Congratulations to Our Young Chefs!

Six students won top honors at our “How Sweet it Is” 2015 Cooking Contest during Green Week:
Best Use of Honey: Honey Dip by Katlia S.
Best Presentation: Honey Cookies by Gracie S.
Winner of Recipe to be used for Tasting in Garden Classes: Carrot Honey Salad by Gianna I.
Best Sweet Award: Pistachio Honey Cigars by Pearl L.
Best Savory Award: Honey Lime Chicken Enchilada by Nicholas C.
Grand Prize Winner: Honey Flan by Catello M.
Congratulations to the winners and all participants who helped us learn more about the invaluable contributions bees make to our world.

Silent Auction Online Ticket Sales Begin

Tickets to Wonderland’s 2015 Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Rock the Casbah are now on sale. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, April 25 at Acabar in Hollywood and features Moroccan fare, fire eaters, and belly dancers. Early bird tickets will be on sale through Friday, April 17. VIP Sheik tables are also available in limited quantities.  Get your tickets early!

Kindergarten Round-Up and School Tours

Several School Tours and Informational Meetings are set to take place this Spring:

Wednesday, April 8 @ 8:30am – Kindergarten Round-Up for prospective 2015-2016 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten parents.

Friday, April 10 @ 8:45am – School Tour for prospective 2015-2016 Home and Magnet School parents.

Monday, May 4 @ 8:45am – School Tour for prospective 2015-2016 Home and Magnet School parents.

Parents must sign-in at the school office. All Tours will begin in the von Studnitz Canyon Club Multi-Purpose Room. Tours are for parents only. If you will be visiting the Wonderland campus, please follow School Parking Guidelines.

 

 

 

The Keys to Success

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Click here for a complete schedule of fun activities during Green Week!

 

Green Week Has A Certain ‘Energy’

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Get Your Science On!

Wonderland’s 6th Annual Science Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 10th from 5 to 7pm in the von Studnitz Coyote Club MPR. Come and experience the innovative projects created by students and teachers. Refreshments and science-themed souvenirs will be sold after school and some of L.A.’s favorite food trucks will be on hand during the event.

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Happy 1st Birthday to the Chickens

Wonder Coop chickens Apollo, Goldie, and Wilson celebrate their first birthday on Wednesday, February 18th with new Spiritwear and the arrival of three new chicks. Come welcome the newbies and purchase a new Schoolyard Farmer T-Shirt or hat to support our seed to table garden program. Takes place in the Circle after school. New Spiritwear will also be available in limited quantities for purchase after school on Thursday, Feb. 19th and Friday, Feb. 20th.

 

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Common Core & Smarter Balanced Tests

Wonderland follows the Common Core standards adopted by the State of California. The English and Math standards enrich our students’ learning by delving deeper with content that is richer and more relevant to their lives. Common Core standards focus on key knowledge and skills, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Our Writer’s Workshop and our Reader’s Workshop align with the standards and have been a part of our curriculum well before the standards were adopted. We are piloting several math programs now with an eye to adopting one to implement for the 2015-16 school year.

To find out more about Common Core, the associated Smarter Balanced Assessments, and how Wonderland students are being actively engaged in the classroom, go to the Common Core website designed by Wonderland’s faculty.

Principal Sean Teer, Magnet Coordinator Karla Lopez, and faculty members Lauren Hamilton and Shannon Brier are hosting two Presentation to Parents to further explain Common Core and to answer questions you may have.  Register here for the seminars.

Thursday, February 26th @ 6pm

Saturday, March 21st @ 10:30am

 

 

Congrats to our Artists!

PTA’s Art Reflections contest winners have been announced. Wonderland students submitted a total of 39 entries on the theme: “The world would be a better place if…”  Congratulations to all entrants and winners!

INTERMEDIATE LITERATURE
Award of Excellence and entry forwarded to the State PTA:
Jane Lichtman, Grade 5 age 10 “Presents for Aadvi”

Awards of Merit:
Isaac Siwoo Lee, Grade 4 age 10 “Litter bugs, Smokers, and Bullies, Go Away!”
Ahhyun Kim, Grade 4 age 9 “A Beautiful World Made”
Samuel Nam, Grade 4 age 9 “The World would be a better place if…”

Honorable Mention:
Evan French, Grade 5 age 10 “All Men Are Created Equal”

PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Award of Excellence:
Cayenne Magdlen, Grade 1 age 7 “No Litterbugs!”

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY
Award of Excellence:
Mischa Nesic , Grade 5 age 10 “Every 21 Seconds”

Award of Merit:
WooJoo Hong, Grade 4 age 9 “Life”
Mika Tappan, Grade 3 age 8 “Ducks in a Pond”
Jordan Swihart, Grade 5 age 10  “Dream On”
Campbell Swihart, Grade 5 age 10 “The Heartbroken Tree”

MUSIC COMPOSITION
Honorable Mention:
Campbell Swihart, Grade 5 age 10 “Silence”

VISUAL ARTS PRIMARY
Award of Excellence:
Rachel Kim, Grade 1 age 6 “The Happy World”
Ashlyn Kim, Grade 1 age 6 “Peace in our world”
Aubrey Stagnaro, Grade 1 age 6 “Butterflies”

Award of Merit:
Stratford Nelson, Grade 2 age 7 “The Cycle of Life”

Honorable Mention:
Gregory Stagnaro, Grade 2 age 7 “If Animals Could Roam Free”

VISUAL ARTS INTERMEDIATE
Award of Excellence:
Dana Kim, Grade 3 age 8 “Path to Happiness Under the Sea”

Award of Merit:
Evette Um, Grade 3 age 8 “Better Place together if we could listen to Animals!”
Mischa Nesic, Grade 5 age 10 “ Water is important to the world”
Mika Tappan, Grade 3 age 8 “Great Horned Owl”
Samuel Nam, Grade 4 age 9 “The World would be a better place if…”

Valentine Grams for Sale

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