@EagleRockElem is Tuesday 4/5 (6:00p-7:00p) and @EREEF90041 sponsored Silent #Auction (5:30p-7:30p)
This coming Tuesday, April 5 is Eagle Rock Elementary's Annual Open House from 6:00-7:00pm with EREEF's Silent Auction from 5:30-7:30pm. This is the opportunity to tour your child's classrooms and those of other teachers. Take a moment to ask her or him questions, and allow them to show you what they've been busy doing!
Also, please remember to participate in EREEF's Silent Auction which will take place out on the playground. This year you'll find a variety of items including concert tickets, museum passes, summer camps and more up for auction!
@SmarterBalanced Assessment practice is available by following these instructions @EagleRockElem @CADeptEd
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance event Sat 4/2 (10a-3p) sponsored by Senator @kdeleon @Cal_CPA & others
Please join me for a free financial literacy and tax assistance workshop made possible through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
First, we will be partnering with El Centro Del Pueblo and the California Society of CPAs to bring you an interactive budget workshop which will cover how to come up with realistic spending plans that will allow you to live within your means while saving for the future.
Afterwards, you will be able to file your tax returns for free while speaking with certified tax preparers about special tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
The No Cost Financial Literacy and Tax Assistance Workshop will be held on:
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Financial Literacy Workshop: 10 - 11:00 A.M.
Tax Preparation: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
El Centro Del Pueblo
1824 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Please call today to make an appointment. If you cannot attend this event and would still like to attend another VITA tax site in your area, please visit the IRS Website for a list of workshops closest to you.
If you have any questions, or to rsvp, please call Eddie Mendoza at 213-483-9300 or visit my website.
We look forward to seeing you there!
SENATOR KEVIN DE LEON
President pro Tempore
Twenty Fourth Senate District
Reminder that Monday, Mar 28 is a @LASchools holiday and we’ll return Tuesday Mar 29 #SiSePuede
Excerpts from a Statement issued in August 2000 after the Cesar Chavez holiday bill was signed into law (http://www.cesarchavezholiday.org/aboutcesarechavez.html)
César Estrada Chávez, the late founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, had deep confidence in the ability of people to move mountains of injustice. In fact, under his leadership, farm workers moved the agribusiness mountain and won the first union contracts for agricultural workers in the grape fields.The Mexican American labor leader was a humble man who gave of himself unselfishly to the cause of farm workers and all workers. He championed the cause of equality for Latinos like no one else. His courage in the face of some of our nation’s most powerful industries inspired generations of all races and nationalities to fight the good fight.
Millions followed Cesar Chavez on his journey which won monumental gains for farm workers, for civil rights, political representation for racial minorities and environmental justice. These achievements place him as one of the most outstanding leaders of the twentieth century.
On August 18th, 2000 the state of California recognized that legacy when Governor Gray Davis signed into law the creation of an official state holiday which will be celebrated starting in 2001 on Cesar Chavez’s birthday March 31st. Also established will be a Cesar Chavez day of learning and service in the state’s public schools where the state’s youth will be taught about Cesar and his union. This is the first time in the United States that a Latino or labor leader has ever received this tribute.
"Chavez left a legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and a civil rights leader. And his cause lives on. As farmworkers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago. And we should honor him for what he's taught us about making America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation. That's why I support the call to make Cesar Chavez's birthday a national holiday. It's time to recognize the contributions of this American icon to the ongoing efforts to perfect our union."
Senator Barack Obama March 31, 2008.
Join Rep. Xavier Becerra Sat (3/19 10a-11a) @EagleRockElem Auditorium @RepBecerra
Representative Xavier Becerra will host Coffee with your Congressman this Saturday, March 19, 2016 (10:00 to 11:00 a.m.) in our very own school auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
Need more information? Please call the district office at 213-481-1425.
Eagle Rock Elementary School (Auditorium)
2057 Fair Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, Representative Xavier Becerra serves as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means and is Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.
Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. The congressman began his legal career in 1984 working in a legal services office representing the mentally ill.
Rep. Becerra is the son of working-class parents and was the first in his family to graduate from college. His mother was born in Jalisco, Mexico and immigrated to the United States after marrying his father. In 1980, Rep. Becerra earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1984. Rep. Becerra is married to Dr. Carolina Reyes. They are the proud parents of three daughters: Clarisa, Olivia and Natalia.
March 20 marks the First Day of #Spring | Follow these links to learn more about this change in the seasons
March is the month to recognize and learn about the many contributions women have made
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
celebrated annually 3/17 | traditional religious feast day of St Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland
St Patrick's Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, the traditional religious feast day of St. Patrick and the day he is believed to have died in 460 A.D. The Irish have observed this religious holiday for thousands of years. But, how did we come to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the United States? (More)
Celebrate Pi Day (3/14) the @NASA Way with @NASAJPL_Edu and their 3rd Annual Pi Day Problem Set #STEM
Pi Day, the informal holiday beloved by math enthusiasts – and even by the math averse – is almost here! March 14 marks the yearly celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). More than just a number for mathematicians, pi has all sorts of applications in the real world, including on missions developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it’s a great time to have fun and celebrate the M in STEM.
For the third year, JPL has created a Pi Day problem set, which gives students a chance to put their pi skills to the test to solve some of the same problems NASA scientists and engineers do. The set of four illustrated math problems are compiled into a graphic (as well as classroom handouts) designed for students in grade 4 through high school – but fun for all! On March 16, the answers to all four problems and the steps needed to find those answers will be released in a companion infographic on the Pi Day challenge activity page.
To see a compilation of all 12 Pi Day challenge questions optimized for mobile devices and screen readers, visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/nasapidaychallenge
Head on over to the Teachable Moments blog to read more about pi and Pi Day at NASA and learn how you can share your Pi Day ideas with us!