Panther Planner

Week of September 14th, 2020

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A message from the Principal

Dear Paloma Families,

Hope you all had a great 3-day weekend and a wonderful week of learning! Thank you for all that you are doing to help your student(s) in their learning each day. You ARE doing a GOOD JOB! Thank you for working with us, especially this year, to encourage, motivate, and support your student's learning!

Parents, we would like to make a request about classroom live lessons. If you have a question or comment for the teacher during the live lesson, we respectfully request that you contact the teacher about the concern/question either by email or through a message via classDojo, Bloom, or other communication platform that the teacher has established. The live instructional time with the teacher is very precious and it is important to limit distractions that take away from the learning for all students. If you have a technology question or concern, please contact the HelpDesk (see info below) rather than ask the teacher during a live lesson. We absolutely want to help you and teachers want to answer your questions while at the same time protecting instructional time.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. We are happy to provide assistance in any way that we can. We are here to help!


Kim Parente


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Important Information about Live Lessons

Please review the attached document regarding Parental Notification and Live Lessons. This information was also shared in the TVUSD Parent Update newsletter on 8/28.

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Joining a GoogleMeet from GoogleClassroom on an iPad

To access GoogleMeet (GM) from GoogleClassroom (GC) on an iPad there is an additional step to follow. Many of our families are picking up their iPads and using them for the first time. The video below will show you step by step what to do to access GM from GC.
Google Meet on the iPad
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Join PTA!

We invite all families to join our Paloma PTA. Your membership helps our school. PTA membership does not mean that you must attend meetings, nor does it obligate you to volunteer. You can join now by going to: or using the QR code in the flyer above!
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School Nutrition Program Update #2 ~ Now FREE for all children age 1 - 18

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Friendship Room ~ Open every day during Lunchtime

Our Friendship Room is open virtually each school day during lunch...from 12:15 - 1:00. Our Tier II Behavior Assistant, Ms. Rhianna, opens the GoogleMeet each day for kids to stop by to chat, to play a virtual game, or do a quick project or art activity. The GoogleMeet code can be found in your child's SeeSaw or GoogleClassroom. What a fun way to connect with Paloma friends during lunch! All grades are invited. :)
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Handprint Wall Tiles ~ available now for pick-up!!

As you know, the tiles that were put up in 2005 were falling off the wall in front of the school and had to be removed. We have organized the tiles that survived and have them available for pick-up. If you or your child (ren) have a handprint tile, you may call the office to arrange an appointment to pick it up. Please share this information with any friends or neighbors that you know of that may have a handprint tile. We hope to return the tiles to the families of the children that created them. The tiles we have are only from the 2005 wall. If a student attended PES BEFORE 2005, they did not make a tile for this wall. Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information with the community!
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19-20 Yearbooks for Sale!

If you haven't yet purchased a yearbook for last year (2019-2020 school year), you may still do so. We have a limited number of copies still available. The cost is $20, cash only.

To purchase a yearbook, just call the school to arrange a time to come by and purchase one. :)

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PES Help Desk

Remember that we have a PES Help Desk that is open with a LIVE PERSON to answer tech questions, help troubleshoot problems, and support our students and families

M-F from 8:30 - 3:30. You can access it here:

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) lessons: This week, our Behavioral Standard is Following Instructions. Students will receive instruction on how to follow instructions appropriately. Classrooms will participate in lessons each day to teach the expectations. See the copy of the posters below for your reference.
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Important Dates!

School begins at 8:55 and ends at 3:20 each day. There are NO modified Wednesdays.

Week of 9/14 ~ i-Ready Diagnostic Testing begins for students in grades 1-5. We will send specific information for the days your child will test separately. For more information, refer to the S'more Newsletter here:

Friday ~ 9/18 ~ School Spirit Day ~ Wear School Colors this Friday! Show your Paloma Spirit!!

Wednesday ~ 9/23 ~ PTA Restaurant Night ~ Chipotle and Panda Express (details to come)

9/29-10/11 ~ PTA Virtual Scholastic Book Fair ~ more info coming soon!

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