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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyson Camell in the Main Office - email@example.com
Both Miss Garrison and Ms. Camell can be reached at 323-223-4291. For additional information go to http://bit.ly/TitleIXRequiredNotices
Solano Avenue Elementary School
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.
SBAC SCORES RISE, MR.B GETS HALF HANDLEBAR AND HALF THIN STASH!
Thank you for attending Back-to-School Night
Fall College Awareness Day
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!
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
Come make a difference in the governance of our school by participating in this year’s School Site Council (SSC). This group is required by the California Education Code and directed by LAUSD policy. The SSC is mandated under California Education Code 52852 and makes decisions regarding the Single Plan for Student Achievement, the Comprehensive School Safety Plan, categorical funding and other related matters. The SSC represents all our stakeholders and is comprised of teachers, parents/community, other school staff, and the principal. We will hold an orientation and election meeting next week for all who are interested in participating in SSC. Please join us for the 2016-2017 orientations and elections.
Orientation Meeting to learn more about the purpose and the responsibilities of members.
Date: Tuesday, August 30th
Location: Room 202
Election of Members/Officers to vote for the persons you wish to elect to represent you on the SSC.
Date: Tuesday, August 30th
Location: Room 202
It is time for the initial and annual California English Language Development Test (CELDT). All incoming students whose primary language is a language other than English will be taking the initial CELDT to determine language fluency. Students who have previously taken the CEDLT and were identified as English Learners will be taking the annual CELDT to determine student progress. We know are students are working hard every day and we look forward to seeing their growth and progress. Please see Ms. Camell if you have any questions.
Solano Students Participate in LA Dodgers' Jr. Broadcasting Program
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!
BIG Sunday School Beautification Day
May 15th will be the first Big Sunday event at Solano. Big Sunday is nonprofit organization committed to bringing people together and engaging them in a wide array of activities to help each other. This year Solano will be hosting a school beautification day. Activities will include mural painting; organization of the school’s emergency supplies; classroom, planter and playground cleaning and an inventory of the school’s literature books. Volunteers of all ages can pitch in shoulder to shoulder with the Solano community to help create a more beautiful learning environment students can celebrate. Mark your calendars! You may sign-up in the office or online at http://mobs.bigsunday.org/project/30/.
Date: May 15, 2016
Solano Students Plant Fruit Trees
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!
2015-2016 Parental Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact
Please be on the look out for the 2015-2016 Parental Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact, which will be mailed home December 15, 2015.
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.
"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 solanopta.org 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
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.