The Penguin Express

January 2023

Happy New Year 2023!!

Dear Parents and Families,


Happy 2023!

I would like to welcome you back to school hoping you had a wonderful holiday break.


As a reminder, MUSD wants to ensure we take all the proper return-from-break safety measures and start the new year safe and healthy. Prior to the winter break we sent at-home, over-the-counter (OTC) test kits with each student so they are able to test for COVID-19 prior to returning to school. The acceptance and use of the OTC kits is 100% voluntary. MUSD will not ask for the results of your test, however, if an individual does test positive we ask that you self-report, stay home, and follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance. Mask-wearing for students and staff members is not required but is encouraged.


As a school, we will continue to have safety cleaning procedures in place using a 360 Clorox Machine to sanitize every classroom daily, use air purifiers in every classroom, and continue to ask students to wash their hands frequently. By following these protocols and with our collective efforts, Winter Gardens has experienced a very successful first semester. Our COVID-19 response has been successful thanks to everyone strictly adhering to all of our protocols and safety practices and not attending school with symptoms or until a negative test confirms COVID is not responsible for those symptoms. We can provide students with a free COVID-19 test kit if requested by their parents. Rember, COVID-19 isn't the only infectious disease affecting our students. We have a triple threat: COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that is currently affecting our kids. You can read more about the triple threat in the news article below. Keep in mind that when we work together as a school community, we can overcome anything and provide assistance to those in need. Please read the remainder of this Newsletter to learn about upcoming events, our new teachers, and other important information regarding Winter Gardens.


I am grateful to serve such an amazing community and I look forward to our continued partnership.



Sincerely,

Dr. Cortez, Principal

Triple threat of COVID, flu, RSV

Welcome WGE's New Teachers

Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

From January 17th - 31st

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WFC Blue Box Fundraiser for WGE
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PTA Board Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 12th, 9am

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

PTA Board members meeting.

MLK Holiday - School Closed

Monday, Jan. 16th, 8am

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

This is a national holiday!

PTA Association Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 3pm

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

ALL PTA members are welcome!

ELAC #3 Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 9am

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

This meeting will take place in Room #304.

All are welcome.

SSC Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 3pm

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

DIA Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 9am

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

This meeting is to provide information on our DIA program for new incoming parents or for parents who might be interested in changing programs at WGE.

Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 5pm

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

Back to School Night for New Teachers

Monday, Jan. 30th, 5pm

1277 Clela Avenue

East Los Angeles, CA

Parents and families will be invited to classrooms that did not have a Back to School Night in the first semester. Please attend this meeting to meet your child's new teacher and learn more about the specific curriculum.

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