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Sheriff addressing students

Sheriff Warnke addressing TO Tigers to kick off Red Ribbon Week

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1st graders learning about RIGGS ambulance 

Kinder students sitting on hay bales
Highway Patrol presentation
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Mission

 To Provide a Learning Environment Where Students Develop the Skills Needed for Success.
 
CORE VALUES
We believe that students are the focus of public education.
We believe that each student is unique and that our staff and programs provide for multiple opportunities for success.
We believe in developing academically competent, confident and considerate citizens.
We believe that learning occurs best in a safe and respectful environment.
We believe our students’ success depends upon a highly qualified staff who are valued and respected for their diverse backgrounds.
We believe that we serve students best through programs and practices that are responsive to changing needs.
We believe that our success depends upon the development of effective leaders,
staff and students who create a vision and translate that vision into reality.
 
 

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Atwater Fire Department visits TO

Engine 41 of Atwater City Fire Department visited our TO Kinder and 1st graders on October 25th. Students continue to expand their knowledge of community first responders.
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Sheriff Warnke Visits to address TO Tigers during Red Ribbon Week

Sheriff Warnke arrived by helicopter and addressed the entire student body of Thomas Olaeta Elementary school this past Monday, October 22 to kick off Red Ribbon Week. He urged the students to be drug free. His presentation made great impact on the student body.
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RIGGS Ambulance Service Visits our Kinder and 1st graders

RIGGS ambulance service came to visit our Kinder and 1st graders as they continue their learning about community service members. Students were permitted to climb throughout the ambulance and check everything out. It was a wonderful learning experience.
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CHP Officers visit Thomas Olaeta Kinder and 1st graders

CHP Officers Zuniga and Tipler paid a visit to our Kinder and first grade Tigers the morning of October 15th. The students thoroughly enjoyed their presentation and learned a lot about our public safety systems. Thank you, Officer Zuniga and Officer Tipler!
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Jog-A-Thon

All Thomas Olaeta Tigers participated in our annual school jog-a-thon to raise money for classroom field trips. Principal Steve Kuykendall joined in on the fun.
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AESD Recognized as Exemplary School District

Atwater Elementary School District has been recognized by the state as an Exemplary School District. In addition, Elmer Wood has been recognized as a California Distinguished School. Both AESD and Elmer Wood were recognized for their efforts at a ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
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Motto

Thomas Olaeta School is dedicated to creating respectful and responsible citizens that can adapt to an ever changing world and society.
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Spotlight

We believe that students are the focus of public education.
We believe that each student is unique and that our staff and programs provide for multiple opportunities for success.
We believe in developing academically competent, confident and considerate citizens.
We believe that learning occurs best in a safe and respectful environment.
We believe our students’ success depends upon a highly qualified staff who are valued and respected for their diverse backgrounds.
We believe that we serve students best through programs and practices that are responsive to changing needs.
We believe that our success depends upon the development of effective leaders,
staff and students who create a vision and translate that vision into reality.
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