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Welcome Back!Top of Page

PES' Opening of School @ 1421 Bird Street, Oroville, Dec. 3 @ 8:30.
Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my pleasure to be working with you to embark on another exciting year at Paradise Elementary School. With our collaborative approach to teaching and learning, the students, parents, and staff at Paradise Elementary have made my years as an administrator a success. I truly thank each of you for the continued support.

Your summer days are about to come to an end and your falls days are about to begin. The journey we will take this year will have some hills and valleys, but along the way we will strive to reach our destiny to promote a culture of excellence and continued growth for students, staff, and parents.  Let us begin our journey of success.

I am proud to introduce our new faculty member who will be joining the Paradise Elementary team this year. Please welcome all our newest teacher:  Samantha Schrum, 5th grade. 

I look forward to continuing to work with each of you as we strive to serve our students and help each of them reach their full potential.  In closing, please know my door will always be open to you. I know and understand that communication is the key to a successful year.


Debbi Davis, Proud to be Paradise Elementary School’s Principal

We welcome parent involvement at Paradise Elementary School. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education generally are more successful in school and in life.

Please visit the school office any time and stay in touch with your child's teacher - see the Staff Directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Please consider being involved with our PTO, Panther Club, for school-wide activities.

We also welcome community participation, including donations of time, money, materials and expertise.

In 2010 California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCCSS) to make sure that all children succeed once they graduate from high school. The Common Core State Standards are important because they will help all children learn the skills and knowledge to help them become college and career ready when they graduate. The new standards make several important changes to current standards. These changes are called shifts. Click here to access a Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards. Click here to access the Parent's Backpack Guide in Spanish.
Expectations for Students and Ideas for Parents may be accessed here. Expectations for Students and Ideas for Parents in Spanish may be accessed here.

NewselaTop of Page

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Check out our great new student resource, Newsela.
Newsela has the
"most relevant and interesting nonfiction content, including daily news articles, famous speeches, primary sources, and biographies. Every article is written at 5 different reading levels, making it easy for an entire class to read the same content at a level that’s just right for each reader."
This tool will help students to not only understand more of our world, but also to help them comprehend and think critically about everything they read and hear.
Parents also have the ability to create an account and then assign articles to their student, watching their reading comprehension improve over time. Follow these instructions closely to set up the parent account:
If you have any questions or need any help, please email our Newsela support person, Becky Safarik (

MealsTop of Page

2 cartoon having lunch Our school provides nutritious free breakfasts and lunches daily for our students.

Breakfast is available before every school day from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. - all parents are welcome to eat with their children.

Computers For ClassroomsTop of Page

CFC provides guaranteed working computers for families and those who cannot afford to buy new ones. Check this website for more details.
If you can volunteer for 50 hours at Computers for Classrooms (in Chico), you can earn a free computer for your home. See details here.

Adopt Our SchoolTop of Page

Adopt-A-School is a community partnership that links business and community organizations with schools to share expertise and resources in an effort to support our youth and schools. It is a national and statewide program that has been adapted to meet the educational needs of local children.

Adopting a school is a way for you and your employees to give back to the community by sharing your time, energy, expertise and financial resources with our school. Participating business people serve as positive role and career models for students.

Businesses contribute in a variety of ways:
  • Field trips to tour your business
  • Sponsorship of field trips to cultural and other events
  • Classroom or assembly speakers and presentations
  • Career exploration, activities, and presentations
  • Incentives, awards, or scholarships that recognize outstanding student achievement
  • Sponsorship of school contests: art, writing, photography, spelling, etc.
  • Opportunity for student performances at adopter sponsored events
  • Donations of equipment, resources, or funds to help students and schools
  • Assistance for students with specialized technology and other needs

To adopt our school, please contact the principal, Andrea Lawson.

FundraisingTop of Page

You can raise money for our school at no cost to you. When you shop at participating eScrip business partners, a percentage of your purchase (up to 8%) is contributed to our school every time you use your credit, debit or club card.
To sign up for e-Scrip, go to or call 800-254-5404.Our eScrip group ID# is 5694848. Enter this number to ensure that we get proper credit.
Saving Items
Help our school with fundraising by contributing items you might otherwise throw away:

Program ImprovementTop of Page

Parental Notification Letter about School Choice in Year 1 of Program Improvement: Click Here

NCLB requires the state and district to review annually the academic progress of federally funded Title I schools and to identify schools in need of improvement. These schools are identified as PI schools after two consecutive years of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP). California determines AYP by considering the following four measures:

• The percentage of students scoring at the "proficient" or "advanced" level on the California Standards Tests for English-language arts and mathematics

• The percentage of students participating in those tests

• The graduation rate for high schools

• California's own accountability measurement of progress, the Academic Performance Index (API)