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Week of October 19, 2020

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A message from the Principal

Dear Paloma Families,

Thank you so much for a great Parent/Teacher Conference Week. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with our families, celebrate successes, and make plans for growth this school year. We appreciate the kind words shared with teachers during these meetings and the recognition of their hard work in this unique time. What a wonderful school community we have here at PALOMA!

School resumes on Monday, 10/19, with our regular schedule with school starting at 8:55 -3:35 for grades 1-5, and in Kinder from 8:55 - 1:00.

If you haven't already, please be sure to complete the survey that was emailed to you regarding your preference for learning models for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for your response is Sunday, 10/18 at 8 pm. If there is no response, the preference will default to on-campus learning.

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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English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting~ Tuesday, October 20th

Please join us for our 2nd ELAC meeting of the school year!

ALL are welcome to attend!

At this meeting, we will be sharing an overview of ELAC and discussing the upcoming elections for this year's ELAC. Click on the link to view the agenda: LINK

Tuesday, October 20th from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm via ZOOM.

Click on the link to join the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 879 6852 1076 Passcode: x3VAbs

If you need a translator for the meeting, please fill out this form: FORM

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Take a picture of your 'CRAZY ABOVE THE WAIST' look and post it on the PES PTA Facebook page! We can't wait to see all of the 'craziness'!
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PTA News!!

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Dear Paloma Family,

Welcome to Square 1 Art! We are excited to partner with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! This year, we are celebrating 20 years of helping schools raise funds for education through the visual arts.

Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? The Square 1 Art fundraiser provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order profits your school.

Your 4 Simple Steps:

1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions and art/order deadlines will be provided by your Square 1 Art coordinator, Shannon Quach, PTA VP Ways and Means.

2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet.

3. Upload the art online at

4. You may then begin to shop for keepsakes!

Together, we can help support the school, and create keepsake memories of your child's art to enjoy for years!

More detailed instructions coming soon...

Square 1 Art


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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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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 Location Expectation is for Google Meets & Zoom Meetings. Students will receive instruction on how to be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible in this location. 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!

Sunday ~ 10/18~ 8pm~ Deadline to submit your learning preference for the rest of the 20-21 school year...Online only or On-Campus. Please respond to the survey that was emailed to you.

Tuesday ~ 10/20 ~

  • ELAC Meeting ~See info above
  • Deadline to enter the Pumpkin Decorating Contest ~details above

Wednesday ~ 10/21 ~ ASB Spirit Day ~ Crazy Above the Waist Day!

Friday ~ 10/23 ~

  • School Spirit Day ~ Wear School Colors this Friday! Show your Paloma Spirit!!
  • PTA Yogurt Island restaurant event ~ details above
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