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Principal's Welcome

Dear Olinda Families, 


It is truly my pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 - 2024 school year! Olinda Elementary School is committed to providing an enriching academic environment through the collaboration of talented teachers, dedicated staff, and supportive families. Our school has many recent recognitions, including the titles of being a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, a California Distinguished School, and a PBIS Recognized School.   These accolades are a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, staff, and community.  At Olinda, our Eagles SOAR into Excellence!


Show Self-Control Make good choices that keep us and others safe.

Own Your Actions Take ownership of your learning and work hard to succeed.

Act Responsibly Be intentional, thoughtful, and considerate with your actions.

Respect Self and Others Treat others the way you want to be treated.


Olinda is committed to meeting the needs of ALL of our students and providing a rigorous educational experience.  Our staff will continue to utilize engaging classroom practices and curriculum in addition to regularly integrating technology, arts, and physical education.  Through partnership with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), students will experience enrichment activities throughout the year, including music, art, and science programs.  We will also continue to offer other extracurricular activities such as Show Choir, Band, and Orchestra.  


There will be many opportunities for families to engage with us and we encourage you to get involved by joining our School Site Council (SSC) and/or our English Language Advisory Council (ELAC).  You can also stay informed by following our school on Instagram @olindaelementary and by signing up to be a PTO member through the PTO website.  We encourage everyone to connect with our community by attending Back to School Night, Open House, Cook’s Night Outs, and Family Fun Nights.  Be on the lookout for information throughout the year! Lastly, our Olinda Elementary School website and weekly newsletters are valuable resources and include links to teacher websites, school and district information, and more.  


The Olinda staff and I look forward to seeing you all on our first day of school on August 14th! As we “SOAR” into the new year, please calendar our Back to School Night on August 23rd at 6:00pm.



Aubrey Lim