Arts Magnet Weekly News

Week 37 for Families and Community May 16-20, 2022

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Gearing Up and Winding Down!

Dear Altadena Arts Magnet Families,


We have 13 school days left and things are moving quickly! First, thank you to all our amazing students who worked so hard on our state testing called, CAASPP. If you would like more information on this state-wide testing system, please visit https://www.caaspp.org/


May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. For more information please visit https://asianpacificheritage.gov/


Congratulations to our PUSD Science Innovation Exposition winner, Ezra Villa del Ray, first place in Reverse Engineering for his Otamatone Breakdown! Our students did not have much time, but wow, they made us so proud!


Speaking of proud, all four of our pioneer FDLIP students, Dinari Hall, Nayla Medina, Eleanor Robinson and Kaidyn Taylor passed the AAPPL exam and will be receiving the Seal of Biliteracy at 5th grade promotion! This sets them on the path to receive the California State Seal of Biliteracy at graduation in 12th grade! Congratulations to these amazing young people and their families who took a risk on our fledgling French program. You make us #CougarProud


Art Walk 2022 was a roaring success with over 600 people in attendance! We are exceedingly grateful for the hard work of our teachers, staff and parent volunteers who made this event a success. We are also so fortunate for our amazing partners, MonteCedro, Lightbringer Project and our artists in residence who came along side us to bring so much joy to our community. See some of the amazingness in the photos below.


Coming up this week:


Wednesday, May 18 @ 3:00-4:00 pm, All Jungle Book Cast finale rehearsal in the Eliot Choir Room in preparation for Saturday's performance at the PUSD Education Center. Contact Mr. Moises Chavez for more information, chavez.moises@pusd.us


Thursday, May 19 @ 5:30 pm, we will be honoring our volunteers from both campuses in the Eliot Arts Magnet auditorium. If you do not receive an invitation by Monday evening, and you have volunteered, please reach out to Regina Major at AAM or Helen Sandoval at Eliot.


Further dates:


  • Thursday, May 26 - Evening of the Stars @ 5:30 pm at AAM patio
  • Friday, May 27 - 5th Graders to Knott's Berry Farm
  • Monday, May 30 - No School in honor of Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 31 - Kinder promotions starting at 10 am
  • Wednesday, June 1 - 5th Grade Promotion @ 8:30 am in the AAM auditorium
  • Thursday, June 2 - Last day for students, early release


It's a great week to be an Altadena Cougar!!


Yours in Service,

Dr. Scheckel, Principal

PUSD Health Update

In an effort to continue in-person learning, PUSD is transitioning to a new isolation protocol for students who test positive for COVID-19. The new criteria is based on the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) Exposure Management Protocol to allow for a reduced isolation timeline.

Our Previous protocol required COVID-19 positive students to isolate for 10 days. Beginning today, May 10, 2022, a COVID-19 positive student can leave isolation between Day 6 and Day 10 if specific criteria are met.

Students with COVID-19 can end isolation on Day 6 ONLY if all of the following criteria are met:

(1) A COVID-19 viral test** collected on Day 5 or later is negative; AND

(2) No fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine; AND

(3) Other symptoms are significantly improved and resolving --OR--

Isolation can end on Day 11 if the following criteria are met:

(1) No fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine; AND

(2) Other symptoms are not present or are significantly improved and resolving.

**The test must be an FDA authorized viral test (e.g., PCR or antigen test, including at home tests). An antigen test is preferred for testing out of isolation.



All PUSD students who return from isolation must wear a mask for 10 full days after the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic, for 10 full days after the first positive test. Testing on Day 5 must be completed at the Primary Clinic at the Ed Center and observed by the nurse to guarantee proper procedure has been followed. The Primary Clinic Testing Nurse will fill out the appropriate documentation clearing the student to return to school. The student's principal, health clerk and school nurse will be notified of the student's return to school status in the event that they are cleared prior to their tenth day of isolation.


For students who are currently (prior to May 10) in isolation, if they have already completed 5 days of isolation, they should follow the new isolation protocol. If a student is directed to isolate on May 10 or later, they should follow the new isolation protocol. School Test Leads will assist in this communication.

Altadena Eliot Arts Summer Theatre Arts Intensive

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K-9 Summer VAPA Training for All!

Would you like your child to work with theatrical professionals this summer? Do they love to sing, dance and act? Or are they interested in backstage design? If so, this program is for you! Join us by clicking on https://pased.campbrainregistration.com/ to register for both the morning PEF program and the afternoon arts intensive. If you only want the afternoon arts intensive, please see Rosa or Helen at either office for a paper application. The dates of the program are listed on the flyer above. We are taking 30 students in each grade band: K-2, 3-5 and 6-9.

May 18th-BLACK HISTORY LIVING MUSEUM @ 6 pm


Mark your calendars to tour the Black History Living Museum, where participating 3rd-5th grade PUSD students select a black person past or present they want to research, prepare a presentation board, and become the living embodiment of their chosen person in this interactive museum experience.


This year's event is back in-person and will be held at:


Robinson Park Recreation Center

1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91103


All are welcome to attend and support our amazing PUSD community! We will see you there.

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May

  • 5/3 - 8th Grade Parent Night 5pm in the auditorium
  • 5/3-5/13 - CAASPP Testing
  • 5/16-5/20 - Makeup Testing
  • 5/25 - 8th Grade Magic Mountain Trip
  • 5/27 - 8th Grade Picnic in Farnsworth Park
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, Campus Closed
  • 5/31 - 8th Grade Breakfast
  • 6/2 - 8th Grade Promotion @ 11 am in the Eliot Arts Auditorium, Last Day for Students
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