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Beckford Avenue Elementary

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Welcome to Beckford!

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    Welcome Back Beckford 2022-2023

    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. 

    On the first day of school, tables will be set up  in the quad area and labeled with letters that correspond with your child’s last name.  At this table, students will be given their room assignment.  Students are to line up with their new teacher outside the assigned classroom as soon as the bell rings at 8:03 a.m.  Many factors have gone into the rigorous process of placing students in their respective classrooms.   Among these are academics, language, social and emotional needs of the children, etc. We also must follow District and State guidelines concerning class size, gender balance, students with special needs, and general ability.  All classroom assignments are tentative and are subject to change.  NO room changes will be made for the first few weeks of school. Then, if changes must be made, parties involved will be notified and the changes will be made as soon as it is feasible.  Our concern is to offer the best educational opportunity for all students.  We cannot honor requests for particular teachers.  

    For the first week of school, you will be able to walk your child to their classroom and pick them up from the classroom. 

    Beginning on Monday, August 22, 2022 and throughout the school year, the campus will be secured before and after school.  All first-fifth grade students should be dropped off using the Beckford gate in the morning. The campus will open at 7:30 am for students to play before school. We will not be scanning Daily Passes this school year. 

    Kindergarten students will be dropped off and picked up at the Vanalden gate. Transitional kinder (TK) will be dropped off and picked up at the Tulsa gate.  Older siblings may enter and exit through the TK or kinder gate with their younger sibling. 

    Students in grades first-fifth have two options for being picked up. 

    • Valet System-Students using our valet system will exit through the Beckford gate. This system requires that you remain in your car and your child will walk directly to your car. We will have adults help the students find their car. More detailed information will follow the first week of school. 
    • Walk UP System- Parents who are walking up to the gate to pick up their child will wait at the front gate on Tulsa.  Children will be dismissed through the gate once their parent arrives. 
    • click here and fill out this form to give to the teacher the first week of school.  We will also send home a hard copy of the form with your child. 

    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.   

    For parents who may need afterschool care, we have the following options: 

    • YMCA-Register with the YMCA located on Corbin in Porter Ranch.  The bungalow is located on the Beckford campus.  
    • PEAK Adventures-peakenrichment@gmail.com or call (661)219-5185 
    • Youth Services-ONLY for students in grades second-fifth. You will need to fill out the application which can be found on our website or in the front office. 

    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

    laptops

    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

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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 2022-2023
    Children who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd are eligible.
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     • Visit your neighborhood school.
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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

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

    LOST! but found

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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 17, 2021 Disney Day
    Friday, October 15, 2021 Tie Dye Day
    Thursday, November 18, 2021 Pajama Day
    Friday, December 17, 2021 Holiday Day
    Friday, January 14, 2022 College Day
    Monday, February 14, 2022 Valentine's Day
    Friday, March 11, 2022 Wacky Tacky Day
    EXTRA SPIRIT - THU, March 17 St. Patrick's Day
    Friday, April 8, 2022 Twin Day
    Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 Star Wars Day
    Friday, May 20, 2022 Superhero Day
    EXTRA SPIRIT - FRI, June 10 Vacation Day
     

    our last Spirit Day for 2021-2022 was June 10th
    MORE SPIRIT DAYS COMING NEXT FALL 2022!!!

     

    DON'T MISS A THING!

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    Kona Ice after school - MONday AUG15

    KonaKONA ICE!!!

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

    Ice Cream Social - AUG23

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    Congratulations MRS. BROWER!!!

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    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.

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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 2020-2021 Beckford PTA Event Sponsors
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    setotech TLCforSmiles

     

     

    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

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    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!

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    Community Rewards Programs 

    Northridge West

    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?

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    Enrollment Information page

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    LAUSD ITD Help Desk: 213-241-5200

    LAUSD HOTLINE FOR FAMILIES: 213-443-1300