• Principal's Message 03/08/2024

    Dear Arleta Community,

    Every day, students and teachers experience 20 minutes of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) together. This is a time and place where we focus on strengthening Identity, Agency and Belonging. Starting next year, our school will have a new resource for this important time of the day as well as integrated into all parts of the day (and even into all our functions and efforts together as a larger school community). Our goal is actually “Transformative” Social Emotional Learning, or TSEL, which means advancing educational equity and excellence, in the process of social emotional learning, through collaborative and trusting school-family-community partnerships. The idea is that TSEL can help address inequity and empower all in our community to contribute to Arleta as a thriving school.

    Please help us decide which resource is the best choice for our school and community! These are the two resources we will choose between: Caring School Community (K-5), and Wayfinder (K-8). You can learn more about each by exploring the links and opportunities below. Then, you can share your perspectives about which resource you think best meets our community’s strengths and needs via a google form I’ll send out next week.

    Here is a staff and guardian one-page flier that leads you into information about each program.

    This coming Monday the 11th at 4:30, there is a virtual presentation from the vendor for Caring School Community that I hope any of our parents and caregivers might be able to attend. Here is the LINK for joining that presentation.

    This past week there was a vendor presentation from Wayfinder. Here is the recording of that presentation: Video Link. Thank you to our Arleta parents who attended!

    Our office has printed fliers on the counter, and next week I’ll share a google form for you to share your voice about each of the resources and what you think will best support our school goals.

    Have a wonderful weekend!