Welcome Back


Dear Colonial Acres                                                                                             August 22, 2018 


On behalf of the entire Colonial Acres staff, we want to welcome parents, guardians and students to a new year at Colonial Acres Elementary School.  We look forward to working with you and your children in their educational journey 


My name is Kathy LaCome and it is my sincere pleasure to introduce myself as the new principal of Colonial Acres Elementary School. I have worked at Colonial Acres as the Vice Principal for the past two years and am excited to step into the Principal role.  I am humbly honored to continue working with this community. 


We are lucky to have Mr. Olivares continue to work with Colonial Acres as our Vice Principal for the upcoming school year. He has worked hard to improve academic outcomes for our students and to also enhance our climate and culture as a school community. He is excited to come back and is looking forward to working not only with Colonial Acres, but Hesperian Elementary School as well. 


It is our vision that all children can learn when we embrace the whole child, valuing their experiences, families, and cultures.  When we embrace the whole child we build on their strengths to engage them academically, socially and emotionally.  Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing world.   


We anticipate a most successful year as the school community continues to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child here at Colonial Acres Elementary School.  




The first bell rings at 8:10AM each day.  Students should be on campus when the bell rings in order to be on time for school each day.   


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Wednesday - August 22nd   

Transitional Kindergarten 8:10 AM – 12:15 PM  

Kindergarten8:10 AM -  1:00 PM 

Grades 1-5 8:10 AM  1:00 PM  


FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL  – August 23rd  TO August 31st : 

August 23 24, 27, 28, 30, 31: 

Transitional Kindergarten 8:10 AM – 12:15 PM  

Kindergarten8:10 AM – 1:05 PM 

Grades K-58:10 AM  1:15 PM  


Wednesday August 30th: 

Transitional Kindergarten 8:10 AM – 12:15 PM  

Kindergarten8:10 AM -  1:00 PM 

Grades 1-5 8:10 AM  1:00 PM  



REGULAR School Hours for the 2018-2019 school year begin on Tuesday, September 4th   

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 

Transitional Kindergarten 8:10 AM – 12:15 PM  

Kindergarten8:10 AM  1:15 PM 

Grades 1-38:10 AM – 2:47 PM 

Grades 4-58:10 AM – 2:55PM 


Every WEDNESDAY is scheduled as a Collaboration Time for teachers. 

Transitional Kindergarten 8:10 AM – 12:15 PM  

Kindergarten8:10 AM -  1:00 PM 

Grades 1-5 8:10 AM  1:00 PM  



Monday, September 3rd  is Labor Day. There is NO SCHOOL 



All San Lorenzo Unified students are eligible for free breakfast every day from 7:50 to 8:05 AM.  Please join us every morning for a no-cost breakfast beginning at 7:50 AM. Applications for free/reduced lunch are available in the school office.  

Important:  Do not send your children to school before 7:50 AM as there is no supervision prior to this time. 


Important:  Do not send your children to school before 7:50 AM as there is no supervision prior to this time.  Do not park in the STAFF ONLY parking lot.  This is a safety hazard for our staff and students 

When children are dismissed at the end of the day, they are to go directly home or to childcare at that time.  They are not to remain at school as there is no supervision after dismissal.  Thank you for adjusting your schedule to assist us with the care and welfare of your child. 

Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child(ren) during the school year, please call the school at (510) 317-4511 or contact me via e-mail at klacome@slzusd.org. 



Kathy LaCome 

Principal, Colonial Acres Elementary 

(510) 317.4500