Jaguar Talk Week #19

Parent Weekly Updates for May 15 - May 19, 2023

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El Sereno Middle School and Magnet Center


5/15-5/19 SBAC Continues MINIMUM DAY Only Monday, 5/15

5/17- Parent Workshop: Transitioning from Middle to High School in the Parent Center: Shop 8 @8:30am

5/18- Local School Leadership Council (LSLC) Meeting in the Pawsitive Den at 3:20pm

5/19- Parent Workshop: Financial Aide @9am in the Parent Center: Shop 8


5/24- Panorama Picture (8th graders) during P2

5/25- 8th grade Awards Ceremony, Pathway to Biliteracy, & Reclassification (all grades)

5/26- The Nightmare Before Christmas Musical

  • Dress for Success- GPA Medal Showcase

5/29- Memorial Day- School Closed


Simplemente presione el botón a la derecha donde dice, "Translate".

Wednesday's Parent Workshop, 5/17. Please join us at 8:30am in the Parent Center: Shop 8.

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Friday's Parent Workshop, 5/19. Please join us at 9:00am. In the Parent Center: Shop 8.

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As a reminder, for this week, Tuesday-Friday, we will be back on Regular Schedule. Minimum Day only Monday, 5/15.

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Your child's daily Breakfast and Lunch menu.

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Student Leadership Calendar for May 2023

Please see underneath.
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If interested, in CROSSING GUARD OPENINGS, please see flyer underneath.

Be part of our El Sereno community who keep student safety a top priority.


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Preorder Your Child's Panorama Picture Online: Now 5/24

NEW DATE: ATTENTION: 8th Grade Families. Reminder: To be in the Panorama picture, students must be in uniform. Students cannot wear sweaters for the panorama picture.

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The Awards Ceremony will be for 8th grade Honor Roll, Pathway to Biliteracy recipients, and Reclassified Students for the 2023-2024 school year

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You are cordially invited to El Sereno Middle School's Theatre Arts Academy's production of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

On Friday, May 26th, students may see the production with their teachers during periods 2, 4, or 6, free of charge. Due to the length of the show, part of the production will be showcased during these periods. The evening show will have the complete production with the admission fee.

Thank you again for all your support. Mr. Bowerbank, English teacher and the Theatre Arts Production Manager appreciate your support.

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Because of SBAC testing May 8-May 19, 2023, parent appointments will not be available. All support staff will be supporting students and teachers during testing.

Please schedule doctor's appointments after 12:30pm during El Sereno's testing window. We appreciate your support and understanding to ensure a calm undisrupted testing experience.

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Parent Notification CAASPP- 2023

Please Click for information on the Spring 2023 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English, Mathematics, Science, and Spanish.

Sign up for SUMMER SCHOOL 2023

Please Click to submit an online application. You will need access to your Parent Portal, if not, pick up an application in person, Counseling Office.

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Click the BLUE TAB underneath to Enroll Your Soon-to-Be Freshman in this Great High School Opportunity (for 8th graders NEW to USA schools).

The International Newcomer Enrichment Summer Program is NOW open to high school students in grades 9th-12th. Foreign-born students who enrolled in U.S. schools within the last 36 months will receive up to ten elective credits towards A-G.

Students will receive academic language development support, wrap-around services, and weekly enrichment field trips. English language development will integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The program will consist of guest and student speaker panels, college and career readiness skills, and promote success in A-G courses.

Registration begins: April 12

Summer School Program Dates: June 26 – July 25

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

  • Period 1: 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Nutrition: 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Period 2: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learning Method: In-person

Eligibility: Students grades 9th—12th who have recently enrolled in U.S. schools within the last 36 months

2023 Newcomer Enrichment Summer Program Registration

This summer program is intended for current 8th graders. Please click to enroll your child if HE/SHE will be in high school NEXT YEAR, and if he/she is Year 1, 2, or 3 in a USA school.

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8th Grade Culmination Power Point

Families, if you missed the 8th grade parent meeting, please click on this link to read through the slides your 8th grade counselor reviewed during zoom.

Congratulations to El Sereno Students & Staff. We have been identified as Reclassification All Stars by LD-east!

We will be recognized for our 2021-2022 reclassification efforts. We achieved one of the highest reclassification rates in the former Local District East. In recognition for our accomplishment we will receive a CONGRATULATORY Banner.

We are proud of our English Language Learners, we are proud of our ELD teachers, and of our school community who have supported us with teaching the ELD standards and language objectives to help support academic speaking, reading, listening, and writing.


Let's work hard to continue reclassifying our ELs for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Parking on game days is in the back of the school. Paola gate. Black gate by the big field.
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