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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. Elijah (TSP Coordinator)  Email: ame9954@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)

February, 2017: Helen Grace Chocolate Fundraiser Total: $12,804 (Total Sales) minus $6,402 (Cost of Items)=  $6,402  (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.


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


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!

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

After 5 years of petitioning the Los Angeles Department ofTransportation (LADOT) for a crossing guard on 135th St., we finallyhave been assigned one! I would like to welcome Ms. Antoinetteto our school community. Please join me in welcoming her as shehelps our students and families get to school safely in the morningand get home safely after school.

We welcome you Ms. Antoinette! :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

School will be Closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, in honor of Veterans Day. School will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017. I hope you enjoy your day off as we honor those who have served our country proudly!


The 2017-2018 School Experience Survey Is Here!!

Here at 135th Street Elementary, your opinion matters! 
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.  The survey was sent home with students the week of November 1, 2017.  If you have more than one child at our school, the eldest received the survey to take home.  Please complete it and return it to your child's teacher.  
There are incentives for classes that achieve 100% return of surveys !! 
Dr. Pablo Osorio

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

Next week, along with Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences we will have our Scholastic Book Fair! Stop by and see all the great books we have for sale!

Monday, November 6, 2017
7:30-7:45 a.m.
1:35-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30-7:45 a.m.
1:35-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30-7:45 a.m.
1:35-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:30-7:45 a.m.
1:35-4:00 p.m.

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

Next week, we will hold Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences.Dismissal will be at 1:34 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The schedule is below:

Monday, November 6, 2017
Dismissal 1:34 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Dismissal 1:34 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Dismissal 1:34 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Dismissal 1:34 p.m.

Friday, November 10, 2017-School Closed-Veterans Day

Teachers are eager to share how your child is progressing,meeting, and exceeding challenging Common Core Standards and how we are getting your child college and career ready.

We look forward to see you at school next week :)

Thanksgiving Donation Drive

November 1, 2017


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. 


This year, we would like to provide these with prepaid food cards which they can use to purchase items needed to prepare a special Thanksgiving dinner. 


Please help us help our 135th Street Elementary School families facing hardship.  We truly need your support!


Here is how you can help:

  • Speak to your child about the importance of giving to others less fortunate.
  • Volunteer at a neighborhood homeless shelter or local food bank.
  • If you are able to donate a frozen turkey or canned ham, please drop it off in the main office.
  • If you are able to make a cash or check donation (any amount is gratefully welcomed-including coins), please send donations in the envelope provided labeled “Thanksgiving Donations.” Donations received will be used to purchase the prepaid food cards to give to our families in need.  Do not worry, every little bit counts since it comes from the heart!  Giving to those less fortunate helps to teach our students empathy and compassion.   

You may also drop off donations in the main office.  Please make sure you include your child’s name so we can acknowledge your donation.  Please bring in or send all donations by Monday, November 13, 2017.  


Remember, that every little bit counts.  We have a challenging task ahead but we know you will share meaningfully with our families in need.  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


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, 2017,  We encourage All students to participate in these activities.  Also, All staff, join in the fun :)

Monday, October 23

Sock it to Drugs Day- Wear Crazy Socks Day

Tuesday, October 24

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

Wednesday, October 25

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

Thursday, October 26

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

Friday, October 27

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

Monday, October 30

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

Tuesday, October 31  Crazy Hair But NOT Crazy to do Drugs Day: Crazy Hair Day  





Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

We “Go Pink” on Fridays and Wear Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Have your child wear Pink on Fridays and explain what it means:
We support finding a cure for Cancer in all its forms
We support all people who are fighting the battle against Cancer
We celebrate those people who have won the battle against Cancer :)
We honor those people who have lost their life to Cancer

If you are looking for more information about breast cancer please visit this link:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 National Walk to School Day

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is National Walk to School Day.
Walk to School Day, a Safe Routes to School Los Angeles initiative, brings school communities together to celebrate the fun and healthy benefits of walking, and spotlight the importance of traffic safety.
Students, parents, school staff and administration, and valued community members join in a morning walk that offers fun physical activity. The community’s presence on the streets reminds us to help create calm, safe routes to school for students that walk and bicycle. Students who travel safely to school are more likely to arrive at school ready to learn.
Teachers and school staff members will be at the front of the school welcoming students and families as they arrive at school.
I hope to see you Wednesday morning! :)

Safety Child ID

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

This Friday, September 29, 2017, we will have the Safety Child ID Program at our school. An envelope was sent home with each student earlier this week. If you are interested in purchasing Wearable engraved ID bracelets, or ID necklaces, or Identification Cards for your child, please send the envelope indicating the package you would like to purchase.

This is a service that is provided to our school so that parents can have their child's information in case of an emergency. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Safety Child ID at (866) 436-9244.

Kids First Fundraising

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

Today we held our Kids First Fundraising Kick-Off Assemblies. Each student received a packet with catalogues with items for family and friends to help buy and sell. We reminded all students that they should not go door-to-door to sell items. Instead, family members can participate by taking the catalogues to their worksites, churches, and other gatherings to help sell items from the catalogues.

The turn in date for all orders and money is Monday, October 9, 2017.

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.

2017 Rosh Hashanah- School Closed

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

This Thursday, September 21, 2017, school will be closed in honor of Rosh Hashanah. School will resume on Friday, September 22, 2017. The gates will open at 7:40 a.m.

Picture Day :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

Picture Day will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017. A flyer/envelope with sample pictures and pricing will be sent home next week.

Please send your child to school looking their very best on Friday, September 22, 2017 for Picture Day. Remind them to Smile :)

2017-2018 Parent Advisory and Decision Making Councils Orientation and Elections


Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

On Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. in the Parent Centerwe will hold our 2017-2018 English Learner Advisory Council(ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), and Local School LeadershipCouncil (LSLC) Orientation and Elections. These are all importantCouncils made up of the principal, teachers, parents, and otherschool staff members who provide suggestions and makedecisions on school related topics such as school discipline,school budgets, and school policies to name a few.

So, you are invited to attend and learn about these councils andhow you can be elected to serve on one or more of the councils.

See you on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. in the Parent Center :)

Save the Date

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

All families are invited to Coffee with Superintendent Downing, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Gardena High School 1301 W. 182 St. Gardena, CA 90248

Come meet and greet our LD South Superintendent, Instruction, Operations, and PACE teams. Learn about
your feeder patterns' super powers. Take the opportunity to share our school's innovative practices.

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community, 

The New LAUSD Passport online system is now live.  You will be able to:

* Monitor Grades
* Check Attendance
* Monitor progress towards graduation
* Get information on English Learner Progress
* Connect at any time
* View assessment results
* Update emergency information
* Access forms online

To access Passport go to http://passport.lausd.net

* You will need your child's school ID number. The school ID number is located on your child's report card. You can also stop by the main office or come see Ms. Delabra our parent representative to get your child's school ID number.

Go Dragons! :)

Back To School Event

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

I would like to invite all families to our 2017 Back-To-School Event on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

You are invited to come and visit your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and hear about the instructional program your child will participate in. Teachers will share information about our Balanced Literacy Program (Benchmark Advanced), Focus on Early Literacy Skills/ELLP Academies, Writing Workshop Approach to Writing, Cognitive Guided Instruction in Mathematics, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) lessons/projects, and many other aspects of what makes our school a great place to learn for your child

 We look forward to see you at our Back-To-School Event! :)

Attendance Matters!

Good Morning 135th St. Elementary School Community,

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. "Be Great Not Late."

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?


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 TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade. Please let your neighbors know. If a neighbor would like more information about our school or to receive an enrollment packet, please ask them to come to the Main Office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.  Please let your neighbors know.

Thank you,

Dr. Pablo Osorio


Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

I would like to wish everyone a safe and fun summer break! We had an amazing school year and are looking forward to a great new school year with new exciting programs at our school. We will launch our new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics) Academies Pre-K through 5th grade. Our school will provide lessons and units of study with a STEAM Focus to prepare our students for current and future high demand careers. More information will be forthcoming.

School will resume on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The gates will open at 7:40 a.m.

Enjoy your summer! :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

It is with great honor that I invite all parents and families to our End-of-Year Awards for ETK, TK, Kindergarten, and 5th grade classes. Below are the exact dates and times:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:45 a.m. Kinder Culmination Ms. Oyama (Room 4) and Ms. Ceja (Room 1) in the classroom

9:00 a.m. ETK Culmination for Ms. Selag/Ms. Walker/Ms. Choi Room 24 in the Auditorium

1:00 p.m. Kinder Culmination Ms. Martinez (Room 2) in the classroom

5:00 p.m. ETK Culmination for Ms. Pavageau (Room 25), Ms. Sanchez (Room 22), Ms. Morisaki (Room 21) in the Auditorium

Thursday, June 8, 2017-5th Grade Culmination in Auditorium
8:15 a.m. Ms. Ueda (Room 47) and Ms. Forch
(Room 51)

9:30 a.m. Ms. Lee (Room 48) and Ms. Hurd-Wright (Room 38)

10:30 a.m. Ms. Cueva (Room 37) and Ms. Gutierrez (Room 13)

9:00 a.m. Kinder Culmination for Ms. Blumetti (Room 5), Ms. Serrano (Room 12), and Ms. Huang (Room 11) in the Classrooms.

1:00 p.m. Kinder Culmination Ms. De Leon (Room 23) in the Auditorium.

I look forward to see you at these End-of-Year Awards and Celebrations :)

FYI Friday, June 9, 2017-Last Day of School Year Dismissal at 1:34 p.m.

Dr. Pablo Osorio



Hello 135th Street School Community,

Next week is Classified School Employees Week: Everyday Heroes

May 21—27, 2017

California’s Legislature recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees and named the third full week of May “Classified School Employee Week” (CSEW) to honor these contributions.

Classified school employees are the everyday heroes who play a crucial roles in our schools and community colleges. From transporting and feeding students to teaching them vital skills and ensuring that schools are operating smoothly, classified employees are integral to public education.

"Classified employees make schools work and they care for the students," says State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "They have their official duties and they also have smiles for the students. Our classified people are part of the overall school team. There is a mutual respect and support between the administrators and the workers on the front line who do the day-to-day work."

From the time students board a school bus to the time they head home at the end of the day, every aspect of their educational experience is impacted by a classified school employee. From the classroom to the playground, the school cafeteria to the college financial aid office – classified employees make a difference in the daily life of student.

Just as classified employees are on the front lines working to ensure the safety and care of students at school, many are working to build better neighborhoods and communities as well. Whether they’re working for local charities or volunteering in youth sports programs, classified employees serve their communities with the same pride that they serve our students and schools.

So, join us next week and acknowledge our Classified School Employees for all of their hard work and dedication to our students and our school.

You can have your child write a thank you note to them or just a simple Thank you and a smile goes a long way! :)

Hello 135th Street School Community,

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 – 5, 2017.

This is a time where we can take a moment to show our appreciation for all the effort teachers put in each day to teach our children.

This is a great opportunity for students to show their appreciation through small gestures that will make their teacher feel appreciated. There will be a theme each day during the week, so I encourage you to participate every day or those of your liking at your convenience. You may also choose to do something completely on your own to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate him/her.

“You’re So Sweet” Day
“Treat” our teachers with a candy bar, lollipop, or fruit.

“You’re So Special” Day
Letter/Drawing//Card Day
Have your child draw a picture or write a cute letter of appreciation. Cards can be store-bought or homemade.

Stationary Day
Teachers always need supplies for themselves! How about pens, note cards, sticky notes, or rubber stamps?

“Teachers Are So Refreshing” Bring your teacher her/his favorite drink, cool mug, or drinking cup

“You Plant the Seeds of Success” Day
Flowers bring so much sunshine to a teacher’s heart! A plant is beautiful too!

Thank you for all your efforts in making this a special week for our teachers :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

Today, we delivered the donated clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, and any other soft items to the Savers recycling center.

Wow, our school was able to collect 6,458 pounds of donated clothing! We will receive a donation to our school of about $1,300!

Here are the classes that donated the most bags of clothing items:

* Ms. Pavageau (ETK)
* Ms. Martinez and Ms. Serrano  (Kinder)
* Ms. Ornelas (1st Gr.)
* 2nd Grade had the most bags of clothing donated 130 bags! They will receive a DJ Pizza Glow Party. Congratulations! The highest classes were Ms. Smith and Ms. Villanueva! :)
* Ms. Anderson and Mr. Ginsberg (3rd Grade)
* Mr. Logan and Ms. Williams (4th Grade)
* Ms. Forch (5th Grade)
* Ms. Lee, Ms. Francis, Ms. Noriega, and Ms. Blumetti (based on number of students)

We will reward these classes for their participation!

Thank you again to all families who participated in this clothing donation drive. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and fundraise! It was a win, win, win, win ! :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,


National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day,  is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week in April of each year.  It is a day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.

National Administrative Professionals’ Day is often celebrated with gifts, such as flowers, gift certificates, gift baskets, candy or lunch.  A simple thank you is also welcome.  Help honor our office staff by sharing your gratitude on social media using #AdminProfessionalsDay.

In addition, we would like to officially welcome Mrs. Carmen Hernandez to our office team!  We are thrilled to have you join us. :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

April is Autism Awareness Month. Let's continue to create a safe, and nurturing learning environment for all of our students by educating them on how to be accepting and sensitive to diversity in all its forms.

You may log into www.autismspeaks.org for additional information and resources.

Have a great day :)

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

All families are invited to Coffee with Superintendent Downing, this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. at

Banneker Special Education Center at
14024 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90061.

I hope to see a large turn out of 135th St. Elementary Dragons represented!

See you there, :)

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

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, 2017

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 21 through May 6, 2017.  We will reward students for their efforts in reading outside of school.   

~Top Student School-Wide: Grand Trophy

~Top Student per Grade Level:  Trophy

~Top Student per Class: Medal

~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


Open House

Hello 135th Street Elementary School Community,

This Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. is our Open House. Please come join us and visit your children's classroom and see what activities and projects they are working on to get them ready for the next grade level and beyond. We look forward to see you at school.

See you then, :)

Parent/Guardian & Teacher Conferences

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

We are looking forward to hosting Parent/Guardian & Teacher Conferences next week. Please come and meet with your child's teacher and discuss how your child is progressing academically. The dismissal schedule is below:

* Monday, February 27, 2017: Dismissal at 12:19 p.m.
* Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Dismissal at 1:34 p.m.
* Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Dismissal at 12:19 p.m.
* Thursday, March 2, 2017: Dismissal at 12:19 p.m.
* Friday, March 3, 2017: Dismissal at 12:19 p.m.


We will also have the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library during Parent Conferences. 


2017 African-American Heritage Program

Hello 135th St. Elementary School Community,

February is African-American Heritage Month! We are proud of the many contributions that African-Americans have made to our country throughout history and today. In celebration, the following classes will be participating in our 2017 African-American Heritage Program. 
* Mrs. Walker/Selag & Ms. Choi (ETK/PCC)
* Mrs. Pavageau, Ms. Sanchez & Mrs. Morisaki
* Mrs. Serrano and Ms. Huang (Kinder)
* All Second Grade Classes
* Ms. Buffington & Ms. Francis (3rd Gr.)
* Mr. Rosales' (4th Gr.)
* Ms. Williams (4th Gr.)
* Ms. Lee (4th/5th Gr.)

Parents and families are invited to attend 1 of the viewings for parents:

* Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
* Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


We look forward to see you there! :)

Helen Grace Chocolate Fundraiser

Hello 135th Street Elementary School Community,

Last week, we began our Helen Grace Chocolate Fundraiser. A letter and order form was sent home with each student. I would like to encourage families to participate in this fundraiser since our school receives 50% of sales. If you need an order form, please stop by the main office to pick one up. The last day to turn in order forms is Monday, February 13, 2017.

Please sell to your family, friends, and co-workers. Please do not allow your child to go door to door selling or selling to strangers.

Fundraisers like this one allows us to purchase the services of school buses for fieldtrips, and student incentives such as certificates, special pencils, metals, and trophies to name a few. Each school bus costs around $500.00 and fits two classes. There is no other budget allocated to the school to pay for these type of student incentives.

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

Lefty's Reading Challenge is Here!

Hello 135th Street Elementary School Community,

This year we are participating in the 2017 Lefty's Reading Challenge which is one of the coolest reading programs around!  If you are not yet familiar with Lefty's Reading Challenge, please read the information below!


Lefty’s Reading Challenge is a free literacy program that gives schools an opportunity to win money for their libraries, school-wide pizza parties and free race tickets for staff and students and parents!  Your child received a reading log from their teacher. If he/she needs another reading log, please stop by the main office and ask to speak with Ms. Alexander (ELA/MATH Coach).

So how does Lefty's Reading Challenge work?

•Students complete 20 books or reading assignments during the month-long Reading Challenge

•Students return a signed Registration Form and receive a FREE membership to Lefty's Kids Club

•Based on enrollment, schools with 100% participation will earn prize money for their school library. 

•Schools must register to participate in the challenge.  

•If your school registers during our early registration period, your Principal and (2) guests will be invited to ride in the Official Pace Car on our 2-mile oval at speeds of over 120+ mph!

•This program is FREE to all participating schools

Please see below for the 2017 Lefty's Reading Challenge dates!

August 15, 2016:                             Early Registration Opens

September 16, 2016:                       Deadline for Pace Car Rides

October 3, 2016:                             Reading Material Distribution Begins

January 13, 2017:                           Registration Closes for Reading Challenge

January 16 – Feb. 10, 2017:           Reading Challenge Begins

February 17, 2017:                         Reading Logs are due from school (Postmarked)

March 3, 2017:                                Winning schools posted on the website

March 10, 2017:                              Deadline for Missing Materials Requests

March 10, 2017:                              Deadline for Teacher & Staff Name Transfers

Remember to Read, Read, and Read some more.  Readers are Leaders!

Dr. Pablo E. Osorio


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. 

Latino/a Heritage Month Art Contest Winners !!

Welcome Back 2016 :)

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

Today: 11/19/17



Hot of the Press!  Our 2017-2018 School-Wide Calendar of Events which contains many parent engagement activities.  Please see the attachment.  We look forward to see you at these events! :)  


2017-2018 Dragons Attendance Campaign Challenge!

Our goal is for all students and staff to have 96% or better attendance (less than 7 absences during 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 15, 2017 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!!

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

We Love 135th St. Elem.!!

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

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

Back-To-School Event

Our Murals Got Restored ! :)

In March We Celebrate Women's History Month

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