Paularino News - Panther Pride

September 11, 2020

Good, Better, Best; Never Let it Rest Until Our Good is Better and our Better is BEST!

Principal's Update

Hello Panther families,

Our Panthers have been working hard these first few weeks of school. I've been able to "zoom" with each class and love seeing students ready to learn and participating in each lesson.

If you were unable to join me for the live Zoom webinar as part of Back To School Night, you can access the slidedeck here.

Last night the NMUSD Board of Education approved the proposal for Level 2 with an anticipated start date of September 29 for TK-2nd and October 1 for 3rd-6th. This model of on-campus learning will be an AM/PM Hybrid with students on campus for a few hours in small cohorts and at home continuing with asynchronous learning.

All Special Day Class students will start September 29 full day with Wednesday as a half day.

There are many details to be put in place to ensure a safe return to campus. As soon as I have more information to share I will send communication.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Mrs. Schwartz

PTA Executive Board Elections

We want you on September 15, 2020 5:00pm to 6:30pm

All 2019-2020 PTA members are invited to vote, nominate a person and be nominated for a board position!

Floor Nominations are now open:

  • President: Supervise all activities, execute all instruments on the PTA’s behalf and run monthly meetings
  • Treasurer: Receive and be accountable for all funds belonging to Paularino PTA
  • Executive Vice President: Support the President and attend meetings
  • Secretary: Keep records and notes of all meetings
  • VP Membership: Promote membership throughout the year
  • Historian: Yearbook and other activities


-Must be a PTA member

-Must be supportive and enthusiastic of the PTA

-Should be willing to give PTA a satisfactory level of

Priority and commitment.

-Must be fair, inclusive, objective and concerned for the well-being and best interests of the PTA

Descriptions of each position are available upon request

If you have any questions please email Julie Lenk at

Just follow this link on Facebook:

A live link will be sent the day of the event to all attendees.

Join the PTA

This year is critical for school and parent partnership. Please consider joining the PTA.

Click here to sign-up now.

We look forward to a wonderful year. Go Panthers!

A Letter From Our School Nurse

Please click here to read a letter from our School Nurse, Audrey Scott RN, FNP

Need a Device?

For students still in need of a chromebook or the chromebook is not working, please contact the front office (714) 424-7950. We now have chromebooks available at the site. You will make an appointment with the front office to pick up a device. We want to ensure each student has a working device for Distance Learning.


Attendance will be taken each day of Distance Learning during the morning meeting. If your child will be absent, continue to call the attendance line at (714) 424-4742.

Distance Learning Expectations

Please remember to follow these expectations:

- Have materials prepared and ready to learn

- Log in at your assigned time

- Be dressed for the school day

- Limit distractions

- Be engaged in your learning

- Attendance is mandatory

Distance Learning Schedules

Each teacher will provide a more detailed weekly schedule for Distance Learning, but all students will follow the schedules outlined below.

Important Factors Regarding Schedules:

  1. All classes begin at 8:00am with a morning meeting.

  2. Attendance will be taken during the morning meeting and core instruction blocks.

  3. Core Instruction will be taught in two blocks focusing on English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.

  4. Teachers have flexibility within those Core Blocks to schedule LIVE Synchronous and/or Asynchronous (Independent) Instruction. Decisions will be age appropriate and based on the needs of the class, as determined by the teacher's professional judgement.

  5. Teachers will establish a schedule for the Small Group Zoom sessions.

  6. Teachers will also communicate expectations for the Independent Work Time.

  7. The schedule was designed to help ease the transition when we return to campus.

There might be some bumps along the way as we work through our Distance Learning Schedules. We understand and we are committed to practicing grace, patience, and flexibility as we all work through this together. We are counting on our families to do the same.

TK/Kindergarten Schedule

1st - 3rd Grade Schedule

4th - 6th Grade Schedule

Don't forget, grab and go meals are available every day at

Paularino Elementary from 11:00am - 12:30pm!

  • Free meals to all NMUSD students

  • No paperwork required

  • Child does not need to be present

  • Meals must be consumed off-site

Paularino Elementary

1060 Paularino Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-424-7950 Fax: 714-424-4741

Attendance Line: 714-424-4742