March 22, 2019
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
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March 2019 Employees of the Month
At our March 19 Board of Education meeting we recognized our March 2019 Employees of the Month. Congratulations to Tony Tran, head custodian at Garden Park Elementary School and Catherine Diamanté's, teach at McGarvin!
La Quinta Student Wins $40,000 Scholarship from Souther California Edison
La Quinta High School senior Karen Ly was presented with a $40,000 scholarship from Southern California Edison. James Peterson, SCE Government Relations Manager surprised Karen and her family inside a packed gym before the Clash of the Aztecs. Congratulations Karen!  #ChooseGGUSD   #GGUSDPride
Student Artist Skills Showcased at
41st Annual First Impressions Art Show
GGUSD and the City of Garden Grove did an outstanding job with Arts in the Park and the First Impressions Art Show this past weekend. Student artwork was on display, and quite a few student pieces were chosen as award winners by staff and dignitaries. Those award winners were:

  • Charlotte Barbas, Patton Elementary (Mayor's Award for her piece "Chicken Burger")
  • Lily Nguyen, Fitz Intermediate (Superintendent's Award for her piece "School Sessions")
  • Camille Tran, La Quinta High School (President of the School Board Award for her piece "Break Fast")
  • Danh Tran, Carrillo Elementary (PK-6 Best in Show Award for his piece "Goose Gandering"
  • Darelena Le, Alamitos Intermediate (7-8 Best in Show Award for her piece "Sunset @the Shore")
  • Connie Kim, Pacifica High School (9-12 Best in Show for her piece "Trapped"

Hazard Elementary School Game Night
Hazard Elementary School students and their parents enjoyed a Family Game Night last week! They enjoyed playing ring toss, bowling, Guess Who, corn hole, puzzles and much more!  #ChooseGGUSD
Faylane's Production of "Aladdin" Was a Hit
Students and staff at Faylane Elementary School recently performed their production of Aladdin as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Program. GGUSD is proud of this partnership that helps bring childhood favorites to life! Visual and performing Arts play an important role in GGUSD with every student being provided access to a visual and performing arts program.
Irvine Student Wins Chapman University Sponsored Arts Contest
Irvine Intermediate School student Carly Nguyen won first place in the Intermediate Film Category at the 20th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest sponsored by Chapman University and The 1939 Society. The short film titled “Regardless of Our Differences" is about helping others in need, no matter the differences we may have with them.

Carly’s film drew inspiration from the testimonial of Johannes de Vries, who was instrumental in saving the lives of Jewish citizens during World War II. Hearing his story made Carly realize that Johannes and his family were courageous because they helped others in need, even if it meant risking their own lives.  #GGUSDPride
Elementary Pentathlon Teams Get Some Practice In
Garden Park Elementary School recently held a 6th grade Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz scrimmage. Garden Park, Barker, Zeyen, Stanford, and Peters 4-6 had at least one team of 9 members participate.  #GGUSDPride
Pre-Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Is Now Open!

Pre-enrollment for Fall 2019/20 full-day transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District is now open! Parents should pre-enroll online as early as possible at and contact their child’s home school for further assistance. Additional information about the enrollment process is available at (link). Please note that all GGUSD elementary school offices will be closed for the summer and will resume enrollment when the offices reopen for the school year.