News: May 14, 2010

Calendar

May 15:          International Fair, 4-7PM
May 18:          Site Council Meeting, 3:30PM
May 19:          Picnic Dinner/Open House 6PM-7:45PM
May 20:          Talent Show, MP Room, 6:30PM 
May 27:          5th Grade Eaglesburg, MP Rm.
 May 31:          No School
June 2:           PTA Coffee
June 10:         Last Day of School 

Palo Verde School and PTA News

From the PTA President…. 

The Palo Verde PTA Executive Board wants to share with the school community the proposed executive board slate for the 2010-2011 school year. Below is the list of offices. Please contact Kim Amsbaugh, current PTA president, if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for next year’s PTA.

President: Heather Schultz
Executive Vice President: OPEN
VP of Fundraising: Kim Amsbaugh
VP Parent Education:    April McCandless
VP Social Events: Lili Nova-Roessig
VP Communications: OPEN
Secretary: Rebecca Thompson
Treasurer: Kristin Foss
Auditor: Heather Brownlee
Parlimentarian: Open 

– Kim Amsbaugh

International Fair & Food Festival – Saturday,  May 15th  2010, 4 – 7 PM
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Annual Palo Verde International fair this Saturday, featuring 12 countries! There will be plenty of fun activities, live performances and a chance to win exciting prizes including gift certificates from local restaurants. 

This year, for the first time, we will also have a Food Festival. Taste your way around the world with international culinary creations by Palo Verde parents from Norway, Mexico, the Middle East, Morocco, Thailand, the Netherlands, Israel, India, Italy, China and more, as well as food from local restaurants like Peacock Indian Restaurant, Celia’s, Subway, Philz Cafe etc.

Please bring something to spread out to enjoy a picnic on the lawn. (The picnic tables will not be available.) Paper plates, cups and spoons will be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Food tickets will be sold for $1 per serving. All proceeds from the Food Festival will benefit the Palo Verde PTA.

We need volunteers to help at the event. Your own culinary creations or your favorite store bought contributions are also needed to make this event a huge success. Any quantity contributions are welcome.
 
If you would like to volunteer or contribute please contact: 
Ritu Das (rituparnad@yahoo.com), Dipti Joshi (dsonak@yahoo.com) or Priya Junnarkar (priya.junnarkar@gmail.com

Goats for Haiti
Relief International will have a table at the International Fair on May 15 to raise funds for their “GOATS for HAITI” campaign.Donate $25 to purchase a young, healthy goat for a family in. Your sustainable gift will provide milk and potential long-term income for the Haitian families displaced by the January earthquake.
 
Relief International will donate 20% of all funds collected to the Palo Verde PTA.
 
With the purchase of more than one goat you will receive a FREE T-shirt or a large stainless water bottle.
 
Contact Touria Javid (touria.javid@ri.org) or visit http://www.ri.org for more information or to make an on-line donation.

Open House:  May 19, 2010
We would like to invite our community to begin the evening by having a “Picnic on the Green” before visiting classrooms (you bring the meal for your family).  This would be a great opportunity to sit with family and friends in a relaxed manner, perhaps meet new families as well, before going into the classrooms to see the wonderful student projects and displays.  

The evening schedule is as follows:
· 6:00 – 6:30            Picnic on The Green
· 6:30 – 7:45            Visit Classrooms 

Please join us for an extremely enjoyable evening of food, followed by the classroom visits. 

Green Wednesdays = Walk & Bike To School + Zero Waste Snack And Lunch
PTA Bike Traffic Safety and the Green Team are launching a new tradition by celebrating Earth Day every Wednesday. We would like to encourage Palo Verde families and school staff to green commutes on Wednesdays and choosing reusable containers and bottles for snacks and lunches to have as little trash as possible.

Join us Palo Verde!

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