News: October 21, 2011


  • October 24 : PTA Board Meeting, 8:15 am, Staff Lounge
  • October 27 : Make-up Opportunity for School Photos
  • October 31 : Halloween Parade/PTA Coffee/Deadline for Voice Content Submission
  • Nov 14-18 : Annual Book Fair

Palo Verde and PTA News

Make- Up School Photos

Make-up school photos will be taken, Thursday, October 27, 2011. All students who were not photographed will be photographed for school records. In addition, any family that would like a photo re-take can do so on this day. Please read the re-take policy included in your childs’ photo package. Forms  can be found in the school office.

Palo Verde Halloween Parade

The Palo Verde halloween costume parade will be at 10:30 am on Monday, October 31, 2011 in the blacktop area. Many parents and other family members traditionally enjoy this event with us. We hope this tradition continues. Since the parade starts after the morning recess (10:30), parents may help their child(ren) put on their costumes during the morning break.

We do not want to get into pre-approving all costumes, but we do ask that parents and students please consider the appropriateness of the costume for school.

* Toy guns, toy knives, or any other pretend or real weapons
* No blood or gore is allowed as well

Please Renew or Add Your Safeway Club Card with eScrip by 11/1!

Do you know how to double your eScrip contributions? Be sure your Safeway Club Card is registered with eScrip! Last year, families who had a Safeway Club Card registered with eScrip raised, on average, TWICE as much money through their eScrip contributions.

If your Safeway club card is already registered with Escrip, be sure to renew it. As part of its work with eScrip, Safeway asks eScrip participants to renew their Club Card in the eScrip system by November 1. It’s really easy to do and shouldn’t take more than five minutes of your time. Just go to, click on the Safeway renewal icon, and follow the simple instructions.

If you just enter your phone number into the system when you shop at Safeway, but you do not know your club card number or you lost your club card, just call 1-877-723-3929 (select Option 3) and the Safeway Customer Service team will help you identify your Club Card Number.

It’s always a good time to register for eScrip to raise $$$ for Palo Verde. Just go to and follow the very simple instructions. Our group number is 137331259 and we are listed as Palo Verde PTA. Please contact our eScrip Coordinator, Callie Turk, at with any questions.

Book Fair

The annual book fair will be November 14 – 18, just in time for the holidays. This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store just for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room. The book fair has lots of books not just for our elementary students but for older children and parents too. As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the students of Palo Verde. Email Shubha Ranga (shubharanga (at) with any questions. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Noon Art Schedule

Noon Art is scheduled twice a month on Thursdays for 3rd, 4th, and 5 grades and Fridays for 1st and 2nd grades. We are always looking for help! Noon Art setup starts at 11:45 am and ends with cleanup at 1:00 pm.Save your empty cereal boxes, egg cartons and empty toilet paper rolls. We have set up bins in the front of the school.

Save these Noon Art Dates!
October 27 and 28
November 17and 18
December 1 and 2

If you have any questions please contact: Rita Wiseman at, Katharine Saunders at, Connie Butner at, Jenny Pama at