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.
The FOMWS Annual Auction is coming – and we need you!!
Last year the auction raised $70K for Mount Washington Elementary School! The auction consists of two parts - an online portion (in April) and a fantastic live event (this year it will be May 3 at York Manor). The auction committee curates these very special events - bringing together parents, local artists, and local businesses to support our school. The committee always meets in the evenings at someone’s home, and kids are always invited.
Our auction committee kick-off meeting is:
February 6th, 2019
6 - 7:30 P.M.
Contact Coco Medvitz (2019 FOMWS Auction Chair) to R.S.V.P and/or to let us know how you want to get involved.
Here are some of the many ways that you can help:
1 - Join the auction committee.
This team plans and executes the auction. Are you good at fundraising or sales? Do you have press/publicity/marketing know-how? Are you a party planner or do you like to host parties? Do you have stage management, lighting or set dressing savvy? Do you have catering skills? Are you a performer who can lend your talents to our event? Or, if you just like to be part of a team that plans fun things and gets awesome things done, you should join us.
2 - Donate goods or services to the auction.
Examples include food or libations for the event itself. Artwork, gift certificates, tickets to events, jewelry, toys, experiences, hotel or vacation rental stays, etc. for auction items. If you can’t donate items directly, perhaps your company, someone you know, or their company has something excellent to donate.
3 - Sponsor the event.
Sponsors give money directly. Families and local businesses can sponsor. If you own a business, or if you are an independent contractor like a Real Estate Agent, Lawyer, Mortgage Broker, Accountant, Insurance Professional, etc., you should sponsor. You will not only FEEL GREAT doing so, but you will also get increased visibility in our school and community - you’ll be featured in the Auction publicity in advance of, during, and after the event.
We need all hands-on deck-please let us know how you might participate and help!
Join FOMWS, Team Cedillo, the LA Conservation Corps and Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Saturday, October 13 for a great morning of cleaning up beautiful Heidelberg Park and Moon Canyon Park (corner of San Rafael and Moon Dr). Gloves and other equipment will be provided. Snacks, waters and coffee will also be provided. This is a kid-friendly event.Read More
Join FOMWS, The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council and Councilman Gil Cedillo's office on January 27 for a community clean-up along Marmion Way (near Southwest Museum Gold Line station).Read More
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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!.