November 27, 2016 


Shop at Honey Bear Trees to Raise Money for the PV-PTO!

If you are buying a tree or wreath for the holidays, HONEY BEAR TREES at 955 Woodside Road, Redwood City, or 1579 El Camino, San Carlos, or 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo will donate 15% of the sale to our schools!

Simply bring  this  flyer when you purchase your tree and/or wreath (if you happen to forget it, there will be extra flyers at the lot).

Redwood City and San Carlos lots are open now. San Mateo lot opens November 24th .

During the Holidays - Raise $ for our Schools With Amazon Smile

Help PV kids SMILE every time you shop this holiday season!
Use the AMAZON SMILE site every time
Earn $$$ for PV schools
Get more information about AMAZON SMILE  at


Ormondale Spiritwear store has re-opened for a limited time!

Due to popular demand, Ormondale Trucker hats can be purchased for the next week.

Ormondale Upcoming Events

December 14th - ORM Winter Concert 

December 21st - Minimum Day - school out at 12:15pm

December 22nd - January 8th - Winter Break

January 19th - PTO Mtg. at ORM; 9am

January 31st -February 2nd - ORM Science Fair

View the full PTO calendar  here
Corte Madera
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

December 8th - Panache 7 Holiday Tea in Room 605  4pm

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

December 21st - Minimum Day - school out at 12:15pm

December 22nd - January 8th - Winter Break

January 19th - PTO Mtg. at ORM, 9am

January 20th - Corte Madera 4/5 Cocoa Breakfast 7:30am

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!

2017 Foundation Spring Benefit - Save the Date

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Come along and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, an open bar with craft cocktails, 
music and friendship in a convivial atmosphere for the first time ever on the 
c ampus of Corte Madera School! 

FANfare will support the Portola Valley School District and this year's Fund-A-Need, EngageSpace: It's Not Just a Playground. You'll have the chance to bid on a wide variety of children's and adult's parties, as well as the perennial favorites: 
Principal for the Day, reserved parking at Ormondale, raffle prizes and more. 
Click here for more information  on the FANfare Benefit that raises  money for the PV School District's general fund and one big special project called the Fund-A-Need (FAN).  

Community News
8th Portola Valley Holiday Fair - Sunday Dec. 4th

On Sunday 4th December, from 10 am - 4 pm, the Woodside Priory School Performing Arts Center will host 47 local artists, craftspeople and non-profit groups for the annual Portola Valley Holiday Fair.

Fine art, fused glass, seasoning blends, metal homewares, wood turning, jewelry, ceramics, holiday ornaments, hand-knits, clothing, textiles, hand-made soaps, stoneware, skincare, hair braiding, cards, photography, prints, leather goods, scarves, hats, air plants, succulents, honey, granola, and sugar cubes, will all be available plus much more. A pizza cart will also be available between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Portola Valley's Cultural Arts Committee sponsors this event, and a percentage of the profits made by stallholders benefit local non-profits such as Portola Valley Open Space, the Peninsula Bridge Program and the Portola Valley School District.

If you need any further details or would like to find out how to apply to participate next year, please email:

We look forward to seeing you there!
PV Holiday Fair and the Cultural Arts Committee
It's a Wonderful Nutcracker!
Menlowe Ballet, the premier professional ballet company on the peninsula based in Menlo Park, presents its  encore presentation of the full-length story ballet, It's a Wonderful Nutcracker. Conceived by Artistic Director Michael Lowe, It's a Wonderful Nutcracker is set to the original beloved Tchaikovsky score and updated with inspiration from the 1940's Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life", bringing the two most heralded holiday classics together on one stage.  With all the magic of a traditional Nutcracker, this heartwarming contemporary version is packed full of surprises you won't want to miss!  Come see Corte Madera's own Catie Byrne, Ilaria Freccia, Tess Gabrielson, Julia Law and Anna Shelton, and Ormondale's Kendall Byrne, Caroline Christensen and Cleo Shelton!
Performances will be held at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on  December 9-11 & 16-18. Tickets are available at