PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE August 2014
Dear Van Gogh Families,
Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!! It is going to be an amazing year for all of us. Our first weeks at school have been great! It was wonderful to see such a great turnout to Back to School Night, the PTO Meeting, and the Principal’s Chat. It is through our collaboration that we continue to provide a wonderful environment to learn and grow here at Van Gogh Charter.
Our Leadership Council is a decision-making council that is made up of parents and teachers. It meets seven times during the school year. We have three vacant parent positions this year. Please consider making a 2-year commitment. If you are interested, please submit a candidate statement that tells a little bit about yourself and why you would like to serve on the council.
I am still very concerned about our students’ safety during drop-off and dismissal. There are several cars that continue to double park and make U-turns in front of the school. I am also concerned about the many parents that are crossing with their children in the middle of the street instead of using the crosswalks. Let’s be safe first before we are sorry.
On behalf of our students and staff I would like to express our gratitude to Tamar Galatzan, LAUSD Board Member who brightened up the beginning of the school year by providing each classroom with a new laptop and 5 iMacs for our computer lab. We will also be receiving new playground benches and new mats for our doorways. Together we make Van Gogh an incredible school!!
This year our 3rd-5th graders will be taking the Smarter Balanced State exams on the computer. To support them PTO has funded an additional day of computer lab so that they can visit the lab weekly.
This is going to be a great year! I look forward to continue working with all of you and to building relationships with all of our new families!