Dear Evans Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School! My name is Adam Bernstein and I will be the principal at Evans beginning in the fall. I am very excited to begin working at this school. I have heard wonderful things about the students, staff, and community. I’m confident that we will have a great year together.
I have been a principal in the Garden Grove Unified School District for twenty-one years. I believe in the mission of the GGUSD and am honored to have worked for the majority of my career in this exceptional and nationally recognized school district. Prior to coming to Evans, I served as the principal at Simmons, Peters 4-6, and Newhope Elementary Schools. I have also served as an assistant principal in the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach and have worked as a teacher in various locations including Los Angeles, San Jose, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Personally, I have a wife who is a middle school teacher and three sons. One of my sons is a sophomore in college and our twins are seniors in high school.
We are very excited to have all of our students back on campus this year! As you know, all Garden Grove schools will be open full-time beginning August 16th. We will continue to follow recommended safety protocols such as indoor masking and enhanced cleaning. We are confident that Evans will be safe and prepared for our return to school. We look forward to resuming many of our regular activities such as assemblies, field trips, and parent meetings this year. I know the students will enjoy the more “normal” school year that we have planned.
This past year and a half has been a challenge for all of us. Like you, I hope we keep making progress in our fight against COVID and that we continue to move toward a more normal lifestyle. Please know that the staff and I will make all efforts to ensure that your children are well cared for and supported academically, socially, and emotionally as we make our return to a regular school schedule. We are here to help. Please contact our office should you have any questions or need any assistance.
I’m looking forward to getting to know the Evans community and working to move our school and students forward. Remember, the first day of school is August 16th!
Adam Bernstein, Principal
Greetings Evans scholars and families!
As we dive into a new school year, we are proud of our strong and active PTA. The parents in our PTA are engaged in helping our school community. The PTA hosts fundraisers so that each of our 505 scholars can participate in an educational field trip. Through this, we encourage inclusiveness and enriching educational experiences. In addition, PTA members also raise money to purchase technology for the implementation of digital literacy. Parents organize Movie Night and Science Night as a way to increase parental involvement in our school community. Parents take on the special role as hosts for our cultural assemblies as we establish a sense of belonging on campus. They also work hard in rewarding student excellency with incentives such as awards and books! Rewards for satisfying the character monthly development achievement include a book or coupon for shopping at the student store. We are thankful to have our student store run by parents, and they do an amazing job in there! Additionally, they promote school spirit with our Evans t-shirts! This school year, our PTA will sponsor a project called "Art Reach," where student artwork will be turned into cards or magnets to promote the utilization of art rather than framing it. It will also acknowledge artists and create a community for these talented individuals.
Evans holds many after school programs that promote productivity and critical thinking for our students. Our Boys & Girls Club provides after school homework support and athletic activities. We have after school intervention for primary students, where they receive homework and classwork help in the subject area required. We have also created the Scholars Academy program for fifth and sixth graders. Students in this program study social studies and science standards, later to compete with their peers. It is a challenging, yet fun program to enhance student global awareness.
This year we are happy to implement the sciences into our learning environment through our Robotics and STEM enrichment programs! The purpose of these programs is to promote critical thinking and college readiness skills for students.
We are excited to launch many fun activities throughout this school year, including spirit assemblies and flag ceremonies to celebrate student accomplishments. We invite all students and families to join us for events such as Read Across America, the 100th Day of School, and our Evans Family Barbecue! Additionally, we will have our Winter and Spring concerts, where choir and instrumental will perform musical numbers they have worked hard on. Our upcoming event of the school year will be the conversion of our computer lab into a Learning Center. It will used as a media center that hosts parent meetings, student reading and enrichment, and professional development.
We are committed to providing consistent communication with our families. Our Instagram and Facebook pages are a great way for families to stay connected to the great things happening at Evans. Healthy and civil communications between students and staff is guaranteed to create a safe school environment, and we hope to achieve that for our Evans scholars.
Please feel free to stop by the office for any questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to a great school year.