We’re off to a great start at the school with lots of exciting plans and activities for the New Year. See our calendar at www.micheltorena.org/calendar or click on “Calendar” at left.
Bilingual Program Parent Meeting, Wednesday, January 18, 8:15a and 5pm, Room 7. For the 2012 – 2013 school year, Micheltorena is considering adding a dual-language program, with the goal of achieving biliteracy in English and Spanish for participating students. These informational meetings are for current and prospective parents. A flyer for the meeting is attached, please print and / or forward, and invite anyone who may be interested!
McDonald’s Fundraiser for Micheltorena PTA, Friday, January 20, 3:30p – 5:30p, McDonald’s Restaurant, 4348 Sunset Blvd (corner of Sunset and Fountain) McDonald’s will host a fundraiser for our PTA; 20% of proceeds from food bought during these two hours will go to the Micheltorena PTA to support field trips for the school year. Micheltorena teachers and parents will be staffing the counters! Please stop by, and spread the word! A flyer for this event is attached to this email. Please note this is a change from the original planned date of January 27.
After-school cooking classes with Megan Birdsill, Tuesdays, January 24 – March 13. Cooking classes that teach nutrition, basic cooking concepts and appreciation of fresh and in-season fruits and vegetables continue, sponsored by Friends of Micheltorena with funding provided by a grant from Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program. Classes will be for all grades; sign-ups to start soon.
Parent Dance Class, Micheltorena Arts Plan, Friday, January 27, 10AM, Room 7. In the Micheltorena Parent Dance class parents are, increasingly, taking the lead and creating their own moves! Encouraged by Bluepalm instructors Sara Pfeifle and Tom Crocker, parents now invent more and more of the steps for their peers. The goal is parent ownership of their own healthy, exciting movement class. Quality, clarity, and leadership are discussed as important learning tools for parents… and their children.
Campus Beautification Day, Saturday, 11am – 4pm, January 28. Come help paint, garden, and clean-up at our campus beautification day! Show up in your work clothes and bring gloves, sunblock and a bottle of water. Snacks will be provided, and everyone is welcome to come help out.
Children’s Stories in the Garden, every second Saturday of the month, 12pm, in the Micheltorena School and Community Garden, hosted by Larchmont Charter School fourth grade teacher Megan Howe! Megan will read a story and provide activities based on the story. Everyone is welcome and these events are free. Stop by on your way back from the farmer’s market! Next event will be on February 11.