Norma Coombs Elementary School
Beginning of the Year Information
Welcome to the2023-2024 School Year
Dear Norma Coombs Elementary Families,
It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my excitement about my appointment as Principal at Norma Coombs Elementary School. I am excited to to be part of our school community. Our students, parents and staff members have worked tirelessly to create a school culture that is focused on nurturing well-rounded and academically successful students. It is my intention to continue to support the traditions and practices of our school.
Throughout my career as an educator, I have maintained a focus on my own professional growth. I have earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Cal Poly Pomona. I started my career teaching 4th grade at Franklin Elementary in Pasadena. I was also a Curriculum Resource teacher in which I support and coached teachers in the classroom. After Franklin I taught grades 6-8 at Washington Middle School (now Octavia Butler).Then I became Assistant Principal at Washington before going to Pasadena High School where I was an Assistant Principal in all of the various departments for the past six years.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each position I have held and I believe that these opportunities have laid the foundation for my position as principal.
I am excited to continue our educational journey here at Norma Coombs surrounded by wonderful people and practices that have helped us achieve schoolwide success. I truly believe I am fortunate to have been selected as your Principal and to continue our work in this dynamic learning environment.
BACK TO SCHOOL KICKOFF, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th @ 5:00pm
Monday: 8:45am - 1:30pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45am - 3:10pm
Front Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:10pm
The Parent and Student Portals were created as a way for both parents and students to stay involved in the student's academic life. The PUSD Parent and Student Portals allow for better communication between parents, students and teachers. Parent and Student Portals have up to date information on Grades, Assignments, Attendance, and more.
To create an account, you will need to fill out the application below
Once complete email Olga Manzareno at email@example.com
I look forward to meeting you all at our upcoming events.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL KICKOFF, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10th @ 4pm at NORMA COOMBS! Masks are recommended but not required
First Day of School
Mark your calendar! The first day of school for the 2022/23 school year is Thursday, August 11, 2022.
The 2022/23 school calendar mirrors the current 2021/22 school calendar with a midweek start and a weeklong Thanksgiving break. Key calendar dates include:
First Day of School – Thursday, August 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Break – Monday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, Schools Closed
Winter Break – Monday, Dec. 23 – Monday, Jan. 6, 2023, Schools Closed
Spring Break – Friday April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2023, Schools Closed
Last Day of School – Thursday, June 1, 2023
To view the 2022/23 school calendar, click here.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Pasadena Unified School District is participating in a Free Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2022-2023. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). All students enrolled at the District may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge. Household applications for free and reduced price meals will not be collected. The school breakfast and lunch that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Free Breakfast and Lunch Program cannot succeed without your support. Please encourage your children to participate in the school meal programs. Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students at no charge.
PUSD HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAFETY INFORMATION
Masks are optional. Schools will provide masks for students who request them.
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
To learn more about PUSD and vaccinations, please visit, pusd.us/covidvaccine
FURTHER COVID SAFETY INFORMATION
PARENT PORTAL: ACTION REQUIRED
For new families, the parent portal is accessible after turning in a Parent Portal Access form along with your photo I.D., then receiving your verification code and creating your account.
The Parent Portal is designed to allow parents access to their student’s information. Access to Parent Portal will provide parents/guardians the opportunity to view student data and information through the Internet. Student data may include but not be limited to grades, attendance, medical, demographics and discipline from the District’s student information system Aeries. This information is only accessible by knowing the student’s ID Number, Telephone Number, and Verification Code (VPC).
Join Our PTA
Welcome back to our returning families, teachers and staff and a great big welcome to our Kindergarten and new families! My name is Jeanine Legaspi and I am your 2022-23 PTA President.
Join our PTA Here
Our PTA is very excited to start the new school year and we have planned several fun activities. We are also proud to continue our support of our wonderful educators.
To ensure we can keepa large impactful OTA membership for the 2022-2023 school year, we are kicking off the school year with our annual PTA Membership Drive. I encourage you all to renew or start a new membership for only $9 per person.
In addition to keeping Norma Coombs strong, our membership gives you a voice at PTA meetings, discounts at various businesses, and - most importantly - you are supporting the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the U.S.!
While becoming a PTA member does not mean you are expected to volunteer, everyone’s participation is essential to maintaining our special Norma Coombs community, so we hope you will consider becoming involved in at least one event or activity throughout the year. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because of language barriers or they cannot be available during the day because of work - please don’t let that discourage you! Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents, and your voice are truly needed and appreciated. There are endless possibilities for family members to contribute, and we can match any time constraints and abilities to needed tasks.
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