Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math Field Day students spent their Saturday morning doing math! Our school hosted the Alliance Math Field Day featuring students from five Alliance middle schools all competing to represent the Alliance at the county level where last year our kids dominated.
Unfortunately, our 6th and 7th grade teams didn’t make it to the next round, but our 8th grade team of Enrique Vidal, Gerardo Romero, Selena Lainez, and Adrian Nevarez did! They will represent the entire Alliance at the L.A. County Math Field Day on April 25.
A big thank you to the Math Field Day coaches Mrs. Toriz, Mr. Menjivar, and Mr. Fernandez for spending so much time during school, after school, and on Saturdays to prepare our students for the competition.
On Friday, March 20, our 8th graders along with ten staff members and ten parents visited Pepperdine University in Malibu. Students were given a self-guided tour by our own AWESOME and TALENTED 8th grade teachers! The 8th graders enjoyed a full day of activities such as observing a wood shop class and a lab classroom, learning about college requirements introduced by our counselor, talking to college students, witnessing an art exhibit, touring the inside of the athletic fitness gym, watching a live volleyball game, taking a picture with a member of the Pepperdine baseball team (received two souvenir NCAA baseballs), and even running on Pepperdine’s track!
Every grade level at ACRMA4 goes on a college tour. 6th graders visit CSU campuses, 7th graders visit UC campuses, and 8th graders visit private universities.
The quarterly school board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 8:30-8:45. The meeting is open to the public and can be attended at our school site via Skype or by visiting the Alliance Home Office at 601 South Figueroa, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. See the attached files for the agenda, the previous meeting's minutes, and other materials.
Twelve students were recognized for reading achievement on Friday, March 6th, as we finished off celebrations for Read Across America week. Students were honored for top reading skill and top reading growth. The honorees were 6th graders Louwing Perez, Michelle Lopez, Bianca Gomez, Kevin Mondragon; 7th graders Yuliana Vega, Rubia Alvarenga, Litzy Ortiz, and Lorena Pastor; and 8th graders Jose Arizmendi, Nathan Ayon, Jade Maya, and Allison Leiva.
We'll be celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday on Wednesday, March 4th, with a whole day of activities celebrating reading and reading achievement.
Yesterday we held our enrollment lottery, a requirement by law when a charter school receives more lottery forms than it has spaces available.
In total, we received 249 lottery forms for the 155 spots in our incoming 6th grade. 51 of those spaces were automatically taken by siblings of current students, leaving only 104 spots for 198 hopeful families.
The quarterly school board meeting will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 8:00-8:15. The meeting is open to the public and can be attended at our school site via Skype or by visiting the Alliance Home Office at 601 South Figueroa, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. See the attached files for the agenda, the previous meeting's minutes, and other materials.
The pictures from this year's Winter Talent Show are here! Click on Photo Gallery or go here: http://www.crma4.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=68042&backLink=&backTitle=.
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This Winter Break, READ READ READ on myon.com! As a school after just one week, we have already read 255 hours and 44 minutes -- a total of 1,089 books (wow!) Top Reading Advisory Class gets an ice cream sundae party. Top student in each grade level is going to the movies with Mr. Evans. And once every student completes at least one book on myON, Mr. Evans will publicly shave his head. It's WIN-WIN!