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Dennis Earl Elementary School

Turlock Unified School District

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    About Us

    Our school is named after Dennis G. Earl, a former Trustee of the Turlock Joint Elementary School Board, who died in 1985. Earl is designed to be a community-oriented campus where families enjoy recreational activities after school hours and on the weekends.

    We have a very diverse student population with 14 different languages spoken by our students and their families. We are proud to recognize and celebrate students' academic and social accomplishments on a regular basis at our monthly Excellent Explorer Assemblies which highlight students for a variety of personal strengths based on the character traits found in our Character Counts Program such as respect and responsibility. We have a closed circuit television program that broadcasts to every classroom each morning with the daily bulletin, we call this “Explorer Vision”.  We love to use “Explorer Vision” to recognize our children that are "caught doing something good".

    We also have a close working relationship with our local University, California State University, Stanislaus, we have over 100 tutors, mentors, and observers come into our classrooms to provide support. We also host a number of student teachers each year in our TK-6 classrooms and several university teaching methodology classes are taught on campus with the University students providing additional instructional and intervention support to our Earl students. 

    Earl has a dedicated and caring group of parents and volunteers who make up our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). These wonderful people give countless hours of their time in classrooms and attend the many PTA functions. The PTA supports teachers and programs throughout the school.  They host different fundraisers throughout the year and put on a school wide walk a thon and a whole school spring carnival, all of these are aimed at raising funds to support student field trips and additional school projects. We appreciate our parents' commitment to our school and to their children's education.

    All Explorers will achieve at high levels within a safe, supportive, compassionate, and collaborative community.