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Audience: Homepage, Kit Carson Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Homepage, Mark Twain Elementary School, William Anderson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Notice to Parents & Staff:

 

The Air Quality Management District maps show Lawndale’s air to be ‘moderate’ due to the wildfires.

 

The AQMD recommends that “in any area where you can see or smell smoke, everyone should avoid vigorous exertion and limit outdoor exposure”.

 

Student health and safety is a top priority at LESD, we will keep you posted if there are any updates.

 

For more information please visit:

 

http://www.aqmd.gov/

 

Interactive map that is updated hourly:

 

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dd4a15deed8647edacb14f140ca83d05

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Kit Carson Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Homepage, Mark Twain Elementary School, William Anderson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

The Accounting & Budgeting Department is excited to announce that this year you can make your tax season a lot easier by signing up for an electronic W2!

 

See the attached flyer for details.

 

Contact the Accounting & Budgeting Department at (310) 973-1300 if you have any questions. 

 

Electronic W2 flyer
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Join us at our Community Wellness Meeting on November 13th at Carson School. 

 

We will share wellness goals for each school, physical activity updates, and dental resources!

 

More details in the flyer. 


 

Acompáñenos en nuestra junta de bienestar escolar el 13 de noviembre en la escuela Carson.

 

Compartiremos metas de bienestar para cada escuela, actualizaciones acerca la actividad física, y recursos dentales.

 

Más detalles en el volante debajo. 

 

community wellness flyer
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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Lucille J. Smith Elementary School

We are proud that Smith Elementary Teacher, Ms. Moscoso, was featured by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

Read about her work in #MathEd here: http://bit.ly/ChoralCounting

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Dear Lawndale Family,

 

As our community is experiencing high temperatures this week, Lawndale Elementary School District is implementing heat protocols to help ensure that our students, staff and schools remain as cool as possible. 

 

  • All students and staff should be in air-conditioned or shaded areas as much as possible.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and drink water throughout the day.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing and wear sunscreen.
  • Students should immediately tell their teacher or another adult if they feel ill due to the heat.

 

Thank you for your continued support, and try to stay cool!

 


 

Estimadas familias de Lawndale,

 

Debido a las temperaturas altas que están ocurriendo esta semana, el Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale implementará medidas para asegurar que se mantengan frescos nuestros alumnos, personal, y escuelas.

 

  • Todos alumnos y personal deben mantenerse en áreas con aire acondicionado o sombras
  • Evitar actividades agotadoras y tomar agua a lo largo del día
  • Vestirse en ropa ligera y usar protector solar
  • Los alumnos debe informarles a sus maestros u otro adulto inmediatamente si se sienten enfermos debido al calor

 

Gracias por su apoyo ¡y traten de mantenerse frescos!  

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Enrique Pivaral, Homepage, Accounting & Budgeting, Before & After School Programs (RAP), Board, Business Services, Departments, Educational Services, Food Services, Human Resources, LESD Wellness Program, Maintenance & Operations, Our Schools, Parents, Physical Education Program (COPA), Programs, Purchasing, Special Education, State Preschool, Student Support Services, Superintendent, Technology Services and F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School

We are excited to announce that FDR Elementary is one of the 22 schools in California that will participate in this year's Grades of Green Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Read below for more information. 

 


 

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! CELEBRATED WASTE REDUCTION CONTEST KICKS-OFF FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

 

22 So Cal Schools will reduce over 300 tons of trash in Grades of Green’s7th Annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge


WHITTIER, Calif., October 9th, 2017 - When it comes to lunchtime trash, less is definitely more. That’s the lesson environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green wants to teach students as the organization kicks off its seventh annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge (TFLC).


Students from participating schools will learn how to decrease waste by packing trash-free lunches (such as reusable lunch containers, water bottles and utensils, and cloth napkins). All students, including those who buy lunch, will also learn how to sort lunchtime waste to be donated, composted and recycled.

 

Through a combination of sorting waste and bringing reusable lunch containers, TFLC schools reduce an average of 70 percent of lunchtime waste; winning schools reduce over 92 percent of trash. In total, 117 schools have diverted 2,300 tons of waste from the landfill since the Challenge began seven years ago. This year, Challenge participants are on track to reduce at least 300 tons!


While these metrics speak to the program’s success in helping schools protect our environment and divert waste, the real results are the environmental values students take home. “The goal of the Trash Free Lunch Challenge is not only to reduce waste but also to teach children how to reuse, recycle and compost. Educating students through programs such as these furthers our mission of converting waste into resources in the communities we serve,” said Grace Hyde, Sanitation Districts’ Chief Engineer and General Manager.


“Grades of Green’s goal with our Trash Free Lunch Challenge is to help participating schools start lasting green programs to instill environmental and waste reduction habits that will stay with students for a lifetime,” said Allie Bussjaeger, Director of Regional Programs at Grades of Green. “We are changing the course of the future by making environmental protection second nature in young minds today.”
 

WHAT IS GRADES OF GREEN’S TRASH FREE LUNCH CHALLENGE?

 

Grades of Green's Trash Free Lunch Challenge is a yearlong competition where Southern California schools challenge each other to see which school can reduce the most lunchtime waste. Grades of Green teaches students to reduce trash by bringing reusable lunch containers and using lunchtime waste sorting systems. This ultimately forms habits that will protect the environment for years to come. Through fun, educational assemblies, personalized eco-starter kits, waste reduction plans, and Grades of Green Advisors available to personally guide each school, Grades of Green helps create an environment where every school can be a winner! A panel of environmental experts will evaluate the implementation and success of the three finalists’ trash reduction programs. The winning schools (one elementary and one middle school) will receive a Grand Prize of a $1,000 education grant. 

 

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE CHALLENGE INCLUDE:

 

CANYON COUNTRY
Sky Blue Mesa Elementary School

 

DIAMOND BAR
Castle Rock Elementary School

 

HERMOSA BEACH
Our Lady of Guadalupe School

 

LAWNDALE
F.D. Roosevelt Elementary School

 

LONG BEACH
Saint Anthony School
Jackie Robinson Academy
Helen Keller Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Prisk Elementary School
Whittier Elementary School

 

LOS ALAMITOS
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
Oak Middle School

 

LOS ANGELES Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet Berkeley Hall School Overland Elementary School

 

NORWALK
Nettie L. Waite Middle School

 

SANTA CLARITA
Charles Helmers Elementary School
SAUGUS Emblem Elementary School

 

TARZANA

Gaspar De Portola Middle School

 

TORRANCE

Victor Elementary School

Carr Elementary School

 

WALNUT

Cyrus J. Morris Elementary School

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Enrique Pivaral, Homepage, Accounting & Budgeting, Before & After School Programs (RAP), Board, Business Services, Departments, Educational Services, Food Services, Human Resources, LESD Wellness Program, Maintenance & Operations, Our Schools, Parents, Physical Education Program (COPA), Programs, Purchasing, Special Education, State Preschool, Student Support Services, Superintendent, Technology Services, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Read our Superintendent's Newsletter for October here.

 

Lea el boletÍn de nuestra Superintendente para el mes de octubre aquí.

 

October newsletter
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Our students are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal show for a professional opera! 

 

Date: October 12

Time: 4 pm

Place: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts

           14901 Inglewood Avenue

           Lawndale, CA 90260

 

The show is 2.5 hours long with a 20 minute intermission.

 

See more details about the show here.

 

If you are interested, please contact:

Cammie Vogel at 310.263.3203

 


 

Nuestros alumnos están invitados para asistir el ensayo final para una opera profesional. 

 

Fecha: 12 de octubre

Hora: 4 pm

Lugar: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts

           14901 Inglewood Avenue

           Lawndale, CA 90260

 

El show dura 2.5 hora con un entreacto de 20 minutos. 

 

Vea mas detalles acerca del show aqui

 

Si esta interesado, comuniquese con:

Cammie Vogel al 310.263.3203

The Consul Opera promo
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Homepage, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Last night, families in the neighborhood around 147th St. and Avis Ave. were evacuated to Leuzinger High School due to a report of potentially explosive devices being found in the backyard of a residence.

 

Law enforcement has the situation under control, and this incident has no impact on our schools.

 

Our District Office and schools are open. Families should rest assured that students are safe in school and that safety is our number one priority. 

 

Anoche, algunas familias en el vecindario de la calle 147 y Avenida Avis fueron evacuadas a la Escuela Secundaria Leuzinger debido a que se encontraron algunos materiales potencialmente explosivos en el patio trasero de una casa.

 

Las autoridades tienen la situación bajo control, y este incidente no ha impactado a nuestras escuelas.

 

Nuestra oficina del distrito y nuestras escuelas están abiertas. Todas las familias pueden estar seguras que los alumnos están seguros en nuestras escuelas y que la seguridad de nuestros alumnos es nuestra máxima prioridad. 


 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Homepage, Billy Mitchell Elementary School, F. D. Roosevelt Elementary School, Jane Addams Middle School, Kit Carson Elementary School, Lucille J. Smith Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, William Anderson Elementary School and William Green Elementary School

Todos las personas interesadas quienes sean residentes de Lawndale pueden tomar ventaja de clases gratuitas para aprender inglés.

 

Si está interesado, por favor comuníquese con el Enlace Comunitario de su escuela. 

 

(310) 973-1300

 

 

Marina Sandoval

Anderson Elementary

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Amanda Garcia Rangel

FDR Elementary

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Idalia Valencia

Green Elementary

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Paola Galvez

Mitchell Elementary

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Ana Ibarra

Smith Elementary

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Mayra Chavez

Twain Elementary

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Joselyn Guerra

Addams Middle School

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Krystal Torres

Rogers Middle School

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ESL Classes in action
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Lawndale, CA, August 21, 2017– Over the summer, Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) undertook several projects to improve their facilities and provide their students with high quality learning environments.

 

Two of the major projects were funded by Measure L, a general obligation bond approved by the Lawndale community in November 2016. Measure L will provide the Lawndale Elementary School District with $27,000,000 to improve outdated and worn facilities. Thanks to the community’s support, LESD’s facilities have undergone a major makeover, which includes:

 

1.         New Paint:  The Addams, Rogers, Anderson, and Green campuses received fresh coats of paint. This project has had a significant visual impact on the schools and improved the look of the surrounding community.

2.         New Roofing:  The Green, FDR and Anderson campuses received new roofs. While the visual improvement is not as drastic as the paint job, the district will not see as many leaks as they have over the past few years!

 

In addition to the aforementioned Measure L projects, the district also completed the following projects:

 

1.         Installing a sound fence along Marine Ave. for FDR Elementary.

2.         Projector Installation:  Interactive projectors have been installed in all LESD classrooms.

3.         New Water Fountains:  One new water fountain per campus will be installed at Mitchell, Twain, and FDR Elementary Schools. They will include a chiller, a water bottle filling station, and an upgraded filter. Students and staff will be well-hydrated.

4.         Fencing/Gates:  New fences and gates have gone up at Mitchell and Green Elementary Schools to improve the appearance of the campuses and support student needs.

5.         Grounds work: the LESD maintenance team worked throughout the summer to keep our campuses looking clean and inviting.

 

“All of this work would not have been possible without our Business Services Department’s concerted effort to support our students—a huge thank you to our Accounting, Purchasing, Maintenance, Food Services, and Technology teams! None of this work could have been completed without their perseverance. We are excited for our students and families to enjoy the updated facilities!” said Dr. Betsy Hamilton, LESD Superintendent.

 

Photos: In order from top to bottom: Rogers, Addams, Green, and Anderson campuses. 

 

Rogers Middle School

Addams Middle School
Green Elementary School
Anderson Elementary School
 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Enrique Pivaral at (310) 973-1300 ext. 50010 or email at Enrique_Pivaral@lawndalesd.net.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 8/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Elections for the Governing Board Members have been changed from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd years to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even years, effective November 2018.

 

All registered voters in Lawndale will receive the postcard below over the next few weeks, please read it for further details. 

 

election update postcard
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 6/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles and the city of Lawndale, in conjunction with the 101 Enterprises Foundation invite you to the 3rd Annual 62nd Assembly District Back-to-School Health and Wellness Fair.

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jane Addams Park

15114 Firmona Avenue in Lawndale

 

See attached flyer for details.

 


La asambleísta Autumn Burke, el alcalde de Lawndale Robert Pullen-Miles y la ciudad de Lawndale, en conjunto con la Fundación 101 Enterprises les invitan a la tercera Feria Anual de Salud y Bienestar De Vuelta a la Escuela.

 

Sábado / 29 de Julio del 2017

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parque Jane Addams
15114 Firmona Avenue en Lawndale

 

Vea el volante adjunto para más detalles.

 

back to school fair flyer
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 6/27/17




Audience: Homepage

In November 2016, the voters of Lawndale generously approved Measure L, a general obligation bond that will provide the Lawndale Elementary School District with $27,000,000 to improve outdated and worn facilities. This summer, the District will embark on the first of several projects to utilize those bond funds. The first projects will be to replace leaking and worn roofs and provide a fresh coat of exterior paint on the buildings. Because we offer student summer programs, the work will only occur at certain sites this year, with plans to improve other sites in the near future.

 

“Our Governing Board and school district employees greatly appreciate the community’s investment in the school district and in our students. Investments that we make in our schools now improve the future of our community,” said Dr. Gretchen Janson, LESD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.

 

 

Overview of Summer 2017 Measure L Projects

 

Roofing: This project involves the complete re-roofing of FDR Elementary, William Green Elementary, and William Anderson Elementary. The roofing being installed will come with a 30-year warranty and will help to mitigate the water damage we saw at those sites during the heavy rains last year.

 

 

Painting: William Green Elementary, William Anderson Elementary, Will Rogers Middle, and Jane Addams Middle will all receive a fresh coat of paint this summer. This will provide an improved and more appealing appearance and provide a protective coating to all exterior walls.

 

The District has worked diligently with the construction companies to make them aware of both the City’s Noise Ordinance, as well as Dust Control and Mitigation requirements during the course of the project.

Every effort will be made to reduce inconveniences caused by the construction project on the general public. The Lawndale Elementary School District appreciates the Lawndale community’s understanding and cooperation regarding this vital improvement project.

 

Photo: Banner that will be displayed at all Measure L funded projects throughout LESD schools.

 

Measure L Banner at Anderson Elementary
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Homepage

The Lawndale Elementary School District is pleased to extend our free summer food program to all children in our community ages 1 - 18 starting June 19th. 

Please see attached flyer for details.

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El Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale se complace en ofrecer el programa de comidas gratis para los niños en nuestra comunidad entre 1 a 18 años empezando el 19 de junio.

Por favor vea el volante adjunto para más detalles.

 


 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Join us this Saturday for the "Take Part" Arts Festival. Enjoy student performances, family activities, art exhibit, music, and much more!

 

See flyer for details. 

Acompáñenos este sábado para el Festival “Take Part”. Disfrute de actuaciones de alumnos en vivo, actividades familiares, exhibición de arte, música, ¡y mucho más!

 

Vea el volante para los detalles. 

Take Part Festival Flyer

Take Part Flyer Spanish
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/31/17




Audience: Homepage

The Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) is proud to share that Van Bui, Social Worker at William Anderson Elementary School, has received the Distinguished Field Instructor Award from the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The award recognizes Bui’s dedication to guiding social work and counseling interns while attaining invaluable hands-on experience as they participate in the district’s Intern Program.

 

“We are proud that our District has received a second consecutive recognition from the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The LESD Student Support Services Team is truly committed to providing unique and individualized supports to help all of our students attain academic success. We look forward to a continuous partnership with USC that will benefit both our students and our interns,” said Maria Ruelas, LESD District Social Worker.  

 

This is the second consecutive year LESD has received a top honor from USC—last year, LESD was the recipient of the Agency of the Year Award for their innovative Intern Program.

 

Student Support Services Team

 

Photo: LESD Student Support Services Team, from left to right: Jorge Arroyo, Director; and School Social Workers: Evelyn Garcia; Sofia Lupian-Hernandez, Julia Maurer, Van Bui, Jalpa Patel, Kisalyn Michael, Vanessa Clark, and Maria Ruelas.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/31/17




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Click here to see Culture Night featured on Lawndale Living!

 

To celebrate and honor their diverse student body, William Anderson Elementary School hosted their 3rd annual Culture Night. This special night, which was attended by hundreds of students and their family members, was filled with live performances and interactive booths. Students and their families got their passports stamped as they walked around learning about different cultures from fellow students and their families. Sixteen different cultures were represented on this night, including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Vietnam, Syria, Jordan, Ghana, Nigeria, Colombia, Italy, Ireland, China, Germany, Philippines, and Nicaragua.

 

“We are committed to celebrating the cultural diversity that makes our district and Lawndale such wonderful places. We strive to demonstrate to our student body that we embrace their cultures and heritage and create learning environments that promote acceptance, inclusion, and tolerance,” said Dr. Ellen Dougherty, LESD Superintendent.

 

Tables were filled with photographs, maps, flags, musical instruments, books, and more in an effort to teach others about their culture. There was even a fun and interactive African drumming booth hosted by P.S. Arts! In addition to all of the booths, Folklórico dancers from the Lawndale Community Center and a Filipino dance group from USC treated everyone to amazing performances.

culture night photo
Culture Night Photo
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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents,

 

Applications for this year’s summer camp are now available for all students who are currently enrolled in the Lawndale Elementary School District, grades TK - 8th. Our adventure theme this summer is iDiscover Camp.

 

RAP iDiscover Camp is from June 19th - July 28th. 

 

By joining RAP iDiscover Camp, students are less impacted on the learning loss that occurs in the summer. Please join us this summer and allow your students to develop skills, discover new things and have fun while learning. If you are interested in having your child attend RAP iDiscover Camp this summer, please pick up an application at your school’s front office or with the RAP Program Supervisor at your school. 

 

Spaces are limited so please submit all applications ASAP. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the RAP Program Supervisor at your school. 
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Estimados padres,

 

Las aplicaciones para el campamento educativo del Programa RAP de este verano ya están disponibles para todos los estudiantes que actualmente están matriculados en el Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale, grados TK al  8º grado. 

 

El campamento será del 19 de junio hasta el 28 de julio. 

 

Al asistir el campamento, los estudiantes se ven menos afectados por la pérdida de aprendizaje que ocurre en el verano. Únase a nosotros este verano y permita que sus estudiantes desarrollen habilidades, descubran cosas nuevas y se diviertan mientras aprenden. Si usted está interesado en que su hijo asista el campamento, por favor recoja una aplicación en la oficina de su escuela o con el Supervisor de Programa de RAP en su escuela. 

 

Los espacios son limitados así que por favor entregue sus aplicaciones y cuotas lo más pronto posible. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude de ponerse en contacto con el Supervisor de Programa de RAP en su escuela. 

Summer Camp 2017 logo
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Lawndale, CA, May 8, 2017– The Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) Board of Trustees is proud and excited to announce the selection of Dr. Betsy Hamilton as the new Superintendent for the Lawndale Elementary School District starting in the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Hamilton has served as LESD’s Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the past seven years, and from the onset, her vision to serve as an agent for change was clear. Her daily work has focused on supporting all students’ needs and she strives to ensure that Lawndale students receive access to a rigorous instructional program with effective differentiated supports. Under Dr. Hamilton’s direction, the Lawndale Educational Services team has added a contingent of teacher leaders who focus on coaching and supporting instruction for all students.

 

Dr. Hamilton is a dedicated professional that has devoted her life to improving the lives of others through high-quality education. Recently, The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XIV selected Dr. Betsy Hamilton as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services of the Year.  The award is presented annually to recognize an individual’s outstanding performance, achievement, and commitment to the public-school system.

 

“Everyone in our District, from staff to stakeholders to students, admires and respects Dr. Hamilton. Her passion and drive to raise the bar and close learning gaps for students in the public education system have been a source of inspiration for colleagues.  Dr. Hamilton believes all students have unlimited potential and she has done an outstanding job in developing educational programs that create the opportunities and challenges that will elevate our scholars to the next level. The students and staff of the Lawndale Elementary School District will be fortunate to have Dr. Hamilton at the helm of the District,” said Dr. Ellen Dougherty, LESD’s current Superintendent, who will retire at the end of June.

 

Dr. Hamilton’s work will focus on student achievement and on the District’s commitment to closing the achievement gap—continuing Dr. Dougherty’s legacy and working from the foundations she has set in place in the District over the past eight years.Photo, Left to Right  Dr. Ellen Dougherty, LESD Superintendent  Dr. Betsy Hamilton, LESD Superintendent beginning 2017-18 school year  Dr. Brian Markarian, ACSA Region XIV President.

Photo, Left to Right: Dr. Ellen Dougherty, LESD Superintendent; Dr. Betsy Hamilton, LESD Superintendent beginning 2017-18 school year; Dr. Brian Markarian, ACSA Region XIV President.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Homepage

On May 3, 2017, the Los Angeles County Committee for School District Organization voted to approve LESD’s request to change to a new method of electing our Board of Trustees with elections by trustee areas. 

 

Below is the map of trustee areas that has been adopted by the Board and approved by the Los Angeles Committee for School District Organization.

 

Trustee Areas Map
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/8/17




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Parents and guardians are invited to join us for Open House.

 

Meet your students' teachers and learn about what's going on in the classrooms!

 

Please see schedule below:

 

Addams & Rogers Middle Schools

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 

 

6:00 PM 

 

Anderson, Green, Mitchell, & Smith Elementary Schools

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

 

6:00 PM Leadership Support

FDR & Twain Elementary Schools

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

6:00 PM

 

Open House photo
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see attached Measure L update below. Thank you to the generous support of the Lawndale community.

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Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Date: May 3, 2017
Place: Mychal’s Learning Place
           4901 W. Rosecrans Ave.

           Hawthorne, CA 90250

Time: 6:00 - 6:30 Light Dinner
          6:30 - 7:30 Panel of speakers
          7:30 - 8:00 Q & A
Who: Open to all students, parents, educators, community and media.
Why: For parents and families to learn about anti-bullying techniques.

 

See attached flier for more details

 

Panel contra el acoso presentado por "Students for Disability Awareness". Lea el volante adjunto para mas detalles. 

 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 4/24/17




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Lawndale, CA, April 14, 2017– Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) has established community partnerships throughout the South Bay Community to ensure that all their students receive the resources they need to ensure their wellbeing and promote their success. One of these partnerships is with South Bay Mission Church, whose members donated over 40 personalized gift baskets for families in need.

 

“The Student Support Services Team is proud of all the solid partnerships we have forged all over the community. South Bay Mission Church really came through for our families!” said Maria Ruelas, District Social Worker.

 

Spring Baskets
 

 

Photo: Members of South Bay Mission Church drops off spring baskets to LESD staff.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 4/14/17




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Thanks to the generous support of the Lawndale community, LESD was tremendously fortunate to see Measure L pass this fall. It will infuse much needed resources to support to our buildings, which have gone without deferred maintenance for many years since the state dissolved that funding source.


The first step in moving these projects into action was undertaken on March 21st with the completion of the initial sale of $10 million in bonds. Now that funding is available, project planning can get underway. School construction is bound by extensive rules and regulations to both ensure the safety of students and staff and to ensure fair processes are used throughout. Karla Bertran, our Director of Purchasing, will start the process by going out to bid for contractors who may be interested in completing our work. This is a lengthy legal process and we are fortunate to have Mrs. Bertran leading this challenging charge.


A detailed review of our facilities status by Jorge Ramirez, our Director of Maintenance and Operations, has helped our construction team to prioritize projects that will begin this summer. We also partnered with our Educational Services team, the Food Services department and RAP leadership to coordinate student summer activities and ensure stu-dent safety throughout this process.

 

At this time, projects that are planned to take place during the Summer of 2017 include:
 New roofing at Anderson, FDR and Green
 Exterior painting at Rogers, Addams, Anderson and Green

 

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements will begin near the close of the summer and will be eventually completed at each school site.

 

Once these projects get underway, we will immediately begin planning for the Summer of 2018. So, if you don’t see your school on the list now, know that we are coming your way soon! Coordinating projects of this magnitude requires extensive collaboration of all school district entities and detailed planning.

 

Again, we are so pleased to be able to finally invest in our school facilities and create optimal learning environments for our students. It will certainly be a busy summer for the LESD Business Department, but the hard work will pay off when students and staff are able to return to beautifully upgraded campuses.


 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 4/7/17




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Will Rogers Middle School hosted the third installment of the South Bay Hackathon Series, an event which featured a question and answer session with a panel of engineers and then an engineering challenge for students. For the engineering challenge, students were placed in teams of 4—with one member from each of the participating schools, so that each school would take home a 1st place winner.  Students from Will Rogers Middle School, Dana Middle School, Jefferson Middle School, and Manhattan Beach Middle School participated in this event. The students were also treated to lunch donated by Panda Express.

 

“We are so grateful to the engineers who volunteered their time to coach our students,” said Tracy Tegtmeier, Northrop Grumman Teacher Fellow. The event was made possible through the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy, which is a Northrop Grumman Foundation sponsored initiative and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

 

The Hackathon was created with the goal to connect students to local professionals and to engage students in applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities, help the students build the necessary skillset needed to succeed in competitive college and career engineering pathways, and inspire young people to choose STEM careers.

 

hackathon winners
Photo: First place winning team with members representing all participating schools.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 4/3/17




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LESD will be hosting free parent workshops on Saturdays.

 

Please join us!

Topics we will discuss include:

  • ESL tutoring
  • Information and tips about student state exams

 

April 1, 2017 - ESL Tutoring/Parent Workshop:

Information about the student math state exam (SBAC)

 

April 8, 2017 - ESL Tutoring/Parent workshop:

Tips and suggestions for how to better navigate the student math state exam (SBAC)

 

April 29, 2017 - ESL Tutoring/Parent workshop:

Tips and suggestions for how to better navigate the student ELA state exam as well as the CELDT exam

 

TIME:

8:30-10:00 AM ESL Tutoring

10:00-12:00 PM Parent Workshops

 

 

Estaremos ofreciendo talleres gratuitos los sabados.

 

¡Por favor acompáñenos!

Temas incluirán:

  • Tutoría de ESL
  • Información y sugerencias sobre los exámenes estatales de los estudiantes

1ᴼ  de Abril    de 2017 Tutoría de ESL/Taller: Información sobre el examen estatal (SBAC) de matemáticas de los estudiantes

 

8  de abril  de 2017 Tutoría de ESL/Taller: Sugerencias para navegar el examen estatal (SBAC) de matemáticas

 

29  de Abril  de 2017 Tutoría de ESL/Taller: Sugerencias para navegar el examen estatal (SBAC) de artes del lenguaje inglés (ELA) y el Examen de Evaluación del Desarrollo del Inglés (CELDT)

 

HORARIO:

8:30 - 10:00 AM Tutoría de ESL

10:00 - 12:00 PM Talleres

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 3/30/17




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Lawndale, CA, March 27, 2017– The El Segundo Rotary and Lawndale Rotary Clubs awarded William Green Elementary School a combined grant for $5000 to purchase new books. In addition, they provided William Green students with gently used books that they received during Read Across America Week. “We are thank the El Segundo and Lawndale Rotary Clubs for their support and continuous partnership,” said Jenny Padilla, Principal at William Green Elementary School.

From left: Dickie Van Breene, El Segundo Rotary Club; Jenny Padilla, Principal at William Green; and Shirley Giltzow, Lawndale Rotary Club.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 3/27/17




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Google visited Lawndale to roll out CS First Roadshow, a computer science education program that had Lucille Smith Elementary School 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders creating an adventure on the high seas and learning about computer coding in the process. The CS First Roadshow teaches students about the importance of STEM education and uses interactive activities to teach them coding basics while encouraging students to develop an interest in computer science education and growing both their problem solving and technical coding skills

 

“Many Smith students have already been working on computer coding projects in their classrooms using Google CS First since the beginning of the school year, and this event was important in demonstrating how computer science can be used in real life,” stated Dr. Rosa Isiah, Principal at Lucille Smith Elementary.

 

Assemblymember Autumn Burke and Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles participated in the presentation. Assemblymember Burke kicked off the presentation by discussing the importance of technology and learning about computer science. Two Google employees then delivered the hour-long presentation, which focused on teaching students both problem solving and technical coding skills. They closed the presentation encouraging the students to develop an interest in computer science education and informing them how a STEM education can lead to exciting educational opportunities and careers.

 

“The Lawndale Elementary School District is committed to providing 21st century learning environments to its students. We are grateful to Assemblymember Burke and Google for bringing this one-of-a-kind experience to Smith Elementary students—and hopefully sparking a life-long interest in computer science within many of our students,” said Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent of the Lawndale Elementary School District. 

Smith Students at Google CS First Roadshow

Smith Students at Google CS First Roadshow

Smith Students at Google CS First Roadshow
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 3/21/17




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We have scheduled meetings at each of our elementary school sites to help families learn more about our outstanding TK and Kindergarten programs.
 

Click here to see meeting times

 

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Hemos programado juntas en todas nuestras escuelas primarias para ayudar a que sus familias aprendan mas acerca nuestro excelente programa de kinder transicional (TK) y kinder.

 

Haga clic aqui para ver los horarios

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 3/9/17




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If you have a Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten aged student for next school year, we invite you to attend the Lawndale Kindergarten Festival.  

This is a chance to learn about the Kindergarten program at Lawndale, meet some of the teachers, and visit the school.  

The first Kindergarten Festival will be at Anderson Elementary on Saturday, March 11th from 8:40 to 11:00.  

The second Kindergarten Festival is at Green Elementary on Saturday, March 18th from 8:40 - 11:00.  

We hope to see you there!

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Si ustedes tienen un alumno quien tendrá la edad para asistir kínder o kínder transicional, los invitamos a que vengan a nuestro Festival de Kínder de Lawndale. 

Esta es una oportunidad para aprender del programa de kínder en Lawndale, conocer algunos maestros, y visitar la escuela. 

El primer Festival de Kinder será en la escuela Anderson el 11 de marzo de 8:40 a 11:00 am.

El segundo Festival de Kinder será en la escuela Green el 18 de marzo de 8:40 a 11:00 am.

¡Los esperamos!

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 2/27/17




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District Office

4161 W. 147th St

Lawndale, CA 90260

7:15 PM

 

We welcome you to this meeting. The public may ask questions relevant to agenda items at the time those are under
consideration. While not required, we would appreciate it if you would identify yourself with your name and address when
addressing the Committee. Fifteen minutes are allowed at designated times on the Agenda for the Public to address the
Committee on an item which is not on the agenda during the opportunity for Public Comments. Speakers are asked to
limit remarks to three minutes. No action will be taken by the Committee at this time. The Committee may put the issue
on a future agenda for more discussion and/or action, or may refer the issue to the administration for follow-up. Any
individual requiring disability-related accommodations or modifications including auxiliary aids and services in order to
participate in the meeting should contact the Superintendent in writing.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 2/16/17




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District Office

4161 W. 147th St

Lawndale, CA 90260

6:30 PM

 

We welcome you to this meeting. The public may ask questions relevant to agenda items at the time those are under
consideration. While not required, we would appreciate it if you would identify yourself with your name and address
when addressing the Committee. Fifteen minutes are allowed at designated times on the Agenda for the Public to
address the Committee on an item which is not on the agenda during the opportunity for Public Comments. Speakers
are asked to limit remarks to three minutes. No action will be taken by the Committee at this time. The Committee may
put the issue on a future agenda for more discussion and/or action, or may refer the issue to the administration for followup.
Any individual requiring disability-related accommodations or modifications including auxiliary aids and services in
order to participate in the meeting should contact the Superintendent in writing.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 2/16/17




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Last September we held various community meetings throughout our District. At these meetings we gathered input from Lawndale community members to guide our Board of Trustees in selecting a map to determine how our District will be divided into 5 trustee voting areas.

 

The L.A. County Committee on School District Organization will be holding a public hearing in our District to hear the community’s input regarding the map that our Board of Trustees selected. Please join us and share your opinion.

 

Our Board took into consideration the following to select Map B:

 

*Best fit for District's culture (that each school was represented by at least two Board members)

*School and attendance boundaries

*That maps made sense geographically and appropriately grouped communities of interest

*Incumbency

*Community input

 

Please join us!

 

Wednesday, February 15th
6:30 PM
Professional Development Center (PDC)
4161 W. 147th St.
Lawndale, CA 90260

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 2/3/17




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P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools & communities. We are proud that our partnership has helped keep the arts alive within our schools and communities.   

 

Read their annual report below:

 

https://www.psarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2015-2016-Annual-Report.pdf?bblinkid=36967147&bbemailid=3100468&bbejrid=216618815

 

P.S. Arts annual report
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 1/30/17




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Photo of Martin Luther King Jr.
 

 

Martin Luther King day/Día de Martin Luther King

Monday, January 16 

NO SCHOOL

Lunes 16 de enero 

NO HAY CLASES

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral
Published: 1/11/17