Principal's Message

 Shirpser School is a TK -6 school, with a current enrollment of 608 students.  We are a busy, productive, and engaging school, where parents, teachers and students embrace the 7 Effective Habits for academic and personal success.
We have many opportunities for our scholars and our parents.  Thanks to the support of our District, we just finished a very successful summer  school program of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) classes and music theater classes.  Our music theater classes culminated in very professional performances of "Annie", a first for our school!  We will continue to integrate STEAM concepts, art opportunities and theater into our 2017 - 2018 school year, at every grade.
Our academic focus is developing literacy in our scholars, through the study of reading, language arts, science and social studies.  In addition, we focus on our students' math learning, as math and literacy are essential preparation for middle and high school success.  As part of our rigorous academic program, our school integrates technology at every grade.  Our 2nd through 6th grades have class sets of chromebook laptops.  Our TK, Kinder classes and first grade classes have pods of desktop computers in their classrooms.  And, we have two full classroom computer labs.  Our computer labs remain open after school on designated days for use by our scholars.  A few years ago, we also received a healthy physical education grant, through PEP, which provided wonderful equipment for motivating PE instruction at every grade level.  
Our school also hosts ASPIRE, an after school program, open to all parents, who work or who want their child to have an extended school day.  ASPIRE provides safe, supportive supervision after school.  ASPIRE provides homework support, extended instructional programs and a sports program.  We are fortunate to have received a special grant that will allow us to expand our ASPIRE After School Program and enroll more students, at every grade level.  The ASPIRE application is available online; please go to our District website for a link to the application,
With our focus on the 7 Habits, our scholars daily engage in leadership development.  Our scholars participate in school decision-making through student government and other clubs on campus.  Each month, we recognize our scholars for their efforts in using the 7 Habits.  We celebrate growth in our students monthly with synergizing reward activities and each quarter, we host school wide recognition assembliles.
Our parents are active participants at our school and we are appreciative of their support.  Our parents generously give their time and effort in helping in the classroom, planning family /school activities and fundraising events.  We welcome parents and we also endeavor to provide learning opportunities for parents - We host ESL classes for parents,  monthly Cafe con la Enfemera, which are health classes for parents,  and Coffee with the Principal each month, as well as our monthly  parent ELAC meetings and School Site Council meetings.  In 2017 - 2018, we will also host literacy classes for parents and will offer a field trip especially for our parents.  We are also  excited to launch a new parent club, our Parent Boosters!  
We are a Scholar Savings Program School.  This is an exciting opportunitiy that allows our parents to open college savings accounts now for their children!  Studies show that students are more likely to go to college, as they see their parents saving for their college early in their school career.  Please call our school office, for more information about our Scholar Savings Program.  There is no minimum savings you are required to save - any amount helps your child!.
For information about academic programs or student activities, please contact Mrs. Lorraine Torres, Principal.  For information about parent programs or our Scholar Savings Program,  please contact our school community liaison, Mrs. Rosa Gutierrez.
 Shirpser School - where Leaders Learn and Grow!
Mrs. Torres, Principal

Shirpser School


School News

Event Calendar

Monday December 18, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
1st/2nd winter concert
Monday December 18, 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
School Site Council
Tuesday December 19, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
TK and K winter concert
Wednesday December 20 - All Day
Consolidated Day / Spirit Day - holiday colors
Wednesday February 21, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
ELAC - 8

Shirpser School




Promise Foundation Scholar Savers