It's a writing celebration in Kindergarten! Students have published their very first books!
1st graders worked in teams to use their listening skills to transcribe a rhythm played by music teacher, Jenny.
Students are learning all about Active Listening and Paraphrasing. The book, "The Other Way to Listen" by Peter Parnall really brought the message to life.
mark your calendar November 15 - Karaoke Night | Party Book November 16 - WORLD FAIR! November 17 - Platefit Fitness Class | Party Book November 19 - Parent Ed Night @ LFP | 5:30-7pm November 20 - LFP Open House for Larchmont families, grades 5-8 November 21 - Fairfax Parent Coffee (Reading Routines for Home) |8:30 am, FFX auditorium November 21- All School Site Council | Hollygrove; 4:00 to 5:30 PM) November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break December 14 - Harvest Festival/Bake Sale at Fairfax Campus - SAVE THE DATE! December 23-January 3 - Winter Break
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With the emphasis on community and family engagement as a cornerstone of our mission, we wanted to spotlight some great community events at our beloved Larchmont. Hopefully, you're getting ready to head to the World Fair event at Hollygrove today. The food, the entertainment, the crowds, the people-- all of it captures the best of LCS and the recognition and celebration of our diverse community. We hope you can make it!
With November well underway, the FFX campus Harvest Festival& Bake Sale committee is gearing up for our own big community event coming up on December 14th. Please be sure to save the date so you don't miss this truly special celebration of our Edible Schoolyard gardening, cooking and lunch program!
We have a great parent coffee and parent education night both happening this week. On Thursday, come learn more about how to support reading development most effectively at home, and on Tuesday evening, we'll be hearing from parenting expert, Abigail Wald, who'll be speaking about how to hold true to family values with our children.
Finally, we'll be holding our annual Winter Parent Breakfast on December 20th just before the holiday break. Be sure to save the date.
In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please continue to read on for more updates from our campus.
With great appreciation, Mersedeh and Andi
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The most recent school shooting happening so close to home leaves us saddened and frustrated that this is something any school should have to deal with. Keeping students safe is paramount. At Larchmont we update our school safety plan annually, we conduct monthly drills to prepare for all kinds of emergencies, all staff are CPR and first aid trained and we have emergency supplies on campus. We’ve continued to add security measures across different campuses from campus aides, to cameras, to strict closed campus and visitor policies and we’ve increased training in how to de-escalate students and situations. Last year we added an emphasis on see something, say something at the secondary campus along with anonymous student affairs referral slips where students could report to school counselors if they’re worried about a peer or need help themselves. As a school that focuses on social-emotional development, the whole child and community, the goal is for all students to be known and feel connected.
When processing this information with your children, consider your child’s age when framing the discussion. For helpful information on how to talk with your child about this and related tragedies in an age-appropriate way, please click on the following link: www.healthychildren.org.
Thank you so much for all you do to make Larchmont the amazing school and community that it is.
SELMA TOUR DATES for 3RD & 4TH GRADE PARENTS:
On behalf of the Selma team, we would like to invite you all to visit Selma and tour the campus. Please sign-up for an upcoming tour by clicking one of the dates below:
Join The Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC) for the upcoming College Prep Saturday at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, November 23rd. The YLC is presenting this free, half-day workshop designed to help middle and high school students from ALL socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college.
Breakout session topics will include:
Preparing for and applying to college
Choosing the right college for you
Writing a personal statement
Researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities
Understanding the real cost of a college education
College Prep Saturday breakout sessions are tailored to address the needs of all middle and high school students. These sessions are tailored specifically to the following groups: 6-8th graders, 9-10th graders, 11-12th graders, as well as parents. This program will be translated into multiple languages, if necessary, to better serve attendees of various ethnicities. This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited.See below for event details and instructions to attend.
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with local business leaders, sponsors, and educators. Registered guests who attend will be automatically entered to win a prize drawing!
Registration will close once capacity has been reached. Secure your ticket by registering today!
Feel free to forward this message along to friends and family who may benefit from attending.
Coaches needed at LFP! Could it be you? We're looking for positive, encouraging individuals with a love and knowledge of the following sports and experience in coaching. Please share with all qualified persons!
1. Girls Varsity Basketball: Season already started and goes through mid-Feb. 6-12 hrs/wk based on availability.
2. JV Boys Basketball: Season already started and goes through mid-Feb. 6-12 hrs/wk based on availability.
3. Girls Softball: Season is Feb-May, 6-12 hrs/wk based on availability.
Staff or Sibling Preference: If you would like to be considered for a staff or sibling preference, you must submit an application for children who will be entering from TK-12 if they are not currently enrolled at LCS. Please submit one (1) application per child.
Important Lottery Dates
November 1, 2019: 2019-20 Lottery Application Window Opened
February 19, 2020 @5pm: Lottery Application Window Closes
February 29, 2020: 2020-21 Lottery Drawing at LFP at 9am
March 2-6, 2020: Lottery Results Notifications Sent of either Offer or Wait List position
Should you have any questions, please contact Esmeralda Sandoval, Director of Compliance & Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-380-7893 ext 302.
WINTER CAMP OPTION
FREE HEALTH CARE
2019/20 PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK
Larchmont's Parent-Student Handbook was just approved by the board earlier this month. Please look through the handbook HERE for all updates and school policies.
LUNCH & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP)
We ask parents and guardians to pre-pay for their child(ren)s school lunches and for attending the After School Program.
HOW TO PAY
1. Cash and check payments - Please drop into the lockbox found in the school’s main office.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP) Care begins at dismissal each school day and ends promptly at 6 pm. A late fee ($1.00 per minute) is applied to your child’s account if there is a late pickup.
FEES, per student: Full Pay $15.00 Reduced Pay $1.50 (must submit a lunch application to qualify) Free (must submit a lunch application to qualify)
IMPORTANT INDEPENDENT STUDY INFORMATION
is your child going to be absent?
If your child is ever going to be absent from school for any reason, please email email@example.com. This notification is required for every student's school records. (Note: Please do not use this email for general school questions. This email is only used for attendance purposes.)
When you email firstname.lastname@example.org you will also have the opportunity to access an independent study packet so your child doesn't miss schoolwork and the school doesn't lose critical funding!
- You will need to fill out the online form for the independent study agreement. - You can download a work packet corresponding to the number of days your child will be absent. Be sure to fill out the INDEPENDENT STUDY AGREEMENT AND THE WORK LOG! - When your child completes the packet, please submit it directly to your teacher for grading and PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S HANDED IN SEPARATELY FROM GENERAL CLASS HOMEWORK SO IT DOESN'T GET LOST.
Families must request the packet prior to 9 am of the day of the absence.