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Happy Lunar New Year 2024!

Post Elementary welcomed the Year of the Dragon this Lunar New Year with a song/dance from Mrs. Nguyen and Mrs. Pham's TK/K class. After their wonderful performance, the dancers of La Quinta High school's VSA group took to the stage with their Vietnamese dance and lion dancers. Students were given the opportunity to “feed” the lions with some red envelopes to spread luck and fortune. Post staff would like to wish the Post community a happy new year. May the new year bring you happiness, luck, and health.
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Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Calling All Artists! We are inviting students in all grade levels to show their school spirit by designing the front cover of our 2023-2024 Yearbook! Please see the contest rules. Submission Deadline: March 29, 2024 to Ms. Ngo
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SNOW DAY!

Our amazing second-grade team put together a Snow Day celebration for the students to participate in. Students came to school dressed in comfy, warm outfits before engaging in many fun, snow activities. Students skated in the MPR in their socks, built snowmen with toilet paper, had snowball fights with foam balls, and so much more! It was so much fun, we might make it a tradition here at Post! Thank you, Mrs. Hesch and Miss Wood!
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PTA Pie in the Face 2023

Pie in the Face is an incentive that PTA provides students who participated in our beginning-of-the-year fundraiser and became a Club Panther. Eight randomly selected Club Panther students got to pick a staff member to pie (plate of whipped cream). W…
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Afterschool Art Class

Post offers multiple enriching and extended learning opportunities for our students. One of them is Mrs. Szen's after-school art class for upper-grade students. The students meet with Mrs. Szen once a week to explore various art techniques such as stippling, sgraffito, and much more! Students can explore their creative minds as they get ready for our district art show.
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PTA Winter Movie Night 2023

What a great start to December 2023 with a Movie Night hosted by PTA! Post students and families were able to enjoy some food and snacks from the concession stand run by parent and teacher volunteers before snuggling up with their families to watch the movie. Thank you to all our parent volunteers for helping out! The food was delicious! Another successful PTA event in the books!

Principal's Message

Welcome Post Families, 

I am honored to be your child's principal!  It is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. There are so many new improvements to our campus happening, including a new play structure and swings in the TK/K play area.

Post is a very special school with an amazing staff and we are looking forward to another incredible school year!  I hope you will stay connected through our Parent Square messages, PTA, and with your child's teacher.  Our staff is committed to your child’s academic success.

I truly believe that our families play a vital role in the educational success of their children.  Research shows that the more  parents involvement is directly tied to student achievement!   Your support is essential to your child’s success in school. When the school, home and child work together, the child receives the best possible education.  You can help by:

  • Ensuring that your child is ready to learn at school:  is well rested, well groomed with school materials and arrives on time. School begins at 8:15!
  • Check papers, textbooks and other materials sent home to know what your child is learning.  Attend all conferences and school functions.  
  • Keep the line of communication between home and school open. If you are not connected to Parent Square please call the office and we would be happy to help you! Also check our website to stay up to date on all upcoming events!
  • Ensure a time and place for your child to complete homework.
  • Provide positive reinforcement and consistent consequences at home to support the classroom teacher. 

School hours:      

Grades TK – 6th: 

8:15-2:35 (Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri.)

8:15-1:45 (Wednesday)

We are fortunate to have the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove on our campus.  They offer a daily free after school program for a limited number of students in grades TK-6th.  If you are interested, please stop by our office to pick up an application for your child or call the Boys and Girls Club. 

Go Panthers!

Mrs. Jamie Shippee

Principal

Our School

Post Elementary School equips students with academic and personal skills for lifelong success.  At Post, we focus on the whole student. In addition to our highly-qualified staff and teachers, we have a team that includes a School Psychologist, Speech Therapist, and Nurse to provide support for our students' social and emotional.

Academic Support for Students
Post offers a multitude of programs to support students' academic growth.  Students in kindergarten through second grade use iPads and third through sixth grade students have 1:1 Chrombeooks, ensuring technology is a critical component of innovative classwork. Outside of the classroom, students enjoy a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Academic Pentathlon – Select 6th grade students participate against various southern California schools. Post has continually ranked within the top 3 places since we began participating.

  • Accelerated Reader – Students are encouraged to read 30 minutes a night. Students are recognized by the number of words they read during our Friday assemblies as appropriate. 

  • Coding and Robotics Lab – Students have the opportunity to participate in an after-school Coding and Robotics Lab. Various robots are used including Spheros, Dash, and Dot. Students have the opportunity to work in front of a green screen and video.

  • Educational, Enriching Field Trips – All field trips are educationally beneficial and enhance student understanding of grade level curriculum.

  • Sixth Grade Science Camp – All 6th grade students have the opportunity to attend Science Camp at Irvine Regional Park for 2 nights and 3 days. At camp, students participate in night hikes, hands-on activities, working collaboratively with each other, and learning about science in an outdoor setting.

  • Spelling Bee – Annually we hold a spelling bee for fourth through sixth grade students with the winner of our school spelling bee competing against other elementary schools within our district. 
  • Teachers are trained in GATE Strategies – All teachers incorporate GATE strategies into their instruction. GATE strategies are special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted and talented. All students at Post are exposed to these strategies as appropriate. This prepares students to participate in AP and Honors classes.

Celebrating Student Success
All students have the opportunity to be recognized for academic success and positive contributions to the school.

  • Pride Certificates – Recognized weekly
  • Panther Awards - 2 times a year for classroom achievement (academic and social)
  • Principal’s Awards – Academically based on final report cards
  • Individual Classroom Incentives

Community Involvement – Post prides itself on involving our community in various events. We welcome and recognize that we need our families to be participants in their child’s education. Many of our community activities include:

  • Trunk or Treat
  • Multi-cultural Month
    • Lunar New Year
    • Hispanic Heritage Assembly
    • Parade of Nations
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • Holiday Ornament Family Activity
  • Friday Flag 
  • PTA