School Board Candidates Forum

The Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA) hosted a school board candidates forum on October 5th.  There are six candidates running for three open seats.  If you are interested in hearing more, the video of the forum is on IUCPTA’s website.  The candidate’s statements are also on the website.  The candidates responded to the following 10 questions.  The first 3 were from IUCPTA and the rest are from the audience.

Candidates Forum Questions:

  1.  In what ways have you participated in the LCAP?
  2.  Did you support Measure E?  Why or why not?
  3.  What do you think are the educational gaps or weaknesses in the district and what are its strengths?
  4.  Some old schools were closed and relocated to new development areas. This destroyed the village concept of the original master plan.  Will you support IUSDreopening some of the old schools to restore the village concept so that people can walk and bike to school?
  5.  What is your position on prop. 55? And why.
  6.  If all of a sudden the district budget were to increase by 20%, what would you do?
  7.  What would you do to improve math curriculum so that integrated math will work to assure all students are getting the math that they need?
  8.  Does the separation of longstanding classmates and school-based communities due to high school redistricting concern you? If so, what is your plan to address the issue that is currently facing numerous middle school students and their families who are being separated from their school communities.
  9.  What are your goals for being on the school board? Why did you decide to run?
  10.  What would you do to improve safety at the schools?

It’s not too late!  You can still register to vote through Oct. 23rd for the Nov. 8th election!


Minimum Day & Back to School Night on Thursday, Sept 1st

Now that we have about a week of the new school year under our belt, it is time to hear more about the program your child will follow this year!  Thursday, September 1st is a Minimum Day, in order for teachers to get ready for Back to School Night for grades 1-6. (Kindergarten is on their normal Thursday schedule since they had their presentation on the first day of school).

This is a parents only night, so get your babysitters booked!  Rainbow Rising (our on-site facility) will also be offering childcare for a very small fee for Back to School Night.   Please contact them by 8/31 to reserve your spot and let them know how many of your children will be attending.  

The schedule of presentations is as follows: back-to-school night

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Presentations
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Presentations

Check with your child’s teacher for more specifics.  Also keep an eye out for our friendly PTA representatives for information on how to register your Ralphs card to benefit College Park Elementary, add the College Park PTA Calendar to your phone, and of course join the PTA!

Have a Great Summer!


Thank you to all the Parents, Volunteers, Teachers, Staff and Students who have made this year such a success!

We hope everyone who ordered received their yearbooks and was able to look back on all the fantastic programs and events PTA is responsible for:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Yearbook
  • Mother-Daughter Tea
  • Guy Stuff Night
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • World’s Fair
  • Restaurant / Family Nights
  • Jog-A-Thon
  • Silent Auction
  • Art Programs
  • Walk Through History Assemblies
  • and more!

Don’t forget to order your school supplies for next year!

We look forward to seeing you next year at College Park Elementary!