Soaring with America's Best Educators
We are off to a great start for our new school year. The students and teachers are happily engaged in the learning process. While visiting classrooms, I have observed the magical moments of teaching and learning. Our students are eager to learn new concepts, and our staff is enthusiastic about bringing learning to life. We are shaping America’s future by upholding high standards of discipline, clear expectations, and a rigorous curriculum that challenges our students to think, solve, and reflect.
The month of October is School Safety Month and College Awareness Month. Students will participate in an emergency earthquake drill and learn about the importance of earthquake preparedness. Our teachers will share classroom lessons and activities on student safety. Our school is known as an elementary school with a college-going culture. During this month, our teachers will share interesting facts about the colleges they attended, and encourage our students to go to college. As always, our goal is to help our students become career-ready and college-prepared.
The traffic in front of the school and on the side of the school are huge areas of concern for our school. I am strongly encouraging you to please refrain from parking vehicles in the bus zones in the front of the school and crossing the street in between the buses. These are both very dangerous practices, and prevent the buses from parking safely in order to unload our students. We are very concerned with some parents putting their children in harm’s way. Have your children cross the street at the crosswalks. Parents who continue these unsafe practices will receive expensive tickets from the Harbor Police Department. Let’s work to do a better job so that our school year will proceed with great success and continuous safety. Also, please tell your child what they are to do after-school, before you send them to school. If you know of a change of plans beforehand, please provide a written note to your child in the morning so that we can inform the office, the teachers, and the bus drivers. The numerous calls to our office to give messages to the children are hindering our instructional program. Please call the school to deliver messages to your child on an emergency basis. We will be more than happy to assist you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or your classroom teacher at (310) 324-1153. Here’s to a happy, hootin’ successful school year. Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!!!
Soaring to success,
P.S. Please support our academic plays for the remainder of the school year:
- Encourage your wise owl to speak in complete sentences
- Help your wise owl read 15 to 30 minutes every night
- Remind your wise owl to be respectful at all times