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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

July/August 2016

Strathern Families,

 

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Strathern Elementary School.  I’m excited to begin the new school year!  My goal this school-year is to continue supporting the hard work students, teachers, parents, and administrators have work so hard to accomplish. This school year we will continue to support our students’ learning. All Strathern staff is committed to ensuring our students are prepared to succeed.

This past year teachers worked diligently on guiding students through the California State Standards, and administered Interim Assessments and the Smarter Balanced Assessments. We will continue to use our instructional data to drive our instruction. 

In addition to highly expected mastery of the California State Standards, we will focus on continuing to build our School-wide Positive Behavior Plan.  Our School Wide Positive Behavior Plan will continue to focus on being safe, respectful, and responsible.  We will boost routine incentives and motivation for students who are incorporating all three foci into their daily school practice. We will also continue to celebrate students’ academic success by holding quarterly Academic Student Success Assemblies. We will also celebrate Perfect Attendance and students meeting the District’s 96% Attendance through our quarterly Attendance Awards Assemblies.

As a school community, we are committed to excellence and encourage active participation in our students’ work.  Please partner with us and ensure that your child…

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time ready for the day’s learning experience. If students arrive at 8:00am they are already late.
  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
  • Reads daily for enjoyment and to develop literacy skills to the highest level
  • Shares daily experiences with you so you are aware of his/her school life
  • Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

     

I am confident that the 2016- 2017 school year will be a great year!  I look forward to working closely with all Strathern families.

 


 

Sincerely,     

Principal Diaz       

 

Council Meetings

No Council Meetings this month

 

2016-2017 Enrollment

TK-K and State Preschool Enrollment packets will be available to families once you have attended an orientation meeting in our school auditorium. Our informational meeting is as follows:

  • August 10:  8:30am Spanish and 2:45pm English

Please begin collecting the following documents: enrollment packet, birth certificate, Immunization record, address verification.

 

Strathern Appropriate Attire

Now that the days are 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: Navy or dark color pants/shorts or skirt and white or Strathern spirit shirt.
  • Uniforms and Strathern spirit shirts will be available for purchase in front of the main office on: Tuesday, August 16 between 7:00 am -2:00pm, Wednesday, August 17 between 7:00am - 11:00am and Thursday, August 18 between 7:00am - 11:00am.

First Day of School: August 16, 2016:

Letters were sent home the last week of June 2016 informing you of your child’s 2016-2017 school year room number. However, prior to the beginning of the school year we will have rosters posted outside the main office with the student’s assigned room number. Rosters will be posted all day Friday, August 12, Monday, August 15 and Tuesday morning, August 16. The following applies to the first day of school only:

  • 1st – 5th grade students must be at their assigned room number line no later than 7:55 am. Parents may accompany their child/ren to the room line only. If you wish to accompany your child to his/her room line please enter and exit through the Shadyglade gate. Teachers will come out to meet and greet students no later than 8:00am. We ask that visitors adhere to the “Closed Campus Policy”, please read Closed Campus Policy below. Dismissal is at 2:19 pm, please make arrangements with your child for pick-up.
  • TK and  Kindergarten students and parents meet in the auditorium, doors will open at 8:20 am. Enter through the Saint Clair door. Teachers will meet and greet students in the auditorium. Students will walk to class with teacher by 8:30am. Dismissal is at 2:19, please pick up student from classroom; enter through Arminta gate.
  • ETK (Mrs. Schur’s class) students and parents meet in the auditorium at 9:00 am. Enter through the Saint Clair door. Teacher will meet and greet students and parents in the auditorium. Dismissal is at 1:44 pm Aug. 16 – Aug. 19 only. Parents will enter through the Arminta gate.
  • State Preschool: Students and parents will meet teacher at the Arminta gate at drop off and dismissal.
    • AM Session: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    • PM Session: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Strathern Closed Campus Policy:

Your child's 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:

  • July 21: Main Office Reopens
  • July 29: Last day of LA's Best Summer Program
  • Aug. 10: ETK, TK, K and State Preschool Orientation Mtg. (see information above)
  • Aug. 12: Rosters posted with student room number (see information above)
  • Aug. 16: First Day of School Dismissal at 2:19 pm (see information above)
  • Aug. 19: Kindergarten orientation meeting with teachers
  • Aug. 23: Bank Day Dismissal at 1:19 pm
  • Aug. 25: Coffee with the Principal at 8:30am in Parent Center
  • Aug. 30: Bank Day Dismissal at 1:19 pm
  • Aug. 30: Back to School Night
  • Aug. 31: Child I.D. Pictures (optional)

 

Reminders:

Dismissal gate locations are as follows:

  • Preschool, TK 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
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  • 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: 8/28/16

Important Dates This Month

  • July 21: Main Office Reopens
  • Aug. 10: ETK, TK, K and State Preschool Orientation Mtg. (see information above)
  • Aug. 12: Rosters posted with student room number (see information above)
  • Aug. 16: First Day of School Dismissal at 2:19 pm (see information above)
  • Aug. 19: Kindergarten orientation meeting with teachers
  • Aug. 23: Bank Day Dismissal at 1:19 pm
  • Aug. 25: Coffee with the Principal at 8:30am in Parent Center
  • Aug. 30: Bank Day Dismissal at 1:19 pm
  • Aug. 30: Back to School Night
  • Aug. 31: Child I.D. Pictures (optional)

 

 

 

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