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Principal Scott's Welcome 2023!

Mountain Avenue Elementary Bear logoWelcome to Mountain Avenue Elementary School, the home of the Bears! We are a 2023 California Distinguished School, California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished, a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, and a 2022 California Pivotal Practice School. I am delighted to welcome our new and returning families to the 2023-2024 school year.

Mountain Avenue is a school with strong traditions, and is known for its academic excellence, strong parent support, and dedicated staff. The Mountain Avenue Mission Statement states:  All members of the Mountain Avenue community will work cooperatively to meet the needs of each child.  We will develop responsible, motivated learners who successfully solve problems, think critically, strive for excellence, maintain high ethical standards, and respect diversity.  Our focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) and reading comprehension continues to provide a well-rounded education for all students.

The Mountain Avenue staff is knowledgeable, committed, and dedicated to the success of all of our students. We share in the belief that through a strong, active collaboration with students, parents, guardians, and community members, we can create a safe and exciting learning environment that challenges all of our students. Each child receives a well-rounded education that is comprised of California Common Core Standards, California Content Standards in Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  Staff and students promote our motto, B.E.A.R.S., routinely; B for Be kind, E for Encourage others, A for Accept responsibility, R for Respect others, and S, be Safe.   It is through this effective delivery of education that all students reach their fullest potential.

The Mountain Avenue teachers and I are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your children can achieve to their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, your children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  Thank you for giving us the amazing opportunity to educate your children.  We hold this responsibility with the highest regard! 

Families, here are some ways that you can support your child(ren)’s education at Mountain Avenue:

  • Make sure your child attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn
  • Ensure your child completes all classwork and homework assignments given by teachers
  • Have your child read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Ask your child about their school experiences so that you are aware of her/his school life

I look forward to an amazing 2023-2024 school year with you all!

Go Bears!

Jaclyn Scott, Principal

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