Panther Planner

Week of January 11-15

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A message from the Principal

Dear Paloma Families,


Welcome back! We hope that your winter break was a healthy time and that your family enjoyed some special time together.


The beginning of second semester, which is also the beginning of the calendar year, is a great time for students to establish personal goals. Perhaps a student's goal is to participate more regularly in live online lessons, or to improve their skills in a particular subject area. Maybe the goals is for the entire family...to get outside and take a walk together after dinner each day, or to read a book together each evening. Whatever the focus, setting goals, as well as identifying necessary steps to achieve those goals makes them more likely to occur. :)


As you know, traditional report cards were not sent home for students in grades 1 - 5. Directions for how to view them can be found here: How to view grades in IC.

TK and Kindergarten students received their ESGI report of progress via email from their teacher.


Looking ahead, beginning the week of January 25th, all students in grades K-5 will be taking the iReady assessment online. For students in grades 1-5 that completed the diagnostic test in the fall, this benchmark assessment will be used to note progress as well as areas in need of further development. Kinder students will take the initial diagnostic assessment. More information on this will be shared with you as we get closer to the start date.


As always, please know that we are here to help. Feel free to call the school, stop by the virtual help desk (details found below) or email us with questions or concerns.


We so appreciate our Paloma family!


Warmly,


Kim Parente

Principal

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Reserve a book from our library...pick it up at school!

We are excited to share with you our students will be able to check-out books (contact-free) from our school library!


Students were shown how to request titles during library time last week.


Books can be reserved now for pick-up each MONDAY!


Please see the attached presentation for more information!


Library Book Check-Out Presentation

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English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting~ Tuesday, January 19th

Please join us for our 4th ELAC meeting of the school year!


ALL are welcome to attend!


At this meeting, we will be reviewing our site needs assessments and the importance of regular school attendance. Click on the link to view the agenda: LINK The agenda is also available in Spanish and in Chinese.


Tuesday, January 19th from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm via ZOOM.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87224123033?pwd=UUZaZ3dyUjRkZHBHdzNIOHovTEgwQT09

Meeting ID: 872 2412 3033

Passcode: p1bdVp

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Announcements

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Friendship Room ~ Open every day during Lunchtime

Our Friendship Room is open virtually each school day during lunch...from 12:15 - 1:00. Our Tier II Behavior Assistant, Ms. Rhianna, opens the GoogleMeet each day for kids to stop by to chat, to play a virtual game, or do a quick project or art activity. The GoogleMeet code can be found in your child's SeeSaw or GoogleClassroom. What a fun way to connect with Paloma friends during lunch! All grades are invited. :)
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Have a question? Need help with your device? ~~~~ Visit the PES Help Desk!!

Remember that we have a PES Help Desk that is open with a LIVE PERSON to answer online learning questions, help troubleshoot problems, and support our students and families

M-F from 8:30 - 3:30. We can answer questions regarding assignments and how to turn in work. You can access it here: https://meet.google.com/ndg-ortt-xoh

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)/SEL lessons: This week, our PBIS/SEL skill is Responsibility. Each day, students will receive instruction on how to be responsible.

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Parent/Student Resource

Please review the attached document below for the TVUSD Parent/Guardian Online Learning Readiness Checklist. It is filled with information and helpful links to support your child's online learning experience.


TVUSD Parent/Guardian Online Learning Checklist

TVUSD Parent/Guardian Online Learning Checklist (Spanish)


Use the checklist to ensure that you are ready to learn!

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Important Dates!

Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ No School

Wednesday, January 20th - Spirit Day ~ Wear your favorite Jersey!

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