Loara Elementary School
A Word From Our Principal
Welcome to Loara Elementary School. On behalf of all our staff, thank you for taking time to visit our school on the web. We try to make our site a useful resource for current families and for families considering joining our school community.
My name is Beatriz Garcia and I am proud to join the Loara Leopards as your school principal. I have been an educator in the Anaheim Elementary School District for the past twenty-five years. I am dedicated to providing every student with the best learning experience. I believe all students can learn, every student is an individual, and every adult can make a difference for students! I am dedicated to providing our students with a high quality education in a respectful, responsible, and safe learning environment. We will continue with our focus on Visual and Performing Arts as our distinguishing practice. This will help all students learn to think more critically. The use of visual thinking strategies will help deepen students’ understanding across content areas. It is our goal and responsibility to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning and a respect for self and others as they build the skills to become creative and independent thinkers and problem solvers.
Our staff members are your partners in your child’s education. We are proud of our Loara community and we offer opportunities for our parents to participate at our school. I encourage you to become part of our PTA, attend school-wide events, and join our parent engagement activities this year. I look forward to meeting you.
Together, we will make this a successful year for each of our Loara students.
2018 Speak Up Survey
Be a part of the conversation! We will be participating in the Speak Up Research Project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers and will also provide Anaheim Elementary School District the opportunity to learn about the unique digital learning aspirations of our teachers, students and parents. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child’s school and district about key issues impacting their child’s education.
Loara students perform for their peers #STEAM
First Graders Simulated Eating Like Birds
To discover why birds have different beaks Loara students simulated eating like birds do. Students gathered food mixed with stones and not mixed with stones. Students used a sharp beak (warbler) and a flat rounded beak (duck). It was fun to discover why various birds have different beaks to help them to survive in their differing environments. Students made their own beaks out of bent straws and flattened Dixie cups and used another cup to fill our “stomachs.”