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Superhero Staff Spotlight: Kristen Yelle

Kristen Yelle

Meet Kristen Yelle. Ms. Yelle started her life in Davis, CA, but shortly after moved to new homes all around the country including Portland, OR and Stamford, CT. Although Ms. Yelle did not live in one place for more than 4 years, she does consider Sacramento to be home. Ms. Yelle states, “growing up was always an adventure and I found joy in learning about the new places I lived in.” Believe it or not, Ms. Yelle attended Cal Poly SLO to become a doctor and worked as an after-school STEM program director. After a few years, working as a STEM program director made her realize that seeing the bright, smiling faces of her students each day was her daily “bucket filler” so she changed career paths.

What brought Ms. Yelle to PVS?
Ms. Yelle has a passion for STEM and loves the opportunity to work at a school where that is incorporated in many different ways!

What is her proudest moment?
Her proudest moment so far was the day that she was offered a position as a teacher at PVS!

I bet you didn’t know:
Ms. Yelle can speak Italian and is a certified Wilderness EMT.

 Spirit Wear!
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Don’t forget to purchase your school spirit wear before the end of the month! The store will close on October 31st and items will be shipped early November. Please note, the school will NOT be doing a bulk order to sell items at a later time. If you are wanting a Puma shirt, please be sure to purchase through this link and your shirt will be reserved for you!

All items will be shipped in early November.

The IB Learner Profile for October
Open Minded


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Families Help Video Project

Mr. Bornstein’s PVS Second Grade Class

IB Unit 1 Central Idea:  Our family unit and friends help us and teach us how to operate as people.

Key Concept:  Connection

Line of Inquiry:An inquiry into how families grow and interact.

Project description:  We have been doing a lot of reflection on our central idea for our current IB unit of inquiry.  We did some writing specifically thinking about times when our family helped us. We decided to make a fun video project out of it as a way to share our memories and help demonstrate the truth of our central idea.  Participation in the filming part of the project was not mandatory, only those students who desired to be filmed participated.

VIDEO LINK:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iIkVQfTN11aIM1nimJJSTdhLc9j2nVIp/view?usp=sharing

Special thanks to:

Yating Campbell for help with filming

Mrs. Jarrell, Ms. Comstock, Mr. Noah, and Mrs. Fast for letting me film you

Parents! We need your opinion about potential NUSD History-Social Science textbooks for next year.

Natomas Unified anticipates buying new History-Social Science textbooks for use in all grades next year, and the district wants your feedback about finalists under consideration. Your opinions will help guide decisions that can impact classrooms for years to come. Upcoming Information Nights are available here.

Building our Future- Paso Verde School 3D virtual tour

PUMA Pounce !

Paso Verde Parents and Jibe offer TWO Walking School Buses in the morning called Puma Pounce. One Puma Pounce departs from AIM Mail Center in the Walgreen’s parking lot and the other departs from the Westlake Community Clubhouse. Please sign-up for Puma Pounce at the table in front of the office each morning…your scholar will scan in and you will receive a text when they arrive. The Puma Pounce helps the environment, supports healthy kids, and contributes to the PVS culture! Let’s Pounce!

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Laugh your way to school with our Walk to School program!  Meet new friends, get some exercise and fresh air, and save time sitting in traffic.
Great ways to walk to school include:

  *   Walking from home,
  *   Parking and walking from at least 3 blocks away, or
  *   Joining a  Walking School Bus each morning.
The Walking School Bus is an adult supervised group that meets every morning, rain or shine, to walk kids to school.  Parents can join the group or drop their students off.
     *   One group meets at 7:50 a.m., leaves at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Westlake Club House on Westlake Parkway between Broadgate Drive and Candela Circle.
     *   Another group meets at 7:40 a.m., leaves at 7:50 a.m. in front of the Aim Mail Center at El Centro and Del Paso Blvd.

If you have not already, sign up your student for a free Trip Scanner Card for all the added benefits of the Walk to School program including, parent notifications, student prizes and parties.  The table is set up each morning to scan students’ cards at the entrance to campus.

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Early Release Dates!

Staff Development Early Release Days: 
October 23 
December 11 
February 5 
March 26 
The dismissal time for Early Release Days is TK/K at 12:48pm and 1st-6th at 1:05pm.
All early release days have the same dismissal time.

Academic Calendar and Minimum Days: Please see the Natomas Unified website: www.natomasunified.org for the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar. The calendar can be found at the address: https://natomasunified.org/about-our-schools/annual-school-calendar/

Parents can now submit photos for the yearbook using our community activation
code LGCUQK at

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Natomas Unified School District and Paso Verde School know the power of athletics in developing healthy scholars and supporting connections between the school and scholar-athletes. We offer Let’s Get Moovin’ for our early learners and NUSD Athletics for 4th-6th grade scholars. This fall we will offer volleyball and flag football. Permission slips for scholars to play football and volleyball in grades 4-6 went home in Friday Folders. Please contact the main office for more information or to apply. Go Pumas!

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Our groundbreaking event for the Lettuce Turnip the Beet was a huge success in large part to all of the people who donated materials, time, and resources. We thank you!

Donations  generously provided by:
Fiery GInger Farms- West Sacramento Farmer

Sacramento County Farm Bureau
 Bill Bird, Executive Director | Alexis Silveira, Program and Membership Coordinator 

HM Clause, Inc

Home Depot

Only One You Sign donated by Margie Rueb

Special thanks to our PTA and volunteers:
Laurie Crutchfield | Traci Dunn |  Yating Campbell | All PVS Parents

Community Organizations:
Natomas Cub Scout Pack 402 | Girl Scout Troop 1290

NUSD Nutritional Services:
Vince Caguin | Rylee Welly | Megan Reese | Jenn Orosco

Guest Speaker:
Julianna Arnett-Farm to School Lead from USDA

Special Acknowledgments:
NUSD Board of Trustees

Superintendent Evans
NUSD School Leadership and Support

Paso Verde’s book of the Year!

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We are happy to highlight Paso Verde’s Book of the Year! Our librarian has selected a wonderful book that will be incorporated into each class.

Upcoming Events

Tue 16

4th/5th Flag Football Game at PVS (Against American Lakes)

October 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 16

4th/5th Volleyball Game at PVS (Against American Lakes)

October 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 16

NUSD Secondary Showcase Night

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sacramento CA United States
Thu 18

Fall Picture Day

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 19

Puma Pride Day

October 19 @ 8:15 am - 8:30 am