August 2019 Parent Newsletter

San Onofre School- Lillian Perez, School Principal

Welcome Back to School!!

I am so honored to be starting my 6th year at San Onofre School and look forward to all the amazing opportunities that we will create for students!! Mandy Jackson continues as our amazing Assistant Principal at San Onofre. We have added back our wonderful Middle School staff and students and a few new teachers. Please join me in welcoming them to our school:

Middle School Staff:

English Language Arts- Karen Cooper

Math- Brooklyn Gross

Science- Liz Lewellen

Social Studies- Phil Pizzuto

Physical Education- Nancy Wood

Other Grades:

6th grade- Christi Nees

2nd Grade- Amy Miska

Front Office:

Clerk- Jennifer Vermillion

Administrative Secretary- Jessica Villa

Our school mascot is the Panther and we celebrate our school spirit every Friday by wearing our Spirit-wear. We also host school-wide Flag Ceremonies every 1st Friday of the month and all are welcome to attend. Our PTA has done an amazing job in keeping our school spirit-wear well stocked and available for purchase.

Two years ago, San Onofre became the 9th school in California to become a Lighthouse School. But what does that mean? That means at San Onofre School, we believe every child is a leader and we are teaching and learning about the " 7 Habits of Effective Leaders," which is based on Steven Covey's Leadership Traits. This is just one of the exciting movements we have at San Onofre School.

Last school year in 2018, we also earned the title of California Distinguished School for being among the top 10% in our state to achieve academic rigor. Along with teaching leadership skills, we believe in excellence in academics and are diligently teaching the New CA Standards, providing a rigorous and engaging classroom environment, and incorporating a STEM-rich curriculum. STEM is an acronym used for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our STEM Teacher on Special Assignment, Ms. Flaherty, will be providing all TK-6 teachers with ongoing support to ensure that we incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards and access our STEM lab. Teachers will also be incorporating STEM lessons through a structured Master Schedule.

We have some important information below on Morning Drop Off Times and Release times, Schedules and Back to School Night. Hope to see you soon and look for our monthly school newsletter.

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures at San Onofre School

Students should not be dropped off before 7:30am when supervision begins. Students are expected to walk safely onto campus immediately upon their arrival. When loading and unloading in the Car Drop off area, please stay in your vehicle. If necessary for you to exit your vehicle to assist your child, please park in a designated parking spot. In an effort to expedite the pick-up and drop-off lines, please remain in line and continue to pull forward. Only load your child once you are in the designated loading spots indicated on the ground. Please continue to pull forward if the spot ahead of you is empty or pulling away prior to loading your child. WE LOAD 3 CARS AT A TIME. When available our staff will support with loading and unloading curbside only. We do not encourage loading/unloading on the traffic side of the road due to safety concerns for all parties.

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A Message from your PTA!!!

Your PTA is so excited for the upcoming school year! Please consider joining PTA and help support our wonderful San Onofre kids. We have so many exciting things planned for the school year, and we can’t do it without all of you. For more information on PTA and volunteer opportunities, please email us at

Thank you,

San Onofre PTA

Important Dates:

August 12th- First Day of School

  • Meet n Greet 8:00-8:30 am
  • 8:30-9:00 New Parent Orientation

August 27th- Back to School night from 5:00-7:30pm

5:00-5:45- Session I K-5 Teachers classrooms

5:45-6:15- Session II K-5 Teachers classrooms

6:30-7:00- Middle School in the Gym

September 2nd- Labor Day

September 6th- First Flag Ceremony 8:00-8:30 all parents welcome

San Onofre Master Bell Schedule 2019-2020

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Click on Link Below to Access the New Parent Handbook