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Yesenia De La Pena

Principal

ydelapena@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

(626) 933-5201

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Scholars and Parents: 

  

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! My name is Yesenia De La Pena and I have the privilege and honor to be the new Principal at California Elementary. I have heard so many wonderful things about the staff, students and families and I cannot wait to meet each one of you! I am pleased I get to work alongside such a wonderful group of professionals and educators and at a school that takes pride in being student-centered school that prides itself on working closely with families to create an exceptional learning environment for our students. This year our school wide theme will be Wild About Learning!  

  

Our goal is to provide 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.  

  

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,” participate in 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.  Students, parents, teachers, and school staff must unite and work in conjunction with one another to help every child be successful.  One thing that is essential in achieving this goal is communication. I encourage all parents to attend the school meetings, read their emails for important announcements and information and to regularly check on their child's progress. I encourage you also to talk to your child about what he/she does in the classroom and on the playground. Your time and attention is the best gift you can give your child.  

 

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, 

Yesenia De La Pena 

Principal 

 

Contact

Ms. Kim Lee

Phone: (626) 933-5201