Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are excited to welcome our students and staff back to school. We hope that you were able to relax and make special memories with your friends and families. Now it is time to look forward to a wonderful new school year as we will work hard to “Level Up” in our reading, math, and science achievement.Ventura Elementary School is a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our achievements thus far and have high expectations for each and every student.  Our students are kind, compassionate, and eager to learn. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our Ventura expectations, “As T.I.G.E.R.S., we are Tenacious, Inquisitive, Growth-minded, Empowered, Respectful, and Safe” will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful inclusive school environment. Our overarching goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.Instruction will be focused on specialized skills and content needed to learn grade level materials while providing the appropriate tools needed to grasp concepts. Partnering with families is crucial to promote a healthy transition to school, both socially and emotionally. We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of a new school year, and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social emotional learning while focusing on building classroom community.  We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website, reading the Tiger Family Connection newsletter, and school announcements sent through Remind. We look forward to an awesome school year! Now let’s go and Level Up!!!Joyce GrahamPrincipal