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New Smarter Balanced State Assessment Link

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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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PTA Membership Drive

Please support our school and become a member of our PTA.  The membership due is only $6.00.  Classrooms with 100% participation will receive an Ice Cream Sundae Party!  Help us reach our goal of 970 members and the whole school will have an Ice Cream Party!

Click here for more information.

Online Meal Applications/ Breakfast and Lunch Menus

You can  click here for the Cafe LA website for:

-Online Meal Application

-Breakfast and Lunch Menus 

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 Zone

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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Dear Parents/ Guardians,


It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as Lomita Magnet's new principal.  I am very happy and excited to be here and am looking forward to meeting you personally.  So far, I've been fortunate to meet many parents, volunteers, PTA parents, parent representatives and many children.


I have been with LAUSD for over thirty years and have been principal of several schools, including Hawaiian Ave. in Wilmington, which during my tenure there raised its achievement level tremendously, going from an API of 450 in 2000 to 842 in 2011.  It is my belief that although Lomita Magnet is a high achieving school, we can aim even higher.  I believe in supporting our children in all their endeavors in a caring and consistent manner.


On behalf of all our staff, I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year.  We are looking forward to a partnership with you to ensure your child has access to all the necessary support from both home and school.  Your child's teacher and other staff members are eager to be your partner in your child's education, and we invite you all 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 a monthly Lomita Lantern, flyers and on our website.


We are looking forward to an exciting and rigorous school year.  We will be starting 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 familiar with the CCSS so please plan to attend a session.  More information will be sent on a later date.


I consider it an honor and privilege to be your new principal and look forward to this school year.  Finally, although I do have an open door policy, 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.  Of course, if there is an urgent matter feel free to come in at any time.  You may also email me at monica.friedman@lausd.net.


Finally, you probably noticed the format difference of the Lomita Lantern as compared to years past.  The program used in the past did not allow for box expansion so text was limited.  This not only required very careful editing but also made Spanish translation extremely laborious and often inexact due to limited space.  We are researching a more flexible program for PC OS.  If you know of one, please send me an email so we may look into it.  Thank you in advance.



Monica Friedman


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School Site Council Members


Our SSC members for the 2014-1015 school year are:


English Language Advisory Committee

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