October 31, 2016 


The PVSD Community Forum

The PVSD Governing Board and Administration are hosting a community-wide forum to gather input to the Master Facilities Plan. 

Wednesday, November 2 
CMS Annex 

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! 

We are looking forward to the PV-PTO time-honored tradition of our annual Turkey Trot on November 19.  It is a great event for the whole family and a wonderful start to the Thanksgiving week.   The Turkey Trot is made possible with the help of many volunteers.  There are still a few important ways for volunteers to help the day of the event.
  • Brew the coffee
  • Brew the hot chocolate
  • Runner check-in
  • Finish Line
The sign-up is attached.  Please fill in where you can.  Thank you!  We are excited for a fun 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 


Ormondale Halloween Parade

The Ormondale Halloween Parade will be held at 8:30 on Monday, October 31st on the basketball area blacktop. If it rains, the parade will take place under the overhang outside their classrooms.

Children should come to school in their costumes  and change out of their costumes at recess. Please make sure your children bring a change of clothes with them to wear after our Halloween festivities. 

8:15 am - 8:20 am School begins, teachers take attendance
8:30 am - 9:00 am Halloween Parade
9:00 am - 10:15 am In class Halloween festivities
10:15 am - 10:35 am Regularly scheduled recess - No More Costumes!
Ormondale Spiritwear

Ormondale Spiritwear is on it's way!
Thank you to everyone that ordered Spiritwear! on line.  We hit our minimums on every product except for the lunch bags.  Hats, hoodies, fleece and T-shirts have been shipped and are due to arrive early next week.  Items will be delivered to your child's classroom and you will receive an email once it has been delivered to the class.  Thank you for supporting Ormondale Spirit!
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
Ormondale Upcoming Events

October 31st - ORM Halloween Parade 

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

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

November 19th - Turkey Trot

December 14th - ORM Winter Concert 

View the full PTO calendar  here
Corte Madera
CMS 6-8th Grade BBQ Lunch

The second, CMS 6-8th grade lunch time BBQ of the year is Friday, November 4th!   Please contact Heather Asborno ( hasborno@comcast.net ) or Elise Gabrielson ( elisegabe@gmail.com ) if you can help!   They need at least 8 -10 volunteers from   10:00am-1:00pm ...thanks!

Also, don't forget to cancel your hot lunch that day!
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 Upcoming Events

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

November 10th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

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

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

November 19th - Turkey Trot

View the full PTO calendar  here .

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