Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Garden Park Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Garden Park Elementary!

I hope this letter finds you and your family well.  Indeed the start of this school year will be quite different this year, but we will stay strong and pull-through as a school community.  I thank you in advance for all that you are doing as parents and guardians to ensure your scholar continues to learn and grow.

Here at Garden Park Elementary we will start strong by providing Distance Learning following new district-wide guidelines that include clear expectations for teaching and learning across each grade level span. All teachers will meet regularly with their students via video conferencing in one of the district approved platforms. Students and their parents will also have full access to online curriculum in addition to the direct video conferencing time spent with their teachers.

As we embark on this new school year, things may look different, but the high expectations for student achievement will continue as we focus on developing the whole child, both the academic skills and personal skills in order to prepare them for lifelong success.  We will also focus on each child’s social-emotional well-being, by continuing our work in practicing Mindfulness.  

We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative.  The website calendar has important dates for all events and activities for this school year.  In addition, important information and updates are sent on a weekly basis via ParentSquare. Using the website and ParentSquare are the two best ways to stay informed as we go through the school year.

It is my hope that once we are all able to return to Garden Park for in-person learning, you feel the strong sense of community and family pride.  Our school in partnership with our amazing PTA and various parent groups provide many events that strengthen and enrich our home & school community.  I want to encourage you to participate in as many of these activities as you possibly can.   Please refer to our school website and the various PTA flyers that are shared with you to be kept informed of these opportunities.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Garden Park Elementary School for the 7th year.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, staff and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  Please feel free to contact me at 714-663-6074 or at


Michelle Morales