The Panther Press

November 6, 2022

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Panorama PTA Anaheim Ducks Night

Please join us at Panorama Night with the Anaheim Ducks to help raise money for the PTA!

Tickets are just $25 each to see the Ducks take on the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. A percentage of each ticket sold will come back to the Panorama PTA. It’s Military Appreciation Night at Honda Center, AND the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ducks “Dad Hat.” Tickets are limited, so sign up at the Panorama PTA - My School Central webpage today.

Upper Grade Fundraisers

Do you need a pie, wreath, or See's Candy for the holidays? Our upper-grade students are selling all of these to raise money for their outdoor education accounts. If you have a child who is in the lower grades, please reach out to an upper-grade family to purchase.

Each of the fundraisers is described below.

Holiday Pie Sales – Order forms are due by 11/10 to the office. Checks are payable to Panorama Elementary. Delivery to the school will be on 11/17 from 2-3:15.

Holiday Wreath Sales – Order forms are due by 11/18 to the office. Checks are payable to Panorama Elementary. Delivery will be between 11/28-11/30. The exact date will be communicated once the order is placed.

See’s Candy – Order forms and money is due by 11/28 to the office. Checks are payable to Panorama Elementary. Delivery to the school will be between 12/5-12/9. The exact date will be communicated once the order is placed.

usagain Clothing Drop Fundraiser

usagain is having a challenge this month. They will award the schools that collect the most items an additional dollar amount. 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 to help us be a part of this month-long challenge. You can see the items accepted in the image below.
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LCAP Survey

Orange USD is collecting anonymous responses from parents, teachers, principals, and students to allow for input on the Local Control Accountability Plan revised each year by the district. Please fill out the survey to be a critical partner engaged in providing an outstanding 21st-century education for all students. OUSD truly wants to hear from you on this survey, as these results will guide the LCAP for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will have the opportunity to take the survey in class from the link on their OUSD Dashboard. You can opt your child out, but there is no sensitive material covered in this survey. Parents can also see the survey on their child’s dashboard once the window opens on Monday.

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Elevo PE Program

This week’s games of the week are Ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors and Debate Game, and the focus is courage. Courage is your ability to make good choices even when you are afraid or faced with a difficult situation. Courage is when you do not let fear hold you back from trying something new or doing the right thing. Having courage can open the door to many great opportunities. It helps you make new friends, find new interests you never knew you had, and take a stand on issues that matter.

Important Dates

Monday, November 7: 6th Grade Panoramic Picture

Tuesday, November 8: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development for Staff Only

Wednesday, November 9: PTA Anaheim Ducks Game

Thursday, November 10: MINIMUM DAY, End of First Trimester (Wednesday Bell Schedule)

Friday, November 11: NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

Monday, November 14: Meaningful Monday

Tuesday, November 15: PTA General Meeting, 7 PM

Thursday, November 17: Report Cards available online

Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28: Meaningful Monday

Friday, December 2: First Trimester Awards, parents will be notified by their teacher

Monday, December 5: Meaningful Monday

Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9: Holiday Boutique

Wednesday, December 7: 5th Grade Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 13: PTA General Meeting, 7 PM

Monday, December 19 - Friday, January 6: Winter Break

Community Events

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GATE Testing and Parent Referrals

OUSD 3rd grade students testing: 1/30/23-2/3/23 No referral needed

  • Universal Screening

  • All 3rd grade students tested in their classrooms unless parents "opt out "of testing.

  • Students who have been previously qualified may retest at parent request.

OUSD 2nd and 4th-6th grade: By request, referral deadline 12/16/22

  • Small group testing at the school sites, by referral.

  • Parents, teachers, and or school administrators may refer students.

  • Students will be tested between 1/30/23 and 3/3/23.

Screening Referral Form CLICK HERE

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.

Lost and Found

Please be sure to label all lunchboxes, sweatshirts, and jackets. Items are already beginning to appear in our lost and found! If your child is missing an item, please remind them to check the lost and found outside of the office.

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.

You can find the breakfast menu here:

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 lunch menu here:

FREE OCTA Bus Passes

Youth (ages 6-18) can ride all OC Bus fixed-route buses for free beginning this month with a new promotional pass offered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). There is no criteria to receive a pass, though an application is required.

The Youth Ride Free program is offered by OCTA. The passes will be valid through September 30, 2023. For more information, please visit or stop by Panorama with any questions.

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.

Running Club

Students are welcome to join our Running Club on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to work toward running 100 miles. Students must be on campus by 7:35 AM to participate. The gate will open at 7:30 and close at 7:35 for those students participating in Running Club. After 7:35, our athletes will not be allowed through the gate.

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.

The Orange Unified School District will be offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Thursday at the district office from 2:30 - 5:00.

See the flyer below to register for testing. You MUST register prior to arriving to test. Scan the QR code in the flyer or click here:

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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