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JANUARY 6, 2019


important dates & district news

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  • PTO Board Mtg: 1/18 9am @ ORM 
  • Kinder Registration Opens: 1/23
  • Kinder Registration Opens: 1/25


  • Wild Cat Show: 1/17 @ 11am
  • Incoming Kinder Parent Tour: 1/23 @ 8:30-9:30am
  • Incoming TK Parent Tour: 1/25 @ 8:30-9:30am


  • ​​Winter Concert & Art Show 1/17, 5:30pm
  • Winter Concert Assembly 1/18, 9:45am
  • Grades 4-5 Cocoa Breakfast 1/18
  • Stem Fair Set-up & Judging 1/30
  • Stem Fair 1/31, 6:00pm
  • Super Staff Lunch 2/6
  • Crosspulse School Assembly & Grade Level Workshops 2/8

Amazon Smile

Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile this holiday season and you could help send up to $10K more to our schools!

Go to and select "Portola Valley Parent Teacher Organization" as your designated organization.  More info here.


PTO Thank you's


Thanks to Jo Mutch for organizing all of the PTO's affiliate and community fundraising activities, including our Amazon Smile program, Honeybear Trees and Minted fundraiser.  We really appreciate all you do!


Have a child entering TK or Kindergarten at Ormondale next year?  Attend the Kinder Tour on Wednesday 1/23 at 8:30am or TK Tour on Friday 1/26 at 8:30am and learn all about Ormondale's Kinder and TK programs.  Principal Hovland and parents will be available to answer questions.


Cool cabbage By Mrs. Bouman’s Second Graders

What’s green and leafy but isn’t kale?  It’s cabbage!

We bet you didn’t know that cabbages can be different colors such as green, purple, red and violet.  This superfood is full of potassium, vitamins K, C and B6, and it also contains many minerals.  It’s also low in calories (only 22 calories per cup) which makes it the perfect vegetable to eat if you want to watch your weight.  Cabbage prevents heart disease and helps improve your eyesight.  It also helps with digestion and your blood pressure.  This leafy green can help you feel full because it contains lots of fiber.  Finally, it helps treat infections and arthritis. 
Now that you know all about the health benefits of this superfood please try our cabbage smoothie.  One hundred eighty-one out of two hundred-ten Ormondale students thought the recipe was yummy.  We hope you will enjoy this recipe too!  Now that you’re probably hungry, you should go to the store and buy some cabbage or consider planting some in your garden.

Red Cabbage Smoothie
Pour 1 1/2 cups of cold water into the blender
Add 2 cups of red cabbage, quartered and frozen 
Turn the blender on and puree the ingredients
Add 1 cup frozen blueberries
Add 1 cup of raspberries
Add 1 frozen banana
Add 2 teaspoons chia seeds 
Add 2/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Turn the blender on and puree the ingredients
First, break up the frozen cabbage with your hands and puree with water in a high power blender. Add frozen blueberries, banana and vanilla yogurt and puree again until smooth.​

corte madera news



Mark your calendars for the CMS Winter Concert and Art Show!  Thursday, 1/17
Art Show opens at 5:30
Concert will begin promptly at 6:00

We look forward to celebrating all the creative talents at CMS!

community news


Woodside High School Prospective Family and Student Open House

SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, January 26th!

Woodside High School will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 am to 12 noon. Student led one-hour tours will showcase our fabulous campus and answer many prospective students’ questions about attending Woodside High School. 

Begin at PAC (Performing Arts Center) for student-led 40-minute campus tour and end at MUR where academic and athletic staff are available to answer questions.  Tours leave every 10 minutes.  You must pre-register to guarantee your tour spot. 

Please click on this link to sign up for the time slot you want. 

Palo Alto Girls Softball Spring Registration is now open!

Girls ages 5-15 with all skill levels are welcome to join our Spring 2019 recreational season. Registered players can participate in numerous clinics, starting January 12th, that serve beginners and experienced players alike. Teams will be formed in January with practices starting in February and games through May. Its recreational which means "fun" is the most important part! 

Click here to register before January 15!

For more information visit: or contact us at 

*PAGS – Serving Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, and surrounding communities for 30+ years*

Chess Club at Ormondale

Mondays 2:50-3:50
Starting January 14th 2019 

Offered by Chess King

Discover the fascinating and challenging world of Chess! Develop important life skills such as critical and abstract thinking and creative problem solving. Increase mental fluency, memory, reasoning and originality while raising I. Q.  Improve patience and sportsmanship.

Study the essential elements, acquire the proper  tools and play winning chess!  Learn the basics or train deep into advanced tactical and positional play.

Participate in semi-formal tournament play and optional homework. Learn intriguing history.  Move up in the rankings and achieve awards.  See how the masters do it!


9:45am-10:45am at Alpine Hills!

Why should the kids have all the fun?  Come join a grown up rock out on Tuesday mornings with Sangini (PV Mom and Pro Dancer)!  You will walk out pumped up, sweating, laughing and sore in the best way:-).  WE HAVE A BLAST!  Members ($15/Class) and Non-Members ($20/Class, check or credit card) are both welcome.  Remaining classes for 2018 are Tuesday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 18th; Classes resume on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.  

Please contact Sangini if interested:

2019-20 Summit Public Schools Intent to Enroll Forms Now Available

Are you interested in having your child attend a small, diverse, personalized, college preparatory high school? We are proud to report that 100% of Summit Prep graduates were accepted into a 4-year college last year, continuing a long tradition of excellence. Please come learn more at our Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 7 pm at Summit Prep (890 Broadway, Redwood City).

Additionally, the application for next school year is now live!  If you have a current 8th grader who would like to apply to attend Summit Prep for the 2019-20 school year, please visit the "Enroll" page of our website.

Application deadline is January 25, 2019 at 3PM

Random Selection Lottery will be held February 1, 2019

New Math Circle for 2nd/3rd Graders - Tuesdays 3:15-4:45

Looking for a way to spark curiosity, creative reasoning, and excitement about math? Math circles are joy-filled math explorations that build deep skills through discovery and play.

Note that Math Circles are NOT high-speed math competitions. They are a great fit for any child who wants to experience math through discovery, play, and problem solving, as well as creative thinkers who don’t usually like math.

Openings are available for a 2nd/3rd grade math circle beginning in January on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:45.

Instructor: Kelli Pearson is a dynamic teacher with more than 25 years experience and is well-known for her ability to make math creative and fun. For more information, please email or visit


Palo Alto Babe Ruth Baseball invites you to register for our upcoming 2019 Prep Season. There are no tryouts or cuts, so every player who registers is guaranteed a spot to play in this season which runs from March to May. Our Prep Season is a developmental league designed to help younger players develop their skills on the full-sized diamond and prepare players for our 15U Season. It includes two weeks of preseason clinic-style practices, a player draft, and an eight week season featuring one practice and two games per week for each team culminating in a fun City Championship Tournament. The league features minimum playing time rules to allow all players a chance to play in each game.

The Prep League is open to all 7th and 8th graders, as well as any high school student not on a high school baseball roster. Full refunds are issued if a player makes his/her high school team and is unable to play Prep, so there is no risk in registering. Registration closes Feb 15, but $400 early-bird pricing ends Jan 1For more information, visit our website at or contact Chris Lillios at


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