Escondido eNews April 12, 2020
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Escondido News


 4/13----Welcome back from Spring Break!
4/17 -- Last day to submit Yearbook photos
4/20 -- PTA Meeting on Zoom
5/22 --  Virtual Science Fair 



Do you have some favorite photos from this school year? The 2019-2020 Yearbook Team needs them! We have set up folders to collect photos from each grade and event. CLICK HERE  to find the email addresses to send in your photos. You will receive a confirmation email from  if the photo was uploaded successfully.  THANK YOU for helping make this year’s yearbook the best ever!  Last chance to submit pictures for the yearbook to the eNews. Please send them before April 17th


Topic: Escondido PTA Meeting
Time: Apr 20, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 445 200 595
Password: 099934


5th-Grade Students  ONLY, optional Yearbook Page creation - Click Here for Details & Instructions, due April 24.



Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8. Traditionally the PTA hosts a week of classroom and school-wide events; however, this year it will obviously be different, nevertheless, we can all make it special together!  

We must keep things simple, sweet and safe for all.  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!      

Appreciation Video Collage---create sign & send a photo depicting How do you say “THANK YOU?”

1.  Draw a sign, picture or even create sidewalk art.

2.  Take a photo of the sign. It's your choice if your child is in the photo or if it is only the THANK YOU sign.

3.  Send photo; text or email by May 1.* 

Text to Christine at 650-380-4367 or email to Mary at

The PTA will then create an Apple video collage of all the photos, and we will send it to the teachers and staff via an Unlisted link on YouTube.*  The photos may be used in the Yearbook. When you send a photo you are granting permission to the PTA to publish it in the Yearbook and post it to an Unlisted link on YouTube.*   Click Here for complete details.

Stay tuned to Konstella, details coming soon!  
Dr. Marcela's Newsletters
4/4:  Principal Greeting to Students:
4/3:  Principal Coffee, here is the linked the presentation for easy reference.



Welcome! Here you will find a collection of supports and services for a variety of needs including food, financial support, and legal aid by county of residence.

This page is updated regularly, so if something is not completed and you have questions, please reach out through the contact page. In addition, some information may have changed due to COVID-19, so we appreciate your patience.

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If you have general questions, comments, or requests: CLICK HERE!



Aquí encontrará una colección de apoyos y servicios para una variedad de necesidades, como alimentos, apoyo financiero, y asistencia legal por condado.

Esta página se actualiza regularmente. Si falta información y tiene preguntas, comuníquese a través de la página de contacto. Alguna información puede haber cambiado debido al COVID-19 (Coronavirus) y apreciamos su paciencia.

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To submit to Escondido eNews please email Rowena Ona ( and Arianne Teherani (  Deadline is Friday at noon for the Sunday evening posting.




PTA/PTA Council News


**NEW**Social Emotional Learning

 PTAC Invites You To Check Out Social Emotional Learning Lessons from PALY Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Parents: To maintain a healthy garden, the soil must be healthy first. Our kids are that garden, and we are the soil. Paly’s Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Social-Emotional Learning has started a newsletter that contains tips and resources for how we can best take care of ourselves and model that practice for our kids.


**NEW**Special Education: Families of  students with IEPs and 504 plans 

As we are facing this health crisis as a society, many of you are facing new challenges at home. Many of our kids thrive on routine and structure. If you have a student with special education needs, a 504 plan, or other education challenges, please know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are an increasing number of resources out there for families struggling during the shelter in place order.

If you are searching for community during this time, please reach out to If you wish to talk to a parent from your school, you can reach out to your school’s PTA Special Education / Inclusion representative. Representatives for each school  are listed here: 

For specific questions about your child’s educational needs, please stay in touch with your student’s case manager or teacher. For more general special education resources check out the Palo Alto Council of PTAs web page. Updates on webinars and other education resources are posted regularly.

**NEW** Sunshine Taskforce

PTAC has formed a Sunshine Taskforce to showcase the many positive things happening in our midst.

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Katy highlights a sunshine moment. Principal Katy recalls, “It was a great reading night. YES! Due to COVID-19, we could not read to the children in person. So, Hillary Mark, Briones Literary Specialist, on a grant with CHC, for Briones Family Reading Night, held a virtual reading night."  2. AND PALY STUDENTS make 3D Printed Face Masks - Our PALY students on the Robotics Team quickly pivoted their school project to print face shields for those Individuals who will take care of COVID-19 patients in our community. Send your Sunshine moment to


**NEW**Health & Wellness Webinars

Dear PAUSD parents, PTA Council Health and Wellness Committee is indefinitely pausing the upcoming 2 webinars:

Crisis Schooling without Losing your Sanity

Responding to Racism and Bias in the Wake of COVID-19

If these are topics or there are other topics you would like addressed, do reach out to your individual school sites and let them know. PTA Council is always here to support our Parent Community, especially during this time of crisis. In the interim, continue to check out PTA Council website for past webinars and other pertinent information



**NEW** PAUSD Zoom Guidelines: STUDENT PAUSD Zoom Guidelines & Norms 03/25/20


Community News



**NEW** Emergency Services Volunteers Needed, Sign-Up Today

The City activated its Emergency Services Volunteer (ESV) program to assist neighbors needing support. Please consider joining to help your fellow neighbors in need. ESVs receive comprehensive training and are registered members of the City’s emergency organization. Learn more at

For now  volunteers walk through the neighborhoods being the city's eyes and ears and make themselves available for questions or for people to connect while maintaining distance. As well as identifying vulnerable or neighbors needing help. Twice a week  these volunteers report to the city.

There is now an abbreviated block preparedness coordinator training you can do online.


**NEW** Our Library Website Offers more Online Tools and Resources 

The Palo Alto City Library website has been redesigned to share new virtual resources and fun for teens, kids, adults and more. In addition to service updates and newly-designed resources to support at-home enrichment and learning, visitors to the new site can join in on the Spring into Reading program and other family fun. The library has also expanded virtual services, during this shelter in place time, which means new account holders can enjoy the full suite of online services without having to visit a specific library branch. Get your free library card today and join us online! 


**NEW**DreamCatchers Helping to Support Families - You Can TOO!

Please help support low-income PAUSD middle-school students by donating at ! Our DreamCatchers children live in households with serious economic insecurity made worse with the COVID-19 crisis. We have talked to all our parents and students. Families report that they are concerned about work, rent, food, and healthcare. Our staff, in conjunction with Paly, Gunn, and Stanford tutors, are working hard to provide remote academic support and enrichment, in addition to critical economic help. At this time, when our low income middle school students need to hold onto their dreams the most, please consider making a donation to support the important work that DreamCatchers is doing. Thank you for supporting our community!


**NEW**Palo Arts Center Virtual Tours

The Palo Arts Center has a short 10 minute video with Museum docent taking you on a tour of the latest exhibition, called ROOTS. Click link. This is a great way to have you and your kids take a virtual tour of the PA Art Museum. For more please contact Rachelle Doorley (PTAC Arts Coordinator) at