Coyotes Who Care Week

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What Do You Want To Do?

There are so many fun ways to get involved in your child’s Wonderland experience. Kids just love it when their parents are on campus, helping out.

Take our 5-minute survey and see the wide variety of activities where you can make a difference in your child’s life.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2JJ5XMS

 

Music Ensembles Now Forming

3rd, 4th & 5th graders can participate in an extra music class under the guidance of Richard Lawton. Four different ensemble options to choose from: recorder ensemble, chorus, percussion featuring Orff xylophones, and Coyote String Band. No experience necessary. The first meeting is Monday, August 25th.

For more information and to download the permission slip, click here for English. Click here for Korean.

 

Back To School Night: Childcare Available

Back to School Night 2014

Student Council Class Rep Elections

Election Day for 2014-15 Student Council Class Representatives and Way of Council Class Representatives is Thursday, August 28th. Campaigning begins Monday, August 25th. Interested students and their parents should sign & return the form to their teacher.

Class Representatives – Two students from each 1st – 5th grade class will be elected to represent their classrooms. Main duties include reporting all information from every Student Council meeting back to your class. This requires attending every meeting (held every other week usually during lunch), speaking in front of your entire class, and being informed enough to answer any questions from your teacher or classmates. You will discuss with your classmates and teacher any concerns or ideas to improve your school experience, conduct class-wide votes, and report any results to the Student Council Presidents. You may also be required to lead your class at special events or fundraisers. To run for class representative, you should have an interest in making your school better and not be shy about asking people for their ideas and opinions.

Way of Council Class Representatives – One student from each 3rd – 5th grade class will be elected to represent their classrooms. Main duties include reporting all information from every Way of Council Class Rep meeting back to your class. This requires you attend every meeting (held once a month during lunch) and every Student Council meeting (held every other week usually during lunch). You must be comfortable speaking in front of your entire class and able to answer any questions from your teacher or classmates. You will discuss any concerns or ideas that could be addressed through the practice of Council. You will be student facilitators at Family Councils. You may also be asked to suggest ‘prompts’ for classroom councils. To run for Way of Council Class Representative, you should have a strong interest in Council and the Peace Talk Protocol.

Candidates can make 1 standard size poster, measuring a maximum of 18×24 inches, which can be displayed in or near your classroom when campaigns begin on Monday, August 25th. Absolutely no handouts (gifts, pencils, toys, food, stickers, etc.) allowed. Candidates will make a speech, no longer than 1 minute, to their class prior to the election on August 28th.

 

FOR THOSE RUNNING FOR CLASS REP:

NAME of STUDENT: _____________________________________DATE: __________________________

TEACHER: ________________________________ROOM #________________ GRADE: ______________

I understand that my child is interested in running for the position of class representative. We have discussed the responsibilities that are involved in Student Council.

STUDENT SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________

 

FOR THOSE RUNNING FOR WAY OF COUNCIL CLASS REP:

NAME of STUDENT: ______________________________________DATE: _________________________

TEACHER: ________________________________ROOM #________________ GRADE: ______________

I understand that my child is interested in running for the position of Way of Council class representative. We have discussed the responsibilities that are involved in Student Council.

STUDENT SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________

e-Welcome Packets DUE MONDAY 8/18

The new school years brings new forms for parents to complete and return to your teacher by Monday, August 18th.
Help us prepare for a productive and organized 2014–15.

LAUSD REQUIRED FORMS:

IMPORTANT WONDERLAND DOCUMENTS  (some require action on your part):

Calling All Friends of Wonderland…

Dear Wonderland Families,

The results are in and we have some very exciting news! In 2013, Wonderland Avenue Elementary ranked #4 out of 527 LAUSD elementary schools and ranked in the top 2% in all of California. And there’s more. Thanks to the financial support from you, the families of Wonderland, last year our school raised and spent more than $550,000 to fully fund Wonderland’s music, art, physical education and From The Ground Up garden programs as well as library, teachers aides, classroom technology, and advanced professional training for our incredible teachers. To be clear, we received no money from LAUSD to pay for any of these, all of the money that paid for all of these programs came directly from your contributions.

As we prepare for the new school year, we want to make sure that every one of these programs is once again available for every student and so we are coming to you, the families of Wonderland, for your support. With $60,000 “in the bank” we need to raise an additional $500,000 to fund these essential programs for the new school year.

Your donation of $1000 for every child would cover our entire annual budget. That’s a month of pre-school tuition, never mind the cost of a private elementary school that can top more than $35K.

We understand $1000/year ($100 a month, for ten months) is difficult for some families. We also know that other families, acting as benefactors, will provide two, three, even ten times that amount. The important thing is that every family participates. Together, we make our budget. We will get this done.

Please make your pledge now so we can guarantee these programs for this school year. Simply visit www.wonderlandschool.org/donation and choose the level that is right for your family. Be a “Friend of Wonderland” so that together we can continue to provide our children the very best in public education.

Want to find out more about Friends of Wonderland, the parent-led volunteer group that raises money for our school? Drop off the kids then join us for coffee at our first meeting on Friday, August 15 at 8:30am in Room 5 next to the main office. Everyone is welcome.

Thank you for all you do for our remarkable community!

Best,

Shawn Silver
Chair, Friends of Wonderland
shawnmsilver@gmail.com

Friends of Wonderland Board 2014-2015
Shawn Silver, Chair
Melissa Burton Melnick, Co-Vice Chair
Lorena Costino, Co-Vice Chair
Mindy Tankel, Treasurer
Karla Lopez, Advisor to the Board

Additional Directors
Mimi Bonetti
Kate Carone
Marci Koch
Libby Lydecker
Allene Mikolyski
Amy Neunsinger
Lindsay Pennington
Leila Pirnia
Jason Post
Valerie Sarkissian
A.J. Seraji
Ned Sherman
Bo Zenga

2014-15 Class Rosters

Click on either the Home School or the Magnet School roster to find out which classroom your child is assigned. The classrooms are listed in ascending grade level order.

Please note that Virginia Toppino is teaching a 2nd/3rd grade “split” home school class in Room 6. Marissa Robinson is teaching 1st grade in Room 19.

Home School Roster 2014-15

Magnet School Roster 2014-15

 

The 1st-5th grade class rosters will be hung tomorrow morning along the Lower Yard fence where students should meet up with their teachers.

The kindergarten class rosters will be hung by 9am on the wall near the Circle.

 

 

 

Farm Fresh Produce Delivered Weekly

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School Supplies Lists Available

Many teachers have created a list of the school supplies they would like each student to have for the start of the 2014-15 school year.

 

Click here to see how your school supply purchases can earn money back for Wonderland.

 

Kindergarten – Rooms 1, 3 & 4 – Jane Raphael, Steve Song & Nicole Lacy will distribute their lists on the first day of school

1st Grade - Rooms 19 & 21 – Marissa Robinson & Jenni Gary

1st Grade - Room 7 – Dara Sae-Tang

2nd Grade - Rooms 8 & 9 – Daniela Zarakowski & Marcy McLeod

2nd/3rd Grade Home School – Room 6 – Virginia Toppino

3rd Grade Home School - Rooms 12  13  - Cathy Weiss & Blanca Salazar

3rd Grade Magnet School - Rooms 16 & 17 – Denise Lamoureaux & Shira Epstein

4th Grade Home School – Room 15 – Shannon Brier

4th Grade Home School – Room 23 – Chris Austin

4th Grade Magnet School - Rooms 24 & 26 - Joseph Ellis & Anjali Ryan

5th Grade Home School – Room 18 – Lauren Hamilton

5th Grade Home School - Room 25 – Harold Galvez

5th Grade Magnet School - Rooms 20 & 22 – Ben Oasay & Zach Earl