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Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter Home

Principal's Message

As Principal of Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back to the 2018-2019 school year. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. 
 
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our dedicated office team has been busy registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hardworking custodial staff spent the summer cleaning the facility and our much appreciated Sherman Oaks Parent Association welcomed families and is gearing up to provide volunteer opportunities, and other exciting events and programs. 
 
We have many changes to our school that are new to Sherman Oaks. Some of the new additions include the introduction of a new English Language Arts program, remodeled student bathrooms, new flooring in the bungalows, a mural in the front office, and the unveiling of “Pause Place.” This is a new school initiative that provides a safe supervised playground area for students. 
 
However, one thing that will remain constant is my commitment to work with you all to create a learning environment here at Sherman Oaks that encourages each child to reach their highest potential. 
 
In this new school year, we will carry on with our school-wide, established innovative program: Write From the Beginning, writing program. You can expect to learn more about how this program is being implemented in your child’s grade level at Back to School Night. With the support of our Sherman Oaks Governance Council, teaching staff, SOPA and the hard work of our amazing parents and guardians we all can look forward to the following exciting additions: 
 
A brand new school wide adoption of the English Language Arts textbook, Benchmark for grade levels TK-5
The unveiling of Pause Place, a safe and smaller supervised area on the playground, for students with injuries and/or students in need of assistance with interpersonal skills
Additional day of a school nurse with approved funding by Sherman Oak’s Governance Council
One day a week of a Pupil Services Attendance Counselor, (PSA), to work with our school to improve student attendance with approved funding by Sherman Oaks Governance Council
A continuation of our valet drop off program, which provides safety for our families and helps expedite the drop-off procedure in the morning, run by parent volunteers
Working towards the implementation of LAUSD’s English Language and Literacy Plan, (ELLP), in grades K-2
The use of Eureka Math to supplement the My Math program for students in grades K-5
Through fundraising programs, Sherman Oaks Parent Association, will continue to provide all Sherman Oaks students with enrichment programs such as music, science lab, art, and media lab classes
I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children. 
 
Warmest Regards, 
 
Carla Miller 
Principal

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