Shirazi Class Newsletter

Week of May 4

Dear Parents

I know the end of the school year is NEAR but please take some time to see what's happening this week... and in the very near future! :)

Thank you,

Tammie Volk

Aid for Nepal!

Our school will be having a drive to aid the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal. We will be collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes and blankets. Everything must be packaged individually. We will box up the items and Operation USA will come to school and pick them up.

There will be a box in the lobby where you can drop off until Friday, May 15.

Apple Fitness Challenge!

So many of you have seen the Apple Fitness forms come home in your kids folder!

This great event helps fund our schools Apple Program.

We need an infusion of money every year in order to support the existing equipment, pay for tech support, and train teachers, and Apple Fitness has been a fun event we've done in the past that the kids really like.

It s a great day of games and physical challenges that our kids will participate in and getting a check mark for each one they finish!

We're asking our families to TRY to get 10 pledges of $20 each in order to reach the $50,000 overall goal.

We would really like to have the kids be in charge of getting their own pledges and not just have parents write a $200 check.

Permission slips are REQUIRED in order to participate!!!

Forms can go back to teachers or there will be a box in the office. If you know of any companies that might want to sponsor this event there's information on that same webpage about sponsorship (gyms, dance studios, gymnastics, etc.).

We need about 30 volunteers to do things like setup and run the fitness events from 8:30 - 11:30 that day. Michelle (Ms. Craig's class) will get a signup genius together and I'll get that link to you.

Contributing to the Class!

Our classroom really needs some tender loving care... so if you have some time after school on Tues or Fri (20-30mins?) would you be so kind as to sign up to help clean our classroom. Our kiddos deserve a nice, clean environment to learn in! :) Please sign up here:

I just signed up for next Tues! Anyone wanna come help me? :) Or come next Friday??

Ms. Shirazi has added more BOOKS to her wishlist. Click on this link to check it out:

Please be sure to order through AMAZON SMILE, which gives a portion of your purchase back to our school... at zero cost to you! :) Thank you for your contributions!!


If you missed the deadline... you can still order... however, the yearbooks will be mailed to your homes and not be received before the end of the school year for signing


Friends of West Hollywood Elementary (FOWHE), Voila! Studio and the arts committee is excited to announce our first ever, one night only "pop-up art gallery" fine arts exhibit and sale on Weds., May 13th at Voila! Studio (518 N. La Brea, between Melrose and Beverly) from 4-8 pm.

Up for sale will be incredible donated works by notable artists, photographers, and LA street artists, as well as classroom art that the kids from West Hollywood have created.

Donated art will be for sale at incredible prices, and we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the artists who have contributed.

The evening will be casual and fun - with live music, a museum style pop-up shop filled with something at every price point, free drinks (donations welcome) and food.

Best part? All of the proceeds go right back to our kids to help fund important programs that LAUSD no longer pays for - PE, teacher aides, music, art, field trips, assemblies and more.

Please go to our facebook page for more info, as well as let us know you're coming!

And, check out our website to see the list of all artists who have donated so far and please check out their pages because we are so grateful to them!

You may have seen the kids' art on display this morning! If not... like me... here it is below!!

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Message from Ms. Shirazi

A big thank you to Mr. Gallo, Sophia for stuffing in students HW Monday!!!

Thank you Lily's dad for reading to the class, I know this makes the kids feel special.

Special thank you to Pearl's mom, Mrs. Kahn, for clean up help on Tuesdays.

A special thank you room parents Mrs. Volk & Mrs. Manoucheri, for all the extra unnoticed work you do!

Please have your child continue studying rainbow words, read every night, be in bed by 7 and arrive to school on time!

Happy Mother's Day!!! Thank you for modeling by example what it means to be an extraordinary person!

Jennifer Shirazi