eNews: May 6, 2014

Calendar

May  6   Talent Show

May  7   PTA Coffee;  Site Council;  

              ABC Reader Training: Book 8
May  8    Noon Art

May 15   Eaglesburg (5th grade)

May 16   Box Top Competition;

               PAUSD DEADLINE: Annual Data Update 

May 18   PV International Fair
May 21   ABC Reader Thank you & Year End Wrap Up;

              PV Volunteer Thank you Tea;

              Restaurant Night 

May 22   Proj. Cornerstone: Dance Party!

               Restaurant Night
May 26   Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 29   Promotion – 5th graders ;

              Last Day of School – minimum day,  

              ICE CREAM SOCIAL at 1:15 pm  

Palo Verde PTA and School News

THANK YOU!

Palo Verde families and teachers, thank you so much for supporting Kids Notecard Fundraiser. I believed everyone got their order by now. I was amazed by every art piece our kids made. I hope your family would enjoy it too. 
Best, 
volunteer Notecard fundraise 
Junghee Hsieh

It is time for Annual Data Update
The 2014-15 school year is right around that corner.  That means that it’s time to update emergency and health information for all PAUSD students. All students’ information must be updated each year to ensure that the district has current information: emergency contacts, health conditions, and healthcare providers.

This must be completed by 05/16/2014

To complete this process, you will need to access your PAUSD Parent Portal account with your username and password by going to this page:

The International Fair is coming so mark your calendars for Sunday, May 18, 2014 4-6pm!

Find out about the heritage from 10 country and region booths that are represented by the Palo Verde community and enjoy entertainment from:


. Dikshaa Dance Academy – classic Indian dance
. New Century Dance School
 – Chinese folk dance
. Shaolin KungLun International – Martial Arts and a Lion dance

There will be three food trucks including the “Grilled Cheese Bandits,” “Hongry Kong” and “Fairycakes.”

The first 200 Palo Verde Students will be able to pick-up their FREE cupcake from Fairycakes if they receive a stamp in their passport from every country booth at the fair, so don’t miss out!

Restaurant Night  May 21, 22

It is time for the last restaurant fundraiser of the school year at California Pizza Kitchen (531 Cowper Street, Palo Alto) on May 21st and 22nd
CPK will donate 20% of your purchases to our school. Purchases include dine in, take out, catering and beverages.
Flyers will be sent out soon in the Friday folders.


Shop at eScrip merchants & earn all summer long for Palo Verde!

If you haven’t signed up for eScrip yet, please take a few minutes and do so now by visiting  escrip.com/signup . Simply search by our Group Name (Palo Verde PTA) or Group ID (137331259) and follow the registration instructions.

  

There are many ways to earn, and there is no cost to you!!  

If you are already an eScrip supporter, make sure all your participating grocery club and payment cards are registered and up-to-date.

Remember, to earn, you will want to use your registered cards at every opportunity.

  

Thank you. We appreciate your time and support!
Questions: contact your eScrip coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid(at)gmail(dot)com

Fireworks, Soccer, Fun!  San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser for PV PTA

Join us for a fabulous night of soccer on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m.  The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Los Angeles Galaxy right here in our “backyard” – the Stanford Stadium. The Palo Verde PTA will receive $5 for each ticket purchased by a Palo Verde family. What better way to spend a summer Saturday than with soccer, fireworks, your family and your friends! Please look in your child’s Friday folder or in the office for the ticket form. Please return all forms to the office.

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews
Wheel Kids Camp for Kids Who Love To Bike!
Wheel Kids Camp helps children (ages 5 – 16) learn skills they need to share the road more safely and legally when bicycling around the area. Starting each day with bike handling, repair, and safety lessons, campers then get on-bike practice as they transport themselves by bicycle to explore community destinations with the group. They’ll enjoy powering themselves to park and natural open spaces, museums, creative professional environments. The camp is led by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor.
  
A short introduction is below and more information can be found at: www.wheelkids.com
 
Wheel Kids is Palo Alto’s premier adventure and exploration summer camp for kids. At Wheel Kids we’re passionate about getting your child outside exploring, learning, growing. Each week offers a wide range of cultural, recreational and environmental learning opportunities, all based on our daily bicycling adventures. No two days are exactly the same – we balance programmed and free time to keep kids challenged while also letting them discover their own interests and passions. To promote this we strive to:
*  Teach safe bicycle riding skills & habits
*  Build confidence and self-esteem
*  Improve cycling skills and cycling etiquette
*  Encourage kids to consider their bikes as viable means of transportation
*  And have FUN in a unique activity-oriented camp experience
 
Wheel Kids is dedicated to letting kids be kids and doing the things they love to do:
*  Ride – we teach them how, we teach them new skills, we ride along with them
*  Explore – we guide them to places they’ve never been and to experiences they’ve never had
*  Learn – we provide opportunities to gain new skills and new interests and encourage hands-on immersion in everything we do
*  Grow – we give them just enough autonomy to allow them a sense of self-guided accomplishment and self-confidence
 
Our goal is to get your child excited about cycling and begin a life-long journey of health and fitness while helping improve our environment! Come ride with us!
Click here for more info.

The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Youth Art  Apl 27 – May 18,
Youth Art showcases artwork produced by students from kindergarten through high school within the Palo Alto Unified School District. This year’s show, The Arts and the Creation of Mind, is dedicated to the ideas of Elliot Eisner, a leader in the field of arts education.
 
The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Cultural Kaleidoscope  Apr 27 – May 25, 2014.
Cultural Kaleidoscope is a unique artist-in-the-schools program building bridges through the arts. By partnering two K-5 classrooms from PAUSD and Ravenswood City School District to foster connections between students of diverse backgrounds, Cultural Kaleidoscope transcends traditional classroom instruction, providing engaging cross-cultural arts education. This exhibition showcases artwork produced in the residencies, featuring artwork in a wide range of media inspired by world cultures.
 
Bay Area Shakespeare Camp!
Jun 16-27, 2014 , weekdays, 9-3, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue.
The 2 sessions (Shakespeare Players for ages 7-13 and Upstart Crows for ages 12-18) take place concurrently at this location.  Have fun with your friends this summer while learning all about the world of Shakespeare and theater!. Shakespeare Camp provides a complete theatrical experience that includes training and development in voice and movement, acting and improvisation, stage combat, costuming and design, and performance!For info visit www.sfshakes.org

Bicycle Boulevard Projects Outreach Bike-Along Rides
The City of Palo Alto is hosting four bike-along rides to help introduce and solicit information on proposed Bicycle Boulevard projects.  Each of the Saturday rides will include a bicycle tour of proposed project sites with stops at key locations to allow residents an opportunity to provide input on improvements to be presented at future community meetings. Please note that many of these streets include PAUSD school commute routes. PAUSD families are invited to participate.  For specific times, a map of each ride and more details, go to http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/40079

Palo Alto City Library presents
*May Appy Hour
Wed, May 7 (1st Session at 3:30 pm, 2nd Session at 5 pm) at  Parents Place, 200 Channing Avenue
Enjoy some mocktails and kid-friendly appetizers as you play with Tangible Play’s Beta games for kids. Tangible Play is changing the way we use iPads to educate our kids. Their breakthrough product opens up a new era of multi-sensory apps that enable both a hands-on and social play experience. Ages: For grades K-5. *Space is extremely limited so please do not register unless you are absolutely coming!
Register at:
 
Kids Love Writing Presents
Adventures in Writing Camp
Jun 16 – Jun 27, 9to 3pm, at Addison Elementary School.

Help your child become a better writer!  Authors, teachers, and musicians are teaming up to help your child fall in love with writing this summer! This two week program at nearby Addison Elementary School allows campers entering grades 2-6 to write, edit, and publish their own eBook under the guidance of professional authors.  Common Core aligned lessons are delivered as songs, and new writing skills are practiced through games, theater and songwriting. For more info: www.kidslovewriting.org

InnVision Shelter Network presents
Parent Empowerment Program
Sat, Apr 26, 10am-3pm The Opportunities Service Center, 33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto
A one-day parenting workshop aimed at improving parent-teen relationships and fortifying our youth to resist substance abuse. This one-day class provides parents with the information and techniques to strengthen family bonds and create happier, healthier futures for families.  The class is FREE and lunch will be provided for attendees. For more info: www.ivsn.org
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Going Green: Fabulous Dishes, No Shopping Required
Wed, Apr 30 at 7 pm at Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue
Learn innovative ways to rework your leftovers to create delicious new meals. You’ll also learn a variety of tips to help you prevent waste through better planning and storage. Cooking demo, food samples and a raffle are included! Ages: 12+ years old and up. Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6715
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents
Transitions: Human Connections
Thu Apr 24,at 7:00pm The Little Theatre at Henry M. Gunn High School
The Palo Alto Teen Arts Council and Gunn High School present an evening of original student works inspired by themes from Tobias Wolff’s Old School.  Join us for a discussion of the novel as well as an exploration of human connections and life changes.
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre with the Palo Alto City Library presents
Knowing Your True Self: Values Under Pressure
Wed Apr 30, at 7:00pm Cubberly Community Center, Room A-6, 4050 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join us for a special live theatre presentation based on the Tobias Wolff novel Old School. Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to join a reflective discussion around some of the main themes of his novel, including the ideas of identity and integrity.
 
The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents
An Evening with Tobias Wolff
Wed May 7, at 8:00pm Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Join us for an engaging exploration of local, award-winning author Tobias Wolff’s novel Old School. This very special event will feature original short films, an exhibition of student works which respond to the novel, and a conversation with Tobias Wolff. 
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Going Green: Green Shopping
Wed, May 14 at 7 pm Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.
Learn how to refresh your wardrobe without wasting money or resources. We will share shopping secrets on finding fabulous clothes and accessories. Audience: For Adults only!   Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6912
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Parenting Program: The Last Minute Kid
Thu, May 1 at 7 pm  at Lucie Stern Community Center
Raising a successful adult is one of the major goals of parenting. Learn to help your child or teen set realistic goals, timelines and boundaries so that the “last minute kid” does not become “the last minute adult”. Audience: For Adults ONLY  Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6876
 
Palo Alto City Library presents
Parenting Program: Positive Life and Body Image for Teens
Thu, Jun 5 at 7 pm at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd.
For many people, especially people in their teens, body image can be closely linked to self-esteem. Family life can sometimes influence our body image. We will focus on raising confident, happy, and healthy teens! Audience: For Adults ONLY  Register at: http://califa.evanced.info/paloalto/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6931
 
The Palo Alto Art Center
Youth Art

and Cultural Kaleidoscope opening celebration 
Wed, Apr 30, 4:30-7:00 p.m.  

Celebrate both exhibitions in a creative atmosphere with hands-on art activities for all ages. Opening Remarks: 6:00 p.m.

 
The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Youth Art
Apl 27 – May 18,
Youth Art showcases artwork produced by students from kindergarten through high school within the Palo Alto Unified School District. This year’s show, The Arts and the Creation of Mind, is dedicated to the ideas of Elliot Eisner, a leader in the field of arts education.
 
The Palo Alto Art Center presents
Cultural Kaleidoscope
Apr 27 – May 25, 2014.
Cultural Kaleidoscope is a unique artist-in-the-schools program building bridges through the arts. By partnering two K-5 classrooms from PAUSD and Ravenswood City School District to foster connections between students of diverse backgrounds, Cultural Kaleidoscope transcends traditional classroom instruction, providing engaging cross-cultural arts education. This exhibition showcases artwork produced in the residencies, featuring artwork in a wide range of media inspired by world cultures.

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