Principals Message

Message from Mr. McDonald

August 6, 2020

Good Afternoon El Toro!

We are only one week away from the official first day of School, August 13th! What? Yes, that's right, school starts in a week. I just want to make sure each parent and/or guardian is aware of the Back to School Night event. 

Next Tuesday night, August 11th, starting at 6:00pm our teachers will be looking forward to your attendance at our first ever virtual Back to School Night. If you haven't had a chance to connect with your teacher, please email him or her to start the online conversation for this school year. Your teacher will be sending out the Zoom link to all parents/guardians soon.

There will be 2 sessions on Tuesday night for families, 6:00 - 6:30pm and 6:30pm - 7:00pm.

I will be sending a YouTube video to all families as well with the overall news and information to welcome all El Toro families to the 2020-2021 school year.

Thank you again for all of your patience, kindness and support as we begin Distance Learning in just 7 days!

It is always a GREAT day to be at El Toro!

Mr. McDonald



Hello El Toro!

We have so many details to consider and arrange before school starts, it seems like we are trying to climb Mt. Everest in record time. One major detail is scheduling a time for families to pickup materials needed for success in Distance Learning while practicing safe Social Distancing.

Every student will be issued a school Chromebook and charger even if you have your own device at home. Some students received a Chromebook and charger last spring as we started Distance Learning then, you will continue to use that device this fall, but we have school supplies and consumables that each student is still needing to pickup during your time slot. We have included a time after work on Wednesday for those parents that work during the day. Please come during your time slot if you are able, and if you have multiple children at El Toro, please come at the oldest child's time slot so we can handout all the materials at one time.

Here is our schedule for material/Chromebook/consumables pickup:

Tuesday, August 11

8:00 - 9:00 TK classes (Ms. Akin and Ms. Moya)

9:00 - 10:00 Kinder classes (Ms. Baker, Ms. Geistdorfer, and Ms. Zerr)

10:00 - 11:00 1st grade classes (Ms. Dunio, Ms. Hernandez, and Ms, Stegall)

11:00 - 12:00 2nd grade classes (Ms. Aguirre/Silva, Ms. Kuwatani, and Ms. Medaxian)

Wednesday, August 12

9:00 - 10:00 3rd Grade classes (Ms. Martin/Williams, Ms. Niemann, and Ms. Scovel)

10:00 - 11:00 4th Grade classes (Mr. Downer and Ms. Koepnick/Lewis)

11:00 - 12:00 5th Grade classes (Ms. Golubock and Ms. Miceli)

5:30 - 6:30 Working parents of all grades

Thursday, August 13

9:00 School year 2020-2021 starts!!!


I will be sending a lot of information in the upcoming days, so if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

It is always a GREAT day to be at El Toro!

Mr. McDonald