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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

Code of Conduct with Students

Access the LAUSD Code of Conduct with Students via the web address below.

Solano Avenue Elementary School

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leader of the year assembly

Wednesday, June 6th at 8:00 am on the lower playground. 


upcoming minimum days

Minimum day early dismissal at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 7th.




Solano PTA Fundraiser


Friday, June 1st at 2:30 pm on the lower playground


Congratulations May Leaders of the Month


Spring Break

Spring Break will be March 26th - April 2nd. We will resume Tuesday, April 3rd. Wishing everyone a wonderful week off! 


Congratulations to our March leaders of the month!


Congratulations to our February leaders of the month!


California Dashboard Parent Workshop

Join us in Room 5 for a parent workshop on the California Dashboard.

Friday, February 2nd at 8:30 am



Coffee with the Principal

Join us in Room 5 for Coffee with the Principal.

Friday, February 2nd  at 8:00 am




Congratulations to our January leaders of the month!


A-G Requirements Informational Meeting

This year we will be offering two informational parent meetings about the A-G Requirements. 


Friday, December 1st at 8:30 am in Room 5

Thursday, December 14th at 10:00 am in Room 5



Together we will: 

*Understand the graduation requirements for LAUSD students

*Increase your awareness of how students are programmed into high school classes

*Gain knowledge on how you can set high, but realistic, expectations to help your child achieve academic success leading to graduation

*Learn how you can partner with your child’s school to learn more about college- and career-readiness


Coffee with the Principal

Join us in Room 5 for coffee with the Principal.

Friday, December 1st  at 7:30 am. 

Thanksgiving Break

School will be closed November 20th - 24th. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, November 27th. 

No School 11/10

School will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.

School will resume on Monday, November 13th. 



Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences are coming up on 11/6, 11/8, 11/9, 11/13, and 11/15. Dismissal will be at 1:48 pm.


2017-2018 School Experience Survey

Thank you for taking the time to help Solano by completing the 2017-2018 School Experience Survey online. Please use the link below to access the survey. Your survey code will be (0000) followed by your child's 6-digit birth date with no dashes or slashes. For example, if your child was born October 11, 2007, enter 0000101107. The deadline to complete the survey is this Friday, November 17th. Please call the office if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Thank you again, 


English and Spanish surveys available at:

Congratulations to our October Leaders of the Month!


Halloween Parade

Join us for our annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 12:50 pm on the lower playground.


PTA Reflections Art Contest

PTA Reflections is a national program that sparks students’ imagination, curiosity and participation in the arts! Students can submit a piece in any of the following areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. All grades and abilities are welcome. Please stop by the office to pick up the official rules and entry form. 


Theme: Within Reach 

Deadline for entries: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

For more details contact: Barbara Lee 626-376-0198 or stop by the office



LAUSD Title I Policy

Please be on the look out for the District Title I Parent Involvement Policy, which was mailed out Monday, October 16th.



WE Club - WE Scare Hunger Canned Food Drive


Hunger + Food Drive = Impact

The Solano WE Club is coming together to collect canned food to help scare away hunger.

The collected items will support those in need in our local community.  

Donations will be collected in the classrooms every from October 16th - November 1st. 

Leader in Me Parent Workshop - October 26th

Join us to learn more about The Leader in Me on October 26th. This is an introduction and refresher workshop for parents to learn about the 7 Habits. Please stop by or call the office to sign up. Childcare will be available for children ages 5-12. 


Date: October 26, 2017

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm 

Location: Room 101

Annual Title I Meeting - October 26th

Please join us for our Annual Title I Meeting. This is an informational meeting for parents about the Title I Program and its requirements. 


Date: October 26, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Room 101

The Great California ShakeOut - October 19th

Solano will be participating in The Great California ShakeOut on the morning of October 19th. This exercise provides an opportunity to practice for a real earthquake. We encourage all parents to discuss specific family plans in order to prepare for emergencies.

Calling All Solano Parents - October 19th

We are excited to invite all parents to our first Parent Lighthouse Team meeting. Join us on October 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm in Room 101. 


As a member of the Parent Lighthouse Team, you will:

  • provide valuable input for Leadership events and service projects
  • connect and exchange ideas with other student and adult leaders
  • enhance and beautify out school culture 

Please RSVP by emailing the Solano Parent Lighthouse Team at or stop by the office. Looking forward to seeing you then. 


E-Choices and Magnet School Parent Meeting

Mr. Tada will be presenting his excellent workshop on the E-CHOICES application process and the magnet schools that are available in our area.  Workshops will be offered October 10th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and October 11th from 8:30 to 10:30.  If you have questions about the E-CHOICES program make sure to attend.

Solano Uniform Sale 10/10/17

Carrusel Uniforms will be here in the auditorium for a uniform sale on October 10th from 7:30 am-2:00 pm. Stop by to purchase your school uniforms. 


Congratulations to our September Leaders of the Month!


Integrated Safe School Plan Updated


We have recently updated our Safe School Plan. The Safe School Plan covers emergency preparedness and response as well as crisis intervention. If you would further information about our Safe School Plan please stop by the main office. 

Picture Day is on Thursday, September 28th

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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