Home of the Dolphins


835 E. 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-667-3500
Fax: 510-667-6234
Email: communications@slusd.us

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Halkin Elementary

A message from Principal Quock

Dear Families and Students,

Welcome to Halkin Elementary School! It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. As the principal of this esteemed institution, I am honored to be a part of a community that values education, growth, and the overall well-being of our students.

At Halkin Elementary, we believe in creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing a well-rounded education that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and a love for lifelong learning.

Allow me to highlight some of the exceptional programs and initiatives we offer here at Halkin Elementary:

Academic Excellence:
We strive for academic excellence by implementing a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. Our passionate teachers create engaging lessons and incorporate innovative teaching methods to inspire curiosity and promote academic growth. Through personalized instruction, small group activities, and hands-on learning experiences, we aim to instill a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in our students.

STEM Education:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education is an integral part of our curriculum at Halkin Elementary. We provide various opportunities for our students to explore these fields through interactive experiments, robotics clubs, coding workshops, and engaging project-based learning. By fostering a love for STEAM subjects, we equip our students with the necessary skills for success in the 21st century.

Arts and Culture:
We believe in the power of artistic expression and its role in a well-rounded education. Our art classes encourage creativity and allow students to explore their talents through various mediums. Additionally, our music program offers opportunities for students to participate in the school choir and band, nurturing their musical abilities and providing memorable performance experiences.

Social-Emotional Learning:
We prioritize the social-emotional well-being of our students, recognizing its importance in their overall development. Our school implements programs and initiatives that promote self-awareness, empathy, and positive relationships. Through counseling services, character education, and peer support programs, we create a supportive environment where students can thrive emotionally and develop essential life skills.

Community Engagement:
We believe that strong community involvement is vital for the success of our students. Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) plays an active role in organizing events, fostering a sense of belonging, and strengthening the home-school partnership. We encourage parents and guardians to actively participate in school activities, as your support and engagement are invaluable in creating a vibrant and enriching community.

I am truly excited to embark on this journey together with you and your children. At Halkin Elementary, we value collaboration, open communication, and a shared commitment to the success of each student. I encourage you to reach out to our dedicated staff with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Together, we can create an exceptional educational experience for our children.

I extend my heartfelt welcome once again to all new and returning families. I am confident that with our collective efforts, this academic year will be filled with wonderful achievements, growth, and memorable experiences.

Wishing you all a successful and fulfilling school year!

Warm regards,

Principal Quock

Halkin Elementary