Monthly Newsletters

December Newsletter

December 8, 2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers:

It is the most wonderful time of the year! December is a time that we focus on giving and we are very excited to share that Miss Annie's Cups for Caring program funded 23 blankets that students, staff and volunteers made for the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter. Check out our twitter page @esperanzaeagles for some great pictures of #GivingTuesday where we were joined by Superintendent Dr. Turner, Asst. Superintendent Laura Ott, Board Member Dennis Walsh, Director of Secondary Education, Ron Pirayoff and Mission Viejo City Councilwoman, Trish Kelly to make warm blankets for our community's needy pets.

Santa is visiting Esperanza! December 22nd Santa will drop by and hand out books to our students. Santa was helped out this year by our PTA and Miss Annette's Futures class. In the true spirit of giving her student's chipped in to help Santa buy books for our school! Miss Addie's class and Miss Stacy's class will be visiting the Ronald McDonald house this month and to give toys to the children there. I am so proud that each and every class at Esperanza Education Center has found a way to give back this time of year!

Join us on December 18th at 2:40 in the library for our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Kick-off meeting. We will begin planning for this important FUNdraiser. This year Pancake Breakfast will be on April 22nd! Plan on attending this delicious and FUN(d-raising) event!

Please remember that our Winter Break is from December 25-January 5th. Our first day back at school will be January 8th.

It is my Winter Wish that each and every one of our students and their families will enjoy this wonderful time of year. From my family to yours: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

-Shelly Stewart

January Newsletter

January 2018

Dear Families, Care Givers and Students:

Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were filled with all of your favorite things! We are ready to begin our new year with fresh energy and fun activities for our students. We are looking forward to our first PTA meeting of the year on January 22, 2018. At that same meeting we will be meeting to discuss our annual Pancake Breakfast. We need all of you to participate, if you can!

Did you know that the Pancake breakfast brought in $11,000 more than our entire annual school budget!? Without the Pancake Breakfast funds our school can't provide the necessary materials for our students to engage in their education plans but WITH Pancake Breakfast funds our school can provide a more enriching program by purchasing items like wheelchair vans and specialized equipment like adapted bikes. Please come to our meeting (or email me your ideas) on what you think our Pancake Breakfast funds should provide this coming year. After school care will be provided to any and all students whose parents need it!

Join us on January 21st at 4pm for our 80's Glow Dance! Our ASB Council has chosen to ditch the formal rock out to the music of the 80's. Get out your neon colors, crimping iron and glow bracelets and come on down to the Mission Viejo Elk's Lodge at 25092 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo. Dinner will be served and parent volunteers are needed. Contact Mr. Coe with any questions at

Dates to Remember
January 21st at 4pm: Winter Dance
January 22 at 2:40pm: PTA & Pancake Breakfast Meeting
January 23rd: Late Start for Esperanza (not FUTURES)
January 28th: No School for students; Professional Development for Staff

Please see the back of this newsletter for some helpful information on resources for our students on Self-Determination. If you have time, come on into our office and check out our growing Parent Resource area!

Here's to a Great 2018!


Shelly Stewart

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