Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary, an “A” school once again. It seems that in the blink of an eye summer has given way to a new and exciting school year. As I reflect on last school year, I am so proud of the outstanding work done by our students, teachers, and parents. I am in awe when I look at the gains our students made academically, but even more amazed at the memories we created. I hope to build on the support and successes of last year and look forward to our continued partnership.

The excitement continues at MCBE, Where We travel the World in Search of Our DREAMS. There is always something magical about our travels at Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary.

  • The ECC will discover the authentic and traditional customs of Japan.
  • First grade will experience the dolce vita while learning about Italy.
  • Second Grade will voyage through Norway on an ancient Nordic vessel.
  • Third Grade will explore the grandeur and charm of France.
  • Fourth Grade will be weaving their way through the rich history of Morocco.
  • Fifth Grade’s final adventure at MCBE will take them on a journey through ancient and modern China.

七転び八起き (nana korobi ya oki) English Translation: “Fall seven times, get up eight.” You may ask, what is this? This is one of the most famous Japanese proverbs. You have probably heard the English version: “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” 

Wherever our travels may take us this year, we will embrace all that it has to offer. Morebimportantly, we will not allow any roadblocks to get in our way. We will embody that famous Japanese proverb as we travel the world in search of our dreams.


Maritza Correa