This year's Literacy Parade and Carnival were a big hit. The children got a big kick out of seeing the administrative staff dressed as Star Wars characters and the support staff's excellent Space Shuttle costume. Congratulations to all of the students who, once again, showed off their favorite characters and amazing imagination. Thank you to the PTA and parent volunteers for making the Carnival run smoothly.
You can view more photos from the Literacy Parade in the gallery. If you have pictures you'd like to submit you can email them to us.
Today, the Los Angeles Public Library has announced extended hours for all 73 libraries. Starting today, October 15th, libraries within the LAPL system will be opened until 8pm Monday through Thursday until 8pm. This helps Farmdale Elementary students as, due to budget cuts, our school library has been operating under limited hours.
The new Los Angeles Public Library Hours are as follows:
To read more the operating hours of Los Angeles Public Library, click here. (PDF)
Daily attendance in school is one of the most important aspects of your student's education. Students who go to school everyday are often no left behind in studies, learn better social interactions and are less apt to be involved in unsafe of illegal activities after school.
LAUSD Public Services has teamed up with many corporations to bring us the 2012 - 2013 LAUSD School Attendance Challenge. From October 2012 - May 2013, students who attend school everyday with no tardies are qualified for a drawing of many kinds of prizes from movie tickets to iPads. These prizes will be awarded every month with a grand prize drawing at the end of the school year for those students who had perfect attendance throughout the challenge period.
Parental involvement in most important in getting your student to school everyday and on time. Establishing daily routines is a sure way to make this happen. Just getting clothes and school items together the night before, saves a lot of time in the mornings. Make sure you schedule doctors appointments or trips after school hours. Remember, taking your child from school during education hours marks does not count toward perfect attendance.
For more information on creating Routines, the Parent Center will have a workshop on Thursday, October 18th at 8:15am.
LAUSD has a document of a list of excused and unexcused absences.
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