Arts Magnet News
For Families and Community
Week 5, Sept. 11-15, 2023
Dear Altadena Eliot Arts Families,
We enjoyed a great Back to School night at our middle school site on Thursday and hosted a tour at each campus this last week. Our arts classes have begun at our elementary site and our fall play rehearsals and prep for our fall festival have begun at middle school.
It's a great week to be a Cougar and a Husky!
Coming Up this Week!
- 9/11/23 - Elementary Grandparents/Grandfriends Day! 7:50 - 9:00 am
- 9/12/23 - Elementary School Site Council 3:00 pm virtually, joint ELAC meeting @ 5:00 pm in person in the Eliot Library and joint PTSA meeting @ 6:00 pm in person in the Eliot Library. Childcare, food and translation provided.
- 9/15/23 - Our first elementary Cougar Values Awards Assembly @ 7:50 am in the auditorium. You will receive notification from your child's teacher if they are getting an award.
Yours in Service,
Dr. Scheckel, Principal
Joint us for our PTSA Meeting on Tuesday!
Room 13 for Elementary Students
Raise Money for our Elementary Campus!
Raise Money for our Elementary Site!
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Please fill out the important survey linked below!
Please take a moment to complete this household income survey. This household income survey helps ensure that the District and your child's school receive all the funding for which they are eligible to serve all students equitably. All students in Pasadena Unified will continue to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Separate from the National School Lunch Program, this data may help students and schools qualify for additional state and federal funding to serve all students equitably and offer services such as free wireless hotspots, after-school programs, SAT/ACT fee waivers, lower rates for district's telecommunications, and grants.
Please visit https://www.pusd.us/incomeform to complete the survey. You will need to have your student’s ID number, which can be found in the Parent Portal. Only one form is required per family. We will accept surveys through October 31, 2023,.
If you require assistance, you may contact your school site’s Community Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Back to School Night!
Exciting news! PUSD is launching our new Attendance Awareness Campaign, "Showing Up Matters for R.E.A.L." This campaign focuses on "Build Relationships, Increasing Engagement, Access to Resources, and Support of Learning," reminding us of the impact attendance has on our students' success.
Starting this August and extending through September – National Attendance Awareness Month – let's work together to emphasize the importance of attendance.
Connect with other FDLIP Families at a casual non-school sponsored event!
Altadena Music Theatre Presents...
This September, Altadena Music Theatre invites audiences to a journey through time, bringing the vibrant essence of the '60s to the present. Witness the transformative power of the iconic rock musical, Hair, as it graces the stage of the Charles Farnsworth Amphitheater. This acclaimed 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company returns by popular demand, encapsulating the free-spirited ethos of the Age of Aquarius and the summer of love, set against the poignant background of a world yearning for peace. Performances are at 8pm Sept 14-24th. Tickets range from $20-45. Choosing to be a part of HAIR is an investment in the community's artistic aspirations. Reserve your ticket here: https://www.tixr.com/groups/altadenamusictheatre
Middle School Art Conservatory Updates!
Middle School Arts Conservatory!
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year and the launch of our first year of Eliot Arts Conservatory. We are overjoyed to welcome your children to participate in this new and exciting venture. Please see a few important updates below.
All students who have completed the required Conservatory Request Form have been scheduled into their conservatory classes. Students who have not completed the form can come to Ms. Manasarian before or after school in the Main Office. Official paper copies of student schedules were provided to all students on Friday. If your child was not present on Friday, they may retrieve their schedule from the main office this week. Schedule change requests will not be considered until September- thank you for your understanding.
Please note: Graphic Design, Stage Tech,Drama/Improv, CAP program,Ukulele and Room 13 Art Studio classes will begin after Labor Day as those teaching artists complete the hiring process. Children who requested these courses are welcome to stay after school, where they will be supervised in fun and safe arts activities, including other conservatory classes, game room, sports, and more. Alternatively, families are welcome to delay their child’s after-school conservatory start date until September, when full course offerings will be available.
The Eliot Arts Conservatory is brought to our campus thanks to our partnership with PUSD Expanded Learning programs and our Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant. Therefore, all students must complete an application for PUSD Learns to participate in these amazing programs.
Student Pick-up Times
Arts conservatory classes are a critical part of the Eliot Arts student experience. Therefore, please pick up students at one of the following times to ensure classes continue without interruption. Parents/guardians who arrive during conservatory class time may be asked to kindly wait for the class to end. Eliot Arts Conservatory Schedule
Pick-up Time Option 1: 2:25-2:45 PM
Pick-up Time Option 2: 4:20-4:25 PM
Pick-up Time Option 3: 5:50-6:00 PM
Pick-up Time Option 1: 4:05-4:25PM
Pick-up Time Option 2: 5:50-6:00PM
Student Pick-up Procedures
Effective Thursday, August 17th, all students who stay after school for the conservatory should be picked up from the LEARNs entrance on Calaveras Street (north side of the school) .
Option 1: Call the LEARNs phone at (626)720-2574. We will call your student and have them exit out the front doors on Calaveras Street.
Option 2: Park in the lot on Calaveras Street. Go to the LEARNS entrance and we will call your student to meet you.
Option 3: Inform the LEARNs office that your child has permission to walk home at the end of the day.
Learn More about iReady!
Let's Get Involved in our School!
High functioning schools have engaged, involved parents. Meet Linda Sapin, our elementary PTA President and Michael McCarthy, our middle school PTSA President.
Step 1, join our PT(S)A membership! These parent groups are school advocates with a heart for service for our school! Anyone in the family can join, kids too! Join one, join both! Joining the PTA is simple.Log onto:
Support Annual Fund!
Please consider making a recurring donation of $45 to one or both of our Annual Funds! Our annual funds help to create a bridge for special services and arts programs at each of our campuses. Our annual funds are separate. Altadena's annual fund is chaired by Ms. Tasiah LeConte and Eliot's annual fund is chaired by Ms. Wendy Silva. Please join their committees and consider making a donation today!
- 9/4/23 - Labor Day, Schools and offices closed
- 9/7/23 - Elementary School Tour @ 9:00 am, Middle School Back to School Night @ 6pm
- 9/8/23 - Middle School Tour @ 8:30 am in the auditorium
- 9/12/23 - Elementary SSC Meeting @ 3:00 pm virtually, First joint PT(S)A meeting @ 6pm in the middle school library
- 9/15/23 - Cougar Values Awards Assembly
- 9/21/23 - Middle School SSC Meeting @ 3:45 pm virtually
- 9/22/23 - Pupil Free Day
- 9/30/23 - Middle School Fall Festival @ 2:00 pm