November 6, 2016 


Board Coffee Chat with Parents

Please join PVSD Board Trustees Gulliver LaValle and Karen Tate for a morning coffee chat for ALL parents in the District. We look forward to hearing from our parent community regarding your perspectives and feedback on our schools. Yummy pastries and tasty coffee provided!

Monday, November 7th
8:20am to 9:20am
Room 8 at Ormondale
All District Parents Invited

PTO Meeting

The second PTO meeting of the school year will be held 
Thursday, November 10th at 9am in the CMS Annex. 
Everyone is invited.

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!
Again this year we are using Original Works online gallery ordering system. Your student should have brought home a letter last week with instructions on how to view their personal online gallery and place orders. 

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
Corte Madera, contact Shannon Basch at 


Ormondale Upcoming Events

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

November 11th - No School - Veterans Day

November 14th - Last day to order "Original Works" art gifts

November 15th - Incoming 4th Grade (Current 3rd Grade) Parent                                         Meeting 
Annex 1:00-2:00PM

November 19th - Turkey Trot

December 14th - ORM Winter Concert 

View the full PTO calendar  here
Third Grade to Fourth Grade Parent Meeting

Dear Third Grade Parents,

Come and see CMS in action!

Please join us at Corte Madera, for the Transition to 4th Grade Parent Meeting on  11/15 at 1pm. We will have a meeting at the District Office Annex (in the lower parking lot behind the District Office), and then head off on a tour of classes.

Also, click here to learn more about the transition from 3rd to 4th grade at PVSD.

Corte Madera
CMS Upcoming Events

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

November 11th - No School - Veterans Day

November 14th - Last day to order "Original Works" art gifts

November 15th - Incoming 4th & 5th Grade Parent Meeting
                            Annex 1:00-2:00PM

November 17th - Incoming 6th Grade Transition Meeting
  Annex at 8:30-9:30AM

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

November 19th - Turkey Trot

December 9th - CMS Dance (6th-8th graders): CMS MUR 7PM-9PM

December 15th - CMS Winter Concert at 5:30PM in the MUR

December 16th - Musical Theater performances: CMS MUR 4PM and 7PM

View the full PTO calendar  here .

Parent-Teacher Conference Week

Just a reminder that school ends at 12:15pm Monday-Thursday this week, for Parent-Teacher Conferences.   

The Sequoia yellow bus will be taking students home at  12:15 , but there is no SamTrans bus at this time, so please make alternative arrangements.

On Friday, November 11th there is no school due to the Veterans Day holiday.

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!

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