Ms. Liz's Biweekly Class Updates

For the week of 4/29 - 5/6


This Trimester: Native American culture

This trimester, we are combining our first TfU, "My Place in My Community," and our second unit, "Communities in the Natural World," in order to take a look at how cultural communities are formed within an environment. 1st grade will be studying Native American cultures and we have two upcoming field trips to the Ballona Wetlands and the Gene Autry Museum.

MARK YOU CALENDARS: Class trip Next Friday 5/10 - Permissions Slips needed

Next Friday, the first grade is going on a field trip to the Ballona Wetlands in Culver City! We are scheduled to arrive there at 10 am for outdoor lessons and activities about the wetlands habitat. We will send more details next week, but mark on your calendars that we will be LEAVING SCHOOL BY 8:30 AM.

There are two waivers to be signed and returned, that you should have found in your child's homework folder this week. One from the Wetlands and a CWC permission slip. Please sign and return both, as soon as possible!

Class Pet Lizard Lizzy

Our class lizard Lizzy needs a home for the summer! There is already a full set-up and she is a super chill, low-maintenance animal.

Ms. Liz's Golden Goal

We are also continuing to work on developing our emotional vocabulary and use our words to express how we feel.



Support the school, register for

Sign up for and proceeds go to CWCSL. There are tons of retailers to choose from, including ebay, Target, amazon and more. You can even earn the school $.20 per search on yahoo! We are listed under "Citizens of the World" and then look for the Silver Lake option.


Parent Action Committee (PAC), May 7th at 6pm

The next PAC meeting, a group of parents who discuss and brainstorm things about our school, meets at the Assistance League at 6pm. All are welcome!

No School Monday, May 13th & Monday, May 27th

Friendly reminder:
-Professional Development Day, Monday, May 13th. No school
-Memorial day, May 27th. No school.

The sliming of Principal Ramona, Friday, May 17th

Our class reached our walk-a-thon goal and will be sliming Dr. Ramona! If you can help mix the slime, please respond to this email. Time TBD.

Latino Heritage Day, Saturday, May 18th

Come celebrate with families from CWC Silver Lake and Hollywood, along with incoming families this fall! It will be at the Assistance League and there will be a bouncy house, food and lots of fun. Be on the lookout for more details soon.

CWCSL Silent Auction and Gala, Saturday, June 8th

Buy tickets to the upcoming 80's themed Silent Auction and Gala. Tons of totally awesome stuff to bid on. Tickets and more info here:

Garage sale fundraiser, June 15th

There's a huge garage sale in June. We need toys, books, clothes (no stains, rips, tears), household items, anything you think could generate some $ for the school. Items are being collected every Monday right after drop off at the Assistance League. Please drop off gently used items starting this Monday, May 6th around 8:15am. Look for Michelle Minor or email her at to arrange another time.

Last day of school, Wednesday, June 19th

TBD, there will be a stepping up ceremony, too.



Under the leadership of Ms. Liz, our Room Parents are:

Jossie Thacker:

Room Parent:

Doug Cooney: