2020/21 Elementary Principal Update

May 9, 2021

Dear Families,

If someone asked you to name the most beautiful word in English, how would you respond? Would your choice be based on the meaning of the word, or what you liked the most, or how it sounded? There are many beautiful words in our language. We love words like integrity, trust, collaboration, and enthusiasm, just to name a few. In 2004, the British Council surveyed more than 40,000 people in 102 non-English countries and asked what is the most beautiful word in the English language. Here are the top five responses, and we agree wholeheartedly!

#5: Eternity

#4: Love

#3: Smile

#2: Passion

And #1, the most beautiful word in English is Mother.

We are celebrating Mother’s Day today. Mothers, like the word, are the most beautiful people in the world. We thank our mothers and all those who touched our lives.

Happy Mother's Day,

Emily Blaney, LCE Principal

Carrie Hetzel, PCY Principal

Cory Pak, PCR Principal

Background Photo by Samuel Fyfe on Unsplash

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month during which we celebrate the successes in all fields of our AAPI community. We started the AAPI Heritage month with this kick-off video.
We also wanted to share these beautiful posters, created by Justin Eick from LCHS for AAPI Month. He made 20 for each day of school for the month of May.

LCUSD’s Family Learning Series Presents: Jerry Kang - "The Way Forward: Transforming Perception"

Our community members have asked us to think more about implicit bias, and this Family Learning Series event explored different types of biases. I hope you get the chance to watch it. The recording is only available for a few more days.

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: =MjLR4.Q

Learning and Playing Outdoors at LCUSD

Health Screening Form Reminder

COVID-19 Health Screening Form - Parent Square

Quickly complete daily health checks from your phone or the web.

In order to streamline daily health check processes and reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the school and larger community, LCUSD has implemented ParentSquare’s easy-to-use health reporting form for all students arriving on campus. Please show your confirmation screen to the person checking you in on campus.

Step 1

You must be logged in to ParentSquare to access the screening form. Activate your ParentSquare account by clicking the link in your invitation email or text. You can also download the free ParentSquare app for i0S or Android.

Step 2

Once logged in on the web or mobile app, click the large orange “Submit Daily Screening” button to access the form.

Step 3

Complete the form by answering “Yes” or “No” to all questions. New feature: you can submit for all your students at the same time--no filling out multiple forms!

Step 4

After submitting the form, you’ll be able to view a confirmation screen that will clear your student for on-campus learning if non-symptomatic. You will show the confirmation screen to the person checking you in on campus. If your student is walking, they can show the confirmation screen or provide a printed screenshot of the confirmation page.

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Grab and Go Lunches Available at the High School

For more information click here.

Upcoming Events

Parent Listening Session: Distance Learning

Wednesday, May 12th, 10am

This is an online event.

Mobile Library Day

Friday, May 14th, 10am-12pm


Check your school calendar for exact times.

Governing Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 18th, 7pm

4490 Cornishon Avenue

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

End of Year Assessments Administered

Monday, May 17th, 8am to Friday, May 21st, 3pm


Collaboration Day and 6th Grade Completion Ceremonies

Friday, May 28th, 9am-12pm


Check your school site communication for more details.
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