News: Friday, November 30


December 4                  Project Cornerstone Reader Training

December 5                  PTA Coffee Social
December 7                  PTA General Meeting
December 17-21           Palo Verde Book Fair
December 21                Minimum Day
December 24- Jan 4     Winter Break
January 7                      First Day of School After Winter Break

Palo Verde PTA and School News


Parents Needed At Lunch Recess


Would you like to know what your child does at lunchtime, with whom he/she interacts, how he/she socializes with others? Would you like to make Palo Verde’s playground safer and lunchtime more fun for our children?


This school year we started a program where parents (and grandparents) come and help with supervision during lunch recess. Only four staff members are supervising the entire school yard (not including the Kinder area) during lunch. We need more caring adults!
Children enjoy seeing their parents, their friends’ parents, or a new caring adult with a smile on his/her face.


Please click on the link below and sign up for one day per week, per month or even once for the entire year. Your child will notice your involvement.



If you have any question, please contact Katie Renati at or 650-520-0750 .

Thank you for your help.

Spirit Gear Orders
The ordered items were passed out to the children before the Thanksgiving break. If you didn’t receive your items or if there were any errors, please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com) asap.
Palo Verde Book Fair is Coming!


The annual book fair will be December 17-21, just in time for the holidays. This is a fabulous event when Banana Seeds sets up a store just for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room. Bringing tons of books just right for our elementary students and some for their siblings and.parents as well. As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA. Please e-mail Shubha Ranga ( with any questions.


5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:


Teachers will have wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2. Banana Seed staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find a great book.
3. Proceeds from the book fair support the school library and other needs.
4. It’s a great place to get gifts!

5. It’s fun!

How do I pay for things?
We take cash, checks, and credit cards

When is it? Dec.17-21
Monday – 2:3pm, Tuesday- 8am-9am & 2pm: 3pm, Wednesday 8am-9am & 1pm-2pm, Family Night 6pm-9pm, Thursday- 8am-9am & 2pm&3pm

More questions?
Email Shubha Ranga (


Give the Gift of Reading


Your children are just devouring books during Readers’ Workshop. Classroom teachers would love to have more books to keep up with the students’ pace at reading them. You might think about donating a book, a series of books, or an Amazon card to your child’s teacher in honor of his/her birthday, in honor of a special achievement, for a holiday gift, or just “because”. You can ask your child’s teacher for guidance or a wish list. Thank you all for your generosity in making Palo Verde a fantastic school.
Support Palo Verde! Shop at Palo Alto Toy & Sport!


Palo Verde and Palo Alto Toy and Sport are teaming up just in time for the holidays. When you make an in-store purchase from November 26 – December 9, Palo Alto Sport Shop will make a 10% of your net purchase donation to Palo Verde PTA. Simply mention this Palo Verde fundraiser when you check out.


Palo Alto Sport & Toy is a Hall of Fame ‘Best Toy Store in Palo Alto’ as voted by the readers of the Palo Alto Weekly. Please allow them to serve you this holiday season and give back to our school! And don’t forget about their famous free gift wrapping, too!


526 Waverley Street – Downtown Palo Alto
650-328-8555 /

Let Your Fingers Do The Shopping With The eScrip Online Mall This Holiday Season


eScrip’s Online Mall is your one-stop shopping place for supporting Palo Verde PTA as well as receiving unbeatable coupons and special offers this holiday season – and all year long! Just be sure to…


1) Register with eScrip at
2) Then, every time you shop online go to and log in
3) Click on the link to the eScrip Online Mall
4) Search or browse for the online store where you want to shop
5) Click on the link to review the % contribution and any available coupons

6) Shop! If you make a purchase, the contribution will be routed automatically through your eScrip account to Palo Verde

1,000+ merchants participate in the eScrip Online Mall, including The Children’s Place, Gap, Hanna Andersson, Land’s End, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Piperlime, Best Buy, Snapfish, LEGO, National Geographic,, Barnes &, Harry and David, The Popcorn Factory, Red Envelope, See’s Candies, Oriental Trading Company, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn (all brands), Williams-Sonoma and many, many more! A complete list is available when you visit the eScrip Online Mall at

Family Giving Tree


Once again, Palo Verde is a proud supporter of the Family Giving Tree.  The Family Giving Tree supports 300 social services agencies and schools around the Bay Area, fulfilling the needs of low income families.


Please come to the office, along with your child, and select a gift card.  All gifts are due back to the Palo Verde Office, no later than, Wednesday, December 5, 2012.  If you have any questions, please feel free to see Chris in the office.


Thank you for your kind and generous support.



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