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Dear Potrero Families,


We have had an extraordinary year!


I am proud to inform you that the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence chose Potrero Heights as an Honor Roll School! We have been identified as a high-performing school based on our test scores from the 2014-2015 school year.   


The Excellence in Writing Program was implemented to teach our students how to express their opinions in writing and how to compose well-written stories and reports. Students were recognized and awarded several times during the year for outstanding writing. Our students have learned how to use the writing process and have had multiple opportunities to use their writing skills across the curriculum. During the 2016-2017 school year, we will continue to focus on writing.

The Montebello Unified School District sponsored a Visual and Performing Arts Festival at Schurr High School in May during which twelve students from around the district were selected as winners. Five out of those twelve winners were from Potrero Heights Elementary!

Thank you to our many parent volunteers who generously gave their time to support our teachers and students. Collectively, our parents volunteered more than 3,000 hours during this school year!


In preparation for the new school year, I would like to inform you that Potrero Heights will require students to wear school uniforms. Typically, parents purchase school clothing during the summer months so I am providing you with this information in advance of the new school year in order for you to prepare for this requirement. Please check our school’s website at www.phe.montebello.k12.ca.us for a description of the school uniform.

 The first day of school is Thursday, August 18 and the hours are 8:15-2:30. We will continue to have minimum days on Wednesdays and school will be dismissed at 1:15 for all grades. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will be on a full-day schedule (8:15-2:30; Wednesdays 8:15-1:15) from the first day of school.


We have had a very successful school year. We are fortunate to have such talented teachers who work very hard to ensure successful academic progress for all students.  This summer and through the new school year, teachers will receive professional training for AVID strategies, science, English language arts, English language development strategies and math. 


Our success is a direct reflection of the strong support from Superintendent Susanna Contreras Smith and the Montebello Unified School District’s Board of Education. 


Thank you to all parents for your trust and confidence in our school. We are a team and our purpose is to provide the best educational experience to all of our students.  I am honored to serve as the principal of PHE.



Mrs. Atoyan, Principal


Potrero Heights Elementary School Calendar

Today: 7/25/16



Missed the Volunteer Orientation?

To Volunteer:

Less than 10 days per month: 

*Fill out a Volunteer Form

*Have a copy of your TB test (within the last 4 years)

*Turn in to Ms. Yolanda in the office.

More than 10 days per month:

*All of the above to Ms. Yolanda

*And we will send you for Fingerprinting where you will need to provide a valid form of ID.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Ho at (626) 307-7012.

Thank you!

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June 13: Last Morning Assembly

June 14: 5th Grade Picnic

June 15: Perfect Attendance Assembly & Reclassification Recognition at Morning Assembly

June 16: 5th Grade Promotion/Awards Assembly 8:45 in Quad - Last Day of School minimum day




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