Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!


Dear Appleby Families,                                                                                               July 24, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope that you are having an awesome summer with lots of time to rest, play, and spend some quality time with your loved ones.

I am honored to be back as the principal here at Felix J. Appleby Elementary School. Although summers are never long enough, I cannot wait to see the staff, the students, and all the families that help us make a difference in our students’ lives. We have been working very hard over the summer to make sure we are ready to offer the best year possible to your student. The teachers and I have attended trainings that will help us better serve our students and improve our teaching practices.

The teachers have put together a supply list for their students. You may pick up the supply list in the school office. Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will start our regular schedule the week of August 7th. We have also made changes to our Parent/Student Handbook. You will receive a copy of the Parent/Student Handbook at our “Back to School Night” event which will take place on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:00-7:00 pm. I hope you can be a part of it! If you need to find more information about our school visit our website at http://www.pvusd.us/aes/

Students will start school on Wednesday, August 16th. The school day starts at 8:25 am and concludes at 3:15 pm and at 12:10 pm on Wednesdays. Class rosters will be posted outside the office on Monday, August 14th at 5:00 pm.

Our school cafeteria will continue to serve free breakfast for all students. Our cafeteria staff will start serving breakfast at 7:30 am.  Please do not drop off students before that time, we do not have supervision until 7:30 am.

The staff here at Appleby hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your summer and we cannot wait to see you and your children on Wednesday, August 16th.


Karina L. De La Peña –Principal

Supply Lists for the 2017-2018 School Year


  • Backpack (not on wheels)
  • Change of clothes (in case of spills or accidents)
  • disinfectant wipes (baby wipes)
  • Gallon size ziploc bags
  • Ear buds (to be used with Chromebooks)
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • Kleenex
  • 5″ blunt tip scissors

1st Grade

  • Earbuds
  • Homework Folder with childs names
  • Tissues
  • 3 Glue Sticks
  • Ziplock Bags (any size)
  • Zippered Mesh Pencil Pouch
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Pink Eraser
  • 2 Pencils
  • Baby Wipes

3rd Grade

  • Pencils (not mechanical)
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Pocket folders (3)
  • Glue sticks (4)
  • Expo markers (4 thin)
  • Expo markers (4 wide)
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Composition book (wide rule)

5th Grade

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Paper
  • Two single sided spiral notebooks
  • Tissue
  • Red pens
  • Hand sharpener
  • Whiteboard markers

6th Grade

  • 2 inch, 3 ring binder
  • Dividers (enough for 5 subjects)
  • Spiral notebook
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Highlighters (pink, blue, purple, yellow, green)
  • Box of pencils
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex (tissue)
  • Box of colored pencils
  • Box of markers (classic colors)
  • Package of glue sticks

7th Grade

  • 3 inch, 3 ring binder
  • Dividers (6-8)
  • 5 spiral notebooks
  • 2 pens for correcting -any color
  • 2 dry-erase markers (thin will be better for pencil pouch)
  • Several pencils, if you use mechanical pencils, please use at least a 0.7 or 0.9 #2. Please have replacement lead.
  • Pencil pouch
  • College ruled notebook paper. Students do not need glue, scissors, sharpie markers, or washable markers.

SDC Class

  • Expo markers
  • Highlighter
  • Crayons
  • Baby wipes
  • Pencils







Testing Kick-off Assembly

Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students perform for students in grades 3-8. The performances were in the form of songs, dances, and chants to encourage the students to do their very best on the test. Also, former principal, Mr. James, performed a rap song and his back up dancers were Miss Melissa, Miss Traci, Miss Janet, and Miss Sammy. Thank you everyone for an awesome assembly.assembly 11assembly 10assembly 9assembly 8assembly 7assembly 6assembly 5assembly 4assembly 3assembly 2assembly 1