Welcome to Park's Site- Principal's Message
Welcome to Park's Website!
At Park School, our staff provides students A.C.C.E.S.S.: Academic Rigor, Collaboration, Community and Parent Involvement, Environment that is Safe and Supportive, Specialized Programs and Student Success!
We provide ELA instruction using both Reader's and Writer's Workshop in grades K-8. All of our teachers are trained with G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition Design), an effective, proven strategy that not only supports our English Learners but all our students. To support our multi-sensory learners, our teachers have also been trained with the use of Thinking Maps, Depths of Knowledge Icons, and Menu Choices. Technology is an integral part of our instruction, implementing a blended learning model in most classrooms. With our Title I funds, we are close to a 1-1 ratio in grades 6-8 and 2-1 in grades TK-5. With Science and Math, we are moving towards PBL (project based learning), with our teachers currently in year 2 of intense NGSS training provided by UCLA.
In the last 3 years that I have been here at Park, our students have gone on field trips with the intent of providing hands on, interactive learning that complements the instruction in the classroom. We have also offered fun, engaging assemblies for all students, once per semester, that fosters the love for reading. The response from students has been overwhelming joy and excitement that we plan to expand upon these experiences this year with another company, The Grail Theater. For the 2018-19 school year, our teachers have planned at least one educational field trip per grade level, 3 on site assemblies for all students, and in lieu of a college field trip, we are planning College and Career Day that will be at the end of the year. We are excited to offer these opportunities to all our students and know they will enjoy them tremendously.
We are proud to provide ongoing P.E.P. classes to our parents and guardians (grandparents and aunties, uncles are welcome). In our P.E.P. classes (Park Empowering Parents), we offer 8 week courses in ELA, Math, Technology and ELD. We are on year 2 with a partnership with East Los Angeles College to provide their valuable ESL classes here at Park. Through our Intervention Advisor and Gateway to Success program, we are also offering Loving Solutions classes to parents which include topics such as positive discipline, communication and effective support. Our goal with all PEP classes is to provide parents the tools to support their child's educational and social emotional growth.
I am certain you will enjoy the collaborative nature of our school, the many events we have to build community and our ongoing efforts to ensure we provide your child the most beneficial learning experience!
Dr. Wendy Molina-Solis