The Weekly Roar

February 27, 2022

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It's March!

March is here! We are excited that restrictions continue to lighten so that we can find a new normal. This newsletter is full of announcement and events. Here's a few reminders from the principal's desk:

  • Please remember to send your students dressed for the weather. Sunscreen, jackets, hats, gloves, etc may be needed depending on the day. Our children eat outside, so be sure to send your students prepared.
  • There will be a street closure on Girard between Matteson and Venice on March 3rd from 8-2pm. This is probably a good day to walk to school.
  • Speaking of walking to school, it's been brought to my attention that due to the angle of the sun, cars turning east on Washington (from Girard) are having a hard time seeing walkers crossing Washington at the Girard Crosswalk. The sun is blinding the drivers. We've notified the city, but we want you all to please be very careful. Assume that the cars cannot see you. There have been two near misses, so please take this seriously. Please.



Stay PAWSitive!

Dr. Becky Godbey

Principal

Wednesday Principal Assembly

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What's Happening This Week at La Ballona

Monday, February 28th

3:30 Kindergarten Virtual Kindergarten Meet & Greet in English (incoming kinders)

Read Across America Week: Read a biography or autobiography and dress like that person! It can be an inventor, celebrity, educator, or more.


Tuesday, March 1st

Parent Ed: Inclusive Practices for Parents (see flyer)

Read Across America Week: Read an award-winning book and dress like an Olympian.


Wednesday, March 2nd

1:45 Dismissal

Read Across America Week: Read a book that reflects something about you & wear something to represent your family’s culture or hometown.


Thursday, March 3rd:

6:30 PTA Meeting

Read Across America Week: Read a book that makes you smile & wear your favorite color.


Friday, March 4th

Read Across America Week: Read a book with a setting you’ve never been to & wear your La Ballona spirit wear!

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Around the School

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Enrichment & After-care

STAR After-care Space Available!

There are still 30 spots available for Kindergarten-5th grade students to attend free child-care afterschool each day! Please email cynthiap@starinc.org

STAR NOVA's fun aftercare classes -registration is on NOW!

Does your child like MINECRAFT, SOCCER, CLAY/ART, COOKING, YOGA, HIP-HOP DANCE and MORE?? Star NOVA classes at La Ballona are back to 5 days a week starting at the end of February. Don't forget to check out all the new, fun classes to register for in the flyer attached below.

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STAR free Aftercare registration for fall 2022 info

Flyer attached below with more information for registering for the fall of 2022 for Star's free aftercare program

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Upcoming Parent Education and Family Events

SAVE THE DATE - Family Astronomy Night!

Our next family night is coming up on Friday March 11th at 6pm and it's all about astronomy. We will have real telescopes to look through and a science show to watch plus some food trucks will be there to purchase dinner and the $1 book sale as well. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Free Coffee/donut chat with the PTA board

Join the PTA board Monday morning for free coffee and donuts at 8:45am in the parking lot area by Dr.Godbey's door. Come by and say 'HI' and ask us any question you have about what we do. Maybe you're interested in joining the PTA board as well? Then definitely stop by!!

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Kindergarten Meet & Greets for Incoming Kindergarteners

Pass this information on to any and all future La Ballona Lions!
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PTA community meeting- SAVE THE DATE!

La Ballona's next PTA community meeting is Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm by ZOOM. Code and password will be emailed to everyone next week.

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The Month of February & March

Click on the image for the PTA's Cultural Calendar, February 2022

Important Dates (New Dates in Bold)

  • February 28- Coffee with PTA Board (Physically, front of school near staff parking lot)
  • February 28- Kindergarten Virtual Meet & Greet in English, 3:30pm
  • February 28- March 4- Read Across America Week
  • March 1- Parent Education: Inclusive Practices for Parents, 6:30
  • March 1-4- Restaurant Fundraiser at Alegra (YUMMY)
  • March 3- Community PTA Meeting, 6:30 (Zoom)
  • March 7- Kindergarten Virtual Meet & Greet in English, 2:00pm
  • March 7- 11- Book Fair
  • March 11- Family Science Night at La Ballona
  • March 17- Jog-a-thon!

Read Across America: February 28- March 4

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Restaurant fundraiser - March 1st-4th

This week's restaurant fundraiser is at Allegra Cafe on Sepulveda Blvd from Tuesday March 1st until Friday, March 4th. Stop by for some tasty lunch or dinner and help support La Ballona as 20% of your purchase goes towards the school. Thank you so much for your support.

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SAVE THE DATE -Family Astronomy Night

Friday March 11th at 6pm. More information to come soon.

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Community Support Needed

Lions Pride Jogathon-LARGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!

Lions' Pride Fundraiser March 17 / Corrida de Leones 17 de marzo

The La Ballona Lions' Pride fundraiser is underway, and thanks to all of you, we've already raised a bit over $10,000! You're all doing an outstanding job collecting donations!

If you haven't already visited your page to update your photo, please email webadmin@laballonapta.org for your individual link. You can then share your page with friends and family on social media and help spread the word about our event.

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PTA Honorary Service Awards 2022 - Can you nominate someone?

Is there an extraordinary person or organization that you'd like to thank for their contribution to La Ballona Elementary? The California State PTA Honorary Service Award is a great way to say thank you for their service to our children and community. For more information and to nominate someone, please click the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3pYvjX4gREAXvSFWNYw81k-Sr5W0HTPqCd_Tt-kHzeywI9Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0KAXQv0PY1x_UZNCX8ELfg7glYu8l3tBKPRZmfPe8xMtHdKQqypI1_2gU

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