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WEEKLY UPDATE MAY 23-27 2022
Posted 5/20/22

PLAYA DEL REY STEAM & SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES 

WEEKLY NEWS FOR MAY 23-27, 2022

 

MAY WE CELEBRATE:  ASIAN AMERICAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER &  NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

 

COFFEE & CONVERSATION:  This Thursday, May 26th at 11am, join me for a  virtual coffee and conversation. We’ll talk about summer school, new covid guidelines, and more.   The zoom meeting  link is listed in the “Looking  Ahead” section. 

 

VENICE TOWN HALL: Families are invited to attend the next Venice Community of Schools Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 25th at 5pm to discuss: closing the digital divide, summer school 2022 and new covid protocols. To register and attend, please see flyer here. 

 

STAR SUMMER CAMP:  STAR Summer Camp is now open for registration. Summer camp starts June 13th at various sites. Classes offered from Chess to Theater, Art to Science, our STAR Camps have been curated by enrichment specialists intent on developing deeper interest and expanding intellectual growth for students of all ages and grade levels.  Please visit the website or view the flyer.   Submitted by Ariana Espinoza, PDR STAR Coordinator-arianae@starinc.org

 

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. 

 

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

 

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).
 

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

MON, MAY 23

MINDFUL MONDAY:  BE FULLY PRESENT IN THE MOMENT    

8:05AM

Morning Assembly

8:30-2:30PM

Garden Ranger Classes

9am/11am

Music Center Assembly: The Chameleons Adventures in Space Mime Show

2:40/3:34PM

STAR: Art/Cooking

TUE, MAY 24

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. 5) Science

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 25

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

8:15AM

Smarter Balance Testing - (Gr. 5) Science

 

Music with Mrs. Henze 

12:40/1:45

STAR: Minecraft/Science Super Sleuths

5:00PM

Community of Schools Town Hall Mtg. (see flyer below)

THU, MAY 26

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY:  DO SOMETHING KIND FOR OTHERS

8:15AM

Smarter Balance Testing-Make Ups 

 

Music with Mrs. Henze 

11:00AM

Virtual Coffee with the Principal (see info below)

FRI, MAY 27

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