August & September Event Summary

Here at Pacoima Charter School, we have had a few busy first weeks. We were eagerly awaiting the return of our students and had  a lot planned for them and their families!

  •       In order to promote college awareness, the social work team assigned a university to every class. This is for classes to track how their attendance is as well as the prizes they are working towards. Also, banners were placed around school to educate students, staff and parents the year that the students will graduate college.
  •       On the first day of school, we had every child receive a free backpack and school supplies. The over 1300 backpacks were given to our students thanks to Rainbow Pack.
  •        We set the stage for our students to learn how to get along better with their peers. Thanks to the Getting Along Together Curriculum, we are able to get on the right foot.
  •       One of our favorite school events took place: Back to School Night. This is our chance to welcome hundreds of families back. Every parent had the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher. Also, we had an internal resource fair in which parents met all of our in school support personnel.
  •       Fire Safety is important and that is exactly why we educated our youngest students! We had a very special assembly to teach them on the importance of fire safety led by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
  •        Aramark, in partnership with YPI, brought over 200 volunteers to paint 18 murals on our school grounds (please click here to read the full story). In addition, they built benches and planters for our Pre-K yard.
  •       We hosted our monthly Neighborhood Watch Meeting. Senior Lead Officer Munguia shared news with community stake holders as well as listened to any concerns.
  •       We had an Achiever’s Club Assembly. Special tags were given to students who met or exceeded standards for math and English in our state testing. They also received a certificate for free pancakes from Myke’s Café.
  •       Boxtales came by to share stories related to Hispanic Heritage Month. All students took part in this cultural event.
  •       Sylvia Fajardo hosted her very first Coffee with the Principal this year. She had over 30 parents in attendance.
  •       We began our Saturday School. This is a chance for children to be taught by our very own teachers and grow academically.
  •       Millan (STEAM Teacher) along with the Robotic Nerds (robotic team) and several other fifth graders went on a trip to see a hydroelectric power plant. The team was studying hydrodynamics so they were able to visit one and see it first hand. They were also able to ask experts in the field questions.
  •       The social work team held the following parent workshops: Attendance for Pre-K, Getting Your Child Ready for 5th Grade and Bullying.