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

Parent Interest Survey

We need your help to plan parent/family involvement programs at our school. Parent involvement is fun, informative and, most important of all, helps our children perform better in school.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Interest Survey!

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Librarian Appreciation Week

To provide our students with learning experiences and environments that will best prepare them to be 21st Century ready, it takes a village!

Please join us in recognizing the day to day, minute to minute efforts that our Library Media Assistants put forth to serve our students, teachers and AESD communities!

Happy Librarian Appreciation Week!

April 8 – 12, 2019

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Enrolling Now!

Dual Language Immersion now offered at all 23 AESD Schools!

Spanish and Korean programs available

Information meeting and on-site registration:

If you are interested in learning more about the Dual Language Immersion Academy for your child, please attend ONE of the following Parent Informational Meetings:

Date Monday, May 13, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m.
Location Revere Elementary School
140 W Guinida Ln, Anaheim, CA 92805
Date Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time 5:00 pm
Location Orange Grove Elementary School
1000 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805

Please contact (714) 517-7530 for information


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#놀라운AESD | #두 언어로 말하고 듣기 | #두 언어로 읽고 쓰기

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Tweets by @PonderosaPride

Pride: Our Dual Languge Track E Scholars are all smiles as they start their Spring Break. 🦁 No school for ALL TRACKS at the Pride tomorrow - and Track E & Track C return on April 29th. Happy Friday! #orgullo #bilingualeducation

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