New Smarter Balance State Assessment Link
Click here to learn what you can do to help prepare your child for this assessment and take a practice test.
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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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
-Every Tuesday March 11 through April 22, dismissal will be 1:40pm
-March 31, No school (Cesar Chavez Day)
-April 14- April 18, No school (Spring Break)
-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
LAUSD GATE Parent Conference
There will be a parent conference on Saturday, March 22nd.
Place: Virgil Middle School, 152 N. Vermont, Los Angeles.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jaime Castellano, a learning authority on the diverse needs of all gifted students. The event is free and no pre-registration needed.
Community Parent Workshops Opportunities
MegaSkills Parenting - Parent Education Classes
Free Computer ESL Classes
If you are interested in volunteering, please see Yazmin Cruz 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. 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.
March will be a busy month. Please check the calendar for upcoming events and schedules. We invite you all to attend our annual Open House and Science Fair on March 18th. We also invite you to attend our Safari Book club during the week of March 17th.
We have begin a series of Common Core State Standards Parent Workshops. Session 1 was an overview of the Common Core Standards and was very well attended. Please plan to attend Session 2 this month to learn more about the Smarter Balance Assessment and what you can do to help your child with this very different way of testing. Parents of all grade levels are welcome at this workshop. The workshop will be held in our computer lab where you will get hands on exploration with the new assessment.
All students in grades 3-5 will be taking a new assessment in April and May. We look forward to a successful transition to our new state testing system.
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
Brittany Breland –teacher-member
Kathy Cook-Special Ed Assistant
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