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Administrative Professionals' Day

Wednesday, April 24th is Administrative Professional Day, please take time to thank Stephanie, Delia, 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.

Donuts with Dad

Attention All "DADS" of Las Palmas Students!!!

The PTA is having our annual "donuts with Dad" Event at our school, Thursday, April 25th from (7:15-8:00 am).  You and your student(s) will meet here at the school lunch tables for FREE DONUTS and drinks.

Dads, Granddads, Uncles, Step-Dads, and adult brothers...this is your chance to have some special time with your Las Palmas Student in a fun atmosphere at school.




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: DiaDelNino@HolaLasPalmas.org

LP Book Clubs / 1st - 5th Graders

Las Palmas Book Clubs
Please take a look at the books available and help select a good choice for your child.   All participants must turn in a permission slip by Wednesday, April 24th (Attached Below). The book club spaces are limited so please respond quickly.
Permission slips should be returned in the envelope on the bulletin board outside the Multipurpose Room "MPR".
 ENGLISH and SPANISH

TITLE

AUTHOR

LEADER

DATE OF CLUB

READING LEVEL

The Homework Machine

Dan Gutman

Brigitte Merten

May 3, 2019 

4/5

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Angela Cervantes

Nicole Bailey

May 10, 2019

3/4/5

A-Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire

Ron Roy

Heather Sblendorio

May 13, 2019

2/3

Who is Jane Goodall?

Roberta Edwards

Amanda Carlisle

May 14, 2019

3/4

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

Erin Lurker

May 16, 2019

4/5

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

Michelle Reese

May 16, 2019

3/4

Magic Treehouse:
Ghost Town at Sundown

Mary Pope Osborne

Brigitte Merten

May 17, 2019

3/4

Geronimo Stilton: The Race Across America

Geronimo Stilton

Carrie Goulding

May 21, 2019

2/3

Quien fue Walt Disney?

Whitney Stewart

Carrie Mulcahy

May 22, 2019

3/4/5

Ferdinand

Munro Leaf

Srta. Thompson

May 23, 2019 

1/2

 Questions email Lindsey Merten: lindsmert@hotmail.com 

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

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

Donations: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch (Donation)

Date By: 05/09/2019

The PTA will be providing an end of the school year Thank You Mexican Fiesta lunch for the teachers and staff on Thursday, May 9th, during teacher appreciation week. We are looking for donations to... 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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