runs from Dec 21, 2015 thru Jan 10, 2016 | Classes resume Mon, January 11, 2016 | See you Next Year!
On behalf of Eagle Rock Elementary PTA, we wish all of our school community a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Be safe this holiday season and enjoy this time with all your loved ones. See you next year when classes resume on Monday, January 11, 2016!
returns to Pasadena’s @kidspacemuseum Dec 26 to 30 | Play in Real Snow | Free with Admission @kpcc @kcrw
Celebrate the Season at Kidspace! Break out your mittens, boots, and snow hat for a day of winter wonderland fun! Play in real snow, build a snow family, perfect your snowball making skills, and make snow angels. There will also be snow and winter themed activities throughout Kidspace. Click the banner at right for more information.
480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday, Dec. 26 - Sunday, Dec. 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 28 - Wednesday, Dec. 30
9:30am - 5:00pm
Kidspace Member Preview
Must be current Kidspace members on these dates to get the museum to yourselves one hour before we are open to the public.
Saturday, Dec. 26 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Sunday, Dec. 27 at 9:00am - 10:00am
took place on Monday, Dec 21 at 8:49p PST marking start of Winter with Longest Night/Shortest Day
Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, on the day of the December solstice, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, a solstice is your signal to celebrate. Follow this link to learn more.
#LAUSD has announced that all @LASchools and After School Activities will reopen Wednesday 12/16/15
Statement from Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines:
Good evening, Los Angeles Unified Parents and Guardians,
Today has been a difficult day, as L.A. Unified schools were closed for the first time in decades. Thanks to the extraordinary effort by Los Angeles Unified School Police and our law-enforcement partners, all L.A. Unified schools and charters have been inspected and Chief Steven Zipperman has given the all-clear for students to return to campus. Classes and after-school activities will resume tomorrow, December 16. All staff and students are expected to return.
The District will have crisis counselors available for students and employees who may need additional support. I know that today’s events disrupted the lives of our students, our employees, and our families. I could not be more grateful for your understanding, trust, and support. When it comes to the well-being of our children, we will never take chances.
Threat that prompted closure of @LASchools appears to be hoax @RepAdamSchiff http://lat.ms/1O2NdST
Live Updates (LA Times & LAUSD)
Please note that the following text is an excerpt from the LAUSD Live Update page on their website:
All L.A. Unified schools closed. The safety and well-being of our students remain the Los Angeles Unified School District’s top priority. Resulting from a threat received, all schools were closed today over concerns for student and employee safety. Please check back often for updates. Also call (213) 241-2064 to hear a recorded message, or follow the District’s Twitter feed @LASCHOOLS as well.
A listing of messages sent to employees, and parents. Updates will be posted throughout the day.
3:30 p.m. - News conference set for 5:30 p.m. at District headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles 90017, in what is known as the "blue room.".
2:30p Dear Parents/Guardians: The safety of all children in the Los Angeles Unified School District is our number one priority. As you have been informed, all schools in LAUSD were closed today for precautionary reasons in response to threats that are being investigated.
Many parents have requested guidance about how to help their children at home. The attached handout, in English and in Spanish, provides specific strategies for helping children manage stress during difficult times.
For current information regarding today’s events, visit www.lausd.net or call the LAUSD Information Hotline at (213) 241-2064. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Creative ideas to keep those minds sharpened over the coming Winter Break #PTA4Kids @CaliforniaPTA
Families should read together during holiday break to help make a smooth and successful return to school, without forgetting important skills students have already learned so far this year. There are many ways to read without cracking open a book. Get creative this holiday!
Here are some fun ideas to help your kids remember important school skills like reading, writing and math:
Use your imagination because reading can be so much fun!
(Source: PTA One Voice Blog)
Annual lunch is this Friday, December 11 | Show our @EagleRockElem staff how much we love them!
Our annual staff appreciation luncheon will be this Friday, December 11, 2015. Parents can drop off a lunch dish or dessert in the Teachers' Lounge, which will be served during recess and lunch for teachers, administrators, and support staff to enjoy.
A few hands will be needed to set up, clean up, and to help during the recess and lunch break. If you wish to volunteer, sign up using the link below:
45th Annual Children's Olde Fashioned Christmas this Friday December 4, 2015 7:00p @ER_Chamber @josehuizar
The Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Councilmember Jose Huizar will kick off the holiday season this Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00p with the 45th Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas. Program takes place at Eagle Rock City Hall located at: 2035 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Please visit the following resources on How to Talk to Your Child About the News @KidsHealth @AmerAcadPeds
Our hearts and minds are with those affected by the continued string of tragic events in San Bernardino, Savannah, Paris, Syria, and many others.
Television or internet coverage of upsetting events like natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or mass shootings can cause kids to worry that something similar could happen to them or their loved ones. It can also make them fear some aspects of everyday life — things that never worried them before.
Help your child by putting the news in its proper context and addressing their concerns. Here’s a helpful article on how to start that conversation (via Kidshealth.org).
If you are in emotional distress caused by recent events or know someone who is, find help with this free resource or by calling the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Additional information can be also be found at the American Academy of Pediatrics (Talking To Children About Tragedies and Other News Events)
Parents for the Arts Newsletter Dec 2015 Edition available now #PTA4Kids @CaliforniaPTA
Follow the links to the December edition of the CA State PTA SMARTS Parents for the Arts Quarterly Newsletter. The SMARTS Network is intended to raise awareness about the relevance of the arts in increasing academic achievement, building a vibrant, productive society and providing opportunities to share best practices.