Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

5309 West 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 - (310) 725-5400

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Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Name: Margaret Lynch

School: Juan Cabrillo Elementary


I've been an educator for more than 30 years and absolutely love the students, staff, and families at Cabrillo! My daughter went to school in Wiseburn and I admired then and continue to admire the talents of the teachers, the dedication of the staffm and the strong home-school connections. We are united by our care for children and daily experince simple joys and celebrations of academic and social growth. Cabrillo truly is a place where we "grow and learn toegether!"

Principal's Message


Mrs. Margaret Lynch

"Where we grow and learn together"

June 2017

Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

"Where We Grow and Learn Together"

Dear Cabrillo Families and Friends,

This week one of our Kindergarten classes earned a story read to them by the superintendent(!) and as I paused in the classroom, it made me reflect on how very fortunate we are to have such involved and caring leadership at the district level in addition to our amazing teachers and staff.

Thank you for completing our school survey.  School Site Council was able to review the 129 responses we received and highlighted themes and trends.  We shared the results with faculty and will give time to address it at the beginning of the school year.  The best things recognized about Cabrillo include our staff, our facilities, and our welcoming environment.  Suggested areas for us to improve included homework (encouraged grade level consistency and optional homework over vacation periods), enrichment opportunities (classroom and school), and a consistent welcome.  Our total responses were 188 so SSC will look at the additional 59 replies for 2017-2018.

We recognize the tremendous service of our Cabrillo retirees:

*Pat Duncan, special education preschool teacher, 18 years of service!

*Jamie Ehring, school nurse, 26 years of service!

*Marge Lawson, instructional assistant, 34 years of service!

They join me in acknowledging the great work that came before us, the privilege is has been to part of Cabrillo, and the confidence that amazing efforts for children will continue.

Thank you for your consistent effort to support Cabrillo and your child as we "learn and grow together"!

Have a great summer,

Margaret Lynch


Junio 2017

Escuela Primaria Juan Cabrillo  

"Donde Nosotros Juntos Crecemos y Aprendemos"

Estimadas familias y Amigos de Cabrillo,

Esta semana una de nuestras clases de Jardin de Infantes ganaron el premio de una historia leída a ellos por el superintendente (!) y como me detuve en el aula, me hizo reflexionar sobre lo muy afortunados que somos de tener un liderazgo tan involucrado y atento a nivel de distrito además de nuestros maestros y personal increíble.

Gracias por completar nuestra encuesta escolar.  El Concilio Escolar pudo revisar las 129 respuestas que recibimos y destacó temas y tendencias.  Compartimos los resultados con la facultad y daremos tiempo para abordarlo al comienzo del año escolar.  Las mejores cosas reconocidas sobre Cabrillo incluyen nuestro personal, nuestras instalaciones, y nuestro ambiente acogedor.  Las áreas sugeridas para mejorar incluyeron tarea (fomentaron la consistencia del grado escolar y la tarea opcional durante los períodos de vacaciones), oportunidades de enriquecimiento (aula y escuela) y una bienvenida constante.  Nuestras respuestas totales fueron 188, de manera que SSC examinará las 59 respuestas adicionales para 2017-2018

Reconocemos el tremendo servicio de nuestros jubilados de Cabrillo:

*Pat Duncan, maestra de educación preescolar de educación especial, 18 años de servicio!

*Jamie Ehring, enfermera de la escuela, 26 años de servicio!

*Marge Lawson, asistente de instrucción, 34 años de servicio!

Únanse a mí en el reconocimiento de la gran obra que nos precedió, el privilegio ha sido a parte de Cabrillo, y la confianza de que los esfuerzos increíbles para los niños continuarán.  

Gracias por su constante esfuerzo para apoyar a Cabrillo y a su hijo/hija mientras "aprendemos y crecemos juntos"!

Que tengan unas hermosas vacaciones,

Sra. Margaret Lynch


Cabrillo is one of 390 exemplary California public elementary schools (re)named a 2012 California Distinguished School! In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Academic Performance Index (API) requirements.  The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.

A California Distinguished School

Juan Cabrillo Elementary was founded in 1949. It is one of the four elementary schools in the Wiseburn School District in the city of Hawthorne, California.

After almost sixty years of service, the original structure of Juan Cabrillo Elementary was demolished in July of 2007 in order to make way for the district’s newest and most technologically advanced school. The new facilities opened in January of 2009.


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