Emerson Community Charter Library

"Write it in your heart that every day is the best day..."

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn and Victo Ngai | Spring 2021 Online Preview
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"Hawaiʻi ʻ78" | Song Across Hawaiʻi | Playing for Change Collaboration
Somewhere Over The Rainbow_What A Wonderful World
Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life [FULL AUDIOBOOK]
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Will Power: "Twelfth Night," Episode 1: Plot and Characters

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

A spark of kindness made a light.

The light made an opening

in the darkness.


~ Joy Harjo

Guest Editor Interview: Sasha Pimentel
Teach In 2020 Keynote-Winona LaDuke: Water and Food Justice
Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit" Live 1959 [Reelin' In The Years Archives]

EZ PZ How To Complete Your More Than A Meal Application

The Muppets on Puppets, 'Fairy Tale Confusion'
UCLA Gymnastics 2021 Intro Video - Behind-The-Scenes #1

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day,
and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely,
with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth Views: Earth From Space Seen From The ISS
Living Earth Festival - Chiles

California School Library Association

The California School Library Association (CSLA) stands with Black Lives Matter and supports all efforts to end institutional, structural, and systemic racism and inequity in both our organization and in California’s school libraries. As a part of this, we are examining our history as a predominantly White organization, identifying and removing racism where it exists in our organization, and centering our work on equitable access for students and staff in California.

lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to
Shall We Dance?

Tap Here:-)

Ancient Aliens: Sacred Geometry and the Flower of Life (Season 13) | History
How to draw a flower of life mandala | Full video
Jacques Cousteau's underworld village in the Red Sea | BBC
Poetry Breaks: Lucille Clifton on What Poetry Is
WATCH: John Legend and Common perform 'Glory' at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Teen Dance Empowerment Program!

Dance, Relax, and Connect with yourself and community! Critical Mass Dance Company's Teen Dance Empowerment Program helps to build self-confidence, reduce stress, and create community through our creative movement classes called Dance from the Heart. No dance training or experience is necessary!

Patille Violeta, Teaching Artist/Teen Empowerment Program

Patille discovered the healing power of dance when she joined Critical Mass Dance Company in 2016. As CMDC's Teen Empowerment Program Facilitator, Patille has been teaching Dance from the Heart classes to youth since 2017 at nonprofits and schools across Los Angeles. She is passionate about creating brave and safe spaces for youth to ground, de-stress, explore their identity and discover their passions. Patille brings ten years of Youth Wellness Advocacy to her work. She is a trauma-informed Yoga teacher, Reiki Master Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, and Painter. Patille's mission is to support the community with tools that promote wellbeing, emotional resilience, inner peace, and positive self-esteem.

WATCH: Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'
Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans hosted by Keke Palmer
ExoLab-8 Legumes in Space
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ENCORES: "Not Just Another Day Off"
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize Lecture from Oslo, 11 Dec. 1964 (teaser)
Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
Watch: What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked | 'America, Interrupted' Podcast
CODE OF HONOR

I pledge to uphold the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service in the pursuit of excellence. Integrity. Humility. Leadership. Respect. Service. Adapted-Updated December 6, 2017 © National Speech & Debate Association

Virtual field trip to our animal shelter
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These Questions Can Help You Connect (Even When You're Apart) | The Science of Happiness
"Auld Lang Syne" instrumental | Pipers Of The World | [Official Video]
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Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn | December 21 2020 | Griffith Observatory
Dance Through the Decades

CARPE DIEM


“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day--that is the highest of arts.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Ella Fitzgerald - Christmas Songs (FULL ALBUM)

EMERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM ROCKIN' IT AGAIN!

On 12/12 Emerson’s Speech and Debate Team competed in the second Southern California Junior Forensics Tournament. They were once again victorious! Placing in the final round were Kaelyn Simon, Layla Sadrieh, and Gigi Merz with their Dramatic Interpretation pieces, Merrick Cheung and Sophie Soltis in

Poetry, Mieko Poindexter in Storytelling, Danial Farzinpour, Drew Stern, and Diana Barksdale in Improptu and finally Daniel Farzinpour also placed in Spar! All of the team members that competed this Saturday worked hard and we are so excited for our next competition in February. Go panthers!

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05: Hanukkah Oh Hannukkah - Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller - from A Magical Time of Year

Superintendent Beutner

December 7, 2020

Dear Colleague,

I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. My commitment remains the same as I made when we were forced to close schools in March – we will do all we can to protect the health and safety of all in the school community.

This commitment also means we must respond to current conditions in the community. Because of the dangerously high level of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, it is no longer safe and appropriate to have any students on campus. We will also be asking those who are currently working at schools to work from home if at all possible for the rest of the semester.

This is greatly disappointing to all who have been working so hard to build a proper foundation for students’ return to campus. Clean schools, proper health protocols and COVID-19 testing for all at schools make a difference but they don’t provide immunity to the virus. We can’t create a bubble for the school community. When things are so dangerous in the communities we serve it has implications for schools as well.

A Stay at Home Order means what it says. While our practices and protocols are working, the level of risk is too high and it is growing.

These changes at schools will remain in effect until the next school semester begins on January 11. We’ll continue to evaluate the situation and provide updated information along the way.

Our food relief efforts at schools will remain open because the need continues – we provided almost ¾ million meals to hungry children and adults just this past Friday alone.

We will also continue providing free COVID-19 testing at schools because it is keeping our school community safer and it provides us with important information we will need to reopen schools in the safest way possible.

Our goal remains the same – to return students to schools as soon as possible in the safest way possible. Local conditions matter – COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles are almost 3 times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York. If the level of COVID-19 in Los Angeles was like that in San Francisco or New York, we would not be taking these steps.

My hope is this action today will not only protect the health and safety of all in the school community but will keep the focus where it needs to be – getting the spread of COVID-19 down to levels where schools can safely reopen.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Austin

YOU ARE WONDER FULL

You are not a passive observer in the cosmos. The entire universe is expressing itself through you at this very minute. ~ DEEPAK CHOPRA

Gratitude celebrates life with a joyful "yes" at every knot of the great network in which everything is connected to everything. ~ BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST

2020 Gratitude Video

@RootsandShoots #GOODFORALLCHALLENGE

Join Dr. Jane Goodall in @rootsandshoots #GoodForAllChallenge 11.18 to 11.25 doing good things each day for 8 days to enter 2021 with a BANG. Send a message to the whole world that WE’VE GOT THIS by being bold, being kind, and doing good! Learn more and sign up today at http://bit.ly/goodforallchallenge
How to Get Free Digital Access to Books, Music, and Movies for Students
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"For us to transform as a society, we have to allow ourselves to be transformed as individuals. And for us to be transformed…we have to allow for the incompleteness of any of our truths and a real forgiveness for the complexity of human beings."

~ ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

Building the National Native American Veterans Memorial
The Evolution of Dance - 1950 to 2019 - By Ricardo Walker's Crew

DIGITAL COMPASS GAME

Sharpen your mad digital citizenship skills through a choose-your-own-path interactive game available free online here and below in English and Spanish.

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用葡萄皮给自己做件衣服,是一种怎样的体验?
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
这绝对是一碗艺术 : 素有面食文化活化石之称的正宗兰州牛肉面
SELF CARE VIRTUAL CALMING ROOMS

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.

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California School Library Association

CSLA will actively work to develop inclusive school libraries that celebrate Black American experiences, honor all home cultures, and provide mirrors, windows, and microphones for all students in California.

MS. Stuback's EMERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM

Ms. Stuback's Speech and Debate Team made Emerson proud in the 1st Southern California Junior Forensics League tournament of the season.

CONGRATULATIONS PANTHERS!

Open SPAR - Daniel Farzinpour 10th, 4th Jesse Abrams, 3rd Aaron Eliassian, 1st Elijah Chen

Novice SPAR - Diana Barksdale 6th, Estella Briones 2nd, Sophie Soltis 1st

Storytelling - Drew Stern 6th

Declamation - Kaelyn Simon 3rd

Emerson STEM Academy ExoLab-8

ExoLab-8: Root Nodulation in Legumes in Microgravity

ExoLab-8/Magnitude.io/Ms. Barbeau's DonorsChoose STEM Project

The EXO-LAB - 8 Growth chamber funded and we are hoping we can all have at it! The subscription is for 150 kids and 5 teachers. Ms. Barbeau is looking to partner with teachers with DonorsChoose Projects.
*If you have a www.donorschoose.org account - Please consider REACTIVATING it. If you REFER a new teacher to try www.donorschoose.org YOU get $25.00 to any proposal you post.

*If you don't have a www.donorschoose.org account - Please use the names of the teachers already using www.donorschoose.org. YOU will earn $50.00 towards your new proposal. (I'll even help you write it.) The teacher that referred you will earn $25.00.

email Ms. Barbeau at tbb9893@lausd.net

VOTE

"The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy." ~ John Lewis

KIDZ BOP Kids - Best Day of My Life (Official Music Video) [KIDZ BOP 26]
TAKE A HIKE TUESDAY (by request:-))

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/travel/dolomites-italy-hut-hiking.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

https://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/marine-mammal-information/cetaceans/

Allow things to unfold and you will find your purpose in life | Peggy Oki | TEDxQueenstown
THANKFUL THURSDAY

https://gratefulness.org/explore/

A Grateful Day with Brother David Steindl-Rast - Gratefulness.org
FLAMENCO FRIDAY

https://www.atrafana.com/youtube-flamenco-guitar-lessons---fuente-y-caudal.html

Fuente y Caudal (Paco de Lucía) - Victoria Ruiz

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

CHECKING OUT LIBRARY BOOKS IS EASY PEASY! LOG IN HERE:

Log in with your SSO to the online Emerson Destiny Catalogue. Place library books on hold. Email Mrs. Scatolini at avs7077@lausd.net and your library books will be placed in the Main Office for pick up between 8 AM - 12 PM. ENJOY READING YOUR BOOKS!

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"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Voting changes in Los Angeles County | Election 2020
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"To be yourself in a world that is trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

For you, California
California Humanities: What is your California Story?
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John Lennon's Imagine @ London 2012 Olympics - Children's Choir Performance | Music Monday
Nina Simone and Emil Latimer - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
Joni Mitchell - Woodstock (Live In-Studio 1970)

Homework Help

Joy Harjo is the nation's first ever native American Poet Laureate. She reads a poem from her new book "An American Sunrise".

For Calling the Spirit Back From Wandering the Earth in its Human Feet | Joy Harjo
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CONGRATULATIONS LAKERS 2019/2020 CHAMPIONS!

Dear Basketball - Kobe Bryant [1978-2020]

POETRY IN ANIMATION

Bao [Winner of the Academy Award for Best Short Film] [2018] Cut short version
Academy of American Poets

Poetry in the Classroom Calendar 2020/2021

Misty Copeland: How to get a dancer's body

READERS ARE LEADERS

Hello Panthers! Sign in to the Emerson Destiny Library link below to search for books we have available on the shelves in the library. You may also email me directly at avs7077@lausd.net with the Book/Author you are searching for in the catalogue. Please include your first and last name and student ID number to check out books from the library. I will place all books downstairs for pickup. Thank you, kindly.

Mrs. Scatolini, Librarian

avs7077@lausd.net

POETRY IN NATURE

Seven Worlds, One Planet: Extended Trailer (ft Sia and Hans Zimmer) | New David Attenborough Series

POETRY IN ART

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POETRY IN SPORT

Our Oceans, Our Restaurants
Modern Marvels: The Real National Treasure - Full Episode (S16, E18) | History

POETRY IN PHOTGRAPHY

POETRY IN MUSIC

Vintage Brazil Touch - Best Of Vintage Brazilian Songs

BAILAMOS!

Paul Terry - Tai Chi First Section - April 2, 2017
Mongolian Music - Boerte - Gobi

"A good deed doesn’t just evaporate and disappear. Its consequences saturate the universe and the goodness that happens somewhere, anywhere, helps in the transfiguration of the ugliness." ~ Desmond Tutu

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Tai Chi Chuan Proven Health Benefits

Benefits of practicing Tai Chi Chuan: Most recommended aerobic exercise for coronary artery disease. Reduced tension, anxiety fatigue, depression and confusion. Improved mood states, reduction of anxiety states. Improved co-ordination.

"SUCCESS IS HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART BECAUSE YOU MADE THE EFFORT TO DO YOUR BEST"

~ Coach John Wooden, UCLA
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True success - John Wooden

How To Place Library Books On Hold Through Your Schoology Account

RIP RBG

“It takes not only talent, but willingness to work hard, to make dreams come true.”

~ Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency. Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community."

~ bell hooks

DIFFERENT | Award Winning Short Film by Tahneek Rahman
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Draw Diary of a Wimpy Kid with Jeff Kinney
EMPATHY - BEST SPEECH OF ALL TIME By Simon Sinek | Inspiritory
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Bud Not Buddy Trailer
TED-Ed Student Talks Program

• A program that supports students in discovering, developing and sharing their ideas in the form of TED-style talks. • A platform that helps students develop presentation literacy skills while connecting them to a global community.

UCLA World Arts And Cultures

UCLA World Arts and Cultures pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (Elders), and 'eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers.

Starlink Mission
"Write. Right. Rite.": Jason Reynolds Presents New Video Series
StoryCorps Connect: How To
Dear Basketball - Kobe Bryant [1978-2020]

More Online Distance Learning Resource Links


LAUSD Textbook Website Excel Sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K6I4BVO5D4Hjo9ArnoURxJiJ2DrVJY2vESCjsmVgMIk/edit#gid=872087746


LAUSD ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

https://search.proquest.com/coronavirus/index?accountid=617


Accessing LAUSD Digital Textbooks

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K6I4BVO5D4Hjo9ArnoURxJiJ2DrVJY2vESCjsmVgMIk/edit#gid=872087746


Up For Debate

https://cavendishsquaredigital.com/subject/25


Columbia Grangers Online Collection

http://www.columbiagrangers.org/Home.html


American Library Association

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/


California School Library Association

http://csla.net/instruction/


American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/


American Association of School Librarians

http://www.ala.org/aasl/


LAUSD WEEK ONE RESOURCES

https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17056


LAUSD Beyond the Bell

https://btb.lausd.net/


LAUSD Students Health and Human Services

https://achieve.lausd.net/shhs


WEST LA COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS WELCOME BACK 2020/2021

https://sites.google.com/lausd.net/west-la-community-of-schools/home


Los Angeles Unified School District Family-Student Handbook

https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/domain/172/home/docs/LAUSD%20Family-Student%20Handbook%20FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2alx561QGvhg6nylA5NnFu5LW15KqaFIATUYbO-hypT0oPTTrGUC3sIaE


HOW TO ACCESS YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT THROUGH SCHOOLOGY VIDEO

(Thank you Mrs. Carroll, Teacher Librarian @ Millikan Middle School)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LDOvy5nneXrYfayLWXXas_wKuXVllKd4/view


EARTH FOCUS/KCET

https://www.kcet.org/shows/earth-focus


826LA

https://826la.org/programs/


LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

https://www.youtube.com/user/lapublichealth


UCLA ARTS & HEALING HOPE COMMUNITY SERIES

https://uclartsandhealing.org/services/community-services/hope-series/


QUOTE OF THE DAY

"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."

JOHN LEWIS

LOVE MOTHER EARTH!

GENERATION EARTH and TREE PEOPLE!

https://pw.lacounty.gov/epd/ge/

Bob Dylan & The Band "Forever Young" - A Tribute To Bob Dylan
#MLK: Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. Oslo, Norway. December 11, 1964.
Cesar Chavez speaking at UCLA 10/11/1972
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Unprecedented