From October 2012

Health, Fitness and Nutrition Classes

Every Thursday in October 2012 and November 2012 Dr. Raymundo Berdugo will be covering health topics pertinent to 4th graders’ understanding.  California state standards are addressed in class.  These classes are held in the school auditorium and are immediately made more relevant by having a medical professional disseminate the information.  Children are not only ‘glued’ to what Dr. Berdugo teaches but enjoy getting their questions answered and clarified.

Great Pumpkin Festival, Saturday October 27, 11a – 5p!!

The Micheltorena PTA cordially invites everyone to join us, October 27th from 11am to 5pm, at our second annual Great Pumpkin Festival!
The festival will feature live music (see below, or click here), a haunted house, food, games, bake sale, crafts and more!
$1 gets you admission to the festival. Kids under 2 years of age are free.  Festival proceeds will go towards funding school field trips and after-school classes.  Hope to see you and your family there!!

6th graders in final competition for solar energy video contest!

Congratulations to Ms. Vargas’ 6th grade class, whose GO SOLAR! video has made it to the finals in the Environment California’s LA Solar Video Contest! But the contest is not over.  Online voting has started and will be open until October 16th.  The class is trying to gather as many votes as they can before voting closes.  The winning entry gets $1500, which the class plans to use to fund a kayaking trip on the LA River!

You may already know that Los Angeles enjoys 329 sunny days a year, yet less than 2 percent of the city’s electricity comes from rooftop solar.  It is estimated that our school could save up to $50,000 a year in electricity costs by converting to solar energy.  The winning submissions will be shown to Los Angeles city leaders to make the case for putting the sun to work for Los Angeles.   Spread the word and vote today!  Click here to view the videos:  Ms. Vargas’ class video is in the upper left-hand corner (Go Solar!)