Planada Elementary School
Principal: Richard Lopez
9525 E. Brodrick St.
P.O. Box 236
Planada, CA 95365
To stay up to date on current events and activities at Planada Elementary School, access our Events Calendar here.
The Circus is Coming!!
Purchase your tickets at the Planada Elementary School office. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children between 2-12 years of age.
PES will be having its Open House on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6-7 pm. We encourage all parents to attend the Open House to see what students have been working on all year. Teachers will also be discussing the upcoming events for the remainder of the year, such as the CAASSP, STAR test, and the Accelerated Reader Competition. We hope to see you there! More information will be sent home soon.
As we transition to the new CAASPP tes, our current 5th grade sutdents will be taking the STAR Science test again this year. They will be taking the STAR Science tes in early May.
The Dance Dance Revolution
has hit Planada Elementary School!
Beginning the 2015-16 school year, there will be a change to our kindergarten program. The change centers around a child's birthdate. Only children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2015, will be admitted into a kindergarten. Children who turn 5 between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015, will be enrolled into a 2 year Transitional Kindergarten Program. Information about the programs is available at the school office.
If you have a child that will turn 5 years old by September 1, 2015 please call the school to pre-register at 382-0272 and an appointment will be scheduled as we near the Round-Up date.
Planada Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Week!!
We continue to stress the importance of attending school on a daily basis. Please make sure your child gets to school on time. Students need to be in class, in their seats by 8:00am. If they are walking on campus at 8 a.m. they are tardy and need to report to the office for a tardy slip. This year we will be making a stronger effort to track student tardies and absences. Also, don't forget, if your child is absent from school, please call the school at 382-0272 ext. 100, to notify us of his/her absence. Students with excessive tardies/absences may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board.
Common Core, Smarter Balance Assessment and STAR Test
As we continue the transition to the Common Core State Standards, with it comes the new state assessments called the Smarter Balance. Our students will not take the STAR test any longer in Math or Language Arts as they have in the past; only the 5th grade students will take the STAR test in Science this year. These assessments will be taken sometime in the spring. The Smarter Balance assessments will be taken on-line (computer). If you would like more information on these assessments, you can visit the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/. More information about these new assessments will be sent home.
Our 3rd and 4th Grade classes took time from their busy days to partner read. Our 4th Graders read the story, "The Stranger" by Chris Van Allsburg to the 3rd grade students. Our 3rd Grade students have been reading about Chris Van Allsburg and our teachers collaborated to have students share what they learned about the author and how some of his story endings are ambiguous. Great job by all 3rd and 4th graders!
Jose Meza and Melissa Garcia
Our After School Program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50-3:50. Classes are currently full and any incoming students will be placed on a waiting list.
Planada Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day on November 7, 2014 and recognized our local Veterans for their service to our country. The students and staff created many posters and banners Thanking our Veterans for their service.
Veterans Day honorees:
Richard Lopez, Erik Zuniga, Diana Zuniga, Heriberto Manzo-Lua, Jeff Doyle, Mike Gibbs, Frank Verduzco, Eddie Coronado,
Dawn Williams, and Albert Marino.
To the many other Veterans, THANK YOU!