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Principal’s Welcome

Principal De La Rosa

Principal’s Messages
May 27, 2015

Dear Parents,

The school year is quickly coming to an end and with endings comes new beginnings.  We will be welcoming new staff members as we say good-bye and good luck to Mrs. Groehler, Mrs. Chacon and two other staff members. We have already offered our long term sub Mr. Young one of the open positions; please join me in welcoming him as a permanent member of our staff for 2015-2016 school year.  

During the next few weeks we will continue to interview candidates for the remaining positions.  We will be interviewing candidates from the Los Angeles Archdiocese Job Bank and will continue to post the open positions on the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Loyola Marymount University job posting website.  Please continue to keep our school in your prayers as we go through this process.   The hiring process will be completed before the end this school year.  We will continue to keep your informed of our progress.  If you have any questions, concerns or input please don’t hesitate to give me a call (323) 756-4064, email (delarosam@la-archdiocese.org) or drop by my office (I arrive at 7:00AM and leave about 4:00PM). I have heard from several parents and we all agree we want strong Catholic Educators; I thank them for their continued input.

More information regarding the upcoming school year, we will be entering our second year of Center of Math and Science Teaching (CMAST) with St. Columbkille and Nativity.  CMAST teacher leaders Miss Roman and Mr. Stark will continue to take classes with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and work closely with Miss J. Rueda and Miss D. Rueda.  They will also be adding more teachers to their schedule.  Please join me in congratulating Miss Roman and Mr. Stark for completing year one towards their Teacher Leader Certification.

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum is in its second year, we will be addressing our school focus for 2015-2016.  As a STEM school we will be addressing our curriculum in the following areas, science, technology, engineering and math.  As part of the STEM triangle we will be working very closely with LMU, St. Columbkille and Nativity to bring curriculum that will be rigorous and innovated.   All our teachers have attended a workshop offered by Norte Dame University and we will continue our training so we can bring this program to our schools.  Ascension, Nativity and St. Columbkille are the only elementary schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, moving into the STEM.  This becomes a great opportunity for all of our students.

Remember that the more opportunities we have for our students the more advances our students will make.  Our teachers will be working very hard and will continue to attend training which will benefit our students.

Once again if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. De La Rosa.

May our Lord continue to Bless you and yours,

Many Blessings,

Marina E. De La Rosa, MA
Principal

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