Week of February 12th, 2024
School Starts at 8:50 am ~ Every Day ~ Be On Time
PES serves our community by preparing all students in a safe and nurturing environment to be critical thinkers, productive citizens and thrivers with admirable character.
Students need the following items EACH DAY!
2. Water bottle
PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK, LUNCHBOX, WATER BOTTLE, AND ANY JACKETS/SWEATSHIRTS WITH THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAME. THANK YOU!
Should students forget an item at home (stuffed animal, iPad, water bottle, etc), we will not call home and ask a parent to bring the forgotten item to school. It is our goal to help students to be responsible for the items they need at school each day.
Important Dates 🗓️
Now Open ~ TK/K Registration
2/14~ Clean up Crew 8:15-8:45 am
2/16 & 2/19 ~ No School ~ Observed Lincoln & Washington Birthdays
2/22/24 ~ Spring Pictures
2/28/24 ~ Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Character Day
3/11 - 3/15 ~ Book Fair
3/11 - 3/15 ~ 5th grade CAST Science State Testing
3/19 ~ PTA General Assembly Meeting
3/21 ~ Open House and PTA Art Show
3/23 - 4/7 ~ Spring break
4/8 ~ School Resumes
2024-2025 School Year Calendar
The next school year will be starting before we know it. Take some time to look over the instructional calendar NOW so that you can plan appointments and trips on NON SCHOOL DAYS. Every School Day Counts. Learning happens when students attend school.
Updated COVID 19 Protocols
TK & Kindergarten Enrollment for the 24/25 school year is now
OPEN! CLICK HERE to view the flyer with all the directions for
enrollment, as well as, the enrollment date for Paloma which is February 21st.
****Current TK/K students do not need to “re-enroll” their student again. Families will be prompted via email from TVUSD to complete the “Family Annual Update" in their parent portal in April to complete registration for next school year****
FYI: 1st-12th grade enrollment for the 24/25 school year opens
April 22, 2024.
Safety at Arrival and Dismissal
Let's keep all Panthers safe at school!
When using the loop to pick up or drop off your child by car, PLEASE.....
- Only park in appropriate areas. The pick up loop can be a very busy place, especially on modified days. However, it is important to remember to only park in designated parking spaces. Please do not park along curbs that are painted red. Please do not park in handicap spots unless you have a handicap placard. If there is not parking available when you arrive, you will need to park on the street and walk to meet your child or join the pick up loop. If you are parked in these areas, you will be asked to move.
- Always use the crosswalks.
- Do not use the parking lot as an additional pick-up line. This blocks access to parking spaces, including handicap spots. If there is not an open parking spot, please pull through and go around again to look for an opening or join the loop pick up line.
- Stay in your car when using the loop. If your child needs assistance entering or exiting the car, please park in the lot and walk them to their gate.
- Move all the way forward as directed by the school staff.
- In the morning, do not wait until your child reaches the gate to pull away. Staying in the loop and watching your child walk in through the gate, slows the flow of traffic. If you would like to watch your child enter the gate, please park your car and walk your child.
- At dismissal, do not stop in the loop and wait for your child to come your direction, instead pull up when there is space to pull forward. Pull all the way forward and continue to move forward with the traffic. Your child will walk down towards you.
We appreciate your continued cooperation and patience.
Thriver Trait of the Month...Self Confidence!
Every month at Paloma, all students will be focusing on a new Thriver Trait
from Michele Borba's book, Thrivers.
For the month of February we will be focusing on Self Confidence.
Kids who feel good about themselves have the confidence to try their best at new things. They feel proud of what they do. Self confidence can also help kids cope with mistakes. The feel encouraged to try again, even if they fail at first. Kids who are self confident do better at school, at home and with friends.
Kids with low self confidence feel unsure about themselves. If they think others won't accept them, they may not join in. the may let others treat them poorly and have a hard time standing up for themselves. They may give up easily or not try at all. Kids with poor sefl confidence find it hard to cope when they make a mistake, lose or fail. So they may not do as well as they could.
This week, ask your child what they learned about Self Confidence at school!