Jayli & Kristi selling Spirit Wear to our newest Lions!


Welcome TKs & Kinders!!

 


Dinner time at the Kinder BBQ

 



Our newest families meeting teachers & getting informed!


TK/Kindergarten Welcome Presentations


Marissa & Rachel showing their Pride!


Tracy & Heather selling SCRIP

 


Our Dad’s Group Members BBQ’ing at the Kinder BBQ

Welcome to Los Alamitos, A California Distinguished School

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!


August 7, 2015

Dear Los Alamitos Families,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and I look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 12th at 8:50 am.  In preparation for this year, Fausto, our custodian has been cleaning and preparing our school and classrooms for the students. Teachers have received additional training to provide even higher quality instruction in our classrooms in writing, reading, and mathematics. We are doing this to accomplish our vision “that all students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.”

Please note that our start time is 5 minutes later for all students and the day ends at 2:55 for TK-3rd grade and 3:05 for 4th and 5th on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Early Tuesdays, starting on August 18th will dismiss at 1:53 pm (1st-3rd) and 2:04 pm (4th and 5th ).  The first 8 days (Including 8/18) for Kindergarten & TK run from 8:50 AM – 1:00 PM (First 8 days are minimum days for K & TK only.) Hopefully, families who only have a primary grade student will be able to pick up their student and leave before 3:05 pm.  Since we have 50 more students this year than last, I am hoping this will reduce the amount of traffic we have leaving the school at the same time. 

The first 8 days for Kindergarten & TK run from 8:50 AM – 1:00 PM (First 8 days are minimum days for K & TK only.)

I hope you all have had a restful or at least enjoyable summer and are ready for a new school year!  My summer included family, friends, travel and reading.  I recommend reading Lost At School (Ross W. Greene), a book written to engage readers in reflection on why students with behavioral challenges are “falling through the cracks”; The Advantage (Patrick Lencioni) about organizational health; The Smartest Kids In The World (Amanda Ripley) and The Boys In The Boat (Daniel James Brown). It is truly a gift to have the time to immerse oneself in books and I plan to continue to make time to read throughout the school year!

This year, the staff at Los Alamitos is excited to continue our work in implementing the San Jose Unified Strategic Plan, Opportunity 21.  We will also be continuing our Common Core State Standards focus and our implementation of the Lucy Caulkins writing curriculum at all grade levels.  I am impressed by the growth in our students’ writing last year.  The teachers’ dedication and enthusiasm around writing has really made a difference for our students.

There are several new additions on campus this year.  Joining us are Mrs. Pine in 3rd grade, Miss Emmons in 2nd and Mrs. Seyan, one day a week as a primary teacher. I am very impressed with each one of our new staff members and the expertise and caring attitude they bring with them.  I know that they are truly committed to our students!

I am fortunate to be principal at one of California’s distinguished elementary schools. I have been Los Alamitos’ principal since 2010, and every year, I am increasingly grateful to be surrounded by such motivated, smart, and caring staff and students. Together with parents and family members, we work hard to strengthen Los Alamitos’ reputation as a unique, rigorous, and truly special learning community.

It is a great time to be a Lion!

Warmly,
Mr. Rousseau


LOS ALAMITOS LIONS’ P.R.I.D.E

P =  Problem Solve
R =  Respect All
I   =  I Make Responsible Decisions
D =  Do Your Best
E =  Everyone Cares


21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning Resources


Bell Schedules

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten –8:50-2:55
First/Second Grades –8:50-2:55
Third Grade –8:50-2:55
Fourth/Fifth Grade –8:50-3:05

Tuesday
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten –8:50-1:53
First/Second Grades –8:50-1:53
Third Grade –8:50-1:53
Fourth/Fifth Grade –8:50-2:04


PARENT VOLUNTEERS

We recognize the importance of parent involvement in the education of all our students, and we invite and welcome you to actively partner with us on our campus.  For the safety of all our students, all parents and other persons wishing to volunteer in classrooms or around the campus must be fingerprinted and receive a TB test.  Please see our front office staff for a New Volunteer or Returning Volunteer packet or download one from our website. All volunteers must fill out one of these packets each year.  REMINDER:  ALL parents, volunteers, student teachers, non-Los Alamitos staff, and any other person on the Los Alamitos campus during school hours MUST sign in and out at the main office EVERY time they are on campus.  No exceptions. Thank you for your attention to this important procedure.


Typing Resources

Looking for some resources so your child can practice their typing?  Check out our Typing Resources page!



Volunteers Needed for the Scholastic Book Fair!
Clcik below to sign up for a shift or 2.  The book fair runs every day from 9/21-9/25.



School Supply Lists for the 2015/2016 School Year.
See our school supply page to view/download the supply lists for next year.


Get Connected

The LA PTA sends out all communication through a weekly email.  Get connected & stay connected by entering and updating your information into the online directory.

Returning Families - click below to login:

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Are you a NEW family to Los Alamitos?  If so, click HERE and enter your information into the online directory to stay informed of all of the upcoming school events and activities.


Open PTA Committees for the 15/16 school year!
We are looking for volunteers to help head up some of our open committees for next school year.  Download the flyer and let us know if you are interested.


Order SCRIP Online
Need SCRIP?  Place your order online and pick it up at school. 
LA SCRIP
Questions? Contact Heather Durham


Help us reach our goal for SCRIP!fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

We encourage every family to purchase $400 each month in SCRIP.  Consider purchasing SCRIP for groceries & gas!  You can visit our online website and place your order today!
www.LAScrip.com



Visit our Fundraising page and do some shopping through the online links to help raise money for our school.


Resource Links:
Student Handbook
San Jose Unified Wellness Policy
School Accountability Report Card English & Spanish
Volunteer Driver Packet
Application for Reduced Meal Plan
Lunch Menu
My School Bucks Make a deposit to your school lunch account!

Other Information
SJUSD Instructional Calendars
Medi-Cal Flyer
Healthy Start Flyer

Weekly School Newsletter

Lion’s Roar

Follow us on Twitter:
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Follow losalamitos1 on Twitter


Instructional Calendar
2015-2016 School Year


School Accountability Report Card English & Spanish


Opportunity21


After School Programs

On Campus
Fall Flag Football
Beginning-Intermediate Spanish Spring 2015
Theater/Drama


Off Campus
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Kids Love Soccer
Skyhawks: Basketball
Encore Dolphins Summer Swim Team
Tennis
Todd_Dissly Spring Classes & Summer_Camps
Bright Star PreSchool/After School Care Open House
Girls’ Softball
Theater
Art Jamming Art Class
Chinese


CDC BEFORE/AFTERSCHOOL CARE

CDC PRESCHOOL

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