New Smarter Balanced State Assessment Link
Click here to take the practice test and learn what you can do to help prepare your child for this assessment.
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Lomita Magnet Families
Please complete your meal application online!
You may go online to http://achieve.lausd.net/cafela and click on Meal Application, which is the fourth item on the upper left side of the page. You may also come to school for a paper copy and if you need assistance we will be happy to help you.
Mark your calendar!
Stephen White Middle School will host a Magnet Fair, Wednesday evening, October 7, 2015.
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Families and staff are invited to speak with school representatives about the enriching magnet school programs in Service Center South.
FRIDAYS ARE LOMITA SPIRIT DAYS!
Remember to wear your Lomita Leopard Spirit Wear every Fridays! You can still buy Lomita Spirit Wear in the Parent Center, Room 2A.
Click here for an order form.
If you are interested in volunteering, please see Yazmin Cruz, our Community Representative, in the main office.
Volunteers are needed for:
If you can give 30 minutes one or two days a week from 7:45-8:15 we could really use your help.
Remember you must complete an application in the main office and have a current TB test. All volunteers must have a current Volunteer Application on file in the office along with proof of a current TB test (within 6 months of volunteering). The TB test is good for 4 years. Any volunteer who works more than 16 hours a week must have a Live Scan completed through LAUSD.
DROP AND GO VALET
The Drop and Go zone will be located on 247th St. The zone will be clearly marked with orange cones. To enter the zone you must approach the school from Narbonne Ave. We are asking that the Moon Ave. gate be for pedestrian traffic only.
As we immerse ourselves in the 2015-16 School Year, we thank you for your wonderful children, our students! I hope you had a wonderful summer and that you and your children are ready to learn, grow and enjoy this school year. I am looking forward to a partnership with you to ensure your child has access to all the necessary supports both at home and school. Your child’s teacher and other staff members are your partners in your child’s education, and we invite you to call or visit us when you have a question regarding your child’s progress in school. We will keep you informed about school events and activities by sending home the Lomita Lantern, flyers, notices, reminders and on our website.
We are looking forward to an exciting and rigorous school year. This is our second year of full implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in all grade levels and your child’s teacher will keep you informed about your child’s progress throughout the year. We will be offering some parent workshops for you to become more familiar with the CCSS so please plan to attend one or more sessions. More information will be sent at a later date. As an example of what is not considered CCSS based is a strategy to teach spelling to students which includes , spelling lists, writing of the words 5+ times, looking them up in the dictionary/glossary, writing sentences with the words and then taking a spelling test on Friday will. Activities/homework as as this, has long been proven to not be effective. What teachers will do (and most have been doing for at least a year) will be “Word Study.” During word study students learn about the meaning and spelling of words in context, in word families, as derivatives of another language (Latin, Arabic, etc.) and so on. The work is mostly done in the classroom so your children will not take home so much rote, memorization type-work this year. Teaching is more project oriented, research oriented where student learning is attained through collaborative partner/small group efforts, etc. Please plan to attend some of the workshops that will be offered this year on the teaching of the different subjects as per the CCSS.
I am often in classrooms, on the playground, speaking with other parents or staff members and sometimes at meetings off campus so it is best to contact me for an appointment prior to coming to the office so that I may devote as much time as necessary to you when we meet. You may also email me at email@example.com.
School Site Council Members
Our SSC Members for the 2014-2015 school year are:
English Language Advisory Committee
Our ELAC Members for the 2014-2015 school year are: