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Principal's Message

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Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at a California Gold Ribbon School and Title I Academic Achievement School! We are excited about the upcoming school year and all of the wonderful educational experiences in store for our students. I would like to introduce myself to you, my name is Antonio Aguilar and I will be the new principal of 186th Elementary School, Home of the Wise Owl Nation! I look forward to having various opportunities to get to know all of our students, parents / guardians, and community partners throughout the school year. As you prepare to bring your Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students to school on Tuesday, August 14, we would like to share some important information to help us move toward another successful school year dedicated to academic success. State Pre-School and TK Expansion students will begin on Tuesday, August 14th also. There will be a mandatory ETK/TK/Kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, August 14th at 8:06 a.m. to share important information for a successful year. ETK/TK/Kindergarten students will remain all day.


The buses depart starting at 7:40 a.m. and breakfast will be served in the classroom. Classes will begin at 8:06 a.m. Our staff is working diligently to prepare for the children’s arrival. Make sure you set the standards of excellence from the beginning. Bring students to school every day, on time, and ready to learn. We are planning to make greater strides in being one of the best elementary schools in the nation. Please join our team of excellence: Owls…Winning…Learning…Succeeding!


We are striving for 100% uniform compliance. Please support us in our quest to have all of our students in uniform. When you shop for school clothing, buy our selected school uniforms—navy blue bottoms and white tops. Jacket and sweater colors are your choice. If you need assistance, please call the school (310) 324-1153. Before purchasing school supplies, you may want to wait for the teachers to give you their suggested supply list.


Since attendance is directly related to student achievement, we have included a tentative calendar for the school year to share some of our important dates. Please plan all of your family vacations during the time your children are on vacation.


This year, our school will offer meals at no charge to all students. We will not have lunch applications. We will continue to hold the Parent Education classes and the monthly Tea Times to Talk to the Principal. Plan on getting involved and helping us make a positive difference in the quality of our educational programs. The advisory councils will meet monthly. The Advisory Council Orientation meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


Our focus will be to help students soar academically, artistically, and peacefully. Parents play a vital role in our mission. Together we can make great accomplishments for our children. Let’s work together to reach higher heights of student achievement. Here’s to a happy, hootin’ new school year filled with lessons, learning, and love. Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!!!



Antonio Aguilar Principal