Welcome families to the 2020 2021 school year. What an exciting time for Palomar Elementary School. I want to remind you all that Palomar is a school for your children to grow academically, socially, and physically. Palomar Elementary is a school rich in tradition, culture, and pride. As we move forward, we will focus on increasing student achievement and ensuring all students are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Our academic focus continues to be writing and reading. To increase writing across the curriculum school-wide, we will focus on best practices to increase achievement. Professional Development this year will focus on these best practices. Teachers will continue incorporating HOT journals (Higher Order Thinking) to increase writing in math and English Language Arts as well.
Some current school highlights include:
* Art, Music, Dance, & PE instruction every week for all students.
* School uniforms
* Intensified focus on student culture.
* Monthly assemblies to increase student recognition.
* The introduction of a school garden.
* Addition of a beautiful mural on the upper playground.
As a school, we are working hard to increase parent involvement. We will communicate with parents through electronic flyers, the phone messenger, as well as personal conversations between the school and home.
Thank you again for ensuring your children come to school on time everyday. My door is always open if you would like to say hello, address a concern, or simply introduce yourself.
Dr. Patricia Magaña,