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Principal's Message



As we begin the month of May, I know the upcoming weeks will be busy and full of activities and events. I hope you get to enjoy as many as possible. With that being said, please remember that we still have one month of the school year remaining and teachers are still teaching new concepts and completing instruction. It is extremely important that students come to school every day, on time, and ready to learn. 
Our students in grades 3-5 will be taking the state standardized tests beginning the week of May 8.  Students WILL NOT be allowed to enter their classrooms if their class has begun testing. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time. Late students will have an alternate setting and will need to make up their test on a different day.
We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of doing their best on the test by using the strategies they have been using all year but also remind them that these tests do not define them or their abilities. We believe in every one of our students and know that they are capable of great things regardless of their performance on the state test.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. 
Our 90’s Dance Party, last week, was a huge hit. It was a fun filled event with lots of fun activities and performances.  Thank you to SOPA and all our parent volunteers for their time and talents in organizing this event and making it a success.  

I hope everyone had an opportunity to attend the Book Fair.  Our library was “roaring” with excitement as students shopped around filling up their wishlist. Thank you to our Librarian, Ms. Sabrinna, our two retired teachers, Sarah and Sue, and all of our parent volunteers  for organizing and making this a positive experience for our students. We could not have done it without you. 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child’s education.

Principal Miller


For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Our singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life.
Through a robust listening and engagement effort capturing diverse voices from across the District, we have established a shared vision of what student success looks like and what being ready for the world means; this plan will serve as a roadmap outlining all of the steps we will take to realize this vision. This plan is designed to inform actions that can be taken at the school site, through the district office, and in our communities to drive student success and move toward our singular goal, creating alignment across the District on the ways we can best serve our students and our school communities.
We acknowledge that the last two years have been difficult for our students, staff, and families – the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways and forced us to rethink how we provide for our students.
And while we will continue to respond to the impact of a pandemic still present in our communities, this plan will allow us to elevate the ways in which we have adapted positively to serve our students and highlight the promising practices we will institute to carry us forward. We will capture the urgency of our current moment and work together to transform into a stronger, more inclusive, and more responsive district.
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Orchestra at SOEC

The Arts Education Branch of LAUSD has sent us Mr. Benjamin Gown.  All orchestra classes are held once a week and meet in the auditorium. Orchestra is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. We have approximately 60 instruments at the school and have selected orchestra students from each of these grade levels.