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7939 St. Clair Ave.

North Hollywood, CA  91605

 

Phone:     (818) 765-4234

Fax:         (818) 764-5912

 

Office Hours    7:30- 4:30

School Hours  8:00- 2:23

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A Message From Principal Diaz

November/December 2016

Strathern Families,

 

We are well into the Fall season and are now beginning to feel the cooler weather. As we begin to prepare for cooler weather and winter, please make sure to dress students not only in our school uniforms, but also in layers of clothing to adjust to changing temperatures. This is also a good opportunity to remember to have your child stop by our Lost and Found to look for any lost garments. Please remind your child to not forget sweaters, jackets, scarves and lunch boxes on the yard.

 

In addition to cooler weather, we also head into holiday season and the beginning of many more school activities. Upon us is Veteran’s Day, parent conferences, Thanksgiving, and other school activities. The best way to help students through the changing schedules is to ensure consistency and routine in school and at home.

Please make sure to calendar and schedule days school is out, parent conferences, early dismissals, and the many wonderful activities our students will be engaged in during the next month.

 

Student Safety: Parents wishing to take your child home early must stop by the main office to ask for your child to be released. Remember anyone picking up your child must be on the Emergency Card and must present an ID.  It is highly recommended to not pick up your child during the last 10 minutes of school, as this is the time teachers are wrapping up the school day and giving students assignments. 

 

Healthy Snacks

Parents please assist your child in making healthier choices like fruit, crackers, and juices. Please try to stay away from carbonated drinks, Cheetos, and candy.

 

Parent Involvement Policy

On November 30, 2016 the LAUSD and Strathern Parent Involvement Policy (PIP) and the School-Parent Compact  will be mailed out via U.S. mail. This documents were reviewed and updated on October 5, 2016 during our Title I and School Site Council meetings. Please look for the envelope with these documents in your mail, if you do not receive them make sure to update your address and stop by the main office to pick up a copy.

 

Safety

  • Avoid walking alone
  • Never take a ride with or walk with a stranger
  •  If a stranger approaches or attempts to get the child into a vehicle, children should scream and run for help
  • Students should use precautionary measures, even while waiting inside of the school yard, until parents arrive
  •  Parents and students should maintain good communication about pick-up/drop-off times and locations
  • Never walk in an isolated area or alley  

Tell students to immediately report anything that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable to the police and/or a school staff member.

 

Sincerely,

Cynthia Diaz,

Principal

 

Parent Involvement

One way to show your child that school is important is to get involved in school activities. Show your child that you care about getting involved. One way is to join the school councils and / or PTA. Let your voice be heard and take part in Council meetings once a month.

 

Council Meetings

ELAC (English Learner Advisory Council) and SSC (School Site Council) will have Orientations and Elections on the following dates and times. Please come and participate in your child’s education.

  • Nov. 2 ELAC Mtg. 8:30
  • Nov. 29 SSC Mtg. 2:30
  • Dec. 14 ELAC Mtg. 8:30

Strathern Appropriate Attire

Now that winter has left us and the days begin to get hotter we want to remind you that students should arrive to school wearing appropriate attire.

  • No Sandals, no backless tops, and appropriate short lengths
  • Students are highly encouraged to wear school uniform: Khaki, Navy or dark color pants and white or Strathern spirit shirt.

School Uniforms

  • Uniforms will be available for purchase from Official School Uniforms 818.416.2587.

Strathern Closed Campus Policy:

Your childs safety is the top priority at our school. Therefore, Strathern Elementary has a strict “Closed Campus Policy”. There will be no visitors/parents allowed on campus before, during or afterschool without signing  in the office and receiving an identification badge.

The following policies will continue to be enforced:

  • No parents will be allowed on campus before and afterschool.
  • Only parents with the blue and white District issued volunteer badge can volunteer in classrooms. Badges from the school photgrapher are not valid without the blue and white District badges.
  • Parents with a valid District issued Volunteer Badge will be allowed on campus at 8:15am.
  • All Volunteers must sign in upon arrival in the office and sign out inthe office when leaving campus.
  • All visitors to campus must show picture ID before signing  in.

Morning Drop Off

  • No parents will be allowed on campus before and after school.
  • Students may enter the campus through one of the gates: Pre-K and Kinder enter on Arminta, all other grades enter either through the Shadyglade gate or the main gate on Saint Clair.

 Kinder Dismissal

  • Students will exit via the Kinder gate at the end of the school day after they are picked up from their classroom.
  • LA’s Best students will be picked up from the Kinder classes by one of the coaches.
  • NO one is allowed to play on the Kinder yard or equipment after dismissal.

Grades 1 – 5 Dismissal

Students will not be allowed to leave campus the last 10 minutes of instruction at the end of the school day. At 2:19 p.m. (or 1:19 p.m. on Tuesdays), 1st grade students will be dismissed from the Saint Clair gate (by the pavilion), 2nd grade from the main gate on Saint Clair, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade from the Shadyglade gate. Older siblings may walk to meet younger siblings and exit younger siblings’ gate.

Teachers will remain with their students while they are being picked up. Students will not be dismissed to play at this time.  YS and LA’s Best will meet their students on the lunch covered eating area and take them to their assigned classrooms.  Any 2nd – 5th grade students remaining at 2:30 p.m. (or 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays) will be released to the YS program to wait for their parents.

After School Programs

After 2:30 PM, the only gate parents can use to pick up their students from the after school programs is the 1st grade gate.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in keeping your child(ren) safe.

Strathern Positive Behavior

This school year we will continue to remind and encourage students to be safe, respectful and responsible. We will have Positive Behavior Assemblies with all students the first week of school.

 

Focus-All Common Areas

Be Safe

  • Walk where you’re going
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
  • Use all equipment and materials properly
  • Stay in your play area

 

Be Respectful

  • Use kind words and actions
  • Wait for your turn
  • Follow adult directions
  • Respect yours, others’, and school property
  • Use a considerate voice

Be Responsible

  • Follow school rules
  • Remind others to follow school rules
  • Take care of all equipment

Be Neat & Clean

  • Clean up after yourself and help keep the school clean
  • Wash your hands often.

Future Dates:

  • Nov. 2 1:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 3 ELAC Mtg. @ 8:30am
  • Nov. 8 2:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 9- Nov. 16 Parent Conference Week 1:44pm dismissal
  • Nov. 10  5th Grade trip to Aquarium of the Pacific 8:30am- 2:00pm
  • Nov. 11 No School: Veterans' Day
  • Nov. 15 Parent Workshop: School Report Card 9:30am
  • Nov. 15 1:44 dismissal
  • Nov. 16 Make-up Picture Day/Last day 1:44 dismissal
  • Nov. 17 Awards Assemblies by invitation only
  • Nov. 18 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
  • Nov. 21-25 Fall Break- No School
  • Nov. 28 Students return to school
  • Nov. 291:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 30 SSC Meeting 2:30
  • Dec. 6  1:19 Dismissal
  • Dec. 9  Winter Program (Invitation will be sent home)
  • Dec. 13  1:19 Dismissal
  • Dec. 14 ELAC Mtg.@ 8:30am
  • Dec. 15 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
  • Dec. 18  5th Grade trip to Getty Museum 8:30am- 2:00pm
    • Last Day of school
  • Dec. 19- Jan. 6 Winter Break- No School
  • Jan. 9 Students return to school

Reminders:

Dismissal gate locations are as follows:

  • Preschool and Kindergarten students will continue to use the Arminta St. gates
  • 1st Grade students will use the Saint Clair gate by the lunch pavilion.
  • 2nd Grade students will continue to use the gate in front of the main office
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students will use the Shadyglade Ave. gate

    Ready, Set, Go! Program meets in the auditorium:

  • Hours of operation 6:30 am - 7:50 am Monday - Friday
  • Students must be enrolled to participate. Enrollment is currently being accepted in the auditorium daily at 6:30 am. See Site Supervisor Ms. Sanchez.
  •  Please note: if students fail to follow program and school expectations, they will be excluded from the program.

    LA’s Best students will now have new meeting location as follows:

  • Hours of operation: immediately after school - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday. Students must be enrolled to participate. For an application see Coach Al.
  •  Please note: if students fail to follow program and school expectations, they will be excluded from the program.
  • Kindergarten students will be picked up by the Kinder Coach
  • 1st – 5th Grade students will meet Coaches at designated area

     

    Youth Services (Y.S.) will continue to serve students in 2nd – 5th grade. They will meet in the auditorium daily immediately after school.

  • Students do not need to be enrolled to participate however, if students fail to follow program and school expectations, they will be excluded from the program. 

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the main office.

School Events

Today: 12/6/16

Important Dates This Month

  • Nov. 2 1:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 3 ELAC Mtg. @ 8:30am
  • Nov. 8 2:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 9- Nov. 16 Parent Conference Week 1:44pm dismissal
  • Nov. 10  5th Grade trip to Aquarium of the Pacific 8:30am- 2:00pm
  • Nov. 11 No School: Veterans' Day
  • Nov. 15 Parent Workshop: School Report Card 9:30am
  • Nov. 15 1:44 dismissal
  • Nov. 16 Make-up Picture Day/ Last Day 1:44 dismissal
  • Nov. 17 Awards Assemblies by invitation only
  • Nov. 18 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
  • Nov. 21-25 Fall Break- No School
  • Nov. 28 Students return to school
  • Nov. 291:19 dismissal
  • Nov. 30 SSC Meeting 2:30
    • LAUSD/Strathern Parent Involvement Policy, Parent-School Compact mailed home.
  • Dec. 6  1:19 Dismissal
  • Dec. 9  Winter Program Invitation will be sent home
  • Dec. 13  1:19 Dismissal
  • Dec. 14 ELAC Mtg.@ 8:30am
  • Dec. 15 Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
  • Dec. 18  5th Grade trip to Getty Museum 8:30am- 2:00pm
    • Last Day of school
  • Dec. 19- Jan. 6 Winter Break- No School
  • Jan. 9 Students return to school

 

 

 

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