Welcome to Repetto Elementary School
These are the last few weeks at Repetto School for our eighth graders, many of whom have been at Repetto for the last nine years. We wish them a fond farewell and the best of luck as they transition to high school. We know they will do great things during the next four years and beyond, and will continue to make their Repetto School Family proud.
As the principal of Repetto School, I too will be transitioning to a new and unfounded territory...retirement. I leave Repetto with mixed emotions. It has been such a privilege to be a member of such an outstanding school that it is very difficult to say good-bye. But for everything there is a season, and I leave fully confident that Repetto will continue to soar with the eagles. I leave Repetto in a good place. Test scores are soaring, enrollment is increasing, staff morale is high and parent participation is rising. I pass the baton to Ms. Carin Gasca, who has been Repetto’s assistant principal this past year. Ms. Gasca is an experienced and respected educator who, I am convinced, will continue to move Repetto forward and upward!
I have enjoyed these past three years at Repetto immensely and will miss the amazing group of highly qualified teachers and support staff, the efficient office personnel, the caring yard supervisors, the dedicated and concerned parents and of course, the wonderful students committed to learning. I would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Kathy Taggart, Instructional Specialist, who walked with me daily through this journey. I could not have made it without her.
To our current kindergarten through seventh grade students, I wish you a successful end of the school year and an exciting, but also restful summer break. Enjoy this precious time with friends and family. I wish you all blessings and happiness.
~Kathy La Piana, principal
Digital Yearbook 2016-2017
California Dept of Education (CDE)
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
We need parents’ feedback to help support you and your child’s education. At our next parent LCAP meeting (date in March - TBD), we will be asking you two vital questions:
meeting to give us your input. We also encourage you to participate in the district LCAP survey for all stakeholders. Starting February 6th, the online survey can be accessed on the district website: www.ausd.us. Thank you in advance for your participation!
LCAP Expenditures (LCFF Funding)
This school year, our students and parents are reaping the benefits of our LCAP allocation in the following ways:
Open House: We look forward to seeing all of our parents at Open House this Thursday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Come for the Science Fair, Book Fair, uniform sales, and of course, classroom visitations to see your child's accomplishment!
Good Citizen of the Month - "Bonding to School" The following (37) students were recognized at the Good Citizens of the Month celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017. Congratulations!
Book Fair Volunteers Needed: The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in our school library from Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th. We are in need of parent volunteers to help out at the book fair. If you are available to help, please sign up in the school office. The book fair will be open for shoppers during students’ first recess and after school. It will also be open on Thursday evening, during Open House.
2016 Honor Roll School: Repetto School is the proud recipient of the distinguished California Honor Roll award! We will be recognized as a leader in student achievement and for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps. Congratulations to the Repetto School Community for a job well done!
Fond Farewells: Saying good-bye is often difficult; however, I feel I am in the company of a wonderful group of Repetto faculty and staff also retiring this year. I want to congratulate and honor them on the many years of dedicated service to the students of Repetto and commitment to education. Two of the honorees are teachers who have each been at Repetto for over 30 years. Thank you Ms. Julia Kawahira and Ms. Julia Quiñones for the positive impact you have made on all the students over the years. Sincerest appreciation to our other soon-to- be retirees: Mrs. Nancy Ramirez (health assistant), Mrs. Anne Cheng (Chinese school community coordinator) and last, but certainly not least, one of our yard supervisors, Mrs. Laverne Guerrero, affectionately known as “Mrs. G.” All of you have been assets to the school and have assisted all students, parents and staff, directly or indirectly. You will be missed, but know that you leave a legacy of dedication, professionalism and kindness. It has been my pleasure to personally get to know you. I am confident that you will find the same success and happiness in retirement that you experienced during your time at Repetto. On behalf of the entire Repetto School Community, we wish you the best in your future endeavors. Blessings to you as you finish one chapter of your life and begin an exciting new chapter!
~ Kathy La Piana
Lost and Found: Please check Lost & Found (located by the side of the cafeteria) before the last day of school for lost items (jackets, lunch boxes, books, etc.). Items not claimed by June 2nd will be donated to charity.
Visit Repetto School Website: We encourage our parents and students to visit the school website: repettok8.net during the summer for important information, including the school supply lists, and links to valuable resources and websites for kids designed to help promote student learning during summer vacation.
Citizens of the Month: On Friday, April 28th, selected students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of “Bonding to School” by showing they care about Repetto. Congratulations to these exemplary students! Their names will be posted and recognized on the school website. All Good Citizens from this school year will be honored at the yearend celebration on Wednesday, May 17th, to be held during the school day.
Honor Roll - Many of our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are Middle School Honor Roll Recipients and were recognized at the Middle School Honor Roll Celebration on Friday, April 21st for demonstrating academic excellence during the first and/or second trimester. Students qualify for Honor Roll by achieving a G.P.A. of 3.6 or higher. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Our Scholastic Book Fair - Our annual Book Fair will be held from May 1st - May 5th, 2017. lIt will be open during the morning recesses and after school each day and during Open House on Thursday, May 4th. If you are unable to visit the book fair, we invite you to visit our online RepettoBookFair from April 25th - May 9th. If you would like to volunteer to help at the book fair and are fingerprinted, please contact the school office or our school librarian, Amal Moore. Click on flyer below for more information.
Permit Renewal: If your child is currently attending Repetto on a permit and plans to renew the permit for the 17/18 school year, a renewal application must be submitted. Permit forms will be sent home to current permit students in early April. Please return completed application to the office no later than May 12th.
Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year: New student enrollment for the 17-18 school year will begin after spring break. Registration is by appointment only. Please call the office at (626) 570-6240 starting April 5th to schedule an appointment.
California Accountability Model and School Dashboard
The California Accountability Model and School Dashboard is California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system. This system provides information on how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of our state’s diverse student population, based on a concise set of measures. The dashboard takes the place of our school’s past API score and contains reports that display the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs), schools and student group on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas that need improvement. For more information, go to cde.ca.gov and click on California School Dashboard Reports.
Homework for Absent Students: Parents can request homework for multiple-day absences by calling the office by 9:30am. Teachers will allow absent students extra time to make up missed assignments. More information about this policy can be found in Repetto School’s Student Handbook.
Fresh Start 2017: This free program is for current 8th graders starting high school in August 2017. It is a two-week program (July 17th – 27th) designed to help students transition to high school. Students will learn how to manage stress at home and at school, make decisions and understand conflict resolution, identify school support systems and resources and deal with anxiety, depression and other issues. Call Gateway to Success at (626) 943-3410 to reserve a spot.
01: ChalkTalk Goes Home
01 - 05: Scholastic Book Fair
04: Open House
05: Middle School Spring Dance
10: Talent Show Rehearsal #1
14: Monterey Park Play Day Parad 1:00 p.m.
15-19: Spirit Week
15: Talent Show Rehearsal #2
16: 5th Grade Transition to Middle School
(parent meeting 8:15 in Science Lab)
17: Minimum Day (Report Card Prep)
17: Citizens of the Month Year End
18: Volunteer Social
18: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
19: SBAC Window Closes
19: Tech Series Celebration 8:15 a.m.
19: Promotion Dinner/Dance
22: Talent Show Assemblies
23: Promotion Rehearsal @1 and
Yearbook Signing Picnic
23: ASB Elections Assembly
24: Promotion Rehearsal #2
25: Kinder Promotion
26: Non-Uniform Day - Hawaiian Theme
26: Minimum Day
26: 8th Grade Promotion - 8:30 a.m.
Barnes Park Amphitheater
26: Last Day of School
26: Report Cards Go Home
No Movies Scheduled
(click on movie title for more info)
Concession stands open at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students must be picked up promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Students are always welcome to come to Family Movie Night dressed in their pajamas. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us.
Repetto PTA: We regret to inform you that Repetto PTA’s charter has been revoked by the California State PTA until further notice. There were issues with tax filings dating back to 2012 and until these issues are resolved and a new charter has been approved and instated, Repetto PTA cannot conduct any business. Some PTA sponsored events such as the college fair and book fair may be cancelled. However, most of our PTA-subsidized school activities such as field trips and Class of 2016 promotion activities will not be affected. Parent volunteers are working diligently to restore our PTA to normal operations and minimize impacts to programs and activities. We have met with representatives from both the Alhambra Council PTA and 1st District PTA and are confident that these issues can be rectified and our PTA charter can be restored as soon as fall of 2016. Thank you everyone for your patience.
Box Tops for Education - Don’t forget to keep collecting Box Tops for Education. Every Box Top you turn in to the office to raise money for the school.
SHOP FOR REPETTO
Attendance Works: show that elementary students with good attendance read well by the end of third grade and middle school students with good attendance pass important courses. The benefits of good attendance continue throughout life: high school students stay on track to graduate, college students earn a degree, and adults have successful jobs. For more information, visit www.attendanceworks.org or speak with Olga Velazquez, Gateway Advisor, in the school office.
Responsible for Safely Getting Your Child to School: Parents need to be extra careful driving around a school zone and to obey fundamental traffic laws. MPPD proactively enforces traffic laws around the school. We encourage parents to use the valet drop off lane. Do NOT stop alongside other cars or double park. Try to drop off on the same side of the street as the school (or remind your child to use the crosswalk). Never have your child dodge traffic or cross between parked cars. Your cooperation will ensure everyone’s safety.
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