December 1, 2023
Happy Friday Panthers!
How time flies! It is already December. We had a great week with our Panthers getting back into the routines of school after the Thanksgiving Break. Our students and staff are absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us in our partnership.
During November we got to reflect on what we were Thankful for and in December we have the opportunity to reflect on all that we are grateful for. At the Rock we have an awful lot to be grateful for. I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to be accepted into this learning community that has staff that is committed, caring, and kind to our students. Their thoughtful interactions to set each of their students up for success is an absolute joy to see. I am grateful for our students. The care that they have for one another in little acts of kindness that I get to witness each day always brings a smile to my face.
December is a month with a lot of activities as the excitement and anticipation builds toward the winter recess. Please be sure to keep up to date with school activities that are continually updated on our website and as always be sure to keep a close eye on class activities that your scholars teacher sends home and communicates out. We do not want anyone to miss the happenings at the Rock.
This upcoming Friday we have our next big school wide event-Jog-A-Thon that is hosted by our PRES Foundation! Please help your Panther get excited about this event. Our PE teacher, Coach Tracy has set a goal of running 20 miles this day with our Panthers!
PUSD SAFETY SUMMIT
The second PUSD Safety Summit for the 2023-2024 school year will be hosted Tuesday, December 5th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Community Room and will focus on the topic of Social Media & Online Safety. This event will also be live streamed on the PUSD Board of Education YouTube channel. Guest speaker Jamie Nunez, Western Region Manager at Common Sense, will share a practical guide with families focusing on media choice, digital literacy and citizenship, as well as the habits and skills that give young people agency over their digital lives and help them succeed online and in life.
Please continue to be the model of kindness and respect that our little ones deserve. I look forward to seeing our Panthers return to the Rock on Monday for another outstanding week of learning! I am grateful to be a part of our Panther Community. Thank you for your continued support of Painted Rock!
It’s Great to be a Panther!
Proud Principal, Painted Rock
- Panther Pacers - Tuesday, December 5th
- Panther Pacers - Thursday, December 7th
- 3rd Grade Time w/Teacher - Thursday, December 7th (after school 1:20 -2:30 p.m.)
- Jog-A-Thon - Friday, December 8th
- Panther Pacers - Tuesday, December 12th
- Xploration - Tuesday, December 12th
- Panther Pacers - Thursday, December 14th
- 5th Grade Band Performance - Thursday, December 14th
- Panther Pacers - Tuesday, December 19th
- Panther Pacers - Thursday, December 21st
- Tacky Sweater Day - Friday, December 22nd
- 5th Grade Ballroom Dance - Friday, December 22nd (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
Mrs. Finn's Counseling Corner
No Place for Hate Meetings
Friday, December 1st 8:00
Friday, December 15th 8:00
Hope Squad Meetings
Friday, December 8th 8:00
Friday, December 22nd 8:00
The Student Council has an exciting Caroling opportunity that we are trying to organize for the community, but we need your input. Time to get festive. On Thursday, December 14th- from 5:30-6:30, we will be hosting a "Caroling and Cocoa" event in the Summerfield Community. More concrete details to come, but if you are interested in having your Panther(s) attend and sing with us, please fill out this Google form here for planning purposes!
****Deadline: Please complete the form by December 9th!***
The Student Council
Next Student Council Meeting:
- December 19th, 3:05 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 22nd Tacky Sweater Day- Wear any kind of funky sweater.
- Friday, January 12th Comfy Day- Wear your cozy clothing.
- Friday, February 2nd Backwards Day- Wear everything inside out/backwards.
- Friday, March 1st Crazy Hair Day- Wear your hair crazy
- Friday, April 5th 80's Day
- Friday, May 3rd Pink Out Day: Everyone wear pink
- Monday, June 3rd - TBD
Mrs. Bass and Mrs. Wagner
Painted Rock Yearbook Wants Your Photos!
We want your photos for the Painted Rock Yearbook! We are currently looking for; *First Day of School *Movie Night *Walk to School Day *Red Ribbon Week *Boo Bash *Halloween *and other events from classrooms To upload images CLICK HERE Alternatively, you can email email@example.com HAVE YOU ORDERED A YEARBOOK? The only way to guarantee you get a yearbook is to pre-order! To order click HERE They are ONLY sold online and not in registration packet. To confirm if you ordered yet, search your inbox for a receipt from Jostens. Thanks for helping us make the yearbook the best it can be!!
Your Yearbook Committee
Time With Teacher Events Are Back!
Each year the Foundation puts on grade level specific events for each grade to spend a little extra quality time with their teacher doing something extra special and fun. Each grade will have a different theme and they will get a snack, a photo of themselves with their teacher, and a lot of fun activities!
Mark your calendar for your grade level event! More details to come on each event a few weeks before from flyers sent home, the pictograph, and emails from your teacher. Please click link HERE to sign your child up for time with teacher.
- December 7, 3rd grade 1:20pm-2:30pm
- January 25, 1st grade 1:20pm-2:30pm
Proceeds from this event directly support critical programs that are not funded by the school district.
👟Monthly Run Down with Coach Tracy 👟
Lost and Found......... Are you missing anything?
Items will be donated on 12/22/23!
Please check our lost and found. We are approaching winter break and will be donating all items left.
Painted Rock Housekeeping
UPDATE Reporting a Student Absent
There are two ways to report your childs absence:
1. Attendance Line:
- 858.487.1180 ext.4232
- When reporting your childs absence, please include student's full name, date and reason for absence and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence
2. (NEW) Email:
- Parents/guardians may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org each day your child is absent or tardy. Please be aware that only your valid PUSD registered email will be accepted to clear any absences or tardies.
- When reporting your child's absence, please include student's full name, date and reason for absence and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence
Please ensure your Panther has their lunch, water bottles, homework, band equipment, Chromebook, etc. that is needed for school before dropping them off. We want to create the best learning environment for our students with the least amount of disruption's during the instructional day. In the case that a student needs an important message or item, then the item/message can be placed in the front office for staff to deliver to your child by their recess or lunch time.
Parking and Dropping Off
Thank you for driving with extreme caution when dropping off and picking up your panther. When you pick up your Panther please stay behind the yellow line on the sidewalk when you walk your Panther off campus. Please be patient, kind, and attentive when dropping off and picking up your Panther(s). Please remember to follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot across the street from school that loops around to enter the horseshoe in front of school. Please ONLY park in marked parking spaces and do not leave cars unattended in yellow zones. If you park in the adjacent neighborhood to drop off or pick up please be courteous to our neighbors. Please do not block driveways, we want all in our Panther Community to be good stewards and model appropriate citizenship for those watching us.
As a reminder, Painted Rock Elementary School is a closed campus and all visitors to campus must check-in at the front desk. To continue our efforts to increase campus safety, the door to the front office has been equipped with a new door buzzer. This means the front door remains in a locked position throughout the day. When approaching the door, you will ring the door bell and school staff will “buzz” you into the office. We remain committed to welcoming and supporting all families coming to Painted Rock Elementary School and appreciate your patience in working with us to assure all Panthers remain safe.
Food and Nutrition
Updates and Reminders:
School breakfast and school lunch are FREE for all enrolled students, every school day. Meals must still be entered into the cafeteria computer by individual student account.
Even though meals are free, families are still highly encouraged to complete the application for free and reduced-price meal eligibility. School site funding depends in part on the number of students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Families that qualify for free/reduced-price meals may qualify for other benefits, as well. The meal application is available online at MySchoolApps.com.
Printer-friendly PDF menus are available on the PUSD Food and Nutrition webpage. At the top of the page, click or hover over School Menus + and then Printable PDF Menus.
Interactive, web-based menus containing nutrient and allergen details are available at MySchoolMenus.com, as well as via links from the F&N webpage.