Our News

  • Extra Modified Day

    There will be a modified day on Friday, August 30 following this week's Back to School Night. Also there will be no school on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday.

    Comments (-1)
  • Back to School Night

    Esqueda will be hosting Back to School Night on two different nights. We welcome families of grades TK-4 on Thursday, August 15 and families of grades 5-8 on Thursday, August 29. Both evenings will start with a general meeting in the MPR at 5:30 p.m. and classroom visitations will be from 6-7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of you.

    Comments (-1)
  • First Day of School

    We are excited to see everyone back on Monday, August 12 for the first day of school for the 2019-2020 School Year. The middle school begins at 7:50, TK and Kinder at 7:55 and Grades 1-5 begin at 8:00. During the first week of school, it is always better to come a little earlier to avoid any traffic issues.

    Comments (-1)
  • Wellness Center

    Please drop by sometime and visit our Wellness Center. If you have any questions about the many resources available, drop by and speak with Ms. Lupita Contreras or Mrs. Patricia Mendez.

    Comments (-1)
  • 8th Grade Promotion

    The 8th Grade Promotion will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. The gates will be open at 8:15 for parents and guests who are attending. Please leave balloons outside the ceremony. Those that have balloons may be asked to stand behind the audience.

    Comments (-1)
  • Last Week of School

    The last day for students will be on Thursday, May 30. Please have students leave their backpacks at home on this day. Wednesday and Thursday will be a modified day for all students. Kindergarten students will be on morning schedule and end on 11:50 on Tuesday and 11:20 on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Comments (-1)
  • Open House

    Esqueda will be conducting two Open House nights. The first one is on Thursday, April 18 for Grades TK-4. The second Open House will be on Thursday, April 25 for grades 5-8. Both events will begin with a general meeting at 5:30 in the MPR. The classroom visitations will be from 6:00-7:00 PM.

    Comments (-1)
  • Neighborhood Walk

    Come join us on Saturday, February 23 as we will meet to walk the Esqueda neighborhood to share about all the wonderful things happening at our school. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and we will begin walking through the neighborhood around 9 AM.

    Comments (-1)
  • Intermediate Music Concert

    Please come to the MPR on Monday, December 10 at 6 PM to hear the Intermediate Music Classes perform some Holiday songs and other music.

    Comments (-1)
  • Intramural Sports

    Join us in supporting the Esqueda Girls' Soccer Team and Boys' Basketball Team as they compete against SAUSD schools at Valley High School on Saturday, Dec. 12. The boys play at 8:30 and 10:10. The girls play at 9:20 and 11:00.

    Comments (-1)
  • Student Free Day/Conference Week

    On Monday, December 3, there is no school due to Parent Conferences. There will be modified days all week from Tuesday, 12/4 - Friday, 12/7

    Comments (-1)
  • Girls' Volleyball Team wins City Championship

    The Esqueda Girls' Volleyball Team won the City Championship on Saturday, October 6 at Valley High School. After defeating Santiago in the semifinals, the girls pushed on to defeat Spurgeon in the finals. Congratulations to Coach Lee and Coach Reyes along with the outstanding volleyball team. Go Huskies!

    Comments (-1)
  • Speech and Debate

    Congratulations to our Speech and Debate Team. 16 of the 23 team members advanced to the semi-final round and 4 made it to the finals! Congratulations to Mauricio Herrera who was awarded 1st place in the Novice Prose category. Congratulations to Mr. Golding and the entire team!

    Comments (-1)
  • Elective Choices

    Esqueda Students who will be in grades 6,7, and 8 for the 2018-2019 school year, please follow the link to choose your elective class for next year. All students will have ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and PE. Please select your top two choices for your elective class.

    Comments (-1)
  • Chromebook Information

    We are encouraging all students in grades 4-8 to take advantage of the 1-to-1 Chromebooks provided in the classrooms. In order for the students to take the chromebooks home, they need to sign up for an insurance policy. We will be working with the PTA to collect the permission slips and insurance information. The cost for insurance coverage for the entire year is $21. Please drop by the office to ask about purchasing Chromebook insurance.

    Comments (-1)
  • Read, Read, Read

    Just remember students that it is important to read at least 20-30 minutes every day. You can also access hundreds of books through your MyOn account.

    Comments (-1)
  • SAUSD has its own Mobile App!

    Have you downloaded the SAUSD app? It features articles and photographs highlighting the programs, events, staff members, and students of our district. The app is offered in the Apple and Google Play Store. Simply type SAUSD or Santa Ana Unified.

    Comments (-1)

Principal's Message

  •  Kevin Tonai



    Dear Esqueda Community,

    Welcome back to Manuel Esqueda K-8 School. I am pleased to be serving this community for another year. We are excited to announce the introduction of the full-day Kindergarten program. All schools in SAUSD will have full day programs for the Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programs this year. The kinder students will be staying until 1:35 p.m. on most days and 1:00 p.m. on modified days. We hope to have more parents come in and get involved with our school through the many resources that will be offered at the Wellness Center. We would also like to say a warm welcome to our newest administrator Mr. Sam Perla who comes to us having served as the TOSA at Franklin Elementary. Also joining us this year is Mrs. Teri Davis. Mrs. Davis formerly served at Esqueda as a PE Teacher and TOSA. She is returning to us from Madison as Assistant Principal. We have many exciting programs in store for everyone! We look forward to offering our students the best education in Santa Ana.

    Have a fantastic year!
     Kevin Tonai




Upcoming Events

  • There are no upcoming events to display.

View Calendar