Panther Family Newsletter

Hello Los Paseos Families!

Welcome to a new and exciting year at Los Paseos Elementary! I hope your summer has been filled with new adventures and special times with family and friends. I’ve always loved summer as a time for reading some good books. I hope you and your children have made time this summer to enjoy books together. I really loved reading “Fish In A Tree” and “Raymie Nightingale” which were both recommended to me by 5th graders last spring. I’ve also been reading several professional books about how we can partner to create an exceptional educational experience for our children. I know as a mom, there’s not much that makes me happier than when my children are excited about going to school. That is what we hope for every one of our students–that they will feel supported, celebrated, and excited for learning.

To prepare for the coming year, all parents/guardians must log on to our Aeries Parent Portal and complete your student’s DOCUMENT CONFIRMATION. These forms are required for the start of school. We thank you for submitting these forms online. If you require assistance, please stop by the school office. Our friendly office staff is available to help you.

The Los Paseos staff has been busy getting ready to welcome our students on August 16. School starts promptly at 8:55am and ends at 3:10pm. Every Wednesday is early dismissal (1:55pm) for all students.
Kindergarten and TK students have early days with NOON DISMISSAL from August 16-27. Please make arrangements for students to be picked up on time. In the morning, students can be dropped off at 8:40am or later. Please do not leave students alone at school before 8:40am, as there is no supervision for them.

Summer is a great time for us to clear out the old, and make room for the new. There are some positive changes underway at Los Paseos, including a makeover of our school library, and the addition of a tech lab/maker space. We will start the school year with a kick-off of our Positive Behavior/PAWS Program, a celebration of reading, and a focus on kindness and generosity in our Los Paseos community. We also welcome several new staff members: Haley Barta in kindergarten, Michelle Kopari in 4th grade, and Luisa Cartier as our Resource Specialist. Maria Saah is returning this year as a first grade teacher. We are thrilled to have these dedicated educators as part of our team!

On the first day of school, I invite your children to bring a copy of a book they’ve enjoyed reading this summer. I can’t wait to hear all about their reading adventures! We will also have a Principal’s Coffee from 9:10 – 9:45 in the Multi-Purpose Room on August 16, with coffee provided by the Home & School Club. I welcome you to join us for informal conversation with fellow Los Paseos parents.

We look forward to partnering this year with our Los Paseos families to create many memorable events where we build community, honor one another’s cultures and experiences, and celebrate our learning together! Class lists will be posted on August 14th after 4:00pm.

Happy New Year!

Debbie Stewart
Principal