Citrus Avenue Elementary School

Home of the Bobcats!

Fundraiser Details

All orders from the fundraiser for our Marquee will be in on Thursday December 14th and can be picked up at the school between 1 pm and 4 pm. All parents and students need to come get the orders and deliver them on the same day. Any questions or concerns call Sheila Anderson at 530.332.0638.

Safety When Dropping Off Students


When dropping students off in the morning please DO NOT pull into the opposing lane of traffic to let students out curbside. This is a huge safety issue for our students as well as a moving violation. Chico Police Department has been notified and they will be stepping up patrols before and after school. Please share and pass along this very important message.

School Safety

Dear CUSD Families,

Chico Unified School District takes students and staff safety extremely seriously. The recent events in neighboring Tehama County reinforce the need for our school administrators and staff to continue their vigilance in monitoring our school campuses.

Thanks to the support of our community, CUSD recently passed Measure K. Funds from Measure K have been used to increase security at our campuses, including security fencing, single points of entry, and security cameras. In addition, each school develops a Safe School Plan every year.

District and site leadership teams work with school site staff to ensure that the staff knows how to respond in a variety of situations, ranging from severe weather to an intruder on campus. To this end, CUSD schools have been holding Code Red Drills to reinforce with students and staff how to respond in case of an emergency. Further, students and staff are encouraged to immediately report any suspicious activities or behaviors that cause unease.

We encourage families to check Twitter (@Chico_Unified) and our website ( as we update information, including school safety messages, on a regular basis.

It is our desire that through the work we do on a daily basis, Chico Unified can play a part in ending senseless violence in our communities. This includes the work being done to improve our school facilities as well as our focus on the social, emotional, and academic development of our students.

CUSD offers both heartfelt condolences and any support we can provide to all those impacted by the events in Rancho Tehama today.

Sincerely, Kelly

Kelly Staley, Superintendent

About us

Enrollment: 350, Grades K-5
Constructed: 1936
School Colors: Red, White & Blue
School Mascot: Bobcat
Principal: Rachel Tadeo

Office Manager & Page Administrator: Sonny Soldano

TK / Kinder Registration

Some dates / important information regarding upcoming Transitional Kindergarten / Kindergarten Registration and the Form 10 Process.

* November 30th (5:30 pm) TK/Kinder Fair is going to be held at Chico High School
*December 4th (8:30 - 2:00) TK/Kinder Registration in the Citrus Library.
* December 4th through January 12th is the District Form 10 Window.

* The age requirements are as follows:

Transitional Kindergarten: Child's birth date must fall between September 2nd and December 2nd 2013.
Kindergarten: Child must turn five on or before September 1, 2018

* Transitional Kinder is a District guided program and is available on a limited basis district wide. It is important to apply for TK as soon as possible to ensure placement.
* Applications for special programs - i.e. Rosedale Language Immersion will be available at TK/K Registration as well as in the office on and after December 4th.
* You can register your TK//Kinder student online, saving time. Go to…/Parents/New-Student-En…/index.html to start the process.
Then simply bring in the required registration documents to complete the process (below).
* Documents required to register a student at Citrus:
- Birth Certificate or Passport
- Immunization Records (note: student must be current on all required immunizations to be admitted to school.
- 2 forms of proof of residence. These are items that show proof of service at the address in the parent/guardians name - such as a PG&E statement, Xfinity Bill, or official correspondence (DMV, Social Security Office or similar). Cannot be a credit card bill or other unofficial mail.

Thank you - and we look forward to welcoming you to our Citrus Bobcats family!

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We have been receiving many requests to have messages passed along to students at the end of the day for things like ride plans, pickups, early dismissal requests, changes in plans, etc. Sending this volume of messages down to the classrooms at the end of the day is disruptive to the class. From this point forward, notes are required for change of plans, pickups, etc.

Messages will no longer be passed to the classrooms.

Please make arrangements with your student BEFORE SCHOOL regarding dismissal plans.

Also, exceptions will not be made to release students via phone calls. Only persons that are on the Students Emergency Contact Card will be allowed to sign students out at the front desk or health office.

Pick up times

Students are dismissed each day at the following times.

Transitional Kindergarten 1:55 pm
Grades K - 3 2:00 pm
Grades 4 - 5 2:15 pm

Please ensure arrangements have been made for your student to be picked up on time.

Before School Breakfast.

Reminder: Breakfast is served from 7:15 am until 8:00 am in the Cafeteria / MPR. Breakfast ends at 8:00 am sharp! Please ensure that your student is here on time to go through the breakfast line BEFORE 8:00 am.

Seasonally Appropriate Attire

Parents of Citrus Bobcats.

As the temperatures begin to get colder please ensure that students are dressed appropriately, i.e. jackets, pullovers, sweaters, etc. - Be sure to write your students name inside the clothing as well! Please pass along! Thank you!

New Number for Preschool

The Little Bobcats Preschool has a new number! It is (530) 897-8866

The Citrus Bobchat

Hello friends and families of Citrus Bobcats. The latest edition of The Citrus Bobchat is now available online. Print copies are also available in the office.
Check it out here:

Important Library Info

As we approach the beginning of a brand new school year please take a moment to review this important information regarding our Citrus Library.

Dear Citrus Parent,
Please urge your children to practice reading every day, as reading ability is key to success in school and in life. You can help by reading with your kids each day at home.
To encourage reading success, every Citrus class visits the library each week. You are responsible for your student’s library use. Parents will be expected to pay the replacement price for any lost or damaged books. Avoid this by helping your child find a safe place to keep library books, away from siblings, pets, food and liquids. A backpack is usually the best spot, as long as there are no leaky water bottles inside!
If your child still owes Citrus a book from last year, he or she will not be permitted to borrow this year until the overdue book is returned or paid for. Please help your child meet this responsibility so they have access to borrowing books they can get excited about reading.
Questions about your child’s borrower account at the Citrus Library? Email our Library clerk, Mrs. Gray, at

Citrus PTA Board Members

Citrus PTA Board Members

Citrus PTA's Executive Board members for the 2017- 2018 school year are:
President- Tayjes Patel
Vice President- Kal Patel
Treasurer- Dana Collins
Secretary- Julie LaMora
Auditor- Sheila Anderson
Membership- Liz Petterson
Parliamentarian- Darin Petterson
Historian- Teal Cooper

Thank you to these Citrus parents and community members who are keeping

our PTA running strong!

Citrus Birthday Book Club

Citrus Birthday Book Club
The Citrus Birthday Book Club is a lasting and meaningful way to celebrate your child’s birthday or honor your child’s special achievement. And it’s easy! Just order a new book from our Amazon wish list, and your child’s name and why they’re being honored will inscribed inside for the whole school to appreciate.
Our Amazon wish list is called Citrus School Library. Order any book from the list and have it sent to: Citrus School Library, 1350 Citrus Ave., Chico CA 95926. Send a note to our librarian Mrs. Gray ( with your child’s name and why they are being honored, to let us know the book is coming. When the book arrives, your child will get to be the first person to borrow the book and share it with her/his class. The book will be added to the library, and everyone who reads it will know how great your kid is!!
Email Mrs. Gray with questions or leave her a message at 891-3097 ext. 146