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Last Day of School

Last day of school is June 14, 2019 and early dismissal for all students is at 12:20pm.
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End of School Year Events

Summer is just around the corner! Check out our Calendar for the upcoming events for the last weeks of school!
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California State Testing

Students will be taking the California state Test, referred to as the SBAC test, in ELA and Math from May 13th - 24th. Let's work together and make your child's experience a positive and successful one! Here are some suggestions you can do to help everyday: Ensure your child arrives at school on time. Have your child eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast at home or at school. Ensure your child gets a good night's sleep. Write a note of encouragement and put it in their backpack or lunch. Encourage them to do their best, take deep breaths if they get anxious, not to give up on the really tough questions, and let them know that no matter what the test score is, that you are proud of them!
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Pastries With The Principal

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 16TH! We have another Pastries With The Principal coming up on Thursday, May 16th at 8:30 am in the MPR. We will be discussing things like: how to help your child over the summer, SBAC testing for grades 3-6, and updates for the next school year 2019-20. Students will be presenting about our Striving Scholars program. Coffee and pastries will be served, as well. See you there, Stanford Families!
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Open House

Please join us for our Annual Open House on Thursday, May 23rd! We will have the Dogzilla Food Truck (Gourmet Hot Dogs) and Kona Ice Truck serving up delicious food available for purchase starting at 5:00pm. Classrooms are open from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
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Stanford is Named a 2018 California Distinguished School

Stanford Elementary School was one of eleven schools in Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) to be named a 2018 California Distinguished School.  GGUSD has more schools on the 2018 California Distinguished Schools list than any district in Or…

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Stanford Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2020-2021 school year! I am Jamie Wells, the new principal of Stanford Elementary.  I hope that all of you have had a wonderful summer break and stayed safe and healthy. On a personal note, my family had an opportunity to get away and practice social distancing in a cabin in Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed hiking and learning to fish. Like many of you, my own children will be starting Distance Learning in third and fourth grade in just a couple of weeks.  

District Focus and Goals

Like all the wonderful schools in GGUSD, we will be continuing to focus on our District Goals: Academic Skills +  Personal Skills = Lifelong Success!   Our academic program is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the state standards.   Our amazing teachers use research based strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills, including the meaningful use of technology in instruction,  learning how to collaborate and work in teams, and help students develop scholarly habits and motivation. As a staff, we are committed to 21st Century Learning to best prepare students for a successful future. In these challenging times, it is also a priority at Stanford to support the social-emotional well-being of our students.

NEW FOR 2020-2021 School Year  

This year has brought new challenges as we start off the year postponing in-person instruction and begin with distance learning starting on August 24, 2020. We will reopen when it is safe with enhanced safety protocols in accordance with state guidelines for a safe return to school. Rest assured, we are committed to high quality distance learning to meet the needs of our students and will provide communication, guidance and support every step of the way. 

CONTINUING PROGRAMS

Our teachers and staff will be continuing to prioritize Character Development, with a focus on a specific Character Trait each month. Some of our other continuing programs include Academic Pentathlon, 100 Mile Running Club, Student Council, College and Career Mentoring (a program for 6th graders developed by our Superintendent, Dr. Mafi), Striving Scholars (mentoring program with the principal for students in grades 3-6), field trips at every grade level, educational assemblies, and excellent Vocal and Instrumental Music Programs!

As your principal, I look forward to building relationships with our community and communicating through ParentSquare, the school website, and our social media. Our school office team is always here to help, as well. Please make sure that we have your updated and current phone numbers and emails, so you can stay informed on all school information.

Please register and update your Parent Portal account. Through the use of Parent Portal, parents have the ability to be notified of their child’s new teacher, update student emergency records, print their child’s report card, and download important documents directly from the portal.  Also, a reminder that we are a Closed Campus to support student safety and campus security.  Please make sure you check in at the office before entering campus.  Thank you for your continued support!

It is my pleasure and honor to work alongside the students, parents and staff. Together we will get through this unprecedented time in education and our students will continue towards academic and personal success!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jamie Wells, Principal

Our School

Welcome Stanford families!

Stanford is a PBIS school that strives to create a positive class climate for our 524 students! To promote a positive campus-wide culture, our highly-trained teachers give out RED (Respect, Everyone cares, Do our best) tickets to students who show good behavior. Every Monday morning, one student per grade level is selected to come to the front office and receive a prize! Our scholars grow motivated to exert phenomenal behavior every day.

Our after-school programs provide students with enriching educational and extra-curricular opportunities:

  • Stanford has an AVID Program that serves as an early college preparation course for students. What makes Stanford unique is that it is one of the seven schools in the district to implement the AVID Elementary Program. By the end of the program, scholars will have learned effective note-taking and study skills.
  • Our Academic Pentathlon consists of scholars who challenge themselves in subject areas such as English, Math, History and Science. They compete with schools in the district and county, exerting the importance of collaboration and critical thinking one competition at a time!
  • 2019 our school opened our Innovation Lab focusing on creating an exciting environment around STEAM. Students can participate in various features including Lego wall, green screen station, 3D printer, robotics, and more! The lab will help kids get engaged in technology and learn skills needed for 21st-century careers.
  • We are proud to announce that Stanford received the 2018 California Distinguished School Award and was named to the 2018 California Honor Roll! Stanford was named a California Gold Ribbon School in 2016. We would like to thank our students, teachers and staff for giving it their all every day. Keep up the amazing work!

Our yearly events are a great opportunity for students and parents to enjoy a sense of school community.  Events include: 

    • Fall festival
    • Winter Breakfast and Holiday Social
    • Winter boutique where students and parents come to purchase unique items
    • Jog-a-thon
    • Kids Run the OC
    • Monthly Pastries with the Principal
    • Skate Night sponsored by the student council
    • Festival of Friendship celebrating Tet
    • Hour of Code - teaches students coding
    • Kindness Challenge
    • Monthly Spirit Assemblies organized and led by Student Council

Our dedicated parents have an outstanding PTA program that helps with assemblies, events, fundraisers, field trips and classroom volunteering. Participants meet monthly to communicate and collaborate on organizing engaging events for all students. Parents can become involved by reaching out to teachers, the office, or other PTA members. 

Please feel free to stop by our office for questions or concerns.