Principal's Message

Dear Tustin Ranch Cool Coyote Families,


As we celebrate the close of a wonderful year together, I wanted to take a moment to share how much I have enjoyed getting a chance to meet all 610 students this year! Your love of learning, your compassion, and your kind hearts are an inspiration to me daily. I am very proud of every one of you! It is an honor to serve as your school principal.


I would like to thank our PTA for funding some amazing field trips this year to Riley’s Farm, Discovery Cube Ocean Quest, Discovery Science Center, and the Irvine Park Gold Rush Experience. As well as class plays, iPads for the classrooms, amazing assemblies, and new PE equipment! PTA also funded our new Buddy Bench where you can go find a friend to play with at recess.


Some of my favorite memories from this year include our dance parties, the Awesome Attendance Award with extra recess and getting a chance to play handball with you, our six Celebration Ceremonies celebrating every child, as well as watching your Digital Storytelling movies at Open House, the staff vs. 5th graders water balloon volleyball game, and the 5th grade picnic today where I must have received at least 100 pies in the face!

Thank you for making my first year here at Tustin Ranch a great one! I look forward to everything we can accomplish together next year and the years to come. This is an amazing community and I am proud to be a part of it.

Have a wonderful summer! I look forward to hearing all about your experiences when we get back.

The office will reopen on July 22nd. Back to School Night will be August 12th (Class lists will be available online that day), and the first day of school in August 13th.

Take Care,


Kathi Denny


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