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All school information will be posted online for the 2019-2020 school year


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College T-shirt Day  Vernon City students are college bound.  Every Friday is College T-shirt day, wear your favorite college t-shirt.

Vernon City is a uniform implementation school

Students will wear uniforms everyday

Khaki or navy blue bottom

White, navy blue, or light blue top





Please follow these guidelines

Drop-off for Drivers

Main gate on Santa Fe opens at 7:30 am and closes at 7:55 am daily.

Please drive onto our campus in the morning, as Santa Fe and Vernon are heavily trafficked.

Pick-up for Walkers and Drivers

Main gate on Santa Fe is open from 2:25 pm - 2:40 pm Monday and Wednesday thru Friday.

Tuesday Santa Fe gate is open from 1:25 pm - 1:40 pm

Santa Fe gate entrance is ONLY for cars.  Main entrance gate is for parents who walk to pick up their child(ren)

Main office entrance opens at 6:30 am ONLY for students who are enrolled in the Ready, Set, Go program and 7:30 for all students, There is NO supervision before 7:30 a.m. The office closes daily at 4:30 p.m.

Please walk your student(s) onto our campus at ALL times.

Students may never walk unaccompanied by an adult from our parking lot.

The limited STAFF parking lot is for teachers and staff ONLY.

For the convenience of everyone, please use the parent/visitor parking lot on Vernon.

At dismissal, please meet your child ON campus.

Main gate on Santa Fe opens at 2:28 pm and closes at 6 pm daily.

Additional parking is available at Vernon City Hall - 2nd floor parking structure.

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Open Enrollment
We are currently accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year for grades TK-6th.  Children who live outside of our residential area are welcome! Limited spaces available.

Upcoming Events

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Student of the Month

Vernon City Students are recognized for Being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible every month at our Student of the Month Assembly! 

Student of the month character pillar for the month of August 2019 is Safety and School Rules.



Coffee with the Principal

September 17, 2019 @ 8:30


Family Involvement

Tentative ELAC Meeting: Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.


Tentative School Site Council Meeting:  Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 2:40 p.m.

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School Events

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College Bound


Congratulations to our Dance Team for winning 2nd place and judges overall favorite!

Special thanks to Ms. Cortes for her leadership!




Vernon City is pleased to announce Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year.  Preschool students will follow the same daily schedule as the rest of the student body.   School will begin at 8:05 and end at 2:28 p.m.  Every Tuesday, dismissal is 1:28 p.m. Information is available in the office.  Office is open July 25, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to enroll your child.   Once enrollment is full, we will have a waiting list.  Please share this wonderful addition to our school site with co-workers, family, and friends.

Enrollment for students begins on July 25, 2019.  Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We are excited to provide students with optimal experiences to support academic success.  Vernon City supports students who are Learners today and our future leaders of tomorrow.  Don't wait, register your child.  If you have families or friends who work in the area, please let share registration availability.  


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and partnerships for the 20118-2019 school year including:

Romeo Powers, Baker Commodities, The Rotary Club, Vernon City Fire Department, Vernon City Police Department, PABCO, KJ Services, and Flowserve.  Your continued dedication to our school is appreciated.  Thank you all for making a difference at Vernon City Elementary!



  Summer Fun!



                                      It's showtime this summer at the Los Angeles Public Library

Join our Summer Reading Challenge and log your progress to collect points—and a chance to win rewards—for reading, completing activities, writing book reviews, attending library events, and more.


LAPL Discover and Go!

Did you know that your Los Angeles Public Library card can do more than check out books, music, and videos? Your family can explore L.A. museums and attractions through an exciting partnership between the Los Angeles Public Library and local cultural institutions. Log in to Discover & Go with your Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) card and reserve free or low-cost passes to participating organizations. Go to https://lapl.discoverandgo.net and have your library card handy to log in and make a reservation. There are 19 participating museums, including the Autry Museum, Kidspace, the Natural History Museum, and the Skirball Cultural Center. This program is available to Los Angeles residents 18 and over with an LAPL card in good standing. If you don’t have a library card, you can get one for free at any Los Angeles Public Library branch.



Summer Reading Book lists http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer

Reading Rockets' annual summer book list makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy during the long, lazy days of summer. This list can be a springboard for helping your kids choose books on topics that pique their curiosity — that's what really motivates children to want to read!
Visit our summer reading site, Start with a Book, to discover lots more great fiction and nonfiction books — matched with topics kids love (like dinosaurs, bugs, flight, superheroes, poetry, and the night sky)!


 Tzu Chi Mobile Food Pantry

Limited Quantity, First-Come, First-Served

Bring your own shopping bags

Free Food Distribution




Miles Ave Elementary School

6720 Miles Ave.

Huntington Park

CA 90255-5012

July 26, 2019 Friday


12:30 PM


13:00 PM - 14:30 PM


The Department of Recreation and Parks, through the LA Kids program, offered FREE programs and activities to youth ages 5-17 since 1996. With a focus on the Arts, Physical Health, Fitness, Creativity, Drama, Martial Arts, Dance, Music, Gymnastics, Self Defense, Skateboarding, Sewing, Science, Sports, and Creative Play Each year approximately 125,000 youth participate in classes and activities lead by our quality, highly skilled and specialized of expertise instructors in their field. Today LA Kids provides instructors for the Department’s Universal Play, GPLA, and Center Paid classes throughout Los Angeles.

Thank you for you interest in LA Kids
For more information call (323) 226-1402 or email karina.jauregui@lacity.org


Family Fun


Family Night In

Free ideas for family time

How-to night: Learn something together—cook a new recipe, plant a garden, make a craft, or play a sport. The only rule is that no one in the family should already be an expert on the topic you are learning.

Costume night: Using only clothes you already have, see who can create the best costume. Act like the character you created the rest of the night and interact with your new “friends.”

Picture night: Use your phone to take fun family portraits and artsy photos around your home and neighborhood. Upload to your social media or print out the best ones to frame!


25 Activities to Keep Kids' Brains Active in Summer from education world


As students set out on summer adventures, send their parents a much-needed "life preserver" -- a list of 25 activities to share and enjoy with their children. These fun activities cover all subjects and grades; there truly is something for everyone. And, if you have your own summer adventurers at home, this list can rescue your kids from the boredom and blahs of rainy summer days. This year, do more than amuse and entertain your kids and hope for the best for your students, keep their minds working all summer long!

It's summer -- that time of year when teachers bid farewell to students, hoping their gleefully escaping charges don't forget everything they've learned during the school year. It's also the time of year when nervous parents take on the challenge of keeping their children physically busy and mentally active during long summer days. To help those efforts, Education World offers 25 ideas that not only reinforce skills taught during the year, but also to entertain students through the summer months. Share these resources with parents to help them and their children make the most of the lazy, hazy days to come!

Many of these activities link to online resources. In most cases, however, the activities can be completed even by those without Internet access. The activities that do require Internet access can be printed and distributed to students before school ends or accessed and printed by parents at most public libraries.


·  Fill in summer's special days and events on the Education World Coloring Calendar for June, July, or August. Or help children use pencils, drawing paper, and rulers to create, decorate, and fill in their own summer calendars.

·  Teach kids to cook with the step-by-step lessons and recipes at Cooking With Kids. The site also includes measurement reminders, safety tips, and suggestions for involving kids in the cooking process. Or check out your local library or book store for one of the recommended Heritage Cooking for Kids: Taste History books and try out recipes from Colonial days, the Civil War, and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 ·  Make homemade Bubble Solution and experiment with such unique Bubble-Blowing Tools as strings, milk containers, and garbage can lids.

·  Read aloud The Paper Crane by Molly Bang. Then introduce the art of paper folding by printing and following the instructions for How to Make an Origami Crane. Younger children: Try making a fish.

·  Go on a Light Walk, an outing designed to teach kids the properties of light and facts about the sun. Bob Miller of the Exploratorium explains it all. Can't take an online tour? Do your own image walk by printing the directions and template found at the site.

·  Create musical instruments from materials found around the house. Need help? Enchanted Learning provides instructions for such Musical Instruments as a rattle, box guitar, maraca, and rain stick.

·  Cool down by making Ice Cream in a Bag. The simple technique produces delicious ice cream in about 5 minutes. What ice cream varieties will you and your child concoct?

·  Read aloud a selection from Candlelight Storybooks or your own favorite myths or fairy tales. Discuss the stories with your child. Then invite your child to choose a favorite story, and together make a diorama depicting a pivotal moment in the tale.

·  Catch a firefly and then go online to learn more about fireflies or read a book, such as Fireflies by Sally M. Walker, to help your child learn more about them. Then invite your child to complete the Education World Firefly Facts work sheet. Firefly Facts Answers:

  • Fireflies are really beetles because they have four wings; true flies only have two wings.
  • Most fireflies like warm, humid areas.
  • In the United States, glowing fireflies are found east of the middle of Kansas.
  • Firefly larvae feed mostly on earthworms, snails, and slugs.
  • Scientists believe fireflies use their ability to flash as a warning signal to predators and to attract mates.

·  Print a grid of dots from Connect the Dots by Math Cats and invite your child to make an original tessellation.

·  Staple together pieces of plain paper or use a notebook to help your child make a cartoon flip book. Kids draw a sequence of cartoons and simulate motion as they "flip" through the pages. (Note that the first image in the series should be at the bottom of the stack of pages, and the illustrations should progress from bottom to top.) How to Draw Cartoons or The Complete Cartooning Course by Steve Edgell, Brad Brooks, and Tim Pilcher, offer simple instructions for drawing cartoon figures.

·  Learn about national parks from the comfort of your own home, and encourage your child to complete online activities and become a Web Ranger. Materials are grouped by age and include cool awards and a membership card.

·  Start a rock collection. Collecting Rocks, a Web site by the U. S. Geological Survey, offers advice to help the novice collector gather, identify, and store neat rock specimens. The Audubon Society Pocket Guide Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America will help children identify and label the rocks and minerals they find.

·  ·  Plan with your child a family activity day. Decide how much money to spend, and help your child research events and activities in your area and choose an affordable activity the whole family can enjoy. Remind your child to be sure to allow enough tiKids Party Checklistme for the activity, and to remember to include food in the day's plan. (This online Kids Party Checklist will help.) Don't forget to bring a camera and take lots of pictures. Your child can mount and label each photo and create a family scrapbook of your special day. You might provide the questions below to help guide your child's thoughts as they plan this special day.

  • Describe the event or activity your family will attend.
  • Will everyone in the family enjoy this activity? Why do you think so?
  • What do you need to arrange ahead of time? Will you need to purchase tickets? Pack a lunch? Make reservations?
  • What supplies or materials will you need?
  • What costs will be involved?

·  Take a virtual CampusTour of colleges and universities your high school student might be considering. Tour the schools' grounds, look at maps, view videos and photos, and request information about those institutions of higher learning. If you don't have Internet access at home, take your tour at the local library.

·  Have your child follow instructions to Build the Best Paper Airplane in the World. Then ask your child to design an original paper airplane and diagram the steps for constructing it, so another family member can recreate it!

·  Start a family or neighborhood book club. Even a parent and child can form a book club, by reading the same book and chatting about it. For larger groups, check out some online hints for starting a book club.

·  Hang a white sheet outside at night and shine a light on it. Observe the variety of insects it draws. To identify some of those nighttime visitors, explore links such as this one or read the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders.

·  Kids rarely have the opportunity to design their own rooms to best suit their individual needs. Invite your child to devote some thought to ways to improve his or her living space. Explore with your child Kids' Room Decorating Ideas to find ways your child might individualize his or her room. Then have the child draw the layout of their "new" room. The following questions might guide kids as they consider the possibilities:

  • Other than sleeping, what do you do most often in your room? Play games? Work on a computer? Listen to music? Do homework? Entertain guests?
  • What furniture or other items do you use most often? What do you use least often?
  • What kind of storage do you need? A dresser? A bookcase? A clothes hamper? A desk?
  • What do you like best about your room? What do you like least?
  • How do you want to change your room?

·  Help your child make a set of tangrams with instructions found at the Math Forum's Constructing Your Own Set of Tangrams. Trace the designs on a piece of paper, mix up the tangram pieces, and use them to create jigsaw puzzles.

·  Create a thing of beauty from a lump of coal! With a few common ingredients, you and your child can grow a "Magic Crystal Garden" with pieces of coal. Instructions for the crystal garden can be found at Joey Green's Mad Scientist Experiments.

·  Soar into space (the space in your bedroom, kitchen, or dining room) by constructing Science Bob's Balloon Rocket. This simple science experiment using a balloon, string, straw, and tape, illustrates the use of air pressure to produce movement.

·  Turn plain white carnations or fresh-picked Queen Anne's Lace into dramatic colored creations by Coloring Flowers. Using just food coloring and water, flowers can be changed from white to any tint, usually in just one day. Colors deepen over time, and kids will enjoy modifying the experiment to see what unique combinations they can make.

·  Invite your child to play a Math game and record his or her scores on a sheet set up like the illustration below. Choose a probability game, a timed flashcard activity, an online game from a site such as FunBrain, or another favorite math activity. Then have your child graph the results of the Game Challenge chart. Celebrate your child's effort with a special treat.

Game Title: _________________________________


Kind of Game

Level of Difficulty























·  Put old wallpaper and magazine scraps to good use by using them to create Recycled Paper Beads. This easy activity requires very few common materials and keeps kids very busy on rainy days. When they're finished, children can string their beads and give them as gifts or wear them for fun.



Safety is priority.  For more information regarding Code of Conduct with Students (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/3649), contact the Educational Equity Compliance Office at (213) 241-7682 or your Local District Administrator of Operations.


Principal's Message


     As the year culminates, I would like to thank parents, students, staff, and community for a successful school year.  I look forward to continuing to create memorable experiences with our culminating activities.  I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer break.  School resumes on August 20, 2019.





 School begins at 8:05

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All students have access to Freckle.  Students should log on daily to support success.



All students have access to this phonics based program.  To support literacy progress, please ensure your child is logging on to: https://play.smartyants.com/login


Parental Involvement





                                                                                                                                          Parent Center

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Contact: Ms.Mora

Community Rep


We welcome all families as volunteers at Vernon City Elementary. 
If you would like to volunteer, please begin by visiting: https://volunteerapp.lausd.net/

For more information, please contact: Mrs. Mora (323) 582-3727

Beyond the Bell



Ready, Set, Go…

6:20 a.m.-8:05 a.m.

Contact:  Julia Ochoa


Woodcraft Rangers

2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Contact: Jerry Garcia


Youth Services

2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Visit the Los Angeles Public Library to find out what’s happening at your local branch. All branches offer homework help.  Allow your children to select books that are of interest to them to support daily reading of at least 20 minutes. 

Emergency practice drills

Fire drill:  August 23, 2019




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School Office hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

July 25, 2019-August 19, 2019