Paradise Elementary School

Paradise Elementary School

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After-School Dismissal Procedures are Posted

In order to promote a safe and orderly environment, Paradise Elementary has published a short set of dismissal procedures. See them here...

Gifted and Talented Open House May 1

Paradise Elementary will be hosting an Open House for the Gifted and Talented (GATE) program on Thursday, May 1. Here are the times for each grade:

1st grade parents are invited to attend from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

2nd grade parents are invited to attend from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

3rd grade parents are invited to attend from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This will be held in the Elementary Gifted and Talented classroom (room 12).

Mrs. Stokes' Class Presents Rise and Shine

Mrs. Stokes’ Kindergarten class led Rise and Shine on April 21. They told us simple ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and presented a PowerPoint using these techniques.

Word of the week is ecology, meaning the study of the relationship between humans and preserving the quality of their environment.

The quote of the week is "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not!!!" --from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

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April 21 Polite Panthers Named

These students were named as our Polite Panthers for the week of April 21 at our the Rise and Shine presentation. Thanks to Mrs. McCormick for the photo.

Students Enjoy Q and U Wedding

The annual Kindergarten Q and U wedding was held on April 17. Mrs. Q and Mr. U have joined in literacy matrimony and have become one sound, they will be vacationing in Quebec. Photo gallery

Kindergarten Roundup May 2

Paradise Elementary will be having their annual Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, May 2. See important details in these documents:



First Grade Musical is a Hit

The First grade performed "BUGZ", a musical by John Jacobson on April 7. A photo gallery of the fun is here. Photos are courtesy of Mrs. Oberg of the Bridgeport Index.

Jump Rope for Heart Winners Recognized

At the March 28 Rise and Shine, these students were recognized for their efforts in the Jump Rope for Heart campaign, which benefitted the American Heart Association. Thanks to Eva Read for these photos.

Student Wins Parent Involvement Drawing

At the March 17 Recognition Rally, Edyee Franks won the drawing for Parent Involvement that included a family 4 pack of tickets to the Movie Theater in Decatur.

Box Top Drawing Winners Announced

These students won prizes for the Box Top Drawing at the Recognition Rally on March 17.

Students Wanted for A+ Program

Students are encouraged to apply to the Honor Roll Program that is sponsored by Karl Klement Ford and Karl Klement Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep. Details are here...

Good Attendance for Open House

On March 4, Paradise Elementary had their Open House as part of Public School Week. See a photo gallery of the event here...

Good Weather for Snowflake Run

On February 21, Paradise Elementary held the Snowflake Run during their PE classes. Photos of the fun are here...

Book Fair was Successful

The Elementary Book Fair was held February 10-14. We have a summary of events and their photo galleries here:

  • Wednesday, February 12: Donuts for Dads Photo gallery
  • Thursday, February 13: Goodies for Grandparents Photo gallery
  • Friday, February 14: Muffins for Moms Photo gallery
  • See the book fair winners here...

    100th Day of School is Celebrated

    See the February 13 song and photo gallery about the 100th day of school:

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    100 Days of School Photo Gallery

    Book Fair Drawing Winners Named

    On February 12, these students won prizes during a drawing during the Elementary Book Fair. Thanks to Mrs. McCormick for the photo.

    Third Graders Enjoy Snowfall

    The Third Grade has been studying about Snowflake Bentley in Reading! On February 6, they had the opportunity to be like "Snowflake Bentley" and go outside for an amazing experience - to observe snowflakes themselves with a hand lens and black paper.

    Drawing Winners Announced

    Students who won prizes at the February 3 Rise and Shine posed for a picture. Thanks to Eva Read, Southern Wise Times for the photo.

    Students Enjoy Christmas Parties, Sing-a-long

    On December 20, students at Paradise Elementary enjoyed celebrations before taking a couple of weeks off. We have photos of the fun on our photo gallery page.

    Good Weather for Jingle Run

    On December 19, Paradise Elementary held their annual Jingle Run. Photos of the fun are here...

    First Grade Visits Christmas Tree Farm

    On December 4, the first graders took a field trip to the Mainstay Christmas Tree Farm in Burleson. Photos of the fun are here...

    Elementary Observes Ribbon-Cutting

    On December 3, Paradise elementary had a "grand opening" of our playground extension. Local businesses, 3H Fencing (Todd Nelson Family) and Sandy Hill Ready Mix (Rusty Coleman Family) provided materials at cost or donated materials/labor. This extension provides PE classes with outdoor options for PE, walking area and taller fences for ball playing. Photo courtesy of Eva Read, Southern Wise Times.

    Students Win Awards in Card Contest

    The following students were selected as Paradise Elementary finalists for the James Wood Motors Annual Christmas Card Contest. Over 7500 students in the county participated. All three Paradise students received a monetary winning from James Wood Motors.

  • Rosendo C. 2nd grade
  • Aubree G. 3rd grade
  • Emma N. 3rd grade

    Emma N. was the 3rd place OVERALL winner chosen by James Wood Motors and received a check for $100.

    Box Tops Winners Announced

    Box top drawing winners for the Second Six weeks and received a $5.00 Wal-Mart gift card are Winter Johnson, Anna Perez, Kennith McCauley, Brock Worley and Bryson Gibson.

    Students Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast

    On November 22, students at Paradise Elementary enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast before a well-deserved vacation. See photos of the event here...

    Third Graders Dress up Turkeys

    On November 19, the Third Graders dressed up their turkeys in clever disguises. See a photo gallery of the fun here...

    Student is Librarian for the Day

    In November, Paradise Elementary student Dean Caddell had 255 AR points and earned the honor of Librarian for the Day.

    Students and Parents Enjoy Reading Restaurant

    Reading Restaurant Family Night was a huge success! Students and family stayed very busy rotating to five stations to hear great children’s literature and enjoy yummy snacks that complemented the books! We also gave away several door prize gift cards to Pizza Hut and Casa Manana. Winning students were Kashton Eustace, Mary Beth Cook and Brock and Blaine Worley!

    A photo gallery of the fun is here.

    Elementary Students Participate in Color Run

    On November 3, the Junior Class sponsored a Panther Prowl 5K color run and Paradise Elementary had students in it.

    Red Ribbon Week Held October 21-25

    Here were the dress-up days for Red Ribbon Week at Paradise Elementary:

    Monday – Red Ribbon Week Kick-off! (Wear red) Photo gallery

    Tuesday – We can't hide our drug-free pride! (Wear camo) Photo gallery

    Wednesday – Being Drug FREE is NO Sweat for us! Wear a sweatsuit/workout gear Photo gallery

    Thursday – Use your head to be drug-free! Wear your favorite cap Photo gallery

    Friday – Team up for a drug-free life! Wear a Team Jersey Photo gallery

    UIL Practice Times Have Been Adjusted

    See the UIL academic practice times here...

    Student is Named Principal for One Hour

    Dean Caddell was being honored on October 23 for earning 200 AR points already this year. As a result, he was the Principal for an hour.

    Students Enjoy the NED Show

    The NED Show appeared at Paradise Elementary on October 22. It was an elementary school assembly program promoting positive attitudes, better behavior and academic achievement in school. Our character education assembly was based on the acronym NED - Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best.

    We incorporated yo-yos in our school show, along with magic tricks and dramatic speech, to deliver a VISUAL lesson that sticks with students. A photo gallery of the fun can be found here...

    Box Top Drawing Winners Named

    Box Top Drawing Winners are Ayden Winters, Katelyn Read, Ellie Eyster, Emma Dowling, and Boss Bryant (not pictured). Each student received a Wal-Mart gift card for $5.00.

    The classes that collected the most Box Tops won an extra recess. The 1st Six Weeks class winners were Mrs. Markum (Kindergarten), Mrs. Pearson (1st Grade), Mrs.Tierce (2nd Grade), Mrs. Morrow (3rd Grade).

    The word of the week is responsibility, meaning, the act of being responsible or accountable for everything that you say and everything that you do. Quote: "It’s our choices that show who we truly are, not our abilities."

    Recognition Rally is a Success

    First Grader, Gavin Montgomery, won a family 4-pack to the Decatur Movie Theater for the Panther P.R.I.D.E. family involvement drawing on October 21 at the Recognition Rally. We have a photo gallery of the Recognition Rally here...

    Students Observe Fireprevention and Safety Week

    Paradise Elementary School has been celebrating Fire Prevention and Safety Week. We would like to thank local fire departments and members who presented a safety program for our students. The program included a skit by their Clown Brigade that was very funny but also filled with lots of great safety information. Firefighters also gave the students a tour of a fire truck and a demonstration of some of their safety equipment. We enjoyed and appreciated the presentation and information from the fire departments. Pictured are Chris Hodges, Todd Nelson, Sis Mundy, Brady Murphree, John Neal, Eli Nobles, Brandon McGar and Nate Morrow.

    We have a photo gallery of the fun here...

    Students Enjoy Guest Speaker

    On October 2, Steve Carrier, who stands 6'4" and weighs 290 lbs presented a dynamic program to Paradise Elementary students. Through his amazing feats of strength Steve brought a valuable lesson to the students about using their own strengths to make good choices and to follow their dreams. Steve has presented this program to thousands of students at schools all across the country and has also been featured on ESPN, Americas Got Talent, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and was most recently featured in the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking 30 baseball bats over his thigh in just 53 seconds. We appreciate The Rock of Runaway Bay for funding this presentation for our school.

    Book Character Day is a Success

    On October 1, Paradise Elementary hosted a book character day in which students could dress as their favorite book characters. We have photos of the event in two places:


    Photo Gallery

    First Graders Learn about Data and Graphing

    The first Grade is learning about organizing data and graphing. We had class surveys for a special day. After organizing the data with a tally chart, some classes chose favorite team jersey day and some chose silly hat day. We have also had fun graphing food items and other favorites. One first grader said today that "Graphing Rocks!!!

    Thanks to Mrs. McCormick for these photos.

    Box Tops Can Earn Money for the School

    Send your box tops to earn money for our school! Put your child's name on the back for a chance to win a prize at the end of each 6 weeks! The class in each grade level wins an extra recess. Each box top is worth 10 cents. Since 2004, when our school began collecting box tops, we have earned $13,104! We have purchased trees for beautification, student incentives, made playground improvements, etc.!


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    iSchoolBox Available for Students and Parents

    There is a new app available for the Elementary, Intermediate, and Junior High campuses. iSchoolBox is a free app available in iTunes and the Android store. Simply search for iSchoolBox Free. Click here if you are on an iOS device. Click here if you are using an Android device.

    Once the app is installed, enter Paradise ISD in the search field and select the campus you are interested in following. The campus can then be added to your favorites list for easy access in the future by clicking the star in the top right corner.