Comments and questions from community members are welcome on the Extended School Year (ESY) Waiver Submission at the next School Board Meeting on February 19th at 6:00 PM at the South Whittier School District Office.
This year we will add a brand new reading club called "Bookworm Club" facilitated by our school librarian, Ms. Sarah Hernandez at Lake Marie! The purpose of this club is to give all 1st-6th grade students an opportunity to read daily and ensure our students meet their reading requirements for their grade level; and make their Accelerated Reader goal. This club will give support for our student's reading fluency, comprehension and will also help them meet their AR goal. It gives them silent reading time as well as different activities they can participate in to help them get excited about reading! They are also allowed to take quizzes during this time. If you would like your child to attend, please sign the permission slip and return to your child's teacher. More details to be sent home on the first few weeks of school.
I would like to take this opportunity to praise our Lake Marie 3rd-6th grade students, families, K-6th teachers; and school staff on the significant academic gains in English Language Arts and continued growth in mathematics. This is a group effort and we value all stakeholders. We are off to a strong start for the 2018-2019 school year! Your student CAASPP scores will be sent home in the first few weeks of school. During our September "Coffee with the Principal" I will review Lake Marie CAASPP school data and how to read your child's CAASPP letter. Refer to the September school calendar for important dates.
In October Lake Marie Elementary School will begin our Bookworm Club where all students will have the opportunity, have access to library books, and read in a quiet atmosphere. This program is Tuesday-Friday after school in our library. For more information contact Ms. Hernandez at (562)944-0208
MobyMax Learning and the Technology Academy will begin in October where students will be given supports to strengthen and extend their reading and mathematical skills.
We are continuing the implementation of our OLWEUS program and integrate PBIS.
At Lake Marie we value all students, parents, and school staff as well as strive to build relationships, respect and take responsibility for our actions. Our goal is to have everyone feel welcomed, included and productive members of Lake Marie School. Weekly during morning announcement and at assemblies the entire school recites our 4 "anti-bullying" rules:
We will not bully others.
We will try and help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out.
If we know someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and at home.