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King Social @ Silver Lake Wine – 12/1/17

THANK YOU for a great wine tasting get-together!

It is a really nice evening of camaraderie and cheers among King friends, as well as a great pretext to taste three selections of wine, along with bread, cheese, and olives.

Thanks to Silver Lake Wine for hosting and giving back part of the ticket sales to our school!


Rainbow Bake Sale – Oct. 2017

Many volunteers manning the tables were current King families or King alumni. Some of the volunteer students are part of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at T.S. King. At the GSA, all students are welcome to discuss LGBT issues and launch anti-bullying campaigns throughout the school.


King Social @ Mixed Co – 11/3/17

A huge THANK YOU to Mixed Co for a fabulous evening!

Almost 50 families (yes that’s over 150 proud King Lions!) mixed and mingled over artisanal pizzas and happy hour beverages at Mixed Co on Friday Nov 3, raising over $2,000 for our school (Mixed Co gave 100% of the ticket sales to King!). Special thanks to King parents Linsday Kennedy (owner of Mixed Co) for hosting and Sara Stein for the SoLA raffle bundle.

Check out Mixed Co at www.mixedcompanyla.com

and SoLA at www.sistersoflosangeles.com


Mixed Co’s Thanksgiving To Go – Use Promo Code FOK


Bakers Will Bake benefitting T.S. King – October 2017

The Enrich L.A.’s Garden Ranger program, along with the ESM garden and food classes, would like to thank Bakers Will Bake for their generous offerings of scrumptious baked goods at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Sunday, October 22.  Thanks to bakers from Friends and Family, Proof, Village Bakery, Mixed Co, Bub and Grandma, Nickel Diner, Little Flower, Valerie Confections, Sqrl, Cake Monkey, Milo and Olive, Bestia, Red Bread, Sugarbird, Craft LA, Huckleberry, Heirloom LA, Little Dom’s, Salt’s Cure, Clark Street Bread, The Gourmandise School, Superba, Hatchet Hall, and more.  Together these tasty treat offerings brought $5,700 to our garden programs!  Let’s show our support to them as well.  Holidays are coming, and there are many mouthwatering baked goods ready for your feast!



‘Addams Family on Friday the 13th’ – 10/13/17

King MS + Street Food Cinema Presents

 Addams Family on Friday the 13th

Fun, Food Trucks, and Friday the 13th Oh My! King Middle School invites all school students and their families to a night showing of Addams Family on the soccer field of King. A fundraiser collaboration of Thomas Starr King Middle School and Street Food Cinema. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and the kids for a night out at King. Food trucks will be parked on Bates. Tickets will be sold by the FAM Student Council at lunch

in Mr. Laguna’s classroom beginning Wednesday, October 4th.
What:  Addams Family presented by King MS + Street Food Cinema
When: Doors open at 6:30pm, Movie at 7pm on Friday, October 13th
Where: King MS Soccer Field
Price: Tickets are $5 per person, with children under 5 free, tickets may be purchased at the door. Sale starts on 10/4 – get your tickets!

Bike To School Day – May 10, 2017

May 10th was National Bike to School Day and Thomas Starr King celebrated in style.

Thanks to all who made Bike to School Day a success!!!

CD13 staff for coming out and supporting
LAPD Bicycle Division for escorting our Group Rides
LADOT for providing water bottles, lights, maps, and patch kits
Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition for route planning and group ride leaders
Alta Planning for support and providing a group ride leader
The Bicycle Clinic for hosting two King Fix-It clinics
The Golden Saddle Cyclery for providing a Fix-a-Flat clinic and group ride leader
Pure Cycles for donating a beautiful new bike
We quadrupled our bicycle riders and had many students ride to school for the first time! Our riders arrived to school exhilarated and received water bottles, lights and tire patch kits. Our raffle winner was Anthony Lam, 8th grader FAM student, who got to take home a beautiful Pure Cycle black and gold fixie. For more information on riding in LA, pick up a Bike Route map in the front office or parent center.



FAM Hiker’s Club

The first outing for FAM Hikers was last Saturday to Malibu Creek State Park. FAM Hikers is a group of students who go on bi-monthly hikes out and around Los Angeles. Twenty-four FAM students and parents, along with Mr. Laguna, departed TS King at 8am, and headed for the Malibu Mountains. Led by our Sierra Club guides Elizabeth and Anne, students saw an an abundant amount of wildlife, such as deer, lizards, quail, hawks, and domesticated horses. Identifying local fauna, such as poison oak was also included in the Saturday hike. At the end of the trail, students ate lunch on the former set of the television show M.A.S.H! Learning about Los Angeles’ wildlife and TV Land hits all in all made for a great day. To find out how you can be a part of FAM Hiker’s, please see Mr. Laguna in room 325.

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2016 ESM Potluck

Thank you to all the families, students, and staff who attended the ESM back-to-school picnic last Tuesday.  We had over 250 people in the garden with an incredibly delicious array of festive, cultural food.

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Film and Media Lab



Over the summer, a former classroom used for storage and copy machines was set aside to be revitalized and used as a creative space and interactive Film Lab at Thomas Starr King Middle School this year. One of our very own FAM parents Rani Ben-Ezra and his company, Basix Designs Remodeling, donated paint and time to breathe new life into the classroom with a beautiful coat of Beacon Blue.

The Film Lab will contain 10 editing bays, each with iMac computers donated from Nickelodeon, stop-motion animation hardware, microphones, and advanced editing software. The Film Lab will also have 10 brand new Canon Vixia cameras, a green screen, and screening wall. Announcements will be made when the Film Lab is fully operational and include a community open house. Stay tuned and be ready for innovative student projects this school year.  Again, thank you Basix Designs Remodeling and Nickelodeon for help making this possible.