Welcome to Orchard Elementary School

Home of the Owls.

Dear Orchard Family,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year!   The Orchard staff and I are very excited to start the new school year.  Orchard Elementary School is a caring learning community, with excellent teachers who will offer a rigorous curriculum, engaged parental support, all the while challenging all of our students with high expectations for academic and social excellence.

Orchard Elementary is a STEAM school.  STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.  These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! 

This year we are continuing our journey as an AVID school.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.  Last year our AVID focus was on organization.  This year we will focus on writing and organization.

Thank you for your ongoing support; please join our Parent Teacher Club and participate in many of our school events; activities; and fundraisers too!


Anne Silva


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Anne Silva

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