Home of the Mustangs!! 

Reminder of Holidays Coming Up 

Minimum day for students on Friday, December 21. 1:20 release.

Winter Break is December 24 through January 7.  Students return to school on Tuesday, January 8. 

Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

Monday, February 11 is Abraham Lincoln holiday. 

Monday, February 18, is George Washington holiday.



When you shop for photo books, calendars and photo gifts through our custom Storefront, Shutterfly will donate 8% OF ALL PURCHASES TO OUR ORGANIZATION. Start shopping today at SMES.ShutterflyStorefront.com

Lighthouse After School 2018-19

Color Your World Jan 22 - Feb 28
Wet and wonderful watercolor, tricky tempera and outrageous oil pastels will be the medium we use to let your ideas flow. Abstract, symbolic and realistic are the subject matter with which we will ex-periment.

Make It, Rip It Up and Make It Again Mar 5 - Apr 11
Combine drawing, painting and 2-D materials to the surface of your artwork. Create and re-create your artwork, making collages ranging from landscapes to dreams, from portraits to abstractions.

Creative Clay Apr 15 - May 30
Turn dirt to rock! Have you ever wondered how to transform the clay beneath your feet into a lasting artistic creation? Come try your hand at pinch, slab and coil building techniques, and leave with a mirror of your imagination.

Sign ups / Permission Slips are due to your school’s main office. If signing up for multiple classes, please list classes in priority order, and placements will be determined by lottery. You will be notified of your enrollment one week prior to the class beginning. Regular attendance is expected and multiple absences will result in a loss of class placement. Please see your site secretary or the AUSD Lighthouse After School Website at www.atasusd.org for more information.
Lighthouse After School 2018-19
Art Class
with Carolyn Balogh

One Cool Earth Corner Every child deserves a place to grow--their health, academic success, and personal well-being! That’s why One Cool Earth’s Earth Genius program creates amazing school gardens at public schools throughout our county. Are you a grandparent, parent or community volunteer who can spare an hour or two each week to help at your school garden? That’s right, it’s YOUR garden too! We will be here all year, and we can’t do this alone. Lend your support throughout the year to help provide standards-based science lessons, garden clubs, food tastings, Family Cooking Nights, and more to grow healthy, happy, smart students. To volunteer or for more information, visit onecoolearth.org. Register to volunteer by clicking the ‘Volunteer’ tab. Gardens change lives!

Sweatshirt Picture

Sweat Pants Picture

  If you are cleaning out outgrown clothing we could use your hand me downs.   Our students frequently need a change of clothing when something goes wrong.  We have plenty for the kinder kids but we need larger sizes.  We prefer sweats so that we don't need to keep many sizes and don't have an issue with fashion!


SMES School Calendar

Instructional Hours
Monday - Thursday Schedule

Grades 1-5
8:20 a.m.to 2:45 p.m.

AM Kindergarten     PM Kindergarten/TK
 8:20 a.m. to 12:10     9:50 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Every Friday is Early Release Friday
(Grades 1-5)

Minimum Day

  Principal:                  Secretary:  Marshawn Porter         Judi Lilley

We Tip 1 800-78-CRIME
To ensure a safe and orderly campus throughout the school year, we need your cooperation in supporting our school and celebrating the great things we are doing at Santa Margarita Elementary. In the past few months we have had an increase in the amount of vandalism and graffiti on our campus. The defacing and destroying of property can be costly to our school and district and may cause people to think our school is not well-cared for. Because our community and families do care about our school and what happens here, we are asking that you if you see or know of any vandalism occurring on our campus, that you please call the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550 or We-Tip at 1800-78-CRIME. We appreciate your help and support in keeping our campus safe.