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School Wide Reading Goal
Mr. Barron has challenged the students of Padan to a school wide goal of reading 150,000,000 words. As of Dec 12th our students have read 37,468,650 words. Encourage your student to read and help Padan reach their goal this school y... Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/16/14

Vaca Fish donations-Thank you
Thank you to all that have donated food to the Vaca Fish organization. We have collected 4 barrels of  food for families in need. These donations will help many families this season. Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/16/14

Pajama Day tomorrow!
Remind your students that tomorrow, December 17th is Pajama Day. Students may wear their pajamas to school. Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/16/14

Tentative Student Calendars for 2015-16
Working with the Vacaville Teachers Association, the district released tentative student calendars for the 2015-16 school year, available at the link below. If approved, the school year would look similar to the current year with weeklong breaks f... Continue
Posted by: Barry Rico
Published: 12/16/14

VUSD is on Facebook
VUSD now has a Facebook page that we will use to post announcements, pictures of events and other items to share. Click the link below or the Facebook icon on the district web site at

Comments to our Facebook page are wel... Continue
Posted by: Barry Rico
Published: 12/16/14

Minimum Day Friday December 19
Friday, December 19, 2014 will be a minimum day. Grades 1-3 will be dismissed at 12:40 pm. Grades 4-6 will be dismissed at 12:45 pm. Please make sure your child knows to either walk home or make arrangements for them to be picked up early. Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/16/14

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List at... Continue
Posted by: Donna Suchoski
Published: 12/15/14

Novel Knowledge- Celebrating 10 years
Does your son/daughter love to read? Novel Knowledge sign ups are right around the corner! Sign ups will begin the week of December 1st, right after break. Flyers are attached with information and the titles of this years books. It is the 10th yea... Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/9/14

December Newsletters
Attached is Padan's newsletter for the monthof December. Please read and see what is happening this month at Padan. Continue
Posted by: Christine Zavaglia
Published: 12/4/14

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Grades 1-3   8:30 a.m.- 2:35 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)
Grades 4-6   8:30 a.m.- 2:40 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)


AM Kindergarten 8:30 - 11:50 a.m. (M-F)
Transitional Kindergarten 12:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. (M-F)

For details see the Bell Schedule  page.

Please call the attendance office before 10 a.m. if your child is absent.
Telephone 453-6235 ext 156

Leader in Me

lim pic.jpg  Padan Elementary School in Vacaville is proud to complete the first year of a journey toward becoming a Stephen Covey Leader In Me Lighthouse School. As a Leader in Me School, students will discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Leader in Me Schools receive national recognition for its emphasis on developing leadership in young children. Incorporating Leader in Me practices within our school’s environment and curriculum will help our students become even more ready to succeed in the 21st Century, with critical skills and characteristics such as: trustworthiness, strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving skills, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, a sense of teamwork, academic achievement and valuing diversity in a global market. By developing the WHOLE-child; socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we will foster a school climate that promotes greatness!  For more information please visit

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Today: 12/17/14

Our Mission

The Mission of Eugene Padan Elementary School in partnership with families and the community is to prepare all students to make good choices, have a passion for lifelong learning, reach their full potential and contribute to the community in positive and meaningful ways.  Our mission is accomplished by providing a standards-based educational program within an atmosphere of mutual respect.