Welcome To Paradise Elementary School
Paradise Unified School District Communication Survey
Paradise Unified is asking for staff, family and community input in our second annual Communication Survey that can be accessed on the district website at ParadiseUnified.org today through May 8th. The survey results will help guide our efforts to improve communication practices and ensure that everyone has the information they need to help our students and community succeed. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts.
GIRLS ON THE RUN IS SO MUCH FUN!
Parents – Do you have a girl going in to 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the fall? We are happy to announce that Girls on the Run will be offering a team at PES again this fall!
Girls on the Run is MUCH more than a running program. We BUILD GIRLS’ CONFIDENCE, HELP THEM REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL, UNDERSTAND BETTER WHO THEY ARE and TEACH THEM THAT THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY SET THEIR MINDS ON. It all happens through fun, dynamic lessons and running games. Running is used to encourage lifelong health and fitness while building confidence through accomplishment.
At the season's conclusion, the girls will implement a community service project and complete a 5K (3.1 miles) fun run. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals and teaching girls that they CAN.
DON’T MISS EARLY REGISTRATION – IT OPENS MAY 9th!
Lottery Registration OPENS MAY 9th at 8 am and CLOSES MAY 26th at 5 pm. We will run the Lottery after 5 pm on May 26th and families will know by Tuesday, May 30th if their daughter has a spot for the fall or is put on a waiting list. TEAMS are LIMITED to 15 girls so be sure to register during Lottery.
Our fall 2017 season will begin the week of Sept. 4th 2017. Girls meet 2X/week on campus right after-school (days of the week will be determined by the coaches). The celebratory GOTR 5K fun run will be held Saturday November 11th in Bidwell Park in Chico.
You can visit our website at www.gotrnorthstate.org for more information, registration fees and to find the link to our registration page.
Seeking Girls on the Run Coaches
Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN… and WAY MORE THAN A RUNNING PROGRAM!
Would you like to make a BIG difference and lead girls at our school in a fun, empowering program? We are currently seeking coaches for our Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades) program for the fall season.
“…my days are often hectic and busy. After Girls on the Run practice I am FULL of energy, life & joy!" -GOTR Coach Sarah
What is Girls on the Run? It’s ten weeks of two lessons per week packed with activities, games, laughter and bonding that gives girls the power to realize their potential, understand what makes them unique and wonderful, learn teamwork, and come to know that anything is possible when they set their mind to it!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RUNNER to lead a Girls on the Run team. We look for kind, nurturing and encouraging individuals to be role models and mentors for the girls. Our program is run 100% by volunteer coaches.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A RUNNER TO COACH.
The coach commitment is to meet with a team of 2-3 coaches and 8 -15 girls twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes. Practice days/times are determined by the coaches! J
If you are interested in coaching – please contact Robin Patterson 872-1615 ext. 115. Girls on the Run is also holding a Coach Information Night at Woodstock’s in Chico April 25th at 6:15 pm. Come meet the staff and learn more about this transformative, positive and empowering program!
Paradise Elementary Welcomes
Incoming 2017-18 Transitional Kindergartners & Kindergartners
Monday, January 30, 2017
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kindergarten = Fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017
Transitional Kindergarten = Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017
Extended TK = Fifth birthday on December 3, 2017 through January 15, 2018
(Extended TK enrollment is based on space, site availability, and Superintendent recommendation)
REGISTER EARLY! ...space may be limited.
In the event this happens, there are several school closing situations that might occur, depending on what time
the snow falls:
leave on their routes.
(2) School(s) must close earlier than the normal release time.
notified by telephone and/or email through our School Messenger system. It is very important that each school
has up-to-date contact information on each student. The District will also continue to notify local radio and TV
stations immediately, including the Town of Paradise emergency broadcast station at 1500 AM and the Upper
Ridge emergency broadcast station at 1460 AM. (Refer to the list shown below.) You may also obtain information
by logging on to the District web page or by calling the Transportation Office at 872-6484. Please realize phone
lines may be busy.
If you have any questions, please give me a call at (530) 872-6400.
Town of Paradise-AM 1500
Upper Ridge-AM 1460
KRCR-TV Channel 7
KHSL-TV Channel 12
KNVN-TV Channel 24
California’s academic standards—the things we want students to know and be able to do—are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. One way we measure their progress is through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments. Students across California in grades 3–8 and high school take these assessments each spring. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. These tests measure the skills called for by the academic standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems.
Because CAASPP tests are given statewide, they provide an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards. Given online, the tests are computer-adaptive, allowing more precise measurement of individual skills.
This year, your child will take the following tests between April 24, 2017 and June 2, 2017:
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics
- Fifth and eighth grades only: The California Science Pilot Test
Smarter Balanced Assessments
The Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics tests reflect California’s rigorous academic standards and allow students to demonstrate analytical writing and critical thinking skills as well as their knowledge of facts. In 2017, parents will be able to compare results across three years (2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17) to determine their child’s progress in meeting the standards. (Exceptions: Only two years of data will be reported for students in grade 4, and only one year of data will be reported for students in grade three.)
To learn more about these tests, please visit CDE’s Test Score Guide Web site at http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca, which provides informative guides and test score descriptions as well as sample test items at different levels of difficulty.
Another great resource are the Practice and Training Tests, which can be found on the CDE’s Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. Here, parents can experience the kinds of questions that students will encounter on the tests.
- Fifth and eighth grades only: The California Science Pilot Test
California’s new state standards for science call for students to think and work like scientists and engineers-asking questions and learning through hands-on investigations and discovery. Working with science teachers, California is developing a new assessment that emphasizes scientific thinking and reasoning. This year your fifth grade child will participate in the tryout of test items for this future assessment. While this tryout will not provide scores for your child, it is an important step in developing an assessment that will fairly and accurately measure how students are achieving on the new science standards. For additional information about the new science tests and sample questions, please visit the CDE’s CAASPP Science Assessment Webpage at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in statewide assessments, please contact Paradise Elementary School at 530.872.6415 or email@example.com.
Deborah D. Davis
Dear Parents, Students, and Families:
My name is Debbi Davis and I am extremely honored and excited to join the staff of Paradise Elementary School (P.E.S.) as the new Principal. Over the past two weeks I have had many interactions and conversations with parents, teachers, and students. It is clear that there is collaboration between all the stakeholders and there are many rich traditions that have fostered successful students.
I am very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students at P.E.S. with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality elementary school experience. As a parent I recognize the importance of a strong home-school-home connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
Before joining P.E.S., I served over the past 25 years, in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles, in the state of Washington and Idaho. I attended California State University at Chico for my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Biology and received my secondary teaching credentials along with my K-8 Multiple Subjects credential there as well. I also have a Master Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology and a certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration.
I believe that great schools are the results of a great staff. The staff at P.E.S. is dedicated to preparing our students for the 21st Century with a high-quality education, which is intellectually challenging and relevant. In addition to the academic success, the staff at P.E.S. has a passion for teaching, a strong work ethic, are reflective of their practice, and most of all love our students.
If you have not signed up to be part of our wonderful Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) please do, so we can continue to foster the home-school-home relationships. My door is always open; please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
Thank you for the opportunity to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community!
Debbi Davis, P.E.S. Principal