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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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Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the Classroom begins September 13, 2013.  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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

-Every Tuesday April 29 through May 27, dismissal will be 2:40pm

-June 2-3 Regular days, dismissal 2:40pm

-June 4-5 Minimum days, dismissal 1:00pm

-June 5, 2014 is the last day of school

School Calendar

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Smarter Balanced/ CST Testing Tips

Testing Window is April 7- May 16.

Testing Tips

  • Keep a positive attitude about tests
  • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test
  • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/ her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/ her hyper
  • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school
  • Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking
  • Make sure your child attends school everyday during the test.  Make-up testing can be very stressful to some children

Lost and Found

Friday, April 11, 2014 will be the last day to look through the lost and found for your child's items.  All remaining items will be donated to charity.  

Free Vocational Education Class Customer Service

Offered by Los Angeles City College - Sign up today

Section #8875 - VOC ED 239 (Instructor: V. Hill)

  • Where? Wilmington Middle School (Parent Center)
  • When? April 22, 2014 through June 4, 2014, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12:10 PM TO 1:20 PM
  • What will I learn? Learn effective communication skills.  Learn how to deal with difficult customers and more.  How to fulfill your customers needs - professionally!

Community Parent Workshops Opportunities

MegaSkills Parenting - Parent Education Classes

  • 10 Wednesday sessions: Feb 5- April 9
  • Carson Family Resource Center
  • Contact Mrs. Lum at 310-513-8070

Free Computer ESL Classes

  • Wilmington Middle School Parent Center
  • Contact Carmen Morgana, Parent Rep at 310-847-1528

Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please see Yazmin Cruz 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.  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.

Remember, for this program to be successful we need your cooperation. Please make sure you:

 

  • Have your child's backpack ready to go so they can quickly exit the vehicle
  • 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

Thank You

Mrs. Kimura

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear Lomita Magnet Families,

   March was a very busy month with Spell-a-thon and Read Across America.  We had a very successful Spell-a-thon and I would like to thank all of the families who so generously contributed to this fundraiser.  The money raised from the fundraiser goes directly back to the classrooms for instructional materials.

     Study those math facts!  Math Madness is well underway.  We still have to more Math Madness Fridays.

     The Smarter Balanced Field Test for students grades 3-5 will begin this month.  The testing window for Lomita Magnet will be April 7th - May 16th.  Your child's teacher will let you know when your child's classroom will be taking the test during this window.  All testing will be done online through the use of a desktop computer or iPad.   Many of our children today are very tech savvy, but you may want to take some time to have your child take the practice test at home to help prepare for this new way of testing.  You can access the practice test at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp

     As I visit classrooms, the students and teachers are working very hard as we move into full implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

     As always, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your partnership in making Lomita Magnet the best school in ESC-South.

Sincerely,

Alma Kimura

Principal

School Site Council Members

 

Our SSC members for the 2013-2014 school year are:

Alma Kimura, Principal

Esther Hatch (parent), Chairperson

Christina Carrillo (parent), Vice Chair

Jess Hopper (parent), Secretary

Adela Fernandez (parent), Parliamentarian

Michelle Dominguez –parent-member

Carol Barcelata-teacher-member

Clare Zabel-teacher-member

Brittany Breland –teacher-member

Kathy Cook-Special Ed Assistant

Yolanda Russo-parent

English Language Advisory Committee

Our ELAC Members for the 2013-2014 school year are:

Lidia Estrada, Chairperson

Florencia Flores, Vice Chair

Erendida Cervantes, Secretary

Fernando Magdaleno, Parliamentarian

Armida Sillas

Isabel Cruz

Judith Garcia

Guillermina Duarte

Estela Duarte

Lupe Ascencio

Yolanda Gomez

Susana Morones

Yanet Rodriguez

Esther Hatch

Janeth Arredondo

Yolanda Granados