News: September 30, 2011

Calendar 

September30 :    Spirit Gear Orders Due
October 2       :    Harvest Festival
October 3       :    Deadline for Content Submission to the Voice
October 5       :   International Walk and Bike to School Day
October 5       :   Principal’s Coffee 8:15 am
October 5       :   PTA General Meeting 8:30 am

October 12     :   Lawrence Hall of Science Math Night
October 24     :   PTA Board Meeting, 8:15 am, Staff Lounge
October 31     :   Halloween Parade/PTA Coffee

 Palo Verde School and PTA News

Harvest Fair — This Sunday!!
Come to the school on Sunday for an afternoon of games, crafts, and family fun! Admission is free; everyone is welcome. We need your help to make this annual social event a success. Please volunteer for a one hour time slot. Sign up sheets are posted outside your classroom door, or contact Katharine saunderz@earthlink.net. Harvest Fair, Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 3-5pm. Bake sale goodies and drinks will be available for purchase at the fair. Thanks to PVKC for hosting the bake sale this year!

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders Are Due Today! 
Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo! The deadline for placing orders is coming up on 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).

International Walk and Bike To School Day
Join children around the world on Wednesday, October 5th and walk, bike, scooter, carpool with a friend, or take the bus to school to celebrate International Walk and Bike
To School Day.

You will receive a glow in the dark wristband for supporting green commutes and a raffle ticket for our raffle during the morning assembly. Parents can enjoy the morning coffee by the principal’s office. Walking and bicycling to school is a great exercise, it gets you ready for learning. Also, it is another chance to spend more valuable time with your family and friends. And not to forget, it is the greenest commute choice you can make. Put your sneakers on. Ready, set, go!

PTA General Meeting
The Palo Verde PTA is holding a general meeting in the teacher’s lounge, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, soon after the assembly. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the PTA budget for the 2011/2012 school year and changes to the PTA bylaws. A copy of the PTA budget was included in the Back to School packet passed out to each family at the beginning of the school year. A copy of the bylaws changes were included in each family’s Friday Folder at the beginning of the school year. Extra copies of these documents will be made available prior to the general meeting.

Deadline for Voice Submissions is October 3
Please submit any articles for the October Voice issue to the editors at paloverdevoice@gmail.com, by 3 pm on Monday October 3.  Please note, that the content has to be in the body of the email itself and not as an attachment.

Noon Art Schedule
Noon Art is scheduled twice a month on Thursdays for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and Fridays for 1st and 2nd grades. We are always looking for help! Noon Art setup starts at 11:45 am and ends with cleanup at 1:00 pm.Save your empty cereal boxes, egg cartons and empty toilet paper rolls. We will set up bins in the front of the school.

Save these dates!
October 13 and 14
October 27 and 28
November 17and 18
December 1 and 2

If you have any questions please contact: Rita Wiseman at Ritawiseman73@gmail.com, Katharine Saunders at saunderz@earthlink.net, Connie Butner at butner7@gmail.com or Jenny Pama at pamajenny@yahoo.com.

Party On Palo Verde!
Palo Verde is kicking off the Fall Party Book at the October 2nd Harvest Fair! Tickets for a fabulous fall Oktoberfest, Monday Night Football Fun, a Lego Make & Take Party, a Pokemon Trading party and more will go on sale at the special Party Book table. Harvest Fair attendees will get first crack at the tickets. For those who cannot attend, there will be an absentee purchase form for ticket sales to be processed after initial Harvest Fair sales. Cash or check will secure a ticket on the spot. We will also invoice the following week. Remaining tickets will be sold at the October 5th Principal’s coffee. Look for the Party Book via e-mail from your room parent and the actual printed catalog in your child’s September 30th Friday folder. Let’s have fun this fall!

Save The Date! Math Night at Palo Verde
Sponsored by the Palo Verde PTA, Art of Math MP Room
Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 6:00-7:45 PM
Mathematics and art are one and the same in this hands-on festival! Engage in a variety of creative, cooperative work, including the ancient paper-folding art of origami, mind-bending maze construction, and the 3-D world of paper sculpture. Students will delight in discovering the concepts involved in exploring various art forms. Volunteers are needed to assist with the stations. To volunteer, please contact Theivanai Palaniappan at theivanai.palaniappan (at) gmail dot com.

Girl Scouts’ 4th grade troop at Palo Verde!
How can you keep your 4th grade girl interested in experiencing new things, while helping her community and growing to be a confident, independent leader? Join Girl Scouts and experience things from music & arts, to camping & sports, and science & nature, all while having fun; scouting is what you make it. The membership year startsOctober 1st, and we are trying to start a new Junior Girl Scout troop between Palo Verde and Ohlone ES. Girl Scouts will turn 100 this year and there are exciting things happening all across the nation. Come be a part of it! Hear how your daughter can, step-by-step, earn her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, which can even lead to a college scholarship. It’s easy to sign-up to experience the Journey. Believe it, Achieve it! Contact Dipti Joshi at dsonak@yahoo.comas soon as possible.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Northern California visit:http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/
And http://www.girlscoutsofpaloalto.org/

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