Principal's Message

Welcome to Manzanita Elementary,

Home of the Mountain Lions!

It is my privilege and honor to serve as principal at Manzanita Elementary School.  Three Rivers School District has been my home for as long as I can remember.  I grew up in TRSD, my two boys have grown up in TRSD and  I have worked with TRSD since 2004.  My husband and I are proud to call this amazing valley home. 


 It is a pleasure to be part of such a fabulous school community.  We are a dedicated group of staff, parents, and community members working together to provide the highest quality education for our students. We hold high expectations, continually focused on positive growth both academically and behaviorally.  I am very proud of our students, each day they work hard and are always striving to learn and reach new goals. As a staff we work hard to provide enriching opportunities so that each and every student is provided an opportunity to maximize their individual potential.


Our school follows a positive behavior model focused on four simple expectations. Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Kind. These expectations are reinforced daily in all areas of our school. At home we ask that you teach your child to continually strive to be the best they can be, be persistent and be the nice kid.  In a world where we can choose to be anything, choose kind. Together we are building their future. 


At Manzanita we believe in the partnership between home and school. We are in this together! Building success and positive school experiences takes a community. Parent involvement in school is vital for student success.  I encourage you to be involved at as many levels as you are able; daily with your child at home, volunteering in the classroom, joining school committees, site councils or attending district board meetings. The staff at Manzanita is looking forward to a fabulous fun filled year of learning and growing together!


Thank you for sending your child to Manzanita each day!


Renee Hults, Principal