Welcome to all Anza families! My name is Sarah Nitsos and I am principal of Juan de Anza. I was a teacher here at Anza for 10 years before becoming the principal. Prior to that, I was a teacher in Inglewood. While I know a lot of you already, I am looking forward to seeing you at arrival, dismissal, and all of our wonderful Anza events. If we have not had a chance to meet please stop by and say hello!

The staff and I look forward to working together with you as a team to ensure that every student is achieving to his/her highest potential. On behalf of all the staff at Anza, we are looking forward to sharing a year of learning and growth. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and enriching learning environment where our students can develop a positive self-image, achieve academic excellence, and become responsible citizens. We truly believe that everyone is someone special. Together we can make this another great year!

Click here to see a short video that we hope helps to answer some common questions regarding some policies and procedures at Juan de Anza Elementary School.

Mrs. Sarah Nitsos



  • District Permit Desk NOW OPEN & Registration for Residents is OPEN
  • April 7 - May 17th - State Online Field Testing Begins (This is a pilot and no scores will be distributed by the state)
  • April 7-11 - Classified Employee Appreciation Week
  • April 7 - Registration begins for the 2014-15 school year
  • April 9 - PTA FUNDRAISER PICK- UP DAY & 5th Grade Field Trip
  • April 10 - School Board Meeting 7pm
  • April 11 - Kinder Assembly (not a student performance)
  • April 14-21 SPRING BREAK (School and offices closed)
  • April 22- Earth Day
  • April 23 - Administrative Professional's Day
  • April 24 - PTA Meeting 6:30 & School Board Meeting 7pm
  • April 25 - 5th Grade In-House Field Trip
  • April 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip


  • May 2-17 - State Online Field Testing (This is a pilot and no scores will be distributed by the state)
  • May 2 - Progress Reports Go Home
  • May 3 - ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK @ Dana
  • May 8 - School Board Meeting
  • May 9 - Secrets of the Heart Assembly (Not a student performance)
  • May 16 - Art Show and Ice Cream Social
  • May 20 - School Site Council 3:15
  • May 22 - School Board Meeting
  • May 26 - Memorial Day (School and offices closed)
  • May 28 - OPEN HOUSE