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School Weekly Update

Reminders for the Week

Our annual Canned Food Drive has begun!

We will be collecting canned food and non-perishable items from 12/2-12/18

The class who collects the most cans will win a Glow, Hot Chocolate Party courtesy of PTA!canned food drive

Holiday Store 12/9 - 12/18 and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays 12/10, 12/12 & 12/17

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Recordatorios para la semana

¡Comenzó nuestra campaña anual de alimentos

Estaremos recolectando artículos enlatados y no percederos (arroz, pasta) de 12/2 - 12/18

¡La clase que recoge la mayor cantidad de latas ganará una fiesta de brillo junto con chocolate caliente cortesÍa de PTA!

Tienda Festiva 12/9 - 12/18

Después de la escuela - Martes y jueves 12/10, 12/12 y 12/17

PTA se complace en anunciar el regreso de la tienda festiva... ¡un "pop-up" especial para que nuestros estudiantes hagan sus propias compras! Los precios van desde .25 ¢ a $ 5.00

Mark Your Calendars!

 Monday 12/9

  • The PTA Holiday Store opens in room 16! Students can begin their holiday shopping during lunch recess. Prices run from .25¢ to $5.00 

Wednesday 12/11

  • We invite all district families to join our District Parent Advisory Meeting. This is a great way for you to get involved at your student's school.

      8:45 - 10:15 am at the District Office

Friday 12/13

  • Show your school spirit and wear your Mitchell aviator gear or blue and white!

¡Marquen sus calendarios!

Lunes 12/9

  • ¡Se abre la tienda festiva de PTA! Los estudiantes pueden comenzar sus compras navideñas durante el recreo del almuerzo. Los precios van desde .25 ¢ a $ 5.00

Miercoles 12/11

  • Invitamos a todas las familias del distrito para una junta de DPAC. Esta es una excelente manera de participar en la escuela de su hijo. 8:45 - 10:15 am en la oficina del distrito

Viernes 12/13

  • ¡Muestre su espíritu escolar y use su ropa de aviador Mitchell o azul y blanco!

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Evelyn Duarte, Community Liaison

Evelyn Duarte, Community Liaison

(310) 676-6140 ext.55206


Lawndale, CA – VPLS, a premier technology solutions provider, announced that it has completed a next generation wireless upgrade for Lawndale Elementary School District.  The wireless upgrade included a full replacement of all indoor access points at nine school campuses and the district office, plus the addition of outdoor wireless access points.  The implementation of the next generation wireless network by VPLS furthers the District’s Technology Services mission of delivering customer-focused technical support and services to all schools and district departments.  It also provides a platform for providing optimal wireless coverage for critical student and teacher applications with the focus on increasing academic achievement.


The VPLS design for Lawndale ESD includes Ruckus R720 access points for most classrooms, with Ruckus R730 access points for indoor areas with higher expected wireless device density.  Ruckus T710s were used for outdoor coverage.  The Ruckus 700 series products offer improvements on both coverage and performance from the District’s previous wireless platform, while meeting the District’s budgetary objectives.  VPLS also included wireless site surveys to ensure optimal performance.


"Throughout our wireless upgrade project, VPLS provided excellent onsite support from the initial receipt, tagging and configuration of equipment, to the deployment and testing of all new devices,” said Todd Barker, Director of Information Technology for Lawndale Elementary School District.  “Because of the careful design and deployment process, we expect the system to provide our students and staff with excellent wireless service into the foreseeable future."


VPLS also assisted the District by working with Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) to secure the majority of the funding for the project via the federal E-rate initiative.  VPLS’s successful deployment is the latest in a series of successful engagements with school districts in Los Angeles’s South Bay.

Posted 12/11/19

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Jane Addams Middle School values inclusion, empathy and fostering a safe and positive school culture. 



They were recognized as one of this year’s recipients of the Sandy Hook Promise “Start with Hello Week Award”. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), which is a school violence prevention organization, launched the awards in tandem with the larger Start With Hello Week national campaign to recognize school efforts to prevent bullying and violence.


SHP selected JAMS from hundreds of submissions across the country. Start With Hello (SWH) is a program designed to help students break the ice, overcome social barriers, and get to know one another in order to create and sustain an inclusive culture and school community.  


Congratulations to all JAMS students and staff that made this accomplishment a reality. You make our community proud!

Posted 12/9/19



JAMS Huddle for Good

Jane Addams Middle School recently partnered with WE Schools and the NFL to participate in the Huddle for Good, which aims to inspire people to make meaningful and lasting contributions to their communities. The JAMS Leadership class planned a homeless care package drive. They created public service announcements, presentations, and the Bengal News spread the word out about their cause. JAMS students created 300 homeless care packages by contributing over 10,000 volunteer minutes in just one day! The care packages were delivered to homeless individuals in Skid Row. 


Check out this NFL morning show segment where the WE organization talks about Huddle for Good. All the footage came from JAMS. We are so proud to see our students working hard to bring compassion to our city.

Posted 12/9/19