Musicianship Class for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Beginning in the second quarter, students in the 2nd and 3rd grades can sign up for tuition-free musicianship classes. If your child is interested in music, this class will teach the fundamentals and prepare them to begin playing a musical instrument.

Celebrate Diversity Through Food at EL Potluck

Join us on September 21, 6-7:30 p.m.! Please bring a dish to share with others. Contribute a dish from your country, or a dish you absolutely love. Please tell us if there’s anything in your dish (peanuts, dairy, etc.) that might affect allergies.

Celebrate the diversity that makes La Paloma Central such an amazing place!

Important Information Regarding Tax Credits

Proposed federal tax regulations may forbid a federal tax deduction for any donations made which also qualify for state tax credits, if the credit is more than 15% of the total donated. Recent changes in federal tax laws, have increased the standard deduction allowed when filing taxes for 2018, which will also reduce the number of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions. The new standard deduction amounts for taxpayers are:

Kids and Phones: How to Know When and What to Buy

Does your child have a cell phone? The odds are the answer is “Yes.” Statistics show that 56 percent of children 8-12 have a cell phone. It’s difficult to think of a product or technology, designed for adults, that was so quickly and ubiquitously co-opted by kids. Of course, Mom and Dad have to buy the phones and pay the bills, but cell phones have become a necessity in many kids’ lives.

How to Know When Children Are Too Sick for School

Children can easily fall behind when they miss a few days of school. We know that kids get sick and may need to stay home, but to minimize the number of days a student is absent, this easy guide for parents will tell you if your student is too sick for school.

Meet the Teacher Night

Incoming kindergarteners, 1st graders, and their families are invited to La Paloma Central on Monday, July 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for Meet the Teacher Night. Students in grades 2-8 will have Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, July 31, 5-6:30 p.m. We encourage families to attend so that students can see their classroom, drop off school supplies, and, of course, meet the teacher. It’s also a chance for parents to see the school and meet other La Paloma families.

Transitioning From Summer to School

As a new academic year begins, students start school with new goals, opportunities, and challenges. After a few months of vacation, it may be difficult for children to get back into school mode. Here are some ways parents can help their kids transition from summer break into the school routine.

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is a time for kids to play outside and make memories with their family. But with the extra freedom that summer brings, the potential dangers for kids increase. Here are a few safety tips to make certain kids are safe:

Maximize Your Summer

School is out for the summer! Here is a helpful guide for parents on how to have a fun and productive summer.

Summer’s Coming!

It’s May, which means that 8th graders will be graduating and students will all be making the transition from school to summer break.

Here are some dates parents and students will want to remember: