Frank Vessels Elementary School

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Principal's Message

Principal Mark HolmanWelcome back to Vessels Elementary School!

We missed you and are so glad that you are back and ready for the new school year. This year will be another one for the books, and we look forward to the learning, growth, and fun we will have together as we all settle into a more normal routine.

We have a lot to be proud of and will continue to provide the top-quality learning experiences and support that make Vessels a great place to learn and grow. This year, we are the proud recipients of the California Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Silver Medal for promoting positivity and inclusivity throughout the campus. Our focus on social-emotional learning and the whole-child approach to learning creates a healthy and balanced student body that is primed to exceed all expectations.

We continue to be a leader in top-notch instruction and also provide all students with learning experiences beyond the regular school program. We have a robust STEM program that includes a robotics component for upper-grade students. Our wonderful staff provides focused and targeted writing, reading, and math instruction that encourages students to collaborate and play an active role in their learning. We use the prompts of depth and complexity in all grade levels to deepen student understanding and promote critical student dialogue around concepts and text. Most of all, we have fun! Fun is an essential part of the elementary school experience and something that we deeply value!

Our parent community is one of a kind and works as partners in our scholars’ education. The Vessels PTA provides vital support and the extras that create a dynamic experience for all. They are instrumental in raising funds for technology, field trips, assemblies, and other enrichment activities to support our school program while making Vessels a one-of-a-kind place for our Bulldogs!

I once again welcome you back to the new school year and invite you to join us in making it the best year ever!

Warmly,
Mark Holman
#Onward and Upward