July Board Meeting
There will not be a Board Meeting held in the month of July.
We will resume with a board meeting Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:30p.m. Perris Elementary School District's Board Room.
NOTICE OF CHANGE TO THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING TIME CONCERNING: FIRST CLOSED SESSION
Notice is hereby given to the employees of the Perris Elementary School District and members of the general public that the Regular Board Meeting time has been changed. The First Closed Session will now begin at 4:30pm with the Regular Board Meeting beginning at 5:30pm.
This change will take effect immediately beginning with the scheduled Governing Board Meeting on June 18, 2015 and continue for all future Regular Board Meetings.
If you have any questions regarding this change please contact, Trina Luera, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, Perris Elementary School District Office, 951.657.3118 or email to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will be open on August 3rd, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Clearwater Elementary School
Opening August 2016
The groundbreaking ceremony for Clearwater Elementary School took place on Friday, May 29th, 2015. Clearwater will be the district’s 9th elementary school. Based on “green” concepts of architecture and design, Clearwater has already been recognized by the American Institute of Architects by receiving the 2014 Merit Award.
Pictured from left to right are Jean Marie Frey, Assistant Superintendent, Virniecia Davis, Board Clerk, Monica Martin, Board Member, Natalie Vasquez, Board Member, Dan Benner, Principal Architect HMC, Tina Daigneault, CBO, Tom Elliott, Board President, Will Wiley, Director of Facilities, Vincent Ponce, Superintendent, Daryl Busch, Mayor, Jose “Pepe” Garcia, Board Member, Ed Mierau, CEO Neff Construction, and Captain Mike Judge, Chief of Police.
Making A Difference
Making a Difference Recognition Award Presentation. The following individuals were recognized by the Governing Board and Superintendent for their services in going above and and beyond for the students, parents, community members, and staff of the Perris Elementary School District.
Good Hope Ribbon Cutting
It is with great pride that the partnership between Riverside County and PESD announce the completion of Good Hope Elementary School's sidewalk project. This three year project involved the hard work and dedication of people committed to ensuring a safe route to school for the children within our community. Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was another step in our Choosing Perris First initiative. Special thanks go to Riverside County Supervisor, Kevin Jeffries, President of the PESD Governing Board, Tom Elliott, Good Hope Principal, Allyson Mallory, and District Superintendent, Vincent Ponce.
Clearwater Elementary School: Project DROPS
Clearwater Elementary School will be Perris Elementary School District’s 9th and most innovative school. The project site is at the corner of Murrieta and Nuevo Rd. which is located east of the 215 freeway. We are scheduled to break ground on this project during the spring of this year.
Our school district has partnered with HMC Architects in preparing a grant application (Project DROPS) that if awarded could bring a significant amount of money to our district and specifically to support the STEM program at Clearwater Elementary School. The focus of the grant is utilizing some of the design features of the Clearwater Project to integrate bioretention, bioswale, porous surfaces, planter boxes and cisterns to maximize storm water retention.
If our grant is funded, potential partners include: The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC), Inland Empire Water Keeper, and Wild California. These groups specialize in working collaboratively on watershed revitalization projects, native planting and landscaping and ongoing professional development.
Please contact Ms. Tina Daignault, Chief Business Official at (951) 657-3118 for more information regarding this exciting grant opportunity.
Upcoming Parent Classes on Bullying
With the success of our first Anti-Bullying Conference, the Anti-Bullying Institute is proud to launch our parenting classes. These comprehensive classes will focus on educating parents on
Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center
Space is limited! To reserve your spot, call
Please help spread the word about these free classes and share this information with parents and others you know who may have children struggling with bullying.
Project Literacy: The Rotary Club of Perris
The Rotary Club of Perris donated and then distributed over 1,300 dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in Perris Elementary School District as well as Nuview Union School District and local private schools. This program is part of Rotary’s focus on literacy. Available in both English and English/Spanish, students from throughout our district were very happy to receive these gifts from our local Rotarians. Featured in the picture above are (left to right): Perris Chief of Police, Mike Judge; Steve Yager, Local Businessman; Grant Bennett, PUHSD Director of Secondary Education; Vincent Ponce, PESD Superintendent; Mayor of the City of Perris, Daryl Busch; Melissa Palmer, 3rd Grade Teacher; Mike Behrens, Local Businessman; Sidia Martinez, Principal at Enchanted Hills Elementary School.
Models of Academic Excellence 2014
More than 400 educators, parents, and community leaders attended the Models of Academic Excellence event sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education.
We are proud of the students and staff at Perris Elementary School for being selected to receive recognition and an award at this year's program. Their program, Alternative Governance Board and Its Effect on Student Achievement and School Culture, is evidence of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, support staff, parents, students and administrators in addressing the specific academic needs of our students. Congratulations on a job well done!
Leaders of Learning
Dr. Randall Lindsey provided Cultural Proficiency training to our District Management Team at our annual Leadership Summit. Dr. Lindsey is a highly respected leader in the area of equity and access. ...more
"Think Together" Applications Now Available
Applications for the 2014-2015 "Think Together" ASES After School Program are now available on our website. If you are interested in your child participating in this enrichment opportunity, please visit our After School Program page and print an application today. Applications may be submitted to your child's school site, which will then be forwarded to the appropriate office.
Enrolling Your Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten Student
Beginning in the 2012/2013 school year, SB 1381 "The Kindergarten Readiness Act," moved up the State's kindergarten entry date by one month each year through 2014. Beginning with the 2014/2015 school ...more
We Asked for Your Input!
The Perris Elementary School District held community forums throughout the district to give parents, staff, and community members opportunity to share their thoughts on the following questions:
Common Core Training
On Saturday, February 1, Perris Elementary School District teachers participated in Day 3 of "A Deeper Look at the Common Core" professional development modules. Approximately 115 teachers engaged in ...more
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PESD Mission Statement
"District staff, parents and community members work together to create a strong educational program within a caring, supportive environment. They strive to enable students to become capable, fulfilled, successful and contributing members of society."
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