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Principal's Message

Congratulations to Mrs. Ellis on being recognized as a 2018-19 Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Educator of the Year!

Mrs. Ellis has taught at Soleado for 15 years and continues to go above and beyond to take care of her students and colleagues. She is kind, caring, and compassionate and is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage her students in their learning. As a staff member she is supportive of everyone and has mentored many teachers who have joined her on the 5th grade team. I have known Mrs. Ellis for many years, and cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award. The entire Soleado staff is thrilled that Mrs. Ellis has been recognized for her commitment to her students and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.

Thank you to the KPA for putting together such a well-organized Yellow Ribbon Week. We appreciate your efforts to help our children learn to be more kind.


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Join us Tuesday, September 25 from 7:45 - 8:15 AM for our first Pancakes with the Principal. Click here for the flyer

Michele Marcus


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Past Principal Messages:

It was nice to meet so many of you at Back to School Night. Thank you PTA for organizing the treats for the evening.

This week is Yellow Ribbon Week. This is a PTA program promoting kindness that we are proud to celebrate. The theme this year is “Smile Bee Kind.” Through this program we hope to encourage students to develop positive social skills by "BEEing Kind".
Here’s how we’ll be celebrating:

Monday – Random Act of Kindness Day! Help someone in need before they ask and sign a Pledge Card showing your commitment to BEEing kind.

Tuesday – Compliment Day! Wear your favorite article of clothing and give 3 compliments to others and yourself.
Wednesday – Smile, BEE Kind Day! Smile at as many people as you can throughout the day and try to get them to smile back.
Thursday – Thank You Note Day! Write and give a thank you not to someone you appreciate, but don’t tell often enough.
Friday – Spirit Day! Wear Soleado Yellow to show your support of Yellow Ribbon Week, and that BEEing kind makes you SMILE like the Soleado Suns!
Click here for the flyer. 
I hope you have a great week and I look forward to celebrating Kindness with you.

Michele Marcus


I am having so much fun getting to know your children in the classrooms, on the playground and during drop off and dismissal. I am impressed every day with the kindness and respect I see displayed by all of our students. Students are always greeting each other and the adults on campus with a “Hello” and “How are you?” I see children working collaboratively in groups, respecting those that they are working with. Kindness is everywhere at Soleado!

We look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 6. Please remember this is a night for adults only.

Have a great week!
Michele Marcus

What a great start to the 2018-19 school year! During the weeks leading up to the first day of school, teachers, staff and many parent volunteers were working hard to make sure we were ready for students to arrive on Wednesday morning. It was nice to meet so many of you at the Welcome Tea. I also had the opportunity to visit with all of the students in the Big Rooms and introduce myself. I feel fortunate to be the principal at this wonderful school.
This year as a staff we will continue to focus on the Growth Mindset philosophy that teachers started implementing into their classroom culture last year. A focus on Wellness and Student Safety will also continue this year. We are introducing a new school-wide behavior expectation plan that focuses on being kind, respectful and responsible! Look around campus for new posters and banners that explain our new behavior plan. Teachers will also be communicating with you about this plan throughout the year. I know your children will be happy to know that we will continue to give out the popular GOTCHA cards this year.
With the support of our Booster Club, we are excited to continue our Performing Arts program for a second year. I can’t wait to see these programs “in action”!
Please join me in welcoming two new Soleado teachers…

Mrs. Cait Christensen is our new TK Teacher. Previously she was a teacher at Cornerstone and is thrilled to be a member of the Soleado team!
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Miss Megan Smith is our new 5th Grade teacher. She was hired on Monday, August 20th and within two hours of accepting her position, she was back at Soleado working with her grade level team. She, too, is excited to be a Soleado Sun!

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I look forward to getting to know you all this year.

Michele Marcus

Welcome Soleado Families!


On behalf of the faculty and staff at Soleado Elementary School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families.  I am looking forward to joining the Soleado family as the new principal and getting to know all of you! We are all looking forward to a successful school year. 


On Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. please join us for our Soleado Family Social. This will be a great opportunity to meet new families as well as to learn about the various clubs and organizations we have at Soleado. Feel free to bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy while you are socializing.


We invite all incoming kindergarten families to join us on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our Kindergarten Meet and Greet. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet their teachers.


School will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 with a minimum day schedule. 

K-5 students                       8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Transitional Kindergarten   8:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. 


Please join us for a Welcome Back Tea in the MPR on the first day of school from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All parents are welcome to attend.


On Thursday, August 23rd we will begin a regular schedule for students as follows: 


      Kindergarten students             8:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. 

1st and 2nd grades                   8:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades           8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Transitional Kindergarten 

Thursday, August 23rd and Friday, August 24th   8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

 The Early Bird/Later Gator Transitional Kindergarten 

Schedule will begin on Monday, August 27th.*

*More information regarding your child’s TK placement will be provided the first week of school.


At the beginning of August, you will receive an email from PV Info (PVPUSD) directing you to the online registration links on the District website ( )


The office will be open on August 14th, 15th and 16th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for families to drop off student registration paperwork. If you need assistance completing your Aeries online registration, please join us between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on August 14th, 15th or 16th. Paperwork can also be returned to the office on your child’s first day of school for those families unable to drop off registration paperwork on these days.


If you have not already done so, we encourage all parents to take advantage of pre-ordering student school supplies through our Soleado School Supply Program.  The donated cost per child is $65 which covers all individual student school supplies, as well as needed grade-level supplies. The order form is available in our registration packet as well as on the Soleado website.  Simply fill it out and pay with credit card on Member Planet or submit it with your check made out to Soleado Elementary School. The supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom and stored by their teacher.



K-2nd graders will need to be dropped off at the front of the school.  (If the students have older siblings, they can be dropped off in front together.)  3rd-5th graders will need to be dropped off at the Flaming Arrow gate (lower field).  The pick-up procedures and protocol have not changed.  They will remain the same as last year.  Just a reminder, there is no “Sibling Watch” offered between the primary and secondary dismissal times.  You need to pick up your younger child or enroll in the after-school program, Kid’s Corner, while they wait for older siblings.


I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer and I look forward to seeing you all on the first day of school!




Michele Marcus



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