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Tiger Tales Vol. 9

Lots of important dates to add to the calendar! Read on to learn more as well as hear a message of gratitude from our Principal.

Free Flu Shots!

It's that time of year to get your annual flu shot. Check out these free locations all over San Diego County.

Tiger Tales Vol. 8

Read this week's newsletter to watch a video from our distribution day and save the date for upcoming ELAC and PTA meetings.

A Story from Ms. Ochi

Ms. Ochi reads the story "Alma and How She Got Her Name" and shares a way that you can create a work of art for the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest!

Tiger Tales Vol. 7

Read this week's newsletter to learn more about our upcoming supplies distribution!

Tiger Tales Vol. 6

Read our weekly Tiger Tales to hear more about Library Hours, our next Distribution Day, Outdoor Adventures and more.

District Teacher of the Year

LGAE is so proud to be the home of the Lemon Grove School District Teacher of the Year Ms. Hillary Anelli. She is nominated for San Diego County Office of Education Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Ms. Anelli! We are so proud of you!

Principal's Message

Welcome Back Letter 20-21

Dear Lemon Grove Academy Elementary Families, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year, Tigers! My name is Courtney Ochi and I am honored and humbled to be the new Principal of Lemon Grove Academy Elementary. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little bit about myself. I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but San Diego is now the place I call home. While I originally moved here to study Spanish and Communication Studies at the University of San Diego, it was a semester as a teacher’s assistant in a bilingual 2nd grade classroom that solidified my love for education and working with students. Since then, I have taught grades TK-5 before transitioning into various roles in school leadership and administration. My personal belief about education is that all students deserve a high quality education that leads to an opportunity filled future. I believe in getting to know each student to learn what makes them uniquely brilliant and to understand what individualized support they may need. I believe in the importance of having positive and transformative school experiences and strong, trusting and collaborative relationships between students and teachers, teachers and families and school and community. 
As we begin a new school year together...