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  • The Panther Planner is a weekly publication for our families. It provides information on upcoming events and other pertinent information to the next two weeks of school. Each week, the Panther Planner is posted here and emailed to all Panther families. Make sure to read the Panther Planner each week so that you and your family stay up-to-date on everything that is happening at Paloma!



  • May 17, 2019 

    Dear Panthers,

    I wanted to send you a letter today to share some important news. With a heavy heart, I would like to share that this year will be my last as the Principal of Paloma Elementary. Starting in the 19/20 school year, I will be serving as the Principal of Barnett Elementary.

    Since 2013, I have had the distinct pleasure of supporting Paloma. I have been honored to work with a staff that cares more about students than any staff I have ever worked with. I have been moved by their dedication and encouraged by their commitment to always go above and beyond for students. The staff at Paloma are unmatched in their work ethic and care for others. I have treasured the students who bring joy, laughter, and excitement to school every day. I have been in awe of the hard work of our PTA and the advocacy of our parents. We have stood together in support of students for the past six years. I have learned so much and feel I am taking with me far more than I have been able to give. I want to thank each and every one of you for the kindness and challenges you have bestowed upon me. I am a better educator having served at Paloma with all of you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this family for as long as I have. I will forever be grateful for my time as a Panther.

    With change, there are always things that will feel different. That is inevitable. But, I am confident that Paloma will supercede all of that. The Paloma Panthers are a family. Students, staff, parents, and community working together to support each other every single day.

    Please join me in welcoming the new Principal of Paloma Elementary for next school year, Ms. Kim Mazelin. Ms. Mazelin has been serving as the Principal at French Valley Elementary for the past four years. She is bright, capable, and delighted to join the Panther team. Ms. Mazelin has worked in TVUSD since 1990 and spent 25 years as a classroom teacher before becoming an administrator. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Panthers. She will make a strong addition to the Paloma family.

    Thank you again for your time, care, and support of me in my position at Paloma. I look forward to the last few weeks of school together, celebrating another year of amazing accomplishments by our students and staff. Paloma Rocks!

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Gradstein

    This Week

    Monday, May 20

    8:15 am - Running Club

    5:00 pm - MobyMax Parent Night

    Tuesday, May 21

    3:15 pm - Panther Success Club

    Wednesday, May 22

    Last Modified Day Wednesday  - 1pm Dismissal

    8:15 am - Last day of Running Club

    Thursday, May 23

    3:15 pm - Last Panther Success Club

    Friday, May 24

    9:00 am - Flag Salute

    3:30 pm - Makerspace - Session II - LAST DAY!!

    Next Week

    STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

    Monday, May 27

    Memorial Day

    No School

    Tuesday, May 28

    Wednesday, May 29

    Not a Modified Day  

    5th Grade Field Trip to Mulligan’s

    4th Grade - California Day

    Thursday, May 30

    Friday, May 31

    Last Bike & Scooter Train

    9:00am - Last Flag Salute

    9:30am - PTA Association Meeting

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION 

    LCAP - Proposed Actions & Services for 19/20

    TVUSD is in the process of receiving feedback on the proposed actions and services to be included in the 19/20 LCAP Plan. Please take a moment to review the attached plan and submit your feedback through the SUPER QUICK survey. All your feedback will be reviewed and shared with the TVUSD School Board before the final LCAP plan is approved in June. Please join us for our last CAP Meeting, Thursday, May 2nd if you have any questions about LCAP.

    Follow this link to share your thoughts

    http://bit.ly/LCAPFeedback19-20

    Enrollment for 19/20

    What are your plans for next school year? We need to know! Please take a moment to fill out the form below to let us know where your family will be attending school next year. This information helps us to plan staffing and build classes for next year.

    Follow this link to let us know your plans for next year

    http://bit.ly/PES19-20

    End of Year Parent Survey

    Please also take just a few minutes to complete this quick survey, using the link below, to tell us about your experience at PES this year. Your input is confidential and always informative. Thank you!

    http://bit.ly/EOYParentSurvey18-19

    Golden Bike & Silver Sneaker Challenge 

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this Spring’s Golden Bike & Silver Sneaker Challenge. We had 33% of our students participate by walking, riding, or scooting to school. Sadly, BES edged us out of the Championship but we will face them again in next year’s challenge!

    Polite Reminder

    This past month, we have had several complaints from local residents. These residents have reported that our students are not respecting their property lines and that Paloma parents are not following traffic laws. Please remember to always follow the law, park only in parking spots, not to block others, and to respect our neighbors & their property. Together, we make Paloma a wonderful community to live and go to school in. Let’s work together to meet the needs of everyone. Thank you!

    PTA Association Meeting & PTA Budget for 19/20

    FRIDAY, MARCH 31st after Flag Salute

    At our last PTA Association Meeting of the year, we will be closing out the 18/19 school year and presenting the proposed PTA budget for the 19/20 school year. We’d like your input! We also still need help for events and fundraisers for next year. If you are willing and able to help with next year’s PTA, please email Mrs. Gradstein, come to the office, and come to the meeting. We’d love your help!

    Cupcakes & Birthday Treats

    Just a reminder, again, PES follows the TVUSD Healthy Wellness Guidelines. Cupcakes and other desserts DO NOT meet these guidelines and CANNOT be brought in for student birthdays or classroom celebrations. Please plan ahead and do not bring these items in to our school. There are plenty of healthy, sweet options that meet the guidelines. Please go online and check out the SMART SNACKS CALCULATOR to make sure what you would like to bring meets our guidelines. If you are at the store, cannot go online, and need a quick idea, Skinny Cow Ice Cream always seems to work! Thank you for your support with this.