October 23, 2016 


Get a Jump Start on Holiday Shopping Tomorrow - Tuesday and Support our Schools!

Oct. 24th and 25th
1077 Portola Rd., Portola Valley

Up to 20% of both online sales and sales at the event benefit our schools. 

Online sales are available NOW through 10/31/16!

Challenge Success presents: The Well-Balanced Student

Mark your calendar for Parent Education Night coming up on Thursday  October 27 @ 6-7:30pm  in the Ormondale MUR (Location changed due to number of attendees)

Challenge Success will be presenting on The Well Balanced Student. If you are interested in how you can help your child to develop resilience while balancing achievement and play, this is the event for you. 

Here are links to more details about the  Challenge Success  event and a link to  RSVP .  
The PVSD Community Forum


The PVSD Governing Board and Administration are hosting a community-wide forum, 

Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30pm

The meeting will be held in the CMS Annex to gather input to the Master Facilities Plan. 

Volunteers Needed for the Turkey Trot!

The Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser for the PVSD PTO will be on Saturday November 19th from 8:00 - 11:00! 

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. 

Raise $ for our Schools With Amazon Smile

Please use the PV PTO Amazon Smile link every time you shop on Amazon. By doing so, our schools will receive 0.5% of your purchase as part of the Amazon Smile program. 

Your purchase will not be affected by using this link - you will still get the benefit of your Prime membership and your purchase information will not be shared. 

Just bookmark this  PV PTO Amazon Smile link and use this link every time you shop!
Celebrate Your Child's Creativity!

PV-PTO has once again teamed up with Original Works, a nation-wide art-based program, to offer this special opportunity to order memorable gifts for any occasion, and support the PV-PTO at the same time!
We are using Original Works online gallery ordering system again this year. Each student will bring home a letter this week with instructions on how to view their personal online gallery and place orders. 

Be on the look out for your informational letters this week at both ORM and CMS! Deadline for ORM and CMS orders is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 to ensure timely delivery for the holidays. 

For questions or more information:
Ormondale, contact Lori Palazzolo at loripalazzolo@gmail.com
Corte Madera, contact Shannon Basch at  shannon.basch@gmail.com 

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the families that ventured out to Amici's in Menlo Park Monday night! It was a fun night and all while supporting our schools! Thank you to Heather Asborno for organizing such a wonderful event.

Ormondale Upcoming Events

October 31st - ORM Halloween Parade 

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

November 19th - Turkey Trot

December 14th - ORM Winter Concert 

View the full PTO calendar  here
Thank you!

A BIG Thank You to Darci Reimund and the Second Grade Parents for the amazing Super Staff Lunch! 
Wednesday's Super Staff Lunch was a huge success! ORM teachers and staff were welcomed to the smell of homemade soups, bread, premium chicken, salads, cheeses, drinks and desserts as a "Thanks" for all that they do!
Thank you to every single parent that signed up without hesitation and helped to set up and clean up at the end. The PTO so appreciates those 2nd grade parents!! Stephanie Bisgaard, Jen Chon, Tricia Christensen, Ali Cooper, Brooke Day, Karyn Ellis, Bira Feldman, Katherine Gilpin, Julie Harding, Lucy Kim, Heather Prelle, Elizabeth Rubin, Erin Sanders, Leslie Skanberg, Amanda Smoot, Anngi Strick, Cate Styer, Laura Symon, Denise Tormey and Sarah Vincenzo.
Thank you Darci, for another great event and for all of the organization and attention to the small details.

Thank you!

A Big "Thank You" to our ORM Picture Day parent volunteers!!

Jennifer Prindiville, Emillia Schor and Brooke Day helped move the students through the process in an orderly manner to ensure that class photos and individual portraits were taken in a timely manner.  Thank you and we hope our children are smiling ;-) 

Looking for Volunteers for Viajando en Español

There will be a school wide event put on by the Spanish Classes on March 31st, "Viajando en español". Each classroom will represent a Spanish speaking country. Students with their passports will travel around Spanish speaking countries. In each country (classroom) students will be able to learn a bit about that country, make a craft, tast some food, play a game, etc. 

Before assigning countries to each classroom, we are looking for representatives from each classroom that have a connection to any Spanish speaking country. For example, a few second graders have grandparents from Chile who will be sharing lots of information and resources about their country. 

If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions, please email 
Srn. Shenny Cavotta:  scovotta@pvsd.net
Corte Madera

CMS Upcoming Events

November 4th - Corte Madera  6-8th BBQ Lunch 11:43am

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

November 18th - Corte Madera 4/5 Cocoa Breakfast 7:30am

November 19th - Turkey Trot

View the full PTO calendar  here .

CMS Yearbook on Sale Now!

The 2016-2017 Corte Madera Yearbook is on sale now at a discounted price until December 2nd! 

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook, place an ad, order custom gifts or upload your own photos!

CMS Winter Sports Registration Now Open!

Winter Sports Registration is now open! Register by October 28th. 

The After School Sports Soccer Program is open to all 7th-8th graders.
Coach is undetermined at this time. 

Practices will begin the week of December 15 and the season will end on March 9th.

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Time: 3:00-5:00
  • Cost: $275


The After School Sports Basketball Program is open to all 6th-8th graders.

Practices will begin the week of November 30th  and the season will end on March 15th.
  • 6 Girls: Practice - Wed 4:30-5:30 and Fri 5:00-6:00 / Games - Tuesday
  • 6 Boys: Practice - Mon 3:15-4:15 and Thurs 3:15-4:30 / Games - Wednesday
  • 7 Girls: Practice - Mon 4:15-5:15 and Wed 2:00-3:15 / Games - Thursday
  • 7 Boys: Practice - Mon 7:30-8:45 and Wed 5:30-6:45 / Games - Friday
  • 8 Girls: Practice - Tue 4:30-5:30 and Thurs 4:30-5:45 / Games - Monday
  • 8 Boys: Practice - Tue 3:15-4:30 and Wed 3:15-4:30 / Games - Monday
  • Cost: $275
Portola Valley Schools Foundation
2016-17 Annual Campaign

Make sure to Donate or Pledge before the end of our Campaign on December 16th!


Community News
Camp W - Winter Session

Performers get ready! Camp W is excited to inspire young performers. The winter session will allow campers to choose their own style of performance: dancing, singing,  playing an instrument solo or in a band.  At the end of the session, the campers will put on a live talent show.

Camp W Details

Ages: 2nd - 8th grade
Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Length: January 17 - April 29, 2017
Fee: $600 (10% discount for returning campers)
Sign-ups: October 2, 2016
Register: click here



Bats!  Join us for this free event that is both fun for kids and engaging for adults. 

This event features Corky Quirk of NorCal Bats and her rescued bat ambassadors. See up close how bats fly, eat, and use echolocation.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 ● 3:00 p.m.
Wunderlich County Park ● 4040 Woodside Road

Click here to let us know you are coming.