As an intentionally diverse community, we want to remember Indigenous Peoples’ Day which is coming up this Monday, October 12. It is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Here are five ideas for celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day while you and your family are home.
Annual Giving Drive
We are asking every family to donate to the Annual Giving Drive by 10/31. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the funds go directly to help our school keep our small class sizes, our rich program, college counseling, athletics, arts, and much more. Please donate generously and know that no amount is too small. We want to see how close we can get to 100% of our community giving whatever they are able - every dollar counts. Strong participation from our families also inspires outside funders to support our school, too. www.larchmontcharter.org/give
LCS Community Loss
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share that two of our very own LFP students lost their mother in a tragic incident on Thursday night. We have been in communication with the boys and although the reality of the situation will take some time to sink in, they are currently safe. Family members have stepped in to support the boys at this time and our student support services team is providing counseling. We know that students will be asking questions and expressing sympathy in light of this news. Our student support services team is available to meet with your student and have also shared the following resources to help you support your student at this time.
Believe it or not the end of the first quarter is already this Wednesday, October 14th. Progress reports will be mailed to parents this coming weekend.
Parent Teacher Conferences
October is Parent Teacher Conference month at LFP. We have two types of conferences at LFP:
Extended Conference: 30 mins sessions for the students who would benefit from additional support. Our Whole Person Coordinators are reaching out to arrange extended conferences with parents. Families who participate in an extended conference do not sign up for a general conference.
General Conferences: 10 minute sessions with individual teachers. Student schedules with embedded links for signing up will be emailed to parents soon.
Wednesday 10/21 (8:30am-1pm)
Blacks, Hispanics, and Women are underrepresented in most STEAM professions according to the PEW research center. In response, Larchmont Charter has teamed up with educational partner Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) to present a series of conversations with a diverse panel of experts from across the STEAM spectrum. Our goal for this series is to present role models to all students interested in pursuing science - especially to those who may not yet be able to see the path to reaching their dreams. We invite all students, and their families, to join us for the opportunity to engage with STEAM professionals in a discussion about STEAM education, careers, and diversity.
We are calling this new event "The STEAM Spectrum" as we invite an array of guests from across demographic and professional spectra to shine light on possibilities in the STEAM world.
We hope you are able to join us for our first event on Tuesday October 13th at 4pm, as Larchmont Senior Kayla Kwak moderates our conversation with three exceptional guests.
Please see the attached flyer more info and ZOOM link.
Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC)
Under the MacArthur Park Community Initiative, we are currently in the process of recruiting community members within the Westlake region including parents and youth for a community council. The primary goal of this community council is to reduce exposure to marijuana and tobacco smoke among youth between ages 12-26 at MacArthur Park through engagement activities at MacArthur Park. Also, any staff at Larchmont Charter School at Lafayette Park is welcome to join our Community Advisory Board as well.
Please call KYCC at 213-365-7400 Ext. 5123 to learn more or if you have any questions.
KYCC College Night
KYCC would like to extend an invitation to high school students and parents for an upcoming event: College Night. This will be an opportunity for young community members to prepare for their future by learning more about financial aid, personal statements, and how to select a major during your undergraduate year. Presentations will be conducted in the following languages: English, Spanish, and Korean.
Event: College Night
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Presilla Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation (BBCDC)
Please watch your email for this fall’s stakeholder survey to arrive in your inbox soon.
November Parent Coffee
Thursday 11/5 at 3:30pm
College Corner (Updated weekly)
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