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 multisensory 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 and with Science and Math, moving towards PBL (project based learning).
Last year, our students went on field trips with the intent of providing hands on, interactive learning that complements the instruction in the classroom. We also offered a fun, engaging assembly for all students, once per semester, that fostered the love for reading. The response from students was overwhelming joy and excitement that we plan to expand upon these experiences. For the 2017-18 school year, we have planned at least one educational field trip per grade level, a college visit field trip per grade level and 2 more on site assemblies for all students. 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 hoping to extend our partnership with East Los Angeles College to provide their valuable ESL classes here at Park once again. Our goal with PEP is to provide parents the tools to support their child's educational experience.
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