Escondido eNews January 26, 2020
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Escondido News


2/3 - 2/12 --  Heart Pin Sale

2/6 -- Bay Area BikeMobile

 2/7 -- Penny Power Nominations Due

2/2020 -- Black History Month


2nd Grade Spanish Immersion  Heart Pin Sale    Feb 3-12

Heart Pin Sale   The 2nd grade Spanish Immersion students will be selling heart pins to raise money for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
February 3 - February 12, before and after school
  • $3 small hearts
  • $5 large hearts
  • $7 hanging hearts
All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House @ Stanford

Venta de broches de corazón de Segundo Grado de Inmersión en Español, 3-12 de febrero

Venta de broches de corazón   Los alumnos de Segundo Grado de Inmersión en Español venderán broches con el fin de recaudar dinero para la Casa Ronald McDonald de Stanford. 

3 de febrero - 12 de febrero, Antes y después de clase

  • Corazones pequeños: $3
  • Corazones grandes: $5
  • Colgantes de corazón: $7

El 100% de la recaudación se destinará a la Casa Ronald McDonald de Stanford.


BikeMobile Free Tune-ups

We want to see more students and parents riding their bikes to school! We know bikes need a lot of maintenance and that’s why we’ve invited the BikeMobile to provide Free Tune Ups for all parents, students and teachers at our school!

If your bike or your child’s bike is making one of those mystery sounds or collecting dust because it has a flat tire, bring it to school on February 6th between 2:30-5:30PM. The BikeMobile can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like chains, seats, and tires. The only thing it can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how it works and how to keep it running smooth. Space is limited, so please show up early to secure a spot. Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more!  

The Bay Area Bikemobile is a Spare The Air Youth program funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The program is implemented by Local Motion. 


¡Queremos ver más estudiantes y padres de familia, y maestros montando sus bicicletas a la escuela! Sabemos que las bicicletas necesitan mucho mantenimiento y es por eso que hemos invitado al nuevo "BikeMobile – Safe Routes to Schools” para ofrecer ajustes de bicicletas gratis para todos.

¿Tu bicicleta hace ruidos raros? ¿Tu bicicleta está en tu garaje empolvada porque esta ponchada - o peor aún, sin llantas? Si es así, tráela a la escuela el 6 de febrero entre las 2:30 a 5:30PM. El "BikeMobile" puede arreglar llantas pinchadas, ajustar frenos y cambios de velocidades, e inclusive reemplazar partes rotas o desgastadas como cadenas, asientos y llantas. Lo único que no podemos hacer es reemplazar ruedas o cambios de velocidades inexistentes.

Mientras que nuestro mecánico trabaja en tu bicicleta, le explicará cómo funciona tu bicicleta y cómo mantenerla funcionando sin problemas.  Además de ajustarle la bicicleta, su hija/o puede adornarle con cinta de color al marco  en la estación de decoración.

¡Con bicicleta o sin bicicleta, todos estan bienvenidos para asistir y aprender acerca del mantenimiento, seguridad y más!


Penny Power Accepting Nominations until Feb 7 / El plazo de admisión de nominaciones para el Penny Power está abierto hasta el 7 de Febrero

Help your kids make a difference for your favorite non-profit by nominating it to be the recipient of Escondido’s Penny Power collections!  We’re accepting Penny Power Nominations Until Feb 7 at midnight!. CLICK HERE to see the details and nominate a non-profit.

Ayuden a su nino a crear un impacto positivo para su organización sin ánimo de lucro favorito. Invitamos a todo el que desee sugerir una organización como beneficiaria de la campaña. HAGAN CLIC AQUÍ para nominar a una organización sin ánimo de lucro. 



February 2020 

Hello Escondido Community:

The Black History Month Committee has begun planning this year’s events.  We welcome feedback and new ideas from you all.  

Please help us by filling out the survey below:


Hola comunidad de Escondido.

El Comité del Mes de la Historia Negra ha comenzado a planificar los eventos de este año.  Agradecemos sus comentarios y nuevas ideas de todos ustedes.  

Ayúdenos completando la encuesta a continuación:




AmazonSmile benefits Escondido -- Sign-up TODAY - Help support the school...please sign-up for Amazonsmile - 1036 Escondido Elementary PTA

To use  AmazonSmile  on your phone:  (currently there is not an AmazonSmile app)

  1. Go to  in your phone's browser and log into your account.
  2. In the phone's menu bar at the top right, select "Add to home screen."
  3. A kind of "app" for  Amazon Smile  will appear on your home screen.
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 Also,  try these 2 easy ways to start with a smile.  Learn about AmazonSmile
Amazon Smile
On your  computer
Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Command B on your keyboard.
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to

2. Install the Amazon Assistant

3.  1036 Escondido Elementary PTA

Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to

Learn more



---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!  



To submit to Escondido eNew please email Rowena Ona ( and Arianne Teherani (




PTA/PTA Council News


**NEW** Superintendent's  Newsletter  and  PAUSD News


**NEW**Transition planning for students with IEPs  

Tues Feb 11, 6-7:30P, Paly MAC (Media Arts Center), 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto

The PAUSD Special Education leadership team and Palo Alto CAC are providing an informational night for secondary and post-secondary transition planning and services for students with IEPs. There will be three separate breakout sessions for parents of students who will be entering 6th grade, 9th grade, and the post-secondary program. Spanish and Chinese translation available on request. For questions, or to request translation, contact



PAUSD  2nd  Annual Family Leadership Summit 

Sat Feb 22, 8:30A -2P Gunn High School 

This parent-centered conference will empower and engage you as we deepen parents’ learning around important topics that affect your child at school and home.  The theme of this year's event is “Opening Doors to Student Wellbeing and Success”, and includes a full day of learning from high-quality presenters who will share powerful practices and strategies that will help parents become leaders and partners in their children's education.   We also welcome our Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Mooney.  Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch provided.  Register Today! 


PTA Council - Next Meeting Jan 29th 

The next President’s Meeting is Wednesday, Jan 29.  The next General Association Meeting is Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020. 

Mark your new 2020 calendar.


Seeking Parent Volunteers for Board Bond Advisory Committee (BBAC)

The BBAC seeks two PTA Representatives, one an elementary school parent, the other a secondary school parent.  Please email:  BBAC's first meeting is Monday, February 3 in Room A at 25 Churchill, 6-7:30 PM.  Committee will meet once or twice a month, always on Monday evenings, until their tasks are completed.  See more info of tasks here:


CHC’s Mini Conference for Parents & Educators 

Sat, Feb 8, 9A-2P at CHC’s South Bay Campus, 2280 Kenwood Ave, San Jose

Please join us for a day of conversation and discussion with expert advice about working with children and youth with learning and attention differences.  Choose from sessions for both parents and educators. Go home with new understandings and practical tips for supporting your kids whether at home or in the classroom.  Find out more and register for the mini conference  here  or email


Community News


Notes to My Middle School Self 

Wed Jan 29 9A-10:30A  Fletcher  Library

Join Common Sense for a moderated teen panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the realities of the social media landscape in middle and high school.  Hear firsthand from teens about their experiences with social media and their hard-earned advice for parents of younger kids. Learn why kids love social media, where they can run into trouble, and how parents can help them manage.  This event is open to all parents.


GSYO Auditions for Youth Orchestra Musicians 

Throughout March and April at the GSYO Office: 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 
Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra invites young musicians to audition for the 2020-21 season.  Led by an internationally renowned faculty, GSYO offers six orchestras/ensembles for students at all levels of musical ability.  Members receive support from experienced coaches, and perform in concerts throughout the Bay Area. There are openings at all levels for all orchestral instruments.  To apply for an audition visit  Questions? Call 650-665-9046 or email Lori B. at


Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience 

Wed Feb 26, 6.30-8.00pm Greene Middle School

Tickets are free and available at:

Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston continues the conversation around screens and teens.  This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.  All are welcome. Presented by Gunn PTSA.


Paly Robotics Summer Camp 2020 Sign Ups Going on Now  

Jul 20 - Jul 24 and Jul 27 - Jul 31, 9A-3P at the Palo Alto High School Robotics Lab

Registration will open on January 20 at 12 PM.  

Sessions: Robot Design & Hardware, Programming, Entrepreneurship & Website Design, Animation & Graphic Design.  

This year, Paly Robotics will be offering two weeks of our annual summer camp for middle school students (incoming 6th - 9th graders).  Paly Robotics hopes to spark interest and start future high school students on a path in science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics (STEAM).  Campers will be able to sign up for one of four sessions per week. To sign up or to get more information, go to If you have any further questions, please email


Calling all “FUTURE CHEFS” for PAUSD Culinary Competitio

Deadline:  Turn in completed entry form to the Cafeteria or Main Office by Friday, January 31st   K-5th 

We’re looking for your favorite elementary school lunch meal – reimagined!  At least one lucky winner from each elementary school that enters will be chosen as finalists to compete in our contest at JLS Middle School on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  As a bonus, the winner of this event will be entered in a Future Chefs National Competition for some great prizes. Pick up your entry form today in your Cafeteria or Main Office.