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Pledge Drive, Parent Teacher Conference Week School Schedule

Pledge Drive Encouraging Letter from Paul

Hello fellow 5th grade parents,

I am writing you to implore you to please give to the annual pledge drive. I was looking over the numbers from this year and noticed that the number for 5th grade is 36%. That means that just over 1 out of 3 of us is giving. Just look back I pulled up the numbers for our class 2 years ago. The number was 77%, one of those classes had all but 1 family give. I know that we are all busy people and currently one of big issues on our plates are where we are going to send out children to middle school, but we need to make sure they finish this year strong.

In 5th grade you get some of the greatest enrichments in the state, there are only a handful of public or private schools that have a one-to-one laptop program in an elementary school. We also get the amazing dancing classrooms which we hopefully all had the opportunity to see last week, which I know did great things for our children's self esteem and social growth. Plus all the other amazing enrichments we have had here are West Hollywood Elementary. None of this these items are not paid unless you give your share.

Please take a minute in the next 10 days before Thanksgiving break and stop by the office and fill out a pledge form. I would hate to hear in January that programs we have counted on for the last 6 years are now gone.


Paul Kuszynski

Zachary's & Oliver (2nd grade) Dad


Pledge Drive

We're now into the week 8 of our Annual Pledge Drive and we are 72% of the way towards our $325,000 goal. To date, 164 families have contributed just over $237,000.

The money we receive from the pledge drive, help to support the following for 5th Grade:

-Griffith Observatory Field Trip

-Dancing Classrooms

-Catalina Island Trip (extra $ required)

-Music with Mr. C year round

-Two all-school assemblies

-Laptops /case (take home)/Upgrades/Smartboards/Robotics


-Instructional Specialist

Here is where 5th Grade stands in the pledge drive currently:

Norr 42%

Page 31%

We need your help in getting to our goal. The deadline for the pledge drive is fast approaching.

We will be announcing the contest for the first class to get to 100% participation in the upcoming Wizard Wire.

Thank you so much to the families that pledged!!

Friendly Reminder of School Schedule for the Week of Nov. 16th

Here is the school schedule for next week while Parent Conferences are going on:

-Monday, Nov. 16-Reverse Minimum Day

1st Bell 9:57am

2nd Bell 10:02am

2:45pm Dismissal

There will be T.A. supervision in the yard starting at 7:50am.

-Tuesday, Nov. 17-Regular Banked Day Dismissal


-Wednesday, Nov. 18 & Thursday, Nov. 19-Shortened Day

2:10pm Dismissal

-Friday, Nov. 20-Minimum Day; Dismissal will be at 1pm

Dates to Remember:

Nov. 16- 20- Parent/Teacher Conference

Nov. 20- Minimum Day; Dismissal at 1pm

Nov. 17 - Open FOWHE Board Meeting @8:30am; Loc.:B5

Nov. 19 - SSC Meeting @3-4pm; Loc.:B5

Nov. 23-27- Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 8 - Town Hall Meeting

Dec. 15 - Art Commitee Mtng. @ 8:30-9:30am; Loc., Auditorium
Dec. 21 till Jan. 8 - Winter Break
Jan. 18 - No School/Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 19 - Art Committee Mtng.@ 8:30-9:30am; Loc., Auditorium
Feb. 15 - No School/Presidents Day
Feb. 16 - Art Committee Mtng. @ 8:30-9:30am, Loc.: Auditorium
Mar. 15 - Art Committee Mtng. @ 8:30-9:30am, Loc.: Auditorium
Mar. 21-25 Spring Break
Mar. 27 - Easter Sunday
Mar. 28- No School/Cesar Chavez Day
April. 19 - Art Committee Mtng. @ 8:30-9:30am, Loc.: Auditorium
April. 22 - Earth Day
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 17 - Art Committee Mtng. @ 8:30-9:30am; Loc., Auditorium

May 20-22nd - 5th Grade Catalina Trip

May 30 - No School/Memorial Day
June 10 - Last Day of School

Helpful Links:

* Parent/Teacher Conferences sign up link:

* Check Mr. Page's website for homework assignments, upcoming assessments & updates at:

*School Lunch Menu

*Curriculum Questions and Information:

*West Hollywood Elementary Annual Pledge Drive. For information and links to donate now, please visit the FOWHE web site Annual Giving Campaign page:

*Purchase our school’s Spirit Wear online now– all proceeds come back to our school!

*Stop-and-Drop, instructions and safety guidelines:

*Easy Money for Our School: Remember to register your shopping cards (Ralph’s, Vons and more!) to help raise money for our school:

*FOWHE Web Site:

Thank you,

Mr. Page's 5th grade room parents

Marina B Shlimak (Dascha's Mom)

Missi Stein (Isabella's Mom)