Welcome To Paradise Elementary School
"Preparing Our Children for Their Future"
The mission of Paradise Elementary School is to provide educational opportunities for all students, enabling them to reach their intellectual, social, physical and emotional potential in an ever-changing and challenging world. At Paradise Elementary School we believe all students have a right to learn in a safe, nurturing learning environment. To fulfill our mission, we have established high standards in both academic and behavioral areas and provide opportunities for all students to successfully meet these standards. Our school plan focuses on students achieving proficiency on the state content standards. Teachers teach while continuously reviewing student assessment results to ensure the success of all. This continuous evaluation of student achievement guides our instruction.
Our school environment promotes "Respect, Responsibility and Safety" (RRS) among all individuals and focuses on the asset development of students. PES is an active BEST (Building Effective Schools Together) school site. BEST/RRS team members promote activities that reinforce these behavioral expectations and encourage students to take leadership roles in the school. Students are recognized and rewarded frequently for appropriate behavior and gracious manners along with their academic achievement.
PES offers a "blended services" student academic support program called "Team Success" recognized since 2000 by Cal STAT as an exemplary program for supporting all students. Team Success provides academic support for general education, special education and Title I students who demonstrate a need in any academic area. Team Success personnel collaborate, teach and participate in general education classrooms supporting all students' academic, physical, behavioral, social or emotional needs.
We are fortunate to have wonderful parent and community involvement and support. Parents are active on our School Site Council, along with our Panther Club Parent Organization. Parents plan and organize school-wide activities, rewards, and fundraisers including an Ice Cream Social, Silent Auction, Book Fair and Trade-A-Book events. Parents and community members are welcome and active in classrooms and at the school site.
We are proud of our students and their achievements, both academically and behaviorally. We invite parents, grandparents and community members to visit our school. It is only through the cooperative efforts of the school and the home that each child will receive the benefit of an excellent learning experience. Families are essential in this partnership and we look forward to working with you in the development of your child. It is our privilege to be part of your child's educational journey.
Andrea Lawson, Principal