... we will be starting Winter Break with early release at 1:20 on Thursday December 21.    Buses will be picking up students at 1:25 for the HUB and   at 2:25 for Pozo/Parkhill route.

Students will be on vacation from December 22 through January 8th.  They return to school on January 9th.

All Kindergarteners and Transitional Kindergartners will be on the morning schedule on December 21st:  8:20-12:10

Other Holidays Coming Up

Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 15th                     Lincoln’s  Day on Monday, February 12th                         Washington’s Day on Monday, February 19th

4th and 5th graders meet every Tuesday at lunch after and after school, 2:45 - 3:30, room 602. . 

Our Artist in Residence program has begun.   Mrs. Matheisen will be displaying student art work in the office.  Stop by and check out the great work.  She will also be hosting Art club at lunch on Monday's at lunch and Tuesday's after school from 2:45-3:30.  Permission slips are in the office for the after school.  A big THANK YOU to PTA and Susan Mathiesen for making this possible for SMES.


  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.