April 23, 2014
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Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment packets are now available for the 2014-2015 school year!  Come in to our office soon so that you can secure a spot at our Kindergarten Round-up in April.

Common Core Presentation

In case you were not able to attend the Common Core Presentation at Arnold Elementary on March 6th, Ms. Lang has made the presentation available for parents to review. Here is the PowerPoint Presentation.

Also look for more information in the next few weeks as Ms. Lang addresses some of the questions that were asked at the meeting.

Arnold Testing Dates 2014

CAPA Exam Window:                    April 24th – May 22nd

5th Grade Science CST:                May 15th

Smarter Balance Field Testing:    May 19th – May 30th

(3rd - 5th Grade)

Besides the CAPA and 5
th Grade Science Test, there will be no more STAR testing.  Instead, all California schools will be Field Testing the Smarter Balance Test that is aligned with the new Common Core State Standards (grades 3-5 only).  Be sure to check out the Smarter Balance website to see what the new test looks like!  

Remember that since this is a Field Test year, schools and parents will not be receiving any scores.  Here is a link to the website for more information: 

Chirp the BirdExpect Respect – 

At Arnold Elementary we strive to ensure that all students feel safe and confident on campus. This year, we have introduced Chirp the Bird to help us spread the message that we all need to “Expect Respect”.  The hope is that Chirp’s message will help prevent issues of teasing and bullying on campus.  Also, Chirp’s message to “Stop-Walk-Talk” provides kids with tools to use if they find themselves in a bullying situation.  Please be sure to let us know if your child is experiencing any form of bullying on campus so that we can address it immediately.


We Want to Hear from You - Take our Parent Survey

In an effort to be more informed, we also want to hear from you! Please complete the parent survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will only be open until Spring Break.  Help us get 100% participation!


Survey link: http://goo.gl/0u2YTK


Get the snapshot of Arnold Elementary's Student Achievement and Statewide Testing Data here.


Community Funding Solutions (CFS) Program! 

Community Funding Solutions - Arnold ElementaryArnold Elementary has entered a partnership with Community Funding Solutions (CFS), a company that provides substantial funding to schools and charities through real estate transactions.  

When you buy or sell a home through the CFS network, you can designate our school as your preferred charity and 20% of the real estate agent's commission goes to our school. Edward Kim from Keller Williams South Bay is an Arnold parent and a CFS-registered agent.

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Pick-Up Policy – 

Please remember that you are NOT to park in the staff parking lot when picking up your child after school.  Cars are only allowed in the valet line for pick-up. Parking behind our staff spaces blocks our staff from being able to leave and creates a possible fire hazard.   


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Please click here to view the Arnold Elementary School safety plan.


You can add funds or check your child’s lunch status at MySchoolBucks.com


In order to begin volunteering in any capacity within the school, you will need to get approved through the school office. Be sure to fill out a volunteer services agreement, provide documentation of a current TB test and a copy of your photo I.D.  A new volunteer form needs to be submitted each school year.  You can obtain a copy of the volunteer agreement from the school office.

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For information about the Arnold YMCA Child Care Program, please call the YMCA Child Care Office at 310-325-5885, ext. 7498.

For information regarding the City of Torrance After-School Club, please call the Community Services Department at 310-618-2994 or visit their website at: http://www.ci.torrance.ca.us/Parks/7128.htm


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