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Granada Elementary Community Charter Welcomes You!

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Mission Statement

Within a climate of collaboration and mutual respect, our school community prepares all students to become life-long learners and critical thinkers by fostering:

- Higher level thinking, problem solving, and communication skills through the use of researched based practices and differentiated instruction, driven by data analysis.

 -Character development and respect for diversity

 -Creativity and the desire to  become life-long learners.

The School Accountability Report Card

This just newly posted, The School Accountability Report Card gives you all kinds of school statistics about our school.

http://search.lausd.net/cgi-bin/fccgi.exe?w3exec=sarc20142015&which=4233

 

 

Shoparoo- Donate Your Receipts!

Download the FREE Shoparoo App, snap photos of your receipts and our school can earn extra $ 

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http://www.shoparoo.com/

 

GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE!

January 22-26 is the Great Kindness Challenge!  Students, staff, and parents will practice "random acts of kindness" all week. This is a week dedicated to creating and maintaining a culture of kindness at school campuses nationwide. Each student received  Checklist of Acts of Kindness for the week to practice and check off. Another checklist of "50 Kind Acts" was sent home for parents and families to share in the activities!  Remember, KINDNESS MATTERS!

SPELL-A-THON! JANUARY 12-26

It's time for the annual Spell-a-Thon, sponsored by our PTA!  Students of all grade levels are practicing spelling words from grade level lists. Families and community members are supporting the students' efforts by making pledges that students will get 100% of the word correct! This is a fun event that not only supports student learning, but raises money for materials and activities for our students!  Please participate!

Granada Robotics Team

Congratulations to Granada's first ever Robotics Team!  These students learned how to build and program their own robot to perform a set of tasks and then competed with Teams from other schools to see which robots were the most efficient. Our team was entered in the "Rookie" (first time entries) Division and came in 7th place!  The students worked hard, learned a lot, and with the support of their parents and our school coaches, Mrs. Jennings & Mr. Benigno, did a fabulous job!

AWARD WINNING TEACHERS!

Did you know?

LAUSD Teacher of the Year 2016 - Ms. Rivera

CA Association of the Gifted Distinguished Award 2016 - Mr. Ellis

United Way Teacher of the Year 2015 - Mrs. Park

Association of Mexican American Educators Teacher of the Year 2015 - Ms. Rivera

 

Students Awarded $10,000 in "Save the Drop" Contest

Students in the upper grade SDC at Granada Elementary Community Charter School entered a District-wide contest focusing on how to save and conserve water. The students created a seven foot banner depicting different ways to accomplish this goal. The banner won 1st place in the 4th grade division and earned the school $10,000 towards a water conservation project of their choice for their school! Students and their principal were invited to the Awards Ceremony at the LAUSD Board Room on March 8 where they were presented with a giant $10,000 check and enjoyed a light lunch with "Mr. Drop" from the DWP. Congratulations to the students and their teacher, Ms. DeGrace!

 


 

Orchestra Class For Grades 4, 5, & 3!

Our orchestra class, now in it's third year, is offered to students in 4th, 5th, and 3rd grade. Music improves mathematics scores, concentration, and critical thinking skills. Here are a few students practicing with our orchestra teacher, Ms. Atherton.

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Our school also provides instruction in vocal music and dance with an annual Spring Musical performance each year!

 

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We are a Bucket Filling School!

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BUCKET FILLING is a way to encourage positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

Learn how you can become a BUCKET FILLER by visiting the website

Bucket Fillers

BELL SCHEDULE

School Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:10 - 2:33

Tuesdays: 8:10-1:33
 

Recess
Kinder: 9:50 - 10:10 (snack/recess)
First - Fifth: 10:20 - 10:40

Lunch
Kinder: 11:45 - 12:25
First - Third: 12:15 - 12:55
Fourth - Fifth: 12:35 - 1:15

Cafeteria Menu

January 2018:  See LAUSD Food Services Website

Coming Soon: February 2018

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

December 2017/January 2018:

 


 

Principal's Message

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Welcome to Granada Elementary Community Charter!

I am proud to be the principal of this fine school!

Our school motto is, “Creating a Community of Lifelong Learners” and that’s what you will see happening at our school every single day.  Students, teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff all work together to further the academic, social, and positive character development of each child while recognizing the special gifts we each have.

It’s this special feeling of community that bonds us together and makes Granada Elementary the unique and special place it is---you’re going to love it!

Important Traffic Safety Reminder

We ask that you please drive carefully, especially at drop off and pick up times.  Our students are precious to ALL of us. Please drive carefully for the sake of our kids.