Upcoming April Events

    Upcoming Events for Wise Owl Parents

April 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th 8:30 a.m. Madres Activas Meeting
April 7th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Arts-n-Crafts
April 10th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Volunteer Tea
April 11th 8:30 a.m. ELAC Meeting
April 11th 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PTA Meeting
April 11th 6:00 p.m. Mandatory Parent Safety Meeting
April 12th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Neighborhood Watch Clean-up
April 13th 5:00 p.m. Spring Break Family Movie Night
April 14th – 18th Spring Break – School Closed
April 24th 3:00 p.m. Owl Peace Leadership Team Meeting
April 28th 6:00 p.m. Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/SSC

Spring Break Family Movie Night

On Sunday, April 13th, we are hosting our Spring Break Family Movie Night at the Gardena Cinema Theater (14948 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249) to watch the movie Rio 2 at 5:00 P.M. The movie begins at 5:30 P.M. with admission being $5.00 for children under 12 and students with ID cards, $7.00 for adults, and $6 for popcorn and a movie. Thank you.

March Events

Parent Involvement Opportunities…
March 3rd – March 7th
Parent Conferences – 1:55 p.m. dismissal

March 3rd
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Arts-n-Crafts

March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
9:00- 11:00 a.m. Madres Activas

March 13th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Owl Parent Institute
10:45 a.m. Shake 2014 – Emergency Lockdown Drill

March 14th
8:30 a.m. ELAC Meeting
10:00 a.m. PTA Meeting

March 24th
6:00 p.m. Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/SSC

March 27th
3:00 p.m. Owl Peace Leadership Team Meeting

March 31st
Cesar Chavez Holiday – School Closed

February Events

Parent Involvement Opportunities…

February 3rd     
Celebrate the 100th Day of School
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Arts-n-Crafts
February 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th    
8:30 a.m.  Madres Activas Meeting
February 13th    
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Owl Parent Institute
February 14th       
8:30 a.m.      ELAC Meeting
10:00 a.m.  PTA Meeting
February 17th         
Presidents’ Day – School Closed
February 18th       
2:30 p.m.  Regular Dismissal
February 20th    
3:00 p.m.  Owl Peace Leadership Team Meeting
February 24th 
6:00 p.m. Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/SSC


January Upcoming Events
January 13th
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Family Arts-n-Crafts
Jan. 14th, 21st, & 28th
8:30 a.m.   Madres activas Meeting
January 16th
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.  Owl Parent Institute
January 17th
10:00 a.m.   PTA Meeting
 8:30 a.m.    9th Annual Peace March
January 20th
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday – School Closed
January 21st
UNSAT Notices go home
January 27th
6:00 p.m.  Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/SSC Meeting
January 29th   Owl Awards’ Night
                     5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Grades K – 1
                     6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Grades 2 – 3
                     7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Grades 4 – 5
January 31st
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Super Bowl School Spirit Day



Save the Date!
Dec. 3, 10, and 17   8:30 a.m.  Madres Activas Meeting
Dec. 6          5:30 p.m.        Family Craft Night
Dec. 10        6:00 p.m.        Queen Mary Tree-lighting
Dec. 12        9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Owl Parent Institute
Dec. 13        8:30 a.m.  ELAC Meeting
Dec. 13       12:00 noon      PTA Board Meeting
Dec. 13       7:00 p.m.  Chorus sings at Barnes and Noble
Dec. 18       Winter Holiday Program
  • 8:30 a.m.    4th  Grade Students
  • 9:00 a.m.    Pre-Kindergarten Students
  • 9:30 a.m.    Kindergarten Students
  • 10:00 a.m.  5th Grade Students
  • 10:45 a.m.  1st  Grade Students
  • 11:30 a.m.  2nd Grade Students
  • 12:45 p.m. 3rd  Grade Students
Dec. 18  3:00 p.m.   All Stars and Chorus perform for Parents
Dec. 20     Last Day of School – 12:30 p.m. Dismissal
Dec. 23 thru Jan. 12            Winter Holiday  – School Closed
January 13, 2013                School Resumes – Happy New Year                               
and Welcome Back to School

A Garden Harvest of Blessings

186th Street School staff, students, and parents hosted the 4th annual Environmental Media Association’s School Gardens Luncheon on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Amy Smart and Frances Fisher, two of EMA’s Hollywood Board Members attended the luncheon.  Although the skies were cloudy, and the rain fell gently upon the school garden, the day was filled with lovely sunshine beaming from the hearts of everyone in attendance. Mary Sue Milliken, the amazing Border Grill Chef and her team created a magical collection of nutritious dishes with the harvested vegetables from the school garden. It was another great day in the Wise Owl Nation to break bread with the Stars!  We extend a special thank you to EMA,Toyota, and Kellogg Garden Products for helping our students reap a harvest of blessings as they dream big!
The Environmental Media Association, LA Conservation Corps and LAUSD have an ongoing partnership to support gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. EMA directly supports over sixteen school gardens through funding and celebrity mentoring via the Young Hollywood Board.

Submitted by: Mrs. Reed

Faith UMC is Changing the World with a Spirit of Service

Faith United Methodist Church sponsored a “Change the World Sunday” program where its members put their love into action by going to non-profit organizations to donate their services. 186th Street School, Denker Elementary School, Gardena High School, and Narbonne High School were the grateful recipients of Faith UMC’s actions of kindness. 80 members went to each school and volunteered for their cleaning projects. At 186th Street, the caring volunteers assisted with garden activities. The children and their parents made the 186th Street garden a beautiful sight to share a shower of blessings with students, parents, and community. It was a great day of seeing how the spirit of service can help change the world for good.

We extend a special thank you to Pastor Ken Suhr, Pastor Ki Tae Choi, and all of the wonderful members of the Faith UMC congregation.

Enjoy our pictures!

186th Street School’s GOT TALENT!

PTA Reflections Contest:

186th Street School’s GOT TALENT!
PTA’s annual Reflections Contest is a cultural arts program that allows children, ages Pre-K through 12th grade, to participate in a contest in the following categories: visual arts, literature, music and photography.  This year’s theme is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”   You can find the rules and entry form on the California National PTA website if your child wishes to participate:  http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/reflections.cfm.