5 Ways to Encourage Children to Do Community Service

Good citizenship is a value which children will carry with them into adulthood. Most schools do not integrate the Six Pillars of Character—trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship—into their curriculum as we do at La Paloma Academy. These values are crucial to the development of happy and responsible children who will become quality citizens as adults.

Frankenstein Friday

There are too few occasions in which parents can have fun with their children while teaching them valuable life lessons. October 28 will be one of those opportunities.

Dik-Shuh-Ner-Ee

Dictionary (noun): a reference book that contains words listed in alphabetical order and that gives information about the words’ meanings, forms, pronunciations, etc.

Family Fun at Harvest Fest

Our annual celebration of autumn will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring friends and family for an evening of food and activities for all ages.

Student Lunch Account

We are excited to offer MySchoolBucks! This online payment service and mobile app provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set up low balance alerts for free.

Striving in Science

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer

Science can be both a favorite and feared class. The hands-on nature of experimentation and wonder created through discovery of the world can mesmerize and fascinate students. By the same token, the specialized vocabulary and associated concepts can trip students up and alienate the curiosity the course and subjects covered can inspire.

Homework Help for Arizona Students

Is your child struggling with their homework? Do some of the concepts he is learning in class just not seem to gel? Has her teacher told you she needs tutoring?

Building Necessary Reading Skills

Reading comprehension is a skill that follows children throughout their entire lives. Decoding and understanding text happens everywhere, even in our digital world. Help your child improve his/her comprehension and reading fluency.

Transition Tips for New Middle Schoolers

Transitioning into middle school is a big change for students and parents. It requires more adept time management skills, independent responsibility, and a tougher course load. However, with the right tips, students can develop lifelong skills to help them succeed in all future academic endeavors. We have developed a list of beneficial habits to help your child transition and flourish in the upper grade levels.