A Tradition of Excellence since 1963.

Manzanita Elementary School

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

Greetings from Manzanita Elementary School, home of the Dragons…


      The staff and I would like to thank you for taking time to visit our website. We are an all-day kindergarten through 5th grade school with an established team of outstanding educators who are committed to our 740 students. I am excited and honored to begin my second year as your principal. 
Our Assistant Principal, Ms. Barb Thofson, brings many years of experience in education that will compliment and enrich Manzanita’s Tradition of Academic Excellence. 
Manzanita is celebrating its 50th year of educating and developing well-rounded students in a friendly and supportive environment. We offer support services designed to address the individual differences among our learners, and rigorous academic programs including accelerated classes in grades 1-5, Beyond Textbooks, Reading Eggs, Study Island, Accelerated Reader, and Saxon Math. Stay tuned for 50th celebration and reunion information and activities throughout the year. 
As you navigate around our website, you will see students enjoying rich opportunities to develop their talents and skills including: choir, drama, 5th grade band, chess club, yearbook club, disc golf, computer club, Art Masters, student council, in-school interventions, and after-school tutoring. We believe that every child can learn, but only with a strong partnership with the school and the student’s family can children reach their full potential. We encourage parents to develop a relationship with their child’s teacher early on. Electronic access to student grades and progress reports can facilitate this, as can your participation in activities such as: in-class and after school presentations, our Fall Festival, recognition assemblies, and various fundraisers. We also invite you to help in your child’s classroom or just come in and say, “Hi”! We would love to see you! 
I look forward to another successful year of working with you and your child. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning your child’s education at Manzanita. 



Joyce Pietri 
Principal



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News and Announcements

FULL DAY SCHEDULE FRI 4/18 & MON 4/21
School will be in session for our regular schedule (7:35 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.) on both dates.
SPRING HOLIDAY Monday, 4/28
No school! Last school holiday of the year! Enjoy!
APRIL NEWSLETTER
Get the latest information about what is happening at Manzanita!
MANZANITA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!! 5/1 (evening)
Family Dance with DJ! Memory Rooms! Book Fair! Choir Performance! Refreshments!
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP 5/1 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015. Bring birth certificate, current immunizations record, proof that student lives within Manzanita district boundaries. (Click on link for more details about required documentation.)
50th Anniversary T-Shirts For Sale!
Order your limited edition Manzanita 50th Anniversary T-shirt soon - quantities are limited.
2013-2014 School Calendar
Last day of school is May 22.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Planning ahead for next year? Take a peek at our 2014-2015 calendar.
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