Dear Inglewood Unified School District Community,
We are drawing closer to the final day of the school year when we will send our children off to the next phase of their bright futures. This has been a special year filled with new achievements, ongoing improvements and the promise of future success as we raise the standard of excellence in our schools. I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your collaborative efforts to inspire our children and our community.
In addition, Nurses Appreciation Week was this past month and I want to recognize and show my appreciation for our nurses who work to ensure the health and safety of our children. In these final weeks of testing and then commencement, let us celebrate the work that we have accomplished and each other.
As we continue to expand grade levels at some of our schools, I’m pleased to highlight Beulah Payne, which will
launch as a preschool through eighth-grade campus
in fall 2019. Payne will offer an exciting new STEAM program that features robotics, among other programs, to inspire future scholars. We are thrilled to offer this strong curriculum to a greater number of children.
Woodworth-Monroe TK-8 Academy students were recognized on May 15 for meeting health and wellness goals in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. In honor of achieving their goals, the school received a special visit from Los Angeles Chargers cheerleaders and mascot and received a check for $4,000 that will help the school improve physical education equipment. I’m proud of our students and staff for setting a strong example of healthy living for our entire District.
Inglewood Unified celebrated parents and guardians on May 14 for completing a FACTOR Parent Engagement Academy that will help them better assist their children with their academic careers. Parents are the first and most valuable educators of children, and I’m immensely gratified to know that the parents of our community are pursuing personal development that will help us better collaborate to benefit our students. Congratulations!
Let us finish off the year as strongly as we started, and build on the culture of achievement that is Inglewood Unified, a culture that daily transforms the lives of our students.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana