About Mabel Paine

It is with pleasure that I introduce you to Mabel Paine Elementary School, a California Distinguished School. Our school is known to provide a welcoming environment and high quality education to our students in partnership with strong parent support. We are a small, close-knit learning environment where the needs of our students are given the highest priority. Our students experience a rigorous academic curriculum through hands-on activities, use of technology, and the support of early interventions to speed each student on his or her way to success. Our most important goal is to take the students in our care and move them forward as far as they can go each and every year. Above all, we strive to create a love of learning in our students that will serve them both now and in the future. Our experienced and innovative staff members work in professional learning communities to provide students with a balanced and comprehensive educational program. Teachers are highly qualified and child-centered. They willingly participate in ongoing professional growth and deliver the most current and relevant curriculum and instruction to students.

Mabel Paine is located in Yorba Linda, California. The mobility rate is low, as many families have been here for several years. New students continue to enroll as the hills above the school fill with additional housing developments. Students are presented with a standards-based curriculum, which includes reading, written expression, mathematics, social science, science, physical education, visual and performing arts, and health. Students are placed in either traditionally-based classrooms or in multi-age classroom settings depending on which configuration best meets the needs of the children. In addition to a wide range of materials and technology within the classrooms there is a multimedia center that houses both the library and computer lab. The school provides a wealth of technology resources with several additional computer pods in close proximity to classrooms. The kindergarten classrooms each have a small pod of computers in their rooms. Staff members include regular education classroom teachers, special education teachers, a speech and language specialist, a resource specialist, a psychologist, and the principal. We are joined by part-time staff to provide an educational program rich in the acquisition of academic skills as well as strong character development. The part-time staff includes physical education specialists as well as instrumental music teachers for grade 5.

The school is pleased to offer the innovative MIND Institute ST (Spatial Temporal) Math + Music program where all students take part in weekly standards-aligned web-based math activities and K-3 students take part in weekly piano keyboard instruction. Fifth grade students take part in the district elementary band and orchestra music programs. We are also pleased to offer both Boys and Girls Club and a before/after school child care on our campus for the convenience of our families. These programs offer child care, supervised homework assistance, and enrichment activities in a safe environment during the after-school hours until 6:00 PM.

Sincerely,

Tamara Beeuwsaert, Principal