Grapeland Elementary School

Jennifer Evans


As a teenager, I spent my summers teaching swimming lessons at a pool down the street from my house. Watching my students work hard to achieve their goal of swimming from one side of the pool to the other, was very exciting. Each summer offered another rewarding experience, which made me realize that I wanted to be a teacher.


I attended college at SJSU where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Sociology. My teaching credential was earned locally at CSUSB, as well as a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Brandman University.


In 2002, I began substitute teaching in Etiwanda and was part of the team who opened Grapeland Elementary as a long-term sub.  In 2003, I became an official "Grapeland Grizzly" employee and started my career off teaching 5th grade. Grapeland has been my home my entire teaching career and I feel very blessed to be part of such an amazing group of staff and students.  


My goal is for each student to meet and exceed their maximum learning potential in an environment where they feel safe and supported. It is my hope that each of my students will leave 3rd grade feeling confident and proud of their accomplishments. 


All announcements will be sent out in the form of messages in Rooms. Monthly newsletters will be linked below, as well as sent in Rooms giving details about what the students will be learning and important dates for each month.

The Homework Link below is updated daily and should match what your student writes in their Homework Planner each day.

Upcoming Events

  • 10/30/23 - First day of Trimester 2

  • 11/3/23 - Dress Like a Friend Day

  • 11/3/23 - Tri. 1 Report Cards Available in Aeries

  • 11/3/23 - Family Movie Night at Grapeland

  • 11/4/23 - E3 Fun Run

  • 11/5/23 - Daylight Savings Ends

  • 11/9/23 - Trimester 1 Awards

  • 11/10/23 - Veteran’s Day **No School**

  • 11/11/23 - Grizzly Choir Founders Day Parade

  • 11/17/23 - Minimum Day

  • 11/20-11/24/23 - Thanksgiving Break

  • 11/27/23 - Start iReady #2 Diagnostic

  • 11/30/23 - GREAT Grizzly Awards