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Your feedback is very important to us. Click on the link below or scan the QR code for the Cafe LA Student Menu Survey!

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Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the Classroom begins August 12, 2014.  The time for breakfast is 8:21 to 8:40.  All children will be offered a healthy breakfast at no cost to parents.  Children may opt out.  Only school food will be served in the classroom.  No home breakfast is allowed.

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School Calendar

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CHUCK E. CHEESE FUNDRAISER

When:  Wednesday, May 20th

Time: 3:00 - 9:00 PM

Where:  Chuck E. Cheese

2821 Pacific Coast Highway

Torrance 90505

Let's turn FUN into FUNDS!  Chuck E. Cheese donates 15% of the sales generated from this event to your child's school.  Friends and family members are encouraged to support this event.  Thank you parents, students, and staff for support our Lomita Magnet PTA!  

To find out more, check out: www.chuckecheese.com

LOOK OUT FOR CHUCK E. CHEESE AT OUR SCHOOL VALET DROP AND GO ON WEDNESDAY MORNING... YES, CHUCK E. WILL OPEN YOUR CAR DOOR AND GIVE YOU TOKENS FOR THE FUNDRAISER!

FREE PARENTING WORKSHOPS

When:  Every Tuesday

Where: Stephen White Middle School, Parent Center Room 17

Time:  9:00 AM

​Topics: 

  • Positive Discipline
  • Gang and Peer Pressure
  • Teaching Your Child Decision Making
  • Prejudice and Discrimination

Presented by the city of Carson Department of Public Safety  Youth Services Division

For more information, please call the Parent Center at 310-783-4908

Click here for the flyer.

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.

ROAR!

Click here for an order form.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in volunteering, please see Yazmin Cruz, our Community Representative,  in the main office.  

Volunteers are needed for: 

  • Drop and Go Valet Program
  • Breakfast in the Classroom

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.

For this program to be successful we need your cooperation. Please make sure to remember:

 

  • This is for your child's safety so please be patient
  • Have backpacks ready
  • Have your child sitting on the right passenger side of the vehicle
  • Say your goodbyes before you enter the Drop and Go Zone
  • Never let your child exit your vehicle outside of the zone

 

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

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     March is a very busy month. Please check the calendar of upcoming events below (read below) and make sure to check your child’s backpack for flyers, listen to our Connect Ed phone messages, check our website and read our emails. We invite you all to attend our annual Open House and Science Fair on March 17th. Our Open House event will start at 6:00 p.m. with the teachers’ opening of their classroom doors as well as the auditorium opening for your visitation to our Science Fair. You will have the flexibility of visiting the auditorium and the classrooms any time between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

     We are continuing our series of Common Core State Standards Parent Workshops. Our third session is scheduled for March 25th at 6pm and the topic will be Math. Parents of all grade levels are welcome at this workshop since we will have a general session followed by grade level specific break-out sessions. Please be aware that this evening of learning is for adults only, no children will be admitted.

     All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the new Standards Based Assessment in April and May so please become as knowledgeable as possible about it by attending our workshops and going online to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp where you can find not only practice tests but can link to other sources of information. Since this assessment must be taken on a computer or iPad, only 4-5 classes will be testing at one time. All third graders will test in the Computer Lab while 4th and 5th graders will test in their own classrooms using iPads. Please be aware that on testing days, students will be expected to eat breakfast before the morning bell rings (the old fashin way) so they may start taking the test as soon as possible after they enter the classroom. This way, they will all have sufficient time each day of testing to complete a section, or as much of a section as possible. The test is not timed so students will have the amount of time they need to complete each section.

Our last Early Dismissal Tuesday will be March 24th so please make sure to mark your calendars to pick up your child at 2:40pm every day of the week beginning the week of April 7th.

I wish your children and your family a wonderful and restful spring break. 

 

Sincerely,

M. Friedman

Monica Friedman 

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School Site Council Members

Our SSC Members for the 2014-2015 school year are:

  • Monica Friedman, Principal
  • Esther Hatch, Chairperson
  • Cristy Carrillo, Vice Chairperson
  • Maritza Ortiz, Parliamentarian
  • Yazmin Cruz, Parent Representative
  • Ted Burns, Staff
  • Lauren Sorensen, Staff
  • Anna Thomson, Staff
  • Clare Zabel, Staff (Alternate)
  • Adela Fernandez,, Member
  • Kimberly Smith, Member
  • Kelly Collier, Member (Alternate)

English Language Advisory Committee

Our ELAC Members for the 2014-2015 school year are:

  • Lidia Estrada, Chairperson
  • Angelica Flores, Vice Chairperson
  • Isabel Cruz, Secretary
  • Maria Benitez, Member
  • Luz De La Cruz, Member
  • Patricia Martinez, Member