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Upcoming Dates

December 5       

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

December 7       

Coffee with the Principal, 8:20 a.m.

School Site Council Meeting, 2:45 p.m.

December 8       

75th Day of School

December 11  

ELAC Meeting at 8:20 a.m.

December 12  

Early dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

December 13  

Health Workshop in Parent Center, 8:30 a.m.

December 14  

Parent Winter Program, Time: TBD

December 15  

Early Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Last Day of First Semester

December 18-January 5  

Winter Break

January 8        

Back to School

January 9      

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

January 15     

No School:  Martin Luther King Holiday

January 16     

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

January 17     

School Site Council Meeting, 2:45 p.m.

January 18    

Coffee with the Principal, 8:20 a.m.

January 22     

ELAC Meeting at 8:20 a.m.

January 23    

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

January 30    

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

5th Grade Parent Meeting

Weemes Elementary School Scholars have the opportunity to receive a full Scholarship to University of Southern California (USC) through the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) Program. 


The NAI program helps students and families prepare for college.  NAI scholars and their families learn about different types of colleges throughout the United States.  NAI helps students and families prepare for and apply to college.


All parents of 5th grade students are invited to attend an informational meeting on:


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

8:15 a.m. 

School Auditorium


Please join us for this very important meeting.



Parent Workshops

Starting on Monday, January 22, Weemes Elementary School will be offering Opening Doors Parent Workshops in English.  This 10-week workshop series will be offered in English on Mondays at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop will be offered in Spanish on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m..


The purpose of Opening Doors is to support parents in their roles as family leader and as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

Opening Doors builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children.  The topics include: 

  • early childhood literacy,
  • health,
  • attendance
  • goal setting 

There will be 10 workshops in total and you are encouraged to attend all of them.  Parents who attend all of them will be given a certificate of completion!


We hope you will join us.  As the dates approach you will get more information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Ms. Chaparro, PSW, at 323-733-9186.

School Site Council

Join us for our next School Site Council meeting!  The meeting will take place as follows:


Wednesday, January 17, 2017

Bobbi Rein Library

2:45 p.m.


I hope you can join us.

Coffee with the Principal

Please join us for the next Coffee with the principal on:

Thursday, January 18, 2017

8:20 a.m.



The 4 B's of Positive Behavior

As part of our Best Behavior initiatives we model, teach and reinforce the following:



     Be Safe

     Be Respectful

     Be Responsible
     Be a Peacemaker.





Students have also learned how to STEP when they encounter conflict.  STEP is a 4-step process for solving problems:

  1. S- Say the problem without blame
  2. T- Think of solutions that are safe and respectful
  3. E- Explore consequences
  4. P – Pick the solution where everyone wins


Before using the STEP process to solve a problem it is very important for children to be calm.  One way to help students calm down is to have them:


1) Stop,

2) Say how they feel, and

3) use a calming down strategy




Some calming down strategies are breathing, counting to 10, or using positive talk.  Positive talk might sound like, “I can solve this problem” or “Everything is going to be okay.”


Calming down and solving problems is not something students automatically know how to do.  We have to teach them and give them opportunity to practice often. When your child has a conflict with someone outside of school, please help them practice calming down and using the STEP process to solve the problem.

Learning to solve conflict is an important life skill students can use now and forever! 

School Attendance Matters

Our goal is that every student be in school at least

96% of the year.

This means no student should miss school more than 7 days throughout the entire school year.  


School attendance is very important!  There is a strong correlation between students with good attendance and students who are academically successful.  Students with good attendance tend to have higher high school graduation rates and tend to achieve higher levels of schooling.  So, please bring your child to school every day and on time.


School starts at 8:06 a.m., so in order to be considered on time students have to be in class by 8:06 a.m.  Please make sure your child arrives at school no later than 8:00 a.m. so they have enough time to make it to class by 8:06 a.m.  Thank you for all your help and support in making sure your child maximizes his/her learning potential.   


Attendance Band Number of Absences                       
Perfect Attendance 0 Absences
Good Attendance 1-7 Absences

At Risk Attendance

8-14 Absences

Poor Attendance  15 or More Absences



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Upcoming Early Dismissals and No School Days

Early Dismissal Tuesdays

Dismissal at 1:25 pm

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30

No School Days

Martin Luther King Jr. Day:  Monday, January 15



School Gate Closing Time

For the safety of our students the school front gate will close every day at 4:45 p.m.  All USC After school programs end no later than 4:00 p.m., so please make sure to pick up your child on time. 

If you have a child in the YDP or YS after school programs, and need to pick up your child after 4:45 p.m., but before 6:00 p.m. please contact Coach Washing at 323-219-7039.

I apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may cause, but it is necessary for the safety of our students and the after school staff.