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Kim Lee

Principal

kimlee@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

(626) 933-5201

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Scholars and Parents:

 

Greetings from California Elementary School and welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It is an honor and a privilege to be the principal at California, where I get to work alongside such a wonderful group of professionals and educators. California is a student-centered school that prides itself on working closely with families to create an exceptional learning environment for our students.

 

Our goal is to provide academic excellence to each student with an exciting and challenging educational program that meets his/her individual needs. We believe strongly that each student will learn in an environment that is safe, orderly, positive and productive with teachers who hold high expectations for all students, both behaviorally and academically. All students learn best when expectations are high and effort and achievement are recognized. Students need purposeful high quality instruction in a positive and stimulating environment for learning to take place.

 

The BEAR Code – Be Safe, Eager to Learn, Act Responsibly, and Respectfully, are the foundation of our learning environment. Our positive reinforcement system encourages each student to be an excellent and responsible citizen at our school. Students have the opportunity to earn “California Bear Bucks,” weekly raffles, trimester awards, CAASP awards, Read to the Principal, and much, much more.

 

In order for all of our students to achieve academically, socially and behaviorally, we must work together as a strong team of students, parents, teachers, and school staff. To achieve this goal, ongoing communication is essential. Parent involvement and encouragement from home will greatly increase students’ academic achievement. Regularly checking on your child's progress is very important. It will help you notice strengths and find areas that need to be strengthened. Talk to your child about what he/she does in the classroom and on the playground. In addition, prompt and consistent attendance is a necessary and important component of your child's education. To help us provide your child with the best education possible, please avoid being absent unless absolutely necessary. 

 

YOU are the best gift you can give your child. You are your child's most important teacher. Spend time with your child. The elementary years go quickly, but they are among the most important and fundamental years of your child's life!

 

Remember at California Elementary School we believe that - “College is not a dream; It’s a PLAN!” and we are currently planning it TOGETHER!

 

GO BEARS,

Kim Lee

Principal