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