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Title IX Complaint Managers

Report discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying to either of our Complaint Managers:

Shannon Garrison in room 11 -


Alyson Camell in the Main Office -

Both Miss Garrison and Ms. Camell can be reached at 323-223-4291. For additional information go to

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Picture Day is on Thursday, September 8th

Pre-order online at or stop by the office for an order form. 


Unassigned Day - No School

September 21st, 2017 is an unassigned day. School will be closed.

We will resume on Friday, September 22nd. 


Back-to-School Night and PTA Meeting

Back-to-School Night 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Come and learn about our school curriculum and expectations for success. You will also have a chance to meet and talk to your child's teacher. 


PTA Meeting and Dinner Fundraiser 

Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser 4:30-6:00 p.m.

PTA Meeting 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium  

WE Club - Hurricane Harvey School Supplies Drive

Let's help pack Gulf Coast Schools with new supplies for when students return! Drop off your donations in the office or with your teacher. All supply donations are due Tuesday, September 13th. 


2017-2018 Back to School

We are busy getting ready to welcome all returning and new Solano scholars back to school.  The first day of school is Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  School begins at 8:00 a.m.  Classes line up on the kindergarten yard.  There will be signs with teachers' names on the yard that morning.  Class lists will be posted along the fence near the entryway to school Tuesday morning.  Every Tuesday is an early release day so the first day of school will conclude at 1:23 p.m.  Dismissal time for the rest of the week will be 2:23 p.m.  We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Solano is Named a Lighthouse School

On May 30th representatives from The Leader in Me telephoned to congratulate Solano Avenue Elementary School on being named a Leader in Me Lighthouse school.  Solano is the first school in Los Angeles Unified School District to earn this distinction and one of only 325 schools worldwide to reach this milestone.   There are 3,362 schools across the globe implementing The Leader in Me.  Congratulations to all students, staff, and parents for a job well done!

2016-2017 School Experience Survey

Please be on the lookout for the 2016-2017 School Experience Survey. This is a great opportunity for parents to let us know how we are doing. We will be offering two parent workshops designed to answer questions and offer translation for completing the survey. Workshops are scheduled for Friday, January 20th at 8:30am and 2:30pm in room 6. The survey can also be completed online. Please complete your survey by Tuesday, February 7th. If you need assistance or have any questions please stop by the front office or give us a call.




Thank you for attending Back-to-School Night

Fall College Awareness Day

Back-to-School Night

Please join us on Thursday, September 1, 2016 for our annual Back-to-School night.  This is an opportunity for parents to meet their children teachers, learn about classroom expectations and curriculum, and discover what to expect in the new grade level.  Domino's Pizza will be on hand to sell slices of pizza and drinks so families can grab a bite to eat before visiting the classrooms.  Back-to-School Night will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with pizza sales begging at 4:30 p.m.  We hope to see you there!

Solano Students Participate in LA Dodgers' Jr. Broadcasting Program

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Welcome Back!


We hope you are enjoying your summer break.  The office is open.  Mindy Garcia, the School Administrative Assistant and William Bertrand, the principal, are back at work and will be happy to help you with enrollment issues.


School begins August 16th at 8:00 a.m.  Every Tuesday will be an early dismissal day, meaning that students will be dismissed at 1:23 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Every other day of the week students are dismissed at 2:23 p.m.


We will be having a kindergarten orientation for our TK and kindergarten students on August 10th at 9:00 a.m.  Parents and TK/kindergarten students are invited to attend to meet teachers, tour the classroom, and learn about English Learner program options.  Additionally, the incoming students will be given a short assessment to help give teachers a better understanding of what skills they need to work on.  


See you soon!

Thank you to all of our wonderful BIG Sunday volunteers!

Solano Students Plant Fruit Trees

Students in Miss Bou's third grade class worked with Fallen Fruit to plant fruit trees in areas the public can access.  They planted a pomegranate, two apple, and one fig tree along the public pathway that runs behind the playground.  They also planted a grapevine inside the playground that will grow up the fence.  Fallen Fruit seeks to provide the public with free fruit.  Students will water and care for the plants and soon our neighbors will have fresh fruit to enjoy.

Solano is Recognized as one of ten schools closing the achievement gap!

Education Cities created the Education Equality Index which studied data from schools in the 100 largest U. S. cities.  In each city they identified up to 10 schools with small or nonexistent achievement gaps that serve a student population where the majority are from low-income families.  Nine of the 10 schools in Los Angeles were charter schools, with the lone traditional public school being Solano Avenue Elementary School!  Overall, California ranked number ten on the list of 34 states that qualified for the report.  Way to go Solano!

Planting Day

Students, parent volunteers, and community volunteers participated in a planting day at Solano Avenue Elementary School.  California native plants were provided, through a generous grant, by the Theodore Payne Foundation.  Lisa Novick of Theodore Payne explained the importance native plants play in human life as well as in bird, insect, and animal life.  By planting a native garden at Solano, we are helping our entire community.  Way to go Scholars!  To learn more about native plants and gardens, visit the Theodore Payne Foundation website at and to see examples of native plant gardens, visit  

District Title I Parent Involvement Policy

Greeting Solano Parents - Please be on the look out for the District Title I Parent Involvement Policy, which was mailed out Monday, November 2nd. 

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"THANK YOU!" to Solano PTA for always making our teachers feel appreciated!


We're gearing up for the PTA membership drive.  Being a member of PTA is an easy way to get involved in your child's education.  Our PTA works hard to ensure that all classes have a bus for a field trip, that we have enrichment programs for our students like Dancing Classrooms LA, and they sponsor the annual Reflections arts contest.  In addition, PTA members help out with the various fun activities we schedule throughout the year such as the Halloween Parade, Spring Dance Festival, and Family Nights.


For more information check out the PTA website which can be accessed by selecting the PTA link on our home page and then selecting the link.  Thanks PTA for all you do!


100 Mile Club®

Have you noticed students, teachers, and even Mr. B. running and/or walking around the playground whenever they have a few extra minutes like during recess and lunch? Have you been wondering what ...more

API Score

It's official, Solano's API (Academic Performance Index) score for 2012 remained at 922.  I am very pleased and proud of our students' and teachers' efforts.  While we continue to maintain a very high API, we did not meet all of the targets for our AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) and therefore will be placed on a Program Improvement watch list.  Specifically, our Hispanic or Latino subgroup was not able to reach the English Language Arts target, set by the state, of 78.4% of subgroup students scoring proficient or advanced on the CST.  My staff and I are reviewing data, discussing the implications, and strategizing ways in which we can address the issues we feel may have contributed to missing the goal.  I am happy to meet with anyone having questions about our score or our plan for improvement. Please feel free to contact me or schedule an appointment with the school secretary.

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