Harvest Fest: Fall Fun for the Whole Family

La Paloma’s Central Campus will host a Harvest Fest for students and families from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 30. There will be fun for the whole family including a dunk tank, photo booth, jumping castle, and obstacle course, plus a DJ to make this autumn affair an event to remember. There will be tons of fair food too, like cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, pizza, hamburgers, and hotdogs for sale. Tickets are currently on sale—5 for $1.

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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

With fall, the first report cards and parent-teacher conferences of the academic year arrive. La Paloma Academy, your Tucson charter school, is no exception to this rule. Information on these one-on-one sessions with your child’s teacher will be going home shortly, making this the perfect time to discuss how to ensure these meetings are successful and useful for all involved. Every year there is more research documenting the connections between academic achievement and parental involvement in schools. La Paloma believes firmly that parent engagement in education is vital to the academic success of every student, and encourages parents to be active participants in their student’s academic growth. We all—parents, students, teachers, staff, and administration—play important roles in the achievement of a shared goal: academic and character achievement.

Goal Setting With Report Cards

The quarter ends this month and La Paloma Academy, your favorite Tucson charter school, will be sending home report cards soon. Instead of just pin-pointing on the grades, look at these as part of an ongoing conversation about your child’s education. Report cards are a great way to notice and celebrate accomplishments, as well as a tool to help set explicit goals for the upcoming quarter or the rest of the year.

La Paloma Academy Voted Top 3 Charter School in Tucson

In the Arizona Daily Star’s 2015 Readers’ Choice competition, the Tucson community voted La Paloma Academy as a one of the top 3 charter schools in Tucson. The voting concluded on August 31 and included 34 area charter schools. The paper published the Readers’ Choice Awards and Favorites in a special section of the paper on Sunday, September 27. You can also view them online.

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Peace: An Everyday Becoming

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

In 1981, the third Tuesday of September was designated as the International Day of Peace by UN resolution 36/67. That date was chosen to coincide with the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. In the resolution the General Assembly set out that the day “shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideal of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”[i] The resolution further invited all member states and organizations of the UN and the world to commemorate that day as they saw fit, including through education and cooperation.

Engaging in Your Child’s Education

Parents want their children to succeed. While we may be well aware staying involved in our children’s educational process can help them excel, it’s not always clear how to best achieve this. La Paloma Academy believes academic success is a team effort, and families can be incredible advocates for a child’s education.

Keeping Up With the Patriots!

Stay in the know this school year. For the start of school, we wanted to give all our Tucson charter school parents and caregivers a handy reference tool. We’ve put together this list of important items to be aware of for a successful school year.

Keeping in Touch With Facebook

Remember parents, La Paloma Academy has a Facebook page. It is another great resource to keep up with what’s going on at school. We post about upcoming events, link our newsletters, and blog posts. These pages also have great school photo albums. So stop by—like the page, check out our snapshots or read some useful posts and articles. And once again …

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Welcome Back Patriots!

We hope all of our students got off on the right foot to start this school year. Now that we have gotten through the first day of school, it is the perfect time for a few reminders.

Parent Volunteers needed for Breakfast Program

LPA Central is in need of friendly and reliable parent volunteers to help with our breakfast program. Duties would include monitoring students while they eat breakfast and helping students get to their classrooms on time when they are done eating. Breakfast lasts from 7:30-8:15 a.m. each day. Interested parents must have fingerprint clearance. Please contact Mr. Ewald if you would like more information at bewald@lpatucson.org. Thank you!

Summer’s Heating Up! Check Out These 8 Things to Do…On a Budget

Summer break can get expensive; the key word in this sentence is CAN. There are so many ways to keep children’s minds and bodies actively entertained while they are off school for the next few months. And enjoying fun-filled summer break activities does not mean having to empty your wallet.