Principal's Message

Menlo Park Elementary School
- Mission Statement -

“Our mission as a school community is to educate and support all students academically, socially, and emotionally. We do this by providing effective and collaborative instruction in a positive learning environment. We do this to encourage and inspire all students to reach their full potential as learners and as citizens.”

Principal Elise GuestPrincipal Elise Guest
Dear Menlo Park Families, Students, and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! It is a privilege to serve as the Principal of Menlo Park Elementary School- a school that has earned a well-deserved reputation for high expectations, academic excellence and a positive, safe learning environment in which each and every child is able to learn and grow.

Menlo Park’s dedicated, caring, expert staff is committed to inspiring each student to grow as they hold high expectations for students’ learning and behavior and ensure students experience success each and every day.

Menlo Park is built on the behavioral expectations: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. We believe that all students deserve to develop in an environment that promotes and supports students learning how to make the right choices.

The elementary school years are an exciting time of learning and growth for our students. These years provide students with opportunities to begin a love for reading, to explore new interests, and to expand skills while discovering personal strengths. We strive to support students through these years of growth.

We encourage questions, comments, or concerns that arise throughout the school year. Please feel free to visit Menlo, contact your child’s classroom teacher, our office staff, and me. We hope that each and every child has a rewarding, positive, and successful experience at Menlo Park Elementary School!

Elise M. Guest, Ed.D
Principal, Menlo Park Elementary School

Volunteers Needed!

SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteers Needed-Just One Hour per Week!

As a SMART volunteer, you’ll read one-on-one with our kindergarten through third-grade students each week from now until mid-May. The consistent, one-on-one time helps build literacy skills and self-confidence. SMART is fun and further encourages children to read outside the classroom by giving them new books each month to take home and keep.

We are looking for 14 volunteers; reading times are available at Gilbert Heights, Menlo Park and Mill Park!

For more information about volunteering with SMART, call 971-634-1616 or visit

Love Our Library

Help Menlo Park Elementary buy new books for our library by donating to the "Love Our Library" program!

The "Love Our Library" program makes it possible for Menlo to set up a secure site for donations. Giving is easy & 100% of the donations go toward buying new books for Menlo!

Visit Menlo Park’s web page/Facebook page and click on the “Love Our Library” Link. All donated funds will be used to buy books for the Menlo Park Elementary Library through the Junior Library Guild.

Please feel free to contact Katie McNair, Menlo Park Library Assistant, for more information. Thank you for your support!

Click here to donate

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