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LAUSD Board Member Mónica García
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achieve.lausd.net/garcia                                                Board District 2: September, 2015
Dear Education Champion,
 
Hello believers in the possible! Hello people who thirst for justice! Hello artists and art advocates! Hello passionate people for our youngest learners! Hello advocates for our life long learners! Hello zealots for our non-traditional student! Hello our veterans who have given a lifetime of service! Hello Rookies who join us for the first time! 

Wherever you began, whatever your burning issue - welcome! We are glad you are here.

The most amazing thing about beginning my 21st year as an education advocate, 15th year as a servant in district 2 and 10th academic year as a member of the school board is that you are part of the energy and vision that drives our daily collective movement. 
 
Recently, I joined Congresswomen Karen Bass, Lucille Roybal-Allard and a powerful group of South LA leaders meeting with HUD Secretary Julian Castro urging investment in our community. We shared a story of self-determination, commitment to social, economic and educational justice and grass-roots leadership that has built an alliance of cross jurisdictional strategies to bring good schools and good jobs to our families. 
 
From the national perspective to a board discussion on the next LAUSD superintendent to a family's campaign for crossing guards and greater support for learning, it is all an experience in leading in Los Angeles.
 
Our community has fought my entire life for quality schools and opportunity. We have worked to survive and for the next several decades, our agenda is to thrive. We learned that we can lead, we can learn, and that we can create a district that partners with families and community members to increase the number of students who graduate college ready and career prepared.
 
Thank you for being the light in public education. Thank you for demanding high quality for our children and families. Thank you for modeling for our children how to be caring, organized and optimistic. Thank you for being relentless on the journey towards justice and 100% graduation. Thank you for the inspiration. We have much work to do.
 
¡Adelante!
 
 
In the spirit of hope,
 
Mónica
  In the News
Representing you includes sharing success stories of our students, parents, educators, staff, and community partners as well as critical information needed by our LAUSD family with the news media. Our accomplishments are recognized locally and nationally. We lead in Los Angeles. Take a look!
  News Buzz from the Board Room
LAUSD's Policy Ending Willful Defiance Featured at the White House; Continues on First
Day of School
This summer, LAUSD was recognized for leading the nation in fixing school discipline policies in our schools at the "Rethink School Discipline" Conference hosted by the White House... [READ MORE]
 
Speak Up! Let the Board of Education know what you want in our next Superintendent!
As your representative on the School Board, I have four key responsibilities: 1) approve a balanced budget, 2) hire and manage our Superintendent... [READ MORE]
 
Middle school student leader Nelson H. shares what Latino Heritage Month means to him.
Celebrating Latino Heritage
Our District began as the Los Angeles City School District in 1853. Before that and since then, the City of Los Angeles has always had a deep rooted history with... [READ MORE]
 
From the First Day to the Last - Attendance Matters!
When our students are in class and ready to learn, they have a greater chance of reaching the graduation finish line. The Board of Education voted... [READ MORE]

  Tune into KLCS for Families Matter and La Familia Importa!
Expectations for Success in LAUSD!
We are one month into the academic year. What do Los Angeles Unified School District leaders want families to know about student and parent success? How can parents be stronger advocates?

Get the answers to these questions and many more from my discussion with Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez, and Local District Superintendents Gipson and Martinez about Expectations for Success in LAUSD on Families Matter.

Watch Families Matter and La Familia Importa on KLCS, Thursdays in September at 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM.
 
You can also watch online here: Families Matter and La Familia Importa
  In Our Schools and Our Communities - Everyone Matters!
Technology Empowering Parents
Technology is mandatory for our students and I am glad that we continue to make progress in implementing solutions that help monitor progress on our path to 100% graduation. I am excited that our parents will have a new tool... [READ MORE]
 
GO East LA: Our Visit to Harrison Elementary School
Harrison Street Elementary welcomed me for a visit into their college ready classroom! Our Great Outcomes East Los Angeles (GO East LA) initiative... [READ MORE]
 
Frank del Olmo Launches
Edible Garden
How does squash grow? Are cucumbers fruits or vegetables? Frank Del Olmo students will get the answers to these questions, not from textbooks or the internet, but directly from... [READ MORE]
 
Student Filmmakers Share their Masterpieces
The East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet at Torres High School had a special Fall Arts Camp Day assembly for students and the community. Student films from Ms. Du Bose's classes... [READ MORE] 

Dodgers Join Students on First Month of School
The Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare hosted the Days of Service and Play at several schools... [READ MORE]
 
Parents are Partners for School Success
Some parents ask me how they can help our schools be successful. The most important way to assist is by discussing academic progress with their child and teachers at school... [READ MORE]
 
Going Beyond Telephone Calls to Connect with Students and Parents
Our leaders at Huerta Elementary School go beyond the telephone to increase student attendance. Principal Gutierrez knows that attendance matters... [READ MORE]
 
Foundation will Partner with Sunrise's Class of 2025
In 2001, Boyle Heights met a phenomenal educational organization that promised 100 1st grade students at Murchison Street Elementary School a partner in their journey to graduation... [READ MORE]
 
Two Principals Collaborating for Student Success
Our school leaders at Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academies have continued their progress. Principal Maxon leads the School of the Arts and Culture and Principal Ozaeta leads the... [READ MORE]
 
Latino Heritage Month Student Contest Encourages Problem Solving with Technology 
Do you have an idea for a mobile app that improves the lives of Los Angeles residents? This is the question that participants will have to answer. But students don't have to be software engineers - they can submit their idea in words... [READ MORE]
 
Local Districts are Here to
Serve You!
Meet our leaders: Superintendent Roberto Martinez leads Local District Central. Superintendent Frances Gipson leads Local District East... [READ MORE]


 Superintendent Cortines Greets Administrators with Annual Address
Superintendent Cortines welcomed and inspired the District's education leaders at Garfield High School on August 11th. He and the six... 
[READ MORE]

 
Embracing, Supporting and Believing in English Language Learners
We believe in our English Language Learners (ELLs). The home language of our youth is now being embraced. Reclassification is the process where... 
[READ MORE]

 
  Our Super Fabulous Board District 2 Stars!

I am always impressed with our LAUSD family. We have leaders, students, parents, teachers, support staff, principals and education leaders, that do more with less, model excellence, continue to achieve, are responsive to concerns, and inspire those around them. We continue to celebrate the leaders below and those that help us get closer to 100% graduation.

Super Fabulous 'More than a Meal' Schools!
The following Board District 2 schools have submitted 80% or more of their meal applications to increase funds for their school community... [READ MORE]
 
Super Fabulous Mendez High School Parent Representative Susana Nuñez!
Principal Bautista at Mendez High School is privileged to have many parent partners to help increase parent involvement and student achievement... [READ MORE]
 
Super Fabulous Labor Leader Mike García!
I was honored to attend the Mike García Scholarship Fund Luncheon. Mr. García has advocated for the rights of the working class, especially... [READ MORE]
 
Super Fabulous Campus Aide Felipe García!
Mr. García has dedicated 30 years of service to the LAUSD, 20 of those years at Utah Elementary School. He is a staff member that our parents and school staff can... 
[READ MORE]
 
  Calendar of Upcoming Events!
SEPTEMBER
Latino Heritage Month
National School Success Month

7          Labor Day
13        69th East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Parade
15        Latino Heritage Month begins
16        City of Los Angeles hosts the Annual El Grito celebration at City Hall
22        National Voter Registration Day
            Community Conversation with Superintendent Cortines
            (Register here)
30        COFEM 2015 Mexican American Dream Scholarship               
            deadline (www.cofem.org)
 
OCTOBER
College Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
1          Magnet School application process opens (apply.lausd.net)
13        LAUSD Board of Education Meeting
20        Succesful School Climate: Progressive Discipline & Safety Committee
23        Final Day to Submit Meal Applications to increase school funds
24        National Make a Difference Day
            Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk (everyangelenocounts.org)
27        Solano Avenue Elementary School Ribbon Cutting
31        Halloween
            Celebrate Latino Heritage LA App Challenge Deadline

NOVEMBER
National Family Caregivers Month
 

Native American Indian Heritage Month
American Diabetes Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
 
10        LAUSD Board of Education Meeting
11        Veterans' Day
12        LAHSA presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
14        Magnet School application process closes
23-29   LAUSD Thanksgiving Break
26        Thanksgiving Holiday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

LAUSD's Policy Ending Willful Defiance Featured at the White House; Continues on 

First Day of School
 
This summer, LAUSD was recognized for leading the nation in fixing school discipline policies in our schools at the “Rethink School Discipline” Conference hosted by the White House.

I had the privilege to represent LAUSD with Garfield High School teacher Antonio Marquez, former Garfield High School principal, now Operations Administrator in Local District East, Jose Huerta and other district leaders. Mr. Huerta and Mr. Marquez shared Garfield High School’s example of how academic achievement can increase when adults adjust their relationship with students.

 RJ at RHS

   

Restorative Justice (RJ) is about adjusting our relationship with students. It is not a temporary exercise but a long term commitment to student learning. On the first day of school, I had the opportunity to visit one of our fabulous RJ coordinators, Michelle Ferrer, at Roosevelt High School. 
 
When I worked with our students, parents, and community to end willful defiance as a criterion for suspension in 2013, we knew that was only the beginning. We continue to make investments and adjustments to provide our students with a respectful learning environment without fear. 
 
We will continue to monitor and advise the Board of Education through community testimony at our Successful School Climate: Progressive Discipline and Safety Committee. I will send you an email inviting you to our next Committee meeting.

For additional resources on school discipline from the U.S. Department of Education click here: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/school-discipline/index.html

You can also learn more about LAUSD’s Restorative Justice efforts here: achieve.lausd.net/Page/1512

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Speak Up! Let the Board of Education know what you want in our next Superintendent!

As your representative on the School Board, I have four key responsibilities: 1) approve a balanced budget, 2) hire and manage our Superintendent, 3) help set policies that support our students, parents, and educators by reducing unnecessary hurdles on our way towards 100% graduation, and 4) representing our students and families.

This summer, we approved a budget that has been the best in a decade and we continue to work with all of our labor partners on our budget that that is funded by decisions made by your elected representatives in our Capital in Sacramento, CA and our United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Our LAUSD leader, Superintendent Cortines has decided that he will retire from the district by the end of this year. In preparation for his departure, last week, I joined my colleagues in beginning the process to search for a new LAUSD Superintendent.

I made sure to ask three questions to firms interested in assisting our search for our next district Superintendent:
 
 
 
   
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I made sure to ask three questions to firms interested in assisting our search for our next district Superintendent:

1)    What is the best practice for collective action?

2)    How do we attract candidates that understand our Los Angeles, a multicultural global city where students and families want an individualized and personalized education?

3)    How do we balance a Superintendent search that is transparent and provides our students, parents, and community stakeholders information about the process? 

Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) was selected to support our process.

Speak up! Let the Board of Education know what you want in our next Superintendent: characteristics, leadership style, and expectations. We want to hear from you! 

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Celebrating Latino Heritage

Our District began as the Los Angeles City School District in 1853. Before that and since then, the City of Los Angeles has always had a deep rooted history with Native Americans and Latinos, especially those of Mexican descent.

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   This month, the Board of Education approved our resolution Celebrating Latino Heritage Month and the contributions Latinos have made here in Los Angeles, California, and across the nation.

We had a special student guest tell us why Latino Heritage Month is important to him and students like him across the nation. We encourage you to learn and celebrate this history and future with us.

Watch Nelson’s testimony here.

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From the First Day to the Last, Attendance Matters!

When our students are in class and ready to learn, they have a greater chance of reaching the graduation finish line. The Board of Education voted once more to participate in Student Attendance Month, a countywide cross-jurisdictional campaign to help increase student attendance in our schools.

Our district participates in these efforts by providing and encouraging the use of a variety of resources to increase student attendance including parent outreach, incentives such as contests and awards, throughout the month of September.

Excessive tardiness and frequent absences prevent a student from fully engaging in their education. Additionally, students that miss critical lessons in elementary suffer in middle school and high school.

   

But we are a district of second chances, where a student’s past doesn’t have to be their future. Plus – we have resources to help.

If you know students or parents of students, remind them about the importance of going to school on time and ready to learn. Teachers are able to teach their lessons better when students are in class every day, too.

Being in class is one of the easiest ways our schools can increase their budget to buy supplies, equipment, and additional resources. How much more money would our schools have in 2014-2015 if students would have attended schools more often in LAUSD?

The answer: $168 million dollars. Attendance matters!

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BD2 Rookie Teachers of the Year Honored

We have inspiring and outstanding teachers in LAUSD! We count on these incredible human beings to be available for students and families and hold out expectations of success for all our students. There are many celebrations of excellence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
   
This year we started our year off recognizing the Los Angeles Rookie Teachers of the Year that have distinguished themselves and their capabilities at the beginning of their teaching career.  
 
Honored that four of these honorees have their classrooms in Board District 2:
  • Ms. Blake, Trinity Street Elementary
  • Mr. Dinh, Downtown Business Magnet
  • Mr. Hidalgo, Bridge Street Elementary
  • Mr. Rodriguez, Sheridan Elementary

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Investing in our Youth: Ninth Street's $58 Million Campus in

Downtown Los Angeles

Two years ago we celebrated with our Ninth Street Elementary School students, parents, families, and stakeholders on the grand re-opening of a new very deserved campus for our youth.

We invested $58 million in our Downtown Los Angeles students and families.

I followed this project closely in its development because I know that Ninth Street was often overlooked, under-resourced, and home to many students where school was their most stable environment.

Principal Simpson continues to lead the campus, ensuring our children obtain the education they deserve. Para Los Niños (PLN) has continued their partnership with local families by providing wraparound services as well as operation of the Para Los Niños Charter Middle School

 
   
 
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Our Ninth Street Elementary students have a wide network of community support. In fact, Samsung and Discovery Education visited recently and provided a check for $25,000 to use towards technology. This grant was part of Samsung’s emPOWER TOMORROW program encouraging more girls to pursue careers in ‪STEM related careers.

Building new schools was a major investment in our communities. Now, we continue to partner with our students, parents, educators, support staff, and community to invest in our 21st century graduates!

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Technology Empowering Parents

Technology is mandatory for our students and I am glad that we continue to make progress in implementing solutions that help monitor progress on our path to 100% graduation. I am excited that our parents will have a new tool for their monitoring of student progress.

For instance, we are currently undergoing a pilot where parents at Garfield High School and Virgil Middle School are testing out PASSport, the Parent Access Support System portal, which provides parents access to their students information. 

    

We know parents care about their students’ success so we will be putting their academic information in your hands to assist you in being a stronger advocate in our movement to get more students to the graduation finish line and on to the college and career of their choice.

While PASSport is being piloted in selected schools, all parents can currently request an update on how their student is doing in school. You can ask your local school about MiSiS or obtain more information here: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/6715 

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GO East LA: Our Visit to Harrison Elementary School

Harrison Street Elementary welcomed me for a visit into their college ready classroom! Our Great Outcomes East Los Angeles (GO East LA) initiative in partnership with Cal State LA and East Los Angeles College will be featured in a Public Service Announcement to be aired on public television stations across the nation.

 
    

A special thank you to Principal Ramirez, the entire Harrison Elementary school community, KLCS, our GO East LA partner schools and sponsors, and especially our students!

Being college and career ready is not just a slogan in Board District 2, it’s our expectation.

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Frank del Olmo Launches Edible Garden

How does squash grow? Are cucumbers fruits or vegetables?

Frank Del Olmo students will get the answers to these questions, not from textbooks or the internet, but directly from their school yard. In partnership with EnrichLA and Nestlé, Frank Del Olmo students have learned about gardening, science, engineering, and persistence. 

    

The entire school community came together at the recent ribbon cutting recognizing their partners in a new journey to learn by growing. Students performed for parents, teachers, and school staff.

Edible learning gardens not only support and enhance student learning, they are a great opportunity for business and community partners to collaborate with our local schools!

 
 
 
 
      
 

Student Filmmakers Share their Masterpieces

The East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet at Torres High School had a special Fall Arts Camp Day assembly for students and the community. Student films from Ms. Du Bose’s classes from 2013-15 were featured at this year’s festival. Ms. Du Bose models teacher engagement and that is one of the reasons why she is a 2015 LA County Teacher of the Year honoree.

    

Our students continue to demonstrate how the arts help propel them to graduation.

Watch a multimedia project where all five of the independent schools on the Esteban E. Torres campus united for a fun educational film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAV5QYQjKnc

  
  
 
 
  
      
 

Dodgers Join Students on First Month of School

The Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare hosted the Days of Service and Play at several schools in LAUSD in early September. Volunteers visited Board District 2 schools such as Evergreen Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, and Los Angeles Leadership Academy.

 
    

School communities also had the opportunity to meet with former Dodger Dennis Powell. We appreciate the contributions from our community partners.

The Dodgers have a long history in Board District 2 and we know many of our students went home with a happy story to share with their families.

 
 
 
 
      
 

Parents are Partners for

School Success

Some parents ask me how they can help our schools be successful. The most important way to assist is by discussing academic progress with their child and teachers at school.

There are also additional opportunities for community members that may have more time. You can volunteer and you can also participate in your school’s councils that help prioritize funding to improve academic achievement. 

    

For instance, at 28th Street Elementary, the school community decided to purchase interactive whiteboards and 10 computers for the parent center. In addition to purchasing classroom technology, they also have purchased $50,000 in books for their library.

If you would like to learn more about increasing your involvement with your student’s school, visit the main office or you can contact Parent, Community and Student Services at (866) 669-7272.

 
 
 
      
 

Going Beyond Telephone Calls to Connect with Students and Parents

Our leaders at Huerta Elementary School go beyond the telephone to increase student attendance. Principal Gutierrez knows that attendance matters in LAUSD. Increasing attendance rates in our schools is one of the simplest and fastest ways to increase funding for our schools. 

    

Principal Gutierrez and two staff members           visit the homes of students with frequent absences to welcome them back to school and explore potential resources that will meet the student’s needs. We celebrate and salute their commitment to new solutions and their example of personalization.

 
 
 
 
  
      
 

Foundation will Partner with Sunrise's Class of 2025

In 2001, Boyle Heights met a phenomenal educational organization that promised 100 1st grade students at Murchison Street Elementary School a partner in their journey to graduation. The I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles has returned to Boyle Heights once again.

The incoming 3rd grade class at Sunrise Elementary participated in the Inauguration of the 19th class to be adopted by the Foundation. Debra Fine, the organization’s CEO, welcomed the Class of 2025 Dreamers at Sunrise to a fantastic ceremony.

 
 
   LAUSD’s network partner, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS) was instrumental in identifying this unique collaboration.

The ceremony included words of encouragement from Principal Ramos, Ms. Joan Sullivan, PLAS’ CEO, NBA Cares Ambassador Ms. Jason Collins, Local District East Administrator of Instruction Dr. Baca, LA School Police Chief Zipperman, and Ms. Klarissa Palacios, our Director of Constituent Services for Board District 2.

Thank you I Have a Dream LA! Our Sunrise Dreamers are ready!

 
 
 
 
 
      
 

Two Principals Collaborating for Student Success

Our school leaders at Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academies have continued their progress. Principal Maxon leads the School of the Arts and Culture and Principal Ozaeta leads the Business and Technology School. Both work collaboratively to ensure student success!

Principal Maxon has shared that students and parents continue to feel pride in a pilot school created by the community for the community.

Principal Ozaeta also shared that their community walk the week before school started was a success. Staff, teachers, and parent coordinators walked to 17 homes to meet and greet their students and express their gratitude on their journey to graduation.

Elected in 1967, Dr. Julian Nava was the first Latino board member on the LAUSD Board of Education. These schools named in his honor carry forward his life’s mission.

 
   Latino Heritage Month Student Contest Encourages Problem Solving with Technology 

Do you have an idea for a mobile app that           improves the lives of Los Angeles residents? This is the question that K-12 student participants will have to answer. But students don’t have to be software engineers - they can submit their idea in words, pictures, or videos.

We have partnered with Latino Heritage Los Angeles, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and Councilmember Nury Martinez on the Celebrate Latino Heritage LA App Challenge open to all Los Angeles Unified School District students! Deadline for student submission is October 31st.

App Challenge Site: www.latinoheritage.la/appchallenge/

Watch a video explaining the Challenge here (Spanish) www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxInCOdHU8k

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

            
 

Local Districts are Here to Serve You!

Local Districts are Here to Serve You!

Meet our leaders: Superintendent Roberto A. Martinez leads Local District Central. Superintendent Frances Gipson leads Local District East.

Local Districts are another resource to assist our students on their path to graduation and to partner with parents, educators, staff, and community partners. Instruction and operations staff are here ready to support you.

You can learn more about all 6 local districts here: achieve.lausd.net/ld

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   Superintendent Cortines Greets Administrators with Annual Address

Superintendent Cortines welcomed and inspired the District’s education leaders at Garfield High School on August 11th. He and the six Local District Superintendents challenged all to work together and lead our district with students at the center of all decisions and actions.

In his address, Superintendent noted this year’s goals which were an acronym based on the LAUSD letters: L for Language, A for Achieving, U for United, S for School Support, and D for Determination.

Watch the Uniting LAUSD video: lausd.wistia.com/medias/jkgi8u73yi

 

  

            
 

Embracing, Supporting, and Believing in English Language Learners

We believe in our English Language Learners (ELLs). The home language of our youth is now being embraced.

Reclassification is the process where our English Language Learners meet 4 criteria demonstrating competency to be placed in a regular instructional program. A concerning trend that has emerged are English Language Learners that become Long Term English Learners, defined in LAUSD as students who have not reclassified after completing five years in U.S. schools, without understanding why.

   

We have great leadership in our district and our communities. Hilda Maldonado is the Director of the Multilingual and Multicultural in charge of services for English Language Learners. In a sense, Ms. Maldonado is our district’s lead advocate for our ELLs.

We have local ELL advocates in our schools, too! Every school has an ELL designee that assists as the school’s ambassador to support English Language Learners.

To learn more about English Language Learners please visit: achieve.lausd.net/mmed

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Super Fabulous 'More than a Meal' Schools!

The following Board District 2 schools have submitted 80% or more of their meal applications to increase funds for their school community. Congratulations and we look forward to all schools reaching 100% in their meal application submissions before October 23rd.

·   Ramona Opportunity High School
·       Boyle Heights Continuation High School
·       Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center
·       Castelar Early Education Center
·       Wilton Place Early Education Center
·       Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School 
·       Ann Street Elementary School
·       Hollenbeck Math and Science Magnet
·       Lincoln Math and Science Magnet

Click here to learn more about the More than a Meal Campaign: achieve.lausd.net/Page/9104

   

Super Fabulous Mendez High School Parent Representative Susana Nuñez!

Principal Bautista at Mendez High School is privileged to have many parent partners to help increase parent involvement and student achievement.

Ms. Nuñez has been a regular enthusiastic parent leader. She was recently recognized by the Partnership of Los Angeles Schools (PLAS) as a Parent of the Year.

Gracias! Parents are partners - we salute you!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

   
 

Super Fabulous Labor Leader Mike García!

I was honored to attend the Mike García Scholarship Fund Luncheon. Mr. García has advocated for the rights of the working class, especially janitors.

He continues to give back to our community through the Mike García Scholarship Fund awarding scholarships to deserving youth.

We celebrate a lifetime of leadership and inspiration in the legacy of Mike García!

 
 
 
  

Super Fabulous Campus Aide Felipe García!

Mr. García has dedicated 30 years of service to the LAUSD, 20 of those years at Utah Elementary School. He is a staff member that our parents and school staff can count on. Mr. García assists with supervision and making students keep their campus clean. A father of a teacher, he remains committed to the Utah school community.

¡Muchisimas Gracias Señor García por su dedicación a nuestras escuelas! We salute your service!

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