Next Friends of Micheltorena meeting will be held Wednesday September 4th. Note the time and place has recently changed. It will be 5 pm – 6:30 pm in the parent center on campus. Come see how you can get involved to help your school!
After school classes are starting up. There are a number of free offerings as well as a music class being offered for a small fee. Forms are due September 6th for classes being offered in the first half of the semester.
Free After School Classes
Flyer for Fall 2013 Classes Music w Ms Aimee
Back to school night is September 10th. Meet your child’s teacher and learn about our academic programs!
Still need to know more about Micheltorena? School tours are held the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am. The next tour is September 18th. Or come enjoy Coffee with the Principal the first Friday of every month at 8:15 am in the Parent Center and ask all your questions. The next coffee is September 6th.
Welcome back to a new year at Micheltorena Elementary! We invite all parents to join us for your child’s Back to School night on September 10th at 5pm. We are asking for each family to donate one ream of white paper for each child and leave it with their children’s teachers. In addition, there is an option to purchase dinner; please make your selection and payment in advance of Back to School night by purchasing tickets before or after school in the office or on the playground. We look forward to seeing you there!
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!)
Micheltorena Elementary is proud to offer an exciting educational opportunity for the 2012 – 2013 school year: Bilingual instruction for kindergarten in English and Spanish!
Research shows that students taught in a dual language program excel as compared to students in other educational programs:
- Achieved higher scores in English, Reading and Mathematics
- Earned higher SAT scores
- By 5th grade, participants were outperforming all comparison groups, and remained high academic achievers throughout their schooling
The key features of our dual language program are:
- Bilingualism and biliteracy as goal
- Classes with a mix of English and Spanish speaking students
- Sustained instruction in the target language of Spanish
- 50% of instruction is in both languages every day
- Starts in Kindergarten, and continues through grade levels
WE ARE NOW ENROLLING for 2012 – 2013 kindergarten class! Space is limited! Call 323-661-2125 with questions or to sign up for the program, or drop by our school office.
The first Bluepalm parent dance class was held on November 18 at Micheltorena! Participants learned more about the Micheltorena Arts Plan, practiced the Bluepalm warm-up, explored why all cultures dance, and let loose with a wild and sophisticated series of moves to enhance cardio fitness, coordination, stretching, and joy!
The parent movement class helps to build parent advocacy for the arts. Parents were able to describe what dance brings to the body and mind – focus, energy, effort, rhythm, beauty – and why these components are essential in teaching to the whole child. The next Bluepalm Parent Movement class will be held on Friday, December 9 at 10 A.M. in Room 7.
Check out Bluepalm in action at Micheltorena in their video below!