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April 28, 2023
Dear Paularino Families,
Yesterday we received a generous donation from a Boy Scout troop who donated playground equipment for our students. We will be putting out new balls, scoops, giant connect 4, and corn hole in the weeks to come. Thank you Boy Scouts!
Students will be coming home today with a new reusable water bottle. This generous donation is from Ingram Micro who read to our students last week for Earth Day. Please make sure to label your students' bottle as they all look identical.
Have a wonderful weekend!
May 1 - 5, 2023: Scholastic Book Fair
May 3, 2023: Bike To School Day
May 3, 2023: Parent Technology Night
May 4, 2023: Lunch on the Lawn
May 5, 2023: 1st Grade Spring Concert 8:30am
May 5, 2023: PTA Family Movie Night
May 8 - 12, 2023: Teacher Appreciation Week
Family Lunch on the Lawn
Please join us for Lunch on the Lawn Thursday May 4th.
Families are welcome to bring lunch to their students during lunch time, or sit with their students as they enjoy school lunch. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. All parents and family members will need to sign in at the front gate. This would also be a great opportunity to visit the Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be open during lunch in the Paularino Library.
Please see below lunch schedule for your student(s).
TK/K 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
1st/2nd 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM
3rd/4th 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
5th/6th 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
PTA Family Movie Night
Friday May 5th is our last PTA Family Movie Night for the year featuring: Encanto! Join us for dinner and a movie on the playground.
Richeeze food truck will be serving classic grilled cheese or buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwiches with French fries and a drink. Pre-order dinner by April 28th and receive a discounted price of $10 per meal. The price increases to $15 on April 29th.
Cultural Dance Performance at Early College High School
Hello NMUSD Community,
We are happy to announce that Early College High School (located at 2990 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa) will be hosting a Cultural Dance Performance through Contempo Ballet on May 5th from 7-8 p.m. in their Multi-Purpose Room. This is a free event to all attendees (students, family members, community members, staff), but you must sign up if you want to attend. Below is a link to sign up where you have to fill out a short form for each person attending.
Contempo Ballet Cultural Dance Performance (May 5th @ ECHS) Sign Up Form
Below is a flyer with more information on this unique experience which will be both performance and education-based covering the variety of Latin American dances from both Central and South America. The event is scheduled to be an hour long that evening. We hope you can attend that evening for this unique performance experience.
Good News Club
The Good News Club is a fun, free program for all children from K-6th. There are Bible stories, games, snacks and sometimes crafts. We meet from 2:30-4:00 in the Library. Registration forms are in the front office or register online. For questions, contact Linda Fleming at 949-929-2907.
Flag Deck Protocols
Grades TK-6 Daily Schedule:
7:35 AM - Gates Open
8:05 AM - School Starts
2:20 PM Dismissal Monday through Friday
Masks are optional for all. Good hand hygiene (sanitizer/washing) will be practiced daily.
Please park and walk your child to the front gates or pull through the Paularino parking lot at the front of the school.
Bus riders and walkers will use the side gate on Coolidge.
All parents/guardians will remain in their cars while students unload and walk through the gates.
Free breakfast is served daily and available for all students.
Students who arrive after 8:05 am will be marked tardy.
Due to safety protocols, parents are not allowed through the gates except for special events or Flag Deck.
Supervision is provided to support and reinforce recess and lunch expectations.
Free school lunch is available for all students. If your child does not want a school lunch, please pack them a lunch.
Supervision is provided to support and reinforce recess and lunch expectations.
Monday through Friday dismissal is 2:20 PM.
Students are released outside the front gates, primary in front of the MPR and upper by the marquee. Bus riders and walkers will use the side gate on Coolidge.
All parents remain in their cars.
If your child is feeling ill or has symptoms such as cough, stomachache, fever or chills please keep them home and consult your physician.
If your child will be absent, please call the attendance line at (714) 424-4742 and leave a message with your name, your child's name, reason for absence, and a phone number.
Please send your student to school with appropriate clothes and shoes for the school day. Per our dress code, flip flops are not permitted on campus and are a safety concern when students play at recess and lunch.
During warmer weather please make sure your child is wearing school appropriate clothing.
Please send your student with a reusable water bottle (no glass). We have bottle filling stations around campus.
Cell Phones and Smart Watches:
- Cell phones and smart watches are not to be used on campus. Students can keep them in their backpack during the day or give them to their teacher for safe keeping. If a student is found using a cell phone during school it will be taken to the office and a parent or guardian will need to pick it up.
Birthdays and Celebrations:
- Please do not distribute birthday party invitations at school.
- If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday during the school day you can send a healthy snack such as apple sauce, fruit, sugar free popsicles, fruit snacks, fruit roll ups, Go-Gurt, and individually wrapped crackers. Items not allowed: cupcakes, cakes, lunch replacements (pizza) and treat bags. Thank you for understanding.
Thank you for your continued support.
When dropping off or picking up your student please use the sidewalk for the safety of all students, staff, and parents.
When in the car line please remain in your car. This will help the car line to move faster with children getting in and out on their own. A staff member will be there to assist if needed. Please use kindness and patience when waiting for your student.
If walking across Paularino Ave please wait for the crossing guard to assist in the crosswalk. This is for the safety of all walkers and cars.
Thank you for your cooperation to keep all students, staff, and families safe.
Join the Paularino PTA
Not a PTA member yet? Join the PTA. For just $13 you will help our Panthers experience extracurricular programs such as Scholastic News, Walk Through History, field trips, and more! There is no commitment to volunteer - just a small donation to our school to help enrich the education of our students.
In an effort to continue to provide accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 in our schools, a District dashboard was created that identifies the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by school. The number listed includes current positive cases of staff and/or students within the past 14-day period. This information is updated daily and is located on the District webpage for COVID-19 Resources for 2022-2023.
There is no need to be alarmed or wonder if your child has been exposed when you see a positive case at your child’s school site. The District follows protocols which includes collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). In the event of a positive case in our schools, as appropriate and under the direction of the OCHCA, the school nurse, principal, or District staff will notify any staff or students who are considered to be a close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes) with a COVID-19 positive person. Each case is unique and in some cases notification to low risk contacts may be necessary, based on the direction from the OCHCA. If you do not receive notification regarding a COVID-19 case, we do not believe your child has been exposed. Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide names or any other information about the people who test positive or those who have been in close contact.