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 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 Applications are due back in the office by September 6th. Please email with any questions.

Buy a CSA box from 10% goes back to Mt. Washington Elementary School!

Sign up at and get organic produce delivered directly to your door. Customize your box to include what you like and how often. Use the promo code "FOMWS" when creating the account. 10% will go back to our school and help fund the school garden program at the public elementary school in Mt. Washington. Share with your friends! The box may be available in other areas as well. (If you are already a customer of farm fresh, add the promo code by calling them at 1.800.796.6009. 

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Memorial for Pat Griffith in Community Center (MPR)

Patricia Eileen Griffith passed away in the early morning hours of 18 April 2016. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held as follows:

  • Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – Potluck
  • 6:30 p.m. – Remembering Pat

Location: Mt. Washington Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 3981 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Potluck suggestions – please bring 8-12 servings of something you love, ideally according to these last-name categories (if the thing you love doesn’t fit the category, bring it anyway):

  • A-F: salads
  • G-L: side dishes
  • M-R: main dishes
  •  S-Z: fruit and desserts

Debbie McAfee and Debbie Vodhanel are creating a commemorative cookbook for Pat’s daughter Geneva. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to contribute, please e-mail it to or drop it off at the memorial.

Please make sure you include your name on the recipe.

Notes and cards are very welcome; please mail them in care of Scott Burleigh at 944 Elyria Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Beyond this, donations in any amount to the Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center, Inc. that Pat loved so deeply would be a wonderful way to remember her: 4601 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

For more information, please contact Robin Scherr at or 818-679-0757.


Friends of Mt. Washington School President - Erica Rosales

Get to know our new president of Friends of Mt. Washington School (FOMWS). 

Erica, mother of three children (two at Mt. Washington Elementary), a resident at Mt. Washington and an educator writes: "Community involvement makes all the difference in a school’s success." Read her story.


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