News: October 7, 2011


October 12      :  Walk and Bike to School Day/ Math Night
October 17      :   No School, Staff Development Day
October 24      :   PTA Board Meeting, 8:15 am, Staff Lounge
October 31      :   Halloween Parade/PTA Coffee/Deadline for                                 Voice Content Submission

Palo Verde and PTA News

Walk/Bike To School Day
Wednesday, October 12 is our walk, bike, scooter, carpool to school day. And there is no rain in the forecast! Please grab a friend to walk with, or take the bus to school to celebrate our Walk/Bike To School Day. Please do remember to wear your helmet and remind your kids to wear theirs.As a thank you for your participation you will receive a glow in the dark wristband and a raffle ticket. We will raffle off some prizes during that morning’s assembly.Walking and bicycling to school is a great exercise, it gets you ready for learning. Parents can enjoy the morning coffee by the principal’s office.And not to forget, it is the greenest commute choice you can make. Put your sneakers on. Ready, set, go!

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.

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 and ends with cleanup at 1:00.Save your empty cereal boxes, egg cartons and empty toilet paper rolls. We will set up bins in the front of the school.

Save these Noon Art Dates!

October 13 and 14
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

Party on Palo Verde – Tickets Available!
The Party Book table was buzzing with interest and ticket sales at the Harvest Fair. To date, we have raised over $2800! It is not too late to join the fun. We will be selling tickets near Principal Brown’s office on Wednesday, October 12 from 8 to 8:30am. You may also place your order with a check (payable to Palo Verde PTA), in the Party Book basket in the school office. Please contact Rebecca Thompson ( or Maxine Warren ( with any questions.  Tickets to the following parties are still available.


Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 15, from 7pm
Monday Night Football – Monday, December 19, from 5:30pm
Wine, Appetizer and Cheese – Saturday, January 21, from 6:30 pm
Palo Verde Pool Tournament – Saturday, February 4, from 6pm

Kids (drop-off)
Let’s Play Soccer – Saturday, October 15, 1-3pm
Halloween Treats and Eats – Saturday, October 22, 3:30-5pm
Kinder Painting Party – Sunday, November 6, 2:30-4pm
Kids Bingo Bash – Friday, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Warm-up for Little League Tryouts – Saturday, Janaury 7, 9am to 1pm

Math Night at Palo Verde

This wonderful event is sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA, Art of Math and will be held in the MP Room on Wednesday, October 12 2011 between 6:00-7:45 PM. Mathematics and art are one and the same in this hands-on festival! Engage in a variety of creative, cooperative work, including the ancient paper- folding art of origami, mind-bending maze construction, and the 3-D world of paper sculpture. Students will delight in discovering the concepts involved in exploring various art forms.Volunteers are needed to assist with the stations. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai.palaniappan (at) gmail dot com