Principal's Message

Hello TIGER families, 
 
I can’t believe that it is February already! Students and staff are working hard and getting back into the swing of things. I appreciate all of the community involvement partnering with our hardworking teaching staff as they pro- vide a great memorable experience for our students. We appreciate your involve- ment and participation. I know the kids appreciate it.
 
As we continue to support our students in their learning experiences, the character trait for February is a focus on citizenship and what that entails. This is a life skill that is very important for our students to learn. We are all faced with challenges. As our students continue to develop and experience life, it is our goal to help them to navigate these challenges and develop skills to help overcome them!
 
As we continue to participate in new learning experiences, I invite you to partner alongside us to support our students as they are exposed to new things and continue to challenge them to be gritty and do their best! This sort of character development will help them as they grow into quality citizens.
 
Our school has just kicked off Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association, to start a healthy 2020! This community service program teaches our students how to have HAPPY and HEALTHY hearts, challenging them to make a health pledge online to MOVE MORE, BE KIND, and BE READY for school each day and encouraging students to raise lifesaving donations to help fund critical research to help local families with special hearts.
 
You can get a jump start by registering online today! Download the FREE App called Kids Heart Challenge, or visit www2.heart.org/goto/beethovenst to get started. Just for taking the challenge, your child will earn the FREE Kids Heart Challenge wristband – which we want everyone in the school to have! Our assembly kickoff is January 29 and event celebration will be on February 14. Our school goal is to raise $15,000 in lifesaving donations!
Thank you for helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives!
 
This is a busy time of year where a lot of information is communicated from school. We are excited to let you know that we will be using ParentSquare to communicate with you at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter,in our classrooms and groups! ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. With ParentSquare we’ll be able to:•Receive all school and classroom communication via email, text or app•View, upload and download photos•View the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events•Easily sign-up to volunteer and/or bring items school-wide and in the classroom. Everyone should have received an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare. Once received,  click on the link to (1) activate your account and (2) download the app. It takes less than a minute. You’ll be able to use ParentSquare on any device. You can download the free mobile app for Android or iOS and you can also use it from a computer at: https://www.parentsquare.com Our goal is for every family at SOEC to join ParentSquare. You’ll see, once you’ve activated your account, it’s a very user-friendly platform that we know you will enjoy. This is a busy time of year where a lot of information is communicated from school.  Don't be left out of the loop.
 
Please update the office if your contact information changes, as we want to stay in touch with you. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
 
 
Sincerely, 
Carla Miller