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2018-2019 School Calendar



Dear Garden Grove Elementary School Community,


It is with hope and determination that I inform you that as of January 7, 2019, I will take a medical leave of absence for the remainder of this school year. While I do have some health issues that require my full attention, I am not facing a life-threatening disease. Please do not worry, and please reassure your children that I am fine. As of now, I fully expect to return to work next year. 


I am leaving you all in the best of hands during my absence. Dr. Richard Underhill, who currently serves in our District Office and has many years of educational leadership experience, will serve as our acting Principal. Dr. Underhill is excited by this opportunity and has been “shadowing” me for several days to become familiar with our community. Please welcome him warmly. Dr. Underhill’s email  is: richard.underhill@simivalleyusd.org.  Until I return, I will miss you all terribly. I am already looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year! 




Martha Feinstein, Principal



Peaceful Playground is at Garden Grove!

Peaceful Playground is a playground system that is designed to put an end to most playground conflicts. Peaceful Playground teaches students important life skills using these six key principles:

  1. Teach ...more

Universal School Phrases

Bathroom: Go/Flush/Wash/Leave

Line Up Walking on Campus: Hair/Stare/Walk/Not Talk

Fire Drill: Silent/Calm/Walk/Sit/Listen

Buying Lunch: Wait/Get/Sit

Assembly-Check Your 5: Body/Brains/Eyes/Ears/Mouth

Leaving Lunch:  Get the OK/Trash or Tray/On Your Way/Then Play

Peaceful Playground: Walk/Talk/Rock,Paper,Scissors

Earthquake Drill: Drop/Cover/Hold

Dress Code: Plan before bed/check the rules/look in the mirror/leave for school

Dress Code: Check your shirt/check your shorts/check your shoes/ then cruise


Garden Grove is proud of the weekly classroom awards earned by students that exemplify the philosophy of Garden Grove IMPACT Academy. Student recipients are eligible for a monthly drawing to earn "Time with the Principal" and a "Golden Paw Spirit Stick".Students who demonstrate exemplar behavior in one of 4 categories weekly are able to earn a Golden Paw Award – Teachers will give tickets weekly, and students come to the office and put their ticket in the appropriate container. 

School Year:



Classroom behavior

On A Roll- Academic

or Social Improvement



in the classroom or on



problem solving and

critical thinking skills

Sept. Sarah Garcia Rm 2

Chelsei Silva

Rm 10

Aja Villa

Room 3

Alex Longmore Rm9



rm 6

Paige Laranjo

rm 15

Sahil Jabarkhel

rm 7

Nicholas Chaparro Baldwin

rm 10


Zoe Biggs

room 4

Kamdin Hernandez

room 2

Daisy Piedra

rm 10

Shawn Miller

room 8


Block Richey

Rm 8

Joshua Bustoz 

Rm 3

Josceline Fores-Garcia

Rm 10

Alexa Martinez

Rm K2




Every month one recipient from each of the four categories is randomly chosen to spend time with the Principal and they receive the Golden Paw Spirit Stick and their name on the web page. 


Garden Grove IMPACT Academy


Math, Science, Art

Problem Solving


Critical Thinking


Champs at School (GROWL)

Get started with a positive attitude

Respect yourself and others

Offer kindness and encouragement

Work hard and be responsible

Listen and learn

Congratulations Garden Grove

Mrs. Feinstein,

On behalf of Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), I am writing to congratulate you. After an extensive analysis of ...more

Garden Grove offers a lot of opportunities!


Bullying Definition-- The actions of a student are INTENTIONAL, REPEATED, and HURTFUL acts, words, or other behavior which occurs in a relationship where there is an IMBALANCE OF POWER.

Please know that the teachers and administration take "bullying" incidents very seriously.  And want to remind you that there is a difference between playground conflicts and "bullying".

NEW SCHOOL HOURS 2018-2019 School Year

Grades K- 6th

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri  8:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Thurs 8:10 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.

       Lunch Schedule
Grades Begins Ends
K-1 11:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
2- 3 11:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
4-5-6 12:10 p.m. 12:50 p.m.







Simi Valley Weather

Garden Grove Staff 2017-2018 school year


Rotary Club of Simi Sunset-"Reeading by Nine"

Linked In

Home Depot- 32 pairs of safety goggles

Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area

Rocky Peak All Service (4 years)

Simi Valley Kiwanis

Simi Valley ...more

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.