Principal's Message

Dear Turtle Rock Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year at Turtle Rock Elementary School in the Irvine Unified School District!

At Turtle Rock we are proud to be one of the highest performing schools in California and we look forward to having your family be part of our tradition of excellence.  Not only do our students perform well academically, but the Turtle Rock teachers and staff would tell you that our school is one of the best places to work in the country.  The families of Turtle Rock's beautiful and well-established neighborhoods have entrusted us with the education of multiple generations of their children.  Our highly successful alumni have truly gone on to change the world!

Parents, I encourage you to participate fully in your child's education this school year.  If possible, volunteer in your child's classroom, or in a program such as Art Masters, or in our school library.  Join the Parent/Teacher's Association (PTA) and attend our highly informative General Meetings.  Set academic goals with your child and engage with them when they are doing their homework.  Check on their progress through our Parent Portal and communicate regularly with their teacher with questions or concerns.  Many of our families are new to the area or the country.  Many of our parents are also new to the English language.  All of our staff members are here to help families acculturate into our educational system and school culture.  There are no linguistic or cultural barriers that will stop us from being strong partners for our children!

Finally, I would like to send the students a special hello.  I look forward to seeing and hearing you share your great thinking and learning in your classrooms.  I also can't wait to play some soccer and handball with you on the playground.  The teachers and I have planned an amazing school year for you.  Welcome to school at Turtle Rock Elementary!



Mr. Stonebarger


Turtle Rock Elementary