Message from the Principal

August 8, 2019

Dear Arroyo Families,

On behalf of the entire Arroyo Elementary staff, I would like to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all of our new and returning families. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your school principal again this year. As a staff, we are looking forward to collaborating with you to ensure we are doing all that we can in support of your student’s healthy development. This year, we will continue to focus on social-emotional wellness, with an emphasis on cultivating a calm, safe school campus, in addition to providing students with rigorous, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities. 

Last year I was fortunate to experience first-hand, the passion and commitment of our generous parent community and the unwavering dedication of our professional staff who work tirelessly to ensure student success. I am confident that 2019-20 will be an equally rewarding year for our 640 Mustangs; we remain committed to further strengthening our academic programs on our quest for innovative and inspiring ways to promote creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication in the hearts and minds of our students.

Each new school year brings change, and this year is no exception. Last June Arroyo said goodbye to two teachers – Mr. Reed and Mrs. Neese. We wish them the very best in their future endeavors. This year, we welcome three new teachers onto our team. Mrs. Ahlquist has joined our 5th grade team. Miss Cook and Miss Silvers have joined our 1st grade team. As standing TUSD teachers, these educators bring experience and passion into their new roles and are excited to have joined our Arroyo family – and we are grateful to have them here. 

I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Kirsten Antonius, our new PTA President, as well as Amy Kassardjian, our Vice President, our entire PTA Board and all of our members again this year! As parents and family members, your help and support is paramount to your child’s overall success.  We encourage you to become involved in the elementary school experience. Our PTA is regularly in need of parent volunteers, as are our Arroyo teachers. We hope you will plan to join our Arroyo PTA.  Together we are better. Visit for more information.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the year. Thank you for your partnership in your child’s education. Once again, welcome back!

Kind Regards,

Katy Sheyka