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Mission Achievement!

Welcome to our school!    Our mission is to educate the whole child.   We believe that all children can excel at academics, and that activities and citizenship are just as important.   Our students know that we have high expectations for them, and they strive to meet them.   We welcome involvement from parents and the community.

Message from the Principal

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This year, Etiwanda Colony Cubs were on “Mission Achievement: Launching Into Student Success.” Our Cubs continue to launch into academic distinction with an API score of 905! Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders conquered the challenge of the Field Test for the new State Testing program. We continued to excel in reading by winning the Lefty’s Reading Challenge Award from NASCAR for the 3rd year in a row. Our prize of $1000 will bring us many more books for our library so that our Cubs can continue amassing a record number of AR points. We had 48 students participate in Battle of the Books, with several students placing in the top 6 teams. For the 6th year in a row, one of our Odyssey of the Mind teams won 1st place in the Regional Competition. They went on to place 1st at the State Competition, and are going on to compete at the World Finals at Iowa State at the end of May! Our fabulous PTA sponsored many family nights and activities such as our revised Accelerated Reader program and our Monthly Fitness Runs. They supported our technology program and the new SBAC State testing demands by purchasing Chromebooks and headphones for student use. We implemented Watch D.O.G.S. and are delighted to have dads (or father figures) on our campus each day. Student Council kept us busy with Spirit Days, food drives and recycling. The many programs we have at our school, the amazing teachers, our wonderful PTA, our supportive parent community, and our students who work hard each day giving their personal best all contribute to a successful year! Way to go, Cubs! We are so proud of you!
Darlene Carlmark


Bus Transportation Update
District Updates Re: Transportation
Please click on the link above to read the most updated information regarding buses.

Etiwanda Colony Office - Closed for the summer
Etiwanda District Website
The Etiwanda Colony office is now closed for the summer and will reopen on Wednesday, July 23rd. If you have any questions regarding district boundaries, please call the Etiwanda District Office at (909)899-2451 or visit the district website at the link above. Have a great summer!

LCAP (Local Community Accountability Plan)
District LCAP Page
Please click on the above link to visit the district's LCAP page.

Kindergarten/Transitional Kinder Registraton
Click here for more information
Click on the link above for more information about registration. You may also visit the district website.

Proposed Boundary Changes
Boundary Changes Flyer
Please click on the above link to view the proposed boundary changes for the 2014/2015 year.

Support for Gardner Family
Click here to donate to memorial fund
December 6, 2013

Dear Families of Etiwanda Colony,

We appreciate the kindness from our parents and our community as we support the Gardner family, our children and each other in dealing with the tragic loss of our 3rd grade student, Ashlyn Gardner. Many parents have asked how they can support the family and school through this difficult time. I would like to share with you a few ways that you can show your support.

Friends of the family have set up a Memorial Fund. Through this link, 100% of the donations (minus a small credit card fee) will go directly to the Gardner family. If you would like to make a donation, the link is: (click on the link at the top of this letter that says "Click here to donate to memorial fund" to go straight there).

If you prefer to write a check rather than donate on the website, checks may be made to: Jared Gardner, and sent to school with your child. We will deliver the checks to the Gardner family. Please do not send cash for direct donations to the family.

Many of our Colony students have also asked how they can show their support. We would like to create a book collection to donate to our school library in memory of Ashlyn. Students may select a book and send it to school. These books will have a special book plate placed on the inside cover indicating that it was donated in Ashlyn’s memory. It will also list the family who donated. Books may be dropped off at the school through Thursday, December 19th, or this weekend at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair. To help you select a book, here are some of Ashlyn’s favorites: blue, ice-skating, soccer, family, camping, sports, singing, dancing, and the Dork Diaries book series.
We will also accept monetary donations and will be happy to select a book for you. Please make the check payable to: Etiwanda Colony Student Fund.

We appreciate your kindness and support,

Mrs. Carlmark

Renaissance Home Connect
If you are interested in keeping a closer eye on your child's A.R. points, then Renaissance Home Connect is for you. Simply click on the "District Library" link provided above, find the "Renaissance Home Connect" link (which is located near the center of the web page, and use your child's user ID and password to get started. You can keep track of your student's points, see what quizzes they have taken, and you can even receive emails when they have completed a test. You can also find the Library link shortcut located on the left side of the Colony Cub home page.

Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Morning supervision begins at 7:45 a.m. Students are to enter through the south gate between Room A1 and the Kindergarten yard. To be "on time" and not tardy, students should be in line on the playground by 8:15 a.m.

There are three options for Student Drop Off and Pick Up--the Upper Lot, the Main Lot, and the Transportation Lot. In general, we recommend the Upper Lot for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, the Transportation Lot for lst and 2nd graders and the Main Lot for Kindergartners; however, you may choose to use any of these lots regardless of grade level. Please remember:
-NO LEFT TURN into the school from East Ave.
Drive to the top of East, make a u-turn, then line up along the curb on East to wait your turn to enter.
--Lower Lot on Banyan - Staff and Bus Only
The lower lot on Banyan remains closed to parent traffic and is used for Buses and Assigned Staff Parking. This lot is not conducive to parent drop off because Banyan is not wide enough to accommodate the line of traffic waiting to turn into the lot.
-Pull all the way forward, or all the way down in the traffic lane. Students are instructed to walk to meet the car wherever it stops. This allows more cars to load/unload at one time and improves traffic flow.
-Note that numbered parking spaces labeled "Staff" are assigned parking for staff members.
-Crossing guards, provided by the City of RC, will continue in place on Banyan and East/Banyan.
-Students riding bikes should enter the school from Banyan using the sidewalk in the Bus/Staff lot. Students should provide their own lock and adhere to Vehicle Rules for Bikes, including wearing a helmet.

Staff will be on duty before and after school, and will continue to do their best to provide for student safety and monitor traffic flow. Understand that everyone dropping off or picking up students has the responsibility to know and follow all procedures. Thank you for your cooperation and your patience and respect of our staff members as they work to provide a safe environment for everyone! Additional details regarding Drop Off and Pick Up will be listed in our Parent Handbook sent home in the First Day Packet.



July 23

Etiwanda Colony Administration Office opens

August 4th

First Day of School!!

Every Monday

Grades 1 through 5 are dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
PM kinder is dismissed at their normal time.

Etiwanda Colony Elementary 13144 Banyan Street, Etiwanda CA 91739 (909) 803-3911 / Fax (909) 803-3917
Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 25, 2014