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  • "We are SAUSD" School Fair

    All families and friends are invited to join us at the "We are SAUSD" School Fair on Saturday, January 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be on 4th Street between the blocks of French St. and Bush St. Come by the Esqueda Tent to get some Esqueda Spirit items.

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  • PTA Family Skate Night

    We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 3rd at the Fountain Valley Skate Center for a night of roller skating. The fun begins at 6:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

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  • Welcome Mr. Tonai

    The Esqueda community would like to welcome Mr. Kevin Tonai as the Interim Principal at Esqueda. Mr. Tonai has worked in the Santa Ana Unified School District for eleven years having served as an Assistant Principal at Mendez Fundamental, Godinez Fundamental, Century High School and also as an Interim Principal at Fremont Elementary School earlier this year. This is Mr. Tonai's 23rd year in education and he is excited to be working with the Esqueda students, staff, and parents.

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  • Early Literacy classes on Monday mornings

    Attention parents ealry literacy classes for your 3.5 to 5 year olds at Esqueda on Monday mornings. Please come and get more information in the main office.

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  • Parents as teachers classes every Monday!

    Parents, join us every Monday from 8:15am to 11:15am for our parenting classes. Childcare is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to learn strategies. Every Monday is a different topic. We look forward to seeing you.

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  • 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.

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Manuel Esqueda K-8 School, home of the Huskies. Our teachers are committed to providing an exemplary common core aligned instructional program and our focus is student success. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors; staff, students, and parents, are excited to be here.  At Esqueda, we strive to provide a positive, safe, and engaging learning environment filled with a variety of programs and services to meet the varied learning needs of our students.


We are committed to providing challenging educational opportunities for children every day. But to be successful, we need your help. You, as parents, are the most critical part of our school success. You take an active and crucial role in providing an atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits. Your support provides the foundation for students to come ready to learn. I strongly encourage you to be an active part of your child’s education by making sure they get to school on time and attend school regularly. Please ensure that your child reads each and every night.


As the Principal of Esqueda K-8 School, I pledge to you that our students are our number one priority.  Please know that we are here to support you and your child., and we welcome you to contact us if there is any way we can further assist you in meeting your child's needs.


Maria Pimienta Ed.D  

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