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February 26, 2023

Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Families – Our Kids Heart Challenge is off to a great start! Help us reach our goal to have 100% of school families learn Hands-Only CPR by completing Finn’s Mission! Plus, it can help us win the classroom challenge!

  1. Register/Log In at
  2. Complete Finn’s Mission: Watch a 2-minute video to learn Hands-Only CPR, learn how to spot the warning signs of a stroke, and so much more!
  3. Share with friends and family through social media, text and/or email

Special School Incentives: The classroom with the most students registered gets a POPSICLE PARTY!!

Every student who completes Finns Mission will get a special lunch!

Thank you for supporting our school and joining Finn in his mission to have 1.8 million families across the country learn Hands-Only CPR this year!

Read Across America Bingo

Students are invited to play a very special reading Bingo throughout the week. Students will receive their cards in their classroom. Any student that gets Bingo across, down, or diagonal will receive a prize. Those students that complete blackout (all squares completed) will turn in their Bingo card to their teacher and will be entered into a drawing for a free book. Have fun reading!

6th Grade Dedication Page

If you would like to order a 6th Grade yearbook dedication ½ page, please have your payment and half page turned into no later than MARCH 1st. Please be sure to include in the subject of your email your student’s full name and teacher. The dedication page is $30. (This is in addition to the cost of your yearbook. This does not include the price of the yearbook itself.) Payment can be made online on the PTA website. Please include your student’s name and teacher at

Student Dedication Page - ½ PAGE (4 ½” tall x 7” wide) - $30

6th grade Dedications due March 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please see the flyer attached below for more information.

Calling all Panorama Alumni

We are planning on celebrating Panorama's 55th Anniversary on 5/5/2023. We would love to have alumni in attendance at our assembly. Additionally, we would like the alumni to speak to the classes regarding their time in elementary school, schooling, and current career. If you know a Panorama alumnus, please fill out the form here:

Please fill out one form for each alumnus.

We will be reaching out with details as the event gets closer.

Elevo PE Program

This week’s games are Present Pickup and Knockout, and the focus is leadership.

Leadership is the ability of a person or a group of people to influence and guide others to be their best selves. We all have strong leaders in our lives, and they aren’t always the people we immediately think about. Leaders aren’t just politicians, teachers, or coaches, they can be students like yours!

A good leader inspires people to do their best and helps guide them to achieve their goals. Good leadership can create a vision and can motivate people to make it a reality. The best way to lead is by example because it helps others see their own potential.

Important Dates

Monday, February 27: Meaningful Monday messages to kick off Read Across America

Tuesday, February 28: Crazy for Books - Wear your craziest socks

Wednesday, March 1: Hats off to Reading - Wear your coolest or craziest hat

Thursday, March 2: Read Across America - Dress up like your favorite book character or wear red, black, and white for Dr. Seuss's birthday

Friday, March 3: Crazy Hair Day - Wear a crazy hairstyle to school

Tuesday, March 7: End of 2nd Trimester - MINIMUM DAY

Friday, March 10: Kids Heart Challenge

Monday, March 13: Meaningful Monday

Monday, March 13: School Site Council @2:45 PM

Tuesday, March 14: Spring Pictures

Monday, March 20: Meaningful Monday

Friday, March 24: 2nd Trimester Awards

Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31: Spring Break

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided to all students at no cost this school year. Breakfast is served before school starts, beginning at 8:00. Please be sure to have your child here at 8:00, if you would like them to eat breakfast before school starts. This ensures they have enough time to finish.

All students need to be sure they let their teacher know the day before they are buying lunch. We may not have enough lunches if they do not request one. Also, please remind your child that they should not be getting lunch if they are bringing one.

You can find the breakfast and lunch menu here:

usagain Clothing Drop Fundraiser

Don't forget to place your donations in our usagain container. We receive a small amount of funds each time we fill the collection bin in our parking lot. Please deposit any unwanted clothing items in our bin. You can see the items accepted in the image below.
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Preschool Information

The Early Learning office is currently creating an interest list for their preschool program this year. Please see the flyers below for more information, if you have a preschool-aged child.

Volunteering Incentives

Does your company offer donations to schools for volunteer hours? Disney offers grants to schools for each hour volunteered, including transportation. If you work for Disney or another company that provides this, we can help you with the process. Please reach out if you need support.

Community Events

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Literary Book Club

The Literary Book Club is a program that helps replenish books in the school library. This program allows the child’s name to be permanently placed on the inside cover of the donation book, or they can be “dedicated” in honor of a teacher, staff member, friend, etc. If you are interested in joining the Literary Book Club, please fill out and return the form below. This form has also been sent home with your child from school.

Paper Education - Online Tutoring

We are so excited to offer our 4th-6th grade students access to Paper Education. Paper allows students to receive live tutoring in any subject, 24/7. Paper can also provide essay writing support by reviewing essays and providing feedback on how to improve your grammar, content, and structure.

PTA Social Media

To keep up to date with PTA news and events, be sure to follow us on social media.

Access Your Child's Report Card

To access your student’s report card, go to the Orange Unified School District website.


From the OUSD homepage, click on Student and Parent Portal.

- Enter your email as your Username.

- Click on NEXT.

- Enter your password

- Click on SIGN IN.

To view and print your student’s report card.

- From your portal homepage, click on Grades.

To access an Elementary Report cards –

- Click on Standard Based Report Card.

To print your student’s report card

- Click on either the word Print or the printer icon.

- A PDF of your student’s report card will come up,

- You can now print your student’s report card.

COVID-19 Procedures and Safety

Individuals who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their healthcare provider and stay home. If your child or a member of your household has tested positive or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, please follow public health guidance.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or experiences COVID-19 symptoms, please contact the school and/or email me at We will gather information from you and provide you with your options.

If a student tests positive, they are required to isolate. The isolation guidance requires 10 days without testing from when symptoms began or a positive test (whichever comes first). The student can return to school on day 11; however, if a student tests negative on day 5 using an FDA-approved antigen test and all symptoms have improved that student is able to return to school on day 5. If a home test was used, students will need to bring the attestation form to the office upon their return. The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

Please refer to the OUSD Safety and Health Driven Plan and the County of Orange Health Officer’s Orders directly for more information.

Parking Lot Procedures


- Students may be dropped off as early as 8 AM.

- Enter the parking lot in the inner and outer lanes only. DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT IN THE MIDDLE LANE FOR SAFETY REASONS, even if you see space in the front.

- Stay in the inner and outer lanes, until you are ready to exit the parking lot. You may use the middle lane to exit.

- Pull all the way forward and drop off your child.

- Please help your child quickly exit by having all supplies ready to go. If you need to help your child out of the car, please wait until you are able to stop after the crosswalk.

- Do not leave your car unattended at any time.

- A staff member will be outside to direct students through the front gate until 8:15 AM.


If you need to enter the school, please park your car in a designated parking spot and come to the office. Never leave your car in lanes unattended or parked along the side wall.


- Place your placard in your window. You will receive the placard at Back to School Night, arrival, or dismissal. We will have them available in the parking lot and the office during the first two weeks of school. This placard should include the name of your child(ren), grade(s), and teacher's name(s).

- Enter the parking lot in the inner and outer lanes only. DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT IN THE MIDDLE LANE FOR SAFETY REASONS, even if you see space in the front.

- Stay in the inner and outer lanes. Pull all the way forward and your child will be called to come to your car.

- Your child will enter the car.

- Do not get out of your car or leave your car unattended at any time.

Please be patient as families learn this system. This system keeps everybody safe and efficiently moving forward. Thank you very much for your cooperation and efforts to keep all of our Panthers safe.

Medication at School

Some over the counter medications, such as lotion and petroleum jelly, are available at school. If you would like your child to have access to these, please fill out and send in the Over the Counter Parent-Guardian Authorization Form found below.

If your child needs medication at school, please bring the medication and the Parent-Physician Medication Form attached below to the office. If we do not have the Parent-Physician Medication Form, the medication cannot be kept or administered at school.

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