Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the US Latino/Latina/Latinx and Hispanic communities. It spans from Tuesday, September 15 to Thursday, October 15, commemorating how those communities have influenced and contributed to American society at large. Celebramos! Check out our LarchmontSchools Instagram posts to see how LFP is celebrating the Hispanic Heritage of our students and staff!
Annual Giving Drive
Our Annual Giving Drive is underway! This fundraiser comprises a large percentage of our overall operating budget and is essential for us to provide the many things that make Larchmont what it is - a school with an incredible reputation throughout greater Los Angeles and your educational home. Despite these trying times, we continue to fulfill our mission by providing a rigorous academic education rooted in constructivist theory where our diverse community of students learn with and from one another. Even in Distance Learning, our visual and performing arts electives are offering expressive outlets to our students during these difficult times. Our physical education classes are getting students up and moving which is more important than ever due to the increased screen time. Our cooking and gardening teachers have our students connecting with the soil in their backyards. And our phenomenally solid core teachers of all subject matters are keeping students grounded and growing in the basics in order to think critically and take action to change our world for the better. Help us to preserve and improve upon all that makes Larchmont the unique educational experience it is even in Distance Learning. We can do this - if we do this together.
Mike, Lori, and Charlie
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION @ LFP!
Math Diagnostic Assessment
VERY IMPORTANT MATH ASSESSMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday, 10/7:
For 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students currently enrolled in*:
Precalculus with Ms. Kohne
Algebra 2 with Ms. Sam
Geometry with Mr. Marquez
High School Algebra I with Ms. Kohne and Mrs. Rios
Your student will log in on Wednesday, October 7th at 8:30 am to take a Course Level Math Assessment. The assessment is the MDTP (click the link https://mdtp.ucsd.edu/ for more information about this test). We will use the results at a school level to help support teachers in assessing any learning gaps due to Distance Learning.
The test will be proctored through the following Zoom session (link):
Your student should log in promptly at 8:30 am.
LFP Math Teachers will administer the test virtually.
Students need a strong internet connection, pencil and paper, and a calculator, as well as a quiet space to take the test as available.
Any questions? Please reach out to Heather Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Learning Opportunity (English y Espanol)
The Power of Storytelling for Parents with The Plus Me Project
Connect with your child
Learn about Storytelling for self care and motivation
Build the basics of your story
Thursday, 10/8, 5:30pm-7pm
Free on Zoom
El Poder de Contar Historias Para Los Padres con The Plus Me Project
Conectase con su hijo/a
Aprenda a contar historias para el cuidado personal y la motivación
Construya tu historia
Jueves, 8 de octubre, 5:30pm-7pm
Gratis por medio de Zoom
RSVP Here/Reserva su espacio aqui:
Article to Share with your Teen Alison Cole-Kelly shared an article, called “Dear Teenagers, Here’s How to Protect Your Emotional Well-Being” that was written for adolescents to address their emotional wellbeing. Please share and/or read it with your teen.
Steam Spectrum Symposium Do you want to support your student in their career path to science? Larchmont is teaming up with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) to bring a diverse group of experts from across the STEAM (Science Engineering Art Technology and Math) spectrum, to speak with our students about careers and career paths. Students are invited to join us for our first STEAM Spectrum Symposium on Tuesday October 13th from 4 to 5 to interact with Doctors and Engineers as they talk about their experiences, professions, and give advice to our students. See the flyer linked here. We hope to see you there! http://bit.ly/thesteamspectrum
Counseling Wellness Hours are Changing
When: M-F 11:30am-12:10pm
Who: All grade levels welcome
Where: Join Zoom Meeting (link)
Stable internet access is a basic necessity for your student to be successful in this distance learning format. If your family is still struggling with securing stable and consistent internet, please complete this form and we will do what we can to assist you. You can also call the main office if you have any questions about this.
LFP is looking for PACK Parents
Thank you to those of you who have already answered the call and have volunteered to be PACK parents this school year! PACK Parents help with fundraising and communication, parent to parent. With 26 different PACKS, we have several teachers still in need of a dedicated PACK parent. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please email your student’s PACK teacher to volunteer.
College Corner (Updated weekly)
October Parent Coffee
Next Parent Coffee (English) will meet in the afternoon.
Wednesday, October 7th
MDTP (Math Diagnostic Test for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students)
Thursday, October 8th
LFP LOOP Meeting @8:30am
The Zoom link will be added to the Online LCS Calendar.
Friday, October 9th
African American Affinity Group for Parents
Thank you for staying positive, flexible, and patient!
Stay strong and healthy.
Mike Kang Principal email@example.com
Lori Lausche Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Seo Assistant Principal email@example.com