Important Coronavirus Update

Garden Grove Unified School District has suspended in person classes for students effective Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3, followed by our regularly scheduled spring break from April 6 through April 10. For updates about continued instruct…
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La Quinta Students Return to Paine Elementary as Positive Role Models

The La Quinta High School Class of 2019 visited Paine Elementary School this week, making a positive impact on students. They set a great example; inspiring Paine students to stay committed to academic success in elementary school and beyond. Many of…
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Paine Carnival Draws a Crowd

At the Paine Elementary Panther Palooza celebration last week, students and their families enjoyed games, prizes, and great food. The event was a community affair, with McGarvin and La Quinta students volunteering their time to ensure that parents co…
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Paine Receives Distinction as CA Honor Roll School

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) this week was named a California Honor Roll District and 40 of its schools were named 2017-2018 California Honor Rolls Schools, earning recognition for high achievement in student success, reduction in ach…
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Paine Hosts Promotion Ceremony for Sixth Graders

It's an exciting time to complete elementary school and transition into intermediate school. Paine Elementary School celebrated its sixth grade students with a wonderful promotion ceremony last week.  #GGUSDPride
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Students Raise Money to Lend Helping Hand

For three weeks in March, the sound of clinking coins could be heard on the campus of Thomas Paine Elementary School, as students brought in donation boxes filled with loose change. Students participated in the Pennies for Patients Program, raising m…

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal…

Dear Thomas Paine Elementary Families,

It is with great pleasure I welcome you back to Thomas Paine Elementary. I am looking forward to meeting all our new students and parents, as well as welcoming back our returning families.

New this year, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will have the same start/dismissal times as the entire school. School hours are 7:50 a.m. – 2:05 p.m Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will again be an early release day with students being excused at 1:15 p.m.  Since all students will be exiting at the same time, expect traffic in front of the school to be extremely heavy.  Please allow extra time to pick up your child at the end of school.

As a cost cutting measure, we will NOT be sending home as many paper reminders for most activities. Special events, holidays and other announcements will be made via an automated system called SchoolMessenger. This service will give us the ability to deliver important messages by phone, e-mail, or text messages.

Thank you for taking the time to help your child and our school at this busy time of year.  We all look forward to meeting you at upcoming Parent/Teacher meetings and school events.


George A. Martinez

Our School

Paine Elementary was named 2018 California Distinguished School for being a model school with successful practices that other school leaders hope to replicate. Here at Paine, we are proud to provide a positive and supportive culture for our approximately 500 scholars. 

Paine's extracurricular programs provides many exciting opportunities for students, including: 

  • Our robust choral and instrumental program brings out the inner musician in each student. Students learn to read music as they execute a plethora of heartfelt performances throughout the year.
  • Boys & Girls Club boosts student achievement and involvement each day after school until 6 P.M. Enrolled scholars build social skills as they form unforgettable friendships through exciting activities. Staff members also ensure that students fulfill the Power Hour, known as a time dedicated to completing homework. 
  • Intervention in the fall and spring is a two-week long course that reviews in-class material in unique ways. Educators review materials through games, activities, exercises, and traditional teaching. Scholars with the need to review material are accommodated, placing them on a path of academic success.

Teachers use cutting-edge instructional strategies and integrate 21st century technology into daily instruction. Our school also has a 1:1 computer to student ratio and students engage with innovative technology tools as part of the common curriculum.

Our highly involved PTO coordinates yearly events and quality assemblies. Paine offers many opportunities for parents to engage in their child’s education through online resources to help with homework support as well as family technology nights, PTO, and parent education classes. Parents may come and get involved by visiting our office or joining us at our fun events.

We are excited to bring in a new school year of academic accomplishments and emotional well-being. For questions or comments, feel free to visit us at our office.