Category Archives: Education

Oak Grove Elementary School, Education in Porterville, CA

Welcome to Oak Grove Elementary School, where we strive to capture kids hearts! Our school is a great place to be for many reasons. We are a neighborhood school with an enrollment of over 580 students ranging in grades K-6. We aim for our school to be a close family experience for staff and children, alike. It is my privilege to be a part of such a powerful and committed school community. In my service as principal, I take much pride in a staff works diligently to maintain high educational standards for every child. Our curriculum is rigorous and challenging and will continue to be so with the ongoing implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Through these standards, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that each child is college and world by the time he/she completes high school. The process begins in elementary school. Our goal is to teach students to read and think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively both orally and in print, and to utilize technology in relevant ways. We strive to prepare children to be thoughtful, responsible citizens who will be ready to take their place in the world.

The 2016-17 schoolyear will continue an unprecedented commitment of technology resources to Oak Grove Elementary School students. Burton School District has invested in the futures of our Star students in the following ways: Every student in grades 3-6 will have access to 1:1 ipad devices in the classroom. Students in grades K-2 will have access to ipad devices at a 2:1 ratio. This technology commitment will provide the students of Burton School District invaluable access in new ways to the community and world in which they live.

We believe in giving our children the tools to succeed academically. They also experience their instruction in an environment that promotes academic risk-taking and nurtures a love of learning. In order to be successful, students need support from both home and school. We are committed to working collaboratively with our parents to provide results oriented instruction that focuses on the growth and achievement of each student. We count on our parents to partner with us as we continue our mission to provide a world class education to each child. We encourage our parents to take an active role in the academic growth of the students by reading to your children, conducting rich and meaningful conversations in the car, at the dinner table… We also expect that our parents will encourage children to persevere in the face of challenges and never give up.

We want Oak Grove to be a place where the voices of the parents and community are heard. If you have ideas, thoughts, or concerns you would like to share, we would love to hear them.

1873 W. Mulberry
Porterville, CA 93257
Phone: 559-784-0310
Fax: 559-788-6411

Murwood Elementary PTA, Education in Walnut Creek, CA

About PTA

PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a national organization which:

  • Is the oldest child advocacy organization in the U.S.
  • Has been going strong for over 100 years
  • Monitors legislation which affects our children
  • Provides grants for continuing education for teachers

What does PTA support at Murwood?

  • Classroom Supplies
  • Computers & Other Technology Equipment
  • Science Fair
  • Soul Shoppe/Character Education
  • PE Equipment & Library Books
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • And Much More!

PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
  • Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
  • Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
  • Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
  • Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

2050 Vanderslice Ave
Walnut Creek, California 94596
Phone: (925) 943-2462

Notre Dame Elementary, Education in Belmont, CA

Notre Dame Elementary School, an independent Catholic School founded in 1851, is committed to developing and educating our students in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. We embrace the teaching of our foundress, St. Julie Billiart, and her philosophy of, “Teach the children what they need to know for life.” From these teaching, we have created The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community.

​NDE is a diverse, caring, and compassionate community dedicated to service. We strive to provide a quality education through Gospel values rooted in Catholic tradition, along with mastering skills needed to succeed as life-long learners.

At Notre Dame Elementary School, we provide an environment that fosters the opportunity for our students to discover a love of learning, embrace their spiritual life, and form a dedication to community service.

1200 Notre Dame Ave
Belmont, CA 94002
​(TEL) (650) 591-2209
​(FAX) (650) 591-4798