Mariposa Elementary School

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    All Grades are currently

    on a Distance Learning


    No classes are

    held on site.


    Office Hours 7:30am - 3:30pm
    Office Phone Number 909-794-8620

    Office FAX Number 909 794-8624

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    “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free”

    Red Ribbon Week Activities


    Virtually, Of Course! Make sure to have your grownup post photos to the

    Mariposa Elementary School Yearbook Facebook Page!


    Monday, Oct. 26th: “Plant the Promise” Celebrate Red Ribbon Week by planting red flower bulbs which bloom in the Spring and serve as a reminder of the importance and the beauty of a drug free life. Connect with nature, enjoy the outdoors and relish in the rewards of something beautiful you’ve nurtured.  

    Tuesday, Oct. 27th: Mask Challenge”  Join the #RedRibbonMaskChallenge by wearing a Red Ribbon-Themed Mask today. Take a photo and tag #wearemonarchs@RUSD Use the hashtag #RedRibbonMaskChallenge for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Winners will be announced in November

    Wednesday, Oct. 28th:”United we are Drug Free!”- Students and staff wear red. Enter the 2020 National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. Grab your camera and show us your creativity! You could win an iPad and $1,000 for the K-12 school of your choice. Visit
    Entry Period Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2020

    Voting Period Nov. 2 - Nov. 16, 2020

    Winners Announced Dec. 2, 2020


    Thursday, Oct. 29th:”Family Table Time” Did you know that teens who eat dinner with their families are less likely to use drugs and alcohol?   Plan a simple family meal that everyone can help prepare or just order from a local restaurant and have delivered!  The important thing is to sit down, together, and enjoy each other’s company.  Can’t think of anything to say?  Try one of these conversation starters. 

    • What was the best part of your day?
    • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    • If you could be a famous person for a week, who would you be and why?
    • If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
    • If you had one wish (and you can’t wish for more wishes), what would you wish for and why?
    • If you could eat just one food everyday for a month and nothing else, what would it be?
    • What is your biggest fear?
    • What is one way you helped another person today?
    • If you could trade places with your parents for a day, what would you do differently?
    • If you could have one dream come true, what would it be?


    Friday, Oct. 30th: Scare Drugs Away”- wear  your costume! Make sure your grownup posts to the Mariposa Facebook page…..and enjoy!



    Mariposa PTA Halloween Car Rally!

    Friday, Oct. 30th  from 4PM to 6PM

    Wear your costume, join the fun!





    We are excited to let you know that you can order Mariposa Spirit Wear on line and have it delivered to your home! Orders will beshipped directly to your door once complete. There are lots of fun options– we show only a few.

    Go to the Pop Up Store and see them all!

    Click on this link to go to the Mariposa Spirit Wear Pop Up Store!


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    Click here for ordering information







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    Distance Learning


    Dear Mariposa Monarch Parents,

    This new school year is here and with it, the reality of distance learning.  I know this is not how anyone ever envisioned beginning a school year, but I do want to let each and every parent know that our Mariposa staff is more than ready.  

    One of the first things I wanted to let you know is that our website is a great resource for information, especially during these “virtual” times. Currently, you can find the latest school newsletter, The Butterfly Facts; the latest Weekly Bulletin; forms you might need such as Chromebook opt out forms, technology policy forms and more.  Please make it a habit to check the Mariposa web site often.  

    Daily Learning Schedule

    Every grade level follows a specific format of instruction.  To access your student's schedule Click Here


    As always, attendance is extremely important for all students.  During this time of distance learning it is even more vital that students are ready for school and be an active participant in the digital learning environment on a daily basis.  Attendance will be taken DAILY.  IF your child is absent from school any day please communicate with the Mariposa office to let us know.  

    Thank you,

    Mr. Hackney



    Founded in 1965, Mariposa Elementary strives to provide all students with a strong educational foundation that is rooted in strong academic practices and longtime traditions. 

    Awards and Recognitions


     California Distinguished School (2012)


    National Parent Group of the Year – PTO Today Magazine (September 2013)


    Previously recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence as a Honor Roll School and a Scholar School


    Past grant recipient from the San Manuel Mission Band of Indians


    Past California School Boards Golden Bell Award recipient for our School Gardens


    “A” Grade and ranking of #2 for Best Public Schools in San Bernardino County and Best Public Elementary School Teachers in San Bernardino County ( 2017)


    School Vision and Mission

    Mariposa Elementary School's staff, with excellent support and involvement of our parents and community, is committed to emphasizing academic and social achievement at the highest levels of excellence and to meeting the unique needs of all students with standards-based academics along with visual and    performing-arts oriented programs.


    Though it is a rigorous academic environment, there is a profound sense of student happiness on the campus.  The children are animated in their play, and engaged in their lessons. Mariposa is an educational environment supported by caring adults and a belief system that supports both the academic growth and the emotional needs of all children. Students are guided by our long tradition of the Five Keys to Success; responsibility, organization, flexible thinking, pride, and contribution. These essential elements of knowledge and character provide a basis for sound educational practices and also serve as character education. The collective result is a responsible and capable student body, preparing for a global society.  Branching out, the Visual and Performing Arts (music, art and movement) are integrated into the daily curriculum. The day begins with music from the Composer of the Month over the outdoor speakers. Students perform in weekly Flag Ceremony assemblies, the school chorus, band, and classroom plays. Hands-on experience and discovery can be seen in our gardens.  We work on physical strength through our twice weekly Running Club.  Mariposa is a safe nurturing environment where all students can find variety of opportunities for learning, building confidence, and developing responsibility.

Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to Mariposa Elementary School!


    August 2020


    Dear Mariposa Elementary School Families,


    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Mariposa Elementary School.  I am excited and honored to continue to be a part of the Mariposa community.  I look forward to working hard this year to continue to build strong relationships with new and existing students and families. If you ever have a concern about something or a question regarding a specific situation or procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me.  My email is and phone # is 909 794-8620.

    While this isn't quite the way we thought we would be starting the school year,  I know beyond a doubt that with the combined energies of our students, families, teachers and staff we will not just do well, we will thrive. I encourage you to choose kindness, choose positivity and choose to be a flexible thinker. 


    “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which,

    more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”

    -William James




    Mariposa is a school with a great deal to be proud of.  I look forward to continuing to support all our students through a strong home, school and community partnership.



    Dustin Hackney, Principal