Canoga Park Chatsworth
COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS
Abriendo Puertas-Graduation for Parents at Hart Street
Parents Graduation is happening at Hart St. Elementary. This amazing program for parents was a 10-week program called "Abriendo Puertas," which finished May 5th. The parents were so dedicated and committed to attend the 10-week training even if it was raining. They were so happy, and it was a way to boost their self-confidence, some of them never had a real graduation when they were young. Hart Street is dedicated to educating our parents, so they can be the best role model to their kids. Cheers to the Parent Graduates of 2023!
2nd Grade Beckford Students bring back the Greats
2nd Grade Students brought back some of the greats from the past with their wax museum project. Students researched famous people in history who have made an impact and put together a trifold presentation about their life and contributions. Last May 4th, the Beckford auditorium was transformed into a wax museum while each student dressed up as their famous person. Parents enjoyed learning about these important historical figures. Students then finished off the performance by singing a song called "Make a Difference."
Chatsworth Park Magnet UPD gets National Magnet Award
Councilman John Lee presented Chatsworth Park UPD with a recognition certificate for their National Magnet Award at their final assembly for the school year. Along with the presentations, student dancers from grades 3-5 performed for the entire school. What an amazing way to end the school year with such high recognition for the Principals, Teachers, Staff and students at Chatsworth Park Urban Development and Planning Magnet School.
Topeka's Sportsfest 2023
Topeka held its annual Sportsfest on Friday, May 12th! The main event was an epic kickball game that was between Topeka's teachers and staff against the 5th Graders, which the 5th Graders won! Along with the kickball game, there were also mini-games for the younger students to be able to participate in. There was also a special performance by Topeka's Dance Team during halftime. Families were able to enjoy cookies, tacos, pizza, and many more treats, along with being able to purchase souvenirs. It was a special event for everyone to end the year off with this community-building event!
Mrs. Green Wins the Educator of Emeritus Award!
Mrs. Green won EDUCATOR EMERITUS AWARD at the Heroes of Education Dinner. Mrs. Green has been teaching at Beckford for 37 years. Mrs. Green has taught all the primary grades including upper grades during summer school. Her unwavering commitment to her students and her passion for teaching have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues, students, and parents alike.
Columbus Middle School Newsletter
This issue of Explorers is packed with lots of interesting stories. I invite you to get to know our students’ experience in the Hippocrates Circle Program with Kaiser Permanente. Celebrate with us Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month as well as Teacher Appreciation Week.
Explorers issue 13: https://bit.ly/EXPLORERS13
Superior Street’s Organic Outdoor Classroom
Superior Street Elementary is fortunate to have several after-school enrichment programs this spring. One such class is gardening. The Enrich LA class is a fun, hands-on, STEM based school gardening program where students of all ages learn about gardening, nutrition, healthy living, plant biology and the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. Students are led weekly by professional Garden Rangers. Check out their progress with the pictures below.
Thank You For Helping Us Grow! Beckford Teachers and Staff Are Celebrated at Teacher Appreciation Week!
Last May 8th-12th, the teachers and staff were honored and celebrated at Beckford all week long with a beautiful flowers theme! Monday, “brunch for the bunch” was served in the teacher’s lounge, Tuesday, staff could make a “bouquet” of snacks”, Wednesday, tea-rrific refreshments and a build our own nacho bar was served to our “nacho average staff”, beautiful gifts on Thursday was distributed and Friday ended with a beautiful “California Super Bloom” Teacher & Staff luncheon in the Beckford Auditorium. The love and appreciation in the room radiated!
Beckford Students Roar with Pride in the Lion King Kids!
The Beckford auditorium was transformed into the Pride Lands! Jaxx Theatricals, Inc. an after school enrichment provider whose mission is to develop creativity, inspire self-expression and promote self-esteem by bringing arts education to schools. Some Beckford students participated in weekly classes for about 12 weeks which culminated with 2 performances for a live audience and brought delight to all through singing, acting and dance! From amazing costumes, sets, lighting and sound design, the kids all shined on stage and most importantly had a blast!
Our schools sweeped the awards at the Making Movies That Matter Festival 2023
The red carpet was in full force with so many of our schools as winners at this year's Making Movies That Matter Film Festival. 10 of our schools in the Canoga Park Chatsworth COS participated in the amazing filmmaking program through Councilmember John Lee's office this year and we are proud to announce our winners!
Best Animated Film Middle School-NOBEL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Best Animated Film High School-STONEY POINT HIGH
Best Documentary High School-CANOGA PARK HS
Best Public Service Announcement Elementary-HAMLIN CHARTER
Parents Listening can get you $50
Parents who are interested in participating in a 60 min Zoom session to talk about their experience as a parent sending your child to school during the pandemic can receive a $50 Gift Card for their participation. See flyer below.
Wellness for All
Check out all the wonderful Wellness events, activities and resources available for your whole family. Click on the link to the website
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Canoga Park Chatsworth Community of Schools