Noticias de Palisades

October 7 2021

Buenas Tardes! Este Mensaje Incluye (This Message Includes):

  1. A Message from our Principal
  2. Dia de Los Muertos Poster
  3. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
  4. Dates to Remember
  5. TAG
  6. PTO Message

A Message from our Principal

Dear Palisades Parents,

Thanks so much for attending our Back to School Night! I know we all look forward to when we can all be inside together again! Please remember tomorrow (Friday 10/8) there is no school.

Please make sure that your students are well dressed for rain next week. Whenever possible, we will send students outside for recess.

Thanks so much to all the parents who put up our tents so that our students have an outdoor area to eat in when it is raining!

It has been lovely to watch students celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

We hope many of your students will participate in the Day of the Dead Poster contest.

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Dia de Muertos Poster Display

Due date: October 25th, 2021 (Monday)

We want you to participate in our first ever poster display of “Día de Muertos” at our Palisades school!!!

Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2021 “Día de Muertos” poster display. Students will get a certificate and a small prize for their participation.


1.- Poster size 18x24

2.- Colorful

3.- Title: DÍA DE MUERTOS 2021

4.- You can draw, have pictures, mix material, etc.

5.- The themes are skeletons and skulls. THIS IS NOT A SCARY THEME. There are no ghosts, witches, monsters, blood, vampires, etc.

6.- DÍA DE MUERTOS is funny and portrays the skeleton(s) doing a daily life activity.

7.- Try to incorporate traditional elements in the poster: the altar, the bread of the dead, and other Mexican culture.

8.- Use only Spanish words.

9.- The poster could be done individually or in pairs. Write your name(s) and grade on the back of the poster.

¡Diviértete creando un póster del Día de Muertos!

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What is Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. But these challenges aren’t a problem with intelligence.

Children and adults with dyslexia struggle to read fluently, spell words correctly, and memorize rote facts such as multiplication tables, among other challenges. But these difficulties have no connection to their overall intelligence. While people with dyslexia can be slow readers, they often, paradoxically, are very fast and creative thinkers with strong reasoning abilities.

Dyslexia can’t be “cured” – it is lifelong. But with appropriate instruction, an individual with dyslexia can learn to read, write, and spell and can become a highly successful individual. Reading instruction that is based upon a systematic and explicit understanding of language structure, including phonics is shown to benefit all readers, including those with dyslexia.

Get the facts on Dyslexia from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA): Fact Sheets

Ways to help your child at home:*jhht1b*domain_userid*YW1wLTY5YzJjRVMxUnU3YU03WDduMFdORVE

Each week in October, we will feature a message about dyslexia in this newsletter. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning, please contact the school principal and/or literacy specialist. Another great parent resource would be to contact your school’s Student Services Parent Advisory Committee (SSPAC) representative. Please see here to learn how to contact your school representative.
What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Dates to Keep in Mind

10/8 - Professional Day - No School

10/12 - LOSD School Advisory Committee Meeting

10/13 - Back to School Night 6pm

10/22 - Early Dismissal 11am

10/28-29 No School - Conferences

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A Message from our PTO


Get ready and get excited! We are busy planning our first ever Move-A-Thon and we are excited to have your support. Keep an eye out for an email with your pledgestar signup link, Tee-Shirt order form and spirit day information. We can’t wait to move as a school and have some fun!

PTO Meeting- Recording

Thank you to all who attended our first meeting and a huge thank you to Ms. Vitellaro and Director Sarlos for coming and sharing so openly. We are so thankful for our wonderful staff and their support as we journey on in our new year at our new school. The meeting was recorded and the link and passcode is below: -ZijUwl17ew8ob0e1O.EMariGELe18vTXhw

Passcode: 941tGw@K

PTO Meetings

This year will be on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.

With the next one being 10/12.

Volunteer Sign Ups

We have our volunteer sign ups live at this link:

PTO Executive Team Elections

Please watch your email for an official ballot for this coming year’s PTO Executive Team. They are due Sunday 10/10. Please let us know if you did not receive one.

Bond Help Needed!

The upcoming bond will fund many projects within the district, including critical

improvements to Palisades World Language School. A huge thank you to all our

families who helped us with writing postcards. We ended up running out because

you showed up to support in such great numbers!

We have two more ways you can help get the word out and show your support for

the bond.

1. Request your school bond lawn signs and help us get lawn signs in yards

across LOSD! You can pick up a sign off the front porch of Sarah's house (926

Clara Ct) or Courtney's house (5560 Kilchurn Ave), or you can request that a

sign be delivered to you here.

2. Sign up alongside our district teachers and staff members to attend our

neighborhood walk on Saturday 10/16 and recruit your friends. Our goal is to

have teams of at a minimum 5 people from every school in LOSD along with

community members.