Welcome to Ponderosa Elementary School – Home of the Pride

A Word From Our Principal

Principal - Yadira Moreno

Dear Ponderosa Families,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our wonderful school, “Home of the PRIDE!” Ponderosa takes pride in being Anaheim Elementery’s highest enrolled elementary school following a 4 track multi-year calendar. The newly built site is filled with classrooms that are equipped with a high level of technology, a laser like focus on student learning and a college going campus that ascribes to an idea that all students at Ponderosa can be SCHOLARS!

The teaching and support staff have created a culture that is driven by two staunch beliefs: Safety and Learning! All student expectations are centered on a Positive Behavior Paradigm that encourages students to demonstrate PRIDE, RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, SAFETY and SCHOLARLY behaviors throughout our school community.

Student Learning drives the day to day schedule and all programs afforded to students and families alike. Teachers collaborate to plan lessons that will prepare students for the global economy and the 21st century skill needed to be future thriving citizens. Student learning is defined by our ability to engage and give access to high level thinking and learning activities for ALL students. Furthermore, this learning involves a focus on mastery of grade level standards, reading and understanding expository text, writing across the curriculum and working collaboratively with their peers.

I invite you to be part of our vision for student learning by getting involved in our school community. We have many opportunities for our parents to participate both inside and outside the classroom. A community liaison spearheads many of our parent engagement activities and is always ready to welcome you!

I look forward to personally meeting you as opportunities arise in our school to build positive parent school relationships.

As always, if you have questions, comments, or feedback, please do not hesitate to call, email or drop-in.

With Gratitude,
Principal Yadira Moreno

Ponderosa News

Student Data Confirmation in the Parent Portal

In efforts to reduce paper and make school communication a more efficient process, we are asking our families to review and update your student’s demographic and contact data online.

En un esfuerzo por reducir el uso de papel y hacer que la comunicación escolar sea un proceso más eficiente, le solicitamos a nuestras familias que revisen y actualicen los datos demográficos y de contacto de su estudiante por internet a traves del Portal de Padres.

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2018-19 Parent Workshop Evaluation

Thank you for attending a Parent Workshop at your child’s school. The Parent Involvement team members aim to provide high quality training that meets the needs of parents. Your evaluation of this event can help us do this. All responses will be treated in confidence.

Please CLICK HERE to beging taking the parent interest survey.

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Instructional Materials Notice of Public Hearing

Regular Board of Education Meeting of July 25, 2018 6:30 p.m

It is recommended the Board of Education declare a public hearing for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding whether pupils in the school will have during the 2018-19 school year sufficient textbooks and/or instructional materials consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum frameworks adopted by the California Department of Education {Education Code Sections 60119} and 60422 and is therefore, eligible to receive funding from the Pupil Textbook and Instructional Materials Incentive program (Education Code §60252).

After hearing comments from the public, the Board President will give notice that a vote on this item is scheduled for the August 22, 2018, Regular Board meeting.

Click here to Download PDF Notice of Public Hearing

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