We are so incredibly excited to have all of your children back with us this year. We have only been in school three weeks and we have hit the ground running. Students and staff have begun this year getting to know each other . We are building trust and starting to understand what we each need to
“BE READY FOR THE WORLD.”
The Positive Behavior Support Committee has kicked off the year with
“Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and KIND” behavior expectations. Behavior Assemblies will be held this month to review Positive Behavior Expectations with students. The Character Trait for September is all about RESPECT. Pawsitive Character Assemblies recognizing students for RESPECT and ATTENDANCE will be held on September 27 and September 28.
We are so amazed at how well our students have settled into the school year. All students are currently being assessed academically so that teachers can group students accordingly to provide targeted instruction to ensure that all students are getting what they need to be successful in order to make growth.
September is ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH. School attendance is fundamental to students’ academic success. The goal of LAUSD and our school is for students’ to achieve excellent attendance. We need your support to help your child be successful in school. Each day students are absent, they miss critical instructional time. Attending school daily and on time helps students feel better about school-and themselves. Help your child strive for excellent attendance this year!
“ATTENDANCE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBLITY”
Here are a couple of updates on school projects. I am excited to report that the construction of the Kindergarten playground has finally gotten underway. The removal of the matting under the apparatus has been completed. Two water bottle filling stations are in the process of being installed, one in the lunch area and the other in the main yard. Our outdoor classroom, “The Oaks”, is also close to completion. I will continue to keep you posted on the progress of these projects.
We are looking forward to seeing parents at Back to School Night. This is an opportunity to learn about your child’s classroom and what type of activities will be taking place throughout the year. Back to School Night will be held on two nights. Wednesday, September 13, for PAL’s, UTK/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades and Thursday, September 14, for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. There will be two sessions to accommodate parents with multiple children; 5:30-6:00 and 6:10-6:40. Both the Dickens and Greenleaf gates will open at 4:30pm. Tiger Spirit Wear and Tiger meals will be on sale in the main yard. This is an adult only event.
Education is a shared partnership among students, staff, parents and community. I encourage parents to become closely involved with the school. Please think about getting processed as a volunteer. VOLUNTEER PROCESS
A few important reminders:
1. Now that all students are settled in their morning routines we no longer allow parents to walk their children to the classrooms. 2. Paws and Go - ALL PARENTS PLEASE STAY IN THE VEHICLE and wait for staff to get your child out. 3. Please DO NOT DOUBLE PARK - this creates a dangerous situation for our students. 4. Please remember to keep your child home if they are not feeling well.
Together, we will make this a remarkable and successful school year!
2022-2026 LAUSD STRATEGIC PLAN: READY FOR THE WORLD
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.