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La Mesa Students are Respectful, Responsible, Safe and Ready to Learn





(Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)


TK - 5TH Grade


Location:   La Mesa Elementary


Session #1:  June 5th - June 29th (19 days)


Session #2:   July 2nd - August 3rd (24 days)


Time:    7:00 am - 6:00 pm


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       La Mesa Look Book






        May 7-11     Staff Appreciation Week


        May 9           La Mesa Art Show, Cafeteria, 5-6:30


        May 11         Spirit Day - Future Day!


        May 14         TK - Kdg. grades Spring Music Performance, 1:30 PM


        May 15         1st - 5th grades Spring Music Performance, 1 PM


        May 23         Open House & Yearly Science Fair, Cafeteria & Classrooms 5- 6:30 PM


        May 25         Spirit Day - Shark Day!


        May 28         No School - Memorial Day


        June 1          Last Day of School!

                             Early Release Time 12:50 PM                







School Hours


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   8 AM - 2:25 PM


Wednesday                                               8 AM - 12:50 PM

Public Notice- Annual Budget and Service Plans

Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services website is up to date (minus the August 2016 menus - that is coming very soon). 


We encourage you to use the direct link to the Nutrition Services website at http://www.mpusd.k12.ca.us/nutrition

What's For School Lunch?

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MPUSD’s recently launched app, “School Lunch by Nutrislice,” is available in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in Google Play for Android phones. Additionally click the above image to view see it online.


From: Edward L. Moreno, MD, MPH

Health Officer and Director of Public Health

RE: Ebola Virus Disease Information

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Did you know that there is free counseling available for military children at La Mesa? The Child & Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor Program (CYB-MFLC) offer short-term, confidential, non-medical counseling to children of active duty military families. For more information & to sign a parent permission form, click on the links provided. CYB-MFLC form.pdf

Information for Parents

MPUSD Parent/Guardian and Student Rights and Information Handbook


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our families to La Mesa Elementary School for the start of the 2017/2018 school year. I am very proud to have served with this staff and community and I look forward to building an even stronger connection between the school and families.

We have had hundreds of volunteers and thousands of hours of service on our campus this last year and we are hoping to keep this tradition alive. Please ask for information about volunteering and complete a volunteer form in the main office. You can also get more information at the La Mesa PTA website or contact the PTA at lamesapta@gmail.com


We have been working very hard and have established a strong foundation to support you and your children here at La Mesa. We are fortunate to have multiple support systems in place to ensure that your child is physically and emotionally safe. We will also ensure that your child has access to opportunities that support a balanced educational experience by offering Physical education, science, art, music, theater, technology, and school leadership opportunities through the Anchored for Life and Student to Student Programs. We will grow and improve daily, together.


Phil Menchaca Principal



Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment is underway. If you have or know of a child who turns 5 before September 1 of this upcoming 2017-18 school year, he/she is ready to enroll in kindergarten. If you know a child who turns 5 between September 2 and March 1 of this upcoming 2017-18 school year, he/she may enroll in transitional kindergarten. Visit MPUSD's enrollment web page at www.mpusd.net/info! Additionally, pre-school enrollment is also occurring and we're looking for children who turn age 3 by September 1 to come learn with us in our play-based learning environments. MPUSD offers FREE full and half day pre-school programs in Marina and Seaside. If you know of any 3 or 4 year olds who would like to become part of our early learning pathway today, send them to www.mpusd.net/earlychildhoodeducation. We offer Common Core aligned curriculum, an opportunity to build social and emotional skills, and free breakfast and lunch!





Short Term Independent Study

                                     Independent Study 

                    Short Term (5 – 15 Days)



  • Parent notifies their school of residence of the future absence. The notification must be at least five, (5), school days in advance of departure.
  • The site principal must approve the Short Term Independent Study.
  • Parent and student sign the Short Term Independent Agreement.
  • The site secretary notifies the student’s teacher(s) to collect the student’s work for the period of the absence.
  • The school of residence attendance clerk will mark the absence with a “K”, (Independent Study pending).
  • Upon the student’s return, the teacher will evaluate work and award attendance.
  • The attendance clerk will adjust the attendance records changing a “K” to the appropriate attendance.

Important Notes

  • Failure to complete the assignment during the absence will result in a truancy referral.
  • Short Term Independent Study is NOT for recapturing unexcused days.
  • Short Term Independent Study is not for students who are ill.
  • Students must complete a minimum of five, (5), days of schoolwork to earn attendance.
  • School of residence retains a sample of student work on file.

La Mesa Superheroes PPT


Hello Faculty and Parents!


My name is Lori Huddleston, and I am the new president for La Mesa Elementary PTA.


The start of the school year is also the beginning of new opportunities, positive memories, and educational gains for our children! My hope is that this PTA will be the best in memory! The impact of parents and teachers working together is immeasurable, and YOUR involvement is the only way for our PTA to become successful! I have lived in lovely Monterey for over a year, and have enjoyed this time on the west coast. I am a Navy wife of 11 years, and have 3 daughters all attending La Mesa.


Please feel free to contact us at lamesapta@gmail.com and please visit lamesapta.com to find out what is happening for the 2017-18 school year!


Thank you for support!


La Mesa PTA Website



New Saturday Acadamy


2017-2018 SUGGESTED (not required) SUPPLY LIST


2017-18 Parent/Guardian and Student Information Handbook


When your child is out for any reason,

please call the office and let us know why they are out. If calling before or after school office hours, you can leave a message on the attendance line. 

Our attendance line is

831-649-1872 then press 1.  

La Mesa School Calendar

Today: 6/23/18