Friends Around the World

Student Activities & Events

Some of the programs available to Escondido students:

Year -Round:

  • Noon Sports: Variety of organized sports activities available to K-5 students.
  • Special Assemblies: 4 during the year on various topics such as recycling, bullying, opera, etc.
  • Spectra Art: Your kids will amaze you with what they bring home! Funds from Partners in Education (PiE) provide this program taught by a trained specialist. It provides staff development for teachers until their third year of teaching and hands-on art experiences for elementary children in their classrooms. The PTA funds Spectra Art for the remaining classrooms.

Seasonal:

Fall

  • Ice Cream Social: Eat ice cream and get reacquainted with your class friends, meet new families.
  • Back to School Night: Meet your teacher, principal, and PTA.
  • Walk/Bike/Carpool to School Day: Do your part for global warming!
  • Bike Safety Program: 3rd grade. The The Third Grade Bike Safety Program is a bicycle education program offered each fall to PAUSD third graders. This is a fun 3-part program with an on-bike rodeo to teach key skills to keep kids safe on the road. The last lesson is an on-bike practice ("Bike Rodeo") with bicycle professionals, PA Fire Department, and PA Police Department.
  • Halloween Parade: annual extravaganza - breakfast available, parents and cameras encouraged!
  • MOSS 5th Grade Science Camp: Mount Herman Outdoor Science School, Scotts Valley, CA - 4 days of science discovery in the Redwoods.
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Winter

  • Science Fair: Available to all grades. Each student chooses a question they would like to explore and makes a poster with their question and their answers they found. The participating students set up their posters in the MP room, and other children have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • California Missions: 4th grade. Students learn about all of the California missions, and write about four of the missions. The segment culminates with a field trip to a California mission.
  • Ice Skating Party: schoolwide; held at Winter Lodge.
  • Walk Through the American Revolution: 5th grade re-enactment of the Revolutionary War.  Very fun! Powdered wigs! Muskets!  Redcoats!
  • Costa Rica for a week at the end of January. Spanish Immersion 5th grade annual trip.
  • Penny Power. All grades. Annual fundraiser for a worthy cause.

Spring

  • Escondido Talent Show
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • SIPAPA Book Fair
  • International Fair. May.
  • Last Day of School Fair.