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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.


School Calendar



Date: February 28, 2015

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Location: King Drew Medical and Science Magnet High School

1601 E. 120th Street

Los Angeles, 90059

Topics will include:

  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • English Language Learners: Reclassification
  • Building Relationships with Your Child Part 2

Refreshments and translation services will be provided and attendees will participate in raffles!

Please RSVP by calling the Parent and Community Engagement Office at 310-354-3401

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Please join us in encouraging, inspiring and teaching students about college!  Spend time talking, researching and learning about colleges.  Students will be exploring about college themes in their classrooms during the week of February 23rd-27th.

Daily Theme Schedule:

Monday, February 23rd: California State University Day

Tuesday, February 24th: Junior College Day

Wednesday, February 25th: Ivy League Day

Thursday, February 26th:  Private University Day

Friday, February 27th: College Spirit Day... Wear a college shirt, jacket, hat, etc. to show your favorite college or any that you learned about!

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Our annual Spell-a-thon is a great way for our school to raise money for our classrooms and also to practice our spelling skills. Half of the money raised goes back into the classroom to support education and the other half of the money raised goes to support PTA programs.  It's safe to say that 100% of the money raised goes to improve the quality of education for our children!  Let's work together to make this a successful event!   

  • Our Spell-a-thon test will be Friday, February 20th.
  • Pledges are due Friday, February 27th.
  • Special Prizes will be awarded for students who get:
  1. ​100% on Spelling Test
  2. Special "Early Bird" prize if money is brought in by February 25th
  3. Bring in pledge money that adds up to $20.00 or more.

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When: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Where: Room 2A  

Time: 3:00 PM


Parents, please join us for a Common Core Workshop. Come and learn about Common Core and English Language Arts Standards.  Focus on what is Close Reading and Close Reading Strategies.




When:  Every Tuesday

Where: Stephen White Middle School, Parent Center Room 17

Time:  9:00 AM


  • 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

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Remember to wear your Lomita Leopard Spirit Wear every Fridays!  You can still buy Lomita Spirit Wear in the Parent Center, Room 2A.


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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.


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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     I want to welcome you back to school and wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful winter break and had an opportunity to spend valuable time with your children, extended family and friends. As we enter 2nd semester, we will continue to focus on the Common Core State Standards in all grade levels. As our students in grades 3-5 get closer to the End of Year State Test, now called Smarter Balanced Assessment, I anticipate that our students’ test results will dip as compared to previous years, as they have dipped nationwide when the assessment was first implemented. This year will be our Base Year and as such, our progress will be measured the following year as compared to our spring 2015 results. As the time gets closer to the start of testing, you will receive additional information.

     We will be offering afterschool tutoring for selected students in grades 3-5. If your child is struggling toward mastery of the Common Core Standards, you may be contacted by your child’s teacher regarding intervention opportunities. Students will be selected based on their assessment data in Language Arts. If your child is invited to attend intervention, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Intervention will be held after school during the months of February and March; additional information will be included in the invitation letter of the selected students.

     I want to again thank you for your continued partnership in working together to prepare our children to be College and Career ready. In keeping with that theme, Lomita Magnet will, for the first time participate in College Week during the last week of February. This will replace our traditional Career Day since we believe, as a District and as a school community, that the first step toward a successful career is to have the opportunity to attend college. When our students leave us in 5th grade the question we should ask them is which college they will attend, not whether they will attend college. To that end, we will be sending home some ideas that families can help us with to make our first College Week a very successful one and I thank you in advance.



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