March 28, 2016 

PVSD's 1st Bike/Walk to school day of 2016 was a great success!

Both Ormondale and Corte Madera students did it again! Students eagerly embraced the wonderful weather and, with friends and family, participated in the PVSD BWTS days this week. It was wonderful to observe groups of students walking, riding, and even skateboarding with such enthusiasm so bright and early in the morning.  Everyone seemed to be enjoying the morning as they made their way to school. 

At CMS, students quickly filled every bike rack! Such an amazing sight!  At Ormondale, smiles were abundant as students cheerfully participated in the day while several proudly announced that they walk every day. Such a beautiful way to start the day.

A special thanks to Lori Palazzolo, who helped hand out snacks at Ormondale! Also a big thank you to Kristen Shima and the entire school council for handing out incentives while encouraging students to walk at CMS! We couldn't do this without the support of our fabulous community of students and volunteers!

Ormondale Upcoming Events

Fri 4/1 - Sun 4/10 - Spring Break

Thurs 4/14, 6pm - Bingo Night
View the full PTO calendar here
Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Fri 4/1 - Sun 4/10 - Spring Break

View the full PTO calendar here.

Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Thank You to our Business Partners!


Thank You Platinum & Silver
Business Partners!

Platinum Partners - $10,000
Ginny Kavanaugh, Realtor*
Terri Kerwin, Kerwin + Associates
Portola Valley Garage

Silver - $3,000
CSI Custom Homes

Silver - $2,500
Angela Boutique
Bianchini's Market
Roberts Market
Village Square Veterinary Hospital*

* 6th year participant in the Business Partner Program
Community News

Camp W Performing Arts Camp Summer Sessions

Would your child like to enjoy some summer fun? Take a look at these exciting options.

Summer in Hollywood
Want to write the next Star Wars or Pixar movie? The camp will provide an introduction and opportunity to learn the power of filmmaking including simple screenwriting, cinematography and lighting. Campers will work in teams and perform their own short skit based on the movie of their choice. Lights! Camera! Action!

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 1: June 20 - 24 or  Session 2: July 18 - 22
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours:
M - F; 9 - 2:30pm

Summer Sing, Dance, and Improv
Do you have a budding youngster at home who thrives for the stage? The campers will learn more about the aspects of performing including singing, dancing, and comedy improv.

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 3: June 27 - July 1 or Session 4: July 25 - 29
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours: M - F; 9 - 2:30pm

Summer Short Skits
This session allows for the campers to explore a little bit of their acting skills. The students will participate in reading short hilarious takes on famous stories, folktales, and creating their own  5-10 minute short skits.

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 5: July 11 - 15 or  Session 6: August 1 - 5
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours:  M - F; 9 - 2:30pm


Portola Valley Library Events March 28th - April 9th

Paper Gem Circuits: Tuesday, March 29, at 3:30 PM. 
For ages 8+.
Combine a little bit of paper crafting with a touch of circuitry to create your own light-up paper gem. It's the brightest accessory ever. All materials will be provided. Space is limited.

* Crazy 8's Math Club: Thursdays, March 10 through May 5.
Back by popular demand, Season Three of Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's! You'll build stuff, run, jump, make a mess... It's a totally new kind of math club. We'll do activities such as Ninja Training, Super-Cube Shuffle, and Beach Ball Party. Math will never be the same!
  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Club meets from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Club meets from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Space is limited and registration is required. Ask at the desk or contact the library to sign up: (650) 851-0560 (phone); [email protected] (e-mail).

* LEGO Club: Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. 
All ages are welcome!
We provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination! Duplo building blocks are available for our youngest builders.

Informational Coffee for All Students Matter

If you've wondered what All Students Matter is all about, then please join other local parents who are already volunteering with us in the classroom of K-4th grade students to learn more.  We invite you for coffee and refreshments while you hear about how you can make a true difference in the life of students in east Menlo Park and East Palo Alto by volunteering for an hour a week.  

Monday, April 18 at 10:00 am at a home in Menlo Park or Tuesday, April 19 at a home in Palo Alto.  

Please contact to Jeanette Kennedy at [email protected] to RSVP. .

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