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Emergency Procedure


During an emergency such as an earthquake the procedure for picking up students by parents will be similar to checking students out from class on a normal day. Parents and guardians should identify the reunification table which will be set up outside one of the campus entry points. Please wait there and do not enter the campus.

California staff will find your child’s emergency release card and then send a messenger or radio the student management team where your child is being supervised by staff. They will then send your child to the reunification table. The student will then be released into your care.

If you are willing and able California School would like to organize a team of parent volunteers who would form a team to help in the unification process. If you are interested please contact Mr. Broesamle or Mr. Kinkopf.

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3232 California Street
Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Office: 714-424-7940
Fax: 714-424-4711
Attendance: 714-424-4712

Matt Broesamle

Administrative Assistant: 
Debbie Smith

Office Assistant:
Stephanie Beck

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Enrollment 400

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California Elementary School welcomes all families and students to our learning community. The staff at California Elementary is dedicated to providing a quality education for every child in our school. We believe that all students can achieve success through a supportive, nurturing and rigorous academic curriculum. We are extremely dedicated to the success of all students and are excited about our continued partnership between our staff and our families.

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Thank you to everyone for your support!




California School Is Going Green!

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL is making an effort to GO GREEN!  We need your help! 

Soon communication will be delivered by e-mail.  We would like you to register on School Loop to receive daily communication from the school informing you of any upcoming events or news. 

Just follow the attached directions and complete the registration process independently.  Our goal is to have everyone registered! 

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Way to go cougars!

California School News

Volunteers and Donated tems are Needed for the CSEF Spring Gala and Silent Auction. Sign Up TODAY to Help!
Volunteers are needed to: Sell Tickets Set Up for the Event Clean Up after the Event   Items to Borrow: Surfboards Tiki Statues Palm Trees   Donated Items Needed: Bags of Ice Goods or Services for Auction Contribute a product or service ... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/17/14

Save the Date! California School Education Foundation Spring Gala & Auction on May 17, 2014
CSEF Spring Gala & Auction May 17, 2014 (Online Auction May 9 - May 16) Gala Event (5/17) :   This year's event is Blue Hawaii - a dinner dance, casino, silent auction, live auction, and a lot of fun for California school parents!&nbs... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/16/14

From OC Health Care Agency - Measles Outbreak in Orange County - MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended
Measles Outbreak in Orange County MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended (Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the meas... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 4/14/14

Wish Day at Corona Del Mar High School - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Join Corona del Mar High School's Make-A-Wish at Wish Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am - 3pm.  A fair with wishes, games, food and fun!  Come support local wish kids and learn more about Make-A-Wish! $5 per person (free raffle tic... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Beck
Published: 4/9/14

April is Autism Awareness Month. On Tuesday We Wear Blue!!
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Posted by: Emily Luevanos
Published: 4/7/14

Pilot Cup Entry Forms - Due by May 2nd.
Sign up for the 15th annual Pilot Cup! Entry fees must be received by no later than Friday, May 2nd. See the attached flyer for more details! Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 4/3/14

You're Invited to the District String Workshop - Performance Time At 6p.m.
The District String Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 29 at Ensign Intermediate School.  Performance time is 6:00pm. Ensign is located at: 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663. This will be a fun evening of string music which will hig... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 4/3/14

N-MUSD's Legal Notice of Trustee Area 1 Provisional Appointment
Notice of Provisional Appointment of Board Member for Trustee Area 1 Date:   Thursday, March 13, 2014 Following a public interview process on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected Mrs. Vicki Snell to r... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 3/13/14

N-MUSD's 2013/14 K-12 Priorities
Please see the attached link to view the 2013/14 K-12 District Priorities officially approved by the Board of Education on September 24, 2013. Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/3/13

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Noon Duty @ California Elementary School • 1 ½ hours per day, Monday- Friday • $13.50/hour • Beginning ASAP until June 2014 (no work on NMUSD holidays)

Are you interested in making a little money while spending time with children in an outdoor setting? A noon duty supervisor position at California Elementary is available ASAP. To apply for this position, please contact California Elementary School at 714-424-7940.

Hour of Code

California Elementary is learning about computer science by participating in this worldwide event.

Our students have written over 17,000 lines of code!

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Hour of Code Tutorials

Pyramid of Success

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Save the Date!

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CSEF Spring Gala & Auction
May 17, 2014

(Online Auction May 9 - May 16)

CSEF Spring Gala & Auction Flyer

CSEF Gala Donation Form

Online Volunteer and Donated Items Sign Up Sheets


Week at a Glance

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Stand Up to Bullying

standup.pngThe first Friday of each month students at California Elementary will wear pink to show they have pledged to Stand Up to Bullying.

 For more information regarding International Stand Up to Bullying Day or to order an official Pledge Shirt go to:



Year-Round Fundraisers

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Help save the environment and earn cash for your school.  Drop off your old clothing and shoes at the green and white USAgain collection bin in the school parking lot.clothes.jpg

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CSEF Cougar Cafe

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(in front of school)  
7:45 - 8:05 am

Hot chocolate with a choice of marshmallows or whip cream 

Only $1.00

All proceeds will go towards the numerous programs the CSEF sponsors for the students at California Elementary School. 


Use your Target REDcard and earn 1% of your purchase for our school!

REDcard Sign Up Instructions
REDcard Information Form 
(English & Spanish)

 California School Education Foundation
Needs Your Help to Help Our Students


Sign up for eScrip and help fund school programs!

It's Easy!  It's Free!  It's Powerful!

Go to www.escrip.com
Click on "Sign-Up"
Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.
(Group ID #6481256)

  A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the CSEF! 


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Help us reach our goal of $1,500 for our AR Program!

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