Paloma PTO
September 04, 2019
Paloma Elementary

A Note from Mrs. Spencer

Welcome back Paloma families!
We are looking forward to another great year.  This year we welcome a new Assistant Principal to our staff, Mrs. Rolayne Harris.  Mrs. Harris is a long-time educator and we are excited to have her.  We have some fun activities planned this year like our first annual Welcome Back Picnic, our Spooktacular, Carnival, and Jog-A-Thon.
Mrs. Gustafson our music teacher, has great things planned for our students and Mrs. MaCall, our School Social Worker, has wonderful opportunities in store for our students.
We are looking forward to another great year.
Mrs. Spencer

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Monday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 44


Please join us for our next PTO Meeting on Monday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 44.  We'd love to see you there!

Why attend a PTO Meeting?

It's a great way to connect with other parents, be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events, and have a voice in the programs and activities that our PTO supports here at Paloma. 

If you're unable to attend but would like more information or how to stay involved, please contact 

Grandparents Day @ Flag Salute
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Friday, September 13th at 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Grandparents Day is a nationally recognized day to honor special Grandparents in our lives.  They are the foundation of our families, and there's so much to learn from them!  We would love to help celebrate and recognize the wonderful Grandparent(s) in your lives at our flag salute ceremony on 

Friday, September 13th at 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Dine Out
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Wednesday, September 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Our very first Dine-Out of the year will be held at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, September 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

Location: 587 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078

*Don't forget to bring your flyer with you so Paloma receives a portion of the proceeds which goes directly to our students! 

First Annual “Welcome Back” Picnic [Hidden image]
Friday September 20th, 2019 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
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Grab your blankets, chairs, and yard games and join us for our first annual “Welcome Back” Picnic. It is a B.Y.O.F.D. (Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks) event. It is a completely free event for our families and staff to get together and spend some quality time getting to know each other. There will be a few food trucks and music for your enjoyment, but feel free to bring your cornhole, yard Yahtzee and other games to play on the field.


Friday September 20th, 2019 5:00p.m.- 7:00p.m.

On the field.


Disclaimer: Only non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed on campus. Any belongings brought onto campus are done so at your own risk. Paloma Elementary Staff and PTO will not be held liable for any missing, damaged or stolen items.

Book Fair
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Thursday, September 26th -
Wednesday, October 2nd

The Library will be open before and after school for students to purchase daring adventures and whimsical fairytales galore. So be sure to stop by to support our library.


If you have a little time to volunteer before or after school, we'd greatly appreciate it. If you are available, please take a moment to sign up. All volunteers receive a 10% discount on book fair purchases.

Thursday, September 26th - Wednesday, October 2nd!!!

Coffee with the Principal after Flag Salute Ceremony
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Friday, September 27th at 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
AM Kinder & TK @ 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
PM Kinder @ 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Join us for Flag Salute ceremony on the blacktop and Coffee with the Principal immediately following Flag Salute in Room 44.  Please come and join Dana Spencer as we discuss important issues relating to our school, district, and community.  This is a perfect opportunity to have your voice heard.

Friday, September 27th at 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
AM Kinder & TK @ 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
PM Kinder @ 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Picture Day
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Monday, September 30th

Picture Day will be Monday, September 30th 

Social Worker Corner

A Message from Mrs. MaCall:

Hello Paloma Families, 

I would like to WELCOME all of our new families. I am your School Social Worker, I am here to provide support for your students social/emotional needs while striving to promote their academic and social success.  If you have any questions in regards to my services or the support I can offer you or child please let me know. I am here to serve you! 

This year I have created a way for parents to refer their own children. This Parent/Guardian Form- School Social Worker Referral allows you to submit a referral ONLINE! It's a quick and easy way to get services for your child.  I also encourage you to visit my School Social Worker Page on our School Website for more information.


Good attendance can impact your child in the most positive way. I’d like to challenge every single one of you to aim for perfect attendance this month. 

Did you know?​ 

  • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.  
  • Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. 
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks. 
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance. 
  • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.  

What can I do as a Parent/Guardian?

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.  
  • Layout clothes and backpacks the night before. 
  • Find out what time school starts and make sure your child is informed.  
  • Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help them transition.  
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. 
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent. 
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.  
  • Keep good communication between home and school! If you are unsure of your school's attendance policy, call the office/school social worker and ask.  

 *For more on school readiness, visit  

Student Council Announcements:
During the 1st week of September our 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade classes will be running elections for student council representatives.  Students who are running for board member positions will be presenting their speeches at FLAG on September 13th.


Thank you Paloma Families!!
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