If you missed the International Fair kickoff call, don’t worry:

We need volunteers to make the fair a success:

  • Welcome booth – give out passports & prizes
  • Coordinate Performances
  • Set up / Cleanup
  • Design & print passports, order prizes, flags, etc
  • Make a USA Booth (poster already made)
  • Help at a country booth that is short staffed

Please contact Yael Valek (yaelcow@yahoo.com) to help or with any questions.

Science Festival at Palo Verde

The Palo Verde Elementary PTA is hosting the Build, Engineer, Invent Science Festival from The Lawrence Hall of Science at the MP Room at the Palo Verde Elementary School on April, 18th 2022.  The festival is designed to give students a free-flowing, hands-on experience at being engineers and inventors, with activity stations/tables guided by adult volunteers. Students from Palo Alto High School, Paly Robotics, will also provide a robotics demonstration.

Participants can go to any station they want, in any order they want, and short of damaging the materials or each other, they can do whatever they want to complete the engineering/inventing challenge provided for them. So expect a room filled with people designing, constructing, predicting, discussing, learning, and, hopefully, having a whole lotta FUN!  

There are 2 sessions, 6PM and 7PM. Pre-registration (1 per person per session) is required but free. Indoor masking is optional but recommended, in accordance with the school’s policy.  In honor of this being our first on campus event, the PTA is also providing FREE PIZZA. Please register for one or both sessions early so we can order the right number of pizzas.

We also need 20 adult or high school student volunteers to help manage the activity tables and answer questions. 

Volunteer here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/619087156afacfa43067e7a2/signups/623abd90421af25b4a5fa4c5 

Register here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/619087156afacfa43067e7a2/sales-sheets/623ac12f421af25b4a5fac31

Abraham Bagherjeiran

VP Programs – Palo Verde PTA 


PTA General Association Meeting

Please join us for a General Association Meeting on April 14th, 2022 at 7PM.

Association Meeting – Agenda                        
April 14, 2022 7:00-8:30 pm 
Or join by phone‪
(US) +1 240-650-3938‬ PIN: ‪178 293 618‬#
I. Call to Order 
Quorum requirements: General Association
Approve agenda & past association meeting minutes of meetings – On Consent
2022.1.26 Association Meeting Minutes
    Suju Rajan & Rakhee Nishtala7:00
Candidate introductions
Process for filling up open positions
Sudipta Bhowmik7:05
III.Report on Educational Programs, Social Events & Fundraising
Calendar of events & updates from associated committees 

Book Fair
International Fair
Science Festival
Fundraising push status
Abraham Bagherjeiran
Crystal Siu
Naama Mayseless-Yahav
Steven Davis
III.Treasurer ReportVani Hombal7:40
IV.Auditor’s ReportVishal Mangla7:45
VI.Road SafetyArnout Boelens7:50
VII.Bike SafetyMaria Abilock8:05
VI. Principal’s Report Annora Lee8:15
VII. QnA  & Adjournment  Poll on meeting format / timeSuju Rajan & Rakhee Nishtala8:25

Attachments: PTAC Calendar with PAUSD calendar (vs3)


On March 17th, the Palo Verde PTA hosted a Math Kangaroo USA, an international competition in Mathematics.

Math Kangaroo Mementos

For the uninitiated, the Math Kangaroo takes place every year on the third Thursday in March, in several places throughout the US, and that students all from grades 1 to 12 are invited to participate. All the participants receive a T-shirt and special memento, and the top winners from each level also look forward to special prizes.

Students from Grade K-5, sat through a 105 minute multi-choice test as they worked through problems that also tested their critical & logical thinking.

Thank you to all the parents who prepared their kids for this test and accompanied them to the testing center at Mitchell Park Community Center.

The results for all grades will be available in May. Fingers crossed that our Eagles take home some prizes!

28 Eagles taking the Math Kangaroo test on March 17th, 2022

We look forward to making the Math Kangaroo a Palo Verde tradition!


Abraham Bagherjeiran (VP Programs, PTA)