KING MAGNET NEWS AND BRIDGE COORDINATOR UPDATE

KING MAGNET NEWS

The King Magnet Program is off to a great start!  There is that beginning-of-school buzz in classrooms and hallways that accompanies a healthy start to another academic year.  Our magnet scholars are already hard at work, and we look forward to their many achievements throughout the year. 

It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet many of the students and their families during the first several weeks of school.  I would like to thank those parents who attended our first parent meeting in September.  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  We welcome all levels of participation and volunteerism.  One of our major areas of focus for the year is fundraising, and a committee of parents was formed at our first meeting to plan a successful strategy for the 2009-10 academic year.  If you are interested in becoming involved as a member of our fundraising committee, please contact me by email (cah4572@lausd.net) or phone. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Ms. Cimino, our newest member of the magnet faculty.  Ms. Cimino comes to us from our home school and is serving as our 8th grade U.S. History teacher.  We are fortunate to have such a superb addition to our team.

We, the magnet staff, look forward to partnering with you this year as we continue to provide an exceptional educational experience for all of our students.  As we begin recruiting students for the 2010-2011 academic year, make sure to spread the word to prospective families about your experiences as part of the magnet family.

Know that my door is always open to you.

Mr. Hernandez
Magnet Coordinator

 
BRIDGE COORDINATOR UPDATE
 
This school year, King Middle School has a new Bridge coordinator, Ms. Amanda Lomarski.  Ms. Lombarski is responsible for coaching, supporting, providing professional development to teachers of students with disabilities.  The bridge coordinator is expected to support instructional programs within special education, and coach students with special needs.  Teachers and parents are encouraged to meet with the bridge Coordinator to collaborate, and develop strategies and an intervention plan, should a general education or special education student need additional help at King.  Throughout the year, the Bridge Coordinator will also provide parent trainings to foster learning at home.  Ms. Lomarski’s office is located across from the Main Office.  Please come by at any time!