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Principal's Message

Welcome back to school! It is with great pleasure to continue to serve you as the principal of Yamato Colony Elementary School. Being part of the Yamato community is truly a privilege where students, parents, and school staff care for each other and strive to create positive relationships that support the academic and social growth of our students.

We at Yamato Colony are committed to building a strong partnership with our parents. As partners, we can foster healthy and positive relationships, as well as provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares our students to become critical thinkers, to possess strong communication skills, to become innovative, and to collaboratively work with diverse students. Yamato Colony offers numerous opportunities for parents to become active members of their child's education. We encourage you to join our school committees, PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and participate in our ongoing school events/functions.

Yamato Colony recently underwent several modernization projects to beautify and modernize our school. Eight new permanent classrooms and student restrooms were installed. All of the new classrooms are modern and contain new cabinets and carpet. The cement on the sidewalk in front of the school office and cafeteria was replaced, and new trees were planted at the start of the school year. We are excited about these changes as we continue to advance and maintain our school grounds.

Please check the Yamato Colony monthly calendar for upcoming events.

The following are some accolades our school has received:

  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 Title I Academic Achievement Award School
  • 2006 California Distinguished School
  • 2006, 2009, 2010 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School