Marmion Way Clean Up - January 26, 2019

Join FOMWS, the L.A. Conservation Corp., Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Gil Cedillo's office and the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance to clean-up Marmion Way on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 8:00am-11:00am.

Please mark your calendar and join us for this family friendly and fun community event. Coffee, water and refreshments will be provided. We will meet at Museum Dr. and Marmion Way.

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After-School Clubs Are Back

Friends of Mt. Washington School is pleased to announce three after-school clubs thanks to your generous support. 

Homework Club returns to Mt. Washington!

Beginning on Monday 9/12/16, the Homework Club runs year-round and will meet Mondays through Thursdays after school in the library. Open to 1st-6th grade only. FREE and on-going - please bring signed agreement form on student's first day.

Chess Club returns with a new partner!

Beginning on Friday, 9/9/16 a new chess club, in partnership with coaches from American Chess Academy, will meet for 10 weeks in the Lunch Pavilion every Friday after school. Please visit achessacademy.org for details about our club partner. All grades and skill levels welcome. $60

New to Mt. Washington: MWE Robotics Club!

For 5th and 6th grade students only, we are introducing an exciting new robotics club - sixteen students will build and program robotsusing Legos and EV3 software. The team will meet on Mondays from 4-5pm in Room 11 (Mrs. Langsdorff's classroom). If more than sixteen students apply, selection will be via lottery and waiting list will be kept for any openings.

 

Application forms will be sent home in students' backpacks and will also be made available at www.fomws.org. Applications are due back in the office by September 6th. Please email president@fowms.org with any questions.

Gardening Committee's new partnership with Enrich LA

We have a variety of garden spaces on campus, the two main spaces are the lower garden (main yard) and upper garden (beside and behind kindergarten classes.) In previous years, each classroom had a designated garden bed that was maintained and nurtured by the students, the parent garden volunteers and the teachers. This school-year (2016-2017) the classes will work together to grow one shared garden. New this year, we have partnered with EnrichLA. Their Garden Ranger, Ryley Schlachter, supported by teachers and parent volunteers, will provide classroom instruction and garden club on Fridays assuring every student has the chance to learn in the garden.

EACH CLASSROOM WILL HAVE SIX WEEKS OF GARDEN INSTRUCTION BY ENRICHLA.

These classes are a great time to volunteer in the classroom. EnrichLA will also run a weekly garden club during lunch on Fridays and parent volunteers can also assist during this time. Enrich LA will utilize the lower garden in the main yard. CLICK HERE FOR ALL CLASSROOM'S DATES

EACH CLASS STILL NEEDS A PARENT GARDEN REPRESENTATIVE.

The garden reps form the garden committee along with other interested school staff or community members. The garden committee supports the garden in many ways including maintenance, classroom support, fundraising, events, etc. The garden rep acts as the liaison between the garden committee and their classroom. The garden committee has three general meetings a year, brings gardening activities to the classroom and creates volunteer teams to address the needs of the school garden. First meeting is Friday, September 16th at 8:15 AM in the lower garden.

 

FINALLY, PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR A PRODUCE BOX THROUGH FARM FRESH TO YOU.

Fresh produce will be delivered right to your house. Go to the website:farmfreshtoyou.com and use the promo code: fomws to help sustain the school garden (10% goes directly to the garden.) Another popular way to support the garden is to bring your recyclable bottles and cans to school every Monday. Our dedicated Green Team collects and returns them and all proceeds go to the garden.

If you have a talent, a passion, a project idea or just a curiosity for gardening, please e-mail or call Jessica Judd, mwschoolgarden@gmail.com or 323-547-2359. All skill levels are welcome! Looking forward to a great year!

Your Parent Garden Rangers,

Jessica and Greg

 

Enrich LA was funded this year thanks to the FOMWS Auction fundraising event in 2016 and funds from the recycling team, keep recycling -- every Monday morning!. 

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