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Harding Street Elementary School

Vision

Harding Street School, a community of students, parents and staff, will work collaboratively to develop the academic, social, moral, ethical, and leadership values which students will need to become successful contributing members of society in an ever-changing and technological world.

Mission

Harding Street School, a community of students, parents and staff, provides a strong educational foundation, and is a safe environment that engages all students intellectually and socially in becoming responsible, contributing citizens in a diverse society who are college and career ready.

 

"Where all children learn to be College Prepared and Career Ready!"

Remember our 3 B's: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible

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Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Bulletin

December 11--December 15, 2017 

 

Monday, Dec. 11 

College Monday” – Wear a college shirt! 

Psychomotor Grades ETK, TK, K, 2 and 5 – Please remember to wear tennis shoes! 

5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest- Due in the office 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 12 

Early Tuesday Dismissal: 1:19 p.m. 

8:30 a.m. – Parent Workshop “Dashboard” – Parent Center Room 24 

 

Thursday, Dec. 14 

8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Winter Program for Parents (Please see announcement below) 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Parent Workshop “The Dance of Communication Non-Verbal”-Parent Center Rm 24 

2:25 – 4:00 p.m. – Good News Club – Room 8 

 

Friday, Dec. 15 

Spirit Day- Disney Day! Show your Harding spirit and wear something Disney 

Recyclables Due 

NO Drama Club 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Native American Club – Room 12 

 

Harding’s Winter Program!! 

We invite all our Harding Families to our Winter Program. 

The program will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 

First Program at 8:30 a.m. 

Second Program at 10:30 a.m. 

 

*Strollers are not allowed in the auditorium, small children must sit on a parent’s lap

and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

We look forward to seeing you! 

 

 

Winter Break: December 18 – January 7, 2018 

Wishing all our Harding Families a wonderful Holiday season and the best for 2018! 

Second Semester begins Monday, January 8, 2018 

 

 

Safety Tips 

Please DO NOT use the staff parking lot to drop off or pick up students. The staff parking lot is for staff use ONLY. We appreciate your support!! 

 

Closed Campus Policy 

This is just a reminder about our closed campus policy. 

1. Parents/Guardians are not allowed on campus after school. 

2. ETK and Kinder Parents are allowed to come in to pick up their child from the classroom 

only. Parents are not allowed to go to other classrooms. 

3. If you are an ETK or Kinder parent and you have other children in other grades, you will 

need to wait outside the gate. Your other children should know to come to the gate to meet 

you. 

4. If you pick up your child at the main gate, the campus aide can call for your child if they are 

in YS or LA’s BEST. The campus aide is only at the gate until 2:30 p.m. 

5. Parents who need to pick up their child after 2:30 p.m. will need to go to the auditorium 

and ask an LA’s BEST staff member to call for your child. 

6. Parents should not come to the office to pick up their child after school. Parents will be 

directed to the auditorium. 

 

We appreciate your cooperation! If you have any questions, please call the office.

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Above, students at El Sereno Middle School show off their love of reading and learning. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages all students to read at least 100 minutes a week during summer break.

 

“What are you doing over summer vacation?”

 

If that question is posed to an L.A. Unified student, Superintendent Michelle King hopes the answer will be, “I’m going to read!”

King is spearheading the district’s Summer Reading Challenge, encouraging students to read at least 100 minutes a week over their summer break. The challenge includes a special log for students to record the books they read and the school they attend. By submitting their completed logs – each page has room for 20 books – students nominate their school for the chance to receive a $10,000 campus library makeover and a visit from a published author.

 

“I remember reading the ‘Madeline’ books as a girl, and how I was enthralled by her adventures and her bravery,” King said. “I want our students to have the same experience of learning about other people and other worlds and the opportunities that await them.”

 

The District is partnering with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), which has compiled a list of dozens of books recommended for readers at all skill levels – from preschool to high school. By using their Student Success Library Card, kids can check out as many as three books at a time, and they will not be charged late fees if the books are overdue.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to prevent the “brain drain” that can take place without the learning opportunities that students get during the school year. Reading about other people, different cultures and new ideas can spark their imagination while helping to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

 

“The library is a great place for the whole family, with resources that everyone can enjoy,” King said. “And we know that summer reading helps students maintain and even improve their reading skills so they can hit the ground running when school resumes in the fall.”

 

Students don’t have to select books from the LAPL list in order to participate in the L.A. Unified Challenge. In fact, the District has compiled a host of resources for students and families looking for reading recommendations. What’s important, officials say, is to make reading fun.

 

Chief Academic Officer Frances Gipson recalled summer as the time when she could tackle books that were longer and more difficult than those she read during the school year.

 

“I would grab my green banana-seat bike and speed toward the library,” she said. “I came to learn that Ms. Boggess was right – that words are magical. I can still remember the summer I read my biggest book ever – 1,037 pages. And I thought to myself, ‘I did it!’”

 


The Summer Reading Challenge is open to students enrolled in L.A. Unified schools. Submit completed logs by Aug. 31, to sharon.riley@lausd.net, and be sure to include the name of the student and the school they attend.

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Reading Challenge sets 100 minutes-a-week goal over summer break

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