Hollygrove Weekly Update | 12.19.20
Please note that school resumes on Tuesday, January 5 and NOT Monday, January 4.
December 21- Jan 4 - WINTER BREAK
January 5 - SCHOOL RESUMES ON ZOOM | 8:30 am
January 5 - Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM |
January 6 - Morning Sing | 9:15 am | ZOOM | LCSHG
January 6 - Wednesday Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch Pick-Up | 11-1 pm |
January 7- LCS Hollygrove ELAC Meeting | 3 - 4 pm | ZOOM
January 8- HGR Friday Morning Parent Coffee with Alissa & Eva | 9-10 am | ZOOM
January 18 - MLK Day | NO SCHOOL
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Today at our end of year sing, Hollygrove students from all grade levels shared about some of their important and meaningful family traditions.
FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Dear Larchmont Hollygrove Families,
It's hard to believe that this is our final e-blast message of 2020! We want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and much happier times in 2021! May everyone in our Larchmont community enjoy a happy, healthy, and relaxing winter break with family, friends, and loved ones. And before we go, our entire faculty and staff thanks the parent community for your tremendous support and generosity. We all know how lucky we are to work at such a wonderful school, and that is truly gift enough, but we wholeheartedly appreciate your warm sentiments and thank you for everything you do!
We look forward to seeing you all back on Zoom on Tuesday, January 5, 2021!
With much gratitude,
Alissa, Eva & the entire LCS Hollygrove Team
We’re so thankful Larchmont Hollygrove grandfather and infectious disease expert, Dr. Katona, was able to join us for a school-wide parent coffee on Friday morning. He spoke about a range of topics from the importance of testing....
2020-21 LCS WORLD FAIR
THE WORLD FAIR IS NOW LIVE!
Read more RIGHT HERE!
HERE'S HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CONTENT (IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!):
1. FIND a recipe, dance, art project, game, favorite story, or other fun adventure that is representative of your family, your heritage, or both.
2. FILM yourselves making the recipe or playing the game, etc to accompany the instructions with how to make/play/etc. Film using your phone in the HORIZONTAL format.
NOTE: Video is highly encouraged, but if you’re more comfortable with sharing only a family photo, artwork from your kids, etc. - those are great ideas too.
3. UPLOAD your video (or photo/artwork) HERE and be sure to include all your info!
4. SHARE the DIGITAL PASSPORT TO THE WORLD with your friends and family! Since we’re virtual this year, we can invite friends and family from the world. We have made this process very clear and easy, and instructions on how to sell subscriptions will follow soon. These can make great gifts, btw!
So let’s show the world what we’ve got, have family fun, celebrate our community and
raise some funds while doing it!
Please call Jason Daley Kennedy, Event Chair, at (310)966-7220
or email him at LCSworldfair@gmail.com
Progress Reports were emailed home on Monday, December 14th!
Larchmont Charter School follows the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing and Math, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards, the CA History/Social Science Standards, and standards in each of the respective enrichment subjects - Music, Art, and PE. The broad standards are all listed under the various subjects areas on your child’s progress report.
The Common Core Standards were designed and written as a TK-12 trajectory of concepts students are expected to understand in order to be successful in various higher education systems and/or the workforce. The broad concepts are consistent across each grade level, which explains why our progress reports have similar language from one grade level to the next.
The intention of progress reports is to inform families of their child’s development and progress towards understanding these broader concepts, rather than emphasizing mastery of isolated skills. Progress related to specific skills is better communicated as areas of strength or challenge during parent-teacher-student conferences, as well as through ongoing verbal and written feedback by teachers during class lessons and on student work.
Keeping in line with our belief that student development is ongoing and not defined by age or a particular grade level, our evaluation of progress intends to communicate student progress along a continuum of learning. When families sit down to read through their child’s progress report, the question to be thinking about is “Where is my child in their understanding of concepts along a continuum of learning over time?”
Sometimes, families become concerned if their child does not receive a “P (Proficient)” or an “O (Outstanding)” on their first progress report of the year, or even in the earlier TK-1 grades. We want you to know that it is indeed COMPLETELY NORMAL to have not achieved a “P” or an “O” at these points in time given that the progress report is a reflection of the child’s progress over a continuum of time, just as the standards intend.
The developmental descriptors on the progress report used to describe where students are in their understanding of the Common Core concepts are Emerging, Growing, Proficient, and Outstanding (E, G, P, and O). These descriptors carry the following meaning:
Emerging – we have seen signs that the student is beginning to grasp this concept. It is inconsistent and needs more time and opportunity to solidify.
Growing – greater consistency is showing or the student is demonstrating greater comfort in exploring, expressing, or applying the concept.
Proficient – the student demonstrates solid understanding of the concept at the level consistent with expectations for the particular grade level.
Outstanding – the student demonstrates complete comfort with the concept and has taken it significantly beyond expectations for the particular grade level; this manifests itself in higher level creative application of the concept to new experiences and opportunities.
ENRICHMENT GRADES - Students enrichment grades in Music, PE, Art and ESY (Cooking/Gardening) reflect their participation and not skills in any particular given area.
Our progress reports carry forward the Larchmont approach to focusing on each individual child’s growth, learning, and development as opposed to comparing students to each other with traditional letter grades.
DISTANCE LEARNING UPDATES: Because of the parameters of distance learning, students who did not connect online or submit completed work were assigned E’s or *’s, depending on the situation. In these cases, the teachers did not have the data needed to fully assess student progress.
LARCHMONT LOTTERY APPLICATION (2021-22)
As a reminder, all siblings not currently enrolled at Larchmont Charter who wish to attend must complete a lottery form for the 2021/22 school year - this applies to all grades and all campuses. Lottery forms must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm February 17, 2021. The lottery form is available on line at www.larchmontcharter.org.
FREE SCHOLARS CIRCLE TUTORING FROM LARCHMONT LFP CAMPUS
Scholar's Circle strives to lessen the financial burden on LCS families while providing students with resources to succeed. Larchmont students will receive a sense of safety, support, and build strong relationships from the comfort of their homes.
Detailed information about the Scholar's Circle program...
Our default schedule is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 PM.
Wednesdays are the only days dedicated to Math and Science. Thursdays are for English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.
Here is the link to the To-Be-Tutored Sign Up Sheet
LARCHMONT HELP DESK AT HOME
GREAT NEWS!! Larchmont has contracted with a tech firm called TechaBee. We have hired this firm to help support families and teachers by answering your tech-related questions, supporting your technology, and managing your devices. TechaBee is here to help with tech issues regarding Chromebooks, Zoom, technology apps, and much more! We have taken this action to be as responsive as we can as a school to your tech needs during this distance learning period.
The help desk is available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. During COVID-19 families are also free to email the help desk at any time!
This email address (email@example.com) forwards straight to the TechaBee help desk so we can more quickly resolve your tech issue.
Please be sure to ALWAYS CC Belinda and Terence so we can keep track of your tech request.
OUTREACH & PROSPECTIVE PARENT TOURS
Our Virtual Tours have launched! Please spread the word!
We are looking for families that are willing to help us broaden the circle of Los Angeles families that know about our school. We would like to harness our diverse group of parents and their unique set of connections to help us! We are hosting several prospective parent tours over the next two months and it is a great opportunity for new families to learn about our school. Please feel free to share the flyer below about our upcoming tours with any other parent communities who have children that might want to learn more about our school and our upcoming lottery!
We have one online info session left that is scheduled from 9-10 am on the following date:
Jan. 26, 2020
Please pass along this sign-up link to all interested friends and family!
Please click here for a Hollygrove specific flyer.
Please feel free to send this flyer to your preschools, sports teams, parent groups, local businesses, or any other child-centered communities that you are a part of. If you are willing to get more involved in outreach or take printed flyers to local businesses and opened community centers across our city, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We could really use the help!
HOLLYGROVE ATTENDANCE REMINDERS
Teachers will be taking attendance every day in their live Zoom classes. On Wednesdays, the completed independent work will indicate that your child is present asynchronously and your child will be marked present accordingly. If your child is going to be absent (both synchronously and asynchronously) for any reason, please email your teacher and email@example.com.
To receive credit for attending asynchronously (not live/zoom) students/parents must both:
Log into Seesaw or view the teacher's assignments via their websites to access and complete assignments AND
Complete the Distance Learning Attendance Certification Form.
Please notify your teacher & email firstname.lastname@example.org when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously.
Questions about attendance? Email our office manager, Solace, at email@example.com.
HOLLYGROVE FRIDAY PARENT COFFEE
Please join us on Friday, January 8th at our NEW TIME, 9:00 to 10:00 am, for our usual weekly Parent Coffee.
NEW YEAR, NEW TIME
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81250608645
Meeting ID: 812 5060 8645
Note: You an always find the link in the LCS online calendar.
HOLLYGROVE BREAKFAST & LUNCH PICK UP
New: Now Also Providing Free Breakfasts at Our Lunch Drive Through!
We are excited to be able to provide all of our LCS students with free breakfasts and lunch. We welcome all of our LCS families to come pick up breakfasts and lunches for their students on Wednesdays, 11am-1pm at the Hollygrove campus whether they pre-ordered or not.
Please remember to bring a piece of paper with your child or children's first and last name and grade level written in large clear letters. This will be shown to our staff through your car window. Please remain in your vehicle and wear a face covering at all times while on campus. Thanks and see you on Wednesday!