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Dual Language Program Enrollment for the 2014-15 School Year

KINDERGARTEN DUAL LANGUAGE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

This year we will be distributing enrollment packets to all families interested in applying for the Dual Language Program beginning on Thursday, February 20, 2014. You may pick up an enrollment packet any day during regular office hours after February 20th if you are not able to come on this day.  Regular office hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Completed packets must be submitted by resident (home school) and permit families by March 14, 2014 to be considered for admittance into the program. You will be notified no later than March 28, 2014 if your child has been admitted or is on the waiting list.

Any packets submitted after that date will be given a number and those families will go on a first come, first served waiting list. This secondary list will be given priority once the lottery list has been exhausted (please see below for information regarding the lottery.)

PRIORITY FOR ADMITTANCE 
  1. Families living in our attendance area that apply by the March 14th deadline
    (Any resident families that apply after the March 14th deadline will be added to the secondary list in first come, first served order)
  2. Siblings of permit students currently in the program
  3. Spanish speaking English learners on permit to meet the 30% minimum of Spanish speakers
  4. Fully bilingual Spanish speakers on permit if we are below the 30% minimum of Spanish speaking English learners (Bilingual students will be given a basic assessment to determine their fluency in Spanish. Assessments will be scheduled during the week of March 17, 2014)
LOTTERY

There will be a public lottery on March 26, 2014 in the Parent Center at 8:30 a.m. to fill any remaining spaces after all resident (home school) families that applied by the March 14th deadline have been accommodated and also to give a wait list number to all children not admitted to the program.  Families that cannot attend the lottery will be notified by phone or email of their admittance or number by March 28, 2014. You do not need to attend the lottery to be given a space or wait list number.

STUDENTS REQUIRING A PERMIT

If you do not know if Micheltorena is your home school, please go to

http://rsi.lausd.net/ResidentSchoolIdentifier/schoolfinder.jsp

We will give you the paperwork for the permit once your child has been admitted to the program.

If you wish to be admitted to our regular kindergarten in the case that the Dual Language classes are full, please indicate your interest to our office staff when you bring in your packet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO ENROLL

Proof of Age (Children entering Kinder must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Passport

Immunization Record

  • POLIO: At least 4 doses, but 3 meet requirement if last one was given on or after 4th birthday.
  • DIPTHERIA, TETANUS and DTP: 4 doses, but one more if last dose was given before 4th birthday.
  • MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR): 2 doses must have been given on or after the 1st Birthday
  • HEPATITIS B: 3 doses
  • VARICELLA: 1 dose or provide acceptable documentation by a medical provider that child had chickenpox (Immunization Record must be signed or stamped by a medical provider.

 Proof of address

  • Utility bill in the name of Parent/Guardian (gas or light bill)
  • Official Government mail (CalWorks, Social Security, etc.)
  • Original Rental Agreement in the name of Parent/Guardian

* If bill is not in parent’s name an Address Verification Form needs to be signed by the owner and address will be verified by office personnel.

Identification Card for Parent/Guardian

 

Please feel free to contact our office at (323) 661-2125 if you have any questions.

PROCEDIMIENTOS PARA LA REGISTRACIÓN DEL PROGRAMA DE DOS IDIOMAS

Este año vamos a distribuir paquetes de inscripción a todas las familias interesadas en aplicar para el Programa de Dos Idiomas comenzando el jueves, 20 de febrero del 2014. Usted puede recoger un paquete de inscripción durante las horas de oficina, después del 20 de febrero si usted no ha venido. Las horas regulares de oficina son de 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Los paquetes de inscripción deben ser entregados para los residentes (escuela de residencia) y para las familias con permiso el 14 de marzo del 2014 para que sea considerado admitido a nuestro programa. Se le notificará a más tardar el 28 de marzo del 2014, si su hijo/a ha sido admitido ó está en lista de espera.

Cualquier paquete que sea entregado después de esa fecha se le dará un número y las familias irán en un orden así como vayan llegado a una lista de espera. Esta lista secundaria se le dará prioridad una vez que la lista de lotería se ha terminado (por favor vea a continuación como obtener información sobre la lotería).

PRIORIDAD PARA LAS INSCRIPCIONES:
  1. Las familias que han aplicado para el 14 de marzo y que viven en nuestra área de asistencia tendrán prioridad para entrar al programa. (Familias de residencia que apliquen después de la fecha del 14 de marzo serán agregados a la lista secundaria así como vayan llegando)
  2. A los hermanos/as de estudiantes con permisos actualmente en el programa
  3. El 30% mínimo de Los estudiantes con permiso que hablan español en el aprendizaje del idioma inglés
  4.  A los estudiantes bilingües con permiso que hablan muy bien el español si estamos en un 30% mínimo con los estudiantes que hablan español en el aprendizaje del idioma inglés. (Los estudiantes bilingües se les dará una evaluación básica que determinará su capacidad en hablar español. Las evaluaciones serán programadas durante la semana del 17 de marzo del 2014
LOTERIA

Habrá una lotería pública el 26 de marzo del 2014 en el Centro de Padres a las 8:30 a.m. para llenar espacios que quedan después de todas las familias de residencia (escuela de residencia) que aplicaron para el 14 de marzo y han sido acomodadas y también darles un numero para la lista de espera a todos los estudiantes que no fueron admitidos al programa. Las familias que no pueden asistir a la lotería serán notificadas por teléfono o correo electrónico acerca de su admisión o número a no más tardar para el 28 de marzo del 2014. Usted no tiene que asistir a la lotería para darle un espacio o número.

PARA LOS ESTUDIANTES QUE REQUIEREN PERMISO

Sí usted no sabe si Micheltorena es su escuela de residencia, por favor vaya a la página:

http://rsi.lausd.net/ResidentSchoolIdentifier/schoolfinder.jsp

Nosotros le daremos la forma de permiso una vez que su hijo/a sea admitido al programa. Sí usted desea ser admitido a nuestro programa regular de Kindergarten en caso que las clases del programa de Dos Idiomas este lleno, por favor déjele saber al personal de la oficina cuando traiga su paquete de inscripción.

 

LO QUE NECESITA TRAER PARA LAS INSCRIPCIONES

Comprobante de fecha de nacimiento (Para poder matricular a un niño/a para kinder, el niño/a tiene que tener 5 años cumplidos para del día 1º de septiembre del 2014 )

  • Acta de Nacimiento
  • Certificado de Bautizo
  • Pasaporte

 Tarjeta de Vacunas

  • POLIO: 4 dosis, pero 3 dosis son suficientes si la última dosis fue dada antes de la edad de cuatro años.
  • DIFTERIA, TETANO Y TOS FERINA (DTP): 4 dosis, pero una más si la última fue antes de cumplir cuatro años.
  • SARAMPION, PAPERAS, SARAMPIO ALEMAN: 2 dosis de Sarampión, por lo menos una dosis de Paperas y Sarampión Alemán
  • HEPATITIS B: 3 dosis
  • VARICELA: 1 dosis, o proveer un documento dado por el médico donde indique que el niño/a tuvo varicela. (La libreta de Vacunas tiene que estar firmada o estampada por el médico)

Comprobante de Domicilio

  • Recibo de servicios en nombre del Padre/Tutor (gas, luz)
  • Correo oficial del gobierno (CalWorks, Seguro Social, etc.)
  • Contrato de Renta original al nombre del Padre/Tutor
  • Si la cuenta no tiene el nombre de los padres, el dueño tiene que firmar el Formulario de Verificación de domicilio

Tarjeta de Identificación del Padre/Tutor

 

Por favor siéntase libre de contactar nuestra oficina al teléfono (323) 661-2125 si tiene preguntas.

 

Parenting Workshops

New! Monthly Parenting Workshops

When: Last Friday of every month
Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Parent Center

Our first workshop is this Friday, January 31st.
Dr. Stephanie Zavala will share strategies in a presentation entitled, “Parent in Control.”

Happy 2014

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a fantastic vacation and enjoyed time with family and friends. Please remember that we are closed on Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have much to be thankful for here at Micheltorena: wonderful teachers, principal and staff, a smart and friendly community of students, involved parents, a gorgeous school garden, and our incredible neighborhood of Silver Lake.  Here’s to many more happy Thanksgivings to come!

Please mark your calendars for our next fundraiser, a “Holiday Ornament Show” sponsored by local boutique Hemingway and Pickett, on Saturday, December 14, from 5 – 8 pm.  Proceeds to benefit Friends of Micheltorena!  Hemingway and Pickett is located at 3208 Sunset Blvd, just down the street from Micheltorena.

Take a look at this beautiful new promotional video for our school, made by parent Scott Kennedy.  Listen also for parent Bobby Rodriguez’s music in the background.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!! 

Pre-holiday Community Mixer and Fundraiser at Cliff’s Edge Restaurant, Nov 9

Come join fellow parents, teachers and neighbors at the lovely Cliff’s Edge Restaurant in Sunset Junction on Saturday, November 9, from 3p – 5p.  You know what they say, “you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends!”

Proceeds go to the preservation and maintenance of the Micheltorena Elementary School Arts and Afterschool Programs our School Garden

Highlights of the event include:

  • Small bites by acclaimed chef Vartan Abgaryan
  • Holiday Cocktail Demo
  • Tasting the latest Angel City Brews with Lead Beer Dude Mark Rodli
  • LAMILL coffee and tea tasting with Kris Fulton, Coffee Expert Extraordinaire
  • A sampling of Pazzo Gelato’s New Seasonal Favorites
  • Chance to win a Silver Lake Farms CSA Subscription

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at http://cliffsedge2013.eventbrite.com, prior to the event at the school office, and at the door.  The first 75 people to buy tickets to the event will receive a special Micheltorena Gift Bag – don’t miss out!

Childcare will also be provided at the Micheltorena School Garden.  Drop off your kids and come hang with the adults!

Cliff’s Edge Restaurant is located at 3626 Sunset Blvd in Silver Lake, on the corner of Edgecliff and Sunset.  Visit their website at cliffsedgecafe.commixerflierBEST

Third Annual Great Pumpkin Fest

If you didn’t already know, the Third Annual Great Pumpkin Festival was a huge success!!  Students, parents, teachers, community members (and a few celebrities!) came and ate, had their palms read, danced to music, carved a pumpkin, and freaked out in the haunted house.  Scroll down for photos.  Thank you to Analise Dubner for being our festival photographer!!

Friends of Micheltorena would like to send a big heartfelt thank you to Abbe and Bobby Rodriguez who coordinated the Pumpkin Festival this year.  A big thanks also to Ms. Lina Lecaro, for helping put together the amazing line-up of bands and DJs for our fest, and MC’ing at the fest.  It takes a great deal of effort and time to run a school event of this size, but more importantly, events like this help us create a sense of community. If you see them around campus, flash them a smile or thank you.

FOM also wishes to thank every person who volunteered their time to set up, decorate, donated food or drinks, cleaned up and those who sat at a booth/bounce house/haunted house for a shift or two (or three!)  Did you know the fest also raised $4000 for school programs and resources?!? It did!!  For the families who attended with their children/family/friends, we appreciate your support and know that we would not have raised this much money with you. A special thanks to our staff and teachers who took time from their weekends to celebrate alongside our students. Our Micheltorena community is growing and dependent on everyone participating in any way they can.

And in case you missed it, our Pumpkin Festival garnered a lot of attention. The LA Weekly reported on our super successful festival!  Read about it here.  Yes, that’s Jack Black with DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba!!  Click on the arrows at the top of the photo to scroll through some great pics!

Save the date!  Holiday Community Mixer, benefiting Micheltorena and held at Cliff’s Edge Restaurant in Sunset Junction, is happening Saturday, November 9 from 3 – 5pm.  It’s going to be a real party!  Invite your friends! Buy tickets by clicking here! (The first 75 people to buy tickets get a gift bag!!)

And last, but not least, have a safe and happy Halloween!!!!

Welcome!!
Welcome!!
Principal Furfari and family at the Fest
Principal Furfari and family at the Fest
Tasty treats at the Bake Sale
Tasty treats at the Bake Sale
Where to go first?  Pumpkin carving?  Haunted house??
Where to go first? Pumpkin carving? Haunted house??
Fun in the garden
Micheltorena neighbor and gardener Amy Clarke with daughter Ella

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That's Bobby Rodriguez, our music man, in the fez!
That’s Bobby Rodriguez, our music man, in the fez!
Our parent volunteer extraordinaire, Helen Dion!
Our parent volunteer extraordinaire, Helen Dion!
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Daa-aad! To the bake sale!!
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Carving up a LOVE-ly pumpkin!

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5th-6th grade teacher Ms. Vargas!
5th-6th grade teacher Ms. Vargas!
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Baby mosh pit!
Say cheese!
Say cheese!
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Death would like a high five…anyone?  Anyone?
Bobby Keys (aka parent Bobby Rodriguez, in the fez!) and his band
Bobby Keys (aka parent Bobby Rodriguez, in the fez!) and his band, closing out the Fest.
That's Abbe Rodriguez, our hostess for the Fest!  Thanks Abbe!!  We had a great time!!!
That’s Abbe Rodriguez, our hostess for the Pumpkin Fest! Thanks Abbe!! We had a great time!!!

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Pumpkin Fest is coming!!

Friends of Micheltorena cordially invites everyone to join us Saturday, October 26th from 12p to 5pm, at our third annual Great Pumpkin Festival!  The festival will feature live music, a haunted house, food, games, bake sale, bounce house, crafts and more!  $2 gets you admission to the festival. Kids get in free!   Can you lend a hand to help at the festival?  Click here to sign-up and volunteer!

Festival proceeds will go towards funding our arts education instruction, school field trips, after-school classes, school garden and technology resources. Parking will be crazy, so we encourage everyone to walk, bike or take the bus.  Buslines 2 and 4 stop directly in front of the school.  Bus schedules can be found here.  

SEE YOU THERE!!

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Happy Summer!

Have a safe and fun summer everyone! School starts back up on Tuesday, August 13.  Also! Please join us for a Friends of Micheltorena Parent Social on Monday, August 12, at 3:30p in the Parent Center. Refreshments will be served, everyone is invited!

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Parent Scott Kennedy and daughter Eden, Fourth of July. Photo credit to parent Bobby Rodriguez.