Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

Welcome Parents and Students!


Dear Saburo Muraoka Elementary School Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Teachers and staff have been working hard and are eager to officially open their doors to students, parents and the community on July 23, 2018. We have an exciting year ahead of us that will be filled with learning, innovation, and most importantly, FUN! We are thrilled to embark on another memorable year and we look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces.

Our goal will be to make Muraoka a 21st Century inclusion school where all students will be models of good character, embrace creativity, be voracious learners, and empowered to be confident and self-aware. Just as Saburo Muraoka was remembered as a successful, hardworking, leader of peace, Muraoka Elementary aims to practice and embrace these qualities serving as an inspiration to our community. Muraoka Elementary will promote a culture where all learners will be unified and encouraged to be creative, collaborative, innovative, embrace inclusion, and develop a deep desire to learn. We are excited for all of you to be contributing members of our new school community. We will strive to have parents and staff work harmoniously to create exceptional learning environments for children in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

I am excited to announce that our school population is growing! We have hired 4 new teachers and will continue to bring on new teachers throughout the year. This is an exciting time for our community as we lay the foundation for students and families for many years to come.

As we progress through the year, information will be sent home via parent letters/flyers, school messages (telephone and email), our school website, Peachjar, and information will be posted to our social media pages in an effort to keep you informed about student learning and activities.

Stay up-to-date, check-in and follow our journey:

Twitter @muraokacvesd

Instagram @saburomuraokaelementary

Facebook @muraokaelementarycvesd

We will have Coffee Chats, PTO General meetings, SSC and ELAC meetings where we will continue to keep you up-to-date with school events. In addition, we are committed to using some of this time to do school walkthroughs and hold parent workshops.

Since student success is the goal of every staff member at Muraoka Elementary, we have set very high expectations and made plans to guarantee that every student will have a successful school year. The first few days of school will be an exciting time for your child due to the anticipation of meeting new and reconnecting with old friends. Please talk with your child about what he or she is to expect and help them sooth their first day jitters by reassuring them about the exciting year that they have ahead of them.

Again, I look forward to another great year with you and your students!


Erin E. Dare, Principal