eNews: September 9, 2014

Calendar


September 11  Girl Scout Parent Information Night
September 1
2  Welcome Back Picnic
September 15 – 19  Book Fair, Books Inc
September 17  PTA General Meeting

September 26  Walk-A Thon; PV Voice deadline 
September 30  Wildlife Assembly

October   1  Meet our New Superintendent! PTA Coffee;
                    ABC Reader Training: Book #2
October   6 – 10 Walk & Roll Week
October   8  PV Walk and Roll day

October  10  NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

Palo Verde PTA and School News

New This Week

Welcome Back Picnic!
Please come join fellow Palo Verde families for a fun, casual get together on Friday evening,

September 12th, 6-7:30pm.  The PTA will provide dessert, drinks, and name tags for everyone.  Pack up a picnic dinner for your family and dine with all of us “al fresco”.  Parents have a chance to reconnect with old pals and make new friends at the school.  New families can chat with some experienced “old-timers”.  Kids run around with each other after hours (and then sleep really well that night).  See you there! 
Would you like to help?  contact Heather Schultz, hschultz (at) hotmail (dot) com 

   

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From Last Week

Girl Scout Parent Information Night 

Palo Verde MP room   Thursday, September 11 at 7.00pm

Find out how Girl Scouting  helps girls grow strong by having fun, learning skills, performing service, and developing leadership.
Learn about Girl Scouting in our community, how troops are formed, and how your K-12 girl can participate. 

Children are welcome to attend with their adult.
If you have questions in advance of the meeting, please contact school coordinator at theivanai_p at hotmail.com 
If you already know you want to join, please visit http://www.girlscoutsofpaloalto.org 

and fill out an interest card by clicking “Join us”

 

Help Us Reserve a Date for our Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge

Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors or getting up early in the morning? PTA is looking for volunteers to help us reserve a date for our fun-filled winter Ice Skating Party. Because of the high demand for weekend parties in the winter, we need volunteers to stand in line beginning in the late afternoon Monday, September 15th through the night until sign-ups open at 10:00am Tuesday, September 16th at the Winter Lodge.  Please click on the sign-up sheet if you can help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fr8tiR6eC-2qd_lCAak-ob_a62sehHuKbi2bAJyrLq8/edit?usp=sharing 

Palo Verde Book Fair Is Coming

The annual book fair will be September 15 – September 19, just in time for back to school and early holiday shopping.  This is a fabulous event when Books Inc. sets up a store for us in the Palo Verde multi-purpose room.  Books perfect for our elementary students, siblings and parent.  As you might expect, it is a fundraiser for the PTA.  Please email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (
lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com) with any questions.
5 Reasons to Visit the Book Fair:
1.    Teachers will have their wish lists for books so you can purchase one as a gift for your child’s classroom.
2.    Books Inc. staff will always be available to answer questions and help you find great books.
3.    Proceeds from the books 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 all credit cards.
When is it?  September 15 – September 19
Monday  2-3:15pm
Tuesday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Wednesday 8-9am & 1:15-2pm
Thursday 8-9am & 2-3:15pm
Friday 8-9am
More Questions?
Email Tina Mondragon (tnmondragon18 (at) gmail (dot) com) &/or Liliane Lehman (lilianelehman (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer please e-mail Tina or Liliane.

Time for Fun, Time for Community – 4th Annual Fall Party Book

The Annual Fall Party Book is back – and time for you to put your own unique spin on it! Help us continue this special tradition by donating a fun fall, winter, or holiday-themed gathering for kids, adults, or families.  

The Fall Party Book offers a slate of fall and winter gatherings, focused on building our community through fun activities and parties while raising money to support the Palo Verde PTA. Parents host social, creative, or cultural gatherings sometime between 10/24 and 2/28.  Then, at the annual Harvest Fair, everyone in the Palo Verde community has the chance to purchase tickets to the events with proceeds going towards PTA programs.  
Memorable events last year included the kids’ Clash of Clans Party, Kinder Halloween Donuts & Coffee gathering, Moms & Margaritas outing, Party Like a Pop Star, Wine/Food Pairing, Swedish Glogg, Chinese New Year Dumpling Party, Holiday Crafts Party, Gingerbread House Construction Party, Octobeerfest, White Elephant Party, and so much more. 

If you would like to donate an event, send an email to the Fall Party Book Team (Iva Reid, Rebecca Thompson, Callie Turk) at pvfallpartybook (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline for party submissions is Monday, 9/22.

Palo Verde Spirit Gear Orders 

Show off your school spirit by wearing the Palo Verde logo!
The deadline for placing orders is coming up soon on September 26. If you would like to take a look at samples, please stop by the school office. There are some on display there. 
If you have any questions please contact Ritu Das (rituparnad at yahoo dot com).

Your everyday shopping can help raise funds for Palo Verde!

Sign up with eScrip and raise funds for Palo Verde when you shop. Up to 5% of what you spend at participating merchants will automatically be donated back to Palo Verde every time you use a registered card. It’s that simple and takes only a few minutes to register your existing grocery loyalty, debit or credit cards for use in the program

 Just go to http://www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up.

  1. Search and select by
    our Group Number:         137331259
    or Group Name:              Palo Verde PTA

  2. Follow the registration steps and you’re done.   

eScrip is one of our biggest fundraisers for the school, please take a few minutes to sign up and add cards. Every participating family makes a difference. Register today and automatically earn contributions for Palo Verde all year long.

Questions? Contact the Palo Verde eScrip Coordinator, Iva Reid at izreid at gmail dot com 

PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Community eNews

PAUSD News

LWV & PTA Council hosts a 2014 School Board Candidate Forum

Tues, Sept 16, 7 -9  pm, 25 Churchill, Board Room
Come learn about the five candidates running for school board. This is the opportunity to meet all the candidates, ask them questions and understand their priorities. This forum will be streamed on channel 28 and recorded by the Mid-peninsula Community Media Center as well.
 
PASS and CAC for Special Education hosts School Board Candidate Forum
Sept 20, 2014 at 10am, at Jordan Middle School, MP Room, 750 N. California Ave, Palo Alto
Please join School Board candidates for debate and discussion of visions and plans for our District.  Issues they will deal with include Common Core adoption and assessment, parcel tax renewal, new school building and expansion, and social-emotional wellness as the PAUSD population continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to speak directly to the candidates about your expectations and concerns, and hear answers to pressing questions.
 
PTA News
 
Barron Park Elementary STEAM-Focused Maker Studio
Sat, Sept 6, 10-2pm, Barron Park Elementary School, 800 Barron Avenue, PaloAlto, CA  94306
The event is an open house where students and parents alike will be encouraged to experiment with the specialized building, coding, design engineering, electrical circuits, sewing, 3-D printing, movie making, and robotics stations and to collaborate with other attendees.  This is free, family-friendly event.
The Maker Studio is a joint project between Barron Park’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the Palo Alto Partners in Education (PAPiE) Foundation, and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
 
PALO ALTO FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL
at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto still has a few openings left for this current 2014-2015 year.  Accepting three and four year olds (and we even have a few five year olds!) to our wonderful play-based program.  Please contact Anne Horgan at  650.856.6152 to schedule a tour or check out our website at http://www.pafns.org 

 
Unplug Your Family: Managing Media and Recipes for Creating Meaningful Traditions
Mon., Sept. 15, 7 – 9: pm Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
During this exciting, thought-provoking workshop, you will gain concrete ideas that you can implement immediately to create more healthful homes amid the media frenzy in our lives. We will use the book Unplug Your Family: Recipes for Creating Meaningful Traditions. . $40, With Pam Worth. . Register here.
 
WEBINAR: Positive Discipline: Tips and Strategies 
Tue., Sept. 16, 12 – 1 pm.
Acquire skills to understand your child’s behavior better, exercise discipline with love and respect, improve limit-setting, and encourage responsibility. Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books. With Karen Friedland-Brown, MA. $10. Register here.
    

2nd Annual Student Service Fair
Thurs, Sept 25, 6 -8 pm Jordan Middle School, MP Rm
Come meet all the organizations that are here to help support you and your children.  Learn about resiliency, academic support, parent resources, mental health service, volunteer opportunities and much more.  Student Nutrition Services will be demonstrating cooking techniques and providing dinner (6-7pm).  Childcare is provided (5+).  Spanish translation will be available.
 
Navigating School District Services: Children with Special Needs
Wed., Sept. 10, 7 – 9 pm, Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
This workshop is for parents who have children with any type of special needs or suspected special needs. Topics include how to make the transition from early intervention programs to school district special education services, your rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, what should happen in the assessment process, how to establish measurable goals and objectives, the variety of services a school district can provide, and when mainstreaming a child is more appropriate. Tips on how to develop a collaborative relationship with the school district will be discussed, as will the recourse parents have when parents and school district personnel don’t agree about the assessment process and services offered. With Diana Blank, LCSW.. $40. Register here.
 
For Dads Only: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Daughters
Tue., Sept. 16, 7 – 9 pm. Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Research shows that a close relationship with their father-or another positive adult male-is crucial to girls’ healthy development. We will discuss the many ways dads model for and guide their daughters, provide information about child development, and suggest father-daughter activities that can help men increase their knowledge and satisfaction in their role as fathers.  $40.  With Kirk Stuepfert, MSW. Register here.
 
Raising a Highly Sensitive Child
Tue., Sept. 30, 7 – 9 pm Parents Place Palo Alto, 200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Highly sensitive children can be challenging to guide. Learn more about supporting your child’s intense reactions to the environment and strategies for teaching coping skills. With Denise Salin, MFT. . $40. Register here.
 
Palo Alto Weekly hosts School Board Candidate Forum
Sept 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Please join School Board candidates for debate and discussion of visions and plans for our District.  Issues they will deal with include Common Core adoption and assessment, parcel tax renewal, new school building and expansion, and social-emotional wellness as the PAUSD population continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to speak directly to the candidates about your expectations and concerns, and hear answers to pressing questions.
 
PALO ALTO FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL
at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto still has a few openings left for this current 2014-2015 year.  Accepting three and four year olds (and we even have a few five year olds!) to our wonderful play-based program.  Please contact Anne Horgan at  650.856.6152 to schedule a tour or check out our website at http://www.pafns.org 

 
Do you like going hiking while your kids are in school?  
Please join Sonya Bradski, Sierra Club Hike Leader and JLS & Gunn parent, for her free weekly 3-8 mile hikes in local parks while the kids are in school. Please email Sonya to be added to her Yahoo Group at sonyangary@gmail.com or call her at 650-856-9366 for any questions.
 
Japan Tsuchiura Festival
Sun, Sept 28, 10 to 4pm, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, in Palo Alto
The festival will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Palo Alto’s sister-city relationship with Tsuchiura, Japan. Palo Alto’s relationship with this region of Japan goes back further to 1995. The festival will also share highlights of Japanese culture with our visitors. Tsuchiura City will be sending a team of Japanese dancers and a Zen Master, and there will be Zen meditation sessions, tea ceremonies, martial arts demonstrations, Mochitsuki, games and food. The festival is hosted by Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto, and co-sponsored by City of Palo Alto and Tsuchiura City. Visit http://neighborsabroad.com/JapanFestival for more information.
 
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