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Principal's Message

Culmination Message 2017

Following the Notebook theme of our latest yearbook, as such, your journey through middle school started with no notes or memories. It was a blank space for you to write your own story, one that started with nervousness and anticipation of the unknown. Soon enough, it evolved into you taking ownership and making this journey your own. Writing page after page, you’ve documented a new chapter filled with knowledge, adventures, and memorable events that are about to become archived in this volume of your own encyclopedia called life.

I want to express my sincere appreciation and admiration to our students. I have witnessed you transform from timid incoming 6th graders, three years ago, into promising responsible youngsters, ready for high school, college, and, inevitable, an upcoming adult life overall. We are proud of you!

Of course, none of your achievements would be possible without the support system you have at home. Thank you parents and legal guardians.

I will take a minute now and invite you to express our collective appreciation as well to many other unsung heroes whose involvement in our efforts to pursue educational excellence for our students is of paramount importance. However, it is often that they go unnoticed, not this morning:

 From your first day in 6th grade to last Friday, those who welcomed you into their classrooms and provided you with every opportunity to learn, please a round of applause to all teachers.

 In some cases, those who assisted your teachers, either providing one-on-one support or extra reinforcement, thank you teacher assistants.

 Those who processed your grades, printed your report cards, cleared your absences, and now will send you records to high school, please give a hand to our entire clerical staff.

 Those who worked on fundraisers and chaperoned all your trips, working hand in hand with us all year long, Thank you PTSA and volunteers.

 Those who helped me keep the air conditioning, or heater, running, facilities clean and functional so you could focus on academics, a big thank you to our Maintenance and Buildings and Grounds staff.

 Right now, behind the scenes once more, those who work tirelessly to make of our school, and every event we set to do, a huge success. From making sure our diplomas are in order to working on every detail of this event, I want to personally thank our counselors, coordinators, and administrators. Especially, I want to thank Ms. Ferman and Ms. Doh for joining me her yesterday working on last minute details.

 Last, certainly not least, those who have entrusted me with the honor to serve you and whose support I count on to make of Frost “An Excelling School…. An Excellent Choice!, please help me show our appreciation to our school district director and superintendent.

During this school year, we continued to make strides towards offering you an exceptional educational program.

Today, before our graduates are gone, I am lucky to have over 600 families on waiting lists for the new school year to come.

Together, we accomplish what no other Middle School in the valley has done, like all colleges or high schools, we received Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

During the last 3 years, collectively, we gave you our best and relentless efforts to prepare students for a successful educational life and adulthood. I can only hope that later on, when our alumni look back through and recall the years spent in middle school, they will remember us as the place where the academic foundations of your careers were forged.

To our graduating class: I hope this Culmination Event is as rewarding as your time with us at Frost has been. We look forward to seeing you in the future, coming back to share with us your trips and successes and letting us know how much our contributions helped you reach your dreams. The journey has just begun! As you embrace it, I want you to set high and noble goals, stay focused, and follow the path you have traced for yourselves to reach your dreams. Your notebook of life is not complete yet. As you turn the page, a new chapter is just about to begin and we wish you simply the best on it and the many more chapters to come.

May your Legacy live on! Congratulations “The Legacies” Class of 2017.
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Week of 060517

Today we start our last week of the 2016-2017 school year and this is my last Monday announcement before summer break. I want to thank every team member at Frost for another very productive and rewarding school year.

During this year, we have been able to collectively accomplish many important benchmarks that continue making our school excellent. During this year, we have reached new heights in:

* Parental Involvement, with workshops every week that foster parental participation
* Student Safety, by quickly addressing any issue that has the potential to endanger our students
* Student Academic Achievement, by having Frost students surpassing the academic performance of our district
* Campus Beautification, with many projects that have made our campus even more beautiful

Thanks to the efforts of every stakeholder, we were recognized as a California Honor School and, our last achievement was to be able to receive Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which makes us the only accredited middle school in the entire San Fernando Valley.

During the year, we have been able to witness the progress of our students’ learning and, lately, we were able to enjoy great end-of-year performances from all our performing students. We are ready to go into summer eager to receive the latest scores for our students on the standardized test they recently took.

We look forward to closing the year with more celebrations:
* Starting today with our Music Awards night, another Frost first.
* On Thursday during our Awards Ceremony, our culminating students will have their last opportunity to celebrate with us their accomplishments before they move on to high school, and
* We close the year on Monday June 12, with our grand finale, the 2017 Culmination event.

Thank you Frost team for another great year and have a great, well deserved, summer break.
JFA
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Week of 052217

Today, we begin our last week of testing as 6th graders will take the Mathematics CAASPP test.

I want to thank all students and staff for a very smooth testing administration so far. Our completion rates are almost to 100% and our preliminary scores are showing the good work of our students.

Remember that the 7th grade ABE Card collection will take place today during lunch time on the Honor Court Stage.

If you ordered popcorn from the PTSA fundraiser, distribution of orders will take place on today, tomorrow, and Wednesday after school at the parent center.

On Friday morning, we have our last parent workshop of this year with a title that may benefit us all at this time of the year. The workshop is about Managing Stress.

Last week, week, Ms. Curtis and her percussion ensembles delighted us with a great concert on Wednesday. On Thursday, it was the turn for Choir and Master Chorale. Lastly, on Saturday, Mr. Rodriguez and Frost’s Mariachi Los Lobos had an amazing fundraiser performance organized by PTSA.

I want to thank all performing students for making us proud with every single musical piece performed.

To close our musical performances for the year, this coming Friday and Saturday we will have the well known and anticipated Frost Bowl. This year, it is Frost Bowl X and promises to be better than ever. Please check our website calendar for details.

Students, please start planning on cleaning your locker and finding all your textbooks. Soon, dates will be announced for locker cleanup and returning textbooks.

Thank you all students for your continuing support in maintaining a safe campus. We know that the end of the year is a very exciting time and we thank you for making it safe. Please remember, we do not tolerate bullying and should anyone be unkind to you, please let us know as soon as possible. Bullies are nothing when you help us get them exposed and addressed.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Week of 051517

I want to start this morning with congratulations to the Frost Music Department, our two directors; Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Curtis, and all students who represented us over the weekend at the Music In The Parks event. In company of many parents, chaperones, and other audience members, I was delighted to hear many of the performances. Frost Musical Groups truly made us proud and caused the admiration of everyone. The event culminated with the Awards event at Magic Mountain last Saturday nigh. In total, these are the trophies Frost received:

I am mentioning the group, the place, and the rating

Jazz A-1st Place Superior
Best Overall Jazz Band
Joab Ovando-Outstanding Jazz Soloist
Jazz B-3rd Place Excellent
Mariachi-1st Place Superior
Frost Winds-1st Place Superior
Best Overall Band
Frost Strings-1st Place Superior
Best Overall Orchestra
Frost Phil-1st Place Superior
Frost Singers-1st Place Superior
Best Overall Choir
Frost Chorus-2nd Place Excellent
Percussion A-1st Place Superior
Percussion B-2nd Place Excellent
Percussion C-3rdPlace Excellent

I congratulate all groups and thank you for putting the name of our school on the map of excellence beyond our district.

On a separate note, I want to make an announcement to make sure that Frost continues to offer a safe environment for all students.

I want to start by thanking our many, many students in all grade levels who do the right thing by being respectful, avoiding conflict, exercising common sense, and reporting to us anything that happens or may happen out there and represents a threat to our collective safety.

Unfortunately, very few students are engaging in activities that are not only against our code of conduct but they are dangerous and we need to address that immediately.

I want to make sure that students know that we will not tolerate any kind of bullying or conflict that will result in confrontations that will disrupt the peace of the campus and/or endanger anyone’s safety.

8th graders, please be mindful of your actions and do not jeopardize your participation in culmination or 8th grade activities. Should you be involved in a confrontation, even as a bystander witness who does nothing to promote safety, you will be automatically lose your right to participate in culmination. Any 8th grader who is not candidate for culmination now, if you feel you have nothing else to lose, you are wrong. You are risking today to be your last day at Frost or go to high school with a pending expulsion.

To any other student who may feel like others are being unkind or abusive. Please make sure that you give us detailed information about what this person looks like in order for us to identify with our photo directory. No matter how much a bully may want to intimidate somebody, they have no power when they are reported.

However, I want to close by thanking again the majority of our students who are excellent in behavior and beyond. You make our campus great and make us proud everyday.

Have a great week.
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Week of 050817

Tomorrow, May 9 is National Teacher Day for 2017. This week, is Teacher Appreciation Week.

I am taking the time from my announcement today to thank all Frost teachers for everything they do everyday to help our students learn, grow, mature, improve, and become future better citizens of our community and society.

Great teachers, like ours at Frost, give us so much. They give up their time, not only during class in the classroom, but during their afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays. You know, those papers and projects do not grade themselves and yours is not the only one. Sometimes it is hundreds of projects and papers that they have to individually grade and give you feedback on.

Other times, they help you when having trouble. They lend you an ear if you need to talk, they give you advice when you are having trouble, their sole presence makes you feel safe when the hallway feels overcrowded. They are our role models, someone to look up to, in their area, their are the lead that you want to follow.

Most teachers are in the classroom. You see them everyday during the same period. Other teachers are out of the classroom, coordinating programs and activities, some you see a few times when they substitute in your classroom, and others have decided to lead the team and become administrators. We are all teachers. We are all into educating and forming the most precious asset our society has, our youth; You!

I’d like for our students to reflect and find a way to show your appreciation to your teachers, all of them. It does not have to be a gift, teachers are experts at finding appreciation in many ways. A note, a card, a nice comment, or even a good grade on your test to let them know how much their efforts matter. You have all week to do so and I am counting on all our great students to find a way to let all our teachers know that they are greatly appreciated.

We could not make our school the excelling school we are without our excelling teachers. On this week, the 2017 Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to tell our Frost teachers, substitutes, coordinators, counselors, and administrators… THANK YOU.

And tomorrow, on National Teacher Appreciation Day, lunch is on us!

Have a great week.
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Week of 050117

This week we have plenty of reasons to celebrate.

Over the weekend, The Frost Singers did amazingly at the Anaheim Heritage Festival on Friday, April 28th. They were awarded Gold 3rd place.

8th grader, Shaina Sarmiento was awarded the Maestro award for her solo in one of the competition pieces.

AND with a rating of 90 or better, the Frost Singers have been invited to the National Invitational Festival of Gold and the National Youth Choir Festival at CARNEGIE HALL in New York for receiving their Gold Award!!!!!

Additionally, as you have heard me say over the last couple of days, I am honored to communicate that the official notification from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges has grated our school ACCREDITATION. This accreditation is equivalent to that required for all high schools and colleges for the academic credits they issue to be valid.

Starting immediately, you can proudly say that Frost students attend an ACCREDITED middle school. The first and only one in the entire San Fernando Valley.

I just received a call from the office of our Central Superintendent to congratulate us and to invite Frost to present to other middle schools to share our best practices that have led us to this amazing accomplishment.

My sincere appreciation to everyone for every single contribution that has made this commendable accomplishment possible.

Back to our current week, we continue with block schedule for implementation of the CAASPP test. This week is 7th Grade English Language Arts. Thank you students for doing your best on the tests. We know you will continue to make us proud.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Week of 042417

Today we start our second week of standardized testing. We continue with block-schedule. 8th grade students are still the grade level testing for one more week. Last week they concluded the English Language Arts part of the test and I want to thank all English teachers who participated. This week is Mathematics. Please refer to the testing schedule and our website for specific details.

Today, we have periods 1, 3, and 5, and classes testing are those for Ms. Kim, Ms. Kwon, Ms. Ali, Mr. O’Connor, and Ms. Montano. For all testing students, please remember that backpacks or any not-needed items for testing are not allowed in the testing room. And do not forget to bring in your earbuds.

Tomorrow, after early dismissal, our Magnet school is having Student-Led Conferences. Faculty for the residential school will have common planning time.

On Wednesday, Frost is supporting the cause of “Jean’s Day.” Students, faculty, and staff, are allowed and encourage to wear jeans as a symbolic way to promote the respectful treatment of everyone.

Lastly, Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. This is a day when we acknowledge and mourn the genocide of one and half million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire over a century ago, in 1915. This is an important day for many of our students whose ancestors lost their lives in this tragic event. We must never forget all terrible chapters in history like this one, so that we can prevent them from ever happening again.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Week of 041718

Today is our first day of standardized testing administration for this school year. The Spring CAASPP test starts today with our 8th grade students. As we go through the testing weeks, please remember the following information:

For the next four weeks, our school will follow a bell schedule based on blocks, instead of one-hour periods.

Mondays and Thursdays you have classes for periods 1, 3, and 5.

Wednesdays and Fridays you have classes for periods 2, 4, and 6.

Tuesdays remain unchanged and you'll have all periods.

Every grade level will take two weeks to test. We start with 2 weeks of 8th grade, followed by 2 weeks of 7th grade. The last two weeks of testing, during 6th grade testing, the school resumes regular bell schedule for all.

The first week for each grade level is English Language Arts, the second week is Mathematics.

We start today the two weeks of 8th grade testing.

As addressed during our assemblies, I want to remind students of the importance of this test.

The scores are official and become part of your permanent record, which will follow you to all your future schools.

The scores are used to program your classes for the next school year. A good score may allow you to be placed, or remain, in honors classes, or AP classes in high school. A low score may place you in remedial classes and keep away you from participating in fun elective classes.

Remember to take your time to double check your answers before you submit your test. Please follow all the directions given by your teachers and pay attention to what is being asked for you to do. Be aware of those tricky questions and make sure you answer what is being asked. Sometimes the right answer is only part of the credit you will receive, if they ask you to explain your answer, please do so as that will be rest of the score needed to get full credit for a problem.

Please be mindful of all testing locations on campus and keep the noise to a minimum.

I thank in advance all students and teachers for all the work and effort invested in having a good testing session for every class. If anyone needs extra information, please visit our website where all information, including this message will be posted.

Thank you very much and have a great week.
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Week of 040317

Another very busy and productive week is coming up!

Today, our School Site Council meets in the library at 3:10 PM. This is an important meeting for everyone to attend as we will be addressing the prospective categorical budget for next year. While no major changes are expected or proposed, anyone who is interested in attending is welcome.

This Tuesday, we are dedicating the entire day to our CAASPP assemblies. Instead of PE, all students will be participating in our special assemblies in preparation for the upcoming Online State Standardized Test. After school, our Common Planning time will be about the CAASPP testing season as well.

On Thursday, after being postponed due to weather and the anticipated size of the participating crowd, we are finally having our Pin & Ribbon ceremonies. Yes, this year we are having two events. If you are a participating student and your last name starts with letters A - K, your ceremony will take place at 10:45AM. If your last name starts with letters L - Z, your event will start at 1:00 PM. We are looking forward to welcoming all parents as well to both events.

On Friday, all parents are welcome to attend our presentation regarding the upcoming State Standardized Test. It will take place in the library at 8:15AM.

Students, I want to thank you for your efforts to respect and enforce all our policies and codes. From being respectful and polite to each other, to arriving on time to school and class, to following the school dress code. Most of you are doing an amazing job as usual. For the few students who need some extra help, you may expect a few more tardy sweeps and school-wide dress code checks this week.

In the meantime, please have a great week.
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Week of 032717

The 10-Week Progress Report Cards were mailed home last week and should have arrived home over the weekend. 8th graders, this is the new progress report card that indicates if you are on-par status.

Our calendar for the upcoming days is as follows:

*Today, the Positive Behavior Support Team will meet at 3:10 in the Library.

*Tomorrow, our Professional Development time will be in the Library and Ms. Batra will address the required Child Abuse Awareness Training

*There is no school this Friday, March 31, in recognition of Cesar Chavez Day.

*6th grade students, please remember to submit proof of the TDAP vaccination.
-We hope to have cleared all our current 6th grade students prior to the end of this school year. If the school does not have this paperwork by the time students start 7th grade, they will not be allowed to start the school year.
-If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse.

*Please visit our website calendar for more details on upcoming events and important dates:
-8th Grade Pin & Ribbon Ceremony - April 6
-CAASPP Parent Institute Workshop - April 7 @ 8:15 am in the Library
-Spring Break - April 10-14
-CAASPP Testing Begins - April 17. Do not forget that we will be having block schedule for testing from April 17 to May 12.

Students, I want to thank the many of you who follow our code of conduct and school policies. You may want to know that this week, we will be having dress code checks and tardy sweeps. I appreciate everyone’s support to continue making our school the best place for education.

Have a great week.
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Week of 032017

The calendar for this week shows as follows:

Today, all 6th grade students will participate in a presentation from Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre - Adolescent Bullying Awareness.

On Friday, On-Par 8th grade students will participate in the 8th Grade Talent Show and Breakfast. Because of this activity, there will be no Parent Institute this Friday.

The 10-Week Progress Report Cards will be mailed home this week. Students, keep in mind that this is mid-semester already. You still have some time to get your grades up before the final report card is issued.
The 10-Week Grades are also viewable in Schoology.

Looking ahead, please make note of the following dates:
School Closed - Friday, March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day.
School Closed - Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14 - Spring Break
Instruction Resumes - Monday, April 17

The Frost testing schedule for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) has been posted on our website, www.frostmiddleschool.org. It is important to know that during 4 weeks, from April 17 to May 12, due to testing, Frost will have Block Schedule. That means, for those days, classes will be two hours long and meet every other day.
Details are found on our website and every teacher has received a copy that I’d like to see posted in the classroom.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Week of 031317

Last week was packed with important activities at Frost. On Wednesday, our school hosted the Principals’ Meeting for our Local District. 160 principals and district authorities had an opportunity to visit our campus and be impressed by its beauty. Additionally, 3 musical groups were able to wow them by performing in the gym. Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Curtis had our Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble A, and Mariachi, be the opening act of the event. Everybody was truly impressed.

On Thursday, Frost hosted all 5th grade classes from our feeder elementary schools in our Annual 5th Grade Articulation. Once again, our guests were impressed with our campus and our student body, making the event another success for Frost.

Lastly, on Friday, I presented at the Frost Parent Institute to current and future Frost parents. We had 85 prospective parents attend a session about our programs and the different ways to enroll at Frost.

I want to thank every single staff member and all students who in any way participated during any of these important events. Including the PE department for their willingness to allow us to use the gym.

This week, we start today with our Local School Leadership Meeting after school, in the library.
Tomorrow, our teachers will use the Common Planning Time to prepare for our Open House event on Thursday.
On Thursday as well, at the beginning of Open House, I will have a repeat of the meeting I had for parents last Friday.
We close the week with a General PTSA Board Meeting on Friday, instead of parent workshop.

Thank you all for everything you do to help us make of Frost, “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!”

Have a great week.
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Week of 030617

Last week was an awesome week for Frost. On Friday, we had 3 Honor Roll ceremonies and celebrated 707 students and families who made it to the Principal’s Honor Roll. Congratulations to all!. These events take a lot of planning and logistical collaboration. I want to thank all faculty and staff members who made it possible. This event was lead by Ms. Garcia with the help from the entire LeadTeam. Thank you all for making it all happen.

On Saturday, Frost participated in the Local District NorthWest Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics Festival. Or STEAM Fest at Cleveland HS. Frost was well represented in three different ways. First, we had the superintended personally asking me to have our Mariachi Los Lobos be the opening and main act at the beginning of the event. Of Course, led by Mr. Rodriguez, Frost students impressed everybody with a stellar performance. Thank you mariachi students and Mr. R.

Additionally, we were well represented in two additional areas. In the hall of academic excellence, Ms. Batra and Mr. Guzman had a table with Frost promotional materials and, in the background we had a large TV displaying different Frost videos, including the water conservation video from Ms. Sonne’s 6th grade class, footage from Ms. Antoniou’s classes, from Mr. Lee’s robotics class, and a few selections from our latest Frost Bowl event.

Another great area representing Frost at the Fest was in the gym. Where Mr. Lee, Ms. Antoniou, Ms. Pollak, and Ms. Diaz, had plenty of promotional Frost materials and a nice collection of items representing our science classes. From toothpick bridges and rollercoasters to robots and many other science manipulative materials. Of course, non of these could have been possible without the support from our students. I want to thank all of you who attended and made us proud. Extra recognition goes to Ms. Batra, Ms. Diaz, and Mr. Cross for all the work and effort invested in preparation of this event.

This week, we have an equally busy schedule. Today, we have an SAS tour in the morning. On Wednesday, we are hosting all principals from Local District NorthWest. On Thursday, we are bringing all 5th grade students from Castlebay, El Oro Way, VanGogh, and Knollwood Elementary schools, and on Friday, I am presenting to Frost and Elementary school parents about our programs at Frost.

We have plenty of reasons to be proud of our school and I want to thank you for making of Frost “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!”

Have a great week!
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Week of 022717

We want to start this week by congratulating our 707 students who made it to the Principal’s Honor Roll based on the final grades for Fall semester. We will be celebrating this great accomplishment with you this coming Friday with, not one but, three Honor Roll Ceremonies that will take place as follows:

8th grade event will start during period 1
7th grade event will start during period 3
6th grade event will start during period 5

I want to take a minute to clarify the difference between Honor Roll and Pin and Ribbon.

Principal’s Honor Roll is the list of students who, based on the final previous semester report card, achieved a 3.5 or greater Grade Point Average, or GPA, and/or who received all grades of E (for excellent), in Work Habits and Cooperation. Honor Roll is for all grade levels, 6, 7, and 8.

Pin and Ribbon, is an event for 8th grade students only who are “On-Par”, that means they are, based on the latest report card, meeting all requirements to culminate on stage at the end of the year.

For different reasons, including inclement weather, we've had to postpone both events this semester. However, the good news, is that Pin and Ribbon has been rescheduled to April 6. That means, if for any reason, your 5-week report card was not good enough to let you participate in Pin and Ribbon as is, you have a new opportunity to be included because the new date allows for the new report card to give you a new opportunity to be there. 8th graders, please make sure you do everything you can to remain, or become, On-Par status.

With all of this said, I want to congratulate the hundreds of students who will be recognized and celebrated, one way or another, or both, during our upcoming events. You truly make us proud.

Have a great week.
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Week of 021317

This week is going to be packed with important activities for our school.

We start today sending the first progress report card for this semester home with students during period 6.

And follow with our Local School Leadership Council meeting after school in the library.

Tomorrow, we are taking the Panorama Pictures for the following groups:
All Honor Roll students
All 8th Grade Students, as the class of 2017
and The Faculty and Staff picture, which will be taken after school, during common planning time.
All three pictures will be permanently displayed in the main hallway of the administrative building. Please remember to look your best.

On Thursday, after school, we are having Faculty Meeting, and it will be the best opportunity for us to get together and strategize on our WASC visit for Friday. I thank in advance all our teachers for preparing your classrooms to make sure we display plenty of student work and visuals related to your content areas that will impress our WASC visitors.

Friday, as I mentioned, Frost will be visited by the Western Association of School and Colleges in hope to be the first Middle School in our district to get accredited. Again, I thank everyone for making sure our school looks at its best.

Friday as well, we are preparing to honor over over 700 students who are now officially part of our Principal’s Honor Roll. Because of our stellar student body, we are having, not one but, three ceremonies in order to be able to welcome all supportive parents. Congratulations all Honor Roll students, you make us all very proud.

Lastly, Friday after school, we will be having our annual Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Dance and Dinner, which as of last week has been officially sold-out. However, due to popular demand, we will honor all tickets purchased and sold by today after school. We are looking forward to having a great time there.

Thank you all students, families, faculty and staff for your contributions to making of Frost, “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!"
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Week of 020617

We are now into the 5th week of this semester and grades for the first progress report card are due tomorrow. Students, that means, you have only today and tomorrow to make sure all your assignments, tests, signatures, or projects are turned in, so your grade will be the best possible. 8th grade students, please remember that it is the latest report card that we use to determine if you are on par or not. I hope all of you will be eligible to participate in all 8th grade activities during the semester.

Some important events are coming up soon:

1. Our PTSA sponsored “Friendship” student dance will take place this Friday after school. Our PTSA volunteers will be here again today to sell tickets during lunch time. This may be the last school student dance of the year. Don’t miss out.

2. Another great Frost tradition is now our Father Daughter Dance, which this year is even better including our Mothers and sons. Last year we had a great time and we are making it even better this year by offering dinner, not only refreshments. Students, invite your friends and make sure everyone has a great family time with this memorable event.

I want to thank all students for returning the School Experience Survey. We are only about 10% short from our goal to get two free-dress days. The good news is that the district has extended the deadline and we will be notifying those families who are still missing. We hope to get to our 90% goal this week.

Students and staff, please note that Panorama Pictures, which were scheduled for tomorrow, are being rescheduled to next Tuesday, due to rain.

Lastly, this week is National School Counselor Week. Please help me thank our counselors for all they do for our students. Thank you Ms. Darland, Ms. Snider, Ms. Ferman, and Ms. Lopez.

Thank you all and have a great week.
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Week of 013017

I want to start our week by thanking all students who are turning in the School Experience Survey to your homeroom teachers right now. 
 
If you heard my phone call to parents last night, you’ll know that you students may earn, not one but, two free dress days IF our return rate reaches 90%. 
 
This is a collective effort from all of us. I am asking homeroom teachers at this moment to please collect the surveys, or verification that your parents completed it online, and to mark you as returned on the homeroom roster they all received. Once the roster indicates who turned it in, please send it to the main office before homeroom time is over. We will calculate the percentage today and announce it later. 
 
If anyone forgot to bring it in today, you may bring it tomorrow and still be counted. Remember, if we reach 90% you may get the free-dress days you’ve been asking for.
 
Two more important events are coming up:
 
On February 10, PTSA is sponsoring a student Friendship Dance. Tickets go on sale starting today during lunch.
 
On February 17, we are hosting our Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance at Knollwood Country club. Because this event has been so successful in the past, this time we are serving dinner as well. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Tickets can be purchased at the student store.
 
Thank you all and have a great week!
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CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PARENT SURVEY

I hope you join me in celebrating our school achievements as depicted by the revolving flyers on our homepage of our website. I thank you for everything you have done to contribute making them possible.
 
Now, it is time again to let the world know how proud we are of our school. I am asking you to please do so by answering the School Experience Survey.
 
Simply, click on the link above or complete the paper copy we provided to your student today. 
 
I thank you in advance for your time, your kind answers, and for helping me make of Frost “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!”
 
Mr. Ayala
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Week of 012317

I’ll start today’s announcements with a big recognition to all our students who performed last Saturday at Disneyland California Adventure Park. We thank you for making our school look fantastic. Special thanks to both music teachers, Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Curtis, and to all volunteering chaperones, for all the time and effort invested in making the performances possible.

Last week, I had an opportunity to visit all 8th and 7th grade students to talk about the importance of the school experience survey. I thank 6th grade students for completing it last week. 7th grade students’ turn is this week, and 8th graders will take it next week.

In addition to the students answering the survey, many parents will receive an envelope this week for them to participate. Frost is proud to be the school with the highest participation rate in our district. I thank you in advance and count on you, students and parents to make us look great again. More announcements will be made during the week and more information can be found by visiting our website.

A reminder to everyone that Pin & Ribbon Ceremony has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place this Friday. However, due to the having so many students on par, we will not fit in the gym. Hence, we will wait for the weather to improve in order to have the event outdoors. That means, this coming Friday will be a regular day with regular bell schedule.

And, taking advantage of Friday being a regular day, I will be glad to offer a parent workshop to present on the great scores that Frost received on our last district-issued school report card.

I am very appreciative of everyone and all your efforts to make our school and excelling place for all students.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Week of 010917

Happy New Year 2017 Frost!

It is my hope that all Frost stakeholders had enjoyed the past holiday season and a very well-deserved winter break.

Today is the first day of our new Spring Semester, which, depending on your grade level, may signify different things:

If you are a 6th grade student, you have successfully concluded your first semester of middle school. You’ve made it, and we look forward to continue being your second home for the next two-and-a-half years!

If you are a 7th grade student, you have crossed the midpoint of your middle school years and, today is the first day of the second half. Continue giving it your best.

If you are an 8th grade student, today is the first day of your very last semester at Frost. Make the best of it and I hope you will close your middle school years strongly to allow you be part of our Culmination Ceremony.

During Homeroom, all students will receive a print out of their new class schedule. While most classes will remain the same, I ask for all students to pay attention in case of any changes taking place. Students will take the new programs to all your classes and have your teachers initial them. All programs are to be turned in to your period 6 teacher.

Our spring semester is packed with many important activities. We are already working on our next Honor Roll ceremonies, our Pin and Ribbon Event, the yearly CAASPP online standardized assessments, and many more important tasks.

Moreover, in addition to all of the above, our school has been selected as one of the only 6 Middle Schools in the entire Los Angeles Unified School District, to pursue official accreditation in the same fashion as High Schools and Colleges. Our accomplishments have earned us a very respectable place, and we have been selected as the only school in Local District North West that will pursue such high honor.

Having been a high school principal myself, I am aware of the accreditation process and I want to thank all stakeholders in advance for your support in the next couple of weeks, when our Lead Team will be focused on writing our Accreditation Document for our one-day visit in February.

Thank you all for everything you do to make our school the excelling school we have become. Your valuable contributions are truly appreciated.

Have a great, productive, and enjoyable spring semester!
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