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Pachappa Elementary School

6200 Riverside Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: (951)788-7355

Fax: (951) 328-2501 


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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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Family Activity 
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AVID Family Math Night
Tuesday, February 23
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
More information to follow. 

 Support Pachappa's PTA 
                    Valentine Candy Grams 
                     $1 each 
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Share the gift of friendship and send a
candy gram to your 
friends, teachers, staff, or family.
The candy grams will be delivered  
Thursday, February 11.  
                    Happy Valentine's Day! 
Need an extra Candy Gram sheet? 
Click here.

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Completion Counts: Middle School Conference
February 20, 2016 
Gage Middle School
8:30 - Noon
All students from grades 6 through 8, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the FREE Conference. Featured workshop sessions will highlight the transition to middle school & high school, Internet Safety, Bullying, the educational systems of higher education , and support services to assist students in becoming college and career ready. 
Please read the attached flyer in English and español.

  Character Trait for February


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 fairness this month in the classroom or on the playground. There will be a drawing at the end of each week for a small prize.


  • Treat people the way you want to be treatedfairness
  • Take turns
  • Tell the truth
  • Play by the rules
  • Think about how your actions will affect others
  • Listen to people with an open mind
  • Not take advantage of other people
  • Not playing favorites
Parent letter in English and español

 No School 
Friday, February 12 & Monday, February 15
in observance of 
 President's Day

 Hosted by Pachappa PTA 
father daughter dance
Father Daughter Dance
Friday, February 26th, 2016
6-8 pm 
Create a precious memory!
Free Event
 Click here for the flyer in English or español

The district would like you to take a survey to help RUSD better understand your needs.
Click on the link below to take the
Parent Engagement Survey
You can also take the survey on campus in the library
Wednesday, January 27 or Wednesday, February 3
from 1:40 pm to 2:30 pm.
If you have any questions, contact our office. 

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 ELAC Meeting 
Thursday - February 4th, 2016 
1:30 pm to 2:55 pm 
Junta de ELAC
Jueves - 4 de febrero, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:55 pm 

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Reminder about early pick-up.
California Ed Code requires that if a child is to be picked up early, the parent must do so. In the past we have allowed anyone on the emergency card to act on your behalf.
This has changed.
A parent must be the one picking up the student or there must be a note with the date and time provided to the school with the person picking up the child. Simply put, if someone other than the parent is picking up a student, they must have a written note signed by the parent with the time and date on it.
Students checked out early without a verified medical appointment will be marked as unexcused early release. This will count against the student's attendance. If you have any questions, please call our office.
For more information please click
        August Letter: here 
        November Letter: here (en español )
District Letter, please click here for English or español.
Thank you

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5th Annual
Parent Education Summit
Click here for more information in English or español.  

  Need to clear an absence?
tiger online

You can now clear absences clicking on the
(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, February 29th  
Lunch on the Lawn  

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.

TK & Kindergarten:  
       Higgins & Friesen: 10:50 - 11:15
       Jackson, Perkins, & Stephens: 11:15 - 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 

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

 Perfect Attendance
February attendance tag
Well done Pachappa Tigers!
 January was a GREAT month for perfect attendance and no tardies.
Here is a look at February'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 (3) Jaimes (3)  Batcha (2) Brady  Lara 
 Sparkman (5 )  Ayer (2)  Pfingst (2) Winterton  Black
 Higgins (4)  Cisneros (3)  White Villarreal  Monte
 De La Rosa (4)  Rizzotto (2)  Jimenez  Gonzalez  
 Berghorn (4)  Davis (2)  Deremiah (2)  Jackson  

Spirit Day Fridays!
Show your school pride by wearing your Pachappa t-shirt every Friday.
One Friday of the month, PTA will bring a treat for those who wear their Pachappa t-shirt. 
Check out our new T-shirts!
school tshirt
for sale
Wednesday morning at the front gate 
or print out the order form and send it back to school with your student.
$10.00 CASH Only 

                   Riverside Unified School District
CRC Health Center
FREE flu vaccine for
all RUSD families
Walk-in hours are from 1:30-4:00pm
No appointment necessary.
5700 Arlington Avenue, Riverside
(951) 274-4213 x 83026 

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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

                                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. 

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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Principal’s Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter in English 
click the following link:
Boletín del Director en español
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Archived Newsletters:
Newsletter in English
Boletín en español
Physical Education Schedule: Schedule
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