Congratulations to the following classrooms for winning the attendance banners for the month of November:
Submitted by: Mrs. Reed
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!
PTA Reflections Contest:
On Sunday, September 29, 2013, a group of enthusiastic children from 186th Street School, Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena High School, Narbonne High School, and the Environmental Club from Dorsey High School, as well as the 186th staff and parents volunteered for the 20th Anniversary of Toyota’s National Public Lands Day by helping clean the Least Tern Colony at Venice Beach. The project was sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, the Toyota Technical Center, and the Audubon Society. Carol Ogawa, the Toyota Administrator West, and Stacey Vigallon, the Biologist with the Audubon Society, were very pleased with the 120 students and parents who spent 3 hours removing trash and invasive plant species from the nesting colony of the endangered California Least Tern. The day also included a bird watching tour conducted by Cindy Hardin of the Audubon Society, and a picnic lunch on the beach. It was a great day to introduce many of the students to a community service learning project, and for some of the elementary students, it was a first-time experience of going to the beach. The students took great pride in cleaning the least tern’s habitat to celebrate Toyota’s 20 years of providing helping hands to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage. The students soared environmentally in support of our nation’s together green initiative (water, energy, habitat, and people).
submitted by: Mrs. Reed
Attention 186th Street Family,
Celebrate with me! I nominated Allison Ho for the California All-Star Teacher
Award through Assembly Member Steven Bradford’s office, and she WON! We thank
Allison for all of the extra-curricular activities she does to help the Wise Owl
Nation soar academically, artistically, and peacefully. Along with 24 other
teachers across the state of California, Allison will receive a $200 dollar gift
card for school supplies and an all expense paid trip to Sacramento to receive
her award on Monday, August 12th.
Congratulation Allison!!! Go and make us proud. Hoot…Hoot…Hooray!!!
submitted by: Mrs. Reed