News: September 12, 2008 – Addendum

After School French Program at Palo Verde

We are still accepting registrations for the After School French Program at Palo Verde, which will take place on Wednesdays 1:35 – 2:35 PM.  The first day of class will be September 24, 2008.  We invite all students from K through 5th grade.  For registration and additional information, please visit our website at or call Evelyn at 650-610-0675.

A bientot


Missing from the last eNews was the deadline and contact information for this National PTA Reflections program.  All entry forms are due at the Palo Verde Office by October 17th, 2008.  Please contact Shirley Chin at amchin* if you have any questions.  For more information, please visit the Reflections Program gallery at to see what other kids did last year. The link to the entry forms and rules for each category is:

Applicants Sought for PA Architectural Review Board

The City of Palo Alto is currently seeking applicants to serve on the Architectural Review Board for two, three-year terms ending Sept. 30, 2011.  The Board is charged with design review of all new construction, and changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multiple-family projects.  Palo Alto Residency is not required.  Deadline for receipt of applications in the City Clerk’s Office is 5:30pm, Thurs. Sept. 25.  If any one of the incumbents does not reapply, the deadline will be extended to 5:30pm, Tues. Sept. 30.

Application forms and appointment information are available in the City Clerk’s Office, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto (329-2571) or by visiting the city’s Web site at

Children’s Fine Art Classes

High-quality art experiences for kids 18 months to 18 years including “Digital Animation”, “Knitting Basics”, “Cartoon Art for Kids”, “Gallery Drawing”, and many more.  Classes are at Palo Alto Art Center, Junior Museum & Zoo, and Mitchell Park Teen Center.  Classes begin Sept 23. 

Info & registration: see Enjoy! Catalog,  call the Art Center, 329-2366, or go to

To get on their e-mail list, or for more info, contact Larnie Fox,*

Palo Alto Knights at the New Paly Turf Field

The Palo Alto Knights  Youth Football Program has only 2 more Home Games until the playoffs, at Paly’s new Turf field.  Players include kids from just about every elementary school in the District, and all three Middle Schools.

Sun. Oct. 5 and Sun. Oct. 19, 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm

Info: Jeff Frick, 814.0493 (m)

Palo Alto Lightning Track Club Registration

Registration is now open for the Palo Alto Lightning Track Club, for all runners from age 6-18 at any experience level. The club practices four times a week and competes in USA Track & Field cross country meets and the Junior Olympics. Annual fee covers both cross country and track and field.

Info: Coach Young, 321-2175,  sty3000*

Ice Skating at the Winter Lodge

The Winter Lodge fall ice skating lesson registration begins Tues. Sept. 16 at 9:30am.  Classes begin September 29.  Winter Lodge is a non-profit organization and has been teaching ice skating classes for kids for over 50 years here in Palo Alto.

Info: Linda Stebbins Jensen, Winter Lodge Executive Director, 493-4566,

SELPA 1 CAC Parent Ed: Parent Survival Skills

Lansing Wood, a group facilitator with the adoption group FAIR and mother of 5 and Nancy Ng, a professional counselor and mother of 13, will talk about parent survival skills.  Raising children can be a challenge.  When your child has learning differences or other special needs it can be even more frustrating and crazy-making.  The speakers will talk about how to keep your sanity, how to create balance in your life, when to fight and when to let it go, and how to feel like a good enough parent.

Free and open to anyone who feels they might benefit.  No registration is necessary.

Wed. Oct. 22, Hospitality 6:45pm, meeeting 7-9pm

Covington Elementary School Multi, 205 Covington Rd, Los Altos.

Info: SELPA 1 CAC,

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