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Dear Orchard Families,


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! It has been a great summer, and I am excited to have

the opportunity to be the principal at Orchard Elementary and be able to work with such a

great staff and community. I come to you with experience as a middle school administrator,

elementary administrator, elementary teacher (2nd and 6th grade) and started my career as a

preschool Autism teacher. I am excited to bring my abilities to Orchard and to work with you as

a partner in your student’s education. I hope you and your student have enjoyed a wonderful

summer with lots of fun adventures. I am excited to be back to work and look forward to seeing

you and your student.


I want to give a big THANK YOU to our amazing staff for their hard work during the summer.

Soon, teachers will be returning and getting their rooms organized and ready for our students.

Also, many of our teachers spent time during their summer at conferences, trainings, and

improving their craft to the benefit of our students. Office staff has been hard at work getting

everything setup for the year to ensure a smooth opening to the school year. Our custodial staff

has been working extra hard in getting the school clean and ready for another year. Finally,

another big THANK YOU to our PTA for the wonderful new playground. The PTA raised over

$25,000 for our new playground and I am sure the students will be excited to play on the new

equipment.


Finally, I want to say thank you to all of our families for the support you give us. Families are the

cornerstone of a student’s education and make such a difference in our ability to succeed as a

school. We appreciate all of the volunteer hours and support you all give each and every year.

Thank you for your support, I look forward to seeing you when school starts on August 10th!

Remember school starts at 8:15, and students are allowed on campus at 7:45. If you have any

questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office at (209) 552-3100. You can also schedule a

meeting with me by visiting our website at http://orchardes.sylvan.k12.ca.us.


With appreciation,

Travis Manley

Principal

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