Arts Magnet News!
August 22-26, 2022
Week 3, 8/23-8/27, 2022
Dear Altadena Eliot Arts Families,
Thank you for joining in at our first FUNdraiser at Handel's in support of Eliot Arts PTSA. It was wonderful to see so many happy families from both campuses!
What to expect this week:
FREE DRESS FRIDAY at AAM and Eliot Arts Spirit Week (see below)
Drop off/Pick Up:
Thank you to all who are cooperating with our procedures to keep everyone safe. We will continue to communicate the process for all families to follow. The AAM PTA is putting out name placards for your car and asking that parents follow the guidelines in car line.
PUSD is embarking on the development of a new strategic plan!
Applications are available at this link https://www.pusd.us/strategicplan or for printing upon request.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
"Who do I contact?"
Attendance, Front Office, Sign in or Check out, Volunteer Processing: Ms. Rosa Magdaleno, Clerk Typist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and all other general school needs: Ms. Maria Gonzalez, Office Manager at email@example.com
Attendance, Sign in or Check out: Felicia Lee, Attendance Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Cashmere Cloyd, Registrar at email@example.com
Volunteer Processing: Adrian Flores, Community Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Resources, Partnerships and Events: Helen Sandoval at email@example.com
Class Schedule/Student Academic or Emotional Support: Jody Simmons, Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbooks/Research/Academic Support: Summer St. Pierre, Librarian at email@example.com
It's a great week to be a Cougar and a Husky!
Yours in Service,
Dr. Benita Scheckel, Principal
PUSD COVID-19 UPDATE
Since the early days of COVID, PUSD has had to pivot and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. At last night’s meeting, the Pasadena Unified Board of Education approved revisions to COVID safety protocols. The following revisions are now in place at all PUSD schools.
Outdoor in-person meetings/activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, and students are now allowed with masking strongly recommended.
Indoor in-person meetings/group activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, students are allowed with masking required for all.
Masks are strongly recommended for students and staff indoors in classrooms and other shared spaces.
Parent group meetings such as (PTA, SSC, ELAC, AAPC) are allowed in person and may be held outdoors or remotely if the respective parent leadership agree.
IEP meetings with parents/guardians may be held in-person or remotely, whichever supports greater parent/guardian participation.
Back to School nights will proceed as planned with masks required for all.
Visitors and volunteers are allowed on campus if they self-attest to being fully vaccinated or to having a negative COVID test within the past 48 hours. They must also conduct a symptom screening prior to entering campus and masking is required. All visitors and volunteers must abide by Board policies, regulations, and school rules. Board Policy - Visitors BP 1250.
Back-to-School Nights will be allowed in-person with mandatory masking.
The following protocols remain in place:
Masks are strongly recommended for students and employees in classrooms and indoors. Masks are required in larger group activities such as assemblies.
Masks are required:
on PUSD buses (with accommodations for students)
at testing and vaccination clinics
during field trips when required by the venue
for 10 days after exposure to COVID-19 and after a positive test result
Reentry Testing Before arriving for the first day of school, PUSD is asking every student and employee to take an at-home rapid antigen test on August 10 or 11. Parents/guardians can pick up rapid antigen test kits (containing 2 tests) at their child’s school/children’s center August 8-10. More information https://www.pusd.us/Page/9801
Rapid Antigen Tests The California Department of Public Health has endorsed the emergency use of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests beyond their FDA authorized expiration. Please follow instructions carefully. If a distinct line in the color specified in the instructions does not appear in the “C” control window, the test may be invalid.
Vaccine Clinics Getting vaccinated and boosted is still the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. PUSD is holding vaccination clinics for ages 3 and older at the PUSD Primary Clinic (351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena)
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 1:00-2:45 pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 1:00-2:45 pm
Pre-register at MyTurn.CA.gov or register on site. Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available. We also accept limited walk-ins.
Ventilation Air purifiers are in place in classrooms and indoor common areas. Filters were changed over the summer, and all lead custodians were trained on how to change both carbon and HEPA filters.
Personal Protective Equipment Masks and hand sanitizers are in stock and available to students and staff.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and flexibility as we strive to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.
Dine out for Dollars!
Middle School Back to School Night!
Let's Get Involved in our School!
A Garden Club for Everyone!
All parents and students are invited to join the Eliot Arts Garden Club! We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 8am-10am. Just show up at the gate on Calaveras Street! Students can get community service hours, so have them bring their forms to be signed. We won't meet if it's a holiday weekend (like Labor Day or Thanksgiving). Our first meet-up is Saturday August 20 at 8-10am. We have exciting new plans this year including a student garden club! Bring gloves if you have them. Contact Arden Thomas with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider joining both PT(S)As!
What is PTSA?
The Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) is part of a national organization that engages and empowers families and communities to advocate for all children. At Altadena Eliot Arts Magnet, we support teachers and campus-wide projects and activities, give students, parents and guardians a voice and opportunities to improve the school environment, and work to improve the connection between our school, our families, and our community. Every student, parent, guardian, teacher, and staff person is invited to join PTSA. Members are encouraged but not required to attend three Association meetings during the school year; meetings and other activities are open to the entire school community.
Altadena Eliot Arts Membership Meetings for 2022-2023 are every 2nd Tuesday each month. Our first meeting will be held in the Eliot Library on September 13 at 6pm.
Step 1, join our PT(S)A membership! These parent groups are school advocates with a heart for service for our school! Anyone in the family can join, kids too! Join one, join both! Joining the PTA is simple.Log onto:
Please consider making a recurring donation of $45 to one or both of our Annual Funds! Our annual funds help to create a bridge for special services and arts programs at each of our campuses. Our annual funds are separate. Altadena's annual fund is chaired by Ms. Tasiah LeConte and Eliot's annual fund is chaired by Ms. Wendy Silva. Please join their committees and consider making a donation today!
- 18 Handel's FUNdraiser - Eliot
- 8/23-8/27 - Spirit Week - Eliot
- 26 Free Dress Friday - AAM
- 2 Fire Drills - Both
- 3 Integrated Schools Pasadena @ 10 am - Both
- 5 Labor Day Schools Closed - Both
- Rose Bowl Aquatics Program Begins for 3rd grade - AAM
- 8 School Tour AAM @ 9am
- 8 Back to School Night - Eliot @ 6pm
- 9 Cougar Values Awards Assembly @ 7:50 am - AAM
- 13 AAM SSC @ 3pm VIRTUAL
- 13 Joint PT(S)A Meeting in Eliot Library @ 6pm - Both
- 15 School Tour Eliot @ 8:30 am - Eliot
- 17 Design Team Meeting in Eliot Library @ 9 am - Both
- 21 Back to School Night @ 5:30 pm - AAM
- 22 Eliot SSC @ 3:45 VIRTUAL
- 23 Staff Professional Development Schools Closed - Both
- 25 Rosh Hashanah Begins
- 27 CHIPOTLE Dine out for Dollars!
- 30 Free Dress Friday - AAM