Web Mail 588 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA 95969
P: 530.872.6415
F: 530.872.6419

Parent / Community Resources

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.

Meals

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.

Computers For Classrooms

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 School

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.

Fundraising

eScrip
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.
 
Saving Items
Help our school with fundraising by contributing items you might otherwise throw away:

Program Improvement

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)