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Pachappa Elementary School

6200 Riverside Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506



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Vivian Lee

 Assistant Principal

Kathy Doubravsky


School Hours:

8:35 - 2:55

Wednesday is a Minimum Day:



Students may enter the gates at 8:05. There is no supervision prior to that time.

Parents are asked to sign in at the office for a visitor pass to enter campus in the morning.

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Long Night Riverside

Long Night Riverside
October 8, 2015
5:00 pm to Midnight
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 Downtown Riverside will be alive with the arts and sciences. You will experience exhibits in which the science is  so beautiful that it feels like art, and others in which the art is so technical it feels like science. You will hear  music that will make your heart soar and observe demonstrations of technology that will challenge and amaze  you. For those of you with children, we have the Curious Kids Zone and a number of competitions and interactive  exhibits especially designed for them. 
For more information visit www.longnightriverside.com

Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week
October 26-30 
The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. 
Monday:       Wear REDred ribbon
Tuesday:      Wear your silly socks or ties
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday:     Sports Team Day
Friday:          Costume Parade Day
                     (costumes must be brought in a backpack)

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SBAC & Common Core State Standards 

In the mail you should have received your student’s Smarter Balanced assessment (SBAC) scores. The district’s goal is to not only help parents interpret the new scoring system and test results, but also to easily explain and give some background on why their kids are taking the Smarter Balanced assessment, and how it’s related to the world of Common Core.

Click here to watch the RUSD video
Click here to find more information and resources

 District of Choice (DOC)
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Riverside Unified School District welcomes families living outside RUSD boundaries (who are interested in attending RUSD schools) to submit a District of Choice transfer application for the 2016-2017 school year beginning November 1, 2015 through January 1, 2016. 
For more information click here

  Principal Newsletter 
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Click here to read Ms. Lee's newsletter:

Character Trait for October 
The six key character traits are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. We encourage students, staff and parents to incorporate these positive traits into everything they do.

Each month, Pachappa students will be exposed to a new pillar of character.  Students will have the ability to receive a Tiger Tail if the student is observed doing an act of trustworthiness this month in the classroom or on the playground. There will be a drawing at the end of each week for a small prize.

  • Be honest.
  • Be reliable. Do what you say you'll do.
  • Have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Build a good reputation.
  • Don't deceive, cheat or steal.
  • Be loyal. Stand by your family, friends and country.
Read the Parent Letter for information.

Perfect Attendance
October perfect attendance tag
Well done Pachappa Tigers!
September was a GREAT month for perfect attendance and no tardies.
We had over 400 students attend school everyday and on time!
Here is a look at October's
            Perfect Attendance Tag.          
                        See how many you can collect! 

letters spelling pachappa  

We have had many classes who spelled out PACHAPPA by having 8 days of perfect attendance and no tardies. These students received a cool bracelet and bragging rights. 
 Howell Jaimes Batcha  
 Sparkman (twice) Ayer   
 Higgins Cisneros   
 De La Rosa Rizzotto   
 Berghorn Davis   

 Need to clear an absence?
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You can now clear absences clicking on the
Clear Absence Online icon
(to the bottom right of this webpage)
Clear Absence Online  
If your child is absent from school, you may fill out this form instead of sending a note or calling the office. 

Be Part of PTA’s Reflection Celebration!

 Keeping the Arts Alive!

 PTA has announced the Reflections Art Recognition Program for the 2015-16 school year:

LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY …. as you explore the world through dance, film, literature, music, photography or visual arts.
Students can choreograph an original dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a photograph, create a piece of visual art and use it to reflect on and interpret the theme: LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY.

Entries are due in the school office by Friday, Oct. 2.   Multiple entries in one or more categories are welcome.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges and three pieces from each category will be selected to move up to the next level.

Participation in the Reflections Program is organized by school grade. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels.
PTA Theme
The four grade divisions are as follows:
  • Primary: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5
  • Middle/Junior: Grades 6-8
  • Special Needs:
For more information check out the Parent Tab
and visit Pachappa Elementary PTA on Facebook.

Spirit Day Fridays!
Show your school pride by wearing your Pachappa t-shirt every Friday.
One Friday of the month, PTA will bring cookies or popsicles for those who wear their Pachappa t-shirt. 
Check out our new T-shirts!
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for sale
Wednesday morning at the front gate 
$10.00 CASH Only 

 attendance awareness month

In recognition of the importance of school attendance, the month of September marks Attendance Awareness Month, a nationwide movement  focused on raising awareness of the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Please click here to read the letter written by Riverside"s District Attorney, Mike Hestrin, about the importance of daily school attendance and academic success.

Pachappa will continue our attendance incentive system. For each day the class gets a 100% attendance and no tardies, the class will put up a "letter". Once the class spells out PACHAPPA (8 days) the class will get a cool bracelet, announced during the Morning Announcements and have a class picture put up on the new attendance board!
Please read the parent letter for more information. 

                                Need to clear an absence?
tiger online

You can now clear absences clicking on the
Clear Absence Online icon
(to the bottom right of this webpage)
Clear Absence Online  
If your child is absent from school, you may fill out this form instead of sending a note or calling the office. 

Lunch on the Lawn
Monday - October 26th  
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Parents you are invited to come on campus to eat lunch with your child during their lunch time. If you have any questions, call the office for more information.
      Kinder:         10:50 - 11:35
      1st Grade:    11:35 - 12:20
      2nd Grade:   11:50 - 12:35
      3rd Grade:   12:05 - 12:50
      4th Grade:   12:20 -   1:05
      5th Grade:   12:35 -   1:20
      6th Grade:   12:50 -   1:35

Click here to apply for Free/Reduced lunch online.
Meal Application  
Get approved within 72 hours!
Apply before school starts & anytime during the school year.
No more "lost" applications.
Available in English or Spanish. 

Pachappa PTA 
Needs You! 

tiger pointing Dear Parents,

 If we can get every Pachappa parent to donate just 1 to 2 hours of their time, we can accomplish wonderful things for our children and our school. We are asking you to help us pave a way for our children, giving them all the resources available to help enrich their minds and bodies. Just 1 or 2 hours a day, week, or month, can make all the difference. 

If you are interested in joining an amazing team, please click here to fill out the form  and return it with your student.

For more information on PTA click the Parent tab above on this website and visit Pachappa's PTA Facebook page: Pachappa Elementary PTA
  •  Pachappa Elementary: An AVID School

    Pachappa Elementary: an A.V.I.D School

    Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Pachappa Elementary School. We are pleased to have you with us. The mission of Pachappa's School Wide AVID system is to ensure proficiency of all students on the California Common Core State Standards while fostering an enriching, safe environment of mutual respect where all members are valued.

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