News: September 24, 2010


Sept. 29:       PTA General Membership Meeting, 7:00pm, MP Room
Sept. 30:       Sprit Gear Orders Due
Oct. 6:            International Walk to School Day
Oct. 8-11:      No School
Oct. 13:          Coffee with Principal Brown, 8am
Oct. 17:          Harvest Fair

Palo Verde PTA and School News

From our PTA President…….

Dear Palo Verde Families,

What a fun week it’s been been!  Last Friday, the school yard was filled with happy young walkers circling the field in Palo Verde’s annual Walk-a-thon. Principal Brown joined in and walked over three miles that morning.  Many thanks go out to Lauren Aspegren, who once again spearheaded this fun, healthy fundraiser, and continues to lead the PV Walking Club, and to all her volunteers who helped with the event that day.

Students can continue this healthy activity by participating in the Wednesday Walking Club during lunchtime each week.  Parents can come walk, too.  Did you know that six laps around the outside of the field is a bit more than a mile in distance?
Tuesday evening, it was my pleasure to let Armadillo Willy’s be in charge of dinner for my family.  We enjoyed chatting with other Palo Verde families during our first restaurant night of the year.  Thanks to Tatiana Cardosa for organizing our monthly evenings out.
Over two hundred members so far have joined Palo Verde’s PTA this year.  Your strong support of our school is invaluable.
Thank you,
Heather Schultz
PTA President

Palo Verde Walk-a-thon  

Thank you to EVERYONE who came out Friday morning, September 17 to punch lap cards, pass out water and walk with kids in the 7th annual Palo Verde Walk-a-thon.  It was a great morning and one that raised a lot of money for noon activities for the kids. Four very big thank yous to Moises who helped set up and take down, to Mrs. Witt who donated her sidewalk chalk, to Chris in the office for ordering water, and to Mrs. Swagerty and Room 13 for cutting out lap cards and delivering water bottles to all the classrooms!  Walk ON!

Mark your calendars!

Our first General Membership meeting of the Palo Verde Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will be on Wednesday evening, September 29th.  We’ll have coffee and chatting at 6:45pm, and then the meeting will begin at 7:00pm in the MP Room.  All PTA members are encouraged to attend.

Curious about the PTA, but you haven’t joined yet?  You are welcome to attend the meeting to learn more.  We introduce our officers, present plans for the coming year, vote on our budget, and hear from Principal Brown.

Coming Soon  … Spirit Days!

After the new Palo Verde Logo Gear is delivered this fall, we’ll have special Spirit Days at school to show off your Palo Verde Pride.

This is the final week to turn in order forms to purchase Palo Verde logo items. The deadline for placing orders is Thursday, September 30. Please stop by the school office if you’d like to take a look at samples or if you need order forms. If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com). 

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