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With Halloween almost here, the Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween. The rules are the same as last year.  There will be three age categories for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).
 

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.

• All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.

• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

• Artwork must be original (no tracings).

• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.

• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.


If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Susan Jacobs at sjacobs@scng.com or call 310-543-6110. Local teachers  – current and retired – the Press-Telegram needs your help. If you have interest in being a judge, please let them know.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 9/19/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/26/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/12/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, About Us, Associates, Students, Parents, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 06, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents are encouraged to attend in support of our students!

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/8/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 07, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents are encouraged to attend. 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/6/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life
Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/5/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 05, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO
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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 6/4/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Resources, Grade 08, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Students will receive 3 tickets only.

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 01, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents invited to attend!

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 03, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents invited to attend!

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 02, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents are invited to attend! 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Homepage, About Us, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Grade 04, Resources, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Parents invited to attend.

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life
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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 5/28/18




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The school district has been informed of an extensive Southern California Edison electrical outage that will take place tonight affecting the main Administration Building at 1515 Hughes Way. This power outage will interrupt all computer and Internet access districtwide on Tuesday, May 22. While power will be restored by the early morning, we anticipate all computer services will be unavailable until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




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LBLGP presents Teen Pride 2018 from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 near Rainbow Lagoon (on festival grounds).  The event is free for youth ages 13 to 19.  View the attached news release and flier for additional information.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 5/14/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

 

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 4/30/18




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These meetings help the school district to strategize programs to support Pacific Islander students.  View the attached flier for details and a schedule of meetings through September.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/25/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

This year’s talent show promises to be the best show ever… and this is why:

 

It will be hosted by Comedian, Mr. Adarius Smith, who was most recently seen at The World Famous Comedy Store and Inside Jokes Comedy Club!

 

There will be a special tribute to our former and beloved 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Barbara Jenkins. 

 

You will see our talented Powell Eagles perform hit songs, play instruments, and dance!  Stay for the annual staff finale!

 

 Door Prizes 43” UHD 4K Television and More…

 

Don’t miss out on the show everyone will be talking about!

  Join us at this year’s talent show!

When:   Friday, April 27th

Where:  Colin Powell Gym

Time:    6:00 p.m.

Cost:    $3 at the door includes Raffle Ticket!

 

Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $3.

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 4/23/18




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View the attached flier for details.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/16/18




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View the attached flier for details.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/16/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, About Us, Associates, Parents, Powell Team, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Resources, Grade 08, About Us, Powell Staff, Student Life, Student Life, PTO and PTO

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

 

Its time to order the 8th grade class T-Shirts.  These are navy shirts with white writing and your student's name will be on the back along with their 8th grade classmates.  The shirts are now available to be purchased.  The price is $15.00 and is payable in cash.  The shirts can be ordered from now until Friday, April 20th.  After the order is placed there will not be another order.  The sizes in men and (junior) ladies range from... Extra Small (XS) to 3 Extra Large (XXXL). The ladies shirts are junior sizes and run 2 sizes smaller than a regular ladies shirt.   Parents are welcome to purchase a shirt for themselves as well.   Please return the order form with your child's name, size and quantity of shirts you are ordering along with the money (cash ONLY) to Mrs. Robertson in room D35.  We are not ordering extra shirts to be purchased later.  The deadline for the order is FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH.    The shirts will be here within 7-10 business days after the order is placed.  

Please see Mrs. Robertson in room D35 for more information.  The order form is attached to this email or you may get a paper copy from Mrs. Robertson or in the front office. 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 4/13/18




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Attention all 8th through 12th Grade Students:  Summer School Registration Begins Monday, April 9.

 

All 9th through 12th grade students who are interested in taking Summer School classes to make up a grade to meet graduation requirements or to fulfill college entrance requirements must register using our online enrollment system.  The online system will be available starting Monday, April 9.  Summer School registration will continue until April 27 at 5 p.m. 

 

Current 8th through 11th graders also have the opportunity to take a Math Summer Bridge course to help prepare them for the course work that they will be studying in the coming school year.  These courses include Pre-Algebra, Pre-Geometry and Pre-Intermediate Algebra.  These courses will be taken for elective credit and the grade issued will be a Pass/No Credit.  This is an excellent opportunity to get a jump start for next year. 

 

Summer School Registration will begin by completing the application online at www.lbschools.net/summer.  After the application is submitted, the student or parent will receive an immediate on screen confirmation that they have registered.  Two weeks after registering, parents and students will be able to view the courses that counselors have selected for your child to take during summer school.  If you would like to discuss the classes needed, please make an appointment with the counselor before May.  Please note that counselors will select summer school courses based on credit recovery needs, “a-g” completion needs or placement in a Math Bridge course.

 

Atención a todos los estudiantes del 8º a 12º grado escolar: Las inscripciones para las clases de verano en las escuelas preparatorias comienzan el lunes 9 de abril.

 

Todos los estudiantes del 9º a 12º grado escolar interesados en asistir a las clases de escuela de verano para poder cumplir con los requisitos de graduación o para cumplir con un requisito de admisión a la universidad deberán inscribirse a través de nuestro sistema de inscripciones en línea (por Internet). El sistema de inscripciones en línea estará disponible a partir del lunes 9 de abril. Las inscripciones para las clases de la escuela de verano continuarán hasta el 27 de abril a las 5pm. 

 

Los estudiantes que actualmente cursan 8º a 11º grado escolar también tienen la oportunidad de tomar un curso Puente de Matemáticas en el Verano como parte de su preparación para los cursos que estarán estudiando durante el próximo año lectivo. Estos cursos incluyen Pre-Álgebra, Pre- Geometría y Pre-Álgebra de Nivel Intermedio. Estos cursos electivos se tomarán como crédito electivo y la calificación que recibirán será “Aprobatoria/No Crédito”. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para poner en marcha el próximo ciclo escolar.  

 

Las inscripciones para la escuela de verano iniciarán llenando la solicitud en línea en www.lbschools.net/summer. Después de entregar la solicitud, el estudiante o padre de familia recibirá una confirmación por correo electrónico indicando su inscripción. Dos semanas después de la inscripción, los padres y estudiantes podrán ver los cursos que los consejeros han elegido para que su hijo(a) tome durante la escuela de verano. Si desea hablar acerca de las clases necesarias, favor de hacer una cita con el consejero antes de mayo. Favor de notar que los consejeros seleccionarán los cursos de verano basado en los créditos de recuperación necesarios, necesidad de cumplir con los requisitos “a-g” o colocación en el curso puente de matemáticas.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/5/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Homepage, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Students, Associates and Parents

 

Over the past several weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan. Today, we’re providing two draft sections of our full LCAP: “Plan Summary” and “Stakeholder Engagement.” They are available at:

http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/Local_Control/

If you need additional assistance, please contact Parent University at 562-997-8322.

 

Durante las semanas anteriores hemos estado compartiendo aspectos más destacados de nuestro Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local. Hoy, nosotros estamos compartiendo dos secciones que están en progreso de nuestro Plan completo de Responsabilidad y Control Local.  “Resumen del Plan” y “Participación de los interesados”.  Estos están disponibles en: 

 

http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/Local_Control/

 

Si necesita información adicional, favor de contactar a la Universidad de Padres al 562-997-8322.

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/28/18




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Long Beach will participate in the national March for Our Lives event to end gun violence in America's schools.  The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Bixby Park.

 

View the attached flier.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/22/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life
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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 3/19/18




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Planning for Excellence – LCAP Highlights

 

Dear Friends,

 

Over the past several weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We have distributed the publications Academic ExcellenceBasic Services – A Foundation for Excellence, and A Team Effort – Parents, Students and School. Today we’re providing those documents combined in one convenient publication titled Planning for Excellence. Toward the end of this compilation, you’ll also find an extensive list of family resources to support academic achievement.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.

 

Best regards,
Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Planificación para la Excelencia – Lo Destacado del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

En las últimas semanas, hemos compartido con ustedes algunos puntos destacados del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Hemos distribuido las publicaciones Excelencia AcadémicaServicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia, y Un Esfuerzo en Equipo – Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Escuela.  El día de hoy proporcionamos esos documentos en una publicación titulada Planificación para la Excelencia.  Hacia el final de esta recopilación, usted encontrará una lista extensa de muchos recursos familiares para apoyar el logro académico. 

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”

 

Mis mejores saludos,
Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

Hello, Colin Powell Academy students and families.

 

A few days ago, our school district notified you of potential student protests and or walkouts at some schools nationwide in response to the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida.  There may be at least three major student-led efforts underway nationally, including on Wednesday, March 14; Saturday, March 24; and Friday, April 20.

 

This is a reminder that our top priority is to support the needs of our students while maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment for all. Free political expression and activity is one of the great privileges that we enjoy in this country. It is a privilege that should be taken seriously and used in a responsible way. Teachers and administrators here are always glad to see students become interested in important issues facing our country, and are glad to encourage political participation by students, as long as it is done in a responsible way. We respect and support the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them and welcome the opportunity to work with any student or student group to discuss appropriate and creative ways to do so while at school.

 

Leaving campus during school hours to participate in political activity is not a safe and

responsible way to work for change. We encourage you to talk to your children about how they may be feeling about this topic, and the importance of expressing themselves in appropriate ways at school. Students attempting to leave campus will not be held at school. But it is important to know that disorderly conduct that disrupts school operations is not acceptable, and our usual expectations will remain in effect.

 

The most responsible way for students to pursue political change is to stay in school during school hours and pursue their political objectives here on campus in an acceptable forum, or wait until after-school hours to participate in political activities off campus. Opportunities for on-campus expression are being planned at all middle and high school campuses. In addition, Long Beach will be among the cities holding demonstrations nationwide on Saturday, March 24.  The Long Beach event is planned for 10 o’clock a.m. at Bixby Park, located at one thirty Cherry Avenue in Long Beach.

 

At Powell Academy, our staff and students are planning ways to demonstrate kindness, inclusion, and empathy toward others to make sure that every student feels safe at school.  Our Kindergarten through fifth grade students will make hearts with positive messages or a kindness paperchain to hold during a Kindness Walk around the Powell campus quad.  The middle school students will be participating in lessons about how to make a positive difference when advocating for a cause.  They will be the audience holding signs with messages as our elementary students participate in their Kindness Walk. The Kindness Walk will take place on Wednesday, March 14 at 10 o’clock a.m. and will end at 10 17 a.m. 

 

Thank you for helping us to keep our focus on teaching and learning in a safe and respectful environment.  And for helping our students learn the power of kindness, inclusion, and empathy for others since all students have the right to feel safe at school, every day.

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Hola, estudiantes y familias de Powell Academy.

 

Hace algunos días, nuestro distrito escolar le avisó a los padres de familia y estudiantes de posibles protestas estudiantiles y/o paros en algunas escuelas a nivel nacional en respuesta a la  reciente tragedia en Parkland, Florida.

 

Parece ser que por lo menos tres esfuerzos dirigidos por estudiantes están en curso, incluyendo el miércoles 14 de marzo; sábado 24 de marzo y viernes 20 de abril.  Este es un recordatorio de que nuestra prioridad principal es apoyar las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes mientras mantenemos un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y ordenado para todos. En este país uno de los privilegios principales de los que gozamos es la expresión política y actividad libre. Es un privilegio que debe tomarse seriamente y usarse de una forma responsable. Aquí los maestros y administradores siempre están contentos de ver a los estudiantes interesarse en temas importantes que nuestra nación enfrenta y se complacen en fomentar la participación política de los estudiantes, mientras se lleve a cabo de una manera responsable. Respetamos y apoyamos el derecho de nuestros estudiantes de abogar por causas que son importantes para ellos y apreciamos la oportunidad de trabajar con todo estudiante o grupo de estudiantes para abordar las formas apropiadas y creativas de hacerlo mientras están en la escuela.

 

El salir del plantel durante horas escolares para participar en actividad política no es una forma segura y responsable de trabajar para el cambio. Los animamos a que platique con sus hijos de cómo se sienten sobre este tema y de la importancia de expresarse en formas apropiadas dentro de la escuela. A los estudiantes que intenten salir del plantel no se les detendrá en la escuela. Pero es importante saber que la conducta desordenada que interrumpa las operaciones escolares no es aceptable y estarán en efecto nuestras expectativas habituales. La manera más responsable de que los estudiantes busquen un cambio político es permaneciendo en la escuela durante las horas escolares y buscando sus objetivos políticos aquí en el plantel a través de un foro aceptable, o esperando hasta después de las horas

escolares para participar en actividades políticas fuera del plantel. Se están planeando oportunidades para expresarse dentro del plantel para todas las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias. Además de esto, Long Beach es una de las ciudades que llevará a cabo demostraciones a nivel nacional el sábado 24 de marzo. El evento en Long Beach está programado para las 10:00 a.m. en el Bixby Park, ubicado en el 130 Cherry Ave. en Long Beach.

 

En la Academia Powell, nuestro personal y estudiantes están planeando maneras de demostrar amabilidad, inclusión y empatía hacia los demás para asegurarse de que cada estudiante se sienta seguro en la escuela. Nuestros estudiantes de kindergarten a quinto grado harán corazones con mensajes positivos o una amabilidad Paperchain a mantener durante un paseo de Amabilidad alrededor del Quad del campus de Powell. Los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia estarán participando en lecciones sobre cómo hacer una diferencia positiva al abogar por una causa. Ellos serán el público que tiene letreros con mensajes mientras nuestros estudiantes de primaria participan en su caminata por la amabilidad. El paseo de Amabilidad se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 14 de marzo a las 10 am y terminará a las 10 17 am. Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener nuestro enfoque en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en un ambiente seguro y respetuoso. Y por ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a aprender el poder de la bondad, la inclusión y la empatía por los demás, ya que todos los estudiantes tienen el derecho de sentirse seguros en la escuela, todos los días.

 

Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener el enfoque en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en un ambiente seguro y de respeto. Por un ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a aprender el poder de la bondad, la inclusión y la empatía por los demás, ya todos los estudiantes tienen el derecho de sentirse seguros en la escuela, todos los días                                            

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 3/13/18




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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 3/12/18




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Threat Prevention

 

Hello, Students and Families.

 

As we’ve seen in recent weeks, our schools are not immune to the potential threats that so many other schools nationwide have been dealing with.  We appreciate your heightened awareness of this issue, and we continue to encourage everyone in our school communities to report any suspicious information or activity that could impact school safety.

 

Threats to our schools are not harmless, and they are not funny.  They take valuable resources and time from our school district and the law enforcement agencies who work with us each day to keep our schools safe.  Threats cause anxiety for parents, students and staff, and they can disrupt the important work of teaching and learning.  Students who make threats face consequences that linger long after the threat is made.  We reiterate the Long Beach Police Department’s recent statement about such threats:

 

“The Long Beach Police Department takes all potential threats of violence very seriously and thoroughly investigates all reported incidents,” Chief Robert Luna said. “Making any kind of threat whether in person or online, is illegal and has serious consequences.”

 

Those consequences, as we also have seen in recent weeks, can include suspension, expulsion, arrest and potential prosecution under the law.  Students who make threats, even as a “joke,” can quickly find themselves facing the entire range of these consequences. 

 

We urge parents to discuss this matter with their children.  In light of the senseless loss of lives in recent school shootings nationally, it is completely inappropriate and unacceptable to make threats, even as a “joke.”

 

We have appreciated everyone’s support during this challenging time.  Again, we continue to encourage students, parents and staff to immediately report any information that could impact the safety of others.  With your help, we can continue to provide safe schools and the best possible education for our students.

 

Sincerely,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Prevención de amenazas

 

Hola, estudiantes y familias.

 

Como hemos visto en las últimas semanas, nuestras escuelas no son inmunes a las posibles amenazas que otras escuelas a nivel nacional han estado enfrentando. Agradecemos su intensificada concienciación sobre este problema y seguimos animando a todos dentro de nuestras comunidades escolares a reportar toda información o actividad sospechosa que pudiera afectar la seguridad escolar.

 

Las amenazas a nuestras escuelas no son inocentes y no son graciosas.  Le quitan recursos valiosos y tiempo a nuestro distrito escolar y a las agencias del orden público quienes trabajan con nosotros cada día para mantener nuestras escuelas seguras.  Las amenazas les provocan ansiedad a los padres de familia, los estudiantes y al personal y pueden interrumpir la importante tarea de enseñar y aprender.  Los estudiantes que hacen estas amenazas enfrentan consecuencias que perduran por mucho tiempo después de haberlas hecho.  Reiteramos la reciente declaración del Departamento de Policía de Long Beach sobre estas amenazas:

 

El jefe de policía Robert Luna dijo, “el Departamento de Policía de Long Beach toma muy en serio todas las posibles amenazas de violencia e investiga completamente todos los incidentes reportados.”   “Hacer cualquier tipo de amenaza, ya sea en persona o por internet, es ilegal y tiene consecuencias graves.” 

 

Tales consecuencias, como también hemos visto en las recientes semanas, pueden incluir suspensión, arresto y un posible procesamiento legal.  Los estudiantes que hacen amenazas, aún en forma de “broma,” pueden encontrarse rápidamente enfrentando la gama completa de estas consecuencias. 

 

Instamos a los padres de familia a platicar con sus hijos de este asunto.  A consecuencia de la pérdida sin sentido de vidas en los recientes tiroteos escolares a nivel nacional, es completamente inapropiado e inaceptable hacer estas amenazas, ni siquiera en forma de “broma.”

 

Agradecemos el apoyo de todos durante este tiempo difícil.  Seguimos animando a los estudiantes, los padres de familia y al personal a que reporten inmediatamente cualquier información que pudiera tener un impacto en la seguridad de otras personas.  Con su ayuda, podemos seguir proporcionando escuelas seguras y la mejor educación posible para nuestros estudiantes.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendente Escolar

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/7/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

During conferences all students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 2:00 pm. Please remember to pick your students up on time.

 

Please note the following information:

 

All kindergarten students will be on a regular schedule for those two days.

 

If your child is in WRAP, students will go directly to WRAP at the 2:00 pm bell.

 

Spring Break:  Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6, 2018

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Márzo 2018

 

Estimados Padres/Tutores,

 

Durante las conferencias todos los estudiantes en 1st a 8 grado tendrán día mínimo y saldrán a las 2:00pm.

 

Por favor tome nota de información:

 

Si su hijo está en el programa de WRAP, los estudiantes irán directamente al WRAP después de la campana a las 2:00 de la tarde.

 

Todos los estudiantes de grado 1 a 8  será en un horario regular para esos dos días.

 

Vacaciones de primavera: Viernes, 30 de marzo a  viernes, 6 de abril de 2018

 

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

March 2018

 

Dear Parents /Guardians,

Parent-teacher conferences for (At Risk students only) Elementary and MS students will be held Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018. It is extremely important that if you received a Conference request form, that you make every effort to come meet with your child’s teacher. During conferences all students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 2:00 pm. Please remember to pick your students up on time.

 

Please note the following information:

 

All kindergarten students will be on a regular schedule for those two days. 

 

If your child is in WRAP, students will go directly to WRAP at the 2:00 pm bell.

 

Spring Break:  Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6, 2018

 

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Márzo 2018

 

Estimados Padres/Tutores,

 

Las conferencias entre los padres y maestros de estudiantes (en riesgo de repetir el grado) de Primaria y Secundaria, el martes, 6 de marzo y el miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2018. Los padres deben de hacer un gran esfuerzo por asistir la conferencia y enterarse del progreso de su hijo/a en la escuela. Durante las conferencias todos los estudiantes en 1st a 8 grado tendrán día mínimo y saldrán a las 2:00pm.

 

Por favor tome nota de información:

 

Si su hijo está en el programa de WRAP, los estudiantes irán directamente al WRAP después de la campana a las 2:00 de la tarde.

 

Vacaciones de primavera: Viernes, 30 de marzo a  viernes, 6 de abril de 2018

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 3/5/18




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A Team Effort – LCAP Highlights

 

Dear Friends,

 

In recent weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We began with the publications titled Academic Excellence and Basic Services – A Foundation for Excellence.  Today we continue our series of highlights with A Team Effort – Parents, Students and School.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control section.

 

We will share additional information on the LCAP in the days ahead.

 

Best regards,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendent of Schools

 

Un Esfuerzo en Equipo (Lo destacado del LCAP)

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

En las últimas semanas, hemos compartido con ustedes algunos puntos destacados del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Empezamos con las publicaciones tituladas Excelencia Académica y Servicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia.  El día de hoy seguimos con nuestra serie de puntos destacados con Un Esfuerzo en Equipo – Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Escuela.

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control.”

 

Compartiremos información adicional sobre el LCAP en los próximos días.

 

Mis mejores deseos,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/2/18




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The Long Beach Police Department issued this news release Wednesday evening, Feb. 21 regarding their ongoing work to keep schools safe.

 

This news release also is available at longbeach.gov/police under News & Events, then Press Releases.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/21/18




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From Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser. Learn more.
 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




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Participants will view and discuss the award-winning film, "Screenagers," which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and the messy struggles over things like social media, cyber bullying, video games and academics.

 

See attached flier for details.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

Dear Powell Academy Middle School Parents,

 

Unfortunately, several of our middle school students became victims of a form of cyberbullying this past week.  Through the use of Snap Chat, a social media platform, students were encouraged to participate in an event called Fight Week.  Students received Snap Chat messages encouraging them to start a fight or capture a fight on video, making them members of a Fight Club.

 

Please carefully monitor your child’s social media platforms.  Snap Chat is especially dangerous because postings are erased in 24 hours.  Please discuss the impact that being manipulated in this way can have on their future.  The Long Beach Unified School District has a firm policy that no fighting is allowed on campus, or coming to or from school.  All students have been informed at grade level assemblies that fighting receives a consequence of suspension. 

 

Our School Site Council has scheduled a special parent workshop on Cyberbullying & Social Media Platforms Impacting our Students on Thursday, March twenty second at two thirty pm in our school library.  Please save this date!

 

Please help us keep our students safe from this type of cyberbullying and manipulation.  With parents and teachers working together, we can teach our children to be more savvy about social media postings, to be kind to one another, and to be focused on learning to achieve at the highest level.  Thank you for your support in this important matter.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 2/19/18




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Basic Services -- LCAP Highlights 

 

Dear Friends,

 

Two weeks ago, we began sharing with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We began with a publication titled Academic Excellence.  Today we continue our series of highlights with Basic Services – A Foundation for Excellence.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.

 

In the coming weeks, we will share additional highlights of the LCAP.

 

Best regards,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Servicios Básicos -- Lo Destacado del LCAP

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

Hace dos semanas empezamos a compartir con ustedes algunos puntos destacados de nuestro Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Empezamos con una publicación titulada Excelencia Académica.  El día de hoy seguimos con nuestra serie de los aspectos destacados con Servicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia.

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”

 

En las próximas semanas, compartiremos puntos adicionales del LCAP.

 

Mis mejores deseos,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/15/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life
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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 2/15/18




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Results of the 2017-2018 School of Choice Process for current eighth grade students will be sent home via US Mail this week. Results will also be visible in ParentVue beginning Friday, February 16, at 5:00pm.

 

Please remember, enrollment is not complete until you intend to a pathway that you have been accepted to. Failure to intend (via ParentVue) and certify by the deadline of 11:59pm Friday, February 23, 2018, can result in the loss of that acceptance.

 

After viewing your results, if you wish to file an appeal, a link to the form, as well as a paper copy will be available on our website. These forms can also be obtained from your Middle School or K8 Office.

 

We strongly recommend intending to a pathway while the appeals are being reviewed, as there is no guarantee of an appeal being granted.

 

For this year, the deadline to file an appeal is the close of business on March 16, 2018. Following that, the next opportunity to apply for a transfer will be April 1, 2019, through the High School Office.

 

If you have any questions, please call the High School Choice Helpline at (562) 997-8306.

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/14/18




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The deadline for current fifth grade families to apply for school of choice for sixth grade is 11:59pm, tonight. Late applicants will be considered after all on time applicants have received notice. If you need assistance, please call the Middle School Choice Helpline at (562)997-8159. We will be in the office until 4:30pm, today.

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

Parents, join us for this month's PTO meeting here in the school Library @ 3 pm.  We will be discussing topics regarding Budgets, Spring Fundraiser Information as well as New PTO officers.  Please join us as we value your input & idea's on these topics.  Kids are welcome to attend as well.  Hope to see you all in attendance.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

NOTE:  Flyers were sent home with students today however, the day of the week stated Wednesday but our meeting is actually on Thursday.  Sorry for the mix up.   

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 2/5/18




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The MS/K-8 Choice Office is aware that there is an error in the program that is locking some students out of selecting electives for each of their choices, and that this is preventing them from completing the application.


Our programming team is working on the issue and we will let you know when it is repaired.

 

The School of Choice application for sixth grade is not decided on a first come, first served basis. Every family that certifies and completes the application by the deadline will be considered on-time. 

 

Thank you for your patience,

Team MS/K-8 Choice

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 1/29/18




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View attached flier.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 1/26/18




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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

See attachment for full details on this event.
 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

BECOME A LEADER IN THE ARTS! 

 

JOIN LAMP AND GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCE FROM PROFESSIONALS IN:   MUSIC PRODUCTION-PHOTOGRAPHY-GRAPHIC DESIGN/SILK SCREEN IN-FILM/TV PRODUCTION

 

NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2018

 

LAST DAY TO APPLY IS FEB. 2ND

 

ORIENTATION IS FEB. 8TH.  LAMP MEETS TWICE A WEEK FROM 3:45PM-5:45PM SPRING STUDENTS GET FIRST CONSIDERATION FOR PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!!

 

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK ONLY AT OUR MAIN OFFICE:  117 WEST VICTORIA ST, LONG BEACH, CA 90805 9AM-5PM

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT CHRISTIAN AT:
CRISQUEZ@LBCAP.ORG OR CALL AT 562-216-4645

 

(SE HABLA ESPANOL)

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 1/11/18




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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 12/22/17




Audience: Angela Arellano, Homepage, Teachers, Students, Parents, Grade 00, Powell Team, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Resources, About Us, Student Life, All Grades, PTO, PTO, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, About Us, Associates, Powell Team, Resources, Afterschool Professionals, Powell Staff and Student Life

 During this Holiday season we would like to thank all of our parents/guardians and students for all the hard work throughout the year. Friday, December 22nd will be a minimum day schedule as it is the last day of school before the Winter Break.  All students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.   AM & PM Kindergarten students will be in school that day from 9:00a.m. to 12:20p.m.  

 

We asked that you please make sure to pick your child(ren)up on time or make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time as we will be closing campus shortly after our students have been dismissed.  Also parents, please clearly communicate to your child(ren) after school Child Care instructions for that day. We look forward to seeing you back on Monday, January 8, 2018 for a regular day scheduled.

 

NOTE:  WRAP students will go directly to WRAP at the 2:00pm bell.  Please speak to WRAP about their Kindergarten schedule for that day. 

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation as our main concern is your child's safety. 

!Have a blessed holiday season!

Colin Powell Academy Staff

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Estimadas Familias de Colin Powell,

Durante esta temporada de días festivos, les queremos agradecer a nuestros padres/guardianes por todo el buen trabajo durante todo el año. Viernes, 22 de diciembre, tendremos un día mínimo por ser el último día antes de salir de vacaciones.  Los estudiantes en los grados 1-8 saldrán a las 2:00pm. Todos los estudiantes de Kindergarten asisten por la mañana asistir de 9:00 a.m. a las 12:20 p.m. 

 

Nota: Asegúrese de recoger a su niño a tiempo o hacer arreglos para que alguien lo recoja.  Cerraremos la esquela inmediatamente después que los estudiantes se vallan, padres de familia por favor comuníquese claramente a sus hijos donde van a cuidarlos después de la escuela ese día. Los esperamos de regreso el lunes, 8 de enero de 2018

 

Nota: Los estudiantes de WRAP va directamente al programa. Gracias por su asistencia y cooperación la seguridad de sus hijos es nuestra mayor preocupación.

 

¡Disfrute sus vacaciones!

Colin Powell Staff 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 12/20/17




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Minimum Day Dismissal for Powell Students  2:00pm

 

We asked that you please make sure to pick your child(ren)up on time or make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time as we will be closing campus shortly after our students have been dismissed.  Also parents, please clearly communicate to your child(ren) after school Child Care instructions for that day. 

 

NOTE:  WRAP students will go directly to WRAP at the 2:00pm bell.  Please speak to WRAP about their Kindergarten schedule for that day. 

 

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Posted by: Angela Arellano
Published: 12/20/17




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Good afternoon eighth grade families,

 

This is the final reminder that the School of Choice application for current eighth grade students will close tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 20, at 11:59pm. Students who complete an application after the deadline are considered late and will not be processed until after the on-time decisions have been determined.

 

Upon successful completion of the application, a confirmation summary is sent to the email address registered. Please check your spam or junk mail folder if you do not see it.

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please call or visit your middle school or K8 office, or call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306. Please remember that our office closes at 4:40pm, and messages left after that will not be returned until the following day.

 

HS Choice website: http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/School_Choice/hs_choice.cfm

 

ParentVue login page: https://parentlbusd.lbschools.net/Login_Parent_PXP.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

 

 

Buenas tardes familias del octavo grado,

 

Este es el último recordatoria, la aplicación de Elección de Preparatorias para los estudiantes del 8vo grado cierra, mañana, miércoles, 20 de diciembre a las 11:59pm.  Los estudiantes que terminen la aplicación después de la fecha límite se consideraran tarde y no se procesaran hasta que todas las aplicaciones que se entregaron a tiempo sean terminadas.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita asistencia, favor de llamar o visitar a su oficina de la escuela secundaria, o de llamar a la línea de ayuda (562)997-8306.  Por favor recuerde que nuestra oficina cierra a las 4:40p.m. y lo mensajes que nos dejen después de ese horario no se le regresaran hasta el día siguiente. 

 

Muchas gracias y buenas tardes 

 

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 12/19/17




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Resources for Families Lacking Internet or Computer Access

 

For qualifying families who lack Internet or computer access, the attached flier provides information about low-cost resources that are available.

 

Recursos para las familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora

 

Para familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora, el volante adjunto proporciona información acerca de recursos de bajo costo que están disponibles.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17