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Oleander Elementary School
Home of the Bears
8650 Oleander Avenue
Fontana, CA  92335

(909) 357-5700
Fax: (909) 357-5707

Craig Baker, Principal
Julie Hansberger, Assistant Principal

Dear Oleander Families,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. This year marks the first year of full implementation of the Common Core Standards. With the move to Common Core Standards, report cards, curriculum and the assessment tools utilized to measure student learning will be different. With so many changes occurring, I invite you to be an active participant in our parent meetings.

As we move forward, know that the staff at Oleander continues to strive to provide a superior education to all of our students. As a result of the past collaboration between the staff and parents, student achievement skyrocketed. The impact of the partnership has been incredible. In the past five years Oleander has been recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2010, a Title 1 Achievement School in 2011 and 2012, and has been on the California Business for Education Excellent Honor Roll in 2011, 2012 and 2013. We are also extremely proud of the fact that we have reduced the achievement gap between our students in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

The question I am often asked is “how do you attain the results that you get?” The answers are:

  1. Our staff has formed a strong relationship with each of the students and their families. This relationship has been vital to our success.
  2. We also have excellent students, that work very hard to become better readers, writers and math problem solvers on a daily basis. 
  3. Our parents and staff work together to make sure that each other is informed of what is occurring at home and in the classroom. When potential issues occur, both sides work together to ensure that the student is successful.
  4. The Oleander staff is comprised of 43 of the most passionate, dedicated and hardworking people in education. Everyone works together to ensure that every day, every student that walks on the Oleander campus is safe and will have an educational experience that will serve as a building block to future success no matter what.

While we have been incredibly successful in the past, our best days are ahead. I am very glad that you and your family are a part of the Oleander community. Looking forward to a great partnership between us.


Craig J. Baker

Crosswalk Safety PSA 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 4/17/2015 10:14 AM
Oleander Elementary School Honored by CBEE 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 2/27/2014 9:38 AM
Oleander Students Tape Mr. Baker to a Pole 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/7/2013 3:48 PM
Oleander Elementary Raises Over $4,000 for Pennies for Patients!  
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/7/2013 3:37 PM
Oleander Elementary School Recognized by CBEE 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/5/2013 5:25 PM
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Recognitions for the Month of April

Winston Velasquez
Student of the Month

On Saturday April 11, 2015, Oleander Elementary School was proudly represented in the School Duel portion of the 31st Annual Redlands Bike Classic by Winston Velasquez. Winston took second place, earning a silver medal in the seven year old age bracket of the competition. Oleander was the only Fontana school represented in the School Duel portion of this year’s classic. Winston’s father Mr. Matthew Velazquez, proudly served as his coach and lead cheerleader.

In addition to being a great athlete, Winston is a fantastic student! He is making excellent progress as demonstrated on the most recent administration of the MAP assessment. Winston currently has perfect attendance and in the three years he has been at Oleander has needed an absence only once.

Click here ​to view recognitions from previous months.​

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