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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

Anderson Elementary School staff is committed to the district vision of "Building tomorrow's leaders today."  It is our mission to "Prepare all students to be responsible, resilient, resourceful and productive world citizens in a changing and diverse society."

Anderson Elementary School was named California Distinguished School and Title I Achieving School in 2008 due to the dedication of the talented staff and focus on instruction.  Additionally, the self-esteem of each student is one of the most important aspects of our philosophy. We are implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS), a framework for intervention practices focused on establishing a positive learning and teaching environment, and individual behavior supports needed to achieve success for all students. Core values are taught and trained with student and staff expectations for respect, responsibility and safety. We emphasize that students need to be active learners, take responsibility for this success and their actions, and learn to cope with life’s challenges. Students are assisted in becoming lifelong learners through a solid education program in which they explore a variety of subjects, develop their talents and abilities, and build a positive attitude toward other people, themselves, and problem solving.

The parents of Anderson Elementary School are involved and interested in the operation of the school. We have an active Parent-Teacher Association, they meet on a monthly basis to assist and support the various school activities. Our School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Council members oversee the planning and implementation of the School Based Coordinated Program.

Anderson Elementary School supports the parents and community by providing free parent education, nutrition, and literacy classes. Staff members work closely with the parents regarding academic achievement, attendance, behavior, special problems and concerns. The parents receive support from the staff members, and they are also referred to various outside agencies. Parent volunteers help in the classrooms and on various school projects. Each trimester family education nights help parents support their children in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Physical Education/Nutrition.

H. B. Anderson Elementary School opened in 1961 and since then has continued to provide students in grades kindergarten through six with a rich curriculum. The school is located in Garden Grove, and is surrounded by a picturesque city backdrop. Anderson Elementary School operates on a traditional schedule and 643 students enrolled at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

We desire to keep the lines of communication open and welcome any suggestions, comments, or questions the community may have. It is our opinion that a well informed public is vital in continuing to advance in an ever-evolving world.

Go Anderson Tigers!

Mrs. Breckenridge