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Principal's Message

Olinda Elementary School

Amandeep Randhawa
5855 Olinda Road 
El Sobrante, CA 94803
Ph # 510-231-1452


Dear Olinda Families,

We have had a successful first month of school, with all stakeholders working alongside one another to establish the momentum of the school year.  Students are working hard at acclimating back to school and focusing on their academics and learning. I appreciate the wonderful turnout for Back to School Night and the teachers sharing their classroom presentations.  We had a successful beginning implementation of our continued initiative for No Place for Hate, with a school wide Character Counts assembly and our first Mix It Up Lunch of the year!

During morning drop off, please make sure that you are not stopping your car in the middle of Olinda Road or Castro Ranch Road to let your children out.  This is a major safety concern. Please enter the school lot to dismiss your child or pullover on either Olinda Road or Castro Ranch Road. The back gate by the field is open and students may access the school from there.  Also, please remember the parking lot past the gate is for staff parking only. Please do not enter the lot to drop off students.

Thank you for voting for our School Site Council members.  The 2019-2020 new SSC members are: Kellie Joffe (teacher), Elizabeth Waters (teacher), Vickie Price (classified), Leslie Clements (parent) and Elizabeth Addeigo (parent). Please note there are still three vacant openings for the parent community on SSC. Any interested parent may submit a nomination form to the office during the school year.  The next SSC meeting will be on Thursday 10/17 at 4:30pm in the library, (please note the time change).

Parent/Family helpers on site should all be wearing their volunteer badges whenever on campus.  This is a district mandate and we appreciate your cooperation. Preschool age students are not allowed in classrooms while parents/families are volunteering.    If you are interested in volunteering and supporting the classroom, please connect with your child’s teacher.

We would like to thank the Rotary Club, Ruth Horton and our SCOW Lee Gorton for hosting the Moon Observation at Olinda. It was a wonderful opportunity for our community to come out and view the moon through high powered telescopes. We appreciate the experience of viewing the night skies like astronomers!

Olinda’s September Students of the Month

 Rm. 5: Noela Addeigo & Syon Bista    

Rm. 20: Adalia Contreras & Oliver Jaskiewicz

Rm. 8: Diana Calmo Barocio & Tyler Hung                

Rm. 17:  Amreen Sandhu & Jaden Miller          

Rm. 15: Gaurangi Singh & Nico Schmidt      

Rm. 7: Aiden Magpantay & Kalina Singer          

Rm. 1: Kaizen Laset & Aiyana Nonan

Rm. 4: Austin lam & Temi Bello

Rm. 2: Raxy Bradford & Ahmed Bhatti        

Rm. 18: Aras Acimis & Ava Cotton

Rm. 13: Elias Whitemon & Miki Masui

Rm. 16: Alexia Limon & Emilia Alexander

Rm 6:  Jacob Issac & Emmjay Cartilla                              

Rm. 14: Mohamed Mohamed & Sienna Soalii

Rm. 10: Liam Schmidt & Annabelle Jin

Rm. 3: Hani Qader & Liam Hager

Criteria for being Student of the Month:

Completes assignments
Always does his/her best
Honors classroom learning agreements
Follows school rules
Is responsible, respectful, truthful and helpful


Congratulations on your achievement!


Partners in Education,
Amandeep Randhawa