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The California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) has recognized a Lawndale Elementary School District staff member as the 2017-18 Social Worker of the Year.

 

Lawndale, CA, November 5, 2018– Maria Ruelas, Ed.D., MSW, PPSC, District Social Worker for the Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD), has been named the 2017-2018 Social Worker of the Year by the California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW).

 

The CASSW Social Worker of the Year Award is an annual recognition given to a social work professional who has demonstrated commendable social work practice and involvement in the field of social work and other professional, civic, and community organizations.

 

As District Social Worker, Dr. Ruelas has raised awareness and provided increased mental health services and social/emotional supports for Lawndale students and their families. Furthermore, she has been instrumental in establishing the district as a Teaching Institute for the Susan Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC), allowing the district to offer internships for bachelor and graduate level students. The LESD internship program provides high quality, hands-on experiences that are invaluable for students in various disciplines and programs. USC recognized LESD as “Agency of the Year” in 2016.  

 

Dr. Ruelas began her school social work trajectory in the LESD Student Support Services department seven years ago and is currently responsible for students support services for the entire school district, which serves eight schools and approximately 5,500 students. She has helped to develop the infrastructure for future program development, strategic planning, and professional development. Her crisis response techniques, prevention strategies to reduce disciplinary incidents, response to emergencies, and communication with families regarding mental health support have positively impacted Lawndale students. 

 

“Maria has an unwavering desire to make our world a better place for our students and those in need. She is a strong natural born leader who sets high standards for herself and those around her.  She is always the voice of reason, and someone you can always count on to do what’s right. We are proud to have her at Lawndale,” says Jorge Arroyo, Director of Student Support Services at LESD.

 

With regards to her passion for the social work field, Dr. Ruelas states, “I am proud to be a social worker in a school district. I am deeply committed to the profession and guided by the social work values of service, social justice, dignity, integrity and human relationships to provide individualized supports to all students.”

 

Dr. Ruelas received both her Master of Social Work and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC) and she will be honored as Social Worker of the Year at the 22nd Annual School Social Work Conference in Lakewood, CA on Friday, November 9, 2018.

 

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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, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 11/6/18




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El Camino College will be hosting a College Night so that you and your students can learn about everything ECC has to offer! Please see details in the flyer below.

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/31/18




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Lawndale, CA, October 26, 2018– Hundreds of children, parents, community members came together on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at a Lights On Afterschool celebration at all eight Lawndale Elementary School District schools to celebrate the achievements of before and afterschool students and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon. The gathering was one of more than 8,000 such events across the nation emphasizing the importance of keeping the lights on and the doors open after school. Families and students celebrated the many benefits of afterschool programs. “The RAP Program has helped my daughter develop social and emotional skills that will help her be successful at school and in life. Also, without the support from RAP, it would be very difficult for me to pick up my daughter when school dismisses because I work until 5 PM,” said Zoila Galindo, RAP parent. 

 

Families that attended RAP’s Lights On Afterschool events participated in activities that develop 21st century skills that included coding, robotics, engineering and the arts. Parents and students discussed the importance of afterschool programs and were able to share the impact Lawndale before and afterschool programs have on their students academic and social development. Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool has been celebrated annually since 2000.

 

A newly released national poll (http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/research.cfm) illustrates that the high level of support for afterschool shown by those joining Lights On celebrations extends to the overall population. The poll, released in conjunction with Lights On, shows that nearly nine in ten adults (89 percent) say they believe afterschool and summer programs are important to their communities. Yet, demand for afterschool programs continues to far outpace the supply of existing programs. Data from America After 3PM, the research series on afterschool commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, shows a vast unmet demand for afterschool programs nationwide. In California, almost 2 million children participate in an afterschool program, yet 50% of total students in California would be enrolled if a program were available at their schools. Further, 92 percent of California’s parents are satisfied with their child’s afterschool program, and 90 percent agree that afterschool programs give working parents peace of mind. More work needs to be done to meet the great need for afterschool programs that keep California’s kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.

 

“Lights On Afterschool celebrates the remarkable work being done by students who attend our afterschool programs,” stated Dr. Betsy Hamilton, Superintendent of the Lawndale Elementary School District. “It is a powerful reminder that afterschool programs offer a range of supports to children and families in our community.”

 

“There's no reason that learning should stop at 3 p.m., particularly if the alternative is unsupervised time in front of a television set, or any of the dangerous or unhealthy behaviors that can ensnare children in the afternoons. Like so many other afterschool programs around the nation, ours is supported by funding from the federal After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant initiative. Since its creation, it has provided funding to allow millions of children to attend afterschool programs. We need to grow this funding stream for afterschool and summer learning programs,” stated Maggie Guillen, RAP Program Manager.

 

Realizing Amazing Potential (RAP) opened in 1999 with an After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It now serves 1500 children in Lawndale, providing homework assistance, mentoring, STEM, and clubs in sports, cooking, the arts, journalism, and dozens of other subjects. The program is a collaboration between the Lawndale Elementary School District and other partners within our community.

 

Lights On Afterschool is organized by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality afterschool programs. More information on the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool and America After 3PM is available at www.afterschoolalliance.org.

 

Realizing Amazing Potential (RAP), offers a range of services and activities, including homework help, visual- and performing-arts classes, physical fitness, organized sports and journalism. The RAP Programs has been the recipient of the Golden Bell Award, which recognizes innovative and sustainable public school programs that make a difference. More information about RAP is available at www.lawndalesd.net/rap.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/26/18




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At LESD we value our after school program. 

 

Come celebrate and support our extraordinary R.A.P. Before & After School Program. Our students will host hands-on and engaging activities.

 

Check out the activities scheduled at your school on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. 

 

AM Program (All Sites) – 6:45am - 7:30am

 

Mitchell –2:25pm – 4:25pm

 

Twain – 4:00pm – 4:30pm

 

FDR – 4:30 – 5:15pm

 

Addams, Anderson, Green, Rogers, Smith 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Click on the image below to learn more about RAP!

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 10/22/18




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Lawndale Elementary School District’s Champions for Change team is focused on the health and well-being of our students, families and community. With support from school administration, parents and staff, Champions for Change held events to celebrate Healthy Snack Day with students at all elementary schools in the district. Healthy Snack Day is an event created by the California Department of Public Health to raise awareness around healthy snacks as easy, inexpensive and delicious choices - especially now that we’re all back to school.

 

Students enjoyed taste tests of sweet and juicy California grown watermelon during recess on the second day of school. They also chose and took home cute stickers of fruits, veggies, water bottles and play equipment. All in all, the students loved celebrating Healthy Snack Day and asked when the next one would be. Thankfully, they don’t have to wait long - LESD’s Food Services Department and their in-house Champions for Change team have a Harvest of the Month Program. Taste tests of fresh, California grown fruits and veggies take place at all schools on a monthly basis.

 

In addition to efforts focused on students, parents and staff received messages in English and Spanish through the LESD app, Facebook and Twitter about Healthy Snack Day. The messages promoted healthy snacks and included a link to a Personal Recipe Finder with a range of snack options. You can find new ideas for yummy snacks here.

 

Lawndale Elementary School District is committed to supporting the happiness and success of all our students. We acknowledge that the health of our students and families is vitally important. We work to support student health in all its’ aspects through our in house Champions for Change team, Garden Program, District Wellness Policy, dietician run Food Services Department, and Student Support Services Department. A healthy child is a happy child who is ready to learn and succeed.

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/25/18




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Lawndale, CA, September 24, 2018– Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) supports their families by offering a healthy and safe environment for their students to grow and learn. Over the past decade, the district has made student wellness a priority by implementing various health initiatives including the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM). The SLM draws concepts from behavioral economics, marketing and psychology to create a lunchroom environment that promotes healthful choices. This holistic approach has been used to develop an array of no cost to low-cost strategies that can be implemented in school settings to positively impact students.

 

LESD’s Wellness Program has begun district-wide implementation of SLM strategies in all eight school cafeterias. One SLM strategy that has shown to be impactful is the inclusion of students in menu item selection through regular taste tests. This summer LESD’s Wellness Program conducted 24 nutrition lessons and taste tests with students enrolled in LESD’s before and after school program, Realizing Amazing Potential. Students were provided a 15-minute lesson on MyPlate or ReThink Your Drink and each lesson was followed by a taste test featuring a new recipe. Staff surveyed the students’ attitudes on each recipe and solicited feedback on potential names for preferred recipes. Students, ranging in age from six to 11 years old, reviewed  14 new recipes, and ultimately selected 10 for inclusion in the school menu.

 

Offering the nutrition lesson and taste test combined sessions allowed LESD to tackle two Smarter Lunchroom Strategies – increasing fruits and vegetables on school menus and increasing student involvement. After the recipe selection, the Wellness Program worked with students to develop appealing and creative names for these new entrees and fruit and vegetable items, which included the Krypton Kale Salad, Jurassic Trees, and Fall Harvest Salad.

 

The LESD Food Services Department and Wellness Program have worked to ensure that students do not go through their school day hungry. SLM has changed student perception of school meals by including them in taste tests, and both soliciting and utilizing their feedback to implement changes in menu options. Each SLM strategy is helping to increase student consumption of healthier food and beverage choices, which inevitably aids in student academic success. 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/24/18




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Drinking water is one of the healthiest things you can do, but did you know staying hydrated also has an impact on school performance?

 

We already know that proper rest, a distraction-free study area, and good nutrition all contribute to student success, but one simple fact is often overlooked: drinking water can make a huge difference in helping students stay focused, creative, and energized throughout the school day!

 

Our district is proud to inform the Lawndale community that the drinking water at all our schools has been tested as required by law, and the results confirm that our water is safe for our students to drink! We look forward to keeping our students hydrated and ready to learn everyday!

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 9/13/18




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The RAP Before & After School Program is currently enrolling for the 2018-19 school year.

If you are interested in signing up your student, please pick up an application from our District Office and return it as soon as possible.

You may also print an application here. Space is limited, so make sure to submit your application right away.

 

Please call (310) 973-1300 X 50107 if you have questions.



El Programa de RAP de Antes y Después de Escuela tiene espacio de inscripción para el año escolar 2018-19.

Si usted está interesado en inscribir a su alumno, por favor recoja una aplicación en la Oficina del Distrito y regrésela lo más pronto posible.

También puede imprimir una aplicacion aqui. Tenemos espacio limitado, así que entregue su aplicación lo más pronto posible.

 

Por favor llame al (310) 973-1300 X 50107 si tiene preguntas.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 7/31/18




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The District English Learner Advisory Committee and the District Parent Advisory Council listened to and participated in a meeting to understand and give input on the Local Control Accountability Plan. (Traducción es español debajo)

 

Here is a “Q and A” from members of the District Parent Advisory Council.

 

If you have any questions, please click here to email Dr. Betsy Hamilton, LESD Superintendent.


Q:  What percentage of our students are foster youth or English Learner students? 
A:  English Learners comprise 33% of our student population, and we have 19 foster youth.

 

Q:  What does “consumables” under Goal 1 mean?  
A:  Consumables are instructional materials that students keep, such as journals or workbooks.  These are in comparison to textbooks, which are turned in each year, and which students do not keep.  

 

Q:  What are “site allocations”?  
A:  Site allocations refers to an amount of funding that is allocated to each school site.  These funds are utilized to support student achievement and well-being at each school.  

 

Q:  What is “COPA”? 
A:   COPA stands for Creating Opportunities for Physical Activity.  It is a program we have in partnership with Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital.  Providence has a commitment to public health in our community, and this program supports physical education and activity for students in our elementary schools.

 

Q:  What is “professional development”?  
A:  Professional development refers to trainings, workshops and other activities that teachers and classified staff participate in to improve their knowledge and skills.

 

Q:  What support do we have for GATE students?  
A:  The State of California no longer provides funding for GATE programs.  Our teachers make an effort to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all our students, including students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented. Some schools have specialized opportunities during or after school for GATE students.  

 

Q:  What specific support for African American students do we offer?  
A:  We are developing programs in this area.  Both Roosevelt Elementary and Anderson Elementary have special programs for African American students.  They meet regularly, learning about their culture and how to be successful in school and life.  Each group had culminating activity of a Saturday field trip for students and family members to Loyola Marymount University and to California State University at Dominguez Hills.  Plans for next year are to develop a District African American Advisory Committee.

 

Q:  Is there research on benefits of full day TK and K?  
A:  Yes, research shows the benefits of early learning to ensure students are successful in school, both in terms of literacy and social skills.

 

Q:  Can we use instructional aides or substitutes to provide after school tutoring?  
A:  This is something we can explore for the coming year.  

 

Q:  What are “Middle School sports?  
A:  We have sports teams that play in leagues after school, competing against other schools.  This is an optional program that many students participate in.

 

Q:  What are “library books and enhancements?”  
A:  This refers to a variety of improvements that we are making in our libraries.  Our Middle Schools each received grants from Chevron, which enhanced the technological capacity of the library.  We have also begun to make changes at our elementary schools to bring in more technology, as well as improving our collection of library books at each school.  

 

Q:  When will we get the results of the parent survey?  
A:  There are two parents surveys, one from the District administration, and another that was developed by parents and Community Liaisons. Once the results have been compiled, the superintendent will consult with staff about how to share the results.   

Q:  For parents who cannot come to school meetings, could there be other forms of communication, such a podcasts?  Something that parents could watch or listen to?  
A:  We will investigate this, as it is a form of communication that is easily accessible to parents over smartphones or computers.  

 

Q:  Could we have musical instruments at the elementary school level?  
A:  Yes, we could, but they are very expensive.  All of our K-5 students receive music instruction through our partnership with PS Arts, but they do not have “take-home” instruments of their own.  We have an elementary band at William Green that is supported through RAP, our Before and After School Program. We spend everything that is budgeted each year, so we would either have to cut the budget for a current program, or find additional funding to support the purchase of musical instruments.  

 

Here is a “Q and A” from members of the District English Learner Advisory Committee.

 

Q:  Can we invest more in substitute teachers to make sure they are well prepared? 
A:  We offer competitive pay rates to ensure we attract the best quality substitutes for our students.  All teachers should leave instructional plans and materials for substitute teachers.  We can consider providing professional development for substitutes.

 

Q:  What plans are in place when a teacher is on pregnancy leave? 
A:  Substitute teachers utilize the same curriculum and instructional plans as regular classroom teachers.  We try to ensure that we have a long-term substitute who will be with the students for the duration of the entire pregnancy leave.  

 

Q:  What happens when a student reclassifies as Fluent English Proficient? Does the district still receive supplemental funds for this student? 
A:  When an English Learner acquires enough English to reclassify as Fluent English Proficient, we no longer receive special funds that are designated for English Learners.   

 

Q:  How do you ensure that students who have reclassified are successful? 
A:  We have monitoring plans in place to provide the reclassified students with the necessary supports to ensure their transition is fluid and that they maintain their academic achievement levels.

 

Q:  With regards to SBAC scores, how are we doing in comparison to other districts? 
A:  We are steadily improving year after year, over the past nine consecutive years.   In comparison to other districts with similar demographics, we are performing better. 

 

Q:  When do parents receive SBAC scores? 
A:  Results are sent to students’ homes in late August or early September from the department of Educational Services.  

 

Q:  Why do English Learners have the lowest SBAC results? 
A:  As the tests are administered in English, students that are still becoming proficient in English generally have difficulties understanding the questions or expressing their ideas with fluency in a language they are still learning.  

 

Q:  How are funds distributed to school sites? 
A:  Funds are distributed to sites based on data, such as the number of students at the school, and the evidence of the needs of those students. 


 

 

El Comité Consultivo de Aprendices de Inglés del Distrito y el Concilio Consultivo de Padres del Distrito escucharon y participaron en una junta para entender y dar aportaciones para el Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local (LCAP en inglés).

 

A continuación se encuentran las preguntas y respuestas de los miembros del Concilio Consultivo de Padres del Distrito (DPAC en inglés)

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta adicional, haga clic aqui para mandarle un mensaje a la Dra. Betsy Hamilton, Superintendente del Distrito.

 

P: ¿Qué porcentaje de nuestros alumnos se encuentran en hogares de guarda o son aprendices de inglés?

R: 33% de nuestros alumnos son aprendices de inglés y tenemos a 19 alumnos en hogares de guarda

 

P: ¿Qué significa la palabra “consumibles” en la meta 1?

R: Los consumibles son materiales educativos con los cuales se quedan los alumnos, tales como cuadernos o libros de trabajo. Estos son diferentes a los libros, los cuales se regresan cada año y con los cuales no se quedan los alumnos.

 

P: ¿Qué son “asignaciones para los sitios”?

R: Las asignaciones para los sitios se refieren a la cantidad de financiación la cual se distribuye a cada sitio. Estos fondos se usan para apoyar los logros académicos estudiantiles y el bienestar en cada escuela.

 

P: ¿Qué es “COPA”?

R: COPA (en inglés) significa Creando Oportunidades para Actividad Física. Este es un programa que tenemos en asociación con el hospital Providence Little Company of Mary. Dicho hospital tiene un compromiso a la salud pública en nuestra comunidad, y el programa apoya a la educación y actividad física para los alumnos en nuestras escuelas primarias.

 

Q: ¿Qué es el “desarrollo profesional?

R: El desarrollo profesional se refiere a entrenamientos, talleres, y otras actividades en las cuales participan nuestros maestros y personal clasificado para mejorar sus habilidades y conocimiento.

 

P: ¿Qué apoyo tienen para alumnos dotados y talentosos (GATE en inglés)?

R: El estado de California ya no proporciona financiación para programas GATE. Nuestros maestros hacen un esfuerzo para proveer instrucción diferenciada para cumplir con las necesidades de todos nuestros alumnos, incluyendo a esos alumnos quienes han sido identificados como dotados y talentosos. Algunas escuelas tienen oportunidades especializadas durante o después de la escuela para alumnos GATE.

 

 

 

 

P: ¿Qué apoyos específicos se les ofrecen a alumnos afroamericanos?

R: Estamos desarrollando programas en esta área. Las Escuelas Primarias Anderson y FDR tienen programas especiales para alumnos afroamericanos. Dichos grupos se juntan regularmente, aprendiendo sobre su cultura y como pueden lograr el éxito en la escuela y en sus vidas. Cado grupo tuvo una actividad culminante la cual fue una excursión para alumnos y sus familiares en cual visitaron a la Universidad Loyola Marymount y la Universidad Cal State en Dominguez Hills. Hay planes para desarrollar en año entrante un Comité Consultivo Afroamericano del Distrito.  

 

P: ¿Hay investigaciones acerca los beneficios de kínder transicional y kínder de día completo?

R: Si, las investigaciones demuestran los beneficios del aprendizaje a temprana edad para asegurar que los alumnos sean exitosos en la escuela, en términos de alfabetización y aptitudes sociales.

 

P: ¿Podemos usar a los ayudantes de instrucción o a los maestros sustitutos para proporcionar tutoría después de la escuela?

R: Esto es algo que podemos explorar en año entrante.

 

P: ¿Qué son “deportes de la escuela intermedia?”

R: Tenemos equipos de deportes que juegan en ligas después de la escuela, compitiendo contra otras escuelas. Este es un programa opcional en cual muchos alumnos participan.

 

P: ¿Qué son “libros de la biblioteca y mejoras”?

R: Esto se refiere a una variedad de mejoras que les estamos haciendo a nuestras bibliotecas. Ambas de nuestras escuelas intermedias han recibido un subsidio de Chevron, el cual ha mejorado la capacidad tecnológica de la biblioteca. También hemos empezado a hacerle cambios a nuestras escuelas primarias para brindarles más tecnología, así como mejorar nuestras colecciones de libros en cada escuela.

 

P: ¿Cuándo veremos los resultados de la encuesta para padres?
R: Hay dos encuestas para los padres, una proveniente de la administración distrital, y otra que fue desarrollada por padres y los Enlaces Comunitarios. Una vez que los resultados sean compilados, la superintendente consultará con el personal acerca como compartir los resultados.

 

P: ¿Podrían usarse otros métodos de comunicación, tales como podcasts, para esos padres quienes no pueden asistir a las juntas escolares? Algo que los padres pueden ver o escuchar.
R: Investigaremos esto, ya que es una forma de comunicación que es fácilmente accesible a padres usando sus teléfonos o computadoras.

 

P: ¿Podríamos tener instrumentos musicales para las escuelas primarias?

R: Si, podríamos, pero serían muy caros. Todos nuestros alumnos entre kínder y quinto grado reciben instrucción musical mediante nuestra asociación con PS Arts, pero ellos no tienen instrumentos musicales que los alumnos pueden llevar a casa. Tenemos una banda de nivel primario en la Escuela Primaria William Green, la cual la apoya nuestro programa de antes y después de la escuela (RAP). Nosotros usamos todos los fondos en nuestro presupuesto cada año, así que tendríamos que eliminar el presupuesto para un programa actual o encontrar la financiación adicional para apoyar la compra de instrumentos musicales.  

 

A continuación se encuentran las preguntas y respuestas de los miembros del Comité Consultivo de Aprendices de Inglés del Distrito (DELAC en inglés)

 

P: ¿Podemos invertir más en maestro sustitutos para asegurar que estén bien preparados?
R: Nosotros ofrecemos tasas de pago competitivas para asegurar que atraigamos a la mejor calidad de sustitutos para nuestros alumnos. Todos los maestros dejan planes de instrucción y materiales para los maestros sustitutos. Podemos considerar proporcionar desarrollo profesional para sustitutos.

 

P: ¿Qué planes están en lugar para maestras quienes se ausentan por maternidad?

R: Los maestros sustitutos usan el mismo currículo y planes de instrucción que usan los maestros permanentes. Intentamos asegurar que tengamos un sustituto de largo plazo quien estará con los alumnos durante todo el tiempo de ausencia por maternidad.

 

P: ¿Que ocurre cuando un alumno reclasifica con competencia de fluidez en inglés? ¿Continua recibiendo el distrito la financiación suplementaria para este alumno?
R: Cuando un estudiante de inglés adquiere suficientes habilidades in inglés para reclasificar  con competencia de fluidez en inglés, ya no recibimos la financiación especial que se le designa a los estudiantes de inglés,

 

P: ¿Cómo aseguran que los alumnos que han reclasificado sean exitosos?

R: Tenemos planes de monitorización en lugar para proporcionarles a los alumnos reclasificados con los apoyos necesarios para asegurar una transición fluida y que mantengan sus niveles de logros académicos.  

 

R: Con respecto a los resultados SBAC ¿Cómo nos comparamos a otros distritos?
P: Estamos constantemente mejorando año tras año, sobre los últimos nueve años consecutivos. En comparación a otros distritos con características demográficas similares, estamos teniendo mejores resultados.  

 

P: ¿Cuándo recibirán los padres los resultados de SBAC?
R: El Departamento de Servicios Educativo manda los resultados a las casas de los alumnos a fines de agosto o a comienzos de septiembre.

 

P: ¿Por qué tienen los alumnos de inglés los resultados más bajos de SBAC?
R: Ya que los exámenes se administran en inglés, los alumnos quienes todavía están desarrollando su dominio del inglés generalmente tienen dificultades entendiendo las preguntas o expresando sus ideas con fluidez en un idioma que todavía están aprendiendo.

 

P: ¿Cómo se distribuyen los fondos a las escuelas?
R: Los fondos se distribuyen basándose en los datos, tales como la cantidad de alumnos en cada escuela y las evidencias de las necesidades de esos alumnos.

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 6/19/18




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The Lawndale Elementary School District is pleased to
extend our Free Summer Food Program to all children
in our community ages 1 - 18.

 

Please see flyer below for details and more resources! Please call Alice Garcia at (310) 973-1300 x 50051 if you have any questions.

 

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

 

Por favor vea los detalles en el volante a continuación. Por favor llame a Alice Garcia al (310) 973-1300 x 50051 si tiene preguntas.

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 6/6/18




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Promoting healthy eating decisions is extremely important! Please read the article below that verifies increased consumption of fruits and vegetables among children who participate at their school garden.

 

Click here to read the article.

 

Click here if you want to become a garden volunteer!

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 6/6/18




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spirit week flyer
 

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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 6/1/18




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Dear Parents,


Each fall we distribute the LESD Parent and Student Handbook. We are providing this addendum to the 2017-18 handbook to be in compliance with Federal requirements, and will include this information in all future parent student handbooks.

 

Thank you.

 


Estimados padres,


Cada otoño distribuimos el Manual para Padres y Alumnos de LESD. Les estamos proporcionando el apéndice al manual del año 2017-18 para estar en conformidad con los requisitos federales. Incluiremos dicha información en todos los futuros manuales para padres y alumnos.


Gracias.

 

english addendum
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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 6/1/18




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Evelyn Garcia, Social Worker at Rogers Middle Schools, has received the Heart of Social Work Award from the USC
Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The award recognizes Garcia’s dedication to guiding social work and counseling interns while attaining invaluable hands-on experience as they participate in the district’s Intern Program.

 

This is the third consecutive year LESD has received a top honor from USC. In 2017, Van Bui, Social Worker at Anderson Elementary School, received the Distinguished Field Instructor Award and is 2016 LESD was the recipient of the Agency of the Year Award for their innovative Intern Program.

 

In this photo: LESD Student Support Services Team, from left to right: Jorge Arroyo, Director of Student Support Services; and School Social Workers: Sofia Lupian-Hernandez, Jalpa Patel, Martika Tucker, Evelyn Garcia, Kisalyn Michael, Montserrat Gomez, Maria Ruelas and Vanessa Clark.

 

photo from ceremony
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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/14/18




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We are proud to share that Ramona Martinez, a member of the LESD Accounting Department, has received recognition from the City of Hawthorne for her dedication, contributions, and volunteer work.  

 

A huge congratulations to Ms. Martinez!

 

Photo, from left to right: Mr. Alex Vargas,  Mayor of Hawthorne; Ms. Ramona Martinez, honoree; and Alex Monteiro, Chairman of the Hawthorne Presidents Council. 

Photo from ceremony
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/14/18




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South Bay Classic Logo

 

Please join us to celebrate the 31st Anniversary South Bay Classic Golf Tournament!

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Double Shotgun at

Los Verdes Golf and Country Club

 

If you would like to volunteer or play in the tournament

please contact Mr. McCann at 310-676-4806 or Ms. Swick at 310-676-1197.

 

Proceeds from this charitable event are used to help fund school and youth drug-prevention and education programs in the South Bay.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/14/18




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We are proud that the LESD team was part of LACOE's efforts to help homeless students prepare for school.

 

Click here to read the article.

 

#BuildingBrighterFutures

 

Feed the Children team
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/11/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

The Rogers Middle School Leadership Team is proud to present the Spring Extravaganza on Friday, June 1st. All LESD families are invited, see details in flyer. 

 

La clase de liderazgo de la Escuela Intermedia Rogers orgullosamente les presenta la Extravaganza de Primavera el viernes, primero de junio. Invitamos a todas las familias del distrito a que vengan a este evento. Vean los detalles en el volante.

 

Spring Extravaganza Flyer

Spring Extravaganza Spanish Flyer
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/9/18




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At LESD we believe that family engagement is of utmost importance to achieving student success. Please take a few minutes to give us your opinion through a short survey.

 

Click here to take the Family Engagement Survey

 

En LESD consideramos que la participación familiar es esencial para lograr el éxito estudiantil. Por favor tomen unos minutos para compartir sus opiniones y tomen una encuesta corta.

 

Hagan clic aquí para tomar la encuesta de participación familiar

 

Your Voice Matters

Su voz es importante

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 5/8/18




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At LESD we believe that family engagement is of utmost importance to achieving student success. Please take a few minutes to give us your opinion through a short survey.

 

Click here to take the Family Engagement Survey

 

En LESD consideramos que la participación familiar es esencial para lograr el éxito estudiantil. Por favor tomen unos minutos para compartir sus opiniones y tomen una encuesta corta.

 

Hagan clic aquí para tomar la encuesta de participación familiar

 

Your Voice Matters
Su voz es importante
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 4/30/18




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Parent Super Saturdays are here! Enjoy a variety of activities including zumba, arts, nutrition and receive information regarding resources for parents.

See flyer below for details, we look forward to seeing you there!

¡Los Súper Sábados para Padres ya están aquí! Disfrute de actividades incluyendo zumba, artes, nutrición y reciba información acerca nuestros recursos para padres.

Vea los detalles en el volante debajo, ¡los esperamos!

 

Parent Super Saturdays flyer
Volante de Super Sabados
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 4/27/18




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Learning doesn't stop during summer! We are offering summer sessions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Applications are due by May 25.

 

Click here for details

¡El aprendizaje no para durante el verano! Estamos ofreciendo sesiones de verano para alumnos de 3er, 4to, y 5to grado. Las solicitudes deben ser entregadas antes del 25 de mayo.

 

Vea todos los detalles aquí

 

Summer School
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 4/27/18




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Our partners "Safe Routes to School" would like your opinion. Help us make our community more active!

 

Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey.

 

Thank you!

 

Safe Routes to School Image
 

 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 4/25/18




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Shoe Donation
Give a little, help a lot! Join us in helping people in our community by donating gently used shoes to room 26.

 

Da un poco, ayuda mucho! Únase a nosotros para ayudar a las personas de nuestra comunidad donando zapatos usados ​​a la salon 26

 

 

 

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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 4/24/18




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April is School Library Month. We encourage all students to read a new book and keep learning!

 

Abril es el Mes de Bibliotecas Escolares. ¡Les animamos a todos nuestros alumnos a que lean un libro nuevo y sigan aprendiendo!

 

School Library Month
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 4/12/18




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Our RAP Programs is taking applications for the Summer 2018 program. See flyer for details!

 

Please call (310) 973-1300 ext. 50107 if you have any questions. 

 

Nuestro programa RAP está aceptando solicitudes para el verano de 2018. Vea el volante debajo para los detalles.

 

Por favor llame al (310) 973-1300 ext. 50107 si tiene preguntas. 

Summer Program Flyer
 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 3/12/18




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From 3/12 to 3/30 our RAP Program is having a Play-Doh drive to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles. See the flyer for details!

Del 12 al 30 de marzo nuestro program RAP tendrá una colecta de plastilina la cual beneficiará al Hospital de Niños de Los Ángeles. Vea el volante para los detalles!

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 3/8/18




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Please click here to read a message regarding school safety from our Superintendent.

Por favor haga clic aquí para leer un mensaje de nuestra Superintendente sobre la seguridad escolar.

 

LESD safe schools message
 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 2/23/18




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spirit week
Celebrate Read Across America week by showing school spirit! 

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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 2/23/18




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Join us for our upcoming Kindergarten festivals for all incoming TK & Kinder students. Please see flyer for details.

 


 

Por favor acompáñenos nuestro Festival de Kínder para todos nuestros alumnos entrantes de TK y Kínder. Vea el volante para más detalles. 

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 1/20/18




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Get involved and become one of our Garden Farmers. Work with students and help keep our gardens beautiful. 

 

No experience necessary! 

 

For more information, please email kris_lauritson@lawndalesd.net or call Lissette Bravo at (310) 973-1300 X 50057

 


 

Si le encanta trabajar en los jardines, involúcrese y sea uno de nuestros voluntarios quienes mantienen a nuestros jardines bellos junto a nuestros alumnos.

 

¡No necesita experiencia!

 

Para más información, por favor mande un correo a kris_lauritson@lawndalesd.net o llame a Lissette Bravo al (310) 973-1300 ext. 50057

 

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 1/12/18




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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 12/19/17




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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 12/19/17




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photo of cans
Accepting cans till December 21st

Aceptando comida enlatada hasta el 21 de diciembre.

 

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*The 3 classes with the most cans collected, wins a GLOW PARTY!

Las 3 clases con la mayoria de latas recolectadas, gana un GLOW PARTY!

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Posted by: Paola Galvez
Published: 12/12/17




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Coming soon!  Applications for Spanish/English Dual Immersion Kindergarten will become available January 22, 2018.

 

Visit www.twain.lawndalesd.org/di for more information.

 

An informational meeting for prospective families has been scheduled for February 5, 2018 at 8:45am and 5:30pm at Mark Twain Elementary.


¡Muy pronto! Las solicitudes para Kínder de Doble Inmersión en español e inglés estarán disponibles el 22 de enero de 2018.

 

Visite www.twain.lawndalesd.org/di para obtener más información.

 

Se programó una reunión informativa para las familias interesadas para el 5 de febrero de 2018 a las 8:45 a.m. y a las 5:30 p.m. en la escuela primaria Mark Twain.

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Posted by: Enrique Pivaral, District Admin, Lawndale Elementary School District
Published: 12/11/17




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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




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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