FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE
Lots of LAUSD related news to share –
The LAUSD board election in district 5 was this week and Jackie Goldberg and Graciela Ortiz look to be the frontrunners (some late counting is still underway) with Goldberg the clear frontrunner with nearly 48% of the vote. She served on the school board in the past and has very strong positions against charter schools. The outcome of the runoff election in June will resonate across the district into the future.
LAUSD’s board voted to put a parcel tax on the June ballot. Charter school students in LAUSD boundaries are thankfully being included. It would require a 2/3 majority to pass but if it does it could provide up to $500-600 more per pupil. This would be extraordinary and would help both LAUSD and schools like ours be able to compensate our staff more competitively and further enrich our program for students.
Lastly, I wanted to share that our teachers’ professional development this past week consisted of an impressive showcase with teachers teaching teachers what they learned over the course of the year from readings, experts and excellent school visits about various ways to differentiate instruction to serve different learners (GATE, EL, etc.). Teachers chose their original groups and got to choose different sessions to attend and learn more about other strategies. Larchmont is incredibly lucky to have such incredibly smart, passionate and inspiring teachers.
Thanks so much for all you do to make Larchmont great!
SPRING PARENT CONFERENCES
Spring Conferences will run from Monday, April 1 - Thursday, April 4. ALL FAMILIES SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A SIGNUP GENIUS LINK ON FRIDAY. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP TO GET YOUR PREFERRED TIME.
If you did not receive the email, please click on the following links to sing up for a conference:
THERE WILL BE MINIMUM DAY DISMISSAL FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK FROM MONDAY, APRIL 1 - FRIDAY, APRIL 5:
TK/Kinder: 12:10 pm dismissal (carpool ends at 12:45)
Grades 1-2: 12:20 pm dismissal (carpoolends at 12:45)
Grades 3-4: 12:30 pm dismissal (carpool ends at 12:45)
Note: After school care will still be available until 6 pm on Monday - Thursday, but will close a bit early on Friday, April 5th at 5 pm in advance of the holiday break.
TRIMESTER 3 AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
Our next round of Spring after school classes will run from the week of April 22 - June 3rd. Registration information will be shared via email within the next two weeks. Stay tuned!