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Welcome to 2019

Dear Fairfax Families:

We hope everyone is back in the swing of things after winter break!

I'm so excited to share with you that yesterday, Andi and I met with Dave duMonde from the Selma campus. Dave has been working on creating the design for a BRAND NEW AND IMPROVED LARCHMONT WEBSITE which we'll be launching soon! The website is not only beautifully configured, but it will be your one-stop shop for all things Larchmont. You will have access to the school calendar, teacher information, school program information, lunch and ASP payments, lunch menus, event sign-ups, swag purchases, independent study documents, site council notes, volunteer opportunities, and much, much more! No more searching through emails for links and will all be housed on the Larchmont website and easy to find with a search bar at the very top. We can't wait to share this with you all as soon as it's ready.

One of our main goals here at Larchmont Fairfax has always been to build robust connections between home and school and to provide our families with many opportunities for involvement and learning at school, just like the students. To that end, during the month of January we will be hosting two important parent education events we hope everyone will join us for. Join us this Tuesday for a parent coffee on CGI - Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (see details below) and also on January 22nd for a great evening of discussion about executive functioning in children. We also hope you can make it to the Outreach meeting this week AND the LOOP meeting on Friday to learn more about our parent committees and for a chance to connect with other Larchmont Fairfax families!

In other news, we held our ice cream party yesterday and the students had a fabulous time! It was a great celebration of the generosity and hard work of all of the families at our campus. Be sure to check out the photos on social media and above. We've got the Heart Smart Jogathon coming up on February 24th at Poinsettia Park! Coach Alan donned his giant red heart at School Sing yesterday and students have already begun training for the big event during PE class. Be sure to register now for the jogathon! The FFX teachers and staff will be there ready to "run our hearts out!" 

Finally, it seems as though the LAUSD strike will happen on Monday. As a reminder, ALL LARCHMONT CAMPUSES WILL REMAIN OPEN. Larchmont is not affiliated with LAUSD and Larchmont teachers are not part of UTLA. Our teachers, staff, and administrators will be at school and look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

We look forward to seeing you at all of the gatherings mentioned above and hope that you find them rewarding.

Many thanks, Andi and Mersedeh 

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