PTA ELECTIONS: 2022-23

The PTA Nominating committee is excited to announce the nominees for the 2022-2023 Palo Verde PTA Executive Board. Thank you to all the parents who stepped up!

Nominations:

Position-OverviewName, Grade of Children
President– Presides at PTA Board and Association meetings, PAUSD PTAC meetings- Oversees & coordinates the work of the executive board – Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts and authorizations for payment
Abraham Bagherjeiran (Grade 1)
Crystal Siu (TK, Grade 3)
Sola Bright (K)
Secretary– Takes minutes at board and association meetings- Co-signs authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters with President- Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term
Amy Lovic (K and Grade 3)
Treasurer– Prepares reports for every board and association meeting and an annual financial report- Prepares annual budget for adoption by the association. Files Taxes for the PTA- Pays all PTA bills as authorized by board or association
Deepali Singla (K)

Open Positions: EVP, VP Communications, Memberships, Fundraising, Social Events, Programs, Student Services, Parliamentarian, Auditor

Would you like to engage more with your child’s community? It’s still not too late to raise your hand! Once the nominated Board is elected, they will be filling their open Board and Chair positions. Email us at NomCom@pvpta.org or reach out directly to any of the nominated Board members if you are interested.

Thank you for being a part of our wonderful community.

Next step: ELECTIONS! You and your family are invited to attend the PTA General Association Meeting on the evening of April 14th via Zoom. More details to follow. All Palo Verde PTA members are eligible to vote in the election of our nominees.

Thanks!

Ayesha Mascarenhas, Mona Madan and Sudipta Bhowmik

 PTA Nominating Committee

Our International Fair is Back!

Palo Verde International Fair 2019

Save the Date for Palo Verde’s International Fair: Sat, May 7, booths 3-5pm, performances 5-5:30pm at our school!!

  • 15+ booths from different countries including information, food, games, crafts and activities all created by our parent community 
  • A “passport” for children to travel around the world, receive stamps at each booth and earn a special fair souvenir 
  • Amazing international performances

This beloved cultural festival is the most well-attended event of the year. It is coming back after a 2 year Covid hiatus.

Photos from 2019

Photos from 2018

Each year parent (and student!) volunteers create country booths including information, food, and games or crafts. Booths will be reimbursed up to a certain budget. We will host a booth kick-off Zoom 3/24 at 7pm to give you all the information you need. It is a very fun way to introduce your culture to the school and meet other families.

If you would like help with a booth or the overall fair, please sign up here or add your country. In the past we had 15-20 booths each year!

We are also looking for performers. If your child attends a folk/national/traditional dance, music, or martial arts class, and the group might be willing to come and perform for our community (5-10 mins), or if you would like to organize performances for the fair, or have any questions, please email Yael Valek (yaelcow@yahoo.com)

SUPPORT OUR BOOK FAIR AT LINDEN TREE BOOKS

Linden Tree Books, Los Altos

Palo Verde Book Fair is back and we could not be more ecstatic. The PTA-Sponsored Palo Verde Book Fair is coming to Linden Tree Books Mark your calendar March 21st -26th . Linden Tree Books is hosting the Book Fair, please come in anytime during the week.

The book fair is open to all families and friends. Portion of the proceeds will go to Palo Verde. Simply say you are from Palo Verde School when making your purchase.

Online shopping is at www.lindentreebooks.com. Please write Palo Verde in the comments box. 

Exclusive Palo Verde Family Night: 5:30pm- 8:30pm on Saturday March 26th

In lieu of wish-lists from teachers, please purchase gift cards for your classroom.

More information will come in your child’s Friday folder next week.

Linden Tree Books is located at: 265 State St., Los Altos

Thank you for your attention!

Molly Sandomire, Snezhana Ballagas, Shubha Ranga

(Book Fair Committee)

RECAP: Julia Robinson Math Festival

Skyscraper Activity
Maze Mat Activity
Apple Picking Activity

We had 68 students and families enjoy the Math Festival! The kids had 4 hands-on activity tables – Apple Picking, Skyscraper Stacking, Maze Mat Solving and Cup Stacking. The kids had a little book to collect stickers for each completed activity and they earned small prizes depending on the number of stickers. Thank you to all the families who showed up and helped make the Festival a success!!

The Math Festival would not have been possible without the time devoted by the following volunteers. Thank you!!

Cup Stacking: Angela Grammatas, Ramy Jioussy

Skyscrpaer: Yi Ma

Apple Picking: Paula Hamilton

Maze Mat: Ling Zhu

Registration: Crystal Siu & Nicole Preston

Room Setup & Prizes Table: Suju Rajan

Overall Organization: Abraham Bagherjeiran