The mission of Pasadena Elementary, in partnership with home and community, 
is to develop the whole child to his/her maximum potential 
within a safe, caring and stimulating environment.


Announcements & Highlights

Welcome Back to the 2018-19 School Year!

Grade Kindergarten through Grade 6 students will start school on Wednesday, September 5th.  Doors open at 8:05 am and classes begin at 8:30.

2018-19 Class Courtesy Seat Requests
As well, unlike past years, courtesy bus requests will NOT be processed until after the first week of school.  The NLESD Student Transportation - Courtesy Seating Protocol advises "The school administrator should wait until October 1st before approving courtesy seats as the 1st month of the school year is filled with numerous late registrations and student transfers. However, if it is clearly evident that all courtesy seat requests can be accommodated, the school administrator can approve requests prior to this date."  

We will make every effort to notify you about your courtesy seat request by the end of the first week of school, not by the 1st of October. However, our first obligation is to provide transportation for each child to and from their civic address.  Some of our bus routes are nearing capacity and we cannot assign further courtesy seats until we have a complete and accurate picture of our ridership once we are able to review our total student registration at the end of the first week of school.  So until you are notified that your courtesy application for your child has been approved, your child must travel on their designated bus (by civic address) or you must provide transportation.

Courtesy Bussing Guidelines

Every fall, we get a number of requests for students to travel on a bus other than the bus assigned to them by thier civic address.  We recognize the need for these requests and will work with you to accommodate your family's situation as best we can.  It is worth noting that we have always been able to approve such requests given ample time into the first week of school to get a true picture of our bus ridership.  So please bear with us.

As we work through the many, many requests we receive to have a child travel on a different bus, we ask you to remember:

  1. Each child is assigned to ONE bus route only. They will then use the same bus route every morning and afterschool, every day, unless their parents live at 2 separate civic addresses. 
  2. If you wish to have your child travel on a different bus for child care purposes, you must apply for a Courtesy Bus seat. IF THERE IS SPACE ON THE REQUESTED BUS, your application will likely be approved. Please note, however, our busses are quite full and a ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF COURTESY SEATS ARE AVAILABLE ON EACH BUS.
  3. Courtesy Bus requests are approved on a first-come, first serve basis.
  4. Until a parent receives WRITTEN PRINCIPAL'S APPROVAL of the Courtesy Seat Application Form (available under Student Transportation tab above), the student must travel on their designated bus as was indicated to each family in June 2016.
  5. Recognizing the urgency of these requests for some families, every effort will be made to process all Courtesy Requests by the end of the first week of school.  Until that time, parents must arrange for the circumstance where their child is going home on their assigned bus to their home address at the end of the day. 
  6. If you are new to Pasadena and are unsure of your child's bus route, please call the school. 
  7. Approval of a Courtesy Seat on another route effectively removes that child from the originally assigned route.  In other words, a child cannot come to school on one route and go home on another.  Nor can they use one route some days and another route some days.  Our routes are so full that as soon as you apply for a Courtesy Seat on another route, that original seat is assigned to another student.
CAFETERIA SERVICE
Chartwells will begin cafeteria service in our school on Tuesday, September 18.  Until then, please send a bagged recess and lunch.

2018-19 Supply Lists
Grade Kindergartens are asked to send along $25 for the class supplies.  No other school supplies needed but a bookbag, lunch bag and pair of sneakers.

Click on each of the links below for a supply list for each grade for next year!











"SchoolMessenger" & Newsletters

Our school newsletter, "The Eagle", and other communication with parents will be sent home electronically via SchoolMessenger.  Please check the email that you provided to us!  Our newsletters are also available for viewing on this website by clicking on the tab "Newsletters".


We Can Also Text You!

If you'd like to have occasional quick text messages sent to your mobile phone from us (reminders, announcements, etc.), you must opt in to that service. Simply text the word JOIN to 56360 from the mobile device(s) to which you want the texts sent. That mobile number must be on file with us. If it isn't, just give us a call. 


Community Groups

Sports groups and organizations who would like to share their news or inclusive and child-centered events with our students can Tweet at us @pasadenaelem and we will retweet your event!