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Principal's Message

Dear Rea School Families,

Welcome to Everett A. Rea Elementary School.  As the principal at Rea, I am committed to our School Mission:  To prepare students for college readiness and success in a global society.  In order to achieve our mission, the adults at Rea are committed to:

  • Every student will be proficient in reading, writing, and math.

  • Students will experience enriching learning opportunities.

  • Students will develop strong character and lasting friendships.

  • Teachers use assessments to guide next steps in instruction.

  • Teachers collaborate to plan and provide instruction to maximize student progress.

  • Strong connections between the school and families are built to support student success.

Rea School is a certified AVID School.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID Elementary is a systematic approach to building college readiness in the elementary grades.  Students may choose to join AVID classes in the middle and high school level to continue their college readiness experiences.  Students at an AVID elementary school develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Through AVID strategies, students learn about organization, study skills, and communication. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers. Our strong college-going culture on the Rea Elementary campus encourages students to think about their college and career plans. 

In addition to achieving academic success in core content areas in every classroom, we believe our students should have access to a wide variety of enrichment opportunities to enhance their learning and development.  Rea students have many opportunities for enrichment experiences and specialized learning activities.  These include:  annual musical theater production, vocal and instrumental music, Rea School Band, hands-on science in our state-of-the art science lab and outdoor nature center, Art Masters, Art Club, Robotics Club, Peer Leaders, After School Soccer, 6th Grade Outdoor Science Camp, Walk Through History assemblies, field trips, and more.  Many of our enrichment opportunities are supported by our Rea Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

In close partnership with Rea PTA, we host several AVID Family Nights each year.  These parent-child events are designed to strengthen the bond between school and family as well as build knowledge and motivation towards student goals to prepare for college and career.  Other ways to become involved at school include the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) and School Site Council.  Please check your email on a regular basis to stay informed about what your child is learning in the classroom as well as school events and reminders.  Our School Community Facilitator, Claudia Ortiz Rodal, is available to answer any questions and assist you with ways to stay connected and informed.

We value communication with you and have set up procedures to ensure that effective communication is ongoing between school and home.  If you need to contact or meet with me, please call the office at (949) 515-6905 and speak with Mayra Berumen, School Administrative Assistant.  She will be happy to arrange a time for us to speak on the phone or in person.  I am also usually available before school or at dismissal to answer questions or concerns.  You are also welcome to contact me via email at  

It is an honor to serve as the principal of Rea School.  Rea School is a special place with amazing students, a dedicated and talented staff, and a supportive school community.  It is going to be an incredible year of learning for every student at Rea.  Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education during these foundational years of preparation towards college and career.


Lorie Hoggard, Ed.D., Principal