Welcome to John D. Sloat Website!


Message from our principal:

Dear John D. Sloat families,

     John Sloat Elementary School combines a strong academic program with extra-curricular activities to develop the whole child. Our teachers are highly qualified and exemplify the high standards that we have for our educators and our students. Each staff member is dedicated to working with parents in helping students succeed and flourish and to recognize the unique potential of each child.

     John Sloat is a physically and emotionally safe learning environment where students are encouraged to do their personal best and are provided with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and motivation that they need to succeed. This is accomplished by setting high expectations, while respecting the individual needs and abilities of our diverse student population.

     At John Sloat, we aim to educate the whole child. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards, students and families are nurtured with a variety of services, programs and leadership opportunities which include:


  • Balanced Literacy Instruction & a wide access to a variety of interesting books for students in each classroom
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Library & Computer Lab
  • Student Leadership Opportunities:
  • Student Council
  • Peer Mediation
  • Green Team
  • Lunch helpers
  • Character Education:
  • Pillars of Character, Character Education Program
  • Very Special Arts
  • Supports and Services:
  • On site preschool program
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Free after school enrichment program
  • Free after school tutoring
  • On site Social Worker and Family & Youth Engagement Specialist
  • Speech and Language teacher
  • Resource Room teacher
  • Special Day Class teacher for students with disabilities
  • Dental, hearing, & vision screening
  • Spanish, Hmong, Japanese & Greek language speaking staff members.

Events we host at our school to support and engage students and families include:

  • Wednesday morning parent coffee hour
  • Parent Resource Center
  • Trotting Tuesday’s morning walking club
  • Family Math Night
  • International Day
  • Talent Show
  • Spelling Bee
  • Harvest Celebration
  • Read & Feed morning family reading
  • Winter Sing Along
  • Community Reading Day
  • Back to School Night
  • Kindergarten & 6th grade Promotion
  • A variety of volunteer opportunities
  • A variety of off site enrichment field trips

     Please feel free to contact the John Sloat main office if you would like to learn more about John Sloat or if you would like to schedule a tour with the principal. Stop by to witness a dynamic reading lesson, witness students engaged in our after school enrichment program, or learn about our various opportunities that make our school great. Thank you for your interest in our school. We look forward to working with you!

Educationally yours,

Angela Novotny
John Sloat Elementary Principal