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LFCSA's Monthly Summer E-News - June

Information: Summer Office Hours - July
Information: Welcome our New Co-Principal
Information: 2018-19 School Year Calendar
Information: School Supply List
Information: Middle School Open Enrollment
Information: Summer Orientation and Co-location tour for New Students
Information: Co-location Update


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LFCSA Summer Office Hours
      
The front office will be closed:
July 2, 2018 - July 6, 2018 

Summer Hours
July 9, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Mondays: closed 
Tuesdays - Thursdays:  8:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. 
Fridays: by appointments only. Please contact  sabra@losfelizarts.org


Welcome our New Co-Principal 

We are excited to welcome our new co-principal Kevin Kassebaum. Mr. Kassebaum will be working closely with Dr. Lee at both locations. We look forward to having him as part of the LFCSA Administrative team.

Kevin Kassebaum  is interested in ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education regardless of their background.  Kevin's experience is in both urban, rural and suburban school systems.  He has worked in four states and served as a middle school teacher, a middle school
assistant principal as well as a K-8 assistant principal and K-8 Charter School Director. Raised in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, Kevin holds a B.A. in History from Sonoma State University and an M.S. in School Administration from Pepperdine University.  Kevin has also worked for the State of Rhode Island Department of Education as an Educator Specialist in the Office of Educator Quality and Certification.   Upon walking into the main building at LFCSA, Kevin was immediately inspired and is looking forward to being a contributing member of the school community.  


2018-19 School Calendar

We will stay connected with our community through monthly summer e-newsletters, our website "Families Tab" and our Official Facebook Page

Click here to access our 2018-19 school calendar.
Click here to access our Holiday and Pupil Free Day List. 


School Wide Supply  List

School-Wide Supply List:
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts is a charter public school that is tuition-free.
Here at  LFCSA our teachers and specialists work together as a community to imagine our unique project based curriculum. For this reason our school has a supply room that needs to be stocked with essential supplies for all our classrooms. We would appreciate your help gathering these much needed school-wide supplies.

Click here to see our Amazon Wish List. You can send items directly to the school's address: 2709 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles CA 90065
or bring them to the Ice Cream Social (date TBD).
*Sign up for AmazonSmile and chose Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts as your organization, the school will receive a percentage of your purchase. 

Note: You do not need to purchase all items on this list. Just purchase what you can. We thank you in advance for your donation!

Classroom Donations:
Your teacher may also send home a short list of personal classroom needs during the first week of school. 

Snack supplies:
We suggest all students have a lunch/snack sack and water bottle. Please make sure all items sent to school include a label with your child's name, teacher's name and grade.

Even if you plan on purchasing school lunch for your child, we suggest families send a healthy snack and water bottle to school every day.

If you have difficulty purchasing these items please contact johanna@losfelizarts.org.


Spread the Word about LFCSA Middle School!

Open enrollment for Los Feliz Charter Middle School is happening now! Enrollment information available on our website

Help us spread the word to the community about our unique style of learning. What to join our outreach committee? Please email kevin@losfelizarts.org
 

Know someone who is interested in the joining LFCSA. 
Direct them to our website to find out more about our 
 Summer Outreach Event on July 27th.  


Orientation (All grades) and Co-Location Tour (TK/K)
for Incoming Families


Orientation for New Families

If you did not make it to our Spring Orientation, please join us for a very important  orientation meeting on: 

August 2nd  from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
at our Media Center Drive location
 
This parent/guardian only event will give families information about our program, policies, and community building, so that there can be a smooth and informed transition to our school.

Co-Location School Tour

Come tour our new co-location.
School Tour will be held on:

August 2nd at  Albion Elementary 
322 S Ave 18, Los Angeles, CA 90031
2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

RSVP for these events with sabra@losfelizarts.org by July 27th




Co-location Update

Last week we we had a good planning meeting between our staff and the staff of Albion Elementary. We were able to flesh out some important details about our classroom spaces, school yard, and bathroom access.

During this meeting we discussed both the challenges and opportunities that come with co-locating. Their staff shared with us that due to our school being placed by the District at their location, their community had lost the opportunity to have a parent center and to expand to middle grades. They recognized that this was not our doing, and we expressed our intention to create a collaborative partnership with them to share resources with each other to benefit all the children.  We hope to collaborate on resources, like building a garden, adding activities to the playground, and holding assemblies all students can attend.

During our visit we were able to confirm that all our classrooms will be located together in the same building. Our art studios will also be housed together in a separate building. We have an extra space that we will turn into a Parent Center to share with the Albion Elementary community!!! 

Finally we were able to negotiate separate playtimes and use of the yard. There will be a separate entrance to be used by our families.   The two schools will use a shared calendar to schedule the use of shared spaces, like the auditorium and library. Please look out for more information about pick up and drop off times in out next monthly summer newsletter coming out in mid-July.

We are excited to have our incoming LFCSA families visit our new co-location and help us build a strong, collaborative connection with the Albion Elementary families. All public schools rely on enrollment numbers, as a courtesy to this school we have made an agreement to avoid doing outreach in their enrollment boundaries. Please be aware of this agreement when you are spreading the word about LFCSA.

Thank you for your partnership in this next phase for the expansion of the organization.

Upcoming Events
Please refer to our  school calendar   for updates to upcoming events

In our next E-Newsleter - July

- School Lunch Information
- Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- Ice Cream Social Information
- Bell Schedule
- Pick up and Drop Off Information
- Parent Square - our new communication system
- Back to School Countdown

August 2nd
Co-location Tours - 2:00p.m.
New Family Orientation - 3:30pm

August 27th
First Day of School