Principal's Message

Hello Tiger Families; 
Welcome April !!!

We are entering our final sprint of the year with only 44 school days left. June 11 is the last day of instruction.
Get ready for an extraordinary event - a solar eclipse is coming! This rare astronomical event is a great opportunity for students to explore science, space, and the wonders of the natural world.
 On April 8, 2024, the moon will perfectly align between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow upon our planet. The next total solar eclipse visible from the United States won't happen until 2044. 
The solar eclipse is an exhilarating phenomenon where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, partially or completely obscuring the Sun’s light. The estimated time for the eclipse to begin is 10:06am and will end at approximately 12:22pm. 
Our school will be operating on the regular schedule, and our staff will be discussing the eclipse with the students. It is crucial to remember not to look directly at the sun during the eclipse without protective eyewear to avoid permanent eye damage.

For safety reasons, we will not have an outdoor recess. All classes will have an indoor recess unless teachers have specific planned activities for students and students have glasses. 
As we move into Spring, state testing is just around the corner for our third, fourth and fifth grade students. Students will be testing the week of May 6 - May 10. During the week that your child is testing, make certain that your son/daughter rests properly each night, arrives for school on time, and is not distracted at home.  Our teachers are scheduling a parent meeting for April 17th, during which you'll receive further details.

Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter is now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year. Registration forms can be picked up at the main office Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9am-3pm. 
To enroll in Kindergarten your child must be 5 by September 1 of the current school year. To enroll in UTK your child must turn 5 between September 2, 2023 and September 1, 2024 of the current school year.  
Lost and Found Alert!!!!
Our lost and found is growing by the day. If your child is missing anything please have them check the lost and found. We will be bagging it up and donating the clothing the weekend of April 20th. 
Be an Attendance Hero!
The month of April has 20 days of instruction. Parental involvement is a key influence on a student’s school attendance and parents can help encourage even reluctant students to attend. When parents are committed to making school attendance a priority, children will come to understand the importance of education. Try to avoid taking additional days off during the school year to ensure that your child does not miss out on academic enrichment activities. Equally important is making sure that your student arrives at school on time. Please make sure your student is in school by 7:55a.m.
Attendance makes all the difference...
Send your student to school every day!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following classes with 96% or better attendance for the week of April 1:
*Simmons            *Curtis         *Garland             *O’Malley 100%          *Cook 100%           *Keenan                    *Ambers              *Brighton
Upcoming dates: 

April 17- Parent Workshop - Anxiety & Depression is kids
April 17 - 5th gr. Parent meeting (State Testing)
April 18 - STEAM Night- 5:00-6:30pm
April 22 - 5th gr. Panorama Picture
April 23 - Pawsitive Character Assembly
April 25 - Pawsitive Character Assembly
April 25 - Governance Council Meeting
April 24 - School Closed for Armenian Genocide Rememberance Day
April 25 -150th day of school
Warm Regards, 
Principal Miller