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Principal's Message

Welcome to Alisal Elementary School! Alisal is located in the heart of Pleasanton, down the road from historic Main Street. At Alisal, we pride ourselves on holding high expectations and standards for academic achievement while at the same time providing a supportive and nurturing environment for all students. Alisal was the first elementary school to open its doors in Pleasanton in October of 1956. Since then, we have established and maintained a strong tradition of excellence.

The Alisal staff is highly trained and skilled in their profession, serving approximately 500 students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Our mission at Alisal is to inspire and embrace the WHOLE child by ensuring high levels of learning and growth for all. We do this by working in collaborative teams within and across grade levels to provide answers to four questions that guide our work:

  1. What do we want students to learn?
  2. How will we know if they have learned it?
  3. What will we do if they haven’t?
  4. What will we do if they have?

Character education is also an integral part of Alisal. Our behavioral expectations are in alignment with the Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies (PBIS). The school-wide expectations of demonstrating Respect, Ownership, Awareness, and Responsibility in all areas are taught, modeled, and reinforced on a regular basis through the use of assemblies, ROAR Tickets, and rewards for positive behavioral choices. Additionally, we have worked very hard to transform our student leadership program into one that promotes and spreads kindness through various on and off-campus philanthropic activities. At Alisal, we are continuing our partnership with a local high school to provide our students with one-on-one mentors who encourage students to get involved in the community through service-learning opportunities led by our leadership club.

Parent and community involvement play an integral role in the success of our students. Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Site Council (SSC) work together to support our Mission and Vision. Strong community partnerships are also vital to Alisal as they offer students a link to real-life experiences. At Alisal, we are proud that our families, children, staff, and community members work together to create a learning environment that gives all children an opportunity to succeed and develop a love of learning.

Elias Muñiz
Alisal Principal