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LESD GOALS 2014-2015

Focus Area #1
LESD staff will communicate and collaborate to ensure that every student achieves academic success.

Focus Area #2
LESD staff will increase parent engagement and will provide parent education to support student success.

Focus Area #3
LESD staff will ensure the use of technology as a tool to foster critical thinking and creativity to develop 21st Century skills for students and staff.

Focus Area #4
LESD staff will actively promote health and wellness for all members of the LESD community.

Focus Area #5
LESD will invest in optimal learning environments that enhance student learning and safety.

2014-2015 School Calendar

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9/28/14
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9/29/14
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9/30/14
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10/1/14
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10/2/14
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10/3/14
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10/4/14

Lawndale Educational Foundation

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Erate Year 17 RFP's

Erate Year 17 RFP's will be available on the purchasing section of the website. Please check back soon.

Superintendent Newsletter

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September 2014

 

A message from Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent

Parent Involvement is Vital to Student Achievement

Research indicates that family engagement makes a big difference for student success in school and beyond. A home environment that encourages learning is a bigger factor in student achievement than a parent's income, education level or cultural background. Creating a relationship with a student’s teacher is of utmost importance.

 

Students with involved parents who communicate regularly with a student’s teacher, are more likely to attend school regularly, perform better and earn higher grades, develop better social skills and go on to post-secondary education. When families, schools and communities work effectively together as partners, family engagement is a powerful strategy that boosts student achievement and better prepares our children to lead healthy, happy and productive lives. Some of the ways parents can be involved is by reading together, monitoring homework at the kitchen table, talking to teachers about a child's progress, or taking an active part in school governance (such as School Site Council and District English Language Advisory Committee – DELAC) or joining the school’s PTA. From transitional kindergarten to eighth grade, your students need for you to be involved. 

 

Read more...

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News and Announcements

ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION

ONLINE MEAL APPLICATIONS AND PAYMENTS ARE HERE!

 

Click here to submit a FREE meal application online today! To manage your payments online click here.

Posted by: Todd Barker
Published: 8/14/14

Helpful Tips for Parents Ideas Para Padres

Please click on the links below  for back-to school tips and ideas on how to support learning at home and help your students get the most out of

homework.

Por favor oprima en los enlaces para ideas sobre como apoyar el aprendizaje en casa y ayudar a sus alumnos a aprovechar las tareas.

 

 

FREE PRESCHOOL program enrolling now!

What we offer: 

  • Free high-quality preschool* in 3-hour AM or PM session (Addams Preschool, Anderson Preschool, Carson Preschool, Green Preschool, Mitchell Preschool, and Twain Preschool) for children who have their:
    • 3rd birthday on or before September 1st;
    • 4th birthday on or before September 1st; or
    • 5th birthday on or between September 2nd and December 2nd
  • Free parent education and kindergarten transition activities
  • Free daily meal
  • and qualified and caring teaching staff

What you need:  Preschool packet completed, Prior month proof of income to meet* state guidelines, Child’s birth record, Sibling birth records, Child’s physical, immunizations, negative Tb test results, 3 emergency contacts, phone and address.

SPACE IS LIMITED!  APPLY NOW!

Please call for information or to make an appointment:

(310) 644-8458

Preschool packets are available at the Preschool Office located on 156th St. behind Twain School between Doty Ave

Para información en español…

 

LET’S PLAN… Together

Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plan

California state law sets out the system for funding public schools. State leaders largely decide how much money is available to schools each year as part of the state budget process.

Last spring, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts will decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The Local Control and Accountability Plan is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula. The plan will be based on Lawndale Elementary School District’s goals and student data collected in order to describe specific actions the district will take to achieve those goals. In the next few months, we will be engaging parents, educators, employees and the community to establish this plan. The LCAP will also focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plan will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

Please click on the following links for the power point presentations:

LCAP Plan Approved by LACOE

Power Point Presentation LCFF Update given at Board Meeting 4-8-14

Community/Stakeholder Input Sessions

Local Control Funding Formula

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 dates and times of our stakeholder meetings.