Larchmont Fairfax Weekly Update | 10.31.20
November 2 - Monday Morning Video Message | 8 am
November 3 - ELECTION DAY
November 3 - Grab n Go Meals | 12 - 3 pm | FFX Campus
November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Dvpt. Day); NO SCHOOL SING
November 5 - Prospective Parent Info Session | Signup - www.larchmontcharter.org
November 5 - Fairfax Site Council | 2:30 pm | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6440852148?pwd=WUNOYmpFQjBqTUhvUnlMSFF6dGwrZz09
November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADER
Hello Larchmont Fairfax Families!
We're going to keep this message short and sweet since you're probably getting ready to go trick or treat....or some modified version of trick or treat this year. :)
How wonderful it was to see so many of our Larchmont students and families at school yesterday for our Halloween Drive-Thru! Though we couldn't interact as much as we would have liked to, seeing the smiles on the kid's faces as they showed off their costumes, posed for photos, perused their goody bags, and waved to each other from car to car was priceless. It was a great reminder of our close knit Larchmont community and hopefully better times to come! Thank you to LOOP (Larchmont Organization of Parents) for sponsoring and organizing this event for our campus.
Please remember that this Wednesday there is NO SCHOOL because it is a big professional development day for all of our TK-12th grade teachers. We are thrilled to have Angela Maiers as our presenter. Ms. Maiers is a world-renowned author, educator, international keynote speaker, and entrepreneur and has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, USA Today, Huffpost, trustED, ABC and NBC News, and NPR.
The PD will focus on how teachers can continue to create remarkable virtual experiences leading to deeper engagement and increased participation with more meaningful conversations and connections.
Our lunch service will take place on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week since we have no school on Wednesday. Tuesday is also election day, of course!
One final plea about our Annual Giving Drive...If you have yet to donate, we kindly ask for your support for whatever amount is manageable for your family. Everyone who donates before the deadline TONIGHT is entered into a raffle for Apple AirPods (one per campus) and a schoolwide raffle of an iPad! We thank you in advance for all that you do for our school!
- Andi, Mersedeh, & the LCS Fairfax Team
LCS FAIRFAX SITE COUNCIL MEETING
Join us for our Larchmont Fairfax Site Council meeting this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Site Council is a parent advisory body that provides feedback and ideas on a whole host of school issues including school finances, facilities, programs, performance, and much more. All families are welcome to join Site Council meetings.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS REMINDER!!!
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST.
NO SCHOOL SING THIS WEEK
Because there is no school this Wednesday due to teacher professional development, we will not be holding School Sing. School Sing will resume November 18th after the Veteran's Day holiday.
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 TECH SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAMILY
We have an exciting development on the tech front!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) forwards straight to the TechaBee help desk so we can more quickly resolve your tech issue. Please be sure to cc Belinda and Terence so we can keep track of your tech request.
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR DEADLINE APPROACHING!
Our virtual book fair is LIVE UNTIL Nov 1! It's a great way to get new books for your child and a portion of proceeds come back to Larchmont Charter School! Thanks for your support!
LCS's Innovator Challenge Student Competition
Registration Link for interested students...
FAIRFAX PHONE LINE
Our Fairfax phone line is currently down, but we're working hard with the phone company to resolve the issue. In the meantime, if you need to reach the office during the school day between the hours of 9 am - 3 pm, please call the following number for assistance: 213-505-4711. Thank you, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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 online info sessions scheduled from 9-10 am on the following dates:
Oct. 29, 2020
Nov. 12, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
Jan. 28, 2021
Please pass along this sign-up link to all interested friends and family!
FAIRFAX 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, Tess, at email@example.com.