Spring Picture day on March 14th
Friday, March 17th, wear green to school.
6th grade Panoramic pictures on March 22nd @ 8:30 a.m. students will wear "dressy dress" for the picture. Boys: pants, shirt, tie Girls: dress, skirt, pants, blouse-NO spaghetti strap blouses or dresses
Cesar Chavez' Birthday observed on March 31st, No school
Student of the month
March 24, 2017 at 8:05
Student of the month recipients will receive parent notification on Friday, March 24, 2017. On Friday, March 24, 2017, Student of the month recipients are allowed "Free Dress"
March pillar: Trustworthiness
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Early dismissal @ 1:28 pm
Vernon City is a uniform implementation school
Students will wear uniforms everyday
Khaki or navy blue bottom
White, navy blue, or light blue top
February 15, 2017
Attendance is very important. School is a safe place for students. We encourage you to send your children to school daily and on time. We ask that your child only misses school when absolutely necessary. It is essential that students attend school everyday to engage in all learning opportunities. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office. Collaboration is key to success.
We continue to support and achieve academic success for all! Our Transitional Kindergarten-2nd grade students are implementing Literacy Academies. Students move to different classes to target literacy for 45 minutes daily. Our 3rd-6th grade classes continue small group instruction in their classes to target literacy as well. It is essential that students read at home daily. This is a great time to build the love of reading as a family. We have several books on campus that can be checked out. If you have any questions, please communicate with your child’s teacher, Ms. Carranza, or myself. We're here to support you.
I would like to encourage all families to become active volunteers at our school site. Collaboration is key to success. Stop by to pick up an application with our parent representative, Mrs. Mora.
News & Announcements
L.A.U.S.D.'s annual Consolidated Charitable Campaign Drive has been sent home to all families. We will be collecting money until April 7th. Our goal is for each family to donate any amount possible to help those less fortunate than us. This is a good time to teach our students empathy for others. Any type of monetary donation is appreciated and will be sent to the charity of your choice.
Students expectations include being safe, respectful, and responsible. Students who are "Caught" following the school rules are awarded a blue ticket, which is entered into our monthly prize drawing during the student of the month assembly.
Please be on the look out for the District Parent and Family Engagement Policy (BUL-6336.0), it will be distributed on November 28, 2016. Be sure to check your mailbox for the Vernon City ES Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact. It will be mailed out on the 12th of December 2016. It has information on how our school is committed to being partners with you in supporting your child’s education.If you have any questions please call (323) 582-3727.
Monday, 10/24-Shade out drugs, Wear sunglasses
Vernon City Students support Red Ribbon Week!
Wednesday, 10/26- Team up against drugs, Wear your favorite jersey
Safe Parking for Drop Off and Pick Up
Please walk your children onto campus daily for their safety and well-being. Also, please pick up your children on campus after dismissal. Do not have your child/ren run to the parking lot without supervision. Vernon and Santa Fe are busy streets and we would like to ensure safety for all students. Parents are NOT allowed to drop off children in front of school entrance, which is in the middle of a busy street. Cars and trucks drive very fast this is very dangerous and can result in injury. Please take the time to walk students safely to campus. We again ask you to please not use our personnel parking lot to park or drop off your child at school. The parking lot entrance is only for cars and not for pedestrians. Please use the main gate to enter the school. Please help us avoid any accidents by following our recommendations and requests.
The gate on Santa Fe for vehicles will open daily at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:50 a.m.
Attendance is vital in the academic success of our students. It is very important that your student arrive to school on time every day, unless they are sick. Please send a note stating the reason for the absence the following day. The bell rings at 8:05 a.m. and the students must be in line and ready at that time. If a student is tardy or picked up early it counts against perfect attendance.
Congratulations to Mr. Rodriguez' class for having the best attendance percentage of 98.7% for the month of September and October!
Congratulations to our students in the Woodcraft Rangers program for winning 3rd place in the Kickball tournament!
School Uniform Policy
We are a uniform school. Students are to wear navy blue or khaki bottoms with a white, navy blue, or baby blue top Monday through Thursday. Friday is college t-shirt day! Students are allowed to wear appropriate clothing paired with college attire, If students are NOT participating in "College t-shirt day" they must wear their school uniform. Friday is NOT free dress. Let’s remind our students that the purpose of school is to learn not to be concerned with their physical appearance. Let’s also remember that our students are still very young and Mohawks, dyed hair, short shorts, and piercings on boys are a distraction.
Los Angeles Public Libraries
Morning Drop Off All students that are dropped off in the playground in the morning must follow the drop-off rules. Vehicles must drive onto campus in an orderly manner and in a single file. DO NOT go around cars that are still pulled over dropping off students.
Staff Parking Lot is for staff only. DO NOT use it to drop students off. If you are dropping off the students through the front, you must use the parking lot on Vernon Ave a couple of houses down the street from the school. Cars are not to stop on Vernon Ave or Santa Fe to drop off.
Healthy Snacks Students may bring healthy snacks to school; no fast food, sugary drinks or junk food. With the excessive heat, water is best.
If your child has any medical conditions, you must notify the school immediately. If your child needs medication we need to have a district form filled out by their doctor. Your child may not carry any medication on their person. All medications must be housed in the nurse’s office. Our school nurse is here every Tuesday to consult on any type of medication your child may require during the school day.
It is often difficult for parents to know whether their children are too sick to attend school. Please keep your child at home if he/she has any of these symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees F or above, constant cough, sneezing, or the flu. Students can return to school after being free of their symptoms for 24 hours. Rashes of an unknown origin require a doctor's note indicating the diagnosis and releasing your child to return to school. Students who have contracted conjunctivitis (pink eye) and strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of doctor-prescribed medications. Please call the office at (323) 582-3727 whenever your child is out ill. Also, please send a written note with your child's name, teacher, date of absence and why the student was out upon your child's return. Thank you for following these guidelines.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment
Enrollment packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are ready and can be picked up. To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, your child must turn 5 on or before September 2nd. For Transitional Kindergarten the child must turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd. Transitional kindergarten is a program where students complete one year of transitional kindergarten and the next year go into a regular. It is designed for students who are almost kindergarten age to have an opportunity to better prepare for kindergarten. If you know of anyone who works in the area with kindergarten age students please let them know.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Beyond the Bell Programs:
Ready, Set, Go…
6:30 a.m.-8:05 a.m.
2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Contact: Jerry Garcia
2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Contact: Ana Toscano
Diana Espino (323)582-3727
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Our Parent Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our community representative, Mrs. A. Mora is available to assist or answer any questions you may have. We have many opportunities for parent involvement throughout the school year.
We are in need of volunteers to help with supervision in the morning and throughout the day. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Mora, our Community Representative at (323) 582-3727.
We need help during the drop off time out on the yard and at the front door. If you are available and interested please see our parent representative Mrs. Mora.
Vernon City Elementary Master Calendar