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About our School

School History

A School with a Mission
Rooted in history by virtue of its namesake, Mary Tsukamoto Elementary School is part of the rapidly growing Elk Grove Unified School District. Opened in August of 1992 with 600 students in grades K-6, the campus has grown since that time into a site serving over 1,000 students. Mrs. Mary Tsukamoto played an important role in establishing and enhancing the culture and traditions of the school community. The stories shared by Mrs. Tsukamoto about her years in the internment camps of World War II were profound lessons that provided a powerful basis upon which to build the multi-cultural appreciation that is evident in our school.
The school’s dedication ceremony in March of 1993 brought together civic leaders the neighboring community, school staff members and students in celebration of the naming of the school after Mrs. Tsukamoto.  Congressman Robert Matsui presented the school with a commemorative flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.  The Tsukamoto family presented the school with a wall-sized ceramic mural portraying scenes from Mrs. Tsukamoto’s rich Japanese culture. A time capsule was prepared by the students to commemorate the day.
Mary Tsukamoto
Because the opening of Mary Tsukamoto School coincided with the release of the Elementary Grades Task Force Report, “It’s Elementary,” school policies and procedures have been developed in congruence with their commendations described in the document. School wide academic goals are focused on the improvement of reading fluency and reading comprehension for all students. Staff members meet weekly to review student progress and to develop plans to enable students to reach their academic potential.
Mary Tsukamoto Mission Statement
Mary Tsukamoto Elementary School will inspire greatnessKindness and respect will be modeled to cultivate resilient, confident learners.  Our school community will think critically, work cooperatively, and persevere, to achieve goals and optimize potential.  In this supportive, safe, and empowering environment, all students will feel seen and heard as they become productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the world.
California PBIS 2023 Gold Implementation Award
2020 PBIS Community Cares
Mary Tsukamoto Elementary
Principal – Molly Sangalang
Vice Principal – Cathy Brink
Secretary – Lidia Ormonde
Breakfast service begins (MP) 7:35 a.m.
Gates open 8:05 a.m.
First bell rings 8:15 a.m.
1st- 6th Grades 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (M, T, Th, F)
1st- 6th Early out Wednesdays 8:20 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (W)

Morning Kindergarten: 8:20- 11:51 a.m.
Afternoon Kindergarten: 11:08 a.m.- 2:50 p.m. (M, T, Th, F)
Afternoon Kinder Early Out Wednesdays 11:08 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (W)
Minimum Day Bell Schedule
ALL TK/Kindergarten:  8:20 a.m. - 11:51 a.m.
Grades 1st- 6th:  8:20 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Year Round