Thomas Starr King’s Local District can be contacted here:
Local District Northeast Office
8401 Arleta Ave.
Sun Valley, CA. 91352
Responding to ongoing concerns from students and families about last month’s presidential election, L.A. Unified today opened seven temporary extended support sites, which offer emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources.
Located in each of L.A. Unified’s Local District offices, the sites will operate 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with limited hours during the upcoming Winter Break. Families can also get information by calling 866-742-2273.
“We encourage our students and families to come in and ask questions, share concerns or obtain additional information and resources,” Superintendent Michelle King said in a public service announcement broadcast on KLCS-TV.
Student Health and Human Services staff is available between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the following hotline number, 866-742-2273. The goal is to assess student and family needs related to health insurance enrollment, school enrollment, attendance, health, and mental health issues, and to connect them with services to ensure academic success.
El personal dedicado a la Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estudiantes está disponible entre las 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. en el siguiente número de teléfono directo, 866-742-2273. La meta es evaluar las necesidades de los estudiantes y las familias con relación a la inscripción de seguro médico, la inscripción en la escuela, asistencia a la escuela, salud, asuntos de salud mental, y también como conectarlos con servicios para asegurar el éxito académico.
At the end of last year, a small group of sixth-grade students began to develop their Litter Free Landscape campaign. The goal of the campaign is to greatly reduce or rid our campus of trash. Fed up with the amount of litter on campus, students decided something needed to be done. They performed a trash audit, finding that a majority of the trash was packaging from students’ snacks and lunches. Our group, EarthSavers, now consists of sixth and seventh grade students. They have begun advertising the campaign by having students and teachers sign a pledge to keep the campus clean. Students would like to have banners made that make the campaign visible. They are writing PSA’s that can be performed during the morning announcements and on the student news channel, KSNC. They are also developing games and incentive programs for classrooms to encourage participation in the campaign. The group is working with representatives from GenerationEarth and Grades of Green and is organizing a school wide assembly to encourage all school members to bring waste free lunches. These groups will help our students design a recycling and composting plan, and we are hoping that they will be able to help us obtain covered trashcans. One of the group’s future goals is to reduce the waste created by the cafeteria and after school program meal programs. We will know our campaign is successful by observing a reduction in the amount of trash found on campus grounds. Students conduct another waste audit in November to collect data on the amount of trash found in different areas of campus. They can compare this data to that of another audit to be completed in May 2017. Students will also create a campus survey to see if students and staff have noticed a difference and if their habits have changed.
Next week on December 7 we will have the Grades of Green assembly to launch the waste free lunch part of the campaign.
Congratulations to the students selected for the Film and Media Student Council. Headed by April Bennett, the FAM Student Council is a prestigious group of students who have shown academic success and leadership ability. Officer elections will be held this week, and committee sign-ups will begin this week as well. The Student Council is student-led, with students leading various committees, and having wide input into magnet events and projects. The first projects lined up are designing the magnet t-shirt, conducting a costume-drive for the FAM Props and Costume Shop, and planning our Fall Family Movie Night. Exciting events on the way, and stoked for what this year’s student council will do.
Ms. Guthrie’s 8th grade students have made some very sweet tributes in preparation for Mother’s Day. Here are a few for your enjoyment…
River of Wings flock of birds has landed on T.S. King’s garden!
River of Wings (ROW) is a community based, temporary public art installation conceived by King parent, production designer and artist Marcelle Gravel, and produced by LaMachineArt with support from Black Rock Arts Foundation. The installation took flight on September 13th, 2014 as part of the Frogtown Art Walk on the Los Angeles River. A flock of 60 bird inspired kinetic mobile sculptures were hung along the river bank. Each one personalized and re-imagined by schools, community groups, and local artists.
Be sure to take a look when you next visit the campus!