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SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

district news





  • 9/22-9/29 Book Fair @ ORM
  • 10/16 Amici's Fundraiser 11:30-9pm


  • 9/29 ORM - Bookfair Books and Bagels
  • 9/25-9/29 Parent Teacher Conferences


  • 9/26 guest author Dan Gemeinhart for 6-8th graders 
  • 9/25-9/28 Book Fair Pop UP at CMS in Lab 102. 


Monday, Sept 25 - Friday, Sept 29 in the Ormondale MUR

PVSD's Wild West Book Fair opens tomorrow!  Once again, we will host a Scholastic Signature Fair with additional easy-to-navigate cases, more series, more middle grade titles, and more adult titles.  

The book fair will be open before, during and after school in the Ormondale MUR.  Highlights of the fair will include:

  • Popsicle Preview from 2:50 - 4pm Fri, 9/22. Popsicles for the first 150 book buyers!
  • Family Fun Night with Curveball Slider Truck (vegetarian options available), from 5-7pm on Tues, 9/26
  • Bagels and Books Breakfast (for children and caregivers) from 7:45 - 8:30am on Fri, 9/29

This is a very fun volunteer opportunity with many options to suit your schedule. Sign up to volunteer here!


The book fair is the only source of supplemental support for libraries at both Ormondale and Corte Madera.  Last year, almost 50% of all sales came back to the libraries! Come buy a book and help build our schools' libraries!


The Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser for the PVSD PTO will be held on Saturday, Novermber 4th @ 8am-11am!

We are looking forward to the PV-PTO time-honored tradition of our annual Turkey Trot on November 4th!

For those of you new to the District, or this event, the Turkey Trot is a 1K or 5K run/walk that takes place in the neighborhood surrounding Ormondale. The event is open to all community members and PVSD families. 

Registration Open Tomorrow, September 25th until November 1st!

Your Turkey Trot Chairs: Marjel Scheuer, Vanessa Maffia and Emilia Schor.

Feel free to reach out with any questions: emilia.schor@gmail.com

Register Here!

Amici's fundraiser

Ormondale and Corte Madera Families

Bring your family and friends and join us in a Pizza and Pasta Fundraiser for the PVSD-PTO. 

Amici's in Menlo Park

880 Santa Cruz Avenue / 650-329-8888

On Monday, October 16th / 11:30am to 9pm

Dine In or Take Out (no deliveries)

Mention Ormondale or Corte Madera and Amici's will generously donate 25% of your food and beverage purchase to help support the PV-PTO!


Directory delivery

Directories will be distributed to students in October.  The eldest child in families with more than one student in the district will receive their family's order.

ormondale news

corte madera news


We will have a guest author, Dan Gemeinhart, coming to read to Grades 6-8th in the MUR Tuesday at 9:50. Dan has a great message about perseverance, bullying, and kindness. He shares an incident from his middle school years about bullying, which many schools he has read at have found to be extremely powerful. 

Also, Mon 9/25- Thurs 9/28 during lunch time there will be a mini book fair set up at Corte Madera located in Lab 102 with the amazing student council at the helm. Make sure to have your kids bring money to school for new titles, classics, and more! 


Thank you to those who attended and helped out at the Corte Madera Back-to-School Picnic this past Friday! It was a nice night to visit with parents, students and friends.

Much appreciation to all who contributed to making this event a success for our school community including Amigos, our principal Cyndi Maijala, dean Kristen Shima, office manager Susan Outland, as well as to Erin Sanders who chaired the event, Aimee Armsby, Shannon Basch, Jennifer Bloom-Smith, Camilla Eckstein, Karen Horn, Emily Jagoda, Jorge Prado, Manou Speleman, Tricia Suvari, Kim Zamboldi, and our tireless custodian Jerry!

A great big shout out to the CMS 8th Grade Student Council.  They were organized, energetic and incredibly helpful with the success of the event.  Thank you 8th grade team!

Only a couple items were left at CMS after the picnic and they will be in a box at the CMS lost and found.

community news



Los Ayudantes, an award-winning, literacy non-profit in Redwood City, has an immediate need for classroom volunteers!  No special training or language skills are needed to be a volunteer.  The only requirement is the desire to make a difference.  Los Ayudantes (translated..."The Helpers) is passionate about helping English learners reach grade level proficiency so they can be successful in high school and beyond. 

At McKinley Institute of Technology middle school, volunteers can come for the one-hour literacy classes from 10:12-11:07 on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday.   Volunteers will be working one-on-one or with small groups of students on reading comprehension.  To learn more, contact Jenni Farrell at jenniferlynnefarrell@gmail.com. Visit our website:  www.losayudantes.org