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Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

Welcome back to school! I am so excited to be a part of the Bengal family and I have enjoyed getting to know our staff, students and community. This is my 7th year as a principal, 10th as an administrator. I previously led Todd Elementary and was an assistant principal at Eastvale Elementary before that role. On a personal note, I live in our district, close to Orange Elementary. I have two grown children who are products of our district and are thriving. I am blessed with two grandkids, ages 4 and 7. I love to spend time with family, read, and experience as much of life as time permits. I love my job and look forward to my years here at Orange. 

Orange Elementary students will continue to develope their leadership skills as they engage in the Leader in Me processes based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. All students will be taught the skills based on the Leader in Me philosophy which will support their success here at Orange and beyond.

Our teachers are continually increasing their instructional practice during district/site professional development based on the Science of Reading and effective mathematical practices. We are data driven using several key indicators such as our FastBridge screener, state testing and formative assessments. Your partnership is key to student success, thank you for all the support you provide to our school and your child’s learning. 

Wishing you all a wonderful school year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time, our partnership is key to student success! 

All my best, 

Kris Effinger, Principal

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