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Parent Newsletter

Parent Newsletter

A Message from the Administrators - It takes a village to raise a child.

                    - African proverb

 

Statewide testing continues this month until May 20, 2016.  All 3rd – 5th grade students will  take the computerized SBAC, just like last year in English Language Arts and Math  It is very important that all students get a good night’s sleep, come to school on time and eat breakfast so they can concentrate and do their best. 

We continue our mandatory uniform policy.  The policy is blue pants, shorts, skorts or dresses and white, light blue or dark blue shirts.  These uniforms are very easy to find and very reasonably priced.  If you want your 5th grader to participate in culmination, now would be a good time to enforce our mandatory uniform policy since the dress code for culmination is uniforms. 

The 5th grade contract has gone home and requires both your signature and your child’s.  Review the expectations with them so no one is surprised on June 10.  Uniforms are mandatory for culmination, for example. 

 

Remember, if you send money with your children, then you are contributing to the traffic congestion when your children are purchasing items from the vendors. 

Another reminder- students are to enter through the gate on 51st Street each morning, beginning at 7:40 a.m..  Do not send your children through the front office.  Dismissal on every Tuesday for the entire school year will be at 1:23 p.m. and the rest of the week at 2:23 p.m.  Dismissal for 2nd- 5th grades is at the two gates on 51st Street and 1st grade is at the gate by the auditorium on 52nd Street.  Children will not be dismissed from the main office. 

 

Thought You’d Like to Know  

Restorative Questions lay the foundation for and act as the building blocks for all forms of restorative processes that seek to discover the root cause/s of challenging behavior, determine impact, repair harm, and ultimately restore damaged relationships.

 

Our last Book of the Month is The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.  This is a perfect end to our yearlong focus on Constructive Conversations.  We are hosting Coffee with the Principal this month on May 5 at 8 a.m. in order to share the Book of the Month with parents.  We read the book, do a craft and suggest activities.  Please join us.

 

Those students who read a million words for the Million Word Campaign by June will receive a certificate, a t-shirt and a free book.  Please provide a quiet place for reading at home so your children can meet this standard.  Students who read 1 million words per year (about 20-30 minutes per day) acquire 3,000 – 5,000 new vocabulary words for free! 

 

  IMPORTANT REMINDERS       

Food vendors on the streets around our school can pose a serious health risk to our students, and can contribute to traffic hazards by obstructing sidewalks and forcing students to walk in the street.  The city of Los Angeles Municipal Code prohibits vendors from selling items within 500 feet of a school property line.

 

Effective immediately, we will no longer release students to go home early after 2:00 p.m.  We do not have the personnel or time to locate students all over the school so close to dismissal.