Theodore Judah Elementary School PTA
The Theodore Judah Elementary School PTA funds Art, Music, Garden, Kindness & Science instruction for all students at our school.
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Theodore Judah Elementary School is a public school located in Sacramento, California, serving East Sacramento and Midtown. Opened in a one-room wooden bungalow in 1927, our school is the oldest continually-operating school in Sacramento. Our school is listed on the the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was named after Theodore Judah, who helped design the first transcontinental railroad.
A Hello from Principal Holding
I am always impressed by your willingness to assist us in general and specific ways. Thank you for your attendance
at our events, for your support and kind words about our staff and programs, and mostly, thank you for sharing
your remarkable students with us. We know how blessed we are to work with them each day.
Please help me and welcoming Amber Christianson as Judah’s new 2nd grade teacher. In addition, I would also
like to welcome Matilda Farrow and Karrie Figiel as our new Art coordinators, as well as Sara Mendoza as our
new Science Alive coordinator.
This year all classrooms will be implementing the use of a new district ELA program. We will continue to strive
to create even more authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students. Our highly skilled and
effective faculty embraces working together to ensure content alignment and sharing best practices to enhance
their pedagogy. We know that by working together we create opportunities for students to achieve beyond their
own perceived ability levels. That is my goal for every student at Theodore Judah Elementary; success each
day and in all areas. As always, I encourage students to take both academic and extracurricular risks. I
encourage them to be their personal best each and every day while being Respectful, Responsible, Kind,
Safe and always a Learner (Principal’s High Five).
Having the opportunity to visit classrooms and talk to students makes me incredibly proud of Judah students.
They are a strong, compassionate, and a wise group of human beings surrounded by an equally
compassionate and talented staff. At Judah, there seems to be no end in supporting students for growth,
achievement, and self-esteem. I am truly honored to work alongside such an outstanding group of people who
are dedicated to student achievement and success. We are all here (students and staff alike) for the purpose
of changing lives and creating a better future for all. We also know that we can’t do any of this without the
support of parents and community.
Author Louis L’Amour wrote, “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will
be the beginning.”
I again thank you for your support for our school and for your involvement in your student’s education; that is
one of our greatest strengths and something that sets us apart from other schools. We are very proud of our
reality that here, there is an opportunity for everyone to be involved; this includes students, parents, and
members of the community.
We are excited for the 2018-19 school year. Together, we can ensure that this will be our best year yet.
Here’s to a great year together,
Read Principal Holding's Monthly Newsletters HERE.
A Message from Principal Holding on Social Media and Schools
Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) has had widespread impact on the way in which we communicate and express our thoughts and opinions. There are clearly many benefits for us both as individuals and also as communities, and many of our schools are exploring how they might best harness the power of social media to engage even more closely with parents and pupils.