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801 West 135th Street
Gardena, CA 90247
Office: 310-324-4454
Fax: 310-538-4976

CDE: 1964733-6018550
Map: tinyurl.com/135th-map

 

Mission Statement

The mission of 135th Street School is to provide students with high quality education, skills, and learning opportunities to lead productive, healthy lives through effective teaching, collaboration, a safe school environment, and infusing learning into all areas of our students’ lives.

Title IX Information

Each student and employee has a right to learn and work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. No District student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression. 

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that ensure equality in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on sex or gender. Title IX applies to both male and female students in any educational institution receiving federal funding.  California Education Code Sections 200 through 282 and Los Angeles Unified School District Board Policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender.

Title IX requires that every school district or institution have a Title IX/Bullying Complaint Manager to whom concerns or complaints regarding sex discrimination can be made. 

Complaint Process 

Students or parents/guardians should report their verbal or written Title IX complaint to the school administrator or Title IX/Bullying Complaint Manager within six months form the date of the alleged incident occurred or first obtained knowledge.  Please call (310) 324-4454 and ask to speak with anyone of the following Title IX Complaint Managers.  You can also email your complaint:

Title IX Managers 

Dr. Osorio (Principal)  Email: peo3279@lausd.net

Ms. Kanemitsu (Assistant Principal) Email: tnakam1@lausd.net  

Ms. Heredia (TSP Coordinator)  Email: nxs7835@lausd.net 

Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, call the Educational Equity Compliance Office at (213) 241-7682.

 

October 22, 2015 National Bus Driver Appreciation Day

2016-2017 Dragon Fundraising Totals

School Wide Fundraisers:

1st Fundraiser: September, 2016; 1st Kids First Fundraiser Total:

2016-  8,501 (Total Sales) minus 4,857.45 (Cost of Items)=  3,643.55 (Gross Profit)

2015-  9,116 (Total Sales) minus 5,238.63 (Cost of Items)=  3,878(Gross Profit)

1st Grade Fundraiser During Literacy/Math Day October 15, 2015:                                                                                                                       

$196.67 (Cost of Items) - $827.17 (Total Sales)=$630.50 (Gross Profit)

These funds will be used to purchase the services of a school bus for a fieldtrip, literacy incentives, instructional materials, and fabric/props for International Day Celebration in May, 2016. 

2nd Fundraiser: February, 2016; Helen Grace Chocolate Fundraiser Total: $13,660 (Total Sales) minus $6,840 (Cost of Items)=  $6,840  (Gross Profit)

3rd Fundraiser: March, 2016 2nd Kids First Fundraiser Total: $2,031 (Cost of Items) - $3,278 (Total Sales)=$1,247 (Gross Profit) 

1st Grade Fundraiser for International Day Celebration Needs April 15, 2016:                                                                                                                       

$562.50 (Cost of Items) - $1, 250 (Total Sales) - Loss $15 (Broken Churros, Absent Students, Students Leaving Early)= $672.00 (Gross Profit). These additional funds will be used materials, fabric, and props for International Day Celebration on May 27, 2016. 

April 21, 2016: Lorax Movie (Earth Day Activity): Profit $6.00

2nd Grade Photo Booth: $1.00 each (Cost of Items) - $456 (Total Sales)= $273 (Gross Profit)  

Funds collected allow us to purchase the services of school buses for fieldtrips, and student incentives such as certificates, special pencils, metals, and trophies.  Each school bus costs about $500.00 and fits two classes.  There is no other budget allocated to the school to pay for these items.

Thank you for your continued support.  It helps us provide enriching experiences for your children. 

We Salute Our Safety Valet Volunteers !!

2015-2016 Parent Center News !!

For the 2015 school year, we will have parent workshops from 8:00-10:30 a.m. facilitated by the Division of Special Education in the Parent Resource Center.

September 15 , 2015: Early Childhood Development, Children's Cognition & Language Dev. ages 3-6 yrs.

September 16, 2015: Nurturing your child's development (ages 7-11) Part I

September 17, 2015: Nurturing your child's development (ages 7-11) Part II

September 29, 2015: Helping your child succeed in Reading, Writing, & Math

October 7, 2015: Making home to school connections

October 8, 2015: Empowering your child to succeed

December 7, 2015: Social Emotional Learning

December 17, 2015: Bullying; What every parent needs to know

April 11, 2016:  Early Childhood Development, Children's Cognition & Language Dev. ages 3-6 yrs.

April 12, 2016:  Early Childhood Development, Children's Cognition & Language Dev. ages 3-6 yrs.

Come join us in your parent center! :)

We Now Have a Basketball Court !!

After 2 years of working in collaboration with L.A.'s BEST, we now have our 1st Basketball court for students to enjoy!  Students are excited about playing basketball with their friends. 

Thank you Ms. Saldana ( L.A.'s BEST Coordinator) and Mr. Herrera (Paraprofessional) for all of your help to get us our Basketball Court !!

Parent Workshops: G.A.T.E. Gifted and Talented Education

All parents and families of 135th Street Elementary are invited to attend the Local District South parent workshops focusing on Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.)  at Robert E. Peary Middle School  Math/Science/Tech. Magnet 1415 W. Gardena Blvd. Gardena, CA. 90247 (310) 225-4289.

Dates:

Oct. 27, 2015       8:30 –9:30 am   Orientation for parents of GATE students

Nov. 30, 2015      5:30-6:30 pm    Current research & literature on  gifted education

Jan. 26,2016        8:30-9:30 am    Parent Professional Development & Enrichment opportunities for GATE students outside of school

March 29, 2016    5:30-6:30 pm   Coordinate the talents of GATE parents in support of the program

May 24, 2016      8:30-9:30 am     Establish partnerships between the GATE program and local business/ community organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact : Lee Lee Chou, Instructional Director  or Theresa Arreguin, Parent Administrator at

(310) 354-3400. 

We Now Have Soccer Nets !!

Thanksgiving Donation Drive

Thanks to the generosity of our students, parents, teachers, and school staff, our Thanksgiving Donation Drive brought in $840.00 and 3 frozen turkeys !!!

We were able to purchase twenty-one $40.00 gift cards for Food 4 Less to help families have a wonderful thanksgiving dinner. 

On behalf of the 135th Street Elementary School community, we wish you a Thanksgiving holiday filled with friends, family and loved ones.  We have so much to be thankful for. 

With Great Gratitude,

Dr. Pablo E. Osorio

Principal

School Uniforms are Cool !!! :)

Polo Shirts and Hoodies On Sale Now !!!

Polo Shirt:     $15.00 Each

Hoodie:          $20.00 Each

Come to the main office to purchase your child a cool polo shirt or hoodie.

They have our embroidered school logo :)

 

135th St. Elem. Dragon T-Shirts Are Here :)

Thanks to the generous donation from Studio One Photography,  all of our students received a free 135th St. Elementary School Dragon T-Shirt. 

I encourage all students to wear their new T-Shirt on Mondays to show they are proud to be a 135th Street Elementary School Dragon!! :) 

We Participated in the 2015 Great California ShakeOut Drill !!

We are getting ready!  At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, our school and millions of Californians practiced “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great California ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever!

Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? As with anything, to act quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.

In addition, this earthquake drill is part of our emergency preparedness Safe School Plan.  We have an emergency supply of first aid materials, water, food, and toiletries at school, so don't worry your child is safe here when an emergency happens.  

Additional emergency preparedness information can be found online at www.earthquakecountry.org.

LAUSD Resources for Families:  ParentEmergencyInformation.lausd.net - Information for parents about a variety of school emergencies.

LAUSD Resources for Employees: steps.lausd.net - STEPS is a series of short, online courses designed to prepare LAUSD employees for emergency situations.

135th St. Elem. Makes a Strong Presence at 2015 CSUDH Education Fair

In collaboration with L.A.'s BEST, 135th St. Elementary was well represented at this year's CSUDH Education Fair.  Our students and their families had a great time and learned about the importance of going to college and of the many programs to help them get there and graduate!

Creating a College Going Culture Awesome! :)

Thank you Ms. Saldana (L.A.'s BEST Coordinator) for helping us get funding for the bus!

Thanksgiving Donation Drive


November 21 , 2016

Dear 135th Street Elementary Families,

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching.  While Thanksgiving is special time of the year to celebrate with our families, friends, and loved ones, it is also a time to open our hearts to those less fortunate.  Here at 135th Street Elementary School, we recognize the need to support our families who are facing hardship this Thanksgiving holiday. 

I would like to Thank all who donated to this year's Thanksgiving Donation Drive!  Your generous spirit brought in $500.00.  We purchased 25 prepaid food cards which our families in need can use to purchase items needed to prepare a special Thanksgiving dinner.   

Here are some things you can also do with your family to support our Gardena Community:

  • Volunteer at a neighborhood homeless shelter or local food bank.
  • Speak to your child about the importance of giving to others less fortunate.
  • Giving to those less fortunate helps to teach our students empathy and compassion.   

Thank you all for your generous spirit.  I wish you a Thanksgiving holiday filled with friends, family and loved ones.

With Great Gratitude,

Dr. Pablo E. Osorio

Principal

Red Ribbon Week Celebration! :)

What is the Red Ribbon Week Celebration?

The Red Ribbon Celebration is a national awareness campaign.  The Red Ribbon Campaign originated when drug traffickers murdered Federal Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985.  The red ribbon became a symbol to eliminate the demand for illegal drugs.  The celebration is designed to create awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs; to support community prevention coalitions; and to organize alternative activities in support of healthy and safe communities.  Red Ribbon Week is formally celebrated annually between October 23-31th.

At 135th St. Elementary Red Ribbon Week is celebrated  October 23-31, 2016,  We encourage All students to participate in these activities.  Also, All staff, join in the fun :)

Thursday, October 20

Too Bright for Drugs Day- Wear your favorite glasses or sunglasses 

Friday, October 21

We Do Pink NOT Drugs- Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness     

Monday, October 24

Sock it to Drugs Day- Wear Crazy Socks Day

Tuesday, October 25

Red Ribbon Day-Wear Red to Show Support for Our Teachers (UTLA)

Wednesday, October 26

Hats Off to Being Drug Free Day- Wear a Crazy Hat or Your Favorite Hat/Cap

Thursday, October 27

Team Up Against Drugs Day- Wear your favorite sport team Shirt/Jersey

Friday, October 28  We Do Pink NOT Drugs- Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness     

Monday, October 31

Crazy Hair But NOT Crazy to do Drugs Day: Crazy Hair Day

 

 

 

Latino/a Heritage Month Art Contest Winners !!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 National Walk to School Day :)

We are Celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2016

Character Counts at 135th Street Elementary!

Character Counts at 135th Street Elementary!  Along with teaching academics, we believe strongly in reinforcing good character traits. We use the CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education which doesn't exclude anyone.

The program is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on.  These are values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.  The 6 Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  You can also help to reinforce these character traits at home. 

Welcome Back 2016 :)

Back-To-School Event

We Are Now Enrolling for the New School Year!

We would love for your child to come and join our school community!  We are now enrolling NEW STUDENTS for the new school year.  Our school has openings in ETK, TK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. If you would like more information about our school or to receive an enrollment packet, please come to the Main Office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

We hope to see you soon :)

Dr. Pablo Osorio

Principal

2016 Video in the Classroom Award Winner !!!

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Congratulations to Dr. Andrews (Theater Arts Instructor), Mr. Logan (5th Grade Teacher) and his students!  Their movie entry won the 2016 Video in the Classroom Award!  Awesome Work! :) 

2016 Staff Appreciation

2016 Teacher Appreciation

At 135th St. Elementary We Respect and Honor Our Earth !

Our Murals Got Restored ! :)

In March We Celebrate Women's History Month

We Love 135th St. Elem.!!

Thank You for Completing the 2015-2016 School Experience Survey !!

The School Experience Survey is an annual survey is designed to give schools important insight into what staff, students and parents think about the learning environment at each school.
 
The School Experience Survey is an annual survey which is designed to give schools important insight into what staff, students, and parents think about the learning environment at each school. 
 
Here at 135th Street Elementary, your opinion matters! 
 
I would like to thank all parents, students, and school staff for their support in completing this year's School Experience Survery!
 
According to our calculations, we achieved 83% return rate !!!  That is AWESOME! 
 
Several classes achieved 100% return of surveys by the due date and will Win a DJ Glow Pizza Party!!  Other class that achieved 100% return of surveys after the due date and will Win a DJ Glow Party!! 
  
Dr. Pablo Osorio
Principal
Today: 12/3/16

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2016-2017 Dragons Attendance Campaign Challenge!

Our goal is for all students and staff to have 96% or better attendance (7 or fewer absences for the entire school year).  That means that coming to school everyday and on-time is very important.  Everyday of school is a day of learning for students.  When your child is late or absent he/she is missing valuable learning.  So, please help your child come to school everyday and on-time.  We have classroom  and individual attendance incentives such as certificates, medals and trophies!

0 Absences + 0 Tardies + 0 Early Pick ups = Perfect Attendance

Will your child meet the attendance challenge?

Please Bring Us Your Box Tops

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Make a difference in your child's education. Bring your Box Tops for Education!

Our Goal next school year is to raise $800 of Box Tops! Last school year we raised $300.  Help us reach our Goal!  Send your Box Tops on the 1st day of school August 18, 2015 and keep sending them thereafter too.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.  A special thank you goes out to Ms. Pavageau for leading the Box Top for Education Program at 135th Street Elementary :)

Box Top Leaders

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; We Wear Pink on Fridays to Show Support ! :)

In February We are Celebrating African-American Heritage!

75 Day Attendance Challenge !!

Congratulations to Ms. Buffington's 3rd Grade class for achieving 98.31% Attendance on the 75th Day of school which was December 14, 2015!!

Outstanding! AWESOME! :)

Keep it up, remember come to school everyday, on-time, and ready to learn ! :)

Thank you Ms. Turner (PSA Attendance Counselor) for your help in acknowledging excellent attendance! 

50 Day Attendance Challenge Winners !!

Congratulations to Ms. Smith's 2nd Grade class for achieving 98.61% Attendance and being the winner of the Wii Dance Challenge for the month of November, 2015! 

As of October 30, 2015 the following classrooms have achieved 96% or greater attendance!!  Way to Go Dragons :)

Ms. Pavageau, Serrano, Oyama, Ceja, Redford, L. Gutierrez, Ornelas, Juliano, Warner, Smith, Villanueva, Albert-Gonzales, Buffington, Anderson, Williams, Ueda, Lee, and Mr. Munoz, Rosales, Drayer, Abney, and Ginsberg!!

Also, Join me in Congratulating 3rd grade classes Ms. Buffington 98.63% and Ms. Aicher 98.72% for having the highest rate of attendance at the 50th Day of School !!!  That is Outstanding!! :) You are all AWESOME! :)

Keep it up, remember come to school everyday, on-time, and ready to learn ! :)

Thank you Ms. Turner (PSA Attendance Counselor) for your help in recognizing these classes!!

Grand Opening of our New iPad Computer Lab !!

Giving Back to his Community: Donation of Pumpkins

Thanks to the generous donation from Mr. Antonio Atoche (Owner of Pollo Inka in Gardena), we were able to give away pumpkins to our students! He donated 100 pumpkins to our school!  Thank you again Mr. Atoche !! :)  

25 Day Attendance Challenge Winners !!

As of September 25, 2015 the following classrooms have achieved 96% or greater attendance!!  Way to Go Dragons :)

Ms. Blumetti, Ms. De Leon, Ms. Serrano, Ms. Ceja, Ms. Redford, Ms. Ornelas, Mr. Munoz, Ms. Aicher, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Albert-Gonzales, Ms. Buffington, Ms. Francis, Ms. Willliams, Mr. Rosales, Mr. Abney, Ms. Shreeves, Ms. Cueva, Ms. Hurd-Wright, and Ms. Forch

Also, Ms. Ornelas' class has achieved 98.66% attendance!  That is Outstanding!! :)

The whole 5th grade has the highest rate of attendance reaching 96.83%!!!  You are all AWESOME! :)

Keep it up, remember come to school everyday, on-time, and ready to learn ! :)

Thank you Ms. Turner (PSA Attendance Counselor) for your help in recognizing these classes!!

We Welcome Mrs. Elizabeth Delabra as our New Parent Center Director !! :)

2015 Student Council Campaigns

2015 Student Council Elections

Our students are learning first hand about our democratic process as they nominate, prepare and deliver speeches, and vote for their Student Body Representatives.

Thank you Ms. Valles (APIS) for leading this effort! :)

The votes are in!  Congratulations to the following students for being voted into Student Council Office:

President: Kassandra C.

Vice-President:  Kimberly C.

Class Representative: Raymond L.

Historian:  Anthony C.

Secretary: Benjamin B.

Treasurer: Alexander C.

 

Donate to 135th Street School with DonorsChoose.org!

Contribute to special projects and needs at 135th Street School through DonorsChoose.org.

The projects for 135th Street School you can provide help are here. 

Thank you, DonorsChoose!

I love 135th Street Elementary !

2nd Annual Harvest Health Festival

In collaboration with Councilmen Joe Buscaino's office, on Saturday, October 24, 2015 we had our 2nd Annual Harvest Health Fair.  The Fair featured over 26 local community agencies plus 2 booths from 135th Street Elementary offering valuable information on health related issues.  There was entertainment, live band, music, sports games, raffle prizes, food, and lots of fun for the entire family.  We had over 800 participants this year!!  A special thank you goes to Ms. Valgene Pavageau, Ms. Elizabeth Gomez, and Daisy Ybarra (from Councilmen Joe Buscaino's office) for organizing this great event! In addition, a huge thank you goes to all 135th Street Elementary Teachers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals, and parents who volunteered.  Finally, we would like to thank the Harbor Gateway Neighborhood Council for their generous donation of $850.00 which was used to purchase food for this awesome event. :)  

2nd Place Winner City of Gardena Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

Million Word Challenge is Here at 135th St. Elem.

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Have your child make the Million Word Challenge Promise:

Promise to Read:

I promise to read each day and each night.  I'll read to my mom, I'll read to my dad, I'll read to myself; I'll read to the crowd.  It makes no difference If it is silent or loud.  So, I promise to make reading a way of feeding my mind what it needs every day.

Que su hijo/a haga la promesa del Reto de Un Million de Palabras:

Prometo Leer:

Prometo leer de noche y de día. Leeré a mama, leeré a papa, leeré a solas, leeré a mucha gente. No importa si es en silencio o en voz alta.  Así que prometo leer para poder nutrir mi mente con lo que necesita cada día.

March 1, 2016

Dear Families,

We are very excited to have our school participate for the first time in the Million Word Challenge, a reading campaign that promotes a culture of literacy at home.  The campaign encourages students to read millions of words, outside of school time for 12 weeks February 23 through May 16, 2016.  We will reward students for their efforts in reading outside of school.   

~Top Student School-Wide: Bike 

~Top Student per Grade Level: 2 Movie Tickets

~Top Student per Class: High Interest Book

~Top Class School-Wide:  Pizza and Ice Cream Party

~Top class grade level: Fruit Popsicles 

~Individual students: Pencil and Certificate

Here is how you can help you child during the reading campaign:

  • Register for free literacy tips to become eligible to win weekly prizes by calling (888)766-2242 or register on-line at www.familiesinschools.org/million-word-challenge.
  •  Visit the local library or school library to check out books to read at home.
  • Set up a family reading time at home when everyone reads at the same time every day.
  • Have daily conversations with your children and ask them questions about the books they are reading.
  • Help your children track the books they are reading on the Million Word Challenge Reading Log.  When they fill it up, make sure they turn it in to their teacher and ask for a new one to keep reading.

I know that you will encourage your child to continue reading beyond the bell and promote the Million Word Challenge in your home.  We will ask each child to turn in his/her Reading Log to their teacher as soon as they fill it up and ask for blank logs to continue reading.

For more information on how to support your child's reading, visit www.familiesinschools.org/million-word-challenge. Thank you for supporting the Million Word Challenge and helping your child read and succeed.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Pablo E. Osorio

Principal