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Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
School gates open at 8:00 AM.
Lomita Magnet Families!
Please help our school get more funding by completing a meal application for the 2015-2016 school year online any time after July 1 and before the first day of school, August 18, 2015.
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.
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.
Dear Parents or Guardians,
I would like to thank you for your encouragement and support this year. Thanks to you, your children have done remarkably well. I am so proud of them, as I know you must be as well. It is through our partnership and open school-home collaboration and communication that our students succeed!
I would like to thank the Lomita staff, teachers, parents, our selfless, giving volunteers and PTA for their commitment, hard work and positive attitude; it’s because of our team that Lomita Magnet is the outstanding school that it is and it took all of us to have another very successful year. In addition, fifth grade culmination was the best I’ve experienced in my 25+ years as an administrator and it made me so very proud to be a Lomita Leopard!
I would also like to take this time to remind you to please complete a lunch application any time after July 1 and before the first day of school, August 18, 2015. 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. The importance of completing one meal application per family is that our budget is tied to the number of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Since Lomita Magnet’s funding each year is tied to the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, unless everybody completes a meal application every year, we are in danger of losing a substantial portion of our funding. Even if your income is very high and you don’t believe your family qualifies, please help us out by completing the application, otherwise we will continue to send you reminders thinking you have forgotten. There is a box you may check at the top of the application stating that you don’t want to complete the application (though we beg you to complete it, it is entirely your choice to do so.) As an example, last fall we missed the higher funding rate (about 30% higher funding for each eligible student) by 27 families! We qualified 63.33% of our students and if we had reached 65% we would have received at least $100,000.00 more in funding for the since the formula changes at 65%! That is the equivalent of a full time computer lab teacher! In addition, if your family qualifies, your children can eat lunch at a reduced price or completely free. Of course, if you wish to send them to school with a lunch, you can do that as well.
On another topic, due to budgetary concerns, our School Site Council recently adjusted the time the gates will open in the morning starting on August 18, 2015. Effective that date, the gates will be opened at 8:00 A.M. so please don’t drop off students before that time; it is not safe to leave them unattended. Again, starting August 18, 2015 our school gates will open at 8:00 A.M. and there will no supervision on campus or on 247th Street until that time. If you need to, please take the summer to make appropriate arrangements so that your children do not spend any time on the sidewalk or anywhere near campus unsupervised. School will still start at the same time; the line-up bell will continue to ring at 8:16 A.M. followed by the instructional bell at 8:21 A.M. Dismissal will remain unchanged at 2:40 P.M. except on the 26 designated Tuesday when dismissal will be at 1:40 P.M. You will be informed of those dates at the beginning of the year.
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: