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Principal's Message

Dear Palomares Families,                                                                                                                                                                                                           August/September 2019


We are off and soaring at Palomares! The staff and I welcome our new students and families and are happy to continue our partnership with our returning students and families. Your active involvement in your child’s education at Palomares is important and valued. I hope you will consider ways to get involved at our “small school with great spirit!” 


Spreading Our Wings

We started our school year by teaching all the members of our community how we Spread Our HAWK Wings at Palomares –

  *H - Have a Growth Mindset                                   *W - We Respect

  *A - Active Learner                                                     * I - Inspire

  *W - Work Together                                                    *N - Never Give Up

  *K - Keep Organized and Be Prepared                   *G - Grow and Learn

                                                                                          *S - Stay Safe

This is part of our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support – PBIS.org) implementation. Please help your child “spread his/her wings” by reviewing our expectations for each area at our school. When you are on campus, remind your child and praise them for when they are following our school-wide expectations. You can also practice our school song at home! Together, we can ensure that all of our students have a safe and successful school year. 



This year we have several new faces on our campus.  Please welcome them to our school community:

Mrs. Wendy Braga, School Psychologist 

Mr. Arturo Cerda, PE Specialist

Mr. Milton Costa, PE Specialist

Ms. Susan Elliot, School Counselor

Ms. Amy Evje, RSP Teacher 

Mrs. Jennifer Thakkar, Paraprofessional


Do you Tweet?  If yes, please follow us (@PalomaresHawks).  Every week, teachers and I highlight the wonderful learning and fun that is taking place at our school. I will also be using Twitter to send out reminders and announcements. You can also see our Twitter Feed on our school website.


I am proud to serve this amazing community of learners. As I mentioned at our Back to School Night event, I have an “open door” policy and welcome parent/guardian input, suggestions, sharing of concerns and brainstorming of solutions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via phone, email or to make an appointment. Your partnership and support in your child’s education at Palomares is critical and I look forward to working with you this year.  I hope you can join me for our first Coffee with the Principal on September 6th following our Friday Flag assembly.


Let's make this an amazing year of learning and growing together as a community!


Dr. Jennifer Tomita, Palomares Principal