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Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Welcome to Beckford!

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    Governance / School Site Council

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    Welcome to BECKFORD!!!

    2022-2023 school year

    A new school year is upon us once again! As principal of Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies, I would like to welcome back our returning students and families and hope you all had an enjoyable summer. To our new students and families who have recently joined Beckford, a heartfelt welcome. 

    To all our families, returning and new, I look forward to working with you and your children as we provide an enriching learning environment for all of our students. We believe it is important for the home and school to work together to provide a quality education for each and every one of our students. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our children. 

    Respectfully, 
    Shelly Brower 

    click to download Welcome Back letter

    This is an update regarding the 2022-23 school year. The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education recently approved a revised Instructional Calendar for the 2022-23 school year.

    Please note that Wednesday, Oct. 19 is now a required school day for students and school personnel.

    Additional required school days are Wednesday, Dec. 7, Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday, April 19.

    A second update made to the calendar includes the 2022-23 school year ending on June 9, 2023.

    Winter Recess remains scheduled for Dec. 19, 2022 through Jan. 6, 2023, and the second semester will still begin on Jan. 9, 2023. Please visit achieve.lausd.net/calendar for more information.

    The revised calendar will continue to include the optional Acceleration Days, which will offer additional academic support and enrichment opportunities. The first two Acceleration Days will be held at the start of winter break on Dec. 19-20, 2022. The remaining Acceleration Days will be offered at the start of spring break on April 3-4, 2023.

    Acceleration Days are designed to help address learning loss associated with the pandemic. Face-to-face instruction is a critical element of student success. For more information on Acceleration Days, please visit achieve.lausd.net/acceleration days. We will also share more information about our school community’s offerings closer to the end of the semester.

    We understand this change in the calendar may cause some changes in your family’s plans. We appreciate your patience and collaboration.

    See you in school on Wednesday, Oct. 19!

    click to download informational flyer

    Traffic Safety Reminders...

    School Hours Traffic Rules For Streets Surrounding Campus

    • Reduced speeds - Please be aware
    • No U-turns or 3 point turns
    • Do not double park or stop in the middle of the street
    • Do not jaywalk through traffic - PLEASE use crosswalkssafe
    • Do not pull into the staff parking lot or use the staff lot
    • Do not park or block neighborhood driveways.
    • When waiting for you child, do not crowd the gates.
    • Remember to exercise patience.

    We have 3 different gates open (currently) to help with overcrowding.
    We need parents to follow the rules for the safety of all our students.

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    I was given a bath with baby wipes and alcohol wipes, and now I'm clean and tired but safe.  Let them know roughly where I may have been lost and any distinguishing traits (marks/writing on tags, etc., if any) and come claim me! Tell them you saw me on the website.

    Friday, September 16, 2022 Disney Day
    Friday, October 21, 2022 Harry Potter Day
    Friday, October 31, 2022 Halloween Shirt Day
    Thursday, November 10, 2022 Pajama Day
    Friday, November 18, 2022 Book Character Day
    Friday, December 16, 2022 College Day
    Friday, January 20, 2023 Crazy Hair Day
    Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Valentine's Day
    Friday, March 17, 2023 St. Patrick's Day
    Friday, April 21, 2023 Twin/Multiple Day
    Thursday, May 4th, 2023 Star Wars Day
    Friday, May 19, 2023 Tie Dye Day
    Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Hawaiian Day
     

    our next Spirit Day is Friday, December 16
    Show your spirit! - College Day!!!

     

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    WelCome back from Fall Break!

     

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    Beckford Parent Workshop - NOV30
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    Beckford Charter School invites you to a Parent Workshop:

    Social Emotional Learning & Competence

    Part 1: How Self Esteem, Growth Mindset and Resiliency can Positively Impact Academic Success

    Presented by: Kim Hirsch, LCSW, Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)

    November 30th     8:15AM
    On campus in Parent Center/Adults Only

    parents or guardians planning to attend should RSVP by November 29th at: https://forms.gle/ydWGxh496EtnUMQz5

     
    Cinnabon Food Truck - DEC8

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    Spark Of Love - DEC9

    SparkOfLoveclick to download flyer

    NO Frozen Friday (Winter Hiatus)


    No Frozen Fridays until FEB 24th
    Feb 24th Frozen Friday is a KONA ICE day!

    walk to schoolFit Fridays!
    Join us for Fit Fridays on... Fridays! Walk to school and/or come early and parents can come onto campus to walk the yard. One Friday a month we will host the Fit Friday with a healthy snack, water and coffee for families walking.

    Campus opens at 7:30am.
    click here to visit Healthy Lifestyles page

     

    FIT FRIDAYS PLAYLIST...

    kidsWant to put specific songs
    onto the Fit Fridays playlist?

    Send an email request to...
    FriTunes@beckfordelementary.com.
    If appropriate, we will try to add it to the FitFriday music rotation! 

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    Below are the banners and downloads for Beckford events that have already occurred.

     

    MAKE UP PICTURE DAY - NOV17

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    GOBBLE GRAMS - TILL NOV17

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    BOOK FAIR - NOV4-10

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    PAJAMARAMA - NOV10

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    COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL - NOV3

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    Topics: Report Cards, Inclusion - Zoom Presentation

    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Report Cards Presented by:
    Mrs. Brower
    Inclusion Presented by:
    Jennifer Phelps- Kosoy - Vice Principal

    Zoom Presentation on Thursday,
    November 3rd at 9am.
    Meeting ID: 493 390 8467

    click here to download flyer

     

    HALLOWEEN BASH - OCT 28
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    B.E.L.L. FUND DRIVE - SEP 27-OCT17
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    BELL Fund Drive
    September 27 to October 17, 2022!!!

    click to visit BELL fund page

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    PTA REFLECTIONS - DUE OCT26
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    click here to visit PTA Reflections page

     

    RESTNITE - PRESTO PASTA - OCT26

    Beckford Elementary Fundraiser

    Fundraiser At Presto Pasta

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

    Eat at Presto Pasta anytime on this day and they will donate 20% of your total bill to Beckford Elementary. Not Valid on Delivery Apps. Simply show printed flyer or display on your phone at the restaurant. Flyers may not be distributed at Presto Pasta.

    presto17923 Chatsworth St.
    Granada Hills CA 91344
    818-360-7737


    click to download flyer

     

    COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT - OCT11

    LAUSD Parent and Community Engagement Local District Northwest
    Coffee with the LDNW Interim Superintendent, Dr. David Baca
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    In-Person Virtual Meeting
    Daniel Pearl Magnet High School
    6649 Balboa Blvd.
    Van Nuys, CA. 91406
    Zoom link will be emailed to
    participants who register for
    the virtual option.

    Click to RSVP: bit.ly/RSVP-LDNW-Coffee-with-Sup

    • Meet LDNW Interim Superintendent to discuss current issues and exchange information
    • Updates from LDNW PACE, Operations, Instruction, District Staff, and LAUSD Board Members
    • Opportunity for parent to provide input on new and current district initiatives

    click to download flyer

     

    WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - OCT6

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     to School Day!!!

    Thursday, October 6, 2022

    Thanks for walking to school Beckford!

    click here to visit Healthy Lifestyles page

     

    PICTURE DAY - SEP30

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    RESTNITE - SHARKY'S - SEP21

     JOIN US FOR A Fin-Tastic FUNDRAISER on Thursday!!!

    Enjoy Fin-tastic food & help raise money$$ for our School.
    Bring in the flyer and 20% Net Sales will benefit Beckford

    SEPTEMBER 21, 2022, 10:30am–9pm

    Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
    20419 Devonshire St, Chatsworth
    (818-886-8446)

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    Click here to download flyer

     

    BECKFORD PARENT WORKSHOP - SEP21
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    Beckford Charter School invites you to a Parent Workshop:

    NAVIGATING ANXIETY
    WITH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

    • Learn to recognize signs of anxiety
    • How to help support your child
    • coping with your child's anxiety

    September 21st 8:15AM
    On campus in auditorium/Adults Only

    parents or guardians planning to attend should RSVP before the event at: https://forms.gle/kYbW2M6ZbqknCUan7

     

    click to download flyer

     

    MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - EXTENDED TO SEP16

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    click to visit membership page for more information

     

    OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT - SEP16

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    Beckford Gates open at 6:30pm
    Movie will start after sunset

    bring low-back chairs and/or blankets

    Concessions For Sale
    Sharky’s ๏ Pizza ๏ Drinks

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    ATTENDANCE - PRESENTATION - SEP16

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    Pupil Services and Attendance - Zoom Presentation

    Friday, September 16

    with Jessica Viso, MS, AMFT, PPS, CWA
    Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor

    LAUSD - Local District Northwest

    Zoom Presentation on Friday,
    September 16th at 9am.
    Meeting ID: 493 390 8467

    click here to download flyer

     

    PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING - SEP13
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    BACK TO SCHOOL - SEP6

    Parents, you are cordially invited to

    Back to School

    Tuesday, September 6th

    The teacher will present an overview of her goals, programs and expectations for the year.postit

    5:00 – 5:45 -Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grades
    5:45 – 6:30 - Second and Third Grades
    6:30-7:15-Fourth and Fifth Grades
    7:30 - fifth Grade meeting (auditorium)

    text>Back to School Night is for the adults only.
    >Teachers will present classroom curriculum and structures .
    >Parent conferences are scheduled for the week of November 14th-18th.

    Masks are highly recommended.

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    ICE CREAM SOCIAL - AUG23
    Ice cream Social
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    FREE! INTERNET & LAPTOPS - AUG 13 & 20

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    LAUSD is offering FREE internet connectivity and laptops for all students that need access beyond the school day.

    August 13th, 2022 @ 8 AM-1 PM
    Sepulveda Middle School
    15330 Plummer St, North Hills, CA, 91343
    click here for August 13th flyer
    August 20th, 2022 @ 8 AM-1 PM
    Lawrence Middle School
    10100 Variel Ave, Chatsworth, CA, 91311
    click here for August 20th flyer

    Pre-register & submit your request at device.lausd.net

     

    COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL - AUG19

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    Friday, August 19, 2022 at 9am via Zoom
    Meeting ID: 493 390 8467

    Grab a cup of coffee and join us for Coffee with the Principal.

    Topics:

    • The drop off and pick up system starting next week.
    • Safety
    • Volunteers
    • School Supports
    • Answer general questions

     

    KONA ICE AFTER SCHOOL - MONDAY AUG15

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    Starting at pick up time after school, Kona Ice will be parked at the front of School on Tulsa! 

    Beginning Monday, August 22, 2022 and throughout the school year, the campus will be secured before and after school. 

    Drop off Procedures

    • Kindergarten students will be dropped off at the Vanalden gate.
    • Transitional kinder (TK) will dropped off at the Tulsa gate.  
    • Older siblings may enter through the TK or kinder gate with their younger sibling.
    • All Students in grades first-fifth should use the valet drop off on Beckford Avenue.

    Dismissal Procedures

    • Tk Students will exit through the Tulsa gate.
    • Kinder students will exit through the Vanalden gate.
    • Students in grades first-fifth who are being picked up using our valet system, will exit through the Beckford gate. Please place a paper on your dashboard with your child’s name and grade.
    • Parents who are walking up to the gate to pick up their child will exit through the front gate on Tulsa.  Children will be dismissed through the gate once their parent arrives. 
    • Any students not picked up by 2:45 (M, Wed, Thurs, Fri) or 1:45 (Tuesdays) will be brought to the office and an adult will need to come into the office to pick up the child.  More detailed information can be found on our website and will also be sent home.

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    The Governor has announced a new expanded birth date eligibility range that allows more students to qualify for TK! bookSchool Year 2023-2024
    Children who turn 5 between September 2nd, 2023 and September 1st, 2024 are eligible. (updated 10/07/2022)
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    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE NEW STATE RULES PLEASE CONTACT:
    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIVISION
    PHONE: (213) 241-0415         WEB: Attend.LAUSD.net

    OEHS Safety Award

     

    Safety Award

     

    Congratulations

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    THANKS FOR THE TREES JOHN LEE!!!

    Councilmember John Lee's office came to Beckford
    to Plant the trees they donated!

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    THANK YOU YEN FAMILY & 3M!
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    Thank you to Delilah and Isabella Yen and their family for nominating Beckford for the opportunity to receive this generous donation.

     

    BECKFORD ART SPACES -- MURAL
    We would like to thank and recognize the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Stefani Thomas from the Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) Visual and Performing Arts Department and her group of volunteers, who diligently completed the "Spirit of Innovation" portion of the mural, started in 2015 by volunteers from the UCLA Volunteer Center, on the yardside of our Lower Grade building over 2018 Summer break. Beautiful and inspiring!

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    Thank you to our 2022-2023 Beckford PTA Event Sponsors
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    Volunteers needed

    Volunteers are needed at Beckford for Field Trips, Golf Tournament, Teacher Appreciation Week & Family Fun Festival. Please start your paperwork ASAP by visiting

    Click here to start paperwork

    Volunteers must have a current TB Test, be fully vaccinated and boostered, and fill out the online volunteer application to be approved by LAUSD.

    Click to download PTA membership form
    Please consider joining PTA

    Beckford's PTA provides resources and activities that strengthen the connections between children, parents, schools, and  community

    Click to visit membership

    Spirit Wear

    Click to visit 
    Beckford Spirit Wear page

    Wear on Fridays to show spirit!click to download SpiritWear order form

    Community Rewards

    click to visit BoxTops websiteLook on your cereal boxes, cans, etc... for Box Tops! 

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    Office Depot Maxand sign up with OfficeDepot/Max!

    This is an easy way to help
    raise money for our school!

    Click for more information on our
    Community Rewards Programs 

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    NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

    See Neighborhood Council website
    for meeting dates and locations

    Agenda/minutes:                                        www.northridgewest.org…

    TRYING TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD AT BECKFORD CHARTER?

    How did you get to this corner of this webpage and not already see the other links to the Enrollment Information page?

    click here to visit the
    Enrollment Information page

    Help logging in to Schoology

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    Log-On Help Guide

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    and Getting On-Line and FAQs

    LAUSD ITD Help Desk: 213-241-5200

    LAUSD HOTLINE FOR FAMILIES: 213-443-1300