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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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Week of 121216

It is our last week of the Fall 2016 semester and the very last opportunity for all students to make sure all the projects are in, homeworks, pending assignments, extra credit, and more for the final grades in all your classes to be the best they can be. Please remember that our teachers have grades due on Wednesday, which means you have two more days to do everything you can to help your final grade. By the way, I want to remind you that, unless your teacher tells you or you check on schoology, your final grades will be sent home via regular US mail. Although we have said it before, you ought to remember that it is only the upcoming grade the one that will be permanent in your record and the one that determines eligibility for Honor Roll and on-par status.

We reach the end of the semester and, as it is customary every year, our music program gave us an opportunity to enjoy their performances. The entire Frost community is very proud of all of our musical groups who performed last week. Three nights in a row, with a venue that was not large enough to accommodate all guests, we were delighted with the performances of Percussion Ensembles C, B, and A, Mariachi, Chorus, Singers, Jazz Band, Frost philharmonic, Advanced Band and Advanced Strings.

We are extremely proud of all performing students and utterly appreciative of our two music teachers, Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Curtis. However, having productions of this magnitude require a huge team effort and I want to thank every single Frost stakeholder who contributed to making our events happen. Parents, staff, faculty, PE Department, and all. Thank you!

Upon closing of this week we will be going into our well-deserved Winter Break. I want to wish the entire Frost community the best of holidays and a very prosperous New Year 2017.

Thank you
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International Day UPDATE - 11/30/16

Good afternoon, Frost Community, this is Principal Ayala with an important update.

This morning, we held a PTSA Board meeting and we addressed preparations for our International Day Event.

In our forward planning efforts to make sure all our events are a success, we looked into the weather forecast for Friday. Unfortunately, and completely beyond our control, weather for the time we had reserved for our event shows at temperatures in the low 60’s with heavy winds, and anticipated wind gusts up to 29 mph. It appears that the conditions will be less than favorable for us to have our event as planned.

Hence, I am in support of the PTSA Board decision to reschedule our International Day event. Considering that we can only expect weather to get colder from now on, until winter ends, we have no choice but to move the event to Spring semester. Looking at our school activity calendar, we have identified March 30 as the most viable day. I have consulted with our district, and teacher representation at Frost, and we all agree that it will be best to postpone.

In short, International Day will be moved from this Friday to March 30, 2017. This Friday will resume as a regular bell schedule day.

Ticket sales will be postponed until Spring semester and, for anyone who already purchased tickets, your purchase will be valid for the new date as well. We pride ourselves for doing things in an excelling manner at Frost and I truly appreciate your patience, support, and understanding.

Thank you
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Week of 112816

On Thanksgiving Day, I emailed a message to our faculty, staff, and parents, wishing them a happy Thanksgiving.

As usual, I want to take a moment to thank every member of our community for your efforts to make our Frost “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!”

Every student, every parent, every staff member and faculty plays a vital role in making our educational program one of high standards and achievement.

I purposely want to repeat myself in stating that I am honored, humbled, and most of all, thankful, to be the leader of such an amazing learning community.

As we return from our few days of leisure, I feel compelled to remind us all that there are only three weeks left in this semester.

It is on us to do our best to close the fall semester with the most accomplishments possible. I’d like for all students to continue coordinating with your teachers in finding ways to get the best possible grade on the final report card. We look forward to our Winter performances and I know all students will prepare for the upcoming final projects and tests.

In a more immediate matter, I want to remind our community about our upcoming school and PTSA co-sponsored event; International Day. This Friday, our school will have a minimum day bell schedule for classes. After school, we are coming together to celebrate our diversity and multiculturalism. It is only a few days away and I am looking forward to seeing our community come together once again and make this event a meaningful one.

We will be sharing more information during homeroom time.

Thank you and I wish everybody a great week.
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Nov. 18-25 and International Day

Tomorrow morning, instead of Parent Institute workshop, our PTSA is having a general meeting at 8:15 AM in the library. Everybody is invited to attend.

Tomorrow as well, our students have a Free-dress day.

Tomorrow is a regular bell schedule day.

Please remember that there is no school for the entire upcoming week.

Lastly, an announcement about Frost International Day.

During the current week, our PTSA parents have advertised and sold tickets for our upcoming International Day event.

In our effort to make every event a productive and successful experience for our students, I feel the need to clarify what International Day is at Frost:

Years ago, Frost used to have an International Day during the Spring Semester. However, due to the new State standardized test taking many weeks to administer, we had to stop having it.

International Day, is an opportunity for our Frost families to celebrate our multicultural and diverse community. We schedule a minimum day in order for students to be able to participate with friends and families after school.

This year, International Day will take place on December the 2nd.

For one and a half hour, our campus will be opened to participating students, families, and the community. Everybody will have opportunities to buy lunch from a variety of represented cultures, and everyone attending will be able to participate in entertaining activities like, games, drawing, music performances, friendly competitions, and more.

In addition to promote multicultural awareness, this is a fund raising event and everything you buy, or any activity you want to participate in, will require a ticket.

That is the reason our PTSA parents are pre-selling tickets tomorrow during lunch time. Students paying for your tickets in advance, will receive them on the day of the event and will avoid the lines.

More information will be shared with all soon as it becomes available and will be posted on our website.

Again, International Day will be after school, on December the 2nd. While attendance is optional, I’d like for you should know that our entire faculty and staff, and many parents from PTSA are working very hard to make it happen. We anticipate many students and families to attend and I thank everybody for their support.

Thank you
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Week of 111416

Last week, voting US citizens engaged in our democratic process and decided on many important issues, not only nationwide, but local measures and propositions were decided upon as well.

The overall outcome of our elections was that, once again, and regardless of our personal preferences or views, democracy prevailed. Whether our personal choices prevailed, or not, we are very fortunate to live in a country where our voice and vote counts.

Sometimes, and depending how broadly we expand our horizons, our views may be limited by our self-imposed boundaries. That may be the reason many people may find hard to believe that certain local preferences did not prevail when decided nationwide. However, it is a very good opportunity for everyone who wants to know more about our nation, to invest the time to get to know our country from a perspective wider than our local views.

I want to thank all students and families for, once again, being an great example of good behavior and citizenship. I am very proud of all our students for how respectful you are and how your behavior contributes to have one of the safest campuses in our district.

Our Superintendent stated:
"L.A. Unified’s primary mission remains the education of our students. This election is an excellent opportunity to provide a lesson in democracy and to encourage students to embrace diversity, renounce intolerance and respect differing ideologies. These are important conversations that need to take place – today and in the days ahead – as we continue our work to provide a safe teaching and learning environment for our students."

Like our Superintendent, I am confident that every member of the Frost family will continue to support our students and serve as a role model in teaching them to be responsible members of a civic society. We remain united and strong in establishing our schools as safe and productive havens, particularly when the need for healing and common understanding is greatest.

On a different note, a reminder that, On Thursday, our school is having the traditional 8th grade activity of “Turkey Bowl.” All “on-par” students will participate and, in support of this activity, 8th grade students will be allowed to wear clothes that are representative and supportive of any of the two represented colleges; UCLA and USC.

Have a great week.
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Week of 102416

This morning we welcome many prospective parents to a Magnet Tour. A reminder to all that the time to apply to Magnet High Schools, via e-Choices, is coming to an end soon. 8th Graders, if you are planning to attend a Magnet school for High School, please do not forget to apply. Remember that, even if you are a Magnet student at Frost, you must apply to continue in a magnet program for High School. Moreover, remember that anyone can apply to a Magnet high school.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, our common planing time will be used for our faculty to participate in a Professional Development session about our English Learners’ Master Plan.

On Thursday, selected 7th grade parents will participate in an important meeting with our 7th grade counselor to go over the Individualized Graduation Plans for our students.

On Thursday as well, we have another Magnet Tour after school

On Friday morning, parents are invited to join us for the Frost Parent Center Institute at 8:15 in the library

Come and hear valuable information regarding financial planning for college.

We close the week with our PTSA-sponsored Oktoberfest Dance. Students, please remember that, due to safety reasons, halloween costumes will not be allowed during the school day this year. However, the PTSA-sponsored dance will allow costumes that are not offensive or dangerous only during the after school dance time.

I want to thank you for helping our school be one of the safest campuses in our district. It is because of our great students, community, faculty, and staff that Frost is “An Excelling School… An Excellent Choice!”

Have a great week.
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