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1101 Calle Puente
San Clemente, CA 92672
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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week “is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs,” These activities “allow students to observe the cooperation of the community toward a common goal.”

Monday, October 15th  –It’s all RED!! Wear as much red as possible and meet Dir. Dr. Barrosa & Sra. Shea at the parade on Del Mar at 4:00 p.m.    
Tuesday, October 16th – Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up! Wear Bizarre and mixed matched clothing!      
Wednesday, October 17TH – Use your head-don’t do drugs! Come to school in a CRAZY hat or with CRAZY hair! (If hair coloring is used, it must be washed out for Thursday.)
Thursday, October 18TH - Let's make a drug free-world! Wear clothing from your favorite country!      
Friday, October 19TH – My team is drug free! Wear your athletic uniform or your favorite team jersey to school!    

All classrooms will receive Red Drug free wristbands. While wearing the wristband, visit the 2018 sponsors and enjoy the following opportunities during the entire Red Ribbon Week:  
    - 7-ll Stores in SC get ONE free slurpee 
    - Aliso ICE PALACE: Students wearing a Red Ribbon Wristband will receive one free skate rental.
    - Zoomers Petting Zoo: Students Wearing a Red Ribbon Wristband will receive One Free Child’s Admission and one free train ride with the purchase of an adult admission.

    - Ocean Institute: Students wearing a red ribbon wristband will receive free admission into the Ocean Institute.
    - BallPark Pizza, Talega: Free scoop of ice cream   
  - For Full list of the 2018 Business Offers CLICK HERE    

What is Red Ribbon Week?
National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in October each year. It is a time set aside by educators, law enforcement agencies and cities to promote children, families, and every member of the community in taking a stand against the use and abuse of drugs and narcotics.  The event was started in 1985 to mark the life of US Drug Enforcement Office, Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.  He was born in Mexicali, Mexico and graduated from high school in Calexico, CA. After he went to the Marine Corps for 2 years he became a Narcotics Investigator with the El Centro Police Department. He then worked 11 years with law enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), throughout California and Mexico trying to get rid of people who did not obey laws. Then a tragic event happened in 1985 when Kiki was close to solving a huge investigation. He was murdered by the drug cartel and never seen again. 

Ever since this innocent man put his life on the line to protect citizens from drug problems, people from everywhere celebrate Red Ribbon week in honor of everything Kiki did for us. The wearing of red ribbons was practiced to celebrate his memory, and this is how the event got its name “Red Ribbon Week”! We wear red to promote a drug free life! Drugs continue to plaque our country as they affect both children and adults. Families and friends also suffer the when a loved one is addicted to drugs. As a student, you can do your part by sending a positive message to your peers in your school and with your families at home. Thank you Enrique Kiki Camarena!

Please help celebrate Red Ribbon Week with our fun themes. Let’s show everyone how being drug free truly is the only option in life! Make sure you wear your red ribbon each day as well as dress up for each theme. 
Remember-it is your life and being drug free is a choice! Make smart choices because they last a lifetime!!!

Feliz CumpleaƱos Dir. Dr. Barrosa

Happy Birthday Dir. Dr. Barrosa!!
You are an AMAZING and Appreciated Principal!!!!
Thank you for all you do for our Children!!

**Fall Festival**

October 19th, 2:30-4:30 SAVE THE DATE!!!  This is a fun event...  

This year we will be doing our first trunk-or-treat, there will be a DJ, taco and hot dog vendors, free photo-booth, popcorn, craft and bounce house/obstacle course! We are also bringing back the Dìa De Los Muertos Altar, which will be displayed in the MPR (Multipurpose Room).  We are limiting the cars to 20 and will be giving out prizes for the top 3 decorated cars. This fun event cannot happen without volunteers, please consider participating!

Children must be accompanied by an adult (not a drop off event)!

Tile Painting Day Option 1 of 3

Tile Painting Day - Option 1 of 3 - Location: Lunch Tables

This is a Tuesday an early dismissal day, event is after school.  Adult supervision is required at the tile painting event.  Tiles are SOLD OUT, this is for pre-purchased tiles sold this school year.  

Questions contact Irma at Tiles@HolaLasPalmas.org

Legacy Tiles - RSVP

Thank you for to all the families that purchased tiles this year!  Our volunteer team requires time to prepare, please pick the date that is best for you and RSVP.   

Paint day Options:

   Tuesday, October 23 1-3 pm
- Click Here
   Wednesday, October 24 5-7 pm - Click Here
   Tuesday, October 30 1-3 pm - Click Here

Please contact Irma Boatright with any questions:  Tiles@HolaLasPalmas.org 
Volunteer Opportunities view all

Jogathon Graphic Designer (Volunteer)


We are looking for a volunteer with graphic design experience who can assist in creation of flyers and collateral design for the 2019 Jogathon. Please feel free to sign up here or email Anissa Flesher... more

Fall Festival Trunk or Treat - 1:30pm to 5:00pm (Volunteer)

Date: 10/19/2018

Join us for the Fall Festival TRUNK OR TREAT party on Friday, October 19th from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on the playground. We're looking for parents to volunteer 30 minutes to 3 hours of their time to... more

Treasure Chest - 11:15am to 1:15pm (Volunteer)

Date: 10/24/2018...01/23/2019

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

Enchanted Forest Book Fair (Volunteer)

Date: 11/02/2018...11/09/2018

Enchanted Forest, Book Fair is November 5th - 9th We are looking for Book Fair Volunteers to join our team. Part of our book fair success is because of wonderful volunteers like you who help make it... more

Programs view all

Amazon Smile

Smile program, 0.5% of every eligible Amazon Smile purchase will go directly to Las Palmas PTA. You must be on Smile.Amazon while ordering, not the regular Amazon. Products, service and support are... more

BoxTops for Education

Las Palmas Elementary School PTA collects Box Tops for Education. Please submit your collected Boxtops to the office on the last school day of the month. These little coupons can be found on hundreds... more

Communities for Cause

Communities for Cause earn cash for Las Palmas PTA while you shop, dine and more! Local merchants like SmashBurger, Mathnasium, Pedros Tacos, Pizza Hut and so many more will donate a percentage of... more

Kona Ice

Kona Ice is On Campus! Every MONDAY after school 20% Comes Back To Las Palmas Tropical Shave Ice Kona $3 King Kona $4 Kowabunga $5 ... more

Office Depot

Office Depot (La Pata & Pico) At checkout, you tell them they would like to support Las Palmas Elementary. 5% of eligible purchase goes to... more

Ralphs Community Contributions Program

More ways to earn CASH for our school with Ralphs Community Contributions Program. ***IN SEPTEMBER ANNUAL RE-ENROLLMENT IS REQUIRED*** You must go online and register using either your phone number or... more


Head back to school with Shoparoo, the app that makes school fundraising fun and hassle-free! Just snap pictures of your everyday receipts for real cash donations from Shoparoo directly to the school... more

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