News: March 18, 2011

Calendar

Mar. 23:  Science Fair – project registration 7:30-8:15a.m. – HELP NEEDED

Mar. 23:  Science Fair Open Viewing – 6-8pm

Mar. 24:  Noon Art, 4th-5th gr.

Mar. 25:  Noon Art, 1st-3rd gr., HELP NEEDED

Mar. 31-Apr. 2:  Pinocchio Performances

Palo Verde PTA and School News

Science Fair Next Week

The Science Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 23. Students’ science projects will be on display at the MP room from 6-8pm for students and their families to visit.  Please bring the completed projects to the MP room early before school on the morning of the Science Fair. We recommend that you not leave any expensive gadgets or computers that were a part of the science project in the MP room.

In the days following the Science Fair, students will be able to present their projects to their teachers and classmates during class time. A volunteer parent may attend these presentations. Please arrange this directly with the class teacher.

All Science Fair students are automatically entered in a raffle drawing. The winners will be announced during school hours after the Science Fair.

It has been 14 years since the first Palo Verde Science Fair, with excellent participation each year. Last year 261 students prepared 254 science projects! We look forward to even greater participation this year.  Thank you for your support and cooperation.  The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, March 23

7:30-8:15 am         Bring projects to MP room before school – Helpers Needed

6-8pm                    Science Fair in the MP room

Thursday, March 24

8:00 a.m.   Move projects to classrooms

Science Fair Needs Volunteers

The Palo Verde Science Fair grows and grows each year.  Parent volunteers are needed to help with checking in, arranging, and ribboning all the student projects on the morning of Wednesday, March 23.  If you can help that morning from 7:30-8:50a.m., please contact the science fair leaders, Pavan Desikan, pavand@gmail.com, or Pandu Nayak, nayak@cs.stanford.edu.

Noon Art Helpers Needed Thursday/Friday

If you can spare a lunch hour next week, please come by the school on March 24th or 25th to help with Noon Art.  4th and 5th graders will work on their projects Thursday.  1st through 3rd graders will have Noon Art on Friday.  Questions?  Contact Rita Wiseman or Katharine Saunders.

Leader Needed for May Fete Parade

Palo Verde needs an adult leader for the city May Fete Parade this year.  The traditional children’s parade will take place Saturday morning, May 7th, through downtown Palo Alto.  Our new May Fete leader will decide whether or not to have a school float in this year’s parade.  If we don’t have a parent leader by the end of March, Palo Verde may not participate in the parade this year.  To volunteer, contact Lili Nova-Roessig, roessig4 at yahoo dot com.

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