TK & K Parent Information Night, Thursday, February 1, 2018. 6:00-7:00 P.M. P.E.S. Library
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.
"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: https://goo.gl/dLY48Z
If you have any questions or need any help, please email our Newsela support person, Becky Safarik (email@example.com).
Our school provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches daily for our students at reasonable prices. Free
or reduced price meals are also provided to those children who qualify for
such benefits according to specified family size and income standards.
Breakfast is available before every school day from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. - all parents are welcome to eat with their children.
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.
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 www.escrip.com or call 800-254-5404.Our eScrip group ID# is 5694848. Enter this number to ensure that we get proper credit.
Help our school with fundraising by contributing items you might otherwise throw away:
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)