Calendar Highlights

February 12—ASB Class Night
February 15—Financial Aid Workshop
February 17—Discovery Day: eighth graders visit
February 21—Presidents Day

Letter from the Principal

Dear Members of the PAA Community:

I am pleased to inform you that I believe the future of Paradise Adventist Academy is bright. I have notified the NCC that I plan to step out of the role of PAA principal at the end of this school year, and the search has begun for a person with new ideas and energy to serve as principal for the next phase of the PAA journey. I look forward to joining you in supporting the new principal in this most worthwhile endeavor of providing excellent Christian education in our community.

I am grateful to all who have re-enrolled their students for the next school year. If you have not yet re-enrolled your student for the next school year, you will save $100 if you complete the online re-enrollment process by February 4—the day this message is being sent. (If you re-enroll today we will waive the $100 re-enrollment fee.)

To complete the online re-enrollment process:

  • Go to

  • Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Portal from the drop-down menu.

  • Type in the district code (PAR-CA), your username (first initial last name), and your password. If you have difficulty logging in, please let me know, and I will do all I can to assist.

  • After logging in, click on Apply/Enroll in the left menu.

  • Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment link.

I am told that it takes about 15 minutes to complete the online re-enrollment process. Since the “Select a Payment Plan” option is not yet functioning, you will need to “Skip Payment Plan Selection” for now. I will let you know when FACTS is ready for you to “Select a Payment Plan.”

I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to partner with you to provide excellent Christian education in our community. I wish you God’s richest blessings.


Monte Nystrom

Our Mission:
To develop well-educated citizens who do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

College Financial Aid Workshop—February 15, 6:00-7:30P.M.
Attend a walkthrough of the financial aid process, with guidance for completing the FAFSA, provided by Pacific Union College. Open to all students and parents:

ASB Class Night
Students, come to the PAA gym on Saturday, February 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for class vs. class games.

PAA Art Club Workshops
The PAA Art Club is offering another afternoon workshop for students to explore their unique creative abilities and work with acrylic paint on canvas with Mrs. Lori Phillips. The workshop is February 11th, 2022, at 1 p.m. on the Chico Oaks campus. The workshop is FREE; however, you must register ahead of time by emailing with your name and phone number. The workshop is limited to 20 students. All materials will be provided; just bring an attitude of creativity and fun!

Cougars Athletics—Upcoming Home Games
Feb. 7—Princeton High School, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 10—Opponent and time TBA

Freshman-Sophomore Retreat—March 11-13
Please note the date change. This spiritual retreat will be at Pacific Union College. The cost is normally $125 per student. If students register soon, an early registration discount combined with a PAA subsidy will reduce the cost to $50 per student, billed via FACTS. Students who plan to attend this retreat are invited to notify Pastor Larry, Mr. Ratter, or Mr. Goymer, and if they want the reduced cost, they must notify them soon.

Colors of Jazz Music Fundraiser
The PAA music department presents Colors of Jazz: A Music Fundraiser on Sunday, February 27th, 2022 at 6pm. Save the date! Spread the word! Invite your friends, colleagues, and community! The music department is abuzz and working hard to prepare a completely new show featuring all things jazz and bright. Don't miss this chance to see what PAA is up to next! Tickets go on sale next week. Can't wait to see you there!

Online Programming Class
La Sierra University is offering a course on coding in the Python programming language:

March 13—Next SAT Date
Register by February 11 to avoid paying a late fee. See this information from Mrs. Muth regarding test dates and instructions to sign-up for Sunday testing.

Photo of the Week

Seth and Evann derive the formula describing the period of a mass-spring system satisfying simple harmonic motion parameters. Photo by Mr. Goymer

Submissions for Photo of the Week
If you take a photo during this next week that captures a PAA-related moment and you’d like it to be considered for use as the next Cougar Tracks Photo of the Week, please send it to

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