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Friday Flag Report ~ June 12th, 2015

Every day at Palomares students can be caught being good when they are doing something that goes above and beyond normal school expectations. On Friday of each week, one student who gets “caught” will be randomly drawn from each grade level. These students will get to have a picnic with the principal at the end of the month and their picture will be put up on the Palomares school bulletin board for everyone on campus to see.

Look who got Caught Being Good this week!


Naeema was caught for helping clean up the watercolors.

Patrick was caught organizing writing materials.

Sophia was caught for helping the substitute teacher.

Sage was caught for listening and following directions.

Vanessa was caught for helping clean up tables in the MPR.

Sean was caught for working quietly.


Yearbooks were distributed on Wednesday, June 10th. There are still several copies available on a first-come, first-served basis. These can be purchased for $30 (Cash and Exact Change Required) from Mrs. Collard in the office.


Make sure to check the lost and found before the last day of school for items that may belong to your child. If you are missing any small items, please check in the office. After June 16th, we donate all of the items.



If your child has medication at school, please be sure to pick it up in the office on June 16th.

Any medication that is not picked up will be discarded. Every new school year you are required to complete a new medical permission form, signed by the doctor, before any medication can be administered at school.


Thanks to everyone who has so willingly and graciously volunteered this school year! We appreciate the tremendous parent and family support, both in the classroom and behind the scenes serving on committees and councils to partner with our Palomares staff to create a safe, respectful and responsible learning community. We are so grateful for your support!



Over the summer the District will be moving in a portable classroom that will serve as an additional classroom. This will allow all grades to have more access to our Science Lab.


It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of such an extraordinary community!


Thank you to our amazing, dedicated and student-centered teachers who are committed to providing a caring learning environment and engaging instruction to our students every day.

Thank you to our classified staff who so often are doing the behind the scenes work that is necessary for our school run smoothly and to make it a safe place for our students to learn, grow and thrive!

Thank you to our parents/guardians for your support and involvement in your child’s education at Palomares. A strong home school partnership is vital to your child’s success. I appreciate your involvement and relentless effort to make Palomares such an amazing school.

Thank you to our students for your hard work this year. I am very proud of all of you! Have a wonderful summer break! 


Dear Palomares Families,

I am looking forward to being a part of the Palomares community at the start of the 2015 - 2016 school year.  I am proud to serve a community that has a strong reputation in our district for their commitment to the success of each student and where a close knit community takes such pride in their school.  I am looking forward to getting to know your children and you. Together with the wonderful staff, we will build upon the great work that has been happening at Palomares.

I believe in ensuring a strong home and school partnership and working together to provide our Palomares students with a positive educational experience.  Your children are my priority and I am committed to doing my best everyday to support them and you in their educational experience at Palomares.

I am excited to learn more about Palomares and how I can enrich our school community.  I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the next school year.Wishing you a strong finish to this school year.


Jennifer Tomita, Ed.D, Principal, Stanton Elementary


Jun 15: Fifth Grade Advancement (8:30 A.M.)

Jun 16: Kindergarten Advancement (8:10-9:00 A.M.)

Jun 16: Zany Carnival (10:20 A.M.)

Jun 16: Last Day/Report Cards Go Home (12:00 P. M. DISMISSAL)

Aug 19: Walk-Thru Registration (8:00-3:00 P.M.)

Aug 25: Teacher Work Day

Aug 26: First Day of School

Aug 28: Back to School Breakfast



Castro Valley Unified School District

Palomares Elementary School

6395 Palo Verde Road, Castro Valley, CA  94552

(510) 582-4207     Fax (510) 582-3948


A California Distinguished and Blue Ribbon School


Dear Palomares Families,


As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled with excitement and fond memories. It’s been a wonderful year! Together we have gained knowledge and shared experiences that will remain with us for many years to come. The strength of our Palomares community and their wholehearted passion to make our school an amazing learning environment for our children primarily, but really for all of us, makes Palomares a hidden gem.


A sincere thank you to all of you who have contributed in small, large and unbelievable ways! Everything from copying for teachers, working in the library or during lunch, driving on field trips, helping with the school yearbook, planning and organizing events, working at events, showing up to support your children, helping in the classroom, serving on committees, sharing your talents, helping with traffic in the parking lot, picking up trash, cleaning up the campus, attending late night meetings and the list goes on and on. We appreciate you supporting our work in countless ways and providing us the resources to do what we know is best for children. Thanks for getting your kids to school on time each day, writing kind notes of encouragement that mean so much, sending healthy lunches obviously packed with love and making sure homework gets done… and turned in. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for your children and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity.  For that, and a million other things, we are truly grateful.


Walk-thru registration will be on Wednesday, August 19th from 8:00-3:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 26th is the first day of school for students and Back-to-School Night at Palomares will be on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.


As a reminder, the District will be moving in a portable classroom over the summer so you can expect to see an additional classroom on the campus next fall. This will provide a new learning space for our fifth grade students.


To those of you who are leaving us to begin a new adventure, we wish you all the best. Congratulations to our very capable fifth graders who are ready to start a new chapter in their academic career. You have all been a gift to us this year and will undoubtedly be a great asset to your new schools. May your summer be filled with play, exploration, and lots of time spent with family and friends. Have a restful and replenishing break!



Jessica A. Wrobleski