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Selma Weekly Update 9/26/20

7th Grade Improv Class

7th Graders in Ms. Maja's class toss an imaginary ball to each other across Zoom.

Check out more info about Maja's Improv Drop-Ins on Thursday's after school below!

Important Dates at Selma


Monday, 9/28 - NO SCHOOL | Yom Kippur

Tuesday, 9/29

Wednesday, 9/30

  • Assembly 8:30-9:00am on Zoom

  • Parent Coffee - Learn about Prodigy!

  • Lunch pickup @ Fairfax Campus from 12:00-3:00pm

  • Lunch pickup @ Hollygrove Campus from 11:00am-1:00pm


October 6 - LCS Board Of Directors Meeting | 6:30-9:00pm


November 4 - NO SCHOOL | Staff Development Day

November 11 - NO SCHOOL | Veteran's Day



Hello Larchmont at Selma Families,

We hope you are safe and healthy. As we are adjusting to distance learning, we appreciate your patience, trust, and communication. One avenue of communication is through our Site Council. We hosted our first zoom meeting of the school year. Thank you to our lovely representatives! Please see their contact information and agenda notes below. If you are interested in joining, please email Sarah.

It’s time for Larchmont to go All In! Our Annual Giving Drive has officially started and we have a goal for LCS Selma to reach 100% participation. We can achieve this goal by every family giving meaningfully. Check out our website to send your donation today!

We will not be administering the NWEA assessment this fall. In its place, teachers will be using data from a few sources: MDTP, Prodigy, and ReadTheory. We have already administered MDTP to our 6th and 7th graders (May-August) and teachers will be using class time to help students access Prodigy and ReadTheory. Please let us know if you have any questions.



“One lives not just for oneself but for one’s community.” 

 - Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Our country lost such an icon and trailblazer with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She was an inspiring example of determination and advocacy for equality for all of us. 

I'm writing now with a couple of quick updates and requests:

Annual Giving Drive | Advocacy | Staying Healthy

Preparing for College During the Pandemic | Curriculum | Assessments

Learning Loss Mitigation Funds | PPP Update

As an intentionally diverse school committed to nurturing critical thinking, Larchmont teachers work to bring in voices that have historically not been represented in the curriculum... READ MORE.


Wednesday Assembly & Parent Coffee

Please join us from 8:30-9:00am with the Zoom link in the LCS Online Calendar.

*Also look for the Assembly/Parent Coffee Zoom link in your Wednesday morning email.

Our Parent Coffee will be an opportunity to learn more about Prodigy! See the flyer below.

Last Week's Parent Coffee Video

If you missed parent coffee with Val and Alison, please watch the video.


Prodigy Parent Flyer
Download PDF • 2.11MB
Scholar's Circle Poster
Download PDF • 73KB

Improv Drop-In Now Open to 5th and 6th Graders!

Thursdays: 3pm-3:45pm

Teacher, Maja Watkins, will hold improv games virtually for 5th AND 6th graders to connect and build relationships while exploring their imaginations! During this unique time, improv games can be used as a way to collaborate with one another and get to know one another on a deeper level! This will be on a drop-in base so students are not obligated to come but are welcome if they'd like to pop in! Maja will be conducting activities on-going that all incorporate Social and Emotional Learning.

Maja's Improv Class Zoom Info:

Meeting ID: 824 6895 7169

Passcode: improv


Is your student interested in making movies? 

Kids Movie Fest is an online film festival for young filmmakers ages 13 to 19. They host a new competition every two months, with a new theme assigned to each one. The theme of their current competition is JOY.

Entry is FREE!

The current submission period began on September 1st and will end on October 15, 2020. To enter, they need to submit a narrative or documentary-style video on the theme JOY no longer than 2 minutes long. The next film festival, with a new theme, will open November 1.


Site Council Representatives and Agenda Notes

Our Site Council 2020-2021 representatives are:

View the SLM Site Council Agenda & Notes (9/24/2020)


Student Absences

If your child will be absent or miss a class, please contact our Office Managers: Chris, Danielle, and the teacher. Please complete the Distance Learning Attendance Form daily if your student is unable to attend the live zoom sessions but participated asynchronously.

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