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Mrs. Janeen Zuniga
As Principal of Mno Grant School, my mission and passion is to ensure that every child, by name, feels loved, safe, secure, inspired, challenged, and empowered to learn. I have had the privilege of serving Mno Grant Elementary School for the past 6 years, and I look forward to continuing its long tradition of excellence.
I too am a long-time Antioch resident and product of Antioch Unified School District: Go Panthers! I have taught preschool and elementary grades since 1984. I have served as a Classroom Teacher, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, and Middle School Vice Principal during my career. As I enter my 35th year as an educator, I continue to find joy as I observe students learning and growing within a school community. You will likely find me in the classrooms, where I love to read, write, and interact with the students and teachers. In fact, I am also an instructor for Saint Mary's College in a Teacher Leader role for the Reading Recovery Program. My greatest joy is helping new readers discover how to unlock the keys to literacy, while supporting all teachers to do the same.
Mno Grant Principal Newsletter
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! Please be sure to join us at Kick-off Registration on July 31 or August 1st. You'll receive your child's class placement and all of the important details to make this school year the best!
Whether you are new to the Mno Grant School Community or a long-standing member, you will find that our school is a warm, safe, and inviting place with a strong focus on including every child and parent as a member of the community, which allows for optimal learning. I encourage you to get involved early in the school year by volunteering often in your child's classroom and attending Back to School Night on August 29th at 5:30 pm. Be sure to "Like" the Mno Grant Elementary FaceBook page and to find us on Twitter in order to keep up with the many community events held at Grant throughout the year.
At Mno Grant Elementary, you will find a STREAM integrated curriculum in each classroom, taught by highly expert and caring teachers. We strive to integrate Science, Technology, Reading (literacy), Engineering, Arts, and Math throughout the learning day for each child. Each child will be involved in Project Lead the Way, our Science and Engineering program. Students as young as Kindergarten become "engineers" who love to "code" on Ipads. These projects will be integrated with math, reading, writing, and the arts. Our goal is for all grade level standards to be taught through highly engaging projects that will motivate your child to reach his/her full potential.
Mno Grant Elementary has a proud tradition of strong academics and community service that prepare students for future success. We welcome your support of all of our 21st Century learning programs. One of the most sought after employment skills is for students to work both independently and as a team member. Our classrooms are designed for students to work as a member of a small team throughout the learning day, and teachers utilize Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures that engage students in collaborative and accountable learning experiences.
I look forward to welcoming you and your child to school on Wednesday, August 7th. Please meet at your child's Kindergarten room or in the main quad (grades 1-6) for a festive opening day.
Janeen Zuniga, Principal