Paradise Ridge Eagle Times

September 12, 2022

A Note from Mr. Gregorio

Hello Paradise Ridge Elementary School Parents,

It is hard to believe that we are approaching mid-September and are already four weeks into the school year. The PRES staff regularly comments on how well behaved and kind the students are during the school day. Thank you for entrusting us with your amazing children!

By the end of September, all of our K-6th grade students will have completed their i-Ready math and reading initial diagnostic assessments. Along with the literacy assessments conducted across all grade levels, the PRES staff has a solid foundational understanding of each child's strengths and areas of growth. Our schoolwide intervention team daily works with students who are in need of additional academic support. Throughout the school year, our school team will continually look for opportunities to acknowledge students for their growth and effort.

During the school year, we look forward to working with parents in shaping and supporting our students' character development. Each week, character education lessons aligned with our school wide expectations (Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible), our values (Kindness, Achievement, Creativity, Perseverance), and universal virtues are taught to the entire student body. On Friday, I introduced the Stop-Walk-Talk problem solving approach to students at our weekly Eagle Assembly. Though the PRES staff is ready to step-in to provide support for children who are being treated unkind, we look for opportunities to develop our students' skills in resolving problems with their peers in an effective and respectful manner.

Here are the lesson resources we will be using with our students this week:

TK-2nd Grade and 3rd-6th Grade.

Again, thank you for entrusting Paradise Ridge Elementary with your child's education.


Ed Gregorio, Principal

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Monday, September 12th

6th Grade Lassen Park Camping Field Trip

Tuesday, September 13th

6th Grade Lassen Park Camping Field Trip

Thursday, September 15th

8:00-12:00 Picture Day

Friday, September 16th

Student Store Opens in Cafeteria Before School and During Snack Recess

8:30-8:50 Eagle Assembly

8:45-1:15 Forebay Aquatic Center Field Trip-4th Grade

Monday, September 19th

3:00-4:00 School Site Council Meeting in Library

Wednesday, September 21st

STEMTaught Oceanography Day

Friday, September 30th

11:40-1:00 Cal Fresh/Healthy Living Lunchtime Activities

October 3rd-7th

6th Grade Shady Creek Science Camp Week

Tuesday, October 4th

9:15-1:00 Gateway Science Museum Field Trip-Ludwig

5:30-6:30 PRES PTO Meeting in Library

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Car Lane Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures & Closed Campus

Car Lane Procedures: If you are dropping your child off or picking at school using the car lane, please make sure to pull all the way forward in the loading/unloading zone. By pulling all the way forward, we can avoid traffic back-ups on Pentz Road and increase the space available for parents to drop-off and pick-up their students in the loading zone.

Closed Campus: In an effort to promote student and staff safety, our campus is closed to all visitors throughout the school day with exceptions for parents who would like to escort their child to school in the morning or are working as classroom volunteers. All visitors must check in at the front office unless you are just escorting your child to class. We ask parents not to come on campus at dismissal.

In the near future, a locked door system will be installed on the main office door to further secure our campus. All school visitors will push an intercom button which will alert the office staff to grant entry for the visitor into the school office. Thank you for your patience as we continually work in creating a safe learning environment for all students and staff.

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SFP is an evidence-based 14-week program, meeting weekly, focused on parenting skills and family/child life skills. This program is unique in that it serves the entire family. Every family is partnered with a caring and compassionate staff member who is dedicated to supporting the family throughout the program experience.

Here is more information on the program and how to sign up your family for it if you are interested.

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Pedestrian Safety Activities for September and October

As part of the Safe Routes to School Grant that Paradise Ridge Elementary received to install the center turn lane and sidwalks on Pentz Road, the Butte County Public Health Department will be providing "safe walking" lessons in September and October. Listed below are some of the planned activities:

Sunrise Steps: September 21st & 28th

Starting at 7:45 am, students will walk as many laps around the blacktop as they are able. They will receive a point for every lap walked. The class with the most points that day will win the “Golden Sneaker” trophy to proudly display in their classroom. Students will also get additional points for:

  • eating breakfast that morning
  • dressing in school colors

Walking School Bus: October 6th &_13th

We know that most students aren’t able to walk to school, but they can during the Walking School Bus! Drop your child off before 7:15 am or 7:45 am at the Pentz Road Market and allow them to get some healthy exercise in before school! Students will join a group of their peers and adult volunteers to walk up the paved, protected path up Pentz Road to the school.

  • Students who participate will also get points that will contribute to the overall Golden Sneaker Trophy!

Golden Sneaker Trophy:

Our Eagles are participating in a friendly competition between classes to see who can move the most! With both the Sun Rise Steps and Walking School Bus activities, they will be competing to see which class will get the most points and win the “Golden Sneaker” trophy after each activity. There will be an overall class winner at the end of all activities. The winning class will get to keep the trophy until winter break and they will get a healthy snack “party”.

For more information, please email Hayley Shafer at

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