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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 31, 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, June 3

    Celebrate the Arts Day!

    Tuesday, June 4

    9:00am - 3rd Grade Field Day

    1:15pm - 3rd Grade Semester Awards

    2:15pm - 4th Grade Semester Awards

    Wednesday, June 5

    Not a Modified Day - except for K  

    9:15am - Kinder Completion Ceremony

    Thursday, June 6

    Modified Day - ALL students dismiss at 1:00pm

    3rd Grade Trip to the Park

    9:15am - 5th Grade Promotion

    DOORS WILL OPEN AT 8:30 am for seating

    Friday, June 7

    Modified Day - ALL students dismiss at 1:00 pm

    Report Cards Go Home

    Last Day of School!!

    Next Week

    Have a great summer vacation!


    Staff Appreciation Week

    Thank you to everyone who supported our staff last week during Staff Appreciation. Many staff members shared how happy and appreciated they left all week long. Paloma is a community of strong, caring individuals. Our success would not be possible without our students and all of you.

    Thank you for a great week!

    Last Week of School

    It is officially the last week of school. As you plan your week, here are a few important reminders we wanted to share.

    Yearbooks - If your child ordered a Yearbook but has an outstanding balance in the Library, the Yearbook will not be issued. Please make sure to clear up any loose ends in the Library.

    Lost & Found - It is overflowing again. Come collect your items. Anything left after Friday, June 7th will be donated to a good cause.

    Wednesday - NOT A MODIFIED DAY

    Except for Kindergarten so that all students can attend the Kinder Completion Ceremony.

    Thursday - MODIFIED DAY

    1:00 pm Dismissal for ALL students

    Friday - MODIFIED DAY

    1:00 pm Dismissal for ALL students

    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

    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! 

    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 Posting Party & Raptor Event for 19/20


    Mark your calendars to join us for the annual Posting Party and first Raptor event! This is a great way to catch up with friends who you have not seen all summer long, see which class your child will be in, sign up for PTA, register in Raptor, and kick off another awesome school year. We hope to see you here!