The Weekly Roar

November 7, 2020

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Congratulations Arely: American Citizenship Award

Arely is a first grader in Senora Arzate's Dual Immersion Class. Arely demonstrates an outstanding ability to work collaboratively in class. She consistently participates and demonstrates her love of learning by encouraging others to do the same. Arely is very responsible and hard working. She always completes all assigned tasks to the best of her ability. Her positive attitude and great ideas help create a wonderful learning environment.

Congratulations Ellie: American Citizenship Award

Ellie is a second grader in Senora Maria Carrillo's Dual Immersion Class. Ellie is a wonderful 2nd grade student that exudes leadership qualities, is always prepared to learn, and goes above and beyond.. Her positive energy is felt by the students and teacher, as she eagerly

participates and helps others. Ellie truly loves learning Spanish and being bilingual. Her enthusiasm is infectious. One of the things Senora Carrillo loves about Ellie, is that she likes to make others smile. She wears special tiaras or headbands that bring a smile to everyone. She is very deserving of recognition for possessing leadership qualities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Specials

Many parents have reached out with questions about the Specials. Our wonderful coordinator, Heather Moses, put together this FAQ document. We are hoping it answers any questions you still have.
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Caught Being Good 2.0- Ella and Will sharing!

In the past, teachers would reward students when they caught a student doing the right thing. Now it's the parents turn. Send your pictures of your students "Caught Being Good". Don't forget to include their name, grade, and teacher.

This is Ella and Wll, treating their friends for Halloween. Pictured here is Nola.

Take the Heart Challenge

Each year, La Ballona partners with the American Heart Association to promote healthiness and happiness. This year, in lieu of the jump-roping fundraiser, the AHA will provide La Ballona with a school-wide assembly on December 2 and then again on December 16. At these assemblies we will all be challenged to develop happy and healthy habits so that we can be prepared to physically and emotionally conquer the world. This website shares more information: In the meantime, encourage your child discover 15 ways to be me (below)

Outdoor Library

The La Ballona Outdoor Library will now be open every Wednesday and Thursday during the lunch hour, from 11:45-1:15. Books will be displayed on shelves on the Principal's Patio near the parking lot. Families must use street parking only. Students may check out up to 4 books and keep them for two weeks. If you have a book title, series, topic or author that you are looking for, please e-mail Mrs. Mehl, the librarian, at

Please wear your mask (with nose and mouth covered) and maintain social distancing, especially if someone else is visiting the library when you arrive. Please do not come if you or anyone with you has a fever or any other symptoms. Once books are returned, they will sit isolated for one week before returning to the shelf for circulation. Student does not need to be present. Parents may check out books for their child

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Everyone Belongs in our PTA!

We want all families to know that they are welcome to attend our PTA meetings! You do not have to be a member. The PTA is vital to our school. They provide field trips, school supplies, teacher grants, volunteer support, the garden, assemblies, family nights, and much much more. We appreciate everything our parents to to help La Ballona. We hope you participate in the following PTA/school community events:

Now- The La Ballona Auction is LIVE. See the flyer below!

Thursday, November 19th- Music Technology Family Night Assembly (Also in Spanish!), 7pm

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La Ballona Book Fair! Nov. 9th - Nov. 16th

This year, La Ballona is participating in the Barnes & Noble Book Fair. Purchase books at any Barnes and Noble store, give code # 12600441 at check out and your purchase gets credited back to La Ballona!

Click here for BN Book Fair

Enter code 12600441

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