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Dino-Mite Book Fair

Volunteers Needed!!!

This spring, get ready to for the biggest, loudest book fair ever! It’s the Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read! Super-size fun awaits when the school community is turned into reading raptors, bookceratops, and readasaurus rex bookivores ready to unleash their inner dino and enjoy a stomping, chomping, reading good time!


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.  The book fair is open (before & During school), hours are 7:30-2:00.  The Book Fair closes on THURSDAY at 12:00 pm!   

Parents are welcome to come have lunch with their kids and visit the Book Fair.  Lunch times are: Kinder 10:50; Gr. 1 at 11:15; Grades 2-3 at 11:45, and Grades 4-5 at 12:15.  

Questions Contact Courtney: CMcCraney85@gmail.com


Earth Week

Volunteers Needed!!!
April 15th-19th, 11:30am-1pm.


The focus of Earth Day 2019 is: Protect Our Species
This week is about engaging our students to protect our species by creating a week full of activities that help promote environmentally literate citizens.  Through our efforts, we can connect with billions of people who are actively engaged in saving our planet.

We will focus our Earth Week Efforts in the following Areas:
  ~ Education & Awareness
  ~ Save our Pollinators
  ~ Plant New Trees and Flowers
  ~ Protect Clean Air & Water
Questions:  Julie Anchor Julie@anchorae.com 

The Worlds Largest Environmental Movement 
Monday, April 22, 2019 is Earth Day and will focus on the need to protect and save all species!
Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.  
It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.
Earth Day Network will leverage the platform of Earth Day and the growing interest in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 as a catalyst for global action.  For more information about Earth Day CLICK HERE

Administrative Professionals' Day

Today, Wed., April 25th is Administrative Professional Day, please take time to thank Stephanie, Kathy, and Yolanda for helping to keep our school running so smoothly.  They are so talented and caring and I hope you have the opportunity to say thank you to these wonderful women.

El día de los niños / Day of the Child

Mark your calendars!

The third Annual El día de los niños/Day of the Child
We are looking forward to celebrating with our Pipers during lunch time on Friday, April 26.  

Many nations throughout the world, and especially within the Western hemisphere celebrate “Día de los Niños” on April 30th to honor and celebrate children—who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. 

Please contact Co-Chair Fabi Ampudia: DiaDelNinos@HolaLasPalmas.org

Ready for the Test! / Ready for Life!


Learning Heroes Spring Forward!  
It's almost time for your child to take the annual state test in math and English. Click below for your state’s practice test and simple ways to help your child spring forward! (3rd - 5th Grade) 
Be A Learning Hero CLICK HERE

Grades 3-5 State Testing Information

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). CAASPP is the State’s academic testing program and includes the computer-adaptive Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the California Science Test (CAST), and the California Spanish Assessment (CSA). Results from these assessments help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support needed to be successful in school. Students in grades three through five will take the SBA and the California Spanish Assessment. Students in grades five will take the CAST. Our school will begin testing in May.

To help your child get ready for the test, you can:

·       Talk about the test with your child. This helps them feel calm and confident about the test.

·       Tell your child that you & their teacher have high expectations & are both there to help, every step of the way.

·       Take a practice test with your child http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

·       Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.

·       Please make sure your child is in school on time every day and schedule medical and other appointments outside of test times.

Additional resources for parents are available through the California Department of Education (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/), the California PTA (http://capta.org/focus-areas/education/student-assessments/), and Capistrano USD (http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/CAASPPforParents). As always, State testing results are only one indicator of student performance as our school and the District routinely uses other data points to guide instruction throughout the year. All of your child’s test results will be shared electronically with you through Aeries Parent Portal in Fall 2019. Unlike in past years, the Student Score Reports (SSR) will no longer be mailed home. This is due to the State’s transition to full electronic reporting. Staff are here to support parents and students. Counselors are available to help alleviate testing anxiety students may experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office with any questions or concerns.

Volunteer Opportunities view all

Book Fair Helper (Volunteer)

Date: 04/18/2019...04/19/2019

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. Its a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside... more

Earth Week Helper (Volunteer)

Date: 04/18/2019...04/19/2019

Join Devon Azzam and Julie Anchor next week to celebrate Earth Week and 'Protect Our Species' with the Las Palmas Pipers!! We are looking for volunteers to lend 30 minutes to 1 hour of their time and... more

Treasure Chest Helper (Volunteer)

Date: 04/24/2019...06/05/2019

The Las Palmas Treasure Chest is a PTA-sponsored rewards program where 1st through 5th grade students can purchase reward tickets, small toys and enter raffles using the PIPER Tickets they have... more

Book Drive (Volunteer)

Date: 05/13/2019...05/20/2019

BOOK DRIVE COLLECTION & DISTRIBUTION May 13-17th & May 20th - Volunteer 2 hours of your time. Distribution - Volunteers needed to assist with the book distribution. Questions Please contact... more

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