Principal's Update

November 18, 2020

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Dear Families,

We are about to embark on our first extended break of the school year.


As I have made my way into hybrid and virtual classrooms these past few weeks, it has struck me how much your children have grown. In addition to adding inches to their height, they are contributing in meaningful ways and showing a depth of maturity that I could have never imagined. Their resilience and positivity assures me that- no matter what the year will bring- learning will continue in rich and beautiful ways.


However you choose to spend your Thanksgiving Break, I wish you and your loved ones safety, good health, and rejuvenating rest. I am filled with gratitude for each of you.


Warmly,


Annora Lee

Principal


PS: Thank you for our wonderful office staff for putting together our Palo Verde Gratitude Tree. Each leave represents something that students and staff are grateful for. We were happy to have the participation of both hybrid and distance programs.



***Please read below for holiday travel recommendations and other news.***

Trimester 1 Progress Reports Released Today!

This trimester, report cards will be accessible through ParentSquare. This is different from previous years, where report cards were accessed through Infinite Campus.


An email will be sent to all PAUSD families with directions on how to access reports this evening.

Traveling for the Holiday?

While our school cannot require testing/quarantine for families choosing to travel over the holiday season, we continue to ask everyone to practice an abundance of caution both while away and upon return. If you 1) Are traveling to areas where there are positive cases 2) engaging in activities that may increase your risk of transmission, testing upon return (and before school reentry) is strongly recommended.


We ask families to monitor and report as cautiously and honestly as they would expect their fellow class peers' families to. The safety of our school community depends on everyone's efforts and commitment to act responsibly. Please protect yourself and others in the Santa Clara county community by:

    • Reducing your contact with people outside your household for 14 days after returning;
    • Getting tested during this 14 day period, ideally sometime between four and seven days after your return;
    • Taking extra care to always wear your face covering when you’re in public.

Family Giving Tree 2020 Holiday Drive

Palo Verde is proud to host the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wishes Drive for the 7th year! The Family Giving Tree partners with Bay Area social service agencies to collect specific gift wishes from children with whom they work year-round. Browse wishes with your child and select ones to purchase, all online this year:https://vtree.fgt.org/PaloVerdeElementarySchool

Please donate before Dec 11. Together we can help make holiday wishes come true for many of our local children in need.

REEL News

REEL is excited to launch the “Living and Learning 2e” Blog Series featuring twice exceptional, neurodivergent teenagers and young adults telling their stories, offering guidance, and charting paths into the future. These are the stories of what works and what could be different from 2e, neurodivergent teens and young adults themselves - in their own voices.

We hope you are as inspired by their stories as we are!

If you know of someone who would like to share their story, please contact us.

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REEL supports 2e kids by providing a bridge between their educators and parents. We raise awareness and understanding of 2e kids and provide resources to make school a place they can be successful. We disseminate and create 2e resources for advocating for and supporting 2e kids at school. Twice-exceptional (2e) children possess exceptional talents and experience learning differences such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.


Practicing Gratitude (and 10 things I'm grateful for)
Parent Webinar Opportunity!

Click here to register!

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A or B Cohort Wednesdays?

Click below for a master list of the Hybrid Cohort Wednesday schedule. You can also find the same information on our school website calendar, found here.