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WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 16-20 2022
Posted 5/14/22

PLAYA DEL REY STEAM & SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES 

WEEKLY NEWS FOR MAY 16-20, 2022

 

 

MAY WE CELEBRATE: STAFF APPRECIATION, CINCO DE MAYO,  MOTHER’S DAY,  ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER, NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

 

NEW COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE:  As of May 4th, all close contacts will be required to wear a mask for 10 days at all times after exposure indoors. In addition to new requirements, please continue to monitor for symptoms and test weekly.  Medical upgrade mask are still required at school. 

 

ORCHESTRA CONCERT:  Save the date for our in person orchestra performance with two shows directed by our District instrumental teacher, Ms. Kathrine Shaw. The performance is scheduled on Tuesday, May 31st in the Auditorium.  The show times will be after school: 4:00pm; 5:30pm. For information about student performance times for winds, strings and dress attire see flyer here. 

 

THEATRE ARTS SUMMER CAMP: Mr. Donzell, our beloved theatre arts teacher, offering an exciting summer camp engaging in sketch study, movement, on-camera study, and more. The program starts Monday, June 13th and a $50 discount will be given to any Playa student who registers before May 15th. See  flyer for registration link and camp dates. 

 

LAUSD SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE  There is still space available for summer school programs with after school Beyond-the-Bell until 6:00pm at the following sites: Grand View ES, Stoner ES, and Marina MS. The dates for summer programs are from June 22-July 22 M-F 8:30-12:00pm ; with Beyond the Bell from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Please see new attached flyers to register. English Spanish

 

SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS AT OTIS: Summer Youth Camps are now open at Otis College of Art and Design! These weeklong camps offer exciting and engaging art programs for children ages 5-14 and run from Monday, June 13th – Friday, August 5th. Students will have the opportunity to explore a specific art and design focus within a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Camp projects will introduce the elements and principles of art and design through different media ranging from puppet making and graphic design to folk art and ceramics. Our very own Artist in Residence from Otis College, Teri Suzanne (Miss Teri), 

 

PROPOSED 2022-23 LAUSD CALENDAR:   An FAQ helps to explain the calendar.  The Board approved calendar includes:  

  • Addition of 4 optional days for students to have accelerated academic opportunities on Wednesdays, 10/19/22, 12/7/22, 3/15/23 and 4/19/23.

  • First day of school is 8/15/22 and the last day of school is 6/15/23.

UPDATE:  The Board approved the 2022-23 CALENDAR.  

 

 The dates for summer programs are from June 22-July 22, 2022 M-F 8:30am -12:00 noon. Local District West locations: Grand View ES, Marina del Rey MS and Stoner Ave ES.

 

NO FOOD SHARING POLICY: In an effort to be more health and safety conscious during this time, we’re still practicing “No Food Sharing” policy during meal periods and in the after school program.  Please talk with your child/ren that there’s no food sharing or trading during snack or lunch time blocks. Your help is appreciated.


HAPPY MAY STAFF BIRTHDAYS… GERMELINA MERETE-5, JACQUELINE OLIVAS/MR. RAY-8, STEPHANIE ZARET-21

MON, MAY 16

MINDFUL MONDAY:  BE FULLY PRESENT IN THE MOMENT    

8:05AM

Morning Assembly

8:30-2:30PM

Garden Ranger Classes-Session 2 Begins

1:15PM

Young Storytellers: 5th Grade BIG SHOW

2:40/3:34PM

STAR: Art/Cooking

TUE, MAY 17

GRATI-TUESDAY:  BE GRATEFUL AND FOCUS ON WHAT IS GOOD IN OUR LIVES

8:00-3:00PM

COVID Mobile Testing for Students and Staff/Registered Volunteers

8:15AM

Smarter Balance Testing - (Gr. 3-5) Math

8:00-2:30PM

Orchestra with Mrs. Shaw

2:40/3:45PM

STAR: Music Ukulele; Chess

5:00PM

Superintendent Carvalho Town Hall Mtg. Flyer

WED, MAY 18

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY:  PURSUE EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, & SPIRITUAL HEALTH

8:15AM

Smarter Balance Testing - (Gr. 3-5) Math Summative

 

No Music with Mrs. Henze this week

12:40/1:45

STAR: Minecraft/Science Super Sleuths

THU, MAY 19

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY:  DO SOMETHING KIND FOR OTHERS

8:15AM

Smarter Balance Testing-Make Ups 

FRI, MAY 20

FUN FRIDAY:  DO SOMETHING FUN TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND RELATIONSHIPS

 

PDRES SPIRIT DAY! BLUE- WHITE- GRAY 

 

Theatre Arts with Mr. Donzell/ PLAY Program with YMCA (8:00AM-12:15PM)

2:40/3:45

STAR: Eco Station/Soccer

 

LOOKING AHEAD       

5th Grade Physical Testing Window (Until May 31, 2022)

5/25 Venice Community of Schools Townhall Mtg. 5-6:00pm Flyer

5/26 11:00AM Coffee & Conversation with Principal Blue

5/30 MEMORIAL DAY-SCHOOL HOLIDAY OBSERVED

5/31 Spring Instrumental in person concert-Ms. Shaw Performance: 4:00pm; 5:30pm (Auditorium)

6/7 5th Grade Spirit Week (Autographs & Pajama Day)

6/8 5th Grade vs. STAFF Kickball Game

6/7 6:00PM Last FOP Meeting 

6/8-6/10 Minimum Day; 12:39PM Dismissal

6/9 5th Grade Picnic Day

6/10 8:30AM 5th Grade Culmination (seating at 8:30am, Daily Health Check required) Ceremony on Playground

6/10 Last Day of Instruction

6/10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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Valencia Blue, Principal                                    Website: Playadelreyschool.org