Happy New Year to our families celebrating the “head of the year” this weekend! Monday is the International Day of Peace and we encourage all members of our community to celebrate by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope especially as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.
PLEDGE REMINDER! Thank you to all families who have already made your pledge - you can make your donation today via the website! All contributions, small or large, are truly appreciated, and are a celebration of our special community. Your pledges keep our class sizes small, support a varied curriculum including arts and athletics, recruit amazing teachers, support college counseling and SAT prep, our one-to-one Chromebook campus, building improvements, and fabulous community events!
DIAGNOSTIC/NWEA MAP ASSESSMENT
As Amy Held, Executive Director, mentioned on her Weekly Blast message, we are rethinking our diagnostic assessments during school closure. We are working on diagnostic assessments that are easy in which to participate and useful in guiding instruction for better education. In light of this, students WILL NOT be taking the traditional/full NWEA MAP at this time. At LFP, our math department will utilize MDTP & Khan Academy while the English department will look into other diagnostic assessments. We will keep you posted with any updates on diagnostic assessments.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM PARENT SUMMARIES
Want to know all that is going on in classes and work being completed by your student? Check out the following Google Classroom Parent Summaries
20-21 LFP Site Council Parent Members
Congratulations to our 20-212 LFP Site Council Parent Members!
8th Grade Parent
Stacee Comage, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa O'Malley, email@example.com
Stephanie Gisondi-Little, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sondi Toll Sepenuk, email@example.com
9th Grade Parent
Tracy Spuehler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Hafter, email@example.com
Afroza Mannan, firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Grade Parent
Ji Choi, email@example.com
Angelica McAdoo, firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Grade Parent
Sara Rose, email@example.com
Rick Draughon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delfina Guerra, email@example.com
Grace Pak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Alvarado, email@example.com
Monday, September 21st (1:30pm)
UCSD College Rep @ LFP (Zoom Link)
Monday, September 21st (4pm)
LFP Site Council (Zoom Link)
Tuesday, September 22nd (11:30am - 12:30pm)
Meal Grab-n-Go @ LFP (11:30am - 12:30pm)
Please be sure to order in advance using this link so that we have enough food for everyone who comes to campus.
Saturday, September 26th (11:00am - 1:30pm)
Monday, September 28th
NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)
See holiday schedule below
Tuesday, September 29th (7:00pm)
LCS Finance Committee
Thursday, October 1st (9:00am)
Parent Coffee (Zoom Link)
Thursday, October 1st (4:30pm)
Junta de Padres (Zoom Link)
Friday, October 2nd (3:00pm)
Korean Parent Coffee (Zoom Link)
UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Monday, September 28th: No school
Tuesday, September 29th: A day (periods 1, 3, 5, & 7)
Wednesday, September 30th: B day (periods 2, 4, 6, & 8)
Thursday, October 1st: A day (periods 1, 3, 5, & 7)
Friday, October 2nd: B day (periods 2, 4, 6, & 8)
NOTE: With the cancellation of our asynchronous Wednesday schedule, related services for Speech and Occupational Therapy will not be scheduled for students on Wednesday if they elect to attend their synchronous classes on Wednesday of this week.
COLLEGE CORNER (UPDATED WEEKLY)
Since Zoom recently became one of the main platforms for distance education all across the nation, a phenomenon has happened called "Zoom bombing." This is when an uninvited person intrudes on others' meetings or classes on Zoom, and it is a serious crime.
We’ve upgraded to a Zoom Education Account, and are working on configuring the settings so that, by default, only users with Larchmont email accounts will be able to enter Zoom classes. Larchmont can and may report the zoom bomber’s IP address to law enforcement authorities. Please have a conversation with your child about the seriousness of this crime.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNSELING CENTER (SCCC)
We are continuing our commitment to the whole child through our partnership with SCCC to provide counseling support for students. The program was so popular at our Selma campus last year that there were many students on the waitlist. We are still working on details and will send information in the near future but wanted to inform you now so that you have time to think about this opportunity for your student. From our meeting with them this week, we may be ready to start as early as the first week of October.
FIND CONSENT FORMS HERE (folder)
Inner-City Arts has shared that they have space in two after school classes: Stand-up and Improv Comedy (MS/HS) and Face Mask Fashion (HS) class. The classes are free (for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch) and all supplies are provided.
STAND-UP AND IMPROV COMEDY: Fall Funnies Comedy Combo w/ ECCP! (6th–12th grade)
Wednesdays | 3pm–4:30pm September 16th to November 18th (9 Weeks) NOTE: No Classes on Wednesday, November 11th Teaching Artist: Susana Spies Class Description: Like to laugh? Make others laugh? Have opinions and like to explore creative ways to express? Here's a great opportunity to learn TWO forms of comedy: Improvisation and the Fundamentals of Stand-Up all in one! Students will learn how to develop characters, explore opinions and personal experiences---all into the land of funny! No performance experience necessary; this program is for all, outgoing or shy, introverted or extroverted, all who love to laugh! Required Materials: Pen and pencil, notebooks Required Technology: None
CREATIVITY LAB: FASHION FACE MASK MAKING (9th–12th grade)
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 3:30pm–4:30pm September 15th to November 12th (9 Weeks, 2x per week) Teaching Artist: Marissa Sykes Class Description: Time to face it! Dress for the pandemic you want, not the pandemic you got! Makers in our Creativity Lab will take time to explore self-expression in a new, relevant way by designing and making their own face masks! Required Materials: Pencil and paper. Various needle, thread, assorted colors of felt fabric, scissors, elastic, random decorative elements (ribbon, lace, sequins, scraps). Supplies available for pick up at Inner-City Arts campus, arranged by appointment Required Technology: None
CHROMEBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, OTHER STUDENT MATERIALS
Still in need of a Chrombeook? Fill out the following forms and arrange for a pick up with the Main Office, Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Chromebook in need of repair? Fill out this form (Chromebook Repair Request) and arrange for an exchange with the Main Office, Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm.
If your student’s teacher has asked them to get a hard copy of a textbook, please stop by to retrieve it at your earliest convenience.
8th grade art elective: Some students have not yet picked up their art supplies. Please do so at your earliest convenience as Ms. Maria and Ms. Karla have some wonderful goodies prepared for you!
Thank you for staying positive, flexible, and patient!
Stay strong and healthy.
Just as we finished writing our message today we learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We honor her memory by closing out our message this week with her words.
"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
"So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune."
-Ruth Bader Ginsberg
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