde. 

We truly appreciate your time in taking a short ten question survey.  Your detailed responses will help us improve existing programs and generate new ideas for the coming year.  The survey is specific to Palo Verde PTA social and fundraising goals, activities, and events which are separate from PiE (Palo Alto Partners in Education).

Please click here to complete the Survey Monkey survey:

The survey is completely anonymous.  However, if you wish to be contacted for more discussion or to share your ideas in more depth, please leave your name in the optional last question at the end of the survey.  Thank you!

New Family Welcoming Committee:

We are looking for families who would like to be mentors to new families coming to Palo Verde for the next school year. This would be for families of 1st to 5st graders as there is a separate committee for the Kindergartners. You will be paired with one or 2 families and your only job will be to welcome them and make them part of the Palo Verde community. We will also organize a few events throughout the day (coffee, park outing, etc.). To sign up or for more information contact Katie Renati at windkatie at or (650) 856-6005.